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pepper06 April 1st, 2006 09:27 PM

Adventure of the Seas to Aruba/Curacao suggestions/tips
 
Any thoughts/tips/suggestions for Adventure to Southern Carribbean as far as onboard actvities/ports/excursions?

Pootersdad April 2nd, 2006 08:15 AM

Shore Excursions
 
When we were in Aruba, we did an excursion called Extreme Jeep Safari, or some such name. Got it through an internet site, not the cruise line. It was a hoot! It's al all-day tour, mostly off-road, in open 4 X 4 jeeps. Lots of bouncing around, but we got to some really nice areas, especially some remote beaches. :D

wiscguy2 April 2nd, 2006 09:45 AM

I did the bike tour in Aruba.... and it can be fun... but it can be a physically draining tour... it is about a 10 mile ride from the natural beach to arashi beach/california lighthouse. Most of tour is on the same paths the dune buggies and 4x4 jeeps follow... and most of it was sand at the time... so it was a challenging ride. I know I needed to take a shower after I got done! Can be fun.. but you are on a tropical "desert" island... so it can be very hot and there is no shade.


Didn't do any tours in Willenstad... actually just did alot of walking through the market area and the floating draw bridge. Be sure to hit this area and walk back to the floating market area... very neat and something different you will not see here in the states. There is also the swim with dolphin tour in Curacao

kimxotennis April 3rd, 2006 06:18 PM

when i went to aruba we did a mini-tour and then spent the rest of the day at a beach. first we went to the light house, and our tour guide told us a little about the natalee holloway case, and then we visited the natural bridge, which apparently has since then collapsed?

pepper06 April 6th, 2006 08:06 PM

:D Thanks guys!! 3 more weeks!!

LisaK April 7th, 2006 10:29 AM

Curaco also has a very nice aquarium with beach and snorkeling.
Lots of great little shops and booths to explore on the main street shopping area

Cassandra April 7th, 2006 02:43 PM

Hey Kim, yep the Natural Bridge collapsed. I think someone over at webshots.com posted a few pictures. Nothing but a pile of rocks. Glad nobody was underneath or near it at the time.

mjyanne April 7th, 2006 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Cassandra
Hey Kim, yep the Natural Bridge collapsed. I think someone over at webshots.com posted a few pictures. Nothing but a pile of rocks. Glad nobody was underneath or near it at the time.

Go to Aruba's official website (http://www.aruba.com/pages/naturalbridge.htm) to read the story and see a picture of the collapse.

teil4 April 11th, 2006 12:16 PM

Jeep Safari in Aruba
 
We are planning on going on this excursion too from RCCL Adventures of the Seas? Was it really rough? We've got some people with back problems. Looks very exciting and something we'd all enjoy. How much time do you get at the beach for swimming?


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