Bridgetown – 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. Richard Sealy, Minister for Tourism>
The Carnival Elation from Carnival Cruise Lines made her inaugural call to the Bridgetown Port on Sunday, April 24.
BRIDGETOWN-- French luxury cruise ship, Le Lyrial, sailed into the Bridgetown Port last Friday on its inaugural call to the island carrying 240 passengers, mainly from France and Germany.
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.
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.
Royal Caribbean International's most innovative ship, Anthem of the Seas, made its inaugural call to the Bridgetown Port on Sunday.
The cruise ship Norwegian Getaway made its inaugural call to the Bridgetown Port today, the third of sixteen inaugural ships expected this season. Officials of the Ministry of Tourism and International Transport, Barbados Port Inc., and shipping agents, Platinum Port Agency Inc. officially welcomed the new vessel, which was built just last year.
The MS Adriana cruise ship has made its first official appearance at the Bridgetown Port. With 89 passengers on board, the small 300-passenger cruise ship made its inaugural voyage to Barbados from Port of Spain, Trinidad, arriving on August 5.
The Carnival Corporation & PLC cruise ship, Carnival Liberty, made its first call to the Bridgetown Port in April, however, the official call in which the tradition plaques are exchanged occured in July. Captain Giusa Giuseppe welcomed officials on board including the Minister of Tourism, Hon. Richard Sealy, CEO of Barbados Port Inc.
Bridgetown, Barbados - With just one month to go before the official close of the local cruise season that started in November, Barbados Port Inc (BPI) is still receiving inaugural calls to the Port. BPI expects as much as 387calls bringing an average of 1937 visitors per call, to the island this year.