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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


14 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Celebrity Eclipse
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; At Sea; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; At Sea; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Oranjestad; At Sea; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 21, 2018 $1,699 N/A $2,449 N/A Celebrity Eclipse January 21, 2018
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
January 21, 2018 $734 $829 N/A $1,579 Carnival Fascination January 21, 2018
January 28, 2018 $649 $734 $1,044 $1,464 Carnival Fascination January 28, 2018
February 4, 2018 $609 $729 $999 $1,224 Carnival Fascination February 4, 2018
February 11, 2018 $609 $729 $999 $1,209 Carnival Fascination February 11, 2018
February 18, 2018 $819 $919 $1,169 $1,444 Carnival Fascination February 18, 2018
February 25, 2018 $724 $864 $1,199 $1,469 Carnival Fascination February 25, 2018
March 4, 2018 $674 $829 $1,134 $1,269 Carnival Fascination March 4, 2018
March 11, 2018 $664 $829 $1,129 $1,289 Carnival Fascination March 11, 2018
March 18, 2018 $609 $759 $1,109 $1,670 Carnival Fascination March 18, 2018
March 25, 2018 $779 $879 $1,214 $1,304 Carnival Fascination March 25, 2018
11 Nights Caribbean Cruise From New York, NY
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Departure: New York, NY
Arrival: New York, NY
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: New York, NY; Basseterre; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. John's, Antigua; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 23, 2018 N/A N/A N/A $3,299 Norwegian Gem January 23, 2018
March 27, 2018 $699 $949 $1,279 $1,499 Norwegian Gem March 27, 2018
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
January 24, 2018 $619 $724 $1,174 N/A Carnival Fascination January 24, 2018
January 31, 2018 $619 $724 $1,174 N/A Carnival Fascination January 31, 2018
February 7, 2018 $649 $749 $1,164 N/A Carnival Fascination February 7, 2018
February 14, 2018 $649 $749 $1,164 N/A Carnival Fascination February 14, 2018
February 21, 2018 $609 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination February 21, 2018
February 28, 2018 $609 $714 $1,284 N/A Carnival Fascination February 28, 2018
March 7, 2018 $599 $724 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination March 7, 2018
March 14, 2018 $559 $684 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination March 14, 2018
March 21, 2018 $619 $724 $1,414 N/A Carnival Fascination March 21, 2018
March 28, 2018 $629 $734 $1,244 N/A Carnival Fascination March 28, 2018
11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Koningsdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Point-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Cap Cana (Punta Cana), Dominican RE; Grand Turk Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 24, 2018 $1,299 $1,929 $1,999 $2,899 Koningsdam January 24, 2018
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; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Point-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Cap Cana (Punta Cana), Dominican RE; Grand Turk Island; 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
January 24, 2018 $3,149 $3,699 $4,599 $7,499 Koningsdam January 24, 2018
9 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Celebrity Silhouette
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 9 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; At Sea; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Saint Kitts Island; At Sea; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 26, 2018 $1,149 $1,999 $1,999 N/A Celebrity Silhouette January 26, 2018
12 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Bayonne, NJ
Ship: Anthem of the Seas
Departure: Bayonne, NJ
Arrival: Bayonne, NJ
Duration: 12 Nights
Ports: Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Kitts Island; Cruising; Cape Liberty, Bayonne, New Jersey
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 28, 2018 N/A N/A $1,709 N/A Anthem of the Seas January 28, 2018
February 25, 2018 N/A N/A N/A $6,429 Anthem of the Seas February 25, 2018
January 6, 2019 $987 $1,146 $1,462 $2,875 Anthem of the Seas January 6, 2019
February 3, 2019 $1,109 $1,300 $1,498 $2,890 Anthem of the Seas February 3, 2019
March 3, 2019 $1,139 $1,349 $1,608 $3,099 Anthem of the Seas March 3, 2019
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; Martinique, Faroe Islands; St George's, Grenada; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Aruba Island; 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
January 29, 2018 N/A N/A $4,679 N/A Royal Princess January 29, 2018
4 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Barbados
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Departure: Barbados
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 4 Nights
Ports: Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
January 31, 2018 $379 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 31, 2018

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