Willemstad

Curacao

Cruises To Willemstad

Walk around this quaint harbor town and you'll think you've travelled back in time to Old Amsterdam. Admire the colourful Dutch architecture and take advantage of the excellent shopping. Relax on 17-century veranda with a drink made with the famous Curacao liqueur. Looking for a cruise to Willemstad? Check out our selection of Caribbean cruises.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Port of Willemstad
    Ship will DOCK at this port
  • Time Zone
    AST (Atlantic Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -4 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Dutch. Say "good morning" in Dutch: "goedemorgen."
  • Currency & Shopping
    Netherlands Antillean Guilder (ANG)
    Jewellery, souvenirs, native crafts and electronics. View our Port Shopping Guide.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised Shore Excursions for cave exploration, ostrich farming, beaches, sightseeing and more! Taxis and trolleys available.
    • Famous For
      A lively port, Willemstad is most easily recognizable for Handelskade, the colourful waterfront strip that serves as a reminder of its rich Dutch heritage.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Willemstad is home to Curacao Synagogue, the oldest surviving synagogue in the Americas.
    • Tip
      Curacao's consistent climate makes its warm waters ideal for diving, snorkelling and other water sports year round. For more tips, read How to Holiday in The Caribbean like a Celebrity (on a budget).

Willemstad TOP EXCURSIONS

A Variety of Choices

We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Coastal Kayak & Snorkeling

Today you can experience Curacao in a very special way. No motors or huge groups of people – just kayaking, snorkeling, ...

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Curacao Yacht Lagoon Tour

Step aboard a luxury yacht for scenic cruising around the Spanish Water Lagoon to one of Curacao's best snorkeling sites...

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Dolphin Encounter

This program is a relaxed and fun way to meet a dolphin for all ages!...

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Dolphin Swim

Enjoy the unique and intimate experience of real interaction while swimming with dolphins in their natural lagoon....

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Featured Willemstad CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Explore Plaza Vieja, named Plaza Nueva in 1559.

15-Day Cuba & Southern Caribbean From Miami

Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line in 2017 - World Travel Awards.
SHIP Norwegian Sun
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Miami (Florida);
Key West (Florida); Havana (Cuba); Oranjestad (Aruba); Willemstad (Curacao); Kralendijk (Bonaire); Castries (St. Lucia); Bridgetown (Barbados); Basseterre (St. Kitts); St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands); San Juan (Puerto Rico); Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas);
DISEMBARK Miami (Florida);
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Find tranquility in the British Virgin Islands.

15-Day Caribbean from New York

Miles of beaches and aquamarine waters await on this rejuvenating itinerary. | The best of the Caribbean awaits along this unique repositioning journey.
SHIP Norwegian Breakaway
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK New York (New York);
San Juan (Puerto Rico); Tortola (British Virgin Islands); Philipsburg (St. Maarten); Castries (St. Lucia); Willemstad (Curacao); Oranjestad (Aruba); Ocho Rios (Jamaica); George Town (Grand Cayman); Cozumel (Mexico);
DISEMBARK New Orleans (Louisiana);
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Relax on one of Aruba’s pristine beaches.

10-Day Southern Caribbean from San Juan

Island hop, skip and jump in paradise. | Only one sea day on this itinerary!
SHIP Norwegian Dawn
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK San Juan (Puerto Rico);
Oranjestad (Aruba); Willemstad (Curacao); St. George's (Grenada); Castries (St. Lucia); Bridgetown (Barbados); St. John's (Antigua); Basseterre (St. Kitts);
DISEMBARK San Juan (Puerto Rico);
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