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My Carnival Liberty Vacation 2022

And now Week 5 of my 7-week series on my 8-day fun-filled vacation on the Carnival Liberty out of Miami Florida.

If you missed any of the previous weeks of this series then you can click here: Week 1 / 2 / 3 / 4. (If you missed all of them then start with Week 1 and work your way back.)

It’s Thursday January 13TH 2022. It’s Day 6 of the cruise, and we arrived at the port of Willemstad Curaçao just after 7 AM ship’s time (Miami Florida) / 8 AM local time. I had an early shore excursion that morning, and I was one of the first off the ship to get in line for my tour of the island. In fact I was the first in line behind our tour guide.

Of the 3 tours of the islands of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curaçao I think this one was the best, and it was led by the best tour guide. We visited a historical museum, a liqueur distillery, Fort Nassau, and Hato Cave. It was quite the fast-paced tour, and it was a little too fast-paced for some of the participants of our tour. They became a bit vocal on our bus – accusing our tour guide of rushing through the stops. She could’ve gone off the rails and clapped back at the hecklers, but she took it all in stride. She calmly explained that it’s the tour company that determines the stops, the order that they will occur, and the exact number of minutes per stop in order to return to the port at the predetermined time set forth by Carnival.

I think on each of the tours of the 3 islands there were a few – oh – I’ll call them troublemakers – who represented the “ugly American” character well.

Here are 6 photo memories of Curaçao:

With this visit to Curaçao I completed my journey through all 3 of the ABC Islands – one right after the other – in alphabetical order. It was the main reason why I booked this cruise in February 2020. I wanted to return to both Aruba and Curaçao for a 2ND visit, and to discover Bonaire for the first time.

We departed Curaçao at around 4:45 PM (ship’s time), and we began our 61-hour journey back towards North America and PortMiami.

Next #TravelThursday – the journey continues with fun and food at sea.

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By Chris M. Day

I'm almost 56 years old. I've been online for 30 years - starting with my own dial-up bulletin board system in 1993 - and continuing with AOL, my own web site, Myspace, WordPress, Twitter, Flickr, and Facebook.