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.

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.

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.

Carnival Elation Makes Her First Call to The Bridgetown Port

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.

Cruise Ship Le Lyrial Makes Inaugural Call at Bridgetown Port

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 Ponant-owned ship, captained by Rémi Genevaz, departed Brazil on March 16, traveling through French Guiana and Venezuela before arriving in Barbados. 

MSC Orchestra Makes Inaugural Call

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.

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