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-colored Dutch colonial buildings, draped in bougainvillea, oleander and hibiscus are simply picturesque. Small, but informative museums relate the island's history. View Shopping Guide (Current shopping maps available onboard.) 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
      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.
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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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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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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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Andicuri UTV Off-Road Adventure - Per Vehicle

Super-charge your vacation and jump behind the wheel of a unique UTV vehicle in a professionally guided off-road safari ...

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21-Day Bermuda & Caribbean from Boston

Voted Travel + Leisure World's Best Top Large Ship Cruise Line
SHIP Norwegian Dawn
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Boston (Massachusetts);
Royal Naval Dockyard (Bermuda); Boston (Massachusetts); San Juan (Puerto Rico); Kralendijk (Bonaire); Willemstad (Curacao); Oranjestad (Aruba); Ocho Rios (Jamaica); George Town (Grand Cayman); Cozumel (Mexico);
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30-Day Bermuda & Caribbean from Boston

Make your cruise unforgettable by staying in the 3-Bedroom Garden Villa
SHIP Norwegian Dawn
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Boston (Massachusetts);
Royal Naval Dockyard (Bermuda); Boston (Massachusetts); San Juan (Puerto Rico); Kralendijk (Bonaire); Willemstad (Curacao); Oranjestad (Aruba); Ocho Rios (Jamaica); George Town (Grand Cayman); Cozumel (Mexico); New Orleans (Louisiana); George Town (Grand Cayman); Cozumel (Mexico); Roatan (Bay Islands); Harvest Caye (Belize); Costa Maya (Mexico);
DISEMBARK New Orleans (Louisiana);
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10-Day Roundtrip Panama Canal from Miami

Readers Choice Award - Favorite Cruise Line
SHIP Norwegian Pearl
PORTS OF CALL EMBARK Miami (Florida);
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