Your ship arrives in the channel that cuts the island into two. The Queen Emma floating bridge swings aside as your ship floats into Curacao. Across the floating bridge, the pastel buildings and red-tiled roofs of Punda encompass the oldest synagogue in the Americas, and a plethora of stores for duty-free shopping. Or tour a plantation house and a distillery of the island's unique orange-flavored liqueur. A delightful mix of cultures--from Dutch and Spanish to English and East Indian--Curacao is as friendly as it is beautiful.