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    Willemstad, Curacao
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    Royal Caribbean
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    Caribbean

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  1. bup1224

    Parasailing

    We do not have parasailing in Curaçao at this time.
  2. With absolutely no traffic it's about 25-30 minutes. The closing time is the closing time, regardless of a cruise ship being here.
  3. At this time, permanently closed. Hopefully if the situation in Venezuela changes, it can be reopened.
  4. I live here so happy to help. What date are you coming so I can check the time for you. If your ship gets in on time (which the past few months the Carnival afternoon arrivals have been later than scheduled), you would have possibly have maybe an hour to 2 hours at Shete Boka if that, it closes at 4 pm and you have to leave by 4:30, no you can't stay in there after that. The private tour companies know what they are talking about regarding this.
  5. You can also visit the Blue experience in Punda for a "shorter" version. It's not the distillery but gives most of the same info.
  6. Blue Bay is not all inclusive at this time.
  7. Some of the vendors along the canal on the Otrobanda side are usually there. The Marshe Nobo (round market) on the Punda side is closed on Sundays.
  8. A taxi to Porto Mari is $50 each way, $90 each way to Grote Knip. Porto Mari has an entrance fee and a chair rental fee, Grote Knip no entrance fee but a chair rental fee. I would suggest renting a car (much cheaper and you can beach hop) or stick to Blue Bay.
  9. Glad you enjoyed our island. The Floating Market has been closed for over a year (sadly). While there is a negative impact, our locals have adjusted as needed. In Punda (the city center as you call it), our trash company picks up trash daily (Monday-Friday) in the afternoons typically. I know as I work in Punda on most cruise ship days. There are also employees who do "clean up the steets" on a daily basis there as well.
  10. This 36 hours article, I must say, has some inconsistencies. First the local language is Papiamentu, a large majority of our lodging is not concentrated in Pietermaai, Pirate's Bay is not in Otrobanda, and quite frankly, I'm not sure what type of vehicle the author was driving to get from point A to point B so quickly (locals can't even drive to those places in that order as quickly) or what kind of "speed service " she was getting in the places she ate to move around on that timeline.
  11. If you are renting a car, maybe Cas Abou won't be as crowded
  12. What day are you here? Beaches are pretty crowded on cruise ship days (Mambo, Blue Bay, Grote Knip etc.) but may be less crowded if you are the only ship here
  13. Yes, same street as the synagogue.
  14. Most will be open.
  15. Stores in Punda are typically open from 10 am to 2 pm or 3 pm when cruise ships are in port. Beaches are always open.
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