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Washington arrived in Barbados by ship. Today, the Concord flies into Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown. American Airlines and Air Jamaica, who also fly to the island, rarely have an empty seat in first class. The name alone connotes glamour, luxury and mystique. And there is a reason. For years, some of the most rich and famous people in the world have come to this island's white sand beaches. A selection of the Caribbean's best hotels and most magnificent private villas await them. But it's not just the island's sheer beauty that attracts the glitterati; it is the quality of life they find there. Barbados currently holds the third highest quality of living standard among third world countries and boasts a 98% literacy rate.

The island is considered a role model for democracy by the likes of Nelson Mandela, who visited Barbados on a mission to bring the kind of racial harmony that reigns there back home to South Africa. Peace and prosperity create a sense of harmony where celebrities can walk the streets undisturbed. In an atmosphere of refinement and relaxation, every visitor feels like a celebrity.

Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra came for their honeymoon, as guests at Claudette Colbert's lavish home, Bellerive. Other guests have come for the Barbados Jazz Festival in January or for Holder's Season, a unique celebration of opera, music and theater held annually from March 9th to March 29th.

The cricket season, which runs from January through May, attracts fans of the game. The world famous Royal Westmoreland golf course, featured on The Wonderful World of Golf, draws golfers who may also have a visit with Barbadian golf celebrity, Sir Garfield Sobers. And then there are those guests who come to sit on the beach and do absolutely nothing.

Barbados is the easternmost Caribbean Island, part of the Lesser Antilles. It sits 285 miles (450 kilometers) northwest of Venezuela.

Rising gently from the west coast in a series of terraces, the island, composed mostly of coral, is relatively flat with Mt. Hillaby, at 104 feet (336 m) above sea level, being the highest point.
Cruises
11905 - Bridgetown to Marigot
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: SeaDream I
Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Saint Lucia, from $1,539.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: MSC Fantasia
Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Dominican Republic, Saint Kitts a from $1,269.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: MSC Fantasia
Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Saint Kitts and Nevis, from $1,269.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: MSC Fantasia
Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda, Virgin Islands (British), Dominican Republic, Saint Kitts and Nevis from $2,149.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: MSC Fantasia
Martinique, Guadeloupe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Saint Lucia, from $1,599.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: MSC Fantasia
Guadeloupe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Martinique from $859.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: MSC Fantasia
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Destination: Caribbean
Ship: MSC Preziosa
Guadeloupe, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Martinique from $859.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: MSC Fantasia
11846 - Bridgetown to Bridgetown
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: SeaDream I
7-NIGHT YACHTSMAN'S CARIBBEAN
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Seabourn Odyssey
11848 - Bridgetown to Marigot
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: SeaDream I
5830 - New York to Bridgetown from $4,100.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Silver Spirit
7-DAY YACHTSMAN'S CARIBBEAN
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Seabourn Odyssey
6804H - Fortaleza to Bridgetown from $4,600.00 (USD)
Destination: South America
Ship: Silver Muse
7 Night Southern Caribbean Holiday Cruise
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Freedom of the Seas
Samba To Seashells - Rio De Janeiro Brazil to Miami Florida from $2,999.00 (USD)
Destination: South America
Ship: Sirena
14-NIGHT EXOTIC CARIBBEAN IN-DEPTH
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Seabourn Odyssey
14-NIGHT EXOTIC CARIBBEAN IN-DEPTH
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Seabourn Odyssey
12 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Silhouette
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Celebrity Silhouette
10 Nights Ultimate Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Reflection
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Celebrity Reflection
12 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Anthem of the Seas
14-NIGHT EXOTIC CARIBBEAN IN-DEPTH
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Seabourn Odyssey
21-NIGHT SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN SEAFARER / WAYFARER
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Koningsdam
Miami Florida to Miami Florida on Seven Seas Navigator from $5,599.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Seven Seas Navigator
11 Night Southern Caribbean Cruise
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Serenade of the Seas
11903 - Bridgetown to Bridgetown
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: SeaDream I
21-NIGHT SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN SEAFARER & WAYFARER
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Eurodam
14-NIGHT CARIBBEAN GEMS IN-DEPTH
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Seabourn Odyssey
21-NIGHT SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN WAYFARER / SEAFARER
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Koningsdam
Cruises


7-DAY YACHTSMAN'S CARIBBEAN
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Seabourn Odyssey


Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda, Virgin Islands (British), Dominican Republic, Saint Kitts and Nevis
From $2,149.00 (USD)

Destination: Caribbean
Ship: MSC Fantasia


Guadeloupe, Saint Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Martinique
From $859.00 (USD)

Destination: Caribbean
Ship: MSC Fantasia


Guadeloupe, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Saint Lucia, Martinique
From $859.00 (USD)

Destination: Caribbean
Ship: MSC Fantasia


Guadeloupe, Antigua and Barbuda, Saint Vincent and The Grenadines, Dominican Republic, Saint Kitts a
From $1,269.00 (USD)

Destination: Caribbean
Ship: MSC Fantasia
 
 

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