Category: Caribbean

New Year’s Eve at Oranjestad, Aruba

The “A” of the ABC Islands is Aruba. Boutiques, upscale chain stores and street vendors, as wells as casinos and a wide range of restaurants, dance clubs and bars, make the capital Oranjestad a popular destination in Aruba. Our ship arrived on New Year’s Eve, so many shops […]

ABC Islands: Kralendijk, Bonaire

Stop 2 of the ABC Islands: Bonaire Kralendijk is the chief town, known for the beaches, and diving sports like snorkeling and skin diving.  It’s the sleepiest of the ABC Islands, and the main area is tiny with a few shops and restaurants.  If you’re not into water […]

ABC Islands: Willemstad,Curaçao

Following Cartagena, our next 3 stops were the “ABC” Islands… Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao, but in the opposite order, starting with “C”, Curaçao, pronounced cure-a-sao.  The Islands are in the Dutch Caribbean, part of the Netherlands, but are not part of the European Union. When we docked at […]