6 December 2017:
Bridgetown, Barbados:
A Pair of Queens

By Corey Sandler, Destination Consultant Silversea Cruises

Barbados, along with Jamaica, is one of the most English-like islands in the Caribbean.

That stands to reason, since its first permanent settlers arrived from England in 1627 and to some extent never left, although the population today are mostly descendants of African slaves or indentured servants from India.

Barbados became an independent state in 1966. But Queen Elizabeth II is still the constitutional monarch.

And so on Barbados they love their cricket and their rum, often combining the both under the Caribbean sun. And you can enjoy afternoon tea in places like Greenwich, Chancery Lane, Newbury, Hastings, or Marlowe.

And the other queen? Robin Fenty, otherwise known as the mega pop star Rihanna, born near Bridgetown and today existing in a world of her own making.

This marks the end of our voyage on Silver Muse, which began  two months ago in Fort Lauderdale. We expect to be back aboard our sister ship Silversea Silver Spirit in the spring of 2018, in the Mediterranean, then Silver Wind in Norway and Iceland, and later in the year back on Silver Spirit for a transatlantic crossing from London and visits to Montreal, Quebec City, Boston, and New York in the fall. I hope you will join us here in these pages. Safe travels!

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