Thursday, January 24, 2008

Westerdam in Curacao: The Smooth Jazz Cruise

One appealing aspect of an evening spent in port is the accessibility to local dining and nightlight. Well, it usually is appealing. Although Carlos ‘n Charlies has its charm, I doubt that any Westerdam passengers were there last night. In fact, the hottest night spot in Aruba was surely the Vista Lounge when all the artists on board took the stage and special guest Jeffrey Osborne made his first appearance.

In addition to the amazing entertainment, Westerdam’s chefs outdid themselves with the deck BBQ dinner (pictured). We were treated to down-home and upscale fare: ribs, steak, chicken salmon, chilled salads, and the best jambalaya at sea. There was even a white chocolate fountain with assorted fruits for dessert.

Although our sailaway party wasn’t until midnight, it looked like everyone aboard was there to bid goodbye to Aruba. We awoke this morning in Curacao, one of my favorite Caribbean islands. The day ashore was all too short, but we have a full afternoon of activities ahead of us with lectures and one-on-one meetings with the stars and the second round of Wayman Tisdale’s Star Search.

Tonight’s concert, featuring Mindy Abair and Jeffrey Osborne, promises to be one of my favorites. And, because tomorrow is a sea day, we can stay up late to enjoy the musicians in Westerdam’s lounges and not have to worry about getting up too early in the morning.

1 comment:

Angelique said...

Hi Cruise Diva:-)

I have friends living there so I too visit Curacao very often. I like to take pictures of beautiful building so I especially like Curacao over Bonaire and Aruba as Curacao has so many old colourful colonial building. My favourite beach there is Kas Abou. If you haven't gone swimming there yet, you must do so on your next visit:-)!