Willemstad (Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
09:26 23 Jan 2018

Address
Curacao Ports Authority,Werf de Wilde z/n, P.O. Box 689, Curacao, Netherlands Antilles

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Willemstad cruise port serves the capital city of Curacao (Leeward Islands, Dutch Antiles) - an island country and one of the overseas territories of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (aka Holland). 

  • Curacao is the largest (total area 444 km2 / 171 ml2 and population 150,000 according to 2013 census) of the ABC Duch islands in the Leeward Antilles group (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao). The other "Dutch Antilles" islands are in the Lesser Antilles - Sint Maarten (the southern part of Saint Martin island), Saba Island and the Sint Eustatius Island.
  • The historic city centre consists of 4 quarters: Punda and Otrobanda, separated by Sint Anna Bay, an inlet leading into the natural harbour named Schottegat, as well as Scharloo and Pietermaai Smal quarters, that are across from each other on smaller Waaigat harbour.
  • Port Willemstad homes the Curacao synagogue, which is the oldest surviving in the Americas. The city centre has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its unique harbour entry and architecture.
  • Tourism is a major industry. The port city has a number of casinos and the city centre features an array of colonial architecture influenced by Dutch styles. Vast archaeological research has been developed there.
  • Willemstad cruise port is a popular port of call for Southern Caribbean and Panama Canal cruises. The official language of the area is Papiamentu, widely spoken are English, Spanish and Dutch. The standard of living in Curacao is among the highest in the Caribbean.
  • Willemstad cruise port is in the itineraries of major cruise lines including AIDA, Carnival, Pullmantur, Silversea, Royal Caribbean, Holland American Line, Celebrity, P&O and NCL.

Highlights: Willemstad, Tropical Amsterdam, coral reefs, Hato Caves,

Willemstad cruise terminal

Willemstad cruise port has two piers – Mega Pier and Curaco Cruise Ship Terminal. Both are located in the Otrobanda. It is on the west side of the city.Willemstad (Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles) cruise port map (printable)

Willemstad cruise port Mega pier accommodate ships larger to enter Santa Anna Bay. The bay is narrow but deep channel and splits the town in two Otrobanda (west) and Punda (east). Willemstad cruise port Mega Pier is withing walking distance from the city downtown. The passengers just need to go through the Renaisaance Mall and the Rif Fort and they will be in the Otrobanda’s center. Punda is across through the Queen Emma Bridge.

Smaller cruise ships dock at the older Willemstad cruise port pier – Curaco Cruise Ship Terminal. It is located inside Santa Anna Bay.

Willemstad cruise port welcomes about 220 cruise ship calls per year with approximately 300,000 passengers.

Both Willemstad cruise port piers are within walking distance from the main highlights of the city. At both terminals are available taxis. (Be aware to negotiate the rate!). The public transportation service include the local bus – ”Buki di Bus” and trolleys.

Both Willemstad cruise port piers are within walking distance from the main highlights of the city. At both terminals are available taxis. (Be aware to negotiate the rate!). The public transportation service include the local bus – ”Buki di Bus” and trolleys.

Willemstad tours, shore excursions, hotels

City Tours and Shore Excursions

  • Queen Emma Bridge: the bridge that connects Point Side (Punda) and Other Side (Otrobanda). The bridge is also known as “The Swinging Old Lady.”
  • Christoffel National Park: located at West Point. The National Park houses Boca Grandi. Those are Indian caves with paintings of Mount Christoffel and the Arawak Indians. The highest point in Curacao is the Mount Christoffel, 1292-ft.
  • Curacao Sea Aquarium: it houses the Dolphin Academy.
  • Fort Amsterdam: located at Punda Side in Willemstad.
  • Fort Nassau: the fort was built to defend the city and the St. Anna Bay. There is also a restaurant that overlooks at the water.
  • The Floating Market: the floating market is a fleet of mini boats. They come from Venezuela and sell fresh fruits and fish. It is located in Punda Side, a block from the Queen Juliana Bridge.
  • Mikvé Israel-Emanuel Synagogue: western hemisphere’s oldest synagogue.
  • Museum Kura Hulanda: anthropological museum where you can discover the culture of the island and the chronicles of trading African slaves.

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Port Willemstad cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Willemstad, Curacao Island, Dutch Antilles. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
Monday
1 January, 2018
Pullmantur Monarch(arriving at 01 Jan - departing at 01 Jan)
Tuesday
2 January, 2018
Crown Princess(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 22:00)
Thursday
4 January, 2018
Regal Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
Saturday
6 January, 2018
Royal Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
Sunday
7 January, 2018
Oceania Insignia(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
Monday
8 January, 2018
Britannia(arriving at 08 Jan - departing at 08 Jan)
Adventure Of The Seas(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 20:00)
Tuesday
9 January, 2018
Mein Schiff 3(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 19:00)
AIDAdiva(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 22:00)
Navigator Of The Seas(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 20:00)
Wednesday
10 January, 2018
MSC Divina(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 23:00)
Carnival Conquest(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 22:00)
Thursday
11 January, 2018
ms Zuiderdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Norwegian Breakaway(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Monday
15 January, 2018
Pullmantur Monarch(arriving at 15 Jan - departing at 15 Jan)
Crown Princess(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 22:00)
Tuesday
16 January, 2018
Costa Magica(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 13:00)
Celebrity Eclipse(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 20:00)
Wednesday
17 January, 2018
Carnival Vista(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Thursday
18 January, 2018
Disney Wonder(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Friday
19 January, 2018
ms Nieuw Amsterdam(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 23:00)
Saturday
20 January, 2018
ms Koningsdam(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 23:00)
Sunday
21 January, 2018
ms Zuiderdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
Monday
22 January, 2018
Serenade Of The Seas(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 22:00)
Norwegian Dawn(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Tuesday
23 January, 2018
Mein Schiff 3(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 19:00)
AIDAdiva(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 22:00)
ms Rotterdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
Navigator Of The Seas(arriving at 09:00 - departing at 20:00)
Wednesday
24 January, 2018
Marella Discovery(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 18:00)
Sunday
28 January, 2018
Costa Magica(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
Monday
29 January, 2018
Pullmantur Monarch(arriving at 29 Jan - departing at 29 Jan)
Tuesday
30 January, 2018
Celebrity Eclipse(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Wednesday
31 January, 2018
ms Zuiderdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
Seabourn Odyssey(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
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