Royal Caribbean to homeport in Barbados for the primary time

Three different itineraries of seven and fourteen nights are planned, including three new destinations for the Royal Caribbean: Tobago, Trinidad and St. Vincent. Weekly crossings will go to a different destination each day or offer overnight stays in Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao. The longer itinerary includes an overnight stay in Aruba combined with visits to Cartagena, Colombia; Colón, Panama; and Puerto Limón, Costa Rica, among others.

“Sailing from the heart of the Windward Islands opens up new unforgettable vacations to share with family and friends in stunning locations such as Grenada, St. Lucia and now St. Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago,” said Michael Bayley, President and CEO of RCI.

“After the year of industry and region, this is a shining light to look forward to the coming winter season,” said Lisa Cummins, Minister of Tourism and International Transport for Barbados. ‘We have wanted to see more home porting operations from Barbados for a while now, including pre- and post-[cruise] Overnight vacation that brings cruise ships the best that Barbados has to offer and, at the regional level, developing new itineraries that enhance the cruise experience throughout the Caribbean. ‘

Bajan hospitality

Cummins added, ‘We look forward to showing our Bajan hospitality, wide range of accommodation, rich culture, variety of experiences, world-class cuisine and unique attractions, and especially the warmth of the Barbadians. These are the things that make visitors keep coming back. ‘

Adventure seekers looking to discover the bayan atmosphere can choose from a variety of experiences from the country’s eleven parishes – a mix of coastal, rural and urban neighborhoods, some sophisticated and luxurious, others immersive and natural. The island stretches over 166 square kilometers between the Atlantic and the Caribbean and is full of natural and cultural heritage.

The itineraries

The cruises, all with Sunday departures, went on sale today.

The 7-day ‘Southern Caribbean Island Hop’ visits Scarborough, Tobago; Port of Spain, Trinidad; St. George’s, Grenada; Kingstown, St. Vincent; Roseau, Dominica; and Castries, St. Lucia.

The seven-day “Southern Caribbean Adventure” calls Grenada. Kralendijk, Bonaire; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curacao; and Trinidad.

The 14-day “Ultimate Caribbean” includes Grenada, St. Vincent, Bonaire, Aruba, Curaçao, Trinidad, Cartagena, Colón and Puerto Limón.

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