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Carnival Conquest: ARUBA

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Welcome back my beautiful friends!
Thank you for taking the time to read about my Carnival Conquest travels.
Here's the last post from my wonderful Spring Break vacay.
Our last port on the cruise was Aruba. Unfortunately, I did not have a good experience there because of a mishap that happened at the beach with one of the employees that worked there and left me shaken but the beach was very beautiful. The trip to the beach was very unique in itself. We took a crew member's advice and decided on Baby Beach on the southern part of the island. This beach is supposed be less touristic and very beautiful for snorkeling at 8ft level.
So we took 45 minutes on two public buses. The first bus was very hot, no AC so the driver left his doors open. We stopped everywhere where there was a bus stop pickup. There were so many students on the bus too from different schools. I loved that I saw many different nationalities and that they too spoke Spanish. Then after that long hot ride seeing the neighborhoods and cacti, we arrived at another bus terminal to catch another bus but this time it was a mini van with AC. 
The family and I spent less than an hour on the beach because of the incident and plus to use the bathroom that I had to wait 40 minutes to open was a cover charge of 2 bucks on top of that. It was ridiculous! After all was over, the employee apologized for what had happened including his coworkers for the drama that occurred. Unfortunately, I can't explain what happened because it's traumatic, embarrassing and upsetting. Anyway, we did not enjoy Aruba as planned and waited 40 more minutes to catch transportation. I didn't even want a souvenir from there that's how upset I was. Next time and if there is a next time, I will go to the busy beaches or places and not the secluded ones. 
Here are some pictures...

 






Nope this was not the bus we trekked on for 40 minutes. Whew! 

The mini bus was the second ride to get to the beach. 
Way better.
 

Baby Beach has a Flintstone theme and it has one bar and an expensive bathroom lol oh yes one worker was dressed as Fred. 
 










 
I captured what the town looked like from the boat. The downtown area was really colorful and pretty with lots of shops. I should have skipped the beach and stayed in town. 😊
 

Stay tuned for more upcoming posts! 😘
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Carnival Conquest Cruise To Curaçao

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Let's visit Curaçao shall we?
I really enjoyed walking around in this beautiful Dutch island. The people were so beautiful and friendly. They spoke various languages and Spanish was one of them.
During the day the hubby and decided to go alone while the kids were at camp on the ship. We shopped a bit, walked around and took photos. Then in the evening we picked up our kids and strolled into the town again. The kids weren't too thrilled at what they saw because they had entered the Curaçao night life which I didn't  blame them because it was for adults. Although, it looked pretty  lit, it wasn't for me as well. I definitely preferred it during the day.
Here are some fun pictures and yes I loved how the ship looked as a back drop.😂









The hubby💕









We laughed at the sign. You know 7 eleven 😁





We saw 2 of the crew members. Barbara our kid's camp Ocean coach who is dating the ship's music director, they are great people and make a beautiful couple.

Ahh, the interesting bridge that separates to let the boats pass by. When that happens you are left behind on the other side with no way out until the gate reopens and the bridge comes back into place.


See they are trapped from reaching the other side LOL



I would definitely like to return and tour more of the island and it's many attractions.
So much beauty and history there! 


Next up Aruba! Stay tuned🤗


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