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Barbados Holidays

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A rum tour. A by-product of the sugar trade, rum was first distilled here.

The great white lion at Gun Hill Signal Station, a symbol of former British rule.

The island’s unique Chattel Houses, movable wooden houses built by emancipated slaves.

Enjoy the holiday of your dreams in friendly Barbados, where there’s a lot to make you smile. If you’re a beach lover, relax on the idyllic white sands of Enterprise Beach or Paynes Bay, people watching under the palm trees and partaking of a rum punch.

Feel the thrill of swimming with sea turtles in the island’s turquoise waters or try scuba diving, surfing and paddle boarding. You can show off your dance moves at lively Oistins Bay, where you’ll find reggae rhythms and mouth-watering Caribbean cuisine.

Cricket is a national passion, so be sure to catch a match and visit the Cricket Museum. Adore history? Then head to Bridgetown’s UNESCO-listed Garrison and former plantation houses such as St. Nicholas Abbey and the George Washington House. With rum tours, caverns and exotic gardens too, you’ll be bowled over by beautiful Barbados.

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When can we take you to Barbados?

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Barbados – ports you can visit

Bridgetown, Barbados
Bridgetown, Barbados

Sway to the sounds of calypso in a beachside bar, parasail above the emerald seas or snorkel among shipwrecks and sea turtles. Explore Bridgetown’s 17th century British colonial architecture or its Jewish history.

What ships can I choose for my Barbados cruise?

    Our ships travel around the world so there are times when they won’t be present in this location. so it’s worth checking back.

    Make the most of your holiday to Barbados with our amazing shore excursions

    With expert local guides, easy 24-hour cancellations, plus guaranteed first off ship and return-to-ship if your tour is delayed, our tailor-made shore excursions allow you to experience each incredible destination in a whole new way.

    Imagine swimming with sea turtles in crystal clear waters, then sailing the coastline in a catamaran, with cocktail in hand. Or for the adventure of a lifetime, explore the stunning scenery of Barbados by 4x4, enjoying close encounters with green monkeys and exotic birds. To make the most of your holiday to Barbados, including guided panoramic tours and more, see some of our most popular excursions below.

    Tiami Sail, turtles and beach

    Sail a catamaran in idyllic Turtle Bay, where you can snorkel and swim alongside friendly sea turtles. Enjoy complementary cocktails onboard plus the pleasures of the white sand beach.

    Coast to coast scenic drive

    See historic landmarks, charming villages and more on a commented panoramic drive from coast to coast. Experience Barbados' interior, a historic church, spectacular ocean vistas and the island's highest peak.

    4 x 4 adventure & green monkey encounter

    See playful green monkeys and colourful birds as you ride through a lush Barbados forest by 4x4. Tour the island's Wildlife Reserve on foot and on wheels, enjoying breathtaking island vistas.

    Why book a shore excursion with us?

    Guaranteed first off ship

    Book a tour and you’ll enjoy priority departure in port.

    Guaranteed Return To ship

    If our tours are delayed, the ship will wait for you!

    Safety First

    All our shore excursions are planned by insured partners, who adhere to the highest safety standards in the industry.

    Official blog - spotlight on your Barbados cruise

    Stay up-to-date with the latest posts from the Official Royal Caribbean Blog dedicated to bringing you travel tips, news and information on over 260 destinations.

    The best destinations for couples

    Are you looking for a getaway with your special someone, but you’re not quite sure where to go? Don’t worry; our guide will show you which destination is right for you, whatever kind of romantic you are.

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