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Cruises To Oranjestad, Aruba

Incredibly white sands and cobalt blue seas make the small island of Aruba a popular destination. In the bustling freeport town of Oranjestad, sherbet-colored Dutch colonial buildings, draped in bougainvillea, oleander and hibiscus are simply picturesque. Small, but informative museums relate the island's history.


  • 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
      Organized 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...


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