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Old April 1st, 2006, 09:27 PM
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Default 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?
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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.
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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
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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?
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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
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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.
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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.
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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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