Oranjestad

Aruba

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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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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Explore Plaza Vieja, named Plaza Nueva in 1559.

15-Day Cuba & Southern Caribbean From Miami

Caribbean's Leading Cruise Line in 2017 - World Travel Awards.
SHIP Norwegian Sun
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Miami (Florida);
Key West (Florida); Havana (Cuba); Oranjestad (Aruba); Willemstad (Curacao); Kralendijk (Bonaire); Castries (St. Lucia); Bridgetown (Barbados); Basseterre (St. Kitts); St. Thomas (US Virgin Islands); San Juan (Puerto Rico); Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas);
DISEMBARK Miami (Florida);
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Meet some colourful new friends along the way.

18-Day Panama Canal from New York

Cross this experience off of your bucket list.
SHIP Norwegian Gem
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK New York (New York);
Willemstad (Curacao); Oranjestad (Aruba); Santa Marta (Colombia); Cartagena (Colombia); Puntarenas (Costa Rica); Corinto (Nicaragua); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa (Guerrero Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Cabo San Lucas (Mexico);
DISEMBARK Los Angeles (California);
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Watch for sea lions along Cabo’s famous El Arco.

19-Day Panama Canal from Los Angeles

Go from LA to NYC via daylight transit through the Panama Canal.
SHIP Norwegian Gem
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Los Angeles (California);
Cabo San Lucas (Mexico); Puerto Vallarta (Mexico); Zihuatanejo/Ixtapa (Guerrero Mexico); Puerto Quetzal (Guatemala); Corinto (Nicaragua); Puntarenas (Costa Rica); Cartagena (Colombia); Santa Marta (Colombia); Oranjestad (Aruba); Willemstad (Curacao); Kralendijk (Bonaire);
DISEMBARK New York (New York);
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