Thank you for your review. We are doing the same ship/itinerary in October 2009 and this will be our first HAL cruise. Really appreciate your thoughts since we mainly sail on Princess too but were looking for different ports and we enjoy the sea days. Last time we visited Aruba we took a public bus to Eagle Beach which was very reasonable at $2.30 per pax round trip. We have also read that Con Tiki is a recommended beach & do you know if Curacao has public transportation?
In regards to Half Moon Cay - is it similar to Princess Cay in any way??