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A new world
Certainly, the environment looked a little different on October 12, 1492, when Christopher Columbus came across the Bahamas and later hispaniola. However, just like him we discovered "a new world". Columbus traveled by ship and so we did. So anyway, we traveled back and forth between the Caribbean islands - a way of traveling that we actually didn't want to do until we would be old. Getting there we used the much faster airship.

We also visited the Caribbean for the first time and in fact we discovered treasures. However, where Columbus was interested in the precious metal, my treasures were rather the daily golden sunrises and sunsets as well as the really fantastic turquoise water (like Blue Curacao) much more valuable.

Prolog

Caribbean collage

Certainly, the environment looked a little different on October 12, 1492, when Christopher Columbus came across the Bahamas and later Hispaniola. However, just like him we discovered "a new world". Columbus traveled by ship and so we did. At least, we traveled back and forth between the Caribbean islands by ship- a way of traveling that we actually didn't want to do until we would be old. Getting there we used the much faster airship.

We also visited the Caribbean for the first time and in fact we discovered treasures. However, where Columbus was interested in the precious metal, my treasures were rather the daily golden sunrises and sunsets as well as the fantastic turquoise water (like Blue Curacao) much more valuable.

A new world was also represented by the on-board life, which of course stood in direct contrast to our individual trips we normally do, but also had certain charms. Last but not least, it was the first time I spent New Year’s Eve on the beach at 31°C.

Anreise

Business Lounge Breakfast in Business Lounge Arrival was as always unexciting and does not need to be detailed further here. Only the antigen test in addition to the PCR test done 2 days earlier, as well as the slightly longer search for the check-in counter for Eurowings Discover, could be mentioned.  

Curaçao

AIDAluna Just in time for entering the port of Willemstad we were awake and could watch the spectacle from our balcony. Several times on our tour I watched enthusiastically how carefully and almost cm-exactly the captain maneuvered this huge ship.

Already at home I had reserved a rental car on the island. A very good decision, as all passengers without a reservation went away empty-handed. In addition, we could easily drive away from the crowds and had our first destination almost for ourselves. And this even though the sister ship AIDAperla was also in the port.

1. Passage Day

PoolThe very first day was a day at sea. We spent this with exploring our floating hotel, unpacking the suitcases (of course the captain had not left before the suitcases were on board), a first sunbath and a nice cozy breakfast.

Unter Wasser

Sunrise over ArubaGood Morning Aruba.

Actually, we wanted to go diving again. But we weren't allowed to because we haven't been diving for the last 24 months. However, this was not included in the excursion description.

OK, then snorkeling.

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