7 Night Southern Caribbean Adventure on Rhapsody of the Seas from Bridgetown, Barbados Rocky Volcanic Stone Circles of the Natural Pool, "Conchi", Oranjestad, Aruba
The 7 Night Southern Caribbean Adventure from Bridgetown, Barbados visits St. George's, Grenada; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Oranjestad, Aruba; Port of Spain, Trinidad; Bridgetown, Barbados. Explore our cruise itineraries and choose from a variety of rooms depending on your needs and budget. Start planning your next cruise vacation by selecting a destination and departure port.
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7 Night Southern Caribbean Adventure
Itinerary Overview
Explore Rhapsody of the Seas
Day 1 - Bridgetown, Barbados
Day 2 - St. George's, Grenada
Day 3 - Kralendijk, Bonaire
Day 4 - 5 - Oranjestad, Aruba
Day 6 - Cruising
Day 7 - Port of Spain, Trinidad
Day 8 - Bridgetown, Barbados
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Rocky Volcanic Stone Circles of the Natural Pool, "Conchi", Oranjestad, Aruba
Rocky Volcanic Stone Circles of the Natural Pool, "Conchi", Oranjestad, Aruba
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7 Night Southern Caribbean Adventure

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Leaving from
Bridgetown, Barbados
Onboard
Rhapsody of the Seas
Day Port
1
Bridgetown, Barbados
Departs at 10:00 PM
2
St. George's, Grenada
From 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3
Kralendijk, Bonaire
From 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
4 - 5
Oranjestad, Aruba
From Day 4, 8:00 AM - Day 5, 11:00 PM
6
Cruising
Day at sea
7
Port of Spain, Trinidad
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
8
Bridgetown, Barbados
Arrives at 7:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Rhapsody of the Seas

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Rhapsody of the Seas
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Rhapsody of the Seas, Aerial View
Aerial View of Rhapsody of the Seas
Get to know
Rhapsody of the Seas
Soak up new views from the top of the Rock Climbing Wall. Learn skills from a seasoned chef in a culinary class. Or discover a new favorite red or white at Vintages. All on your most thrilling adventure yet.

SAY YES TO ADVENTURE

Seize adventure at the Rock Climbing Wall. Catch a movie under the stars. Rock the kitchen in a culinary class or break a sweat at Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center. It's all here on Rhapsody of the Seas®.

HIGH FLYING FLAVOR TRYING

From exotic Asian flavors at Izumi and reimagined steakhouse classics at Chops Grille℠, to traditional Tuscan dishes at Giovanni's Table, this is one flavor fest you definitely want to try.

SENSATIONAL SHOWS

Ready to be dazzled? Piano Man revisits memory lane with classics on the keys. And throughout the ship, you'll find performances by onboard guest entertainers, like piano sing-alongs at the Schooner Bar.

Day 1: Bridgetown, Barbados

Day 1
Bridgetown
Barbados
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Bottom Bay Beach, Bridgetown Barbados
Bottom Bay Beach, Bridgetown Barbados
Things to do in
Bridgetown
Departs at 10:00 PM
You’ll find Bridgetown strikes a fine mix of island warmth and English heritage. Stately colonial buildings intermingle with colorful wooden homes, open-air markets, and catch-of-the-day cafes. Outside of the bustle of “Town,” as the locals call it, Barbados is a new kind of paradise in any direction. Cruise to Barbados and head towards the shore for pink-and-white-sand beaches that stretch on endlessly and crystal clear turquoise waters. Or stick to the center of the island, you’ll find rolling hills and valleys, sugarcane fields and historic plantations. You can even travel underground to discover limestone caves with their own waterfalls.
Harrison Cave Colorful, Bridgetown Barbados
Harrison Cave Colorful, Bridgetown Barbados

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.
Wildlife Reserve Monkey Eating, Bridgetown Barbados
Wildlife Reserve Monkey Eating, Bridgetown Barbados

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.
Carlise Bay Beach, Bridgetown Barbados
Carlise Bay Beach, Bridgetown Barbados

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.
Bajan Fish Cake, Bridgetown, Barbados
Bajan Fish Cake, Bridgetown, Barbados

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.
Souvenir Market, Bridgetown, Barbados
Souvenir Market, 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.

Day 2: St. George's, Grenada

Day 2
St. George's
Grenada
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 View Town Buildings Houses Mountains, St. George's, Grenada
View Town Buildings Houses Mountains, St. George's, Grenada
Things to do in
St. George's
From 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
If variety is the spice of life, then Grenada is the taste of the tropics. The intoxicating aromas of nutmeg, cinnamon, and cloves fill the air wherever you go. Take your pick of 45 sun-kissed beaches to lounge on, or hit the jungle-covered mountain range for more rugged adventures. Stroll through the 125-year-old Sendall Tunnel to reach the Carenage waterfront promenade. Cruise to Grenada and grab a seat at an open-air café and admire the steep streets lined with colonial buildings and colorful 18th-century warehouses. And holding true to its nickname of Spice Island, you’ll find several spice plantations and estates here too.
Dock on Grand Etang Lake, St. George's, Grenada
Dock on Grand Etang Lake, St. George's, Grenada

SEE YOU CRATER

Hike through the island’s lush, mountainous interior to the beauty of Grand Etang Lake— a 30-acre extinct volcano crater filled with natural cobalt blue water, rumored to be inhabited by a mermaid. Bonus: you’ll see waterfalls, tropical birds and rare flowers along the trail.
Insider tip
Spices make a great souvenir, but only factory-sealed packages can be brought through US Customs.
Sculpture Park Man Desk Typing Scuba Diving Snorkeling, St. George's, Grenada
Sculpture Park Man Desk Typing Scuba Diving Snorkeling, St. George's, Grenada

SUNKEN SIGHTS

Grab your snorkel mask for the world’s first Underwater Sculpture Park— a collection of contemporary ecological art beneath the ocean’s surface, and a vibrant habitat complete with colorful coral formations, tropical fish and other marine life.
Insider tip
Hop on the Grenada Discovery Train from the terminal for a narrated and scenic ride around St. George’s.
Nutmeg Farm Fruit Plants, St. George's, Grenada
Nutmeg Farm Fruit Plants, St. George's, Grenada

HAVE A SPICE DAY

Discover the origins of the spice trade at the historic Dougaldston Estate, a village nutmeg cooperative. During your Grenada cruise, see how nutmeg is harvested, processed and exported at the Gouyave Nutmeg Processing Station and tour the island’s oldest working distillery at the River Antoine Rum Distillery.
Cuisine Goat Curry Sauce Bowl Plate Food, St. George's, Grenada
Cuisine Goat Curry Sauce Bowl Plate Food, St. George's, Grenada

Local Cuisine

Native dishes are based on local produce, fresh seafood and— of course— aromatic spices. Traditional dishes include the “oil down” (meat and veggies simmered in spices and coconut milk), stuffed crabs, and callaloo soup. For hamburgers and other casual eats, check out the food vendors along the Carenage harborfront.
An Assortment of Spices Including Nutmeg, St. Georges, Grenada
An Assortment of Spices Including Nutmeg, St. Georges, Grenada

Shopping

You’ll find your standard guaranteed items like designer goods, jewelry and perfume here. But what you really want to take home are signature island spices, nutmeg jams, and spice-scented soaps. Your best bet is the Esplanade Mall at the cruise terminal, but many other options are within walking distance.

Day 3: Kralendijk, Bonaire

Day 3
Kralendijk
Bonaire
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Flamingos Flying Over Vegetation, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Flamingos Flying Over Vegetation, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Things to do in
Kralendijk
From 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
It’s always sunny in Bonaire, where the days last nearly twelve hours and the adventure never ends. The countless coral reefs surrounding its shores are home to more than 400 species of marine life, earning it the nickname ‘Diver’s Paradise.’ But for some of the best snorkeling, head to the islet of Klein Bonaire. Or hop on a glass-bottomed gondola for prime undersea views— no swimming required. Cruise to Bonaire and do some onshore exploring at Washington Slagbaii National Park, which covers a fifth of the island. With its dramatic desert landscape, mangrove lagoons, famous pink flamingos and unrivaled dive spots, Bonaire offers endless outdoor adventures— along with a healthy dose of colonial charm.

Chief of the Reef

Explore 86 unique dive sites at Bonaire Marine Park and discover why they call the island ‘Diver’s Paradise.’
Insider tip
Restaurants may include a standard 10-15% service charge on the bill. If not, a gratuity of 10-20% is appropriate.
Seaside Deck on Sorobon Beach in Kralendijk, Bonaire
Seaside Deck on Sorobon Beach in Kralendijk, Bonaire

Beaching It

Unwind onshore or go windsurfing in the warm, shallow waters of Sorobon Beach, a favorite spot for locals and visitors alike.
Insider tip
Official dive sites accessible from the shore are marked by yellow stones on the coastal road.
Close up of Bananaquit Bird, Birdwatching, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Close up of Bananaquit Bird, Birdwatching, Kralendijk, Bonaire

For the Birds

Hike through Bonair’s historic plantations while mingling with parrots, parakeets and pink flamingos in Washington Slagbaai National Park.
 Goat Stew Closeup, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Goat Stew Closeup, Kralendijk, Bonaire

Local Cuisine

You’ll find lots of traditional Creole fare, like keshi yena (cheese stuffed meat) and kabritu stoba (goat stew), blended with Dutch specialties on menus across the island. If you’re feeling adventurous, try the conch stew— it’s a local delicacy. And be sure to cap off your meal with a cone from Kralendijk’s Lovers’ Ice Cream.
Flamingo Shaped Souvenirs, Kralendijk, Bonaire
Flamingo Shaped Souvenirs, Kralendijk, Bonaire

Shopping

For your fix of duty-free deals, head to Harborside Mall, located just steps from the port in Kralendijk. You’ll find plenty of luxury jewelry, flamingo-themed souvenirs, and knick-knacks for diving and snorkeling.

Day 4 - 5: Oranjestad, Aruba

Day 4 - 5
Oranjestad
Aruba
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Divi-divi Tree at Sunset on Eagle Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba
Divi-divi Tree at Sunset on Eagle Beach, Oranjestad, Aruba
Things to do in
Oranjestad
From Day 4, 8:00 AM - Day 5, 11:00 PM
Welcome to Aruba— or as the locals say, Bon bini. Here Dutch traditions mix with island charm. The capital and port town of Oranjestad, is best known for its colorful Dutch Colonial ‘gingerbread’ houses painted in bright Caribbean hues. While Aruba is only 20 miles from tip to tip, it is packed with incredible contrasts. Cruise to Aruba and go from relaxing in a tropical paradise to trekking rugged desert in no time. The southern coast is one giant photo op— a bustling port town surrounded by powdery white beaches and crystal-clear aquamarine waters. To the north, waves crash onto a rocky coast, scattered with cliffs, cacti and divi-divi trees. Best of all, you don’t have to choose which spots to hit— just which to hit first.
Rocky Volcanic Stone Circles of the Natural Pool, "Conchi", Oranjestad, Aruba
Rocky Volcanic Stone Circles of the Natural Pool, "Conchi", Oranjestad, Aruba

ROADS LESS TRAVELED

Buckle up for an off-road 4X4 ride through the rough and rugged Aruba Arikok National Park. Along the way, you’ll spot the local plants and wildlife of the craggy but beautiful coastline on your way to Conchi, a natural pool created by the ocean’s relentless crashing waves.
Insider tip
Free trolleys run in a loop from the port to the downtown area.
California Lighthouse Midday, Oranjestad, Aruba
California Lighthouse Midday, Oranjestad, Aruba

CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’

Perched on the northwestern tip of the island, you can climb to the top of the recently renovated California Lighthouse for panoramic views of the crashing waves of the windward coast. From 100 feet up, you can even see the tranquil waters of the leeward shore.
Insider tip
Locals love lunch, so this is when you’ll find great specials.
Rocky shore at Boca Prins Beach, Arikok National Park, Oranjestad, Aruba
Rocky shore at Boca Prins Beach, Arikok National Park, Oranjestad, Aruba

SEA FLOOR EXPLORING

The water off Aruba is teeming with marine life and you can see it all up close by riding in a high-tech submarine 150 feet below the sea. As you explore in comfort during your Aruba cruise, you'll pass schools of tropical fish, huge sponge gardens, colorful coral reefs, wreck sites and even scuba divers.
A Bowl of Pumpkin Soup, Oranjestad, Aruba
A Bowl of Pumpkin Soup, Oranjestad, Aruba

LOCAL CUISINE

Taste your way through the multicultural heritage of the island. Sample Argentine meat dishes, Venezuelan empanadas and arepas, and nutty Dutch cheeses. Or for something a little more Caribbean, try a hearty pumpkin soup or gumbo with some pan bati— a pancake made from wheat and corn flour.
Closeup of Colorful Dutch Architecture, Oranjestad, Aruba
Closeup of Colorful Dutch Architecture, Oranjestad, Aruba

SHOPPING

The three-story Royal Plaza Mall and Renaissance Mall offer incredible duty-free deals, all within easy walking distance of the port. Here you can snag luxury designer jewelry and watches, but also pick up traditional Dutch items like Delft (blue and white) pottery and locally made aloe products.

Day 6: Cruising

Day 6
Cruising
At Sea
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Vitality Spa Couple Massage Relaxing
Vitality Spa Couple Massage Relaxing
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Young Woman Climbing
Young Woman Climbing Up the Rock Wall

Rock Climbing Wall

Rise to the occasion and take on the signature Rock Climbing Wall. From beginners to speed climbers, everyone can enjoy an unparalleled view from 40 feet above deck. Included in your fare, no reservation required.
Solarium at Sunset
Sunset at the Solarium Pool

Solarium

Slip away to this adults-only indoor and outdoor retreat. The Solarium is your slice of paradise, with soothing whirlpools, warm sunshine and a refreshing water mist.
Boardwalk Arcade Skee Ball
Close-Up the Skee Ball on the Boardwalk Arcade

Arcade

Blips, bleeps, clangs and cheers. Play to win in a classic arcade atmosphere with timeless games, plus the latest at the Royal Caribban Arcade.
Whirlpool at Night
Beautiful Night on the Pool Deck

Whirlpools

It’s easy to let every thought melt away while relaxing in a whirlpool, especially when you’re soaking up ocean views, too.

Day 7: Port of Spain, Trinidad

Day 7
Port of Spain
Trinidad
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Maracas Bay, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Maracas Bay, Port of Spain, Trinidad
Things to do in
Port of Spain
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Nestled along the calm, blue-green waters of the Gulf of Paria, Port of Spain is a popular starting point for those looking to explore the best of Trinidad. The city has its fair share of marvels, too — it’s home to a centuries-old fortress, gorgeous botanical gardens, and a good number of picturesque churches. And nearby you’ll find plenty of outdoor adventures, from the shaded mangroves and winding silver rivers of the Caroni Wetlands, to the postcard-pretty sweep of shore known as Maracas Beach.
Views around Fort George down to Port of Spain
Views around Fort George down to Port of Spain

BY GEORGE

This centuries-old fort offers beautiful views of the Gulf of Paria. It’s home to original cannons and dungeons, as well as objects dating back to the 1800s, when the fort was build. Though the fort never saw military action, it’s a great place to visit for a feel of the island’s British history.
Insider tip
Make sure to pack bug repellant, as mosquitos are common in Trinidad.
Birds in the Caroni Swamp in Trinidad & Tobago
Birds in the Caroni Swamp in Trinidad & Tobago

CAPTIVATING CARONI

On the west coast of Trinidad, you’ll find the Caroni Wetlands. It’s the second largest mangrove wetland in Trinidad and Tobago, and it offers endless adventures for outdoor enthusiasts. The best way to experience this natural wonder is on a boat tour through the swamp’s winding waterways and open lagoons.
Insider tip
If you like beer, don’t miss out on the two local brews — Carib and Stag.
Ocean and Palm Trees at Maracas Beach in Trinidad and Tobago
Ocean and Palm Trees at Maracas Beach in Trinidad and Tobago

BEACH BREAK

Maracas Beach is one of the prettiest beaches in Trinidad. It’s located on the north coast of the island, about half an hour from Port of Spain. Protected by a deep bay, its waters are calm and sparkling, its shore lined with gently swaying coconut trees. Make sure to pass by the Maracas Lookout for stunning views.
Insider tip
Trinidadians do not typically tip, but small tips are always appreciated even if they’re not expected.
Fried shark and bake fast food by the beach at Maracas Bay
Fried shark and bake fast food by the beach at Maracas Bay

LOCAL CUISINE

Traditional Trinidadian cuisine is a fusion of different flavors — from West African and Creole to Latin American, Indian, and south Asian. One of the most popular street food dishes you’ll find here is Bake and Shark, a meal of fried flatbread, shark meat, condiments and coleslaw, all tucked into a tasty sandwich. You can also sub the shark for any other local fish.
Bright beaded necklace red Trinidad Local Craft
Bright beaded necklace red Trinidad Local Craft

SHOPPING

Trinidad is home to lots of talented local craftsmen. Some of the best cocoa in the world comes from Trinidad, making artisan chocolates a popular gifts. Handcrafted jewelry made from forest seeds and beads also makes for a great souvenir. And if you love music, pick up a mini version of a steel pan — the island’s national instrument.

Day 8: Bridgetown, Barbados

Day 8
Bridgetown
Barbados
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Bottom Bay Beach, Bridgetown Barbados
Bottom Bay Beach, Bridgetown Barbados
Things to do in
Bridgetown
Arrives at 7:00 AM
You’ll find Bridgetown strikes a fine mix of island warmth and English heritage. Stately colonial buildings intermingle with colorful wooden homes, open-air markets, and catch-of-the-day cafes. Outside of the bustle of “Town,” as the locals call it, Barbados is a new kind of paradise in any direction. Cruise to Barbados and head towards the shore for pink-and-white-sand beaches that stretch on endlessly and crystal clear turquoise waters. Or stick to the center of the island, you’ll find rolling hills and valleys, sugarcane fields and historic plantations. You can even travel underground to discover limestone caves with their own waterfalls.
Harrison Cave Colorful, Bridgetown Barbados
Harrison Cave Colorful, Bridgetown Barbados

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.
Wildlife Reserve Monkey Eating, Bridgetown Barbados
Wildlife Reserve Monkey Eating, Bridgetown Barbados

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.
Carlise Bay Beach, Bridgetown Barbados
Carlise Bay Beach, Bridgetown Barbados

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.
Bajan Fish Cake, Bridgetown, Barbados
Bajan Fish Cake, Bridgetown, Barbados

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.
Souvenir Market, Bridgetown, Barbados
Souvenir Market, 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.

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