Barbados Cruise Activity on the Upswing

The Caribbean island nation of Barbados also received 11,718 stopover arrivals from Canada in January 2024, up 15.2% compared to the 10,171 received in January 2023 as well as 14,531 stopovers from the USA, up 6.0% from the 13,708 received in January 2023.

Barbados received 31,336 stopover arrivals from the United Kingdom in January 2024, and 69,384 stopover arrivals overall for the month of January.

The island of Barbados is a Caribbean gem rich in cultural, heritage, sporting, culinary and eco experiences. It is surrounded by idyllic white sand beaches and is the only coral island in the Caribbean. With over 400 restaurants and eateries, Barbados is the Culinary Capital of the Caribbean.  

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The island is also known as the birthplace of rum, commercially producing and bottling the finest blends since the 1700s. In fact, many can experience the island’s historic rums at the annual Barbados Food and Rum Festival. The island also hosts events like the annual Crop Over Festival, where A-lists celebrities like our very own Rihanna are often spotted, and the annual Run Barbados Marathon, the largest marathon in the Caribbean. As the motorsport island, it is home to the leading circuit-racing facility in the English-speaking Caribbean. Known as a sustainable destination, Barbados was named one of the world’s Top Nature Destinations in 2022 by the Traveler’s Choice Awards’.  

Barbados is a globally competitive, warm weather destination with tourism sustainably enhancing the quality of life of for both visitors and Barbadians together, making it top of the list as a tourist destination offering pure enjoyment.  For more information on travel to Barbados, go to, follow on Facebook, and via Twitter @Barbados.

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Linda Hohnholz