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

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.

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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...

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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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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
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Tampa (Florida);
George Town (Grand Cayman); Oranjestad (Aruba); Kralendijk (Bonaire); Castries (St. Lucia); Royal Naval Dockyard (Bermuda);
DISEMBARK New York (New York);
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