MIAMI, FLA – Cruise Barbados welcomed the start of its much anticipated 2023 to 2024 cruise season with the arrival of Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Venezia on Saturday, October 10. This momentous inaugural arrival marks the commencement of an extraordinary season, promising unmatched experiences for travelers seeking unforgettable adventures. As a record-breaking season for the destination unfolds, Barbados is set to host an unprecedented 18 inaugural arrivals and serve as the homeport for an impressive 217 ships, solidifying its reputation as a premier cruise destination. Additionally, with more than 25 cruise lines now calling on the destination, Barbados anticipates welcoming an unprecedented number of cruise passengers, totaling over 700,000 from October 2023 to April 2024.
“We are ecstatic to welcome cruisers back to Barbados, whether they’ve visited us before or are experiencing our destination for the very first time,” said Tia Broomes, senior business development manager at Cruise Barbados. “The response we continue to see from our cruise line partners and interest in Barbados demonstrates our attractiveness as a cruise destination. We are well-prepared for this cruise season and eager to share the rich tapestry of Barbadian culture, delectable cuisine, lively traditions and serene beaches with visitors. This season promises to be one of our most memorable yet.”
Home to some of the Caribbean’s most picturesque beaches, rich cultural heritage and world-class attractions, Barbados has become an increasingly popular destination for cruise travelers. This upcoming cruise season will witness a significant surge in homeporting activity, which will allow travelers to commence or conclude their journey directly from Barbados. This presents an incredible opportunity for passengers to extend their stay and immerse themselves in the island’s myriad offerings. From iconic Mount Gay distillery tours to learn more about rum in its birthplace, explorations of the awe-inspiring Harrison’s Cave, to indulging in the culinary delights of Barbados during the Lickrish Food Tour in the vibrant capital of Bridgetown, Barbados beckons with a plethora of experiences tailored to the discerning tastes of every cruise traveler.
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