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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.


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...


DePalm Island & Snorkel

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


Featured Oranjestad CRUISE ITINERARIES

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Make a splash with some family time in The Caribbean.

7-Day Southern Caribbean from San Juan

Norwegian Epic’s entertainment lives up to its name. | See the colourful Dutch architecture of Willemstad & Oranjestad.
SHIP Norwegian Epic
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK San Juan (Puerto Rico);
Oranjestad (Aruba); Willemstad (Curaçao); Kralendijk (Bonaire); Castries (St. Lucia); Basseterre (St. Kitts);
DISEMBARK San Juan (Puerto Rico);
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Oranjestad, Aruba

10-Day Caribbean Round-trip Miami: Curacao, Aruba & Dominican Republic

Enjoy 15 different bars & lounges aboard Norwegian Pearl. | Cruise to Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian's private island in the Bahamas.
SHIP Norwegian Pearl
Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas); Willemstad (Curaçao); Oranjestad (Aruba); Kralendijk (Bonaire); Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic);
DISEMBARK Miami (Florida);
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San Juan, Puerto Rico

11-Day Caribbean from Orlando to Panama

Cruise to Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian's private island in the Bahamas. | Dance the night away in Bliss Ultra Lounge aboard Norwegian Sun.
SHIP Norwegian Sun
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Orlando & Beaches (Port Canaveral);
Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas); San Juan (Puerto Rico); Basseterre (St. Kitts); Bridgetown (Barbados); Oranjestad (Aruba); Kralendijk (Bonaire); Willemstad (Curaçao);
DISEMBARK Panama City (Colón) (Panama);
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