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Indulge in luxury shopping, try local cuisine, relax on pristine beaches; your cruise vacation is at its best in Aruba.
Aruba is honored that the world’s most prestigious and respected cruise lines choose our island as a port-of-call in the Caribbean. Some of these cruise lines visit our port year-round, while others choose Aruba as a port-of-call during selected seasons.
The Port of Aruba is conveniently located in Oranjestad, within walking distance of restaurants and shops. Here, right outside the Aruba Cruise Terminal, you can join a shore excursion around our happy island and get a taste of the local Aruban vibe.
Who said that during a cruise you don't get to see or experience the real side of the destinations you visit along the way? Here in Aruba, shop owners, tour guides, local experts and other island specialists alike do their utmost to provide you with a most enjoyable time and authentic experience in Aruba.
To get the most out of your cruise to Aruba, make sure to explore the different options in advance.
Would you like to experience the authentic part of downtown Oranjestad and take in some of its colorful architecture, unique cultural blends, and history during your cruises to Aruba? Then a walking tour with a local expert would be a great option. In the mood for some adventure during your Aruba cruises? Try any of the Aruba Jeep Safari Tours and Excursions that are offered. Want to relax on our award-winning, white-sand beaches? Just walk about fifteen minutes to the Surfside Beach, or hop in a taxi for a short ride to any of the other nearby beaches in Aruba.
There is free Wi-Fi just outside the Aruba Cruise Port so you can connect easily with the home front. The US dollar is accepted everywhere so no need for currency exchanges. The bus terminal is located right across from the cruise port as are bike rentals, and a free trolley to explore downtown. Taxis can be found in front of the cruise port, along with touring cars and other means of transportation for which reservations might be required.
Cruise visitors will find a wealth of shops, bars, restaurants, casinos, and malls all within walking distance of the cruise port.
Aruba tip: for a local experience, make a stop at the Renaissance Marina, the harbor in downtown, where local fishermen bring their fresh catch ashore around mid-day. Enjoy!
Don't forget to check the Aruba cruise ship schedule for arrival and departure times!