Bridgetown Barbados Bathseba Beach Rock Formation
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Cruise from Bridgetown, Barbados

If you’re planning a cruise from Barbados, set aside some time to explore the island and its charming capital. The sun-kissed beaches here are famous around the world and the food scene is one of the best in the Caribbean, spotlighting flavors from Africa, England and India. What you see on the surface is just a small part of what Barbados has to offer — head underground and you’ll discover a vast network of caves, crystal clear lagoons, and ancient rock formations. Bridgetown is located just about 10 miles from the main airport, so you can kick off your adventure as soon as you land.
National Language English, Bajan
Currency Accepted Barbados Dollar (BBD), U.S. Dollar (USD)

BRING ON THE

ADVENTURE FROM BARBADOS

With its beautiful beaches and lush emerald jungles, Barbados is a destination in its own right. And in Winter 2021, it becomes our newest jumping off point for tropical getaways to the Southern Caribbean, Central America, and beyond onboard Grandeur of the Seas®.

GO BOLD ON GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS®

In between fun-soaked adventures from Castries to Kingstown, discover endless ways to sip, savor and play onboard a fleet-favorite Vision Class ship. Like awe-inspiring views from the towering Rock Climbing Wall on the upper deck, poolside movies under the stars, award-winning Broadway-style shows and dining that wows even the toughest food critics.

EXPLORE GRANDEUR OF THE SEAS®

SOAK UP SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN SIGHTS

Bridgetown, Barbados serves as your new gateway to some of the most captivating and exotic coasts in the southern Caribbean. Like the sun-kissed ABC islands — Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. Postcard-pretty St. Lucia and Dominica, with their forested mountains and secluded bays. And beautiful shores in new ports like Trinidad, Tobago and St. Vincent.

EXPLORE THE SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN

Things To Do in Bridgetown

Bridgetown Barbados Harrison Cave Colorful

BENEATH THE SURFACE

Bridgetown Barbados Harrison Cave Colorful

Bridgetown Barbados Harrison Cave Colorful

BENEATH THE SURFACE

Take a solar-powered tram journey 170 feet below ground into Harrison’s Cave, an intricate limestone cave system. Here, you’ll find flowing streams, waterfalls, emerald-hued pools, unusual stalactite formations, and towering columns that formed over thousands of years.

Bridgetown Barbados Wildlife Reserve Monkey Eating

GO GREEN

Bridgetown Barbados Wildlife Reserve Monkey Eating

Bridgetown Barbados Wildlife Reserve Monkey Eating

GO GREEN

Hop into a rugged 4X4 and make your way through the Barbados Wildlife Reserve. Deep in the island’s interior, you’ll find playful green monkeys, colorful birds, reptiles and other native animals roaming freely. Try to visit around 2 p.m. for feeding time to see the green monkeys close-up.

Bridgetown Barbados Carlise Bay Beach
Bridgetown Barbados Carlise Bay Beach

BEST BEACH DAY EVER

Sit back and relax on the powdery white sands of Harbour Lights on Carlisle Bay Beach. If kicking back with a rum punch in hand is a little too laid-back, you can snorkel around shipwrecks, rent a jet ski, or even visit Tortuga to swim with turtles.

Three Bajan fish cakes on a green plate with white rice
Three Bajan fish cakes on a green plate with white rice

Local Cuisine

This island is a seafood lover’s dream come true. Bajan (or Barbadian) cuisine blends African, Indian and British influences. For a truly authentic experience, don’t shy away from the street food— try the fried fish cakes, macaroni pie, tamarind balls, and the national dish, cou-cou with flying fish.

Assorted bags at an open souvenir market in Bridgetown, Barbados
Assorted bags at an open souvenir market in Bridgetown, Barbados

Shopping

For the best deals on duty-free luxury items and authentic souvenirs from the island, check out the shops in the cruise terminal and the stores along Broad Street, the main street in Bridgetown. Cruise to Barbados and bring home a taste of the island with a rum cake, which is called ‘great cake’ for a reason.

Insider's Tips
Insider's Tips
1 Ships dock at the Bridgetown Cruise Terminal, about a mile from town.
2 Driving can get a little crazy here— save yourself the hassle of renting a car.
3 Official taxis have a “Z” on their license plates. The rates are fixed, but you should tip 10%.

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