Independence of the Seas makes inaugural visit to Barbados

It is evident that Barbados is one of the most popular cruise destinations in the world, welcoming yet another vessel to these shores. On Wednesday, November 8, Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas docked at the Bridgetown Port for the first time.

Viking Sea makes inaugural visit to Barbados

Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) yesterday officially welcomed Viking Sea, from Viking Ocean Cruises, at the Bridgetown Port during an inaugural ceremony onboard the vessel.

Barbados Port Crowns New Calypso Monarch

New Calypso king of Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) Roger “Aleph” Collymore stole the show last Friday night at the Transit Shed No 3 dethroning double crown queen, Jacque “Jackson Unplugged” Collis at the annual BPI Calypso Monarch competition.

Disney Fantasy makes inaugural call

Barbados’ thriving cruise industry received a further boost on Thursday when the Disney Cruise Line's mega cruise ship Disney Fantasy made its inaugural call on the Bridgetown Port carrying approximately 3500 passengers and 1500 crew.

Disney Fantasy is the sister ship to Disney Dream both of which were designed for guests of all ages with experiences such as exploring the universes of Star Wars and Marvel, to shopping at unique onboard venues, a virtual Disney World experience on the sea.

Barbados Port Inc. supporting restoration of historic East Point Lighthouse

Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) has proudly announced its involvement in the restoration of the historic East Point Lighthouse in St. Philip. The restoration project, to be performed by Hinds Transport Services Ltd. and overseen by the BPI, commenced last month marked by an official ceremony and the initial removal of tree branches which have penetrated the building over time.

Mein Schiff 4 cruises into Barbados for the first time

The Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) has officially greeted the Captain and crew of German cruise ship Mein Schiff 4 at the Bridgetown Port last Friday during an inaugural ceremony onboard the vessel. It was the second time in a week that the BPI had welcomed a cruise ship on its maiden voyage; French cruise ship Le Soléal also docked at the Port in the same week, bringing hundreds of cruise ship passengers to our shores.

Lewis/Wickham Boardwalk in Bridgetown reopens

Barbados Port Inc. (BPI) today announced that the renovations to the Lewis/Wickham Boardwalk is completed, and that boat users and pedestrians can safely resume use of the waterway and walkway between the Chamberlain Lift Bridge and the traffic lights by Chefette Restaurant.

The Bridgetown Port - A Record of Contribution and Service

As we celebrate 47 years of Independence, this is a time to review the past and look to the future.  This has been a strategic policy of the Bridgetown Port from inception.

The Port is a major port of entry for 90% of the goods used in the manufacturing and retail sectors in Barbados.  A major part of its responsibility has been dedicated to supporting businesses in the import/export trade, a job that it carries out without any government subsidies, unlike the majority of ports in the region.