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Cruise boost

TREVOR’S WAY, on the Princess Alice Highway on Bridgetown’s outskirts, is known as a popular spot for young lovers but the landmark will soon undergo a major transformation when Government, Barbados Port Inc. and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines begin work on the $300 million Sugar Point Cruise Facility. (Pictures by Lennox Devonish.)

By GERALYN EDWARD | Sat, September 08, 2012 - 12:11 AM

GOVERNMENT IS on the verge of constructing a massive cruise facility to accommodate some of the world’s biggest ships, while reclaiming 15 acres of land from the sea off Trevor’s Way in Bridgetown for the ambitious project.

Plans for the ultra-modern Sugar Point Cruise Facility, which will be constructed in two phases – the first costing $300 million – were unveiled yesterday during a ceremony at Hilton Barbados.

Minister of International Business and International Transport George Hutson told the audience that included officials of Barbados Port Inc., Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL), Barbados Cruise Terminal and the Barbados Tourism Authority that phase one would include the construction of two cruise piers, arrival and departure facilities, a major retail area and parking facilities, as well as underground water and electrical installations.

The completed facility, themed around Barbados’ culture of sugar and rum, would incorporate the Bridgetown Fisheries Complex and the old abattoir, RCCL executives pointed out.

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Posted by robert shiels 2 years, 1 month ago
Great news. But why not expand a little further and have a small ferry service up to speightstown. Just think about the benefits. If your a tourist you could get on cruise up the coast getting to see the whole length of Barbados from the sea. You then get to experience everything that speightstown has to offer which would also help to reinvigorate a the local economy. From speightstown a tourist could go a little further north into moon town etc or could get a bus from the terminal into many different places. Also locals could use the service to get into Bridgetown for work or to take care of business etc. There is a jetty at speightstown that with a bit of thougt could be upgraded to accommodate such a ferry service. As a tourist and visitor to Barbados it would be fantastic and would benefit everyone.

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Posted by J. Payne 2 years, 1 month ago
Ofcourse the Barbados government still hasn't gotten to the route of the problem. There a need to tacklle high airfares for cruise ship passengers to come to Barbados to begin their journey.

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