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weidle
08-04-2008, 11:58 AM
Where would I find: Cruise Ships visiting Aruba in August?

Arubalisa
08-04-2008, 12:10 PM
http://www.arubabycruise.com/stats/calls/08August.htm (http://www.arubabycruise.com/stats/calls/08August.htm)

The only ones your really need to worry about:

Day Date Cruise Ship Cruise Line Lay Hours Capacity
Tue 12 Adventure of the Seas RCCL 08:00-20:00 3114
Tue 26 Adventure of the Seas RCCL 08:00-20:00 3114
Thu 28 Disney Magic Disney Cruise Line 07:00-18:30 2400

Jacki
08-04-2008, 02:14 PM
stupid question (maybe) why would one worry about cruise ships coming in? Congestion dowtown?

Andrea J.
08-04-2008, 02:49 PM
no question is stupid
yes downtown congestion is probably the main reason folks inquire about cruise schedule port of call /Aruba.

other reasons may include meeting friends that are on a shore excursion from the ship

could also be many other reasons, but i do know that many folks will avoid downtown o'staad if ships are in port.

fwiw, one ship in port does not seem to impact the congestion significantly.

and the scientology ship "freewinds" calls aruba it's homeport and that ship only carries about 200 cruisers so that ship has little or no impact of downtown traffic.

andrea


stupid question (maybe) why would one worry about cruise ships coming in? Congestion dowtown?

Arubalisa
08-04-2008, 02:50 PM
Crowded downtown Oranjestad, lots of additional traffic downtown AND MANY MANY crowded excursions.

No sense in taking say, a snorkel excursion, on a day when there are going to be cruise ship passengers in port, when you can stay on the beach that day and take the snorkel excursion when there are 1000's less people on the island.

Adventure of the Seas carries 3114 passengers and Disney Magic carries 2400.

<<great minds think alike Andrea :)>>

weidle
08-04-2008, 03:02 PM
Thank you. I will book our outings on Monday and Wednesday,
because the week we are in Aruba the ships are in on Tuesday and
Thursday. On Tuesday and Thursday we will go to the beach.
Thank You,
Great Help

serene56
08-04-2008, 03:56 PM
how crowded are beaches when a ship is in port

Arubalisa
08-04-2008, 04:15 PM
You will see cruise ship passengers on the beach as identified by their ship's beach towels.

Keep in mind, they will not be using resort palapa's or chaises with the exception of day passes sold at the Riu, Occidental or Renaissance and the Amsterdam Manor. It should not be overwhelming.

Below is a vendor's tent with chaises and umbrellas for rent at the south end of the Radisson's beach.
http://www.arubabound.com/photos/plmbch/watersports_vendora_sm.jpg (http://www.arubabound.com/photos/plmbch/watersports_vendora.jpg) http://www.arubabound.com/photos/plmbch/watersports_vendor_sm.jpg (http://www.arubabound.com/photos/plmbch/watersports_vendor.jpg)

All beaches in Aruba are public so everyone has access.