The Queen of the Pothoes has made her maiden voyage in an 1826 vessel from a shipyard in London, and the Queen has welcomed the arrival of the Queen’s Own Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, which has brought a whole new generation of travellers to the island.
The Queen has travelled to Barbados for the first time and will also be celebrating the Caribbean Carnival, with stops at her hometown of St James, Jamaica and the Caribbean, and at her home island of St Thomas.
The cruise line is now also operating a cruise from Port Royal to St James.
A total of 12 Caribbean cruises are planned this year, including a four-night Caribbean cruise on the first cruise of the year.
A group of tourists was on board the Queen, who had just been welcomed by the Queen in the Royal Hall of the Royal College of Surgeons, as they arrived at St James International Airport on Friday morning.
The group was accompanied by Prince William, Prince Harry and Prince Charlotte, and was escorted by a group of dignitaries, including the Queen and her family.
The Royal College is a body of Royal and other eminent members of society and is chaired by the Royal Family.
The President of the College, Dr Philip Haughton, welcomed the Queen to the college.
He said she had been “absolutely amazing” and the college was “thrilled to have her on board”.
He said the Queen was very pleased to have the College on board and was “proud to have a member of our family on board.”
A spokeswoman for the Royal Colleges said the group of six people, who included the Queen herself, would be attending the cruise.
“The Queen will be spending the first of her four Caribbean Carnival cruises on St Thomas, where she will have a number of stops including Jamaica, St James and St Thomas,” she said.
The trip has been organised by the college and its members.
Dr Haughtons son, the Duke of Edinburgh, has been travelling on the cruise with the group.
He had just left the Royal Scottish College in Edinburgh for a visit to St Thomas when he received the welcome from the queen.
He will also have a stop in St James for a cruise to the Bahamas.
Mr Haughons sister, Princess Margaret, will also join the group on board.
He told The Irish Sun that he was delighted to have been invited to join the Royal family.
He was on the boat with his sister and daughter when the Queen announced the news, but he was on duty in the deck and he could not see the Queen as she boarded the ship.
“She did not know who I was.
She was just so lovely, she looked very much like me,” he said.
“I have been so honoured to be here on the Queen Elizabeth II’s first Caribbean cruise.”
The Queen and Prince Charles The Queen is due to be on the Royal Caribbean’s flagship cruise, the Queen Anne, which is scheduled to depart St Thomas on March 21, with a stop at St Charles, St Vincent, St John the Baptist and St Mary Magdalene Cathedral.
The vessel will also include stops at the Royal Balmoral Castle in Scotland, the royal yacht, the St Christopher’s Church in Saint Bartholomew’s and a stop on the island of Tortola.
She will also visit the Royal Victoria Hospital in Tortola, St George’s Hospital in St Kitts, St Stephen’s Hospital and the Royal Windsor Hospital.
On the Queen Jane, which was built in 1926, she will spend the first day in the island’s capital, Nassau.
She is expected to have stops at St Bartholomeum Church, the Royal Chapel and the British Museum.
On St Catherine’s, she is expected at the National Palace Museum.
The ship is expected return to St John in the morning and is expected later in the day to return to the Caribbean.
A Royal Family trip to Barbuda The Queen will also spend some time on the Caribbean Princess Princess, the Princess of Barbados, a sister of the royal family, which she inherited from her father.
The Princess is due back to Barbadoes on Sunday, but her first stop will be St George, where her father, the Prince of Wales, will hold a royal wedding in the coming days.
He is to have lunch with the Queen at the royal palace and visit the Princess’s garden.
The visit will take place at the Queen Victoria House.
The Prince and Princess will then head for the Caribbean Caribbean Princess, which will be sailing from the St Thomas dockyard on Sunday.
The boat will then sail to the Canary Islands, and then the Queen will join the Princess on the St Kitt, St Lucia and St Vincent Islands.
She then has a stop over in St Thomas for a private visit with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.
The princess and the Duchess will then return to Barbades.
The next stop will take the Princess to the city of Antigua.
The tour will last for three days and