Bridgetown
Washington arrived in Barbados by ship. Today, the Concord flies into Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown. American Airlines and Air Jamaica, who also fly to the island, rarely have an empty seat in first class. The name alone connotes glamour, luxury and mystique. And there is a reason. For years, some of the most rich and famous people in the world have come to this island's white sand beaches. A selection of the Caribbean's best hotels and most magnificent private villas await them. But it's not just the island's sheer beauty that attracts the glitterati; it is the quality of life they find there. Barbados currently holds the third highest quality of living standard among third world countries and boasts a 98% literacy rate.

The island is considered a role model for democracy by the likes of Nelson Mandela, who visited Barbados on a mission to bring the kind of racial harmony that reigns there back home to South Africa. Peace and prosperity create a sense of harmony where celebrities can walk the streets undisturbed. In an atmosphere of refinement and relaxation, every visitor feels like a celebrity.

Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra came for their honeymoon, as guests at Claudette Colbert's lavish home, Bellerive. Other guests have come for the Barbados Jazz Festival in January or for Holder's Season, a unique celebration of opera, music and theater held annually from March 9th to March 29th.

The cricket season, which runs from January through May, attracts fans of the game. The world famous Royal Westmoreland golf course, featured on The Wonderful World of Golf, draws golfers who may also have a visit with Barbadian golf celebrity, Sir Garfield Sobers. And then there are those guests who come to sit on the beach and do absolutely nothing.

Barbados is the easternmost Caribbean Island, part of the Lesser Antilles. It sits 285 miles (450 kilometers) northwest of Venezuela.

Rising gently from the west coast in a series of terraces, the island, composed mostly of coral, is relatively flat with Mt. Hillaby, at 104 feet (336 m) above sea level, being the highest point.
Cruises
Fort de France, Pointe-a-Pitre, Castries, Bridgetown, Kingstown, Saint George, Fort de France, Point from $949.50 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: MSC Virtuosa
Windward Island Escape - Bridgetown Barbados to Bridgetown Barbados from $3,399.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Sirena
Call Of The Amazon - Miami Florida to Miami Florida from $5,900.00 (USD)
Destination: South America
Ship: Insignia
Antillean Delights - Oranjestad Aruba to Bridgetown Barbados from $3,499.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Insignia
Kaleidoscope Of Your World - Miami Florida to New York New York from $55,499.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: Insignia
Caribbean To The Canaries - Miami Florida to Santa Cruz De Tenerife Canary Islands from $2,999.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Sirena
Quebec & Caribbean Melody - Montreal Quebec to Oranjestad Aruba from $6,299.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Insignia
Mangroves Of The Maya - Miami Florida to Bridgetown Barbados from $4,299.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Sirena
Antiquity To America - Rome (Civitavecchia) Italy to Miami Florida from $14,305.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Marina
Island Anthology - New York New York to Oranjestad Aruba from $3,099.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Insignia
Amazonian & Tropical Song - Miami Florida to Miami Florida from $9,399.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Nautica
Global Horizons - Miami Florida to Miami Florida from $55,499.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: Insignia
Sapphire Caribbean Seas - Miami Florida to Miami Florida from $6,199.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Vista
29 Days - Eastern Caribbean - Southampton to Southampton aboard Queen Mary 2 from $4,609.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Queen Mary 2
Idyllic West Indies - Miami Florida to Miami Florida from $4,799.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Vista
Romantic Atlantic Isles - Miami Florida to London (Southampton) UK from $10,099.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Sirena
Caribbean & European Dawn - Miami Florida to Rome (Civitavecchia) Italy from $8,299.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Sirena
33 Days - Hamburg To Rio De Janeiro - Hamburg to Rio De Janeiro aboard Queen Victoria from $5,949.00 (USD)
Destination: South America
Ship: Queen Victoria
Transatlantic Tranquility - Miami Florida to Barcelona Spain from $6,299.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Sirena
26 Days - Transatlantic Crossing And Eastern Caribbean - Southampton to Southampton aboard Queen Mar from $4,199.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Queen Mary 2
Caribbean Chorus - Bridgetown Barbados to Miami Florida from $2,499.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Insignia
Yachtsman's Caribbean - Miami Florida to Miami Florida from $4,299.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Vista
21 Days - Transatlantic Crossing And Eastern Caribbean - Hamburg to New York aboard Queen Mary 2 from $3,899.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Queen Mary 2
13 Days - Caribbean Celebration - New York to New York aboard Queen Mary 2 from $2,299.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Queen Mary 2
Around The World In 180 Days - Miami Florida to San Diego California from $49,799.00 (USD)
Destination: World
Ship: Insignia
Bewitching Amazon & Africa - Miami Florida to Cape Town South Africa from $10,399.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Insignia
Iridescent Isles & Inlets - Miami Florida to Miami Florida from $6,799.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Vista
14-Day Cruise to Caribbean: Curacao, Aruba, Barbados & Cozumel from Tampa, Florida
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Norwegian Jewel
Pointe-a-Pitre, Castries, Bridgetown from $99.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: MSC Seaside
10 Nights Ultimate Southern Caribbean From Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Onboard Celebrity Beyond
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Celebrity Beyond
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10 Nights Ultimate Southern Caribbean From Fort Lauderdale, Florida - Onboard Celebrity Beyond
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Celebrity Beyond


Around The World In 180 Days - Miami Florida to San Diego California
From $49,799.00 (USD)

Destination: World
Ship: Insignia


Windward Island Escape - Bridgetown Barbados to Bridgetown Barbados
From $3,399.00 (USD)

Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Sirena

Iridescent Isles & Inlets - Miami Florida to Miami Florida
From $6,799.00 (USD)

Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Vista

33 Days - Hamburg To Rio De Janeiro - Hamburg to Rio De Janeiro aboard Queen Victoria
From $5,949.00 (USD)

Destination: South America
Ship: Queen Victoria