Bridgetown, BarbadosI took a cruise through the eastern Caribbean in order to experience the islands there. I was thinking of the cruise as a mobile hotel where I could cover a lot of ground without losing time checking into and out of hotels and going to and from the airport. The cruise virtually stopped at a different island per day so it was a win in that respect but the tours offered at each port were by and large less inspiring. I discovered that a number of people were hiring taxis for the day to take them around instead.
Bridgetown was the starting point of the cruise. I flew in from Port of Spain and managed to check in early. This allowed me to get rid of my luggage, have a bite to eat and go for a short walk around Bridgetown before the ship was set to depart.