Bridgetown Barbados cruise port terminal (aka “Deep Water Harbour”) is operational since January 14, 1994. The port has 4 deepwater quays with capacity to accommodate up to 6 vessels at a time. The berths are numbered 2, 3, 4, and the “sugar berth”, in addition to the port’s breakwater.
Rarely, when all berths are occupied, cruise ships dock at the Esso (cargo) terminal.
- Bridgetown cruise ship terminal offers modern amenities and facilities, such as Health Center, Customs, Immigration, Animal Quarantine, Barbados Tourism Office (tourist info center), Post Office. Other terminal building facilities are cafes, 2 restaurants (open-air, with full-service bars), business (conference) facility, a hand-made pottery (Bajan craft) shop, 21 duty-free shops (all air-conditioned, tax-free prices are 30-50% cheaper than in the USA or UK / Europe), car rental offices, internet zone.
- There is a special departure area for passengers with pre-booked shore excursions and tours in Barbados.
- Bridgetown Cruise Terminal has a total area of 60,000 ft2 (5575 m2), of which approx 20,000 ft2 (1860 m2) is the shopping area. Outside the port’s entrance is the Chattel Village (marketplace) with 16 outdoor shops. Also there is a bus stop / taxi rank.
- The port is located approx 13 ml (21 km) from the Grantley Adams Airport. The shuttle bus service from the port to the city center is at additional cost (USD 1 pp). Taxi ride is about 5 min, and cost around USD 4 per cab. The walking distance from the port to the city is around 15 min (along the boardwalk).