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Washington arrived in Barbados by ship. Today, the Concord flies into Grantley Adams International Airport in Bridgetown. American Airlines and Air Jamaica, who also fly to the island, rarely have an empty seat in first class. The name alone connotes glamour, luxury and mystique. And there is a reason. For years, some of the most rich and famous people in the world have come to this island's white sand beaches. A selection of the Caribbean's best hotels and most magnificent private villas await them. But it's not just the island's sheer beauty that attracts the glitterati; it is the quality of life they find there. Barbados currently holds the third highest quality of living standard among third world countries and boasts a 98% literacy rate.

The island is considered a role model for democracy by the likes of Nelson Mandela, who visited Barbados on a mission to bring the kind of racial harmony that reigns there back home to South Africa. Peace and prosperity create a sense of harmony where celebrities can walk the streets undisturbed. In an atmosphere of refinement and relaxation, every visitor feels like a celebrity.

Mia Farrow and Frank Sinatra came for their honeymoon, as guests at Claudette Colbert's lavish home, Bellerive. Other guests have come for the Barbados Jazz Festival in January or for Holder's Season, a unique celebration of opera, music and theater held annually from March 9th to March 29th.

The cricket season, which runs from January through May, attracts fans of the game. The world famous Royal Westmoreland golf course, featured on The Wonderful World of Golf, draws golfers who may also have a visit with Barbadian golf celebrity, Sir Garfield Sobers. And then there are those guests who come to sit on the beach and do absolutely nothing.

Barbados is the easternmost Caribbean Island, part of the Lesser Antilles. It sits 285 miles (450 kilometers) northwest of Venezuela.

Rising gently from the west coast in a series of terraces, the island, composed mostly of coral, is relatively flat with Mt. Hillaby, at 104 feet (336 m) above sea level, being the highest point.
Cruises
Caribbean Explorer - Miami Florida to Miami Florida from $3,299.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Riviera
7-NIGHT YACHTSMAN'S CARIBBEAN
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Seabourn Odyssey
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Summit
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Celebrity Summit
12 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Silhouette
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Celebrity Silhouette
OCY191222-15 - Haute Caribbean Holidays from $6,680.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Crystal Serenity
12 Nights Lesser Antilles Caribbean on Celebrity Summit
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Celebrity Summit
11 Nights Dutch Antilles Caribbean on Celebrity Summit
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Celebrity Summit
Tropical Quest - Miami Florida to Miami Florida from $15,849.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Riviera
14-DAY EXOTIC CARIBBEAN IN-DEPTH II
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Seabourn Odyssey
11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Equinox
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
11-NIGHT SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN WAYFARER
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Koningsdam
7-NIGHT YACHTSMAN'S CARIBBEAN
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Seabourn Odyssey
7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Summit
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Celebrity Summit
OCS191025-14 - Caribbean Flavors from $4,285.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Crystal Symphony
11-NIGHT SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN WAYFARER
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Koningsdam
Blissful Holidays - Miami Florida to Miami Florida from $3,499.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Riviera
14-DAY EXOTIC CARIBBEAN IN-DEPTH
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Seabourn Odyssey
11-NIGHT SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN SEAFARER
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Koningsdam
14-DAY EXOTIC CARIBBEAN IN-DEPTH II
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Seabourn Odyssey
11 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Equinox
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Celebrity Equinox
Southern Caribbean Gems - Miami Florida to Miami Florida from $3,499.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Riviera
21-NIGHT SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN & AUTHENIC CUBA
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Veendam
Transatlantic Quest - Barcelona Spain to Miami Florida from $3,899.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Riviera
10 Nights Ultimate Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Reflection
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Celebrity Reflection
11-NIGHT SOUTHERN CARIBBEAN WAYFARER
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Veendam
10-DAY ATLANTIC ODYSSEY
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Seabourn Odyssey
Miami Florida to Miami Florida on Seven Seas Voyager from $7,599.00 (USD)
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Seven Seas Voyager
18-NIGHT YACHTSMAN'S CARIBBEAN & ATLANTIC SUNSETS
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Seabourn Odyssey
Fauna to Fair Winds - Miami Florida to Buenos Aires Argentina from $6,399.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Marina
South America Symphony - Miami Florida to Buenos Aires Argentina from $5,949.00 (USD)
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Sirena
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United States, St. Maarten, Martinique, Barbados, Grenada, Aruba, Bahamas
From $999.00 (USD)

Destination: Canada/New England
Ship: MSC Meraviglia


18-NIGHT YACHTSMAN'S CARIBBEAN & ATLANTIC SUNSETS
Destination: Transoceanic
Ship: Seabourn Odyssey


7-NIGHT YACHTSMAN'S CARIBBEAN
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Seabourn Odyssey


7 Nights Southern Caribbean Cruise on Celebrity Summit
Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Celebrity Summit


Caribbean Explorer - Miami Florida to Miami Florida
From $3,299.00 (USD)

Destination: Caribbean
Ship: Riviera