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Bruce Barratt 05-22-2007 07:48 PM

What to do? anyone been?

Dwayne 05-22-2007 11:01 PM

Seaquarium is a must. Any diving or snorkeling an absolute http://cruise-chat.com/groupee_commo...icon_smile.gif

This is a great port!

penny3333 05-23-2007 08:03 AM

As well as the snorkeling, the Curacoa factory tour is very interesting. I love the shops near where you dock. They even let you barter. The bridge is so neat. I really enjoyed touring the island by cab as well. The people are friendly and I think it's a fun island.

Bruce Barratt 05-23-2007 02:34 PM

What do they make in the factory?

penny3333 05-24-2007 06:41 AM

They make Curacao, it's a liquor. I know y'all don't drink, but it's an interesting tour on how they make it. We haven't been to beaches there, only on snorkels and the water was very clear. I took a tour of the island years ago. It's not totally flat, but it's not like Grenada or St. Lucia with a lot of hills. I like Curacao better than Aruba, but like Bonaire a little more because there's less population. Curacao is an island with Dutch influence, friendly people, good shopping, and colorful buildings. I think y'all will enjoy visiting there.

Bruce Barratt 05-24-2007 04:42 PM

It all makes sense now.....
I think I will pass on the factory, but an island tour seems very interesting.

Dwayne 05-25-2007 12:03 AM

I think they make Amstel beer as well http://images7.fotki.com/v157/photos...xthumbs-vi.gif

To me it is an oddity, it is like a desert in the caribbean. They make their own water.

Dwayne 05-25-2007 12:14 AM

Sorry to double post, but I forgot to say that Penny is so right about the people being friendly. The folks that live and work at the beautiful pastel row houses at the pier use to come out and wave when the ship leaves. That is one fantastic photo opp!

swimmersonboard 06-07-2007 06:22 PM

Oh Wow you guys made me Excited to get there. We will be there the first Week of March.


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