Bathseba Beach Rock Formation, Bridgetown Barbados
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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 flavours 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, savour and play onboard a fleet-favourite Vision Class ship. Like awe-inspiring views from the towering Rock Climbing Wall on the upper deck, poolside films under the stars, award-winning West End-style shows and dining that wows even the toughest food critics.

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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

Harrison Cave Colorful, Bridgetown Barbados

BENEATH THE SURFACE

Harrison Cave Colorful, Bridgetown Barbados

Harrison Cave Colorful, Bridgetown Barbados

BENEATH THE SURFACE

Take a solar-powered tram journey 52 metres 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

GO GREEN

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, colourful birds, reptiles and other native animals roaming freely. Try to visit at 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 shops along Broad Street, the high 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 hiring a car.
3 Official taxis have a 'Z' on their licence plates. The rates are fixed, but you should tip 10%.

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