Royal Caribbean announces second consecutive winter season departing from Barbados
Rhapsody of the Seas will depart from Bridgetown with itineraries of 7 and 14 nights touring the beaches of the South Caribbean from November 2022 to April 2023
Passengers will have more opportunities to discover the rich traditions, historical sites, and natural wonders that are part of the region's communities such as the centuries-old ancient fort in Port of Spain, Trinidad, with its unrivaled views of the Gulf of Paria; the first underwater sculpture park in St. George, Grenada, and the oldest botanical gardens in the Western Hemisphere in Kingstown, St. Vincent. Late-night visits to the ABC islands - Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao - will top passenger agendas, as will an overnight visit to Oranjestad, Aruba for those embarking on Rhapsody on the 14-night adventure.
The excitement continues with stopovers in cities in Central and South America including Cartagena, Colombia; Colón, Panama and Puerto Limón, Costa Rica.
News of a second season in Barbados comes on the heels of the announcement of Bridgetown as a home port beginning in December 2021. Committed to providing the best cruise vacations at all of our ports of departure, Royal Caribbean's alliance with Barbados provides an opportunity unique immersive cultural experiences that our passengers long for. Whether the decision is made to arrive a few days before the cruise or extend their stay a few days after the cruise, passengers will be able to discover the most important aspects of this small but surprising island; whether it is strolling the refreshing streets of the beautiful villages or climbing Mount Hillaby, the highest peak on the island or perhaps sunbathing on the amazing beaches of the 11 unique districts.
More information on Barbados' first season of Rhapsody is available here. The itineraries and their ports of call are:
• 7 nights South Caribbean: Visiting Scarborough, Tobago; Port of Spain, Trinidad; St. George, Grenada; Kingstown, St. Vincent; Roseau, Dominica and Castries Saint Lucia.
• 7 nights South Caribbean: Visiting St. George; Kralendijk, Bonaire; Oranjestad, Aruba; Willemstad, Curaçao and Port of Spain.
• 8 nights South Caribbean: Visiting Scarborough, Port of Spain, Castries; Fort-de-France, Martinique; Roseau, St. George and Kingstown.
• 14 Caribbean Nights: Visiting St. George, Kralendijk, Willemstad (overnight), Cartagena, Colón, Puerto Limón, Oranjestad (overnight) and Port of Spain.