We docked early and were cleared to leave the ship by 8:00AM. David and Li ate early in the Lido because they had an excursion. We were not in a hurry since we had no specific plans and were not leaving port until 10:30 PM. After breakfast we spent a couple of hours exploring the area. I was surprised with Curacao. It was well developed, very clean and inviting. It was fun to just walk the streets, window shop and observe the people.

We returned to the ship for lunch and then went back into town to explore some different areas. We found a nice outside café/bar and relaxed for about an hour. We had a pretty busy evening. After dinner we watched the movie “42” about Jackie Robinson, which very good. We had about 30 minutes before the show started so we went to the Crows Nest for about 30 minutes of music. We then attended the show with comedian and impressionists Jeff Burghart. The show was over at 11:00 PM and we went topside for a glimpse of Willemstad as we were already out of the Harbor.

The view from our veranda upon arriving in Willemstad

Storefronts along the waterfront. This reminds me of Norway.

The famous Queen Emma Pontoon Bridge, completed in 1888. This floating bridge swings open to allow ships enter and leave.

Colorful metal art is very popular here

Many of the Lesser Antilles continue having Christmas festivals through January.

The indoor market in Willemstad

Beautiful night colors along the waterfront.

On the left is the “open” pontoon bridge, at the top right is the Crown Princess which is docked at the “Mega Pier”

Janet, Carl & Kay seem to have the stern pool deck to themselves tonight…