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Episode Info: This week in Aruba is evolving yet again and I hope you enjoy these changes we are making.  On this episode we talk about the following: What food items people pack when coming to the island Grocery store cost comparisons between Aruba and the United States KYSS Bags When is it appropriate to pack for Aruba   Additionally there is a new segment called “The Good, the bad and the ugly”.  And of course we talk about a couple of events happening and the cruise ship port schedule for timeshare week 3 of 2019.   Children & Youth Carnival Queen Election (January 19, 2019) The Children & Youth Carnival Queen election is when Aruba chooses its youngest Carnival Queens. Carnival excitement builds as Aruba elects its first queens of the season. Contestants in the Children’s Carnival Queen election are 6-9 years of age. Youth Carnival Queen contestants are aged 13-17. All demonstrate their carnival spirit through dance performances, speeches and carnival shows. Venue: Aruba Entertainment Center at 7.00 p.m.   Aruba's Carnival Queen & Mrs. Carnival Elections (January 24, 2019) Aruba's Carnival Queen & Mrs. Carnival election and coronation will take place at Aruba Entertainment Center (Oranjestad) The central figure of Carnival in Aruba is the Queen. The role of the Carnival Queen is to lead all the street parades and to make a public appearance that promotes Carnival. The carnival queen represents the Aruban carnival at home and abroad during her reign. The queen is elected during the carnival period and represents one of the many Carnival groups. In addition to the Carnival Queen election, there is also a Carnival Youth Queen election, Carnival Children's Queen election and Mrs. Carnival. SHIP OPERATOR TIME CAPACITY January 18 (Fri) TOTAL: 1,952 Arcadia P&O Cruises 8:00am - 5:00pm 1,952 January 19 (Sat) TOTAL: 4,256 Zuiderdam Holland America Line 1:00pm - 11:00pm 1,916 Norwegian Dawn Norwegian Cruise Line 8:00am - 5:00pm 2,340 January 20 (Sun) TOTAL: 4,768 Koningsdam Holland America Line 7:00am - 5:00pm 2,650 Columbus Cruise & Maritime Voyage 8:00am - 4:00pm 1,578 Freewinds International Shipping Partners 11:15pm (departure) 540 January 21 (Mon) TOTAL: 8,306 Monarch Royal Caribbean Cruises 8:00am - 6:00pm 3,647 Jewel of the Seas Royal Caribbean Cruises 8:00am - 11:00pm 2,501 Celebrity Summit Celebrity Cruises 7:00am (arrival) 2,158 January 22 (Tue) TOTAL: 8,162 MSC Magnifica MSC Cruises 8:00am - 6:00pm 2,550 AIDAdiva AIDA Cruises 9:30am - 8:00pm 2,050 Celebrity Summit Celebrity Cruises 5:00pm (departure) 2,158 Rotterdam Holland America Line 7:00am - 11:00pm 1,404 January 23 (Wed) TOTAL: 3,680 Caribbean Princess Princess Cruises 7:00am - 5:00pm 3,140 Freewinds International Shipping Partners 6:00am (arrival) 540 January 24 (Thu) TOTAL: ...
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