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 colorful Dutch architecture and take advantage of the excellent shopping. Relax on 17-century veranda with a drink made with the famous Curacao liqueur. View Shopping Guide (Current shopping maps available onboard.) 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)
    Jewelry, souvenirs, native crafts and electronics. View our Port Shopping Guide.
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organized 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 colorful 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, snorkeling and other water sports year round. For more tips, read How to Vacation in The Caribbean like a Celebrity (on a budget).
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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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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

Touch, hug and kiss a dolphin while learning all about them. A trainer provides an interactive lesson on the dolphin’s b...

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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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Sea Aquarium & Beach Combo by Boat

Enjoy a scenic boat ride to the Sea Aquarium Park and Beach. You'll be picked up dock side to board The Pelican boat for...

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Sunny buildings welcome you to Willemstad

21-Day Bermuda & Caribbean from Boston

Voted Travel + Leisure World's Best Top Large Ship Cruise Line
SHIP Norwegian Dawn
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Boston (Massachusetts);
Royal Naval Dockyard (Bermuda); Boston (Massachusetts); San Juan (Puerto Rico); Kralendijk (Bonaire); Willemstad (Curacao); Oranjestad (Aruba); Ocho Rios (Jamaica); George Town (Grand Cayman); Cozumel (Mexico);
DISEMBARK New Orleans (Louisiana);
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Ancient Mayan temples paint the Gulf landscape

30-Day Bermuda & Caribbean from Boston

Make your cruise unforgettable by staying in the 3-Bedroom Garden Villa
SHIP Norwegian Dawn
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Boston (Massachusetts);
Royal Naval Dockyard (Bermuda); Boston (Massachusetts); San Juan (Puerto Rico); Kralendijk (Bonaire); Willemstad (Curacao); Oranjestad (Aruba); Ocho Rios (Jamaica); George Town (Grand Cayman); Cozumel (Mexico); New Orleans (Louisiana); George Town (Grand Cayman); Cozumel (Mexico); Roatan (Bay Islands); Harvest Caye (Belize); Costa Maya (Mexico);
DISEMBARK New Orleans (Louisiana);
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Take a load off and embrace the groove

10-Day Roundtrip Panama Canal from Miami (2016 Sailing)

Readers Choice Award - Favorite Cruise Line
SHIP Norwegian Pearl
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Miami (Florida);
Willemstad (Curacao); Cartagena (Colombia); Panama Canal/Gatun Lake (Panama); Colon (Panama); Puerto Limon (Costa Rica);
DISEMBARK Miami (Florida);

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