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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


7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Celebrity Summit
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts Island; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; St George's, Grenada; At Sea; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 18, 2017 N/A N/A N/A $3,599 Celebrity Summit November 18, 2017
30 Nights South American Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Prinsendam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 30 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; Saint Kitts Island; Fort-De-France, Martinique; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Devil's Island, French Guiana; Barra Norte Sea, Brazil; Barra Norte River, Brazil; Macapa, Brazil; Santarem, Brazil; Boca Da Valeria, Brazil; Manaus, Brazil; Parintins, Brazil; Alter Do Chao, Brazil; Barra Norte River, Brazil; Barra Norte Sea, Brazil; Belem, Brazil; Scarborough, Tobago; Port of Spain, Trinidad; Aruba Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 18, 2017 $4,499 $4,699 $8,499 $9,899 Prinsendam November 18, 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
November 19, 2017 $694 $819 $1,274 N/A Carnival Fascination November 19, 2017
December 3, 2017 $664 $744 $1,089 $1,104 Carnival Fascination December 3, 2017
December 10, 2017 $684 $769 $1,109 $1,249 Carnival Fascination December 10, 2017
December 17, 2017 $654 $739 N/A $1,249 Carnival Fascination December 17, 2017
December 24, 2017 $829 $929 $1,479 N/A Carnival Fascination December 24, 2017
December 31, 2017 $939 $974 $1,469 N/A Carnival Fascination December 31, 2017
January 7, 2018 $749 $799 $1,084 N/A Carnival Fascination January 7, 2018
January 14, 2018 $734 $854 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 14, 2018
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
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Norwegian Dawn
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Bridgetown, Barbados; Martinique; Basseterre; St. John's, Antigua; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 19, 2017 $449 $549 $799 $979 Norwegian Dawn November 19, 2017
November 26, 2017 $399 $499 $749 $899 Norwegian Dawn November 26, 2017
December 10, 2017 $449 $549 $779 $999 Norwegian Dawn December 10, 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; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; Grand Turk Island; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Saint Kitts Island; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort-De-France, Martinique; St. John's, Antigua; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 19, 2017 $1,499 $1,649 $1,799 N/A Koningsdam November 19, 2017
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; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Basseterre; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; New York, NY
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 21, 2017 $499 $699 $999 $1,349 Norwegian Gem November 21, 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
November 22, 2017 $599 $649 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 22, 2017
November 29, 2017 $879 $894 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 29, 2017
December 6, 2017 $689 $754 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination December 6, 2017
December 13, 2017 $669 $824 $1,344 N/A Carnival Fascination December 13, 2017
December 20, 2017 $1,079 $1,224 $1,644 N/A Carnival Fascination December 20, 2017
December 27, 2017 $749 $844 $1,364 N/A Carnival Fascination December 27, 2017
January 3, 2018 N/A $784 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 3, 2018
January 10, 2018 $599 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 10, 2018
January 17, 2018 $559 $674 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 17, 2018
January 24, 2018 $619 $724 $1,174 N/A Carnival Fascination January 24, 2018
10 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cruising; Saint Kitts Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; St. John's, Antigua; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 24, 2017 N/A N/A $899 N/A Serenade of the Seas November 24, 2017
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Celebrity Summit
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; At Sea; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 25, 2017 $499 $699 $749 $2,099 Celebrity Summit November 25, 2017
January 6, 2018 $449 $499 $999 $4,499 Celebrity Summit January 6, 2018
March 31, 2018 $699 $899 $1,149 $1,899 Celebrity Summit March 31, 2018
April 14, 2018 $779 $969 $2,049 N/A Celebrity Summit April 14, 2018
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
November 26, 2017 $539 $499 $548 $1,199 Jewel of the Seas November 26, 2017
January 7, 2018 $529 $699 $749 $1,799 Jewel of the Seas January 7, 2018
February 4, 2018 $899 $999 $899 $1,999 Jewel of the Seas February 4, 2018
February 18, 2018 $729 $829 $1,199 $2,099 Jewel of the Seas February 18, 2018
March 4, 2018 $587 $717 $1,262 $1,899 Jewel of the Seas March 4, 2018
April 1, 2018 $787 $905 $1,160 $1,743 Jewel of the Seas April 1, 2018
April 15, 2018 N/A $791 $1,054 $1,668 Jewel of the Seas April 15, 2018
April 29, 2018 $691 $810 N/A $1,967 Jewel of the Seas April 29, 2018

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