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Bridgetown, Barbados (scroll down for cruise itineraries)

 
Introduction

Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados, was settled in 1628 by Charles Wolverstone, a British representative for a group of merchants in London. English sailors originally landed on the island of Barbados three years earlier, claiming the island for King James I as a possession of England. There were traces of earlier settlement, but the area was largely abandoned other than an aged, crude bridge that spanned the swamp situated in the center of town. This is where the town got its name. Today Bridgetown welcomes visitors from around the world with beautiful sights and plenty of duty free shopping.

Where the Ship Docks

Cruise ships dock at the Bridgetown Cruise Terminal located roughly one mile to the west of Bridgetown at Bridgetown Port or Deep Water Harbor, as it is known. You can begin your shopping before you even leave the port at the shopping mall located on site.

What to See and Do

In Barbados there are many historical sites to visit and plenty of places to shop and have fun. One place you may want to visit is the Bayshore Complex, just outside of Bridgetown, that offers plenty of history and shopping with a lovely beach area just a short distance off the courtyard. Another place that you should try to see is the Parliament building in Bridgetown that dates back to the late nineteenth century and presents a lovely example of architecture from that period. The Parliament building also contains the Museum of Parliament depicting the history of the island as well as the National Heroes Gallery featuring the profiles of some of the most distinguished citizens of Barbados throughout its history. On another note, for those who are interested in going to beaches, Payne's Beach and Brighton Beach are the most famous and popular beaches in Barbados. Those who are nature buffs should visit Welchman Hall Gully national park which has many interesting animal species and is a great place to spend some time. Barbados is also famous for its 3 botanic gardens - Orchid World, Flower Forest and Andromeda Botanic Gardens - which are definitely worth a visit if you can find the time.

Eating/Drinking

When visiting Barbados, be sure to sample the rum punch! The birthplace of rum, Barbadians make a delicious rum punch that is the perfect complement to an afternoon at the beach. Also, be sure to sample the local cuisine while visiting. Seafood is a staple of the area and there are a number of wonderful beach front cafes and restaurants where you can sample the local delicacies. Prices vary from reasonable to high-end so there is something for everyone. Many restaurants offer intimate seating on the beach with beautiful views of the Caribbean.

Getting Around

Transportation in Bridgetown is readily available. Upon arrival, there are taxis posted at the port waiting to take you around the island. You can also rent a car or ride the bus, which is a very inexpensive mode of transportation. The downtown area of the city of Bridgetown is also pedestrian-friendly and only around a one mile walk from the port.

Miscellaneous But Important

The currency in Barbados is the Barbadian dollar with an exchange rate of around $1.99 in local currency to $1.00 U.S. dollar. Most merchants, however, will accept U.S. dollars. Should you need to use the Internet to check your email or to call someone outside of Barbados, you can do it right at the port, at the Telephone Center.

 
Here is the beautiful Parliament Building in Bridgetown.

Here is the beautiful Parliament Building in Bridgetown.


Payne's Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Barbados.

Payne's Beach, one of the most popular beaches in Barbados.


One of many beautiful flowers in Orchid World botanic garden.

One of many beautiful flowers in Orchid World botanic garden.


Sunset is really beautiful in Barbados.

Sunset is really beautiful in Barbados.

 

Cruises to Bridgetown, Barbados


10 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Crown Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Kitts Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 18, 2019 $712 $791 $1,101 $2,359 Crown Princess October 18, 2019
December 17, 2019 $799 $887 $1,199 $1,829 Crown Princess December 17, 2019
March 6, 2020 $1,029 $1,142 $2,339 $3,099 Crown Princess March 6, 2020
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Barbados
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Departure: Barbados
Arrival: Barbados
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Bridgetown, Barbados; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 18, 2019 $549 $659 $1,099 N/A Carnival Fascination October 18, 2019
October 25, 2019 $539 $719 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 25, 2019
November 8, 2019 $534 $629 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 8, 2019
November 29, 2019 $579 $619 $1,589 N/A Carnival Fascination November 29, 2019
December 6, 2019 $629 $689 $1,519 N/A Carnival Fascination December 6, 2019
December 13, 2019 $709 $749 $1,159 N/A Carnival Fascination December 13, 2019
January 3, 2020 $539 $619 $1,579 N/A Carnival Fascination January 3, 2020
January 10, 2020 $499 $734 $1,539 N/A Carnival Fascination January 10, 2020
January 24, 2020 $449 $579 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 24, 2020
January 31, 2020 $439 $539 $1,209 N/A Carnival Fascination January 31, 2020
14 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; Aruba Island; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Kralendijk; St. George's, Grenada; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Basseterre; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 19, 2019 $699 $849 N/A $1,849 Norwegian Dawn October 19, 2019
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 20, 2019 $699 $749 $1,079 $1,039 Carnival Fascination October 20, 2019
November 3, 2019 N/A N/A N/A $1,555 Carnival Fascination November 3, 2019
November 10, 2019 $659 $699 N/A $1,169 Carnival Fascination November 10, 2019
November 17, 2019 $659 $699 $1,009 $1,074 Carnival Fascination November 17, 2019
December 1, 2019 $629 $704 $1,049 $1,096 Carnival Fascination December 1, 2019
December 8, 2019 $649 $749 $1,190 $1,128 Carnival Fascination December 8, 2019
December 15, 2019 N/A $719 $1,009 $1,089 Carnival Fascination December 15, 2019
December 22, 2019 $829 $879 $1,449 $1,804 Carnival Fascination December 22, 2019
December 29, 2019 $999 $1,149 N/A $1,894 Carnival Fascination December 29, 2019
January 5, 2020 $729 $759 $1,149 $1,249 Carnival Fascination January 5, 2020
14 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Boston, MA
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Departure: Boston, MA
Arrival: Boston, MA
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Boston, Massachusetts; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Basseterre; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Boston, Massachusetts
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 25, 2019 N/A N/A $1,099 $3,299 Norwegian Gem October 25, 2019
12 Nights Caribbean Cruise From Boston, MA
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Departure: Boston, MA
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 12 Nights
Ports: Boston, Massachusetts; Cruising; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; Aruba Island; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 27, 2019 $1,572 N/A $3,265 N/A Serenade of the Seas October 27, 2019
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 27, 2019 $665 $932 $1,385 N/A Freedom of the Seas October 27, 2019
November 3, 2019 $629 $928 $1,329 N/A Freedom of the Seas November 3, 2019
November 10, 2019 $771 $926 $1,304 $3,416 Freedom of the Seas November 10, 2019
November 24, 2019 $1,157 $1,167 $1,300 $2,532 Freedom of the Seas November 24, 2019
December 8, 2019 $958 N/A N/A $6,580 Freedom of the Seas December 8, 2019
December 22, 2019 $1,119 $1,390 $2,244 $3,672 Freedom of the Seas December 22, 2019
January 5, 2020 $1,111 $1,758 $2,006 $3,395 Freedom of the Seas January 5, 2020
March 15, 2020 $751 $1,010 $1,790 N/A Freedom of the Seas March 15, 2020
March 29, 2020 $1,031 $1,021 $1,741 $2,492 Freedom of the Seas March 29, 2020
April 12, 2020 $579 $688 $1,260 $1,829 Freedom of the Seas April 12, 2020
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 27, 2019 $679 N/A $1,009 $1,079 Carnival Fascination October 27, 2019
November 24, 2019 $779 $819 $1,109 $1,155 Carnival Fascination November 24, 2019
January 26, 2020 $629 $719 $1,079 $1,329 Carnival Fascination January 26, 2020
June 14, 2020 $849 $939 $1,449 $1,784 Carnival Fascination June 14, 2020
June 28, 2020 $879 $949 $1,529 $1,709 Carnival Fascination June 28, 2020
July 5, 2020 $829 $929 $1,479 $1,764 Carnival Fascination July 5, 2020
August 2, 2020 $799 $899 $1,369 $1,629 Carnival Fascination August 2, 2020
September 6, 2020 $599 $679 $1,029 $1,269 Carnival Fascination September 6, 2020
September 13, 2020 $599 $679 $1,029 $1,269 Carnival Fascination September 13, 2020
December 13, 2020 $589 $669 $1,049 $1,259 Carnival Fascination December 13, 2020
20 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Crown Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 20 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Dominica, Dominica; St George's, Grenada; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Aruba Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. John's, Antigua; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 28, 2019 $1,679 $1,863 N/A N/A Crown Princess October 28, 2019
24 Nights Transatlantic Cruise From Rome, Italy
Ship: Koningsdam
Departure: Rome, Italy
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 24 Nights
Ports: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; Cartagena, Spain; Malaga, Spain; Funchal (Madeira), Portugal; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Fort-De-France, Martinique; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 31, 2019 $2,049 $2,569 $2,999 $4,049 Koningsdam October 31, 2019

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