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Jan 27, 2020 - Barbados

It was an early start and a rude awakening this morning. We had planned to be up early and set the alarm accordingly, but before it went off and before we were awake, our breakfast arrived. Not sure if we put the wrong time or they were just early, but we were up and eating breakfast earlier than planned. We got ready and watched as our ship entered the Bridgetown, Barbados harbour. There was an Oceana ship in already and we watched as a Royal Caribbean one docked behind us. A Norwegian one was just coming in when it was announced that we...

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Jan 19, 2020 - Bridgestone, Barbados

Jan 19 Barbados  Fun fact:  Barbados is named after the bearded fig trees found on the island.  This coral island is known for its white sand beaches and warm people.   We arrived in Bridgetown, Barbados around 6:30 am.  The ship had to be what I call, parallel parked, as there was a ship they had to back around and another on the other side.  It's pretty hot again. We've been here before, so we just walked around in the port area. It was pretty busy there with a Celebrity ship and one other docked when we arrived.  There was free wifi in...

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Jan 17, 2020 - Barbados - Thursday and Friday

Thursday was a rest-up from the trip down day. We had a great time at breakfast and took long naps to catch up on the long trip the day before. We enjoyed dinner at the Primo Bistro which was right across from the Yellow Bird. Great meal! For Friday, we had scheduled a food tour with “Lickdebowl” and started out at 11:30 with Nicola. It was not as good a food tour as we had experienced in the past, with too much nonessential information and a disturbing,highly unprofessional jump to political topics. Never mind the cooked pigs ears we were...

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Jan 15, 2020 - To Barbados

At JFK there was a strange arrangement for breakfast with ordering on an iPad and paying in person really required instructions. We got through the hassle with one too many meals. A couple sat next to us at a table and we shared our extra bacon-egg sandwich with them. They shared a Keebler chocolate chip cookie which they had brought for their breakfast. It is so much fun meeting people and hearing their stories. The flight to Barbados was uneventful, but a bit boring for its four-hour duration. Traveling early in the day got us to our...

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Oct 26, 2019 - On the way to Barbados; a day at sea

October 26: After our full day in San Juan, we left for Barbados. This was our first full day at sea, so we had a lot to learn about how to find things and do things on board. The ship is lovely, and the attention to detail impeccable. We attended multiple lectures about the area we are visiting; the speakers are all experts and quite interesting. I will include names later, but today I am just going to tell some general ideas and impressions. We learned about the European explorers; I remember in 4th grade geography studying all those...

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Off to South America

Dec 26, 2018 - Barbados

Our port stop today is Barbados. We decided to book a tour. Our guide was awesome. First stop at the Orchid Gardens. Of course, I love flowers and took way too many pictures. We had a break to sample some local rum before heading off to the next venue, Gun Hill Signal Station. This restored signal station was built in 1818 to warn the island about approaching ships. We had a sweeping 360-degree view of the island as well as the opportunity to view a collection of military memorabilia. Last stop brought us to the Sunbury Plantation. This is...

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Apr 10, 2018 - Bridgetown, and beaches, and rum, oh my! A day in Barbados

Barbados served as our final stop in the Caribbean before the six-day transatlantic crossing. Having done an island tour on our first visit twenty years ago, we decided to mix it up a bit (literally), with a bit of a downtown tour, a rum distillery visit, and one last snorkeling hurrah! Our stop in Bridgetown could accommodate all of these interest within easy walking distance. The British architecture, similar in style to St. Vincents, sported beautiful coral stone work, clean lines, and archways along a lovely and active waterway parallel...

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Aug 11, 2017 - A 4 hour tour of Barbados

Beautiful weather again. It rained briefly about 8:30 pm after we were back in our room. We were up early and had the breakfast buffet at Bayside restaurant. Then we walked over to the tour desk to checkin for our 4 hour tour. She called the driver who appeared about 5 minutes later. Our driver (I don't remember his name) drove us slowly up along the West coast along the Caribbean sea. The island is only 21 miles long by 14 miles wide, so you don't have to drive very fast. The first stop was a viewpoint overlooking Bridgetown's harbor....

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Jan 20, 2017 - Ninja Turtles

We have travelled from Port Lauderdale to Barbados. The temperature is getting warmer and warmer. 28 degrees yesterday and the sea temperature is the same. We have enjoyed our sea days with a lecture from Katie Adie who was excellent, fantastic evening entertainment and relaxing in the sun. Ian sang in the karaoke night and did rather well. Today we docked in Barbados at 7am. We were with three other cruise ships so a very busy port. Our outing today was on a catamaran to snorkel with turtles. It was warm sunny day and the crew were very...

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Mar 26, 2016 - Barbados

You may be disappointed, or more probably delighted, that for reasons of time and prohibitive ship's WIFI charges, I have been obliged to consolidate my daily reports into this single entry covering the trip from Antigua down to Barbados via a varied collection of French and English Caribbean islands. Now we are not committed to the practice of seeing the world from a ship but some parts of the world make this the most convenient manner of covering the territory. I would make the observation that this did not apply to our fellow travellers,...

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Jan 24, 2016 - Barbados

We were up just in time to stand on the balcony and watch as our ship docked in Barbados. When Marilyn & I sat together with our morning coffee, we were delighted to see another large ship approaching the Pier. It was the Queen Mary 2. (Queen Mary 2) After a breakfast in the Buffet, we were ready to join Eddie & Jan for a tour of the Island. A lady cab driver named Merleen was our guide this morning and a fine tour it was! All eight people who were in that small Van enjoyed the tour. We learned a great deal about the population and culture...

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Nov 12, 2014 - Barbados

I am up at 6:00 up to the Serenity deck with a cup of coffee and a roil as we are heading to Bridgetown the main city on the island of Barbados, watch the ship dock then it is down for breakfast before heading off the ship. I am off the ship at 8:30 and get a van with four couples to explore the island, we head across the island to Bathsheba stopping to watch the waves come in, then on around the island making several stops along the way, one of them was at Paradise Beach, where we leave two couples and head on back to Bridgetown. I go to a...

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