Willemstad

Curacao

Cruises To Willemstad

Walk around this quaint harbour 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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Meet some colourful new friends along the way.

18-Day Panama Canal from New York

Cross this experience off of your bucket list.
SHIP Norwegian Gem
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK New York (New York);
Willemstad (Curacao); Oranjestad (Aruba); Santa Marta (Colombia); Cartagena (Colombia); Puntarenas (Costa Rica); Corinto (Nicaragua); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa (Guerrero Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Los Angeles (California);
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Watch for sea lions along Cabo’s famous El Arco.

19-Day Panama Canal from Los Angeles

Go from LA to NYC via daylight transit through the Panama Canal.
SHIP Norwegian Gem
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Los Angeles (California);
Cabo San Lucas (Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa (Guerrero Mexico); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Corinto (Nicaragua); Puntarenas (Costa Rica); Cartagena (Colombia); Santa Marta (Colombia); Oranjestad (Aruba); Willemstad (Curacao); Kralendijk (Bonaire);
DISEMBARK New York (New York);
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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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