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Barbados

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History

The island's earliest inhabitants were the Arawak, a peaceful tribe from South America that inhabited many of the Caribbean islands before European colonization. In 1536, a Portuguese explorer discovered this 14 by 21 mile haven and named it Barbados, meaning "the bearded ones," for the shaggy exposed roots of the native ficus trees. The island was on the Spanish side of the line of demarcation separating the Portuguese empire from the Spanish territories, so Portugal never made a claim to it. The island did not have a sovereign ruler until the English arrived early in the 17th century. The first English colonists settled in Jamestown, now Holetown, just north of modern Bridgetown.

CONSETT BAY

SPEIGHTSTOWN

ST. JAMES Flower Forest HOLETOWN FOLKSTONE MARINE RESERVE Andromeda Gardens Harrison s Cave ST. GEORGE Gun Hill Horse Hill St. John s Church BATHSHEBA MARTINS BAY

PAYNES BAY

ST. MICHAEL

DEEP WATER HARBOUR

ST. PHILIP Sam Lord s Castle

MIAMI Barbados became a plantation island, and slaves were brought to cultivate the cane fields. Even at this early date the island was attracting tourists. It became fashionable to go to Barbados for one's health. George Washington accompanied his ill half-brother, Lawrence, to Barbados for a change of air. Unfortunately for George, he contracted the smallpox that CUBA marked him for life.

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CRANE BAY FOUL BAY GRANTLEY ADAMS INT'L AIRPORT LONG BAY

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In the 18th and 19th centuries, Barbados' economy followed the sugar trade's success. The island's strategic importance was not overlooked, with 26 British forts dotting the CAYMAN coast. ISLANDS In 1966, Barbados became an independent nation, administered by a Governor General appointed by Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth, and a Prime Minister representing the majority JAMAICA party in the House of Assembly.

Bank Hours Banks are open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm and on Fridays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. post offiCe Hours A post office branch is located in the terminal. This branch is open from 8:00 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday. Another location is downtown. The downtown hours are from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. emergenCy In case of an emergency, dial 211.

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doCking/tendering The ship docks in Bridgetown, Barbados. sHore exCursions Please check your tour ticket for the correct meeting time and location for your tour. Your cruise line representative will direct you to your transportation. transportation You can get to town in Barbados on the $2 shuttle van. The pick up point is just to the right of the cruise terminal; drop off and pick up for the return trip to the cruise terminal is at the head of Broad Street, by Diamonds International, where you can start your shopping. Taxi fares are government regulated, but it is wise to establish a fare before departing. The following taxi fares are from the cruise ship terminal (rates are based on four passenger capacity): Downtown: $5 ($2 by shuttle van) Tamarind Cove: $14 Folkstone Marine Park: $12

How to get to town Downtown Bridgetown is approximately one mile from the pier. sHopping Often called the duty-free center of the Eastern Caribbean, Barbados' convenient store location and friendly natives make it a true shopper's paradise. Find competitive prices on Swiss and Japanese watches, diamonds, emeralds, sapphires, rubies and more. This port has some of the lowest prices in the entire Caribbean on fine china and crystal. World renowned Bajan rum is also an excellent buy. Recommended stores are mainly located on the famous Broad Street and in the cruise ship terminal. store Hours Most stores open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday. For your convenience, many recommended stores usually open Saturdays from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm. On Sundays and public holidays, only terminal stores are open.

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Aruba

St. Maarten St. Barths Antigua Puerto Guadeloupe Rico St.Kitts Dominican Dominica Republic Martinique St. Lucia

St. Thomas

Capital The capital of Barbados is Bridgetown.

Curacao Caracas

The Grenadines Grenada Tobago Trinidad

Barbados

loCation Barbados is the eastern most island of the West Indies. It lies 270 miles from the Venezuelan coast and about 100 miles time zone east of St. Vincent. Barbados follows Atlantic Standard Time; one hour later than Eastern Standard size Time during the winter months. The ship Barbados is a 14 by 21 mile haven may not always follow local time. Please covering 166 square miles. adhere to the ships time while in port. population 264,000 people live on the island of Barbados. language The official language is English. tourist information The Barbados Board of Tourism is located on Harbour Road in Bridgetown. There is also an information booth at Bridgetown's Deep Water Harbour in the cruise ship terminal.

CurrenCy The Barbados dollar is the official currency. United States dollars, travelers checks and credit cards are widely accepted.

Colombia

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Ammolite by Korite................. .........Diamonds International David Yurman.................................. The Royal Shop Edward Mirell................................... Diamonds International, The Royal Shop The Eighty-Eight®............................ Diamonds International Floating Fantasies by Asher.............Diamonds International Hearts on Fire..................................Diamonds International, Diamonds International Watch and Design John Hardy...................................... Diamonds International Mark Henry Alexandrite....................Colombian Emeralds International Pianegonda..................................... Diamonds International Rainbow Sapphire by Asher............ Diamonds International Roberto Coin................................... Diamonds International Simmons Jewelry............................. Colombian Emeralds International Yvel.................................................. Diamonds International

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Cartier....................................Diamonds International Chopard................................ Diamonds International, The Royal Shop ESQ Swiss............................. Diamonds International Longines............................... Diamonds International, The Royal Shop Maurice Lacroix.................... Diamonds International, The Royal Shop Movado................................. Diamonds International National Geographic............. Diamonds International Watch & Design Philip Stein Teslar...................Diamonds International, Diamonds International Watch & Design Seiko..................................... Colombian Emeralds International, Jewelers Warehouse, The Royal Shop TAG Heuer............................ Colombian Emeralds International

Guarantee

Shop with confidence, knowing that all merchants on this map have been carefully selected and each offers a 30-day guarantee to cruise line guests. This guarantee ensures buyers that all recommended merchants will repair or replace any unsatisfactory item, excluding buyer's negligence, buyer's remorse and lost or stolen merchandise. For purposes of determining quality and value of jewelry related to a buyer's complaint, only appraisals secured by a buyer from independent graduate gemologists, not affiliated with any retail jeweler, will be acceptable. Please inquire about individual store return policies before finalizing any purchase. The port shopping program is operated by Onboard Media; Inc. Participating merchants have paid an advertising fee to Onboard Media for inclusion in this program. Onboard Media handles all customer relations claims relating to the guarantee. If you become aware of a problem during the cruise, please contact the Shopping Guide onboard for immediate assistance. If a problem arises after the cruise but within 30 days of the purchase date, contact the Customer Relations Department at Onboard Media, 1691 Michigan Ave. Suite 600, Miami Beach 33139, Phone: (800) 396-2999, Fax: (305) 673-2741, Email: [email protected], Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm EST (Eastern Standard Time) Please send a letter and include the name of the ship, cruise date, store name and merchandise problem. Also enclose a copy of the sales receipt and any relevant documents relating to the sale. Onboard Media will contact the recommended store on your behalf for repair or replacement, and you will be notified accordingly.

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diamonds international

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colombian emeralds international

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Jill Walker Designs

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· Unbeatable Selection:Buyingclosesttothesourceaffords youthelargestselectionofalldiamondsanddiamond jewelryintheCaribbean · Become a Designer: Pickadiamondandpickasetting­ createyourowndreampiece ·Lifetime Diamond Upgrade Policy: Trade-inyourdiamond forabiggerorbrighterdiamond ·Exclusive Brands:Breitling,Cartier,Corum,Dior,PhilipStein, Movado,PinkPantherCollection,Yvel,JohnHardy,Crownof Light,AmmolitebyKorite,MauriceLacroix,Michele 2

· Jewelry:Emeralds,diamonds,sapphiresandmoreaswellas AMOROandGreggRuthbrandjewelry · Reputation for Value:Certifiedappraisals,free90-dayinsurance againstloss,damageortheftandaUnitedStatesservicecenter · Watches:BaumerMercier,JaegerLeCoultre,Omega,Ebel,Rado, TAGHeuer,RaymondWeil,Gucci,Tissot,Citizen,Seiko,Wenger, CalvinKlein,FrederiqueConstant,Effy,OfficinaDelTempo · Instant Credit:Uptoonefullyeartopaywithnointerestandno payments(SeeyourShoppingGuidefordetails) 4

· Gifts and Souvenirs: Rumcakes,T-shirts,perfumes,artwork andexclusiveCaribbeanitems · GiftswithCaribbeancolorandflairthatfiteverybudget

· Watches:DavidYurman,Girard-Perregaux,Chopard,Concord,Movado,Longines,Wittnauer,MauriceLacroix,Tissot, SeikoandCitizen · Jewelry:Diamonds,emeralds,rubies,sapphires,pearls,tanzanite,fireopals,DavidYurmanandexclusiveItaliangoldjewelryfromStefanHafnerGroup · Collectors' Items:Miniaturegrandfatherclocks, Hummel,Capodimontefigurines,designerFabergé-likecollectors'eggsandBarbadoscharmsandCaribbeansilver

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·From the Source:BuydirectfromaTanzaniteOneSiteholder atincredibleprices;thousandsof100Ctandsetpiecesstartingfrom.25Ct.to30Ct. ·Discover the Birthstone:Enjoythecaptivatingbluesand purplesoftheofficialbirthstone. ·Guarantee:Collectauthentictanzanitewithconfidence ­eachpiececomeswithacertificateofauthenticity. · Exclusive Brands:Breitling,Chopard,Corum,Ebel,Gucci, JohnHardy,Montblanc,PhilipStein"OprahWatch",Hearts onFire,CaribbeanTopaz,Armani,ChameleonandBaccarat

· Over 100 Apparel Options: T-shirts,sweatshirts,tanktops,polo shirts,dyedshirts;everythingburstsintovibrantcolorswhen exposedtoUVrays · Solize Sunglasses: Polarizedlenseswithalifetimeguarantee -Lost,stolenorbroken,theywillreplacethemforfree! · Just for Kids: T-Shirts,sweatshirts,sportdiscs,toys,yo-yo's andmore · Jewelry and Accessories: Hats,visors,beachbags,flip-flops, nailpolish,rings,pendants,earringsandwatches-allguaranteedforlife 5

Diamonds International Must Stop Shop - Fine Watches & Designer Jewelry

· Calypso Rum Cakes: MouthwateringBarbadianmadegourmet rumcakes · Vacuum Sealed: Guaranteesasixmonthshelflife

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· Enjoylunch atoneofBarbados'nicestbeachfacilities · A Quick Ride or Stroll:Fiveminutesbytaxifromthe cruiseshippierorthreetofiveminutewalkfromBroad Streetandoneblockfromthebridge B

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The Island Value Leader

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ryanne's restaurant & bar

Amazing Selection of Local Food

· A Cut Above the Rest:FireburstandTheEighty-EightTMCollection ·Fine Designers:DorisPanosandRaima · Fine Timepieces:AudemarsPiguet,Cartier,Dubey&Schaldenbrand,Ebel,IWC,Longines,Montblanc,UlysseNardin,Paneraiand Piaget

· Affordablefinejewelryfromtheislandsvalueleader­upto50% offqualityjewelryandfinewatches;Alljewelrycomeswitha certifiedappraisalattimeofpurchase. · Diamonds,emeralds,rubies,sapphires,pearls,tanzaniteandfine Italiangoldjewelry · GreatfashionwatchesincludingSeiko,CitizenandWenger

· EnjoyableDiningExperience:Featuringanopen-airbalcony overlookingBroadStreet · Freshlocaljuices,fullbar,cou-cou,flyingfish,jerkpork,curried goatandmore

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