The island of Barbados is a fantastic port of call to enjoy on a Caribbean cruise itinerary. Charming and with an undeniably British slant (cricket and afternoon tea are much-loved pastimes), Barbados manages to be both familiar and exotic at the same time.
As is the case with of the Caribbean islands, Barbados is warm and welcoming to those who and even if you’re only passing through it won’t take too long to get into the Barbadian-style swing of things. In the daylight hours there’s much to keep the cruise-visitor occupied, from the wonderful beaches to the bars and restaurants that serve up glorious locally-sourced, freshly-cooked cuisine. As the sun sets the island becomes a pulsating party-land, powered by live music and beach parties yet still manages to maintain the laid-back ambience and inviting charm it’s famed for.
As is the case with many Caribbean cruise destinations, the beaches are delightful. Amongst the most popular is Accra Beach (frequented by pop-star Rhianna on returns to her homeland) which is great for surfing and swimming, whilst those who seek something a little more secluded should check out Cattlewash Beach on the island’s east coast.
Luxury cruises to Barbados
Those looking to visiting Barbados on a luxury cruise will be delighted to learn that cruise lines such as Crystal Cruises, Silversea and Regent Seven Seas all visit the island regularly so there’s no shortage of choice or style when it comes to finding a line to suit your desires.
For families, both Royal Caribbean and Celebrity Cruises offer sailings to the island. In some ways it could be said that Barbados - perhaps more so than any other island in the region - is perfectly suited to the needs of those on a family cruise holiday. There’s no shortage of land and sea-based activities available, from nature reserve trips to water-sports such jet skiing and paragliding.
Places to visit on a Barbados cruise holiday:
For those looking to venture beyond the sandy shores and inviting waters, Barbados offers much to explore, see, and do:
- National Heroes Square – located in the centre of Bridgetown, National Heroes Square is home to the Lord Horatio Nelson memorial which actually predates its London-based namesake.
- Farley Hill Park – Covering over 15 acres, Farley Hill Park is a national reserve of rolling hills and lush green parkland; the ideal place for some quiet time or an afternoon picnic.
- The Barbados Museum – Originally a former military prison, the BarbadosMuseum offers an art gallery, a library of historical documents, and artefacts from the island’s past.
- St John’s Parish Church – Built in 1836, St John’sParishChurch is a stunning piece of gothic architecture nestled on the coastline of the island’s east coast.
Book your Barbados cruise with The Cruise Line
At The Cruise Line we are delighted to offer our clients a wide range of Caribbean itineraries that visit Barbados. Whether you’d like to visit the island on a large ship packed with family-focused entertainment options or enjoy a cruise on a small ship where intimacy and romance are a prime focus, we guarantee we’ll have something to suit your tastes.
For those interested in getting a bit more out of their stay on the island, ask one of our Cruise Experts to tailor-make your trip so that you can enjoy added extras such as private land-tours, pre/post-cruise hotel stays and luxury private transfers.
If you would like more information on Barbados cruises or if you would like to hear more about our latest Caribbean cruise offers, please call one of our Cruise Experts on 0800 008 6677.
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