Caribbean Cruise: Barbados

Here’s a geography fact: Although Barbados is considered a Caribbean port of call, it’s actually surrounded completely by the Atlantic Ocean. It doesn’t touch the Caribbean Sea at all. A minor quibble, because it has some of the most beautiful Caribbean beaches.

Waking up, we were already docked at Bridgetown, the capital of Barbados. We looked out our window and saw an old friend – the Crown Princess – the ship that took us on our Alaskan cruise. Barbados was the only port of call where we experienced another ship in port – so that was an unexpected bonus for this trip!

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Docked next to an old friend, the Crown Princess

After breakfast we exited the ship and followed the lines through the port terminal for ship excursions. Today, was a beach day. Here’s the description for the “Barbados Beach Break”:

Unwind, relax, and explore the palm-fringed beach, warm white sand, and breathtaking turquoise waters of Harbour Lights. Your journey begins with a scenic drive through the historic capital of Bridgetown. Admire the parliament buildings and iconic landmarks. Then, arrive at Harbour Lights and receive a complimentary welcome drink. Relax on a beach chair under the shade of an umbrella. Access the facility’s many amenities, including changing rooms and showers. Bring your own snorkel gear and explore the shipwrecks in the protected bay. Or, work on your tan and bask in the sun. Duration: 3.5 hrs.

Now I know we could have taken a taxi to Harbour Lights, but we just decided to book everything through Celebrity and not have to worry about anything.

The shuttle bus took us through Bridgetown and over to Harbour Lights on Carlisle Bay. Wow, what a great beach! The sand was like sugar…super soft.

You know it’s gonna be a good day!

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Harbour Lights, Carlisle Bay, Barbados

The water was so clear!

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Carlisle Bay, Barbados

This beach was perfect for us! After some swimming and sunning, the bus took us back to the port area. We did some souvenir shopping. I could get used to a Caribbean Christmas!

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Carlisle Bay, Barbados

Here are a few pics from Barbados. For more from our Caribbean cruise, check out my Flickr album.

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