The Caribbean cruise industry will bounce back by the end of this year which is welcome news for places like Barbados where Royal Caribbean will homeport out of Bridgetown for the first time in October.
The cruise line will base Grandeur of the Seas from the island, a popular destination for Brits. The ship will offer three seven and 14-night itineraries calling at Tobago, Trinidad and St Vincent. Grandeur’s longer escapes will include an overnight stay in Aruba coupled with visits to Cartagena, Colombia; Colon, Panama; and Puerto Limon, Costa Rica, among others.
“We are excited to grow our longstanding partnership with Barbados and introduce Bridgetown as Royal Caribbean’s newest home port. Sailing from the heart of the Windward Islands unlocks new memorable experiences to share with family and friends in breath-taking places, such as Grenada, Saint Lucia, and now St Vincent, Trinidad and Tobago,” 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.”