The Carnival Elation from Carnival Cruise Lines made her inaugural call to the Bridgetown Port on Sunday, April 24.
The ship was previously based in New Orleans offering four and five-day cruises to Mexico but changed its itinerary earlier this year to home port from San Juan. On this trip the new eleven-day ‘Journeys Cruise’ which started in San Juan takes in Barbados, Grenada, Scarborough, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Thomas-USV before finishing in Jacksonville Florida.
The MSC Cruise vessel MSC Orchestra is the latest cruise ship to make an inaugural visit to Barbados. The line has been in the Caribbean for three years but this season marks its first call on the Bridgetown Port.
Italian captain, Master Corrado Iaconis said that the ship usually sails in the Mediterranean but is in the Caribbean just for the season, taking in two new Northern and Southern Caribbean routes from its Forte-de-France homeport. Barbados is on its Southern route along with St. Lucia, Trinidad, St. Kitts, Grenada and Dominica.
Bridgetown, Nov. 16, 2015. Royal Caribbean International's most innovative ship, Anthem of the Seas, made its inaugural call to the Bridgetown Port on Sunday. The Quantum-class ship, the newest in the impressive Royal Caribbean fleet is on a twelve-day cruise around the Caribbean. Barbados was her second stop since leaving her permanent home, Cape Liberty Cruise Port in New York on November 10.
Bridgetown, Saturday Nov. 21. Recently the buzz in the local cruise industry has been about the arrival of mega ships to the Bridgetown Port, however, on Saturday the Windstar ship Star Pride, a smaller boutique brand, made its maiden voyage to Barbados, trumpeting all the virtues of small, quaint and intimate cruising.
The 212-passenger Star Pride is the first of three small luxury all-suite sister ships that Windstar, now initiating a fleet expansion and worldwide product development, has purchased from Seabourn.