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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: 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
July 23, 2017 $909 $1,029 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination July 23, 2017
July 30, 2017 $889 $989 $1,519 $1,524 Carnival Fascination July 30, 2017
August 6, 2017 $854 $919 $1,379 $1,669 Carnival Fascination August 6, 2017
August 13, 2017 $804 $899 $1,339 $1,344 Carnival Fascination August 13, 2017
August 20, 2017 $734 $809 $1,229 $1,284 Carnival Fascination August 20, 2017
August 27, 2017 $714 $814 $1,224 $1,509 Carnival Fascination August 27, 2017
September 3, 2017 $684 $774 $1,109 $1,129 Carnival Fascination September 3, 2017
September 10, 2017 $664 $729 $1,089 $1,099 Carnival Fascination September 10, 2017
September 17, 2017 $699 $784 $1,159 $1,409 Carnival Fascination September 17, 2017
September 24, 2017 $684 $734 $1,069 $1,284 Carnival Fascination September 24, 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
July 26, 2017 $839 $994 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination July 26, 2017
August 2, 2017 $849 $1,034 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination August 2, 2017
August 9, 2017 $899 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination August 9, 2017
August 16, 2017 $1,009 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination August 16, 2017
August 23, 2017 $1,029 $1,184 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination August 23, 2017
August 30, 2017 $999 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination August 30, 2017
September 6, 2017 $919 $1,054 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination September 6, 2017
September 13, 2017 N/A $1,034 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination September 13, 2017
September 20, 2017 $759 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination September 20, 2017
September 27, 2017 $759 $814 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination September 27, 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; 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
August 26, 2017 $731 $880 $1,247 $1,998 Adventure of the Seas August 26, 2017
September 16, 2017 $783 $890 $1,409 $1,820 Adventure of the Seas September 16, 2017
October 7, 2017 $749 $1,071 $1,231 $1,874 Adventure of the Seas October 7, 2017
October 28, 2017 $730 $944 N/A $1,714 Adventure of the Seas October 28, 2017
November 4, 2017 $649 N/A N/A N/A Adventure of the Seas November 4, 2017
November 18, 2017 $826 $945 $1,072 $1,919 Adventure of the Seas November 18, 2017
December 2, 2017 $631 $770 $1,347 $1,629 Adventure of the Seas December 2, 2017
December 16, 2017 $771 $891 $1,087 $1,499 Adventure of the Seas December 16, 2017
December 30, 2017 $999 $1,299 $1,729 $2,299 Adventure of the Seas December 30, 2017
January 13, 2018 $710 $782 $1,260 $2,159 Adventure of the Seas January 13, 2018
11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; At Sea; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Tortola, B.V.I.; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; At Sea; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 4, 2017 $1,099 $1,299 $1,349 $3,499 Celebrity Equinox September 4, 2017
September 25, 2017 $1,199 $1,649 $1,689 $3,349 Celebrity Equinox September 25, 2017
October 16, 2017 $1,109 N/A $2,099 $4,099 Celebrity Equinox October 16, 2017
26 Nights Transatlantic Cruise From Rome, Italy
Ship: Koningsdam
Departure: Rome, Italy
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 26 Nights
Ports: Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy; Alicante, Spain; Malaga, Spain; Cadiz (Seville), Spain; Funchal (Madeira), Portugal; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Point-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort-De-France, Martinique; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 3, 2017 $2,349 $3,089 $3,279 N/A Koningsdam October 3, 2017
14 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Caribbean Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Kitts Island; Martinique, Faroe Islands; Bridgetown, Barbados; Trinidad, Trinidad/Tobago; Curacao, Antilles; Aruba Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 7, 2017 $1,199 $1,299 $2,799 $3,314 Caribbean Princess October 7, 2017
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; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Point-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort-De-France, Martinique; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 18, 2017 $1,329 $1,739 $1,829 $2,329 Koningsdam October 18, 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; Point-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe; Bridgetown, Barbados; Fort-De-France, Martinique; Saint Kitts Island; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 18, 2017 $2,189 $2,599 $2,999 $4,089 Koningsdam October 18, 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
October 28, 2017 $599 $1,699 $1,699 $2,599 Celebrity Summit October 28, 2017
November 11, 2017 $599 $1,299 $2,049 $4,999 Celebrity Summit November 11, 2017
November 25, 2017 $649 $949 $1,499 $3,399 Celebrity Summit November 25, 2017
January 6, 2018 $749 $2,219 N/A $5,249 Celebrity Summit January 6, 2018
March 3, 2018 $699 $899 $1,149 $1,899 Celebrity Summit March 3, 2018
March 31, 2018 $699 $899 $1,149 $1,899 Celebrity Summit March 31, 2018
April 14, 2018 $779 $1,169 $1,949 $3,049 Celebrity Summit April 14, 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; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Aruba Island; 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
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 29, 2017 $2,149 $2,599 $2,949 $3,939 Koningsdam October 29, 2017

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