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    SNORKEL AND BEACH BREAK

    Willemstad, Curaçao

    Duration 3 hrs

    Cruise to Turtle Bay and snorkel its crystalline waters where sea turtles are frequently spotted. ...
    Cruise to Turtle Bay and snorkel its crystalline waters where sea turtles are frequently spotted. more...

    Cruise to Turtle Bay and snorkel its crystalline waters where sea turtles are frequently spotted. On the way there, the crew will describe the characteristics of Curaçao’s three most commonly seen turtles – loggerheads, hawksbills and green turtles. Although these species are endangered due to factors such as loss of nesting habitat, pollution and poaching, sea turtles are relatively abundant off some of Curaçao’s beaches. Snorkeling near one of these magnificent creatures as it gracefully swims by is an experience that you will not soon forget. The crew will offer instruction on how best to behave in the water when close to a sea turtle. The waters are also teeming with tropical fish, many of them incredibly colorful. .


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Snorkel the waters off Curaçao and look for loggerheads, hawksbills and green sea turtles.
    • Listen to commentary from the crew explaining the threats to these endangered species.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Bring a swimsuit, hat, towel and sunscreen.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


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    • Adult from: £97,77 GBP
    • Child from: £97,77 GBP
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    BEST OF WILLEMSTAD WALKING TOUR

    Willemstad, Curaçao

    Duration 3 hrs

    Walk through the most historical district of Willemstad on your own, using a curated travel app on your cell phone as a guide ...
    Walk through the most historical district of Willemstad on your own, using a curated travel app on your cell phone as a guide more...

    Walk through the most historical district of Willemstad on your own, using a curated travel app on your cell phone as a guide. After downloading the suggested app, you can head for the attractions that sound most interesting to you. Stay as long as you like at each destination because there is no schedule to follow other than your own. All of the attractions are near the beautiful waterfront in an area that UNESCO declared a World Heritage site for being an outstanding example of a colonial trading settlement. Be sure to see Fort Amsterdam, which the Dutch built in 1634. The Dutch influence will be apparent most everywhere you walk, including lush Queen Wilhelmina Park. Named for the Netherlands’ longest reigning monarch, the park offers a wonderfully serene setting. Jo Jo Correa Square is another popular gathering place, especially for those wanting to relax while shopping.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Walk through Willemstad using a travel app that will suggest historical attractions to visit.
    • Stay at the attractions as long as you like and head for the next one when you’re ready.
    • Recognize the Dutch influence in sites such as the 17th-century Fort Amsterdam. .


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Bring a fully charged cell phone.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


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    • Adult from: £56,69 GBP
    • Child from: £48,48 GBP
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    SNORKEL TRIP TO TURTLE BAY

    Willemstad, Curaçao

    Duration 3 hrs

    Snorkel the turquoise waters off Blue Bay Beach and relax however you please on this beautiful stretch of sand. ...
    Snorkel the turquoise waters off Blue Bay Beach and relax however you please on this beautiful stretch of sand. more...

    Snorkel the turquoise waters off Blue Bay Beach and relax however you please on this beautiful stretch of sand. You will likely see an ever-changing parade of marine life, which is just one of the reasons that this is one of Curaçao’s most popular snorkeling sites. You may spot brightly colored queen triggerfish, red-striped squirrelfish and brilliant blue tangs. Spiny lobsters are often seen hiding among the coral reefs and on occasion hawksbill turtles swim by. The biodiversity is spectacular with marine species ranging from large white-spotted eagle rays to the teeniest of sea horses. It will be easy to find a comfortable depth for snorkeling because the sea floor slopes gently from the beach. If you wish to rest while snorkeling, feel free to lounge about the beach and stroll along the shore.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Behold the underwater wonders while snorkeling off Blue Bay Beach.
    • Marvel at the marine biodiversity, the schools of colorful fish and perhaps even a sea turtle.
    • Relax on Blue Bay Beach as an alternative to snorkeling the entire time.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Bring a swimsuit, hat, towel and sunscreen.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


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    • Adult from: £114,21 GBP
    • Child from: £105,99 GBP
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    CURACAO EVENING TOUR

    Willemstad, Curaçao

    Duration 2 hrs

    Enjoy a leisurely walk through the historic section of Willemstad in the evening, when temperatures are cooler and the city lights are wonderfully radiant ...
    Enjoy a leisurely walk through the historic section of Willemstad in the evening, when temperatures are cooler and the city lights are wonderfully radiant more...

    Enjoy a leisurely walk through the historic section of Willemstad in the evening, when temperatures are cooler and the city lights are wonderfully radiant. As you meander along, you will pass a collection of colorful, Dutch-inspired homes overlooking the canals. This colonial architecture and the district’s European-style layout earned Willemstad a UNESCO World Heritage site designation. Even so, the architectural highlight may well be Fort Amsterdam as it was constructed in 1634 and a cannonball from a conflict with England is still lodged in one of the walls. You will also view the 19th-century Queen Emma pontoon bridge whose colorful arched lights shine brilliantly on the water at night. The orange Dushi sign is another icon; the word means “sweet” in Papiamentu, the official language of Curaçao. Later, you will toast the experience of walking through Willemstad with a Blue Curaçao, a sweet cocktail made from Laraha oranges grown on the island.


    HIGHLIGHTS

    • Walk through Willemstad’s atmospheric Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. .
    • Snap photos at Fort Amsterdam, the Queen Emma Bridge and the iconic Dushi sign.
    • Enjoy the nighttime ambiance when the lights of Old Town shine radiantly.


    HELPFUL HINTS

    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.
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    • Adult from: £64,91 GBP
    • Child from: £64,91 GBP
    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Curacao City & VIP Beach Day

    Willemstad, Curaçao

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Spend hours relaxing at a beach club in a private VIP area reserved just for your group. On the way there, you will learn a bit about Willemstad, the island’s Dutch-influenced capital. ...
    Spend hours relaxing at a beach club in a private VIP area reserved just for your group. On the way there, you will learn a bit about Willemstad, the island’s Dutch-influenced capital. more...

    Spend hours relaxing at a beach club in a private VIP area reserved just for your group. On the way there, you will learn a bit about Willemstad, the island’s Dutch-influenced capital. But the day is really all about doing whatever you please at the beach. After being welcomed with a welcome drink, you might stretch out on the complimentary beach lounger and do nothing more ambitious than lie in the sun. Shade is readily available if you prefer that sort of setting. The water is typically turquoise blue and calm water, which are ideal conditions for a refreshing swim in the sea. Feel free to walk along the beach at your leisure on the soft white sand or simply enjoy the views. You will be served on your beach bed, starting the day with a snack platter and followed later by lunch with a pre-set 3 options menu to choose from. A premium open bar is included during your entire stay as your drinks will be served to you, or if you prefer you may also hang out at the private bar. You will receive a discount voucher if you would like to enjoy the beach spa with a wonderful massage or pedicure right on the beach while gazing at the beautiful ocean view. If you’re interested in other attractions, you will find boutiques, souvenir shops, restaurants, and fun bars all within easy walking distance. Relax on a beautiful white-sand beach in a special VIP area. Swim in the sea, stretch out on the beach and do most anything else you please. Enjoy use of a complimentary beach lounger with a palapapa for shade.

    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Relax on a beautiful white-sand beach in a special VIP area.
    • Swim in the sea, stretch out on the beach and do most anything else you please.
    • Enjoy use of a complimentary beach lounger.
    • Take advantage of the open bar and light snack that are included.

    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing with a swimsuit underneath.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

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    • Adult from: £204,59 GBP
    • Child from: £204,59 GBP
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Dutch-Caribbean Wine & Cheese Tasting

    Willemstad, Curaçao

    Duration 3 hrs

    Enjoy a selection of wine and cocktails thoughtfully paired with Dutch cheeses in the historic section of Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage site acclaimed for its colonial architecture and European-style layout. ...
    Enjoy a selection of wine and cocktails thoughtfully paired with Dutch cheeses in the historic section of Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage site acclaimed for its colonial architecture and European-style layout. more...

    Enjoy a selection of wine and cocktails thoughtfully paired with Dutch cheeses along with an intriguing tour of the historic section of Willemstad with, a UNESCO World Heritage site acclaimed for its colonial architecture and European-style layout. The guide will point out landmarks along the way and elaborate on their historical significance. At the first venue, which is a historical fortress with an amazing view of the city, you will be served three wines, each with its own characteristics. The wines will be chosen to complement the selection of hors d’oeuvres, which will likely include well-known favorites such as Edam and Gouda. At the second historical venue, you will sample a favorite local cocktail rather than wine. After a demonstration of the of the cocktail making, you will receive a recipe and it will time for some tasting. You can expect to be served a different selection of local bites which will nicely be paired with the cocktail, which will enhance your appreciation for Dutch-influenced products.


    HIGHLIGHTS:
    • Enjoy an enlightening tour through Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    • Sample wines and a cocktail paired with hors d’oeuvres, such as Dutch cheeses.
    • Discover a bit about the historical venues that have been chosen for the tastings.

    HELPFUL HINTS:
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

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    • Adult from: £163,50 GBP
    • Child from: £163,50 GBP
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Let’s Take a Selfie – Willemstad

    Willemstad, Curaçao

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfies in Willemstad, the charming capital city of Curacao. Your selfie experience will start at the Floating Bridge, no island getaway is complete without seeing gorgeous scenery you'd never ever see at home—and Willemstad’s floating bridge is spectacular for photo taking! ...
    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfies in Willemstad, the charming capital city of Curacao. Your selfie experience will start at the Floating Bridge, no island getaway is complete without seeing gorgeous scenery you'd never ever see at home—and Willemstad’s floating bridge is spectacular for photo taking! more...

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfies in Willemstad, the charming capital city of Curacao. Your Selfie Experience will start at Shete Boka Park. Here, the waves pound against the coral rock formations and the saltwater splashes high into the air. Walk to cliff-like coves of the sea and experience the shooting sound of Boka Pistol.


    The tour then goes to Hato Caves, which is the biggest and most prominent cave on the island. Once inside the cave, we will have easy walking time on a smooth paved path, fully illuminated that makes it perfect to take your selfies.


    After Hato Caves, we will be in Scharloo, Willemstad’s youngest colonial district, in this historical neighborhood you’ll enjoy the Street Art Skálo and admire life-size murals.


    On the Punda side of Willemstad is the Handelskade, a picturesque stretch of pier you've seen on every Curacao postcard. Colonial Dutch buildings painted in brilliant pinks, blues and yellows that line the waters of St. Anna.


    Your selfie experience will end at the Floating Bridge, no island getaway is complete without seeing gorgeous scenery you'd never ever see at home—and Willemstad’s floating bridge is spectacular for photo taking!


    Take some memorable selfies in front of stunning backgrounds while getting historical, architectural, cultural and fun facts about Curacao!


    Selfie Spots:
    • Shete Boka Park
    • Hato Caves
    • Scharloo District
    • The Handelskade and Floating Bridge
    • Punda

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    • Adult from: £81,34 GBP
    • Child from: £73,13 GBP
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Fun Beach Express

    Willemstad, Curaçao

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Hop aboard the Beach Express for a fun and scenic drive to the other side of the island where the best beaches are. Enjoy a swim in the sparkling Caribbean water, go snorkeling or just relax on the beach. ...
    Hop aboard the Beach Express for a fun and scenic drive to the other side of the island where the best beaches are. Enjoy a swim in the sparkling Caribbean water, go snorkeling or just relax on the beach. more...

    Travel to the west side of Curacao on a one-of-a -kind, hand painted tropical bus. The Beach Express takes you to the other side of the island where nature reigns and the beaches are unspoiled. Enjoy the scenery as your host provides you with interesting information about Curacao. You'll pass by historic plantation houses, panoramic mountain views, salt flats and possibly wildlife and flamingos. After a fun and relaxing ride you’ll have a photo stop before arriving at local beach where you can enjoy swimming in the beautiful Caribbean waters, snorkeling or just relaxing.


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    • Adult from: £56,69 GBP
    • Child from: £48,48 GBP
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Hato Caves & City Center

    Willemstad, Curaçao

    Duration 2 3/4 hrs

    Discover two highlights of Curacao, the Hato Caves and the historic city center of Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. ...
    Discover two highlights of Curacao, the Hato Caves and the historic city center of Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. more...

    Discover two highlights of Curacao, the Hato Caves and the historic city center of Willemstad, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a short drive, you’ll arrive at the impressive Hato Caves. It is home to beautiful limestone formations, the famous Madonna statue and a colony of seldom seen long nose fruit bats. The variety of stalagmites and stalactites are impressive. It is fun to join the guide in recognizing animals or figures in the various stone formations. Relax on the drive back to the city, for your walking tour.


    First you’ll visit the Curacao marketplace where the locals shop for food and ingredients for their home cooked meals. On the way to Fort Amsterdam, home to the Governor of Netherland Antilles, you’ll pass the beautifully colored, picture perfect merchant houses on the quay of the harbor entrance. The last part of you walk will be to cross the floating bridge that connects both sides of the city. If the bridge is open, due to ship traffic, ferries will be used instead. Your guide will escort you back to the ship, right through historic Rif Fort. This area offers upscale shopping, dining and entertainment centers and you’re able to spend time here at your leisure.


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    • Adult from: £40,26 GBP
    • Child from: £32,04 GBP
    DURATION 2 3/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Discover Curacao

    Willemstad, Curaçao

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    The Discover Island Tour combines an interesting look at the countryside of Curacao and the city of Willemstad and a visit to three of the major attractions of this Dutch island. ...
    The Discover Island Tour combines an interesting look at the countryside of Curacao and the city of Willemstad and a visit to three of the major attractions of this Dutch island. more...

    The Discover Island Tour combines an interesting look at the countryside of Curacao and the city of Willemstad and a visit to three of the major attractions of this Dutch island.


    Drive past the salt flats and flamingoes before proceeding to the spectacular Hato Caves, a dramatic collection of grottos filled with stalactites, stalagmites and crystal-clear pools, centuries in the making.


    From the Hato Caves you continue to the Curacao Museum in Otrabanda. The museum combines contemporary art with an exhibition of life in Curacao during the mid-nineteenth century. Cross the Queen Juliana Bridge and enjoy a magnificent view over Punda and Otrobanda, the 2 sides of our natural harbor, St Ana Bay.


    Enjoy a taste of the world famous Blue Curacao Liqueur at the Chobolobo Liqueur Factory. Next, your guide will point out major points of interest as you drive through Punda in the heart of Willemstad. If you wish to stay in town, you may leave the tour at this point; otherwise it is a short five-minute drive back to the ship.


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    • Adult from: £53,41 GBP
    • Child from: £36,97 GBP
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Hato Caves & Ostrich Farm Adventure

    Willemstad, Curaçao

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    After a short drive, you’ll arrive at the impressive Hato Caves. The underground system of passages goes from Curacao all the way to the continent of Latin America. Then board a Safari truck for your Ostrich encounter. ...
    After a short drive, you’ll arrive at the impressive Hato Caves. The underground system of passages goes from Curacao all the way to the continent of Latin America. Then board a Safari truck for your Ostrich encounter. more...

    After a short drive, you’ll arrive at the impressive Hato Caves. The underground system of passages goes from Curacao all the way to the continent of Latin America. It is home to beautiful limestone formations, romantic pools, the famous Madonna statue and a colony of seldom-seen long nose fruit bats. After your tour through the caves, you’re off to an Ostrich farm where you’ll board a Safari truck and your local guide will give you detailed information about this spectacular farm.


    The birds are impressive and it’s really interesting to interact with them. You don’t have to be a hero and hand feed them, but it’s a great experience! You’ll also see the different phases and development of an egg to one of the biggest birds on earth. If you’re really lucky one of the birds may be born during your visit. In the souvenir shop you can buy some authentic African art and souvenirs.


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    • Adult from: £69,84 GBP
    • Child from: £53,41 GBP
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Willemstad Trolley Train

    Willemstad, Curaçao

    Duration 1 1/2 hrs

    Enjoy a memorable trolley train ride around Willemstad taking in the sights of this capital city. ...
    Enjoy a memorable trolley train ride around Willemstad taking in the sights of this capital city. more...

    Your memorable trolley takes you past the Queen Emma pontoon bridge and the former floating market, where locals now sell fish, vegetables and other local products. Next see Scharloo, a former residential neighborhood lined with picturesque colonial homes built in the 1800s. A highlight of your Scharloo overview is a stop at the recently renovated Bolo di Bruid, known as the "wedding cake house", the city's most photographed building.


    Leaving Scharloo, enter Pietermaai Cathedral, the largest and most impressive on the island. You will also view Queen Wilhelmina Park, which serves as the setting for frequent cultural events and Waterfront Arches, an imposing fortress that was the site of the fort is one of many structures that lend a sense of history and atmosphere to the city, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Concluding your trolley experience, you may return to the pier by taxi or remain in town and enjoy the short walk back to your ship at a later time.

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    • Adult from: £45,19 GBP
    • Child from: £36,97 GBP
    DURATION 1 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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NCL makes arrangements for Guests for shore excursions solely for the convenience of the Guest; NCL does not act on behalf of or supervise the parties or persons who own, furnish, or operate such excursions, and the same are provided by independent contractors. NCL assumes no responsibility for, nor guarantees the performance of, any such excursion provider, and Guests acknowledge that NCL shall not be liable for losses or injuries arising from the acts or omissions of such provider.

Participation in activities and excursions may involve physical exertion, and may be potentially hazardous or dangerous. It is the responsibility of each individual to determine whether you are capable of engaging in any activity. Participation in any activity or excursion is at your own risk.

Photographs are for illustration purposes only used to represent the excursion experience and may not accurately depict the excursion, location, or activity indicated.

Our group shore excursions are offered in English. Depending on the booking situation, various excursions are also offered in German, Spanish, French, Italian or Russian (minimum number of 30 participants). The tours offered may vary from cruise to cruise. Please see the detailed information for your shore excursion on board.