Independence of the Seas makes inaugural visit to Barbados

It is evident that Barbados is one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world, welcoming yet another vessel to these shores. On Wednesday, November 8, Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas docked at the Bridgetown Port for the first time.

Viking Sea makes inaugural visit to Barbados

Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) yesterday officially welcomed Viking Sea, from Viking Ocean Cruises, at the Bridgetown Port during an inaugural ceremony onboard the vessel.

Barbados Port Crowns New Calypso Monarch

New Calypso king of Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) Roger “Aleph” Collymore stole the show last Friday night at the Transit Shed No 3 dethroning double crown queen, Jacque “Jackson Unplugged” Collis at the annual BPI Calypso Monarch competition.

Caribbean Shipping Association's 47th Annual General Meeting, Conference & Exhibition

Barbados will be the 2017 venue of the Caribbean region's premier shipping conference, when that nation’s maritime community welcomes delegates attending the Caribbean Shipping Associations’ (CSA) 47th Annual General Meeting, Conference and Exhibition, from October 9 – 11.

Barbados Port Inc. and the Shipping Association of Barbados will host the proceedings, which are to be held at the Hilton Barbados Hotel, Bridgetown.

Disney Fantasy makes inaugural call

Barbados’ thriving cruise industry received a further boost on Thursday when the Disney Cruise Line's mega cruise ship Disney Fantasy made its inaugural call on the Bridgetown Port carrying approximately 3500 passengers and 1500 crew.

Disney Fantasy is the sister ship to Disney Dream both of which were designed for guests of all ages with experiences such as exploring the universes of Star Wars and Marvel, to shopping at unique onboard venues, a virtual Disney World experience on the sea.

Barbados Port Inc. supporting restoration of historic East Point Lighthouse

Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) has proudly announced its involvement in the restoration of the historic East Point Lighthouse in St. Philip. The restoration project, to be performed by Hinds Transport Services Ltd. and overseen by the BPI, commenced last month marked by an official ceremony and the initial removal of tree branches which have penetrated the building over time.

Mein Schiff 4 cruises into Barbados for the first time

The Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) has officially greeted the Captain and crew of German cruise ship Mein Schiff 4 at the Bridgetown Port last Friday during an inaugural ceremony onboard the vessel. It was the second time in a week that the BPI had welcomed a cruise ship on its maiden voyage; French cruise ship Le Soléal also docked at the Port in the same week, bringing hundreds of cruise ship passengers to our shores.

Lewis/Wickham Boardwalk in Bridgetown reopens

Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) today announced that the renovations to the Lewis/Wickham Boardwalk is completed, and that boat users and pedestrians can safely resume use of the waterway and walkway between the Chamberlain Lift Bridge and the traffic lights by Chefette Restaurant.

Barbados Port Inc. welcomes Le Soléal for inaugural call

The Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) yesterday welcomed French cruise ship Le Soléal to the Bridgetown Port for the first time at an official inaugural ceremony. The seven-deck ship, renowned for its expedition-style cruises, arrived in Barbados from Venezuela and has now set sail for Martinique; its last stop on its 17-day cruise.

Seven Seas Explorer makes her maiden voyage to Barbados

The Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) yesterday hosted the official inaugural ceremony for the arrival of the Seven Seas Explorer at the Bridgetown Port. The luxury cruise ship and its crew were welcomed to Barbados by Hon.