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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; Aruba Island; Curacao, Antilles; St George's, Grenada; Dominica, Dominica; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Princess Cays, Bahamas; 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
December 10, 2016 $2,244 N/A $2,799 $4,034 Royal Princess December 10, 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; 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
December 10, 2016 $793 $699 $800 N/A Adventure of the Seas December 10, 2016
December 17, 2016 N/A $907 $967 $1,470 Adventure of the Seas December 17, 2016
January 21, 2017 N/A $936 $1,282 $3,605 Adventure of the Seas January 21, 2017
February 18, 2017 $714 $1,054 $1,418 $2,086 Adventure of the Seas February 18, 2017
March 18, 2017 $641 $981 $1,415 $2,805 Adventure of the Seas March 18, 2017
April 8, 2017 $866 $1,056 $1,554 $2,539 Adventure of the Seas April 8, 2017
April 22, 2017 $700 $901 $1,661 $2,435 Adventure of the Seas April 22, 2017
May 13, 2017 $910 $1,005 $1,333 $2,349 Adventure of the Seas May 13, 2017
June 3, 2017 $943 $1,063 $1,598 $2,629 Adventure of the Seas June 3, 2017
June 24, 2017 $946 $1,220 $1,619 $2,854 Adventure of the Seas June 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; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 10, 2016 N/A $859 $699 N/A Celebrity Summit December 10, 2016
January 7, 2017 $649 $924 $1,749 $2,699 Celebrity Summit January 7, 2017
February 18, 2017 $899 $2,065 $2,799 $5,932 Celebrity Summit February 18, 2017
March 4, 2017 $649 $849 $999 $1,849 Celebrity Summit March 4, 2017
April 1, 2017 $799 $929 $1,569 N/A Celebrity Summit April 1, 2017
April 15, 2017 $699 $1,049 $1,819 $2,549 Celebrity Summit April 15, 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
December 11, 2016 $619 $639 $969 $1,029 Carnival Fascination December 11, 2016
January 1, 2017 $779 $804 $1,069 $1,104 Carnival Fascination January 1, 2017
January 22, 2017 $589 $634 $1,164 $1,209 Carnival Fascination January 22, 2017
January 29, 2017 $599 $659 N/A $1,434 Carnival Fascination January 29, 2017
February 19, 2017 $609 $729 $1,369 $1,379 Carnival Fascination February 19, 2017
March 5, 2017 $659 $719 $1,189 $1,224 Carnival Fascination March 5, 2017
March 12, 2017 $619 $719 $1,019 $1,389 Carnival Fascination March 12, 2017
March 26, 2017 $619 $709 $1,139 $1,259 Carnival Fascination March 26, 2017
April 9, 2017 $699 $819 $1,119 $1,489 Carnival Fascination April 9, 2017
April 16, 2017 $649 $759 $1,099 $1,299 Carnival Fascination April 16, 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
December 11, 2016 $599 $659 $888 $1,299 Jewel of the Seas December 11, 2016
January 8, 2017 $528 $660 $973 $1,351 Jewel of the Seas January 8, 2017
January 22, 2017 $650 $799 $1,199 $1,599 Jewel of the Seas January 22, 2017
February 5, 2017 $616 $769 $1,167 $1,534 Jewel of the Seas February 5, 2017
February 19, 2017 $802 $880 N/A N/A Jewel of the Seas February 19, 2017
March 5, 2017 $659 $790 $1,235 $2,158 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 $771 $944 $1,417 $2,609 Jewel of the Seas April 2, 2017
November 26, 2017 $625 $688 $951 $1,549 Jewel of the Seas November 26, 2017
December 10, 2017 $605 $656 $925 $1,540 Jewel of the Seas December 10, 2017
10 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Miami, FL
Ship: Celebrity Eclipse
Departure: Miami, FL
Arrival: Miami, FL
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: Miami, Florida; At Sea; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Saint Kitts Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Roseau, Dominica; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; At Sea; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 11, 2016 $849 $929 $979 $3,629 Celebrity Eclipse December 11, 2016
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Barbados
Ship: Carnival Victory
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
December 14, 2016 $694 $869 $1,099 N/A Carnival Victory December 14, 2016
December 28, 2016 $794 $879 $1,129 N/A Carnival Victory December 28, 2016
January 4, 2017 $654 $739 $989 N/A Carnival Victory January 4, 2017
January 11, 2017 $654 $739 $989 N/A Carnival Victory January 11, 2017
January 18, 2017 $654 $739 $989 N/A Carnival Victory January 18, 2017
January 25, 2017 $664 $749 $999 N/A Carnival Victory January 25, 2017
February 8, 2017 $664 $749 $1,029 N/A Carnival Victory February 8, 2017
February 22, 2017 $664 $749 $999 N/A Carnival Victory February 22, 2017
March 1, 2017 $664 $749 $999 N/A Carnival Victory March 1, 2017
March 8, 2017 $684 $779 $1,019 N/A Carnival Victory March 8, 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
December 14, 2016 $689 $869 $1,374 N/A Carnival Fascination December 14, 2016
January 11, 2017 $439 $534 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination January 11, 2017
January 18, 2017 N/A N/A $1,324 N/A Carnival Fascination January 18, 2017
February 1, 2017 $659 $754 $1,274 N/A Carnival Fascination February 1, 2017
February 8, 2017 $569 $664 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination February 8, 2017
February 15, 2017 N/A N/A $1,274 N/A Carnival Fascination February 15, 2017
March 1, 2017 $659 $754 $1,274 N/A Carnival Fascination March 1, 2017
March 22, 2017 $529 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination March 22, 2017
April 12, 2017 N/A $764 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination April 12, 2017
April 26, 2017 $579 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination April 26, 2017
8 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Jewel of the Seas
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 8 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; 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
December 18, 2016 $649 $849 $1,049 $1,599 Jewel of the Seas December 18, 2016
16 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Prinsendam
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 16 Nights
Ports: Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Gustavia (St. Barts), France; St. John (Cruz Bay), Usvi; St. John's, Antigua; Scarborough, Tobago; Kingstown, St. Vincent; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Tortola, British Virgin Islands; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
December 18, 2016 $1,999 $2,199 $3,999 $5,499 Prinsendam December 18, 2016

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