So your in port on the Curaçao and wondering how you should spend you day. Here's how I spent one day in Curaçao:
One Day on Curaçao:
Walk across the bridge to the iconic Curaçao streetfront:
Stop and try some produce from the Venezuelan floating market
Grab a beer and croquette for a delicious Dutch snack
Wander around Rif Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage Site which was built in 1828. You can enjoy some cool views and take some neat photos here.
Avoid sociopolitical issues. The day we were on the island there were some kind of protests/strikes going on and fully armored police were out. We just moseyed on back to the ship since it was close to boarding time anyways.
The most important thing to do... If you are here overnight.... Find a food truck. Try the fries with peanut dipping sauce. It’s peanut-y, garlicky, and spicy. It’s an incredibly unexpected and delicious treat!
Quick Tip: When you exit the ship and are walking toward town and Rif Fort, you will see this little stand selling di Nos Beer. It's a local brew and a great price of $2 for a plastic cup full. There are some seats near by where you can relax and enjoy the local brew - just look out for waves crashing against the rocks at times that may splash you! :o)
This Day Overall?
I enjoyed my visit to Curacao. It was nice to walk around the streets, peruse some shops, take some photos. Love the culture of the Venezuelan floating market (the boats pull up and they sell things off the boats) The fries were a must eat and I did enjoy the croquettes and Dutch beer. Especially the hoegaarden. I didn’t check out any beaches here, but I had a nice time.
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I booked a veranda room on the Celebrity Eclipse Exotic Southern Caribbean cruise through Best Price Cruises. They had the best price/OBC at the time of booking and they were very responsive to any questions I had. I would book through them again!