Sunday, January 15, 2023

December 30. 2022 – Willemstad, Curacao, Netherland Antilles – Party Cloudy – 85F

We decided once again to walk off the ship and check out the area around the cruise port.

I got another nice shot of Celebrity Edge, completing my ABC island port pictures of the ship docked.

Our route today took us through the gardens of the beautiful Renaissance Hotel.  They have some amazing tropical plants – so strange they don’t look real. Then over to the Riff Fort to check out the shops and the spa (still too pricey).  The next stop was the Queen Emma Floating Bridge.  

We didn’t cross the bridge but we did see the leftover Christmas decorations that might have been part of a parade.  

We then went through the neighborhood where the real people of the city live – a street filled with clothing stores and restaurants.  The last time we were here, we got a little confused as to the location of the pier.  Not today, I knew exactly where I was going and after a bit, we boarded the ship and spent the rest of the time in very comfy Solarium loungers beneath a partially open window providing fresh Caribbean air.

Visible from the Solarium was the very spiffy looking, all-inclusive, Corendon Hotel, complete with its own beach and swimming area. 

We were in Eden when the ship pushed so we watched the sail away from there.

We also caught a beautiful sunset, probably from the back deck in the Oceanview Cafe.

Showtime tonight featured vocalist/impressionist Tricia Kelly.  

She was not too loud and entertaining but her impressions were very short and nowhere near as interesting as her real voice. 

The best song of the night came during her Idina Menzel impression, where she did the full version of "Let It Go” (complete with snowflake visuals and falling snow).

 That would have sounded really good if she had used her real voice.

After the show, we went to Eden to listen to Lucy and Dalton do their set before heading to the cabin. 


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