7 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise on Jewel of the Seas from Bridgetown, Barbados Pigeon Point Heritage Park nature reserve on the southwestern coast of Tobago.
The 7 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise from Bridgetown, Barbados visits Port of Spain, Trinidad; Scarborough, Tobago; Castries, St. Lucia; Philipsburg, St. Maarten; San Juan, Puerto Rico; 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 Cruise
Itinerary Overview
Explore Jewel of the Seas
Day 1 - Bridgetown, Barbados
Day 2 - Port of Spain, Trinidad
Day 3 - Scarborough, Tobago
Day 4 - Castries, St. Lucia
Day 5 - Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Day 6 - San Juan, Puerto Rico
Day 7 - Cruising
Day 8 - Bridgetown, Barbados
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Pigeon Point Heritage Park nature reserve on the southwestern coast of Tobago.
Pigeon Point Heritage Park nature reserve on the southwestern coast of Tobago.
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7 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise

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Leaving from
Bridgetown, Barbados
Onboard
Jewel of the Seas
Day Port
1
Bridgetown, Barbados
Departs at 6:00 PM
2
Port of Spain, Trinidad
From 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
3
Scarborough, Tobago
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
4
Castries, St. Lucia
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
5
Philipsburg, St. Maarten
From 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
6
San Juan, Puerto Rico
From 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
7
Cruising
Day at sea
8
Bridgetown, Barbados
Arrives at 7:00 AM
*Port sequence may vary by sailing date.
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Your ship Jewel of the Seas

Your ship
Jewel of the Seas
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Jewel of the Seas, Exterior View, Caribbean and European Cruise Destinations
Exterior view of Jewel of the Seas Cruise With Destinations in Puerto Rico, Antigua, Barbados, and more
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Jewel of the Seas
After a day spent wandering new shores, dive into a world of thrills on Jewel of the Seas®. Scale the Rock Climbing Wall or catch a movie on the poolside screen. Grab your playbill for West End to Broadway and raise a glass at Vintages. It's time to go all-in on adventure.

DECKED OUT FOR ADVENTURE

Discover countless ways to spend your days between ports, like fueling friendly competition in a round of mini golf and taking adventure to new heights on the Rock Climbing Wall. If you're after laid back lounging, catch a movie on the poolside screen or check into Vitality℠ at Sea Spa and Fitness Center.

DIG INTO DARING

Whether you're sipping wines from around the world at Vintages, savoring fresh-rolled sushi at Izumi, indulging in prime steaks at Chops Grille℠ or sitting down to a five-course epicurean adventure at Chef's Table, you're bound to find flavors as thrilling as the shores you'll explore.

NOT THE SAME OLD SONG & DANCE

Travel from London's West End to New York City in West End to Broadway, a cross-continental celebration of music theater production. And journey from ancient Atlantis to colorful India in the celestial show City of Dreams. On this ship, every show's a hit.

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 6:00 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: Port of Spain, Trinidad

Day 2
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 9:00 AM - 6:00 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 3: Scarborough, Tobago

Day 3
Scarborough
Tobago
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On top of Tobago island ocean view
On top of Tobago island ocean view
Things to do in
Scarborough
From 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Travelers often overlook Tobago for its better-known neighbor, Trinidad — but this tiny island is a true Caribbean gem. Its north coast is full of secluded coves waiting to be explored, and its south coast unlocks incredible snorkel and dive sites, including Buccoo Reef, Flying Reef, and Bon Accord Lagoon. Laid-back Scarborough is the perfect jumping off point to explore the island, but it also offers plenty of ways to wile away the day — like a stroll through its botanical gardens, a visit to Fort King George, or a great meal of curry crab and dumplings at one of its charming open-air cafes.
Longing dreams Tobago Pigeon Point
Longing dreams Tobago Pigeon Point

FLOCK TO PIGEON POINT BEACH

This beach has been called Tobago’s finest by lots of visitors. Snorkelers will find colorful reefs to explore just offshore, and sun-seekers will appreciate the lounge chairs and umbrellas available to rent. There’s a boardwalk here, too, that serves as the ultimate photo spot.
Insider tip
Many shops in Tobago close at 4 p.m. on most days and at 1 p.m. on Saturdays, so if you’re looking to shop, do it early.
Pink Lotus Waterlily in garden pond
Pink Lotus Waterlily in garden pond

BOTANICAL BEAUTY

Scarborough’s Botanical Gardens date back to the 19th century and encompass 17 acres of lush greenery and vibrant flower. Catch stunning glimpses of the bay as you wander past climbing orchids and crimson-covered royal poinciana trees and watch for the island’s blue-and-orange motmot bird.
Insider tip
Tobago takes conservation seriously. Avoid buying anything made form turtle shells, bird feathers, conch or black coral.
Fort King George overlooking Scarborough in Tobago
Fort King George overlooking Scarborough in Tobago

FORT STOP

This 18th-century wonder played a crucial role during Tobago’s turbulent colonial past. These days, it’s a far more peaceful place. You can explore the officer’s mess and the fort’s prison, and peruse pre-Columbian artifacts in the Tobago Museum, housed in the former barrack guardhouse.
Trinidad and Tobago Sunday Lunch Plate
Trinidad and Tobago Sunday Lunch Plate

LOCAL CUISINE

Tobago flies under the radar, but its food scene is worthy of international acclaim. You’ll find everything from fine dining to beach bars serving up cuisine that spans the globe, but for the most authentic taste of the island, look for dishes like rum-roasted pork, stewed chicken, curried crab and dumplings, and anything with Tobago honey.
I Love Tobago Dice
I Love Tobago Dice

SHOPPING

If you’re on the hunt for locally made souvenirs and crafts like seashell jewelry and carved calabashes, your best bet is to head to a popular beach — artisans often walk up and down the shore selling their wares. You can also head to Scarborough’s market square and browse the stalls along Milford and Wilson roads.

Day 4: Castries, St. Lucia

Day 4
Castries
St. Lucia
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Castries St. Lucia Anse la Raye Fishing Boats
Castries St. Lucia Anse la Raye Fishing Boats
Things to do in
Castries
From 7:00 AM - 4:00 PM
From dramatic landscapes molded by ancient volcanoes to sparkling palm-fringed beaches, St. Lucia is some amazing Caribbean eye candy. Luxury resorts nestle up to the natural beauty, giving this island just the right touch of exclusivity. Cruise to St. Lucia and explore the coast by catamaran. Hike to the peaks of the soaring twin Pitons. Tour rainforests and explore the fishing villages of Anse-La-Raye. In the capital of Castries, you’ll find touches of French and British heritage, from the architecture to the cuisine.
Castries St. Lucia Soufriere Volcano Sulphur Springs
Castries St. Lucia Soufriere Volcano Sulphur Springs

Play In The Mud

Melt away your cares in the town of Soufriere, home to Sulphur Springs, known for its medicinal waters since the 1600s. Soak in natural thermal pools at the bottom of the bubbling craters and zen out while indulging in a therapeutic mineral mud bath from head to toe.
Insider tip
Don’t forget insect repellent if you plan to visit the rainforest.
Woman Enjoying Piton Peaks on a Kayak, Castries St Lucia
Woman Enjoying Piton Peaks on a Kayak, Castries St Lucia

Coastal Cruising

See the famous Pitons and island vistas from the sea as you glide down the coast of St. Lucia on a coastal cruise. See the lush vegetation and fishing villages as you make your way to the Pitons.
Insider tip
Drive on the left side of the road on this island.
Marigot Bay Sailboats, Castries St. Lucia
Marigot Bay Sailboats, Castries St. Lucia

Serene Scene

Make your way to Marigot Bay— a gorgeous natural harbor straight out of a movie scene, dotted with restaurants, bars and shops. You can stroll the yacht marina, shop at boutiques, visit a French bakery or relax at the secluded beach, accessible by ferry.
Creole Seafood Dish, Castries, St. Lucia
Creole Seafood Dish, Castries, St. Lucia

Local Cuisine

The Creole cuisine shows off the local fish, fruits and vegetables. Traditional flavors are a unique blend of West African, British, French and East Indian influences. Don’t miss “coal pot,” a local staple where dishes are cooked in a clay basin over coals.
Castries, St. Lucia, Souvenir Shop Storefront
The storefront of a souvenir shop in St. Lucia

Shopping

The best duty-free shops are at Pointe Seraphine cruise terminal and across the harbor at La Place Carenage. Cruise to St. Lucia and find duty-free jewelry, watches, perfume, crystal, rum, and local crafts. An artisanal favorite to bring home from here is the traditional pottery, made from the clay of the Pitons.

Day 5: Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Day 5
Philipsburg
St. Maarten
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Sandy Blue Beach Sailboat, Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Sandy Blue Beach Sailboat, Philipsburg, St. Maarten
Things to do in
Philipsburg
From 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
What makes St. Maarten so unique is its blend of cultures. The island is home to 120 different nationalities speaking over 80 languages, and is governed by two countries: the Netherlands and France. In fact, it’s the smallest land mass in the world to be shared by two different nations. While it may be less than 40 square miles, there’s plenty to do on this little island: you can travel back in time while exploring centuries-old ruins and get your adrenaline fix ziplining through lush tropical forests. If you’re after a little rest and relaxation during your cruise to St. Maarten, you’ll find plenty of secluded beaches where you can work on your suntan before treating your taste buds to some of the best cuisine in the Caribbean.
St Maarten Philipsburg Loterie Farm
St Maarten Philipsburg Loterie Farm

LOTERIE FARM

Loterie Farm is a nature sanctuary with 135 acres of hiking trails, a zip line adventure course, and a spring fed multi-level pool with cascading waterfalls..
Insider tip
A service charge is sometimes included at Dutch side restaurants, but you may wish to add 15% if the service was especially good.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Great Sald Pond vantage zoom
Philipsburg, St. Maarten, cityscape at the Great Salt Pond.

SIMPSON BAY LAGOON

The largest saltwater lagoon in the Caribbean, Simpson Bay is a great spot for lounging and watching the boats and yachts that dot its picturesque harbor.
Insider tip
In restaurants on the French side, it is customary to leave a cash tip of 5-10%.
Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Girl horseback riding
Girl horseback riding with a view of the ocean in Philipsburg, St. Maarten

MOUNT CONCORDIA

Hike to the top of Mount Concordia, which marks the border between the French and Dutch sides of the island, for the best views of both sides
Philipsburg, St. Maarten, Seaside lobster lunch
Enjoying a relaxing, seaside lobster lunch in Philipsburg, St. Maarten

Local Cuisine

This gourmet capital of the Caribbean serves a mix of French, East Indian and island flavors. Cruise to St. Maarten and stop by a roadside barbecue stand (called a lolo) and enjoy lobster grilled on split-metal drums. Or dine on stuffed crab and cod fritters at any local cafe. Be sure to try some guavaberry liqueur, made exclusively on the island.
St Maarten Shopping Stores
St Maarten Shopping Stores

Shopping

Head to Front Street in Philipsburg, the capital of Dutch St. Maarten, and shop your way down a mile of duty-free stores. Before you go, pick up some famous guavaberry liqueur at the Sint Maarten Guavaberry Company.

Day 6: San Juan, Puerto Rico

Day 6
San Juan
Puerto Rico
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Sunset View from Atop El Morro Fortress in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Sunset View from Atop El Morro Fortress in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Things to do in
San Juan
From 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Puerto Rico’s 500-year-old capital is a history buff’s dream come true. The Spanish settled this harbor as a New World home base, and that influence is still evident, from the fortress walls lining the coastline to the rainbow of colonial buildings along narrow streets. Venture further out from the old town and nature unfolds. You can scale high into the jungled mountains of El Yunque Forest, or keep to the foothills on a riverside horseback ride. If despacito is more your speed, pick a pristine beach and recline with codfish fritter and rum drink in hand. San Juan cruises give you the perfect outpost to dial up or dial down your vacation.
Woman Leaning on Fort El Morro to Enjoy the view, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Woman Leaning on Fort El Morro to Enjoy the view, San Juan, Puerto Rico

CASTILLO DE SAN FELIPE DEL MORRO

Strong and beautiful, this fort has helped guard the shore for nearly five centuries while overlooking some of the island’s best scenery. Explore it via spiral staircases between levels, and grab a photo at one of the iconic garita sentry boxes that line the outer walls.
Insider tip
The free, open-air trolleys in Old San Juan are a great way to see the city’s top sites.
Bautista Cathedral Closeup, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Bautista Cathedral Closeup, San Juan, Puerto Rico

CATEDRAL DE SAN JUAN BAUTISTA

Founded in 1521, this can’t-miss landmark is one of the oldest churches in the Americas. It houses the tomb of Spanish explorer Ponce de Leon and the mummified remains of religious martyr St. Pio.
Insider tip
Wear comfortable walking shoes. The cobblestoned streets in Old San Juan can be steep and uneven.
Puerto Rico Mofongo Shrimp
Puerto Rico Mofongo Shrimp

Local Cuisine

In Old San Juan, you’ll find plenty of island fare and criolla cuisine— home cooking flavored by Spanish and African influences. Try some mofongo, mashed fried green plantains often stuffed with meat, or snack on some codfish fritters, called bacalaitos.
San Juan, Puerto Rico, Colorful architecture road
Woman walking through streets of Old San Juan surrounded by colorful architecture

Shopping

During your San Juan cruise, head to the blue-hued cobblestone streets of Old San Juan for your pick of boutiques offering handmade lace and hand-rolled cigars, plus duty-free luxury items like diamonds, gemstones and watches.

Day 7: Cruising

Day 7
Cruising
At Sea
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Family Celebrating a Hole in One
Family Playing Mini Golf on Liberty of the Seas
PLAY ANY WAY YOU LIKE
Father and Son Playing Basketball On Board
Father and Son Playing Basketball in the Sports Court

Sports Court

Whether it's a game of one-on-one or an all-out tournament to fuel your competitive fire, our Sports Court is just the spot for basketball and volleyball action.
Navigator of the Seas Adventure Ocean
Girl Playing with Dolls at Adventure Ocean

Adventure Ocean®

“Are we there yet?” is a thing of the past. We keep every kid entertained with games, events, age-appropriate activities and more in our award-winning youth program.
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.
Vitality Spa Manicure Teen Nails
Vitality Spa Manicure Teen Nails

Spa & Fitness Center

A luxurious sanctuary offering signature treatments, medi-spa services, and a full-service salon to make you glow from the inside out. Browse our spa menu for pricing.

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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