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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
October 2, 2016 $609 $629 $1,039 $1,029 Carnival Fascination October 2, 2016
October 9, 2016 $639 $669 $1,079 $1,159 Carnival Fascination October 9, 2016
October 16, 2016 $639 $689 $1,039 $1,349 Carnival Fascination October 16, 2016
October 23, 2016 $679 $729 N/A $1,339 Carnival Fascination October 23, 2016
November 6, 2016 N/A $769 $1,099 $1,384 Carnival Fascination November 6, 2016
November 20, 2016 $739 $769 $1,189 $1,334 Carnival Fascination November 20, 2016
December 4, 2016 $599 N/A $1,059 $1,149 Carnival Fascination December 4, 2016
December 11, 2016 $614 $634 $1,034 $1,044 Carnival Fascination December 11, 2016
January 1, 2017 $749 N/A N/A $1,164 Carnival Fascination January 1, 2017
January 22, 2017 $569 $669 $969 $1,339 Carnival Fascination January 22, 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
October 5, 2016 $909 $1,014 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 5, 2016
October 12, 2016 $789 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 12, 2016
October 19, 2016 $839 $1,024 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination October 19, 2016
November 2, 2016 N/A N/A $1,104 N/A Carnival Fascination November 2, 2016
November 16, 2016 $829 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 16, 2016
November 23, 2016 $679 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 23, 2016
November 30, 2016 $749 $814 N/A N/A Carnival Fascination November 30, 2016
December 7, 2016 $919 N/A N/A N/A Carnival Fascination December 7, 2016
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
7 Nights Caribbean Cruise From San Juan, PR
Ship: Norwegian Gem
Departure: San Juan, PR
Arrival: San Juan, PR
Duration: 7 Nights
Ports: San Juan, Puerto Rico; Bridgetown, Barbados; Martinique; Basseterre; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; San Juan, Puerto Rico
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 23, 2016 $699 $799 $1,199 $1,299 Norwegian Gem October 23, 2016
November 6, 2016 $749 $849 $1,199 $1,599 Norwegian Gem November 6, 2016
November 20, 2016 $549 $849 $849 $1,099 Norwegian Gem November 20, 2016
December 4, 2016 $749 $849 $1,149 $1,499 Norwegian Gem December 4, 2016
10 Nights Eastern Caribbean Cruise From Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Ship: Royal Princess
Departure: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Arrival: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Duration: 10 Nights
Ports: 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
October 27, 2016 $1,199 N/A $1,289 $2,099 Royal Princess October 27, 2016
December 20, 2016 $1,499 N/A $1,999 $2,914 Royal Princess December 20, 2016
January 9, 2017 $1,049 N/A $1,539 $1,999 Royal Princess January 9, 2017
February 18, 2017 $1,249 N/A $1,499 $2,099 Royal Princess February 18, 2017
March 30, 2017 $1,299 N/A $1,619 $2,099 Royal Princess March 30, 2017
April 19, 2017 $1,299 N/A $1,749 $2,299 Royal Princess April 19, 2017
November 15, 2017 $1,299 N/A $1,799 $2,399 Royal Princess November 15, 2017
January 9, 2018 $1,399 N/A $1,999 $2,599 Royal Princess January 9, 2018
February 8, 2018 $1,499 N/A $2,099 $2,699 Royal Princess February 8, 2018
February 28, 2018 $1,499 N/A $2,099 $2,699 Royal Princess February 28, 2018
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; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Saint Lucia Island; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Kitts Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Aruba Island; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; St George's, Grenada; Dominica, Dominica; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Grand Turk Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 27, 2016 $2,853 N/A $3,323 $4,708 Royal Princess October 27, 2016
12 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise From Baltimore, MD
Ship: Grandeur of the Seas
Departure: Baltimore, MD
Arrival: Baltimore, MD
Duration: 12 Nights
Ports: Baltimore, Maryland; Cruising; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; Cruising; Baltimore, Maryland
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
October 31, 2016 $1,049 $1,296 $2,148 $4,537 Grandeur of the Seas October 31, 2016
December 22, 2016 $1,347 $1,493 N/A N/A Grandeur of the Seas December 22, 2016
February 13, 2017 $1,164 $1,496 N/A N/A Grandeur of the Seas February 13, 2017
March 27, 2017 $1,129 $1,451 N/A $2,676 Grandeur of the Seas March 27, 2017
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; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; St George's, Grenada; Dominica, Dominica; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; Grand Turk Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Princess Cays, Bahamas; St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, USA; St. John's, Antigua; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Saint Kitts Island; Fort Lauderdale, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 6, 2016 $2,698 N/A $3,298 $3,998 Royal Princess November 6, 2016
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
November 12, 2016 $949 $1,149 $1,099 $1,749 Celebrity Summit November 12, 2016
November 26, 2016 $599 $699 $849 N/A Celebrity Summit November 26, 2016
December 10, 2016 $599 $849 $1,199 $1,999 Celebrity Summit December 10, 2016
January 7, 2017 $749 $1,009 $2,099 N/A 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 $749 $1,049 $1,649 $2,399 Celebrity Summit April 1, 2017
April 15, 2017 $699 $1,049 $1,819 $2,549 Celebrity Summit April 15, 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; Half Moon Cay, Bahamas; Grand Turk Island; Amber Cove (Puerta Plata), Dominica; 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
November 13, 2016 $2,399 $3,299 $3,899 N/A Koningsdam November 13, 2016
February 19, 2017 $2,499 $2,899 $3,199 $3,599 Koningsdam February 19, 2017
March 12, 2017 $2,739 $3,599 $4,099 $5,699 Koningsdam March 12, 2017
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; Willemstad, Curacao Island; Kralendijk, Island of Bonaire; Oranjestad; At Sea; Bridgetown, Barbados; Saint Lucia Island; Saint Kitts Island; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; At Sea; Miami, Florida
   Departure Date    Interior Oceanview Balcony Suite Continue
November 13, 2016 N/A N/A $3,049 $3,399 Celebrity Eclipse November 13, 2016

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