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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; At Sea; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; St. John's, Antigua; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 6, 2016 N/A $1,349 $1,899 $3,149 Celebrity Summit February 6, 2016
March 19, 2016 $799 $1,049 $1,369 $2,599 Celebrity Summit March 19, 2016
April 2, 2016 $649 $999 $1,499 $3,199 Celebrity Summit April 2, 2016
April 16, 2016 $649 $1,069 $1,699 N/A Celebrity Summit April 16, 2016
November 12, 2016 $599 $799 $1,599 $2,399 Celebrity Summit November 12, 2016
November 26, 2016 $579 $759 $1,449 $2,049 Celebrity Summit November 26, 2016
December 10, 2016 $549 $749 $849 $1,749 Celebrity Summit December 10, 2016
January 7, 2017 $599 $849 $999 $2,099 Celebrity Summit January 7, 2017
February 18, 2017 $949 $1,299 $1,699 $2,599 Celebrity Summit February 18, 2017
March 4, 2017 $649 $849 $999 $1,849 Celebrity Summit March 4, 2017
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Carnival Liberty
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
February 7, 2016 $689 $809 $1,059 $1,379 Carnival Liberty February 7, 2016
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; Oranjestad; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; At Sea; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; At Sea; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 7, 2016 N/A N/A $2,599 N/A Celebrity Eclipse February 7, 2016
March 6, 2016 $1,599 $1,949 $1,999 N/A Celebrity Eclipse March 6, 2016
31 Nights South American Cruise From Buenos Aires, Arg.
Ship: Prinsendam
Departure: Buenos Aires, Arg.
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 31 Nights
Ports: Buenos Aires, Argentina; Santos, Brazil; Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; Ilheus, Brazil; Salvador, Brazil; Maceio, Brazil; Recife, Brazil; Belem, Brazil; Santarem, Brazil; Boca Da Valeria, Brazil; Manaus, Brazil; Parintins, Brazil; Devil's Island, French Guiana; Bridgetown, Barbados; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 9, 2016 $6,399 $7,199 $11,599 $14,999 Prinsendam February 9, 2016
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Barbados
Ship: Carnival Liberty
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
February 10, 2016 $694 $799 N/A N/A Carnival Liberty February 10, 2016
February 17, 2016 N/A $929 N/A N/A Carnival Liberty February 17, 2016
February 24, 2016 $839 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Liberty February 24, 2016
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; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Fort De France, Martinique; Bridgetown, Barbados; Cruising; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 13, 2016 $677 N/A $1,649 $2,568 Adventure of the Seas February 13, 2016
March 12, 2016 N/A N/A $1,627 N/A Adventure of the Seas March 12, 2016
April 9, 2016 $599 $659 $1,310 N/A Adventure of the Seas April 9, 2016
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Carnival Liberty
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
February 14, 2016 $689 N/A $1,099 $1,979 Carnival Liberty February 14, 2016
February 21, 2016 N/A N/A N/A $3,949 Carnival Liberty February 21, 2016
February 28, 2016 $759 N/A $1,079 $1,789 Carnival Liberty February 28, 2016
11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 11 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Cruising; Aruba Island; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; St. George S; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; St. John's, Antigua; Cruising; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 15, 2016 $2,000 $2,250 $3,210 N/A Serenade of the Seas February 15, 2016
March 7, 2016 N/A $1,558 $2,374 $4,869 Serenade of the Seas March 7, 2016
March 28, 2016 N/A $1,436 $2,375 $3,442 Serenade of the Seas March 28, 2016
21 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Oosterdam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 21 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Grand Turk Island; Samana, Dominican Republic; 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
February 19, 2016 N/A $3,149 N/A N/A Oosterdam February 19, 2016
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; Cruising; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; St. John's, Antigua; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
February 21, 2016 $609 $719 $989 $1,759 Jewel of the Seas February 21, 2016
March 6, 2016 $935 $899 $1,199 $2,079 Jewel of the Seas March 6, 2016
March 20, 2016 $739 $819 $829 $1,748 Jewel of the Seas March 20, 2016

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