Bridgetown cruises

Sample the unique British flavour as you stroll through historic Bridgetown, also referred to as ‘Little England’ and enjoy Bridgetown’s unique combination of colonial tradition and Caribbean vibrancy. The ribbons of welcoming sand which arc down the Platinum Coast remain a huge draw on this Caribbean favourite.

Excursions

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

  • Barbados Beach Break

    Take some time out to relax on one of the island’s beaches.

    Barbados Beach Break

    Enjoy a scenic transfer through the historic capital of Bridgetown, passing the parliament buildings and Independence Square and on to Carlisle Bay, one of the longest and widest beaches on the island.

    Upon arrival, you’ll be offered a refreshing drink and have a brief orientation of the beach and facilities. It’s then time for you to sit back and relax on your complimentary beach chair and enjoy the sun, sea and sand.

    After your stay, you’ll meet at the agreed time for the return drive to the ship.



    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot.Guests are reminded to wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. Umbrellas are complimentary; however they are subject to availability and will be shared. Shower and changing rooms are available. US Dollars and local currency is accepted for purchases. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities. There may be independent suppliers on the beach that offer watersports. These are provided by parties unconnected to Cunard.

    Tour code

    BGI_039

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Barbados in Focus Photography Tour

    Join top Bajan photographer, Ronnie Carrington, on a journey through quaint areas of Barbados, perfect for photographing.

    Barbados in Focus Photography Tour

    Head across the island to the spectacular Scotland District, an area of undulating landscapes overlooking the very scenic east coast. Your route passes acres of waving sugar cane and takes you through quaint rural villages with brightly painted rum shops and chattel houses. The beautiful rugged landscape, intriguing architecture and good-natured country folk, combine to make this a unique experience.

    Enjoy the sights of Bathsheba, on the east coast, the most photographed area on the island. Watch the Atlantic breakers pound relentlessly against giant coral boulders and create whirlpools of foaming surf. A photographer's delight.


    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. This tour has some walking over flat surfaces and includes some steps.

    Tour code

    BGI_025

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Harrisons Cave

    Barbados is just as beautiful below the surface as above. Discover glistening stalactites, stalagmites and more!

    Harrisons Cave

    Journey deep beneath the Earth’s surface, and explore the depths of Barbados in Harrison’s Cave. An amazing array of natural wonders lie in wait...

    On arrival at Harrison’s Cave, you’ll watch a short film on the formation of Barbados at the new cliff top Visitor Centre, before boarding an electric tram, that will take you through the limestone cave. Once inside the cavern, you’ll spot glistening stalactites and stalagmites, crystal clear subterranean streams, and a spectacular waterfall plunging into a deep emerald pool.

    Harrison’s Cave is considered an active cave as it carries water, and it is very much alive as its stalagmites are still growing, albeit by less than the thickness of a piece of paper each year; but that’s very fast in geological terms!


    This excursion will operate by minibus, electric tram and on foot. There is approximately 30 minutes of walking on this tour, as well as some steps to negotiate. This tour is not suitable for those with a fear of enclosed spaces.

    Tour code

    BGI_077

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Complete Catamaran & Turtle Tour

    Cruise the coastline, swim with turtles, discover a shipwreck and enjoy an al fresco luncheon.

    Complete Catamaran & Turtle Tour

    You will be welcomed aboard your catamaran to set sail along Barbados’ beautiful coastline. See some of the island's finest homes and hotels dotted along magnificent white sand beaches only visible from the sea.

    Take to the warm, inviting waters and snorkel over a shipwreck or reef with shoals of colourful tropical fish. Afterwards you can simply relax, lie in the shady cabin, bask in the sun on deck and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

    Your catamaran will make another stop, giving you chance to view and swim with the enchanting Green or Hawksbill Turtles, an opportunity not to be missed.

    During the cruise, enjoy a wonderful Caribbean-style buffet luncheon on board. The delicious local dishes will be accompanied by unlimited rum punch, local beer and soft drinks.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by catamaran. Participants must be competent swimmers. Please wear your swimwear, sunscreen and take a towel. You will be required to remove shoes whilst on board the catamaran. The snorkelling location and the turtle encounter are subject to favourable conditions. Turtle sightings cannot be guaranteed. Children under six may not participate. Snorkel equipment is provided, excluding fins; Barbados law does not permit fins near turtles in order to avoid harm. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities.

    Tour code

    BGI_036

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Meal included

      Meal Included

    Duration

    5 hours

  • Atlantis Submarine Expedition

    Enjoy the magical underwater world of Barbados on board the incredible Atlantis Submarine.

    Atlantis Submarine Expedition

    Cruise through an amazing undersea world at depths of 50 to 150 feet as you embark on a voyage of discovery aboard the Atlantis Submarine. Atlantis is one of the premier attractions in the Caribbean, providing a unique exposure to a fascinating underwater world.

    You will board a ferry for the short transfer out to the dive site to join the Atlantis Submarine. The colour and abundance of exotic fish, spectacular sponge gardens and fascinating coral formations will be unveiled outside your porthole.

    Atlantis is maintained at a cool air-conditioned temperature and sea level pressure. Experienced crew will point out and describe the sights in detail as tropical fish pass within touching distance of your porthole.



    This excursion will operate by bus, boat and submarine. Children under four are not permitted to participate and all participating children must be at least three feet tall. This tour involves very little walking, however guests must be able to negotiate an 11 step ladder into and out of the Atlantis Submarine. The Submarine dive lasts approximately 50 minutes. The views underwater are subject to local sea conditions on the day.

    Tour code

    BGI_031

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    Duration

    2½ hours

  • 4x4 Safari & Shipwreck Snorkel

    Fancy some fun-filled activities, from snorkelling to a scenic drive? Discover the best of Barbados by land and sea.

    4x4 Safari & Shipwreck Snorkel

    >Let’s jump aboard the Wildcat powerboat for a short boat ride to Carlisle Bay, where the exciting activities begin. At the shipwreck snorkel site it’s time to explore the intriguing underwater world. Here you’ll snorkel alongside an amazing array of tropical reef fish, and of course you’ll discover the fascinating sunken shipwrecks. After soaking up the secrets of the sea, it’s only right for some fun in the sun, so there’ll be time to enjoy the powder soft beach.

    You’ll continue to be wowed as you board the specially designed 4x4 jeeps to meander your way in convoy through endless fields of beautiful Barbadian countryside, the East Coast, the Scotland District and the very popular mansions of the Platinum Coast, where many Hollywood stars flock to. Driven by professional guides, this on and off-road ride will take you to places that are hard to access by regular means of transportation. The knowledge and charm of the guides will keep you informed and entertained throughout.

    A soft drink or rum punch will be served during the tour.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by 4x4, speedboat and on foot. This tour is not suitable for those with injuries or conditions which may be affected by the bumpy ride. Pregnant women and children are not permitted to participate. Each vehicle is equipped with seat belts, which must be worn. Please note the jeeps are not self driven. In the event of prevailing sea conditions the sites visited during the boat section of the tour may differ. Snorkel equipment is included. Participants must be competent swimmers. Guests are reminded to wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to swimming. The tour may operate in reverse.

    Tour code

    BGI_085

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours

  • Scenic Barbados & Beach Escape

    Discover the delights of Barbados during a scenic drive and then relax at one of its stunning beaches.

    Scenic Barbados & Beach Escape

    Take a drive along the Spring Garden Highway to Holetown, where the island’s first settlers landed. From here, you’ll head inland towards the centre of the island passing by St Thomas Parish Church and the swaying sugar cane fields.

    The Highland Centre offers excellent views over the east coast with its rolling hills and the pounding Atlantic surf; a perfect photograph stop. Whilst enjoying the views from the Highland Centre, you will be offered a choice of refreshing drinks.

    On arrival at Accra Beach, you’ll have approximately two hours to relax on the beach, swim or soak up the sun. Showers and toilets are located on the beach and there are some small local-style bars nearby.



    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion operates by minibus. Guests are reminded to wear swimwear, take a towel and sunscreen. There are no locker facilities at this beach. Please note that there is only one complimentary sunbed offered under one shared umbrella. Additional sunbeds and umbrellas may be available if required but cannot be guaranteed.

    Tour code

    BGI_009

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    4½ hours

  • Barbados Wildlife Reserve

    Explore the hidden depths of Barbados and experience a close encounter with some of its wildlife.

    Barbados Wildlife Reserve

    Take in the beach views as you travel along the Spring Garden Highway towards the Barbados Wildlife Reserve. Once inside the Reserve you are in the animal’s kingdom as some of the creatures are free to wander as they please. It is a community devoted to man's love and respect for nature as well as to research and conservation. These animals are not tame, and unexpected noises may frighten them away. Stroll though the beautiful mahogany woods or take a seat on one of the benches and see what comes your way. Watch where you step, as you are certain to see some of the numerous tortoises that roam the reserve.

    This tropical haven is home to many animals, reptiles, birds and of course the green monkey. Look out for these little creatures that have saved thousands of lives and are responsible for 70% of the world’s polio vaccines.

    Refreshments will be offered before taking the return drive to Bridgetown, passing through sleepy country villages enjoying the scenery.


    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. Guests are advised that ground within the Reserve is uneven. Comfortable, flat, walking shoes are recommended. Please note that the animals do not all roam freely, they are all part of an ongoing conservation programme, and some are housed and caged.

    Tour code

    BGI_021

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2¾ hours

  • Coast to Coast

    This scenic drive has been specially designed for those who would prefer an overview of Barbados with little walking.

    Coast to Coast

    The original building of St John’s Church was erected in 1660 and the present gothic structure is situated on a cliff 800 feet above sea level. Step inside to see the double staircase of cedar leading to the organ gallery and the traditional high-backed pews. The frangipani trees in the yard lead you to some magnificent views of the east coast.

    The views from the Highland Centre are also spectacular. Located at the heart of the island, 1,004 feet above sea level, the picturesque landscape sweeps down to the east coast. Here, you will be offered a welcome refreshment whilst you take in the surrounding views.
    Pass by sights such as Heroes Square (formerly Trafalgar Square) and Gun Hill Signal Station as you head towards the rugged Atlantic coastline. Pass by St Thomas Church, and pass through Holetown for a photograph stop at the monument to commemorate the place where the first settlers landed in 1627. Enjoy viewing the opulent Sandy Lane area before returning to the ship in Bridgetown.


    This excursion will operate by minibus. This tour involves approximately 20 minutes of walking over relatively flat surfaces.

    Tour code

    BGI_002

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3½ hours

  • Sunset Cruise

    The perfect way to end your day in Barbados - an experience not to be missed.

    Sunset Cruise

    Sail along Barbados’ scenic west coast with the spectacle of a tropical sunset as your backdrop. Enjoy the warm breeze and shimmering sea as you watch the horizon for the sun’s dazzling descent.

    During your cruise, the friendly crew are on hand to ensure that you relax and enjoy the evening. Choose from a selection of Caribbean hors d’oeuvres as you sip drinks from the open bar and watch the slowing sun set below the ocean.

    A wonderful end to the day.


    A visible sunset is dependent on favourable weather conditions. An open bar of local beer, champagne, rum, rum punch, soft drinks and fruit juices will be available. You will be required to remove shoes whilst on board the catamaran. The dress code is casual.

    Tour code

    BGI_011

    Features

    • Activity low

      Activity Level: Low

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    2¼ hours

  • The Atlantis Submarine Experience by Night

    Experience the underwater nightlife of Barbados as you take an amazing night dive on the Atlantis Submarine.

    The Atlantis Submarine Experience by Night

    The Atlantis Submarine will take you on a voyage of discovery through the underwater world at night! You’ll board a ferry for the short transfer out to the dive site, where en route you can gaze at the stars and see the twinkling night lights of the Barbados coastline.

    During your night dive, you’ll go to depths of 50 to 150 feet and the high powered spotlights on the submarine will offer a different view of the coral. Night predators lurk in the shadows while the vibrant colours of the reef not always visible during the day come to life. All this time the Atlantis is maintained at a cool air conditioned temperature and sea level pressure. A knowledgeable co-pilot narrates the 50 minute underwater adventure and will help you to identify the colourful coral formations and marine life on the other side of your port hole.

    Afterwards, a short cocktail reception will be held where, you can join the submarine crew and relax with a drink and enjoy a selection of local delicacies, before the return drive to the port.


    This excursion will operate by bus, ferry and submarine. Children under four are not permitted to participate and all participating children must be at least three feet tall. This tour involves very little walking, however guests must be able to negotiate an 11 step ladder into and out of the Atlantis Submarine. The submarine dive lasts approximately 50 minutes. The views underwater are subject to local sea conditions. This tour is not exclusive to Cunard.

    Tour code

    BGI_067

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Family

      Especially suitable for families

    Duration

    2¾ hours

  • Harrison's Cave Eco-Adventure

    Discover natural wonders on this subterranean excursion for nature lovers and thrill-seekers.

    Harrison's Cave Eco-Adventure

    A trained and knowledgeable tour team will take you on this unique journey to discover the natural wonders above and below Barbados.

    You’ll trek along the cliff and valley trails, and the scenic walks where there is an abundance of tropical flora to admire. Catch a glimpse of native birds, and maybe even a green monkey as you traverse this rich habitat. Learn of the history of gullies, ancient uses of plants and the people who used them; all before embarking on a truly amazing underground experience in this incredible place.

    Check your head lamps and knee guards as you enter Harrison’s Cave on foot and travel along the tour path to get a closer look at the breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites.

    You’ll explore some of the cave’s natural passages, creeping, crawling, stooping and climbing as only the early explorers did, to see crystallized formations unmatched in other areas of the cave. It really is an action-adventure, navigating your way past obstacles through this subterranean landscape.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by minivan and on foot. Pregnant women and those under the age of 16 years are not permitted to participate. Participants must be physically fit; the tour is not suitable for guests with heart, knee or back problems. The tour involves around three hours of walking on rough surfaces, plus negotiating steps, inclines and through water. You will be required to crawl, stoop, climb and navigate obstacles for up to a distance of one mile. Please wear fabrics that do not absorb much water and bring a change of clothes. Enclosed, flat shoes are compulsory. Changing facilities and lockers are available. This tour is not suitable for those with a fear of enclosed spaces.

    Tour code

    BGI_083

    Features

    • Activity high

      Activity Level: High

    Duration

    5¼ hours

  • Turtle Snorkel

    Enjoy a relaxing cruise, capture the stunning coastal views of Barbados and swim with the magical sea turtles.

    Turtle Snorkel

    Step aboard your boat for an unforgettable adventure. Set sail along the island’s coast towards a sheltered bay for a wonderful experience with some of Barbados’ marine inhabitants. This area is known for its population of Green and Hawksbill Turtles, who enjoy the temperate calm waters off the west coast. Take this opportunity to snorkel with the graceful wild sea turtles and watch the crew feed these endangered creatures – an underwater camera is a must.

    Take a dip in the warm, inviting waters from the boat; alternatively you may choose to simply relax on deck and enjoy the sunshine.

    All too soon it will be time to depart and, as you cruise along the island’s west coast, the crew will serve refreshments from the open bar.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    BEACH/WATER RELATED EXCURSIONS
    For any excursion involving water, guests are reminded to exercise particular care. Alcohol and eating a full meal should be avoided before swimming. If buoyancy aids are provided for an activity they must be worn at all times. You should bear in mind that the sea is unpredictable. Lifeguards are unlikely to be present and there may not be a flag system to indicate whether or not it is safe to go in the water. In addition, beach activities may not be supervised or accompanied and so you should take care to satisfy yourself as to the safety of the beach and/or the sea at the time of your excursion. Please exercise caution when entering the sea as the seabed and aquatic environment is capable of springing surprises and we have not inspected the beach or seabed for its safety. Children must be supervised by you at all times near water. All activities on the beach, water and in the sea are undertaken at your own risk. You’ll need to take swimwear, a towel, sunscreen and flat shoes that can be worn in the water.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by motorised boat. Participants must be competent swimmers. Please wear your swimwear, sunscreen and take a towel. You will be required to remove shoes whilst on board the boat. Snorkelling and turtle sightings are subject to favourable conditions and cannot be guaranteed. Snorkel equipment is provided, excluding fins; Barbados law does not permit fins near turtles in order to avoid harm. Children under six may not participate. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities. Before you book this excursion your must refer to the ‘Activity Excursion’ and ‘Beach / Water Related’ paragraphs under the Guide to Symbols in this brochure.

    Tour code

    BGI_037

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 hours

  • 4x4 Island Adventure

    Discover Barbados’ natural and rugged beauty on this fun-filled adventure tour.

    4x4 Island Adventure

    Your 4x4 safari vehicle convoy will wind its way through areas of the island’s interior that are otherwise normally inaccessible.

    You’ll drive past the Fisherpond Sugar Cane Estate and Coffee Gully, before stopping at the rugged and beautiful Bathsheba. Here the Atlantic Coast breaks to make frothy waves around the stand out rock formations – a perfect arty photograph for the taking! Capture the scenery on a walk along the beach.

    Re-boarding the 4x4 you’ll continue along the dramatic East Coast, passing through quaint villages, on your way up to an 850 foot above sea level vista point. You’ll then descend to historic Holetown – the landing point for the first English settlers in 1627. Your journey back to the port is along the rich and famous West Coast, home to many of the up-market and five-star properties.

    A soft drink or rum punch will be served during the tour.


    ACTIVITY EXCURSIONS
    You and all those in your party should be aware that, in undertaking activity excursions, you will be involved in a degree of physical exertion and/or activity such as hiking, biking, snorkelling, kayaking, diving etc. By booking the excursion you confirm that you and all those in your party are in good physical and mental condition, with no history of conditions such as seizures, dizziness, fainting, heart condition, respiratory problems or back/neck problems (by way of example only). You should also ensure that no one in your party is taking medicine that carries a warning about impairment of physical or mental abilities. If you are pregnant this type of excursion may not be appropriate for you. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in the activities booked and you are reminded to take care for your own safety. Because of the risks associated with activity excursions, you may be asked by the excursion provider to sign a document which may affect or limit the excursion provider’s liability. Comfortable flat walking shoes are recommended.

    LIABILITY
    Cunard will arrange for the excursions to be performed by the relevant excursion provider. Cunard does not provide or supply the excursion services. Cunard will exercise reasonable care and skill in the selection of the excursion provider, but will not in any circumstances have a greater liability than the excursion supplier and Cunard shall not be responsible for the negligent acts/omissions of the excursion supplier. Please note that in relation to all excursions Cunard is not responsible or liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by you unless such loss, damage or injury arises out of a breach of legal duty of Cunard.

    TRAVEL INSURANCE
    Before booking any activity excursions it is essential that you ensure your travel insurance extends to cover the specified activity. It is your responsibility to obtain adequate insurance.

    This excursion will operate by 4x4 and on foot. This tour is not suitable for those with injuries or conditions which may be affected by the bumpy ride. Pregnant women and children may not participate. Each vehicle is equipped with seat belts, which must be worn. The tour involves some walking over varying terrain and flat, comfortable closed toes shoes are recommended. Please note the jeeps are not self driven.

    Tour code

    BGI_084

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    3 hours

  • Best of Barbados

    Visit historical Sunbury House, take in the views of Gun Hill Signal Station and stroll the paths at Orchid World.

    Best of Barbados

    Enjoy a scenic drive to Gun Hill Signal Station, located in the parish of St George, which provides a magnificent and captivating view of the entire island. The Signal Station was restored and landscaped by the Barbados National Trust and now houses a collection of military memorabilia.

    Afterwards, continue to Orchid World which spans over six acres of land, some 800 feet above sea level. Meander your way through the beautiful outcrops of coral, rock gardens, cool shady gullies and ponds. You will be fascinated by the beautiful orchid plants growing in mid-air with their roots completely free of any soil.

    Sunbury Plantation House dates back to 1660 and possesses one of the country's superior collections of antiques. The cellars house a unique collection of antique carriages, as well as many items used in the domestic life of the plantation. In the extensively landscaped grounds you will see fine authentic examples of old carts and machinery used in the last century to cultivate the land.

    During your tour, you will be offered a fruit or rum punch refreshment.


    This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. This tour involves approximately one hour of walking over some uneven and inclined surfaces, including steps. Flat, comfortable shoes are recommended. Order of highlights may vary.

    Tour code

    BGI_029

    Features

    • Activity medium

      Activity Level: Medium

    • Refreshments included

      Refreshments included

    Duration

    4 hours