If you want to choose a port in which to not book an excursion off the ship, then this is the place to go it on your own. I did not book an excursion and there was a leisurely stroll off the ship into this beautiful port. I had friends that pay $50 or more just to go to a cheap beach nearby. A few friends and found a great company called Ben Tours off the ship and literally paid $20 for a full tour of Curacao with beach time and time at the Curacao liqueur factory with drinks included! It was indescribable. The people are so friendly and school kids even eagerly waved at our bus from the street. I can't say that these are the most beautiful beaches but the atmosphere is phenomenal.
Curacao was BEAUTIFUL! It is now my all time favorite port.
Visited: Nov 23, 2018
Curacao was my favorite port of the four we visited. The town was within walking distance, and it is simply beautiful! You will also find the best prices here on souvenirs with the biggest selection of unique items. We really enjoyed this port.
Visited: Jun 16, 2018
For a amazingly wonderful day Rent a car for $75 from Advance Car Rental, they meet you at the pier and have all the Island high lights program into a gps. After checking out the colorful town head to the north part of the island to Sabana Westpunt and snorkel with wild turtles that eat fish guts left by commercial fisherman. Then drive south to swim and snorkel at one or both beautiful beaches Grote Knip or Playa Jeremi after that drive south to the salt flats and see wild Flamingoes it was the best day of our 14 day cruise.
We decided to walk around town and see the sights on our own. We were able to eat the food and shop in the local markets. I would definitely do this again.
Visited: Aug 10, 2018
I wrote a detailed explanation in the other section for ports. We visited the Curacao Sea Aquarium via a taxi ($5 each way). It was wonderful. Downtown area is colorful and nice.
Visited: Jan 04, 2020
Curacao was probably our favorite ports on this cruise. We had booked an excursion to go snorkelling at a quiet inlet. We saw lots of different fish, and it was a really nice beach. Ou r bus driver, Bob (without the Marley) took us to the inlet and back to our cruise ship on his Irie bus. We dropped off all of our heavy gear in our stateroom and went back out because we wanted to see the Queen Emma pontoon swinging bridge. We got there just in time to see it swing out and back in again. Amazing! We met a taxi driver who not only offered to drive us to the Curacao factory, but to also give us a tour for $40.00 total. It was worth it. He even drove us right back to the ship.
Visited: Oct 20, 2018
An interesting and fun town. Very pretty when lit up at night. Colorful buildings. Narrow streets. You have to go stand on the very unique bridge. We saw the bridge open up to let a boat through. They only give you so much warning before the bridge starts moving.
One of the most beautiful and colorful waterfront houses I’ve ever seen.
Visited: May 05, 2018
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