This post comes a year late. But, as one saying goes, Better Late than Never! It was this time last year when Marc and I went on our 7th cruise and our 6th to the Caribbean. For that trip we sailed on Royal Caribbean Cruise Line for the very first time. We decided to give RCCL a try since we had not sailed with them before and likewise, it sailed to two islands we had not been to either, to Labadee, Haiti as well as to Kralendijk, Bonaire.
Goodness, so much has changed in the cruising industry in the last month and a half. To be honest, I would be scared going on one too today given what has happened to several ships and its passengers because of the Corona virus. Cruise ships are like what some people call them: floating petri dishes. I do hope things get better for the cruise line industry in no time. I still dream of sailing once everything has calmed down. While I may have been to most of the islands in the Caribbean, I still dream of visiting the remaining ones I have yet to explore like the British Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe, and Dominica. Plus, there are the other islands which I've seen and explored but would love to visit once again. After all, Martinique, St. Martin, Grenada, Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic, and the Bahamas are pretty spectacular countries and territories.
Anyway, the pictures I take every time I travel keep the memories alive. I hope you enjoy them as much I do. Watch out for the second part of my Curacao blog very shortly.
This is the Penha Building, the oldest building in the entire island. It is now a department store selling mostly international brand name clothes and perfumes. We window shopped here twice. I actually eyed the Gucci cologne here and thought of buying it. Luckily for us, the store down the block sold the same merchandise a bit lower and so we bought it there instead.