The recently enhanced Disney Fantasy departs on her first-ever Southern Caribbean cruise, with back-to-back 10- and 11-night cruises from Port Canaveral. In honor of these special voyages, last week I shared highlights of sun-soaked adventures in Aruba, and today I’ll give you suggestions for fun in Curaçao.

Like Aruba, the island of Curaçao is located in the Southern Caribbean Sea near the coast of Venezuela. It is a vibrant oasis famous for its beaches, pristine diving and snorkeling, rich culture and European architecture. Whether you choose to have a beach day or stretch your legs exploring other parts of the island, we have the perfect Port Adventure for your family. Here are just a few …

City Walking Tour – Curaçao’s capital, Willemstad, is a UNESCO World Heritage site that features colorful Dutch buildings, museums, monuments, restaurants and shops. This guided tour takes you on an enlightening stroll through the city, including Rif Fort, Fort Amsterdam, the Queen Emma floating bridge and the picturesque floating marketplace. A highlight of the tour is a visit to the Curaçao Maritime Museum where you can discover more than 500 years of the island’s maritime history.

Discover Curaçao Island Tour – This excursion also visits the Curaçao Maritime Museum, followed by exciting adventures around the island. One stop is at the spectacular Hato Caves, a dramatic collection of centuries-old grottos filled with stalactites, stalagmites and crystal-clear pools. Another destination is the Chobolobo Liqueur Factory where you can taste Blue Curacao liqueur and see how it is made. Throughout the day, you’ll enjoy magnificent views during scenic drives around the island paradise.

Coastal and Country Drive – Get your camera ready! This Port Adventure showcases the beauty of Curaçao with visits to some of the area’s stunning locales, including Boca Tabla National Park, Jan Kok salt lakes and one of the island’s most beautiful beaches. You’ll also stop at Kas di Pal’I Maishi, an interactive museum where you’ll learn about life in Curacao from days past and enjoy a traditional song and dance demonstration.

Check out my previous posts featuring Southern Caribbean destinations, and remember, when the ship’s in port, venture ashore!