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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.


  • 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.


A Variety of Choices

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.


Sail Aruba On The Mi Dushi

Join this great escape aboard Mi Dushi for an experience that will spoil and pamper you. Experience the thrill of snorke...


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...


Atlantis Submarine

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


Best of Aruba

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


Featured Oranjestad CRUISE ITINERARIES

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10-Day Southern Caribbean from San Juan

10-Day Southern Caribbean from San Juan

Experience some of the best beaches in the Caribbean. | Go rock climbing or whoosh down the largest bowl slide at sea.
SHIP Norwegian Epic
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK San Juan (Puerto Rico);
Oranjestad (Aruba); Bridgetown (Barbados); Castries (St. Lucia); St. John's (Antigua); Basseterre (St. Kitts); Tortola (British Virgin Islands); St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands);
DISEMBARK San Juan (Puerto Rico);
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Nassau, Bahamas

9-Day Southern Caribbean from Orlando (Port Canaveral)

See the incredible pastel-coloured colonial architecture in Curaçao. | Sail on Norwegian Star, exquisitely upgraded in 2018. | The Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line, 7 Years in a Row -- World Travel Awards.
SHIP Norwegian Star
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral);
Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas); Oranjestad (Aruba); Willemstad (Curaçao); Nassau (Bahamas);
DISEMBARK Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral);
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Skim the sea whilst playing your favourite watersports in Aruba.

11-Day Southern Caribbean from Tampa

Includes calls to stunning Aruba, Bonaire, Bermuda and more! | Voted Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line by World Travel Awards.
SHIP Norwegian Dawn
George Town (Grand Cayman); Oranjestad (Aruba); Kralendijk (Bonaire); Castries (St. Lucia); Royal Naval Dockyard (Bermuda);
DISEMBARK New York (New York);
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