Willemstad Trolley Train

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#1
Bristol, England
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Joined Oct 2007
Our cruise ship (Queen Mary 2) only stays in Willemstad for 5 1/2 hours - 4 hours for us ashore if we are lucky.
I see that there is a sightseeing "trolley train" which trundles around town.
Has anyone tried this? How long does it take? What is the cost? Does it start anywhere near the place where large cruise ships dock?
Thanks

PS can anyone offer a link to a good map of the docking area and town?
I haven't found one yet........
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693 Posts
Joined Feb 2005
Originally posted by Brissle
Our cruise ship (Queen Mary 2) only stays in Willemstad for 5 1/2 hours - 4 hours for us ashore if we are lucky.
I see that there is a sightseeing "trolley train" which trundles around town.
Has anyone tried this? How long does it take? What is the cost? Does it start anywhere near the place where large cruise ships dock?
Thanks

PS can anyone offer a link to a good map of the docking area and town?
I haven't found one yet........
Go here and look there is alot of information that might help you.

http://www.curacao.com/Choose-Your-Adventure
#3
Bristol, England
196 Posts
Joined Oct 2007
Thanks, that was a useful link.
Have now discovered that the trolley train starts at Fort Amsterdam on the Punda side of the harbour.

Sound like a fun trip of 1 1/4 hour sightseeing.
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In the early days from 1999 we did around 9 cruises with P&O, including Oriana, Aurora, Artemis and Ventura.
Since then:
Nov. 2009 QM2 Transatlantic and Caribbean
Jan. 2011 - Oriana to Caribbean and New Orleans
June 2011 - Alaska - Island Princess
Jan 2012 - South America - Star Princess
Oct 2013 - TA Venice to Ft Lauderdale Royal Princess
Feb 2014 - Northern Lights - Oriana
May 2014 - Scottish Isles and Faroes - MV Discovery
Nov. 2014 - Hawaiian Islands - Star Princess
Sept. 2015 - River Cruise Amsterdam to Budapest - Scenic cruises
June 2016 - Baltic - Emerald Princess
Sept. 2016 - Mississippi River cruise - American Queen