Barbados gained independence from the British in 1966,ábut the English influence is still apparent on this stunning Caribbean island. English is the native tongue, Cricket is the national sport and tea is still a favourite drink. It is no wonder that this piece of paradise was once called 'Little England '.Find Cruises Sailing to This Port
For the ultimate day of fun-in-the-sun Barbados-style, cruise on the MV Harbour to a spectacular sandy beach. Snorkel on reefs teeming with tropical fish. Enjoy the rope swing, sun tanning or walking on the beach. Cruise back along the scenic coast while dancing the calypso or limbo, or just relax on deck.
Surround yourself with beautiful coral and exotic marine life as you take a snorkel adventure through the Caribbean waters.
Often called the duty-free centre of the Eastern Caribbean, Barbados' convenient location and friendly natives make it a true shoppers' paradise. Find competitive prices on diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies and designer jewellery and watches, including pieces from Chopard, Honora, John Atencio, John Hardy, Kabana, La Nouvelle Bague, Starnight, Cartier, Concord, Maurice Lacroix, Michele Watches and Movado. World-renowned Barbadian rum and delicious local rum cakes are also excellent buys.
The Barbados dollar (BBD) is the official currency. US dollars, traveller's cheques and credit cards are widely accepted.
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