Port of Call: Aruba
Aruba has been a bucket list port of call for many years. It's now checked, and we were very happy with the experience.
We did a Carnival Shore Excursion here, that didn't start until 4:30p (ship docked at 1:30p), so we headed out first and checked out the town and shops in the port.
We ended up at The Paddock Bar, which had a great view of the harbor and our ship, plus cold beer. Menu looked OK, but we didn't sample. Would definitely recommend it if you're wanting to stay around the ship.
Went back to the ship terminal to pick up our shore excursion, the Kukoo Kunuku Party Bus, which was the #1 rated excursion. We really enjoyed it. Stopped at five different bars, a rum punch drink at each, and dinner and a drink at one. The drive from bar to bar was a hoot. Maracas for each passenger, music blaring and at most round abouts, we went 360 at possibly more than the proper speed. Bars were a little more for the "younger than us" age group, but the trips through the neighborhoods let us see quite a bit of the island. Would definitely recommend this excursion which was $89 per person.