Oranjestad

Aruba

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Oranjestad, Aruba

Incredibly white sands and cobalt blue seas make the small island of Aruba a popular destination. In the bustling freeport town of Oranjestad, sherbet-coloured Dutch colonial buildings, draped in bougainvillea, oleander and hibiscus are simply picturesque. Small, but informative museums relate the island's history.

What you NEED TO KNOW

  • Port Name & Location
    Aruba Ports Authority
    Ship will DOCK at this port.
  • Time Zone
    AST (Atlantic Standard Time)
    UTC/GMT -4 hours
  • Language
    The local language is Dutch. Say "thank you" in Dutch. "dankjewel"
  • Currency & Shopping
    Aruban Florin (AWG)
    Perfumes, liquor and souvenirs. View our Port Shopping Guide
    • Best Way to Get Around
      Organised Shore Excursions for submarine, snorkel, beaches, sightseeing and more! Less than 5 minutes walking from ship dock to downtown. Golf cart rides, buses, bicycles, and taxis are available.
    • Famous For
      Oranjestad is home to some of Aruba's residents as well as many governmental buildings; Fort Zoutman & Historical Museum is the island's oldest building.
    • Fun Fact #1
      Today, Aruba has 80 separate nationalities due to its turbulent past; you can still see the influence of each one.
    • Fun Fact #2
      With quite a bit of culinary variety, you will find no less than 72 different eateries in this capital city.

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