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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 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; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 25, 2018 $659 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination April 25, 2018
May 9, 2018 $619 N/A $1,254 N/A Carnival Fascination May 9, 2018
May 23, 2018 N/A $754 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination May 23, 2018
June 6, 2018 $569 $674 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination June 6, 2018
June 20, 2018 $609 $764 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination June 20, 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; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
April 29, 2018 N/A N/A $1,204 N/A Carnival Fascination April 29, 2018
May 13, 2018 $769 $779 $1,279 $1,344 Carnival Fascination May 13, 2018
May 27, 2018 N/A N/A $1,303 $1,833 Carnival Fascination May 27, 2018
June 10, 2018 $869 $914 $1,449 $2,578 Carnival Fascination June 10, 2018
June 24, 2018 $884 $964 $1,454 $1,731 Carnival Fascination June 24, 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; Dominica, Dominica; Bridgetown, Barbados
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
May 2, 2018 $649 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination May 2, 2018
July 11, 2018 $859 $1,034 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination July 11, 2018
July 18, 2018 $879 $1,084 $1,604 N/A Carnival Fascination July 18, 2018
July 25, 2018 $889 $1,064 $1,644 N/A Carnival Fascination July 25, 2018
August 8, 2018 N/A $1,084 $1,564 N/A Carnival Fascination August 8, 2018
August 22, 2018 $879 $1,054 $1,644 N/A Carnival Fascination August 22, 2018
September 26, 2018 $659 $774 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination September 26, 2018
October 10, 2018 $679 $824 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 10, 2018
October 31, 2018 $709 $784 $1,294 N/A Carnival Fascination October 31, 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
May 6, 2018 N/A N/A $1,246 N/A Carnival Fascination May 6, 2018
May 20, 2018 $789 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination May 20, 2018
June 3, 2018 $789 $854 $1,354 $1,549 Carnival Fascination June 3, 2018
June 17, 2018 $844 $894 $1,379 $1,495 Carnival Fascination June 17, 2018
July 1, 2018 $859 $939 $1,359 $1,498 Carnival Fascination July 1, 2018
July 15, 2018 $764 $889 $1,344 N/A Carnival Fascination July 15, 2018
July 29, 2018 $824 $919 $1,409 $1,371 Carnival Fascination July 29, 2018
August 12, 2018 $809 $834 $1,219 $1,399 Carnival Fascination August 12, 2018
August 26, 2018 $659 $709 $1,089 $1,334 Carnival Fascination August 26, 2018
September 9, 2018 $624 $704 $1,004 $1,304 Carnival Fascination September 9, 2018
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Freedom 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
May 12, 2018 N/A N/A N/A $5,558 Freedom of the Seas May 12, 2018
June 2, 2018 $736 $945 $1,094 $5,010 Freedom of the Seas June 2, 2018
June 23, 2018 $809 $1,094 $1,510 $2,085 Freedom of the Seas June 23, 2018
July 14, 2018 $1,293 $1,403 $1,747 $1,985 Freedom of the Seas July 14, 2018
August 4, 2018 $1,323 $1,495 $1,875 $4,855 Freedom of the Seas August 4, 2018
August 25, 2018 $640 $742 $786 $1,136 Freedom of the Seas August 25, 2018
September 15, 2018 $569 $699 $898 $1,498 Freedom of the Seas September 15, 2018
October 6, 2018 $734 $846 $1,110 $3,877 Freedom of the Seas October 6, 2018
May 12, 2019 $731 $831 $1,054 $1,336 Freedom of the Seas May 12, 2019
June 9, 2019 $751 $901 $1,213 $1,706 Freedom of the Seas June 9, 2019
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
May 16, 2018 $709 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination May 16, 2018
May 30, 2018 $559 $744 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination May 30, 2018
June 13, 2018 $579 $774 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination June 13, 2018
June 27, 2018 $659 $774 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination June 27, 2018
July 4, 2018 $819 $944 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination July 4, 2018
August 1, 2018 $869 $1,044 $1,524 N/A Carnival Fascination August 1, 2018
August 15, 2018 $929 $1,159 $1,564 N/A Carnival Fascination August 15, 2018
August 29, 2018 $839 $884 $1,314 N/A Carnival Fascination August 29, 2018
September 5, 2018 $799 $819 $1,264 N/A Carnival Fascination September 5, 2018
September 12, 2018 $679 $764 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination September 12, 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; Dominica, Dominica; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
July 8, 2018 $864 $994 $1,449 $1,519 Carnival Fascination July 8, 2018
July 22, 2018 $914 N/A $1,509 N/A Carnival Fascination July 22, 2018
August 5, 2018 $884 $984 $1,449 $1,579 Carnival Fascination August 5, 2018
August 19, 2018 $769 $894 $1,224 $1,509 Carnival Fascination August 19, 2018
September 2, 2018 $559 $639 $944 $1,159 Carnival Fascination September 2, 2018
September 16, 2018 $564 $594 $959 $1,279 Carnival Fascination September 16, 2018
September 30, 2018 $559 $594 $949 $1,195 Carnival Fascination September 30, 2018
October 14, 2018 $559 $629 $1,004 $1,208 Carnival Fascination October 14, 2018
November 4, 2018 $599 $659 $989 $1,019 Carnival Fascination November 4, 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; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; At Sea; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 3, 2018 $849 $1,499 $1,499 $3,399 Celebrity Equinox September 3, 2018
September 24, 2018 $849 $1,599 $1,599 $3,459 Celebrity Equinox September 24, 2018
November 5, 2018 $899 $1,649 $1,649 $3,999 Celebrity Equinox November 5, 2018
14 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Galveston, TX
Ship: Carnival Breeze
Departure: Galveston, TX
Arrival: Orlando, FL
Duration: 14 Nights
Ports: Galveston, Texas; George Town, Cayman Islands; Aruba Island; Curacao; Grenada; Bridgetown, Barbados; Dominica, Dominica; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
September 16, 2018 $1,144 $1,324 $1,714 N/A Carnival Breeze September 16, 2018
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; St. Croix, Virgin Islands, USA; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Roseau, Dominica; Bridgetown, Barbados; St George's, Grenada; At Sea; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 27, 2018 $649 $949 $1,199 $4,499 Celebrity Summit October 27, 2018
November 10, 2018 $599 $1,099 $1,249 $2,199 Celebrity Summit November 10, 2018
November 24, 2018 $449 $799 $999 $2,099 Celebrity Summit November 24, 2018
February 16, 2019 $679 $869 $1,099 $2,049 Celebrity Summit February 16, 2019
March 2, 2019 $699 $899 $1,149 $1,999 Celebrity Summit March 2, 2019
March 16, 2019 $729 $949 $1,249 $1,999 Celebrity Summit March 16, 2019
March 30, 2019 $729 $1,269 $1,499 $3,299 Celebrity Summit March 30, 2019
April 13, 2019 $699 $899 $1,199 $1,849 Celebrity Summit April 13, 2019

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