Oranjestad

Aruba

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Cruises To Oranjestad

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. Looking for a cruise to Aruba? Check out our selection of Caribbean cruises.

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.

Oranjestad TOP EXCURSIONS

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We know the destinations you'll be visiting and what there is to see, do and experience. We offer you a variety of excursions to choose from, in every port you'll visit.

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Antilla Wreck Snorkel & Beach Getaway

Board a catamaran for a snorkeling adventure to the famous Antilla shipwreck. Relax on the open decks as you sail the sp...

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Atlantis Submarine

Board a submarine for a thrilling dive and up close view of colorful, tropical fish, huge sponge gardens and coral field...

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Best of Aruba

Meet your guide for the day and board your comfortable air-conditioned bus and experience Aruba at its finest. Drive thr...

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DePalm Island & Snorkel

Enjoy free time to snorkel, sunbathe, swim and play at the Water Park on secluded DePalm Island. Your beach day includes...

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St. George's, Grenada

7-Day Caribbean Round-trip San Juan: Curacao, Aruba & St. Lucia

Come aboard one of our most awarded ships, Norwegian Epic. | Discover paradise aboard The Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line.
SHIP Norwegian Epic
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK San Juan (Puerto Rico);
Oranjestad (Aruba); Willemstad (Curaçao); St. George's (Grenada); Castries (St. Lucia); Basseterre (St. Kitts);
DISEMBARK San Juan (Puerto Rico);
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Puerto Limón, Costa Rica

9-Day Panama Canal Round-trip Panama City: Curacao, Aruba & Cartagena

Cruise the Panama Canal on Norwegian Jewel. | Discover staterooms to match every travelling style.
SHIP Norwegian Jewel
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Panama City (Fuerte Amador) (Panama);
Puerto Limon (Costa Rica); Oranjestad (Aruba); Willemstad (Curaçao); Kralendijk (Bonaire); Cartagena (Colombia);
DISEMBARK Panama City (Colón) (Panama);
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Oranjestad, Aruba

9-Day Panama Canal Round-Trip from Panama City: Curacao, Aruba & Cartagena

Experience true luxury in The Haven on Norwegian Jewel. | Cruise through the famous Panama Canal with Norwegian.
SHIP Norwegian Jewel
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Panama City (Fuerte Amador) (Panama);
Puerto Limon (Costa Rica); Willemstad (Curaçao); Oranjestad (Aruba); Kralendijk (Bonaire); Cartagena (Colombia);
DISEMBARK Panama City (Colón) (Panama);
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