MIAMI — Royal Caribbean has unveiled brand new itineraries from Barbados next winter featuring new ports of call and a unique lineup of bucket-list destinations.
This marks the first time the cruise line has designated Barbados as a homeport, which is welcome news to Senator the Hon. Lisa Cummins, Minister of Tourism and International Transport for Barbados.
“We have wanted to see for some time more homeporting operations from Barbados, the incorporation of pre- and post-stay vacations, which expose cruisers to the best Barbados has to offer,” she said. “After the year the industry and region have had, this is a shining light to look forward to this coming winter season.”
Three 7- and 14-night itineraries departing on Sundays onboard the Grandeur of the Seas will debut as part of the 2021-22 winter lineup from Bridgetown, Barbados, all of which are now open for sale:
- 7-night Southern Caribbean Island Hop: Departing Bridgetown, Barbados (new) and visiting Scarborough, Tobago (new); Port of Spain, Trinidad (new); St. George’s Grenada; Kingstown, St. Vincent (new); Roseau, Dominica; and Castries, St. Lucia
- 7-night Southern Caribbean Adventure: Departing Bridgetown, Barbados (new) and visiting St. George’s, Grenada; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; and Port of Spain, Trinidad (new)
- 14-night Ultimate Caribbean: Departing Bridgetown, Barbados (new) and visiting St. George’s, Grenada; Kingstown, St. Vincent (new); Kralendijk, Bonaire; Oranjestad, Aruba (overnight); Willemstad, Curacao; Port of Spain, Trinidad (new); Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica
“We are excited to grow our longstanding partnership with Barbados and introduce Bridgetown as Royal Caribbean’s newest home port,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “The pink-sand beaches and unexpected adventures across Barbados also make it an ideal destination for our guests to experience even more of the Caribbean charm and culture before or after their cruise.”