Bridgetown Cruise Terminal
Operated by a private sector joint venture including Barbados Port Inc and officially opened in 1994, the cruise terminal is now home to over 60 businesses. There is a range of duty free shopping outlets selling everything from clothing and leather goods to souvenirs, crystal, jewellery and liquor, as well as open-air bars where visitors can sample local beers and Bajan cuisine. The terminal pays homage to Barbadian culture in the form of traditional wooden pushcarts manned by smaller vendors selling crafts, souvenirs and other gifts. The heritage of Barbados is reflected still further in the colourful Chattel House shopping area just outside the main terminal, where visitors can buy 100 per cent Bajan-made local items.