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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


20 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Royal 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; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Grand Turk Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 28, 2017 N/A N/A $3,108 N/A Royal Princess February 28, 2017
19 Nights South American Cruise From Buenos Aires, Arg.
Ship: Crown Princess
Departure: Buenos Aires, Arg.
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 19 Nights
Ports: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Salvador, Brazil; Bridgetown, Barbados; Martinique, Faroe Islands; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Kitts Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 1, 2017 $1,309 N/A $2,269 $4,349 Crown Princess March 1, 2017
21 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Koningsdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 21 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort-De-France, Martinique; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Grand Turk Island; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 1, 2017 $2,199 $3,099 $3,199 N/A Koningsdam March 1, 2017
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Barbados
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Departure: Barbados
Arrival: Barbados
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Bridgetown, Barbados
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 1, 2017 N/A N/A $1,244 N/A Carnival Fascination March 1, 2017
March 15, 2017 $669 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination March 15, 2017
March 22, 2017 $529 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination March 22, 2017
April 26, 2017 $619 $674 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination April 26, 2017
May 3, 2017 $719 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination May 3, 2017
May 10, 2017 $679 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination May 10, 2017
May 17, 2017 $729 $804 $1,319 N/A Carnival Fascination May 17, 2017
May 24, 2017 N/A $764 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination May 24, 2017
May 31, 2017 $839 $934 $1,409 N/A Carnival Fascination May 31, 2017
June 7, 2017 $859 $954 $1,429 N/A Carnival Fascination June 7, 2017
10 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; At Sea; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Saint Kitts Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Roseau, Dominica; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; At Sea; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 3, 2017 N/A N/A $2,179 N/A Celebrity Equinox March 3, 2017
March 24, 2017 N/A N/A $1,899 $7,799 Celebrity Equinox March 24, 2017
April 14, 2017 $1,029 $1,399 $1,899 $3,199 Celebrity Equinox April 14, 2017
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Adventure of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Cruising; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 4, 2017 $818 N/A N/A $2,280 Adventure of the Seas March 4, 2017
25 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Rotterdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 25 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Dominica, Dominica; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort-De-France, Martinique; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; St George's, Grenada; Bridgetown, Barbados; Point-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 5, 2017 $2,099 $2,299 $3,799 $8,519 Rotterdam March 5, 2017
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; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 5, 2017 $789 $859 $1,239 $1,679 Carnival Fascination March 5, 2017
March 12, 2017 $759 $819 $1,329 $1,569 Carnival Fascination March 12, 2017
March 26, 2017 $699 $804 N/A $1,839 Carnival Fascination March 26, 2017
April 9, 2017 $744 $839 $1,339 $1,519 Carnival Fascination April 9, 2017
April 16, 2017 $649 $774 $1,249 $1,364 Carnival Fascination April 16, 2017
April 30, 2017 $654 $759 $1,244 $1,324 Carnival Fascination April 30, 2017
May 7, 2017 $724 $799 $1,264 $1,284 Carnival Fascination May 7, 2017
May 14, 2017 $744 $839 $1,289 $1,334 Carnival Fascination May 14, 2017
May 21, 2017 $679 $799 $1,129 $1,339 Carnival Fascination May 21, 2017
May 28, 2017 $844 $974 $1,324 $1,704 Carnival Fascination May 28, 2017
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Roseau, Dominica; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. George S; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 5, 2017 $701 $914 $1,323 $2,875 Jewel of the Seas March 5, 2017
March 19, 2017 $778 $767 $885 $1,557 Jewel of the Seas March 19, 2017
April 2, 2017 $762 $747 $849 $1,599 Jewel of the Seas April 2, 2017
November 26, 2017 $683 $739 $1,016 $1,835 Jewel of the Seas November 26, 2017
December 10, 2017 $659 $657 $940 $1,528 Jewel of the Seas December 10, 2017
December 24, 2017 $1,048 $1,240 $1,804 $3,385 Jewel of the Seas December 24, 2017
January 7, 2018 $717 $827 $1,016 $1,583 Jewel of the Seas January 7, 2018
January 21, 2018 $643 $746 $1,106 $1,664 Jewel of the Seas January 21, 2018
February 4, 2018 $646 $791 $1,039 $1,644 Jewel of the Seas February 4, 2018
February 18, 2018 $776 $894 $1,195 $1,877 Jewel of the Seas February 18, 2018
11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Rotterdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Dominica, Dominica; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort-De-France, Martinique; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
March 5, 2017 $999 $1,259 N/A $9,399 Rotterdam March 5, 2017

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