One Day in Aruba: Your Caribbean Dream Comes True

Aruba (Oranjestad), Dutch Caribbean

Setting Sail to Oranjestad: An Exciting Morning Arrival

Aruba, also known as "One Happy Island", greets you in the early morning hours, typically around 8:00 am. The charming capital city, Oranjestad, unfurls its splendor as you dock. With its modern terminal facilities, you'll find cafes, ATMs, and Wi-Fi readily available as you disembark.

Immerse in the Aruban Charm: Exploring Oranjestad

Begin your day by exploring Oranjestad's lively streets, famous for their pastel-colored Dutch colonial buildings and vibrant shopping scene. Visit the Historical Museum for insights into the island's past, or explore Fort Zoutman, Aruba’s oldest building.

Get a taste of Aruban culture at the Bon Bini Festival, held every Tuesday at the historical Fort Zoutman, where you can enjoy music, dance, and local food.

Aruba's Coastline: Beaches Galore

The island is famed for its stunning beaches. Head to Eagle Beach, known for its soft white sand and clear turquoise waters. Palm Beach, a short distance away, is perfect for water sports and has a bustling boardwalk.

For a more secluded experience, visit Rodger's Beach or Baby Beach located in Seroe Colorado, which are ideal for snorkeling.

Thrill-seekers Paradise: Aruban Adventures

Aruba offers an array of adventurous activities. For nature lovers, a guided tour of Arikok National Park is a must, with its unique desert landscape, indigenous wildlife, and historic caves.

For water enthusiasts, try windsurfing, kitesurfing, or even a deep-sea fishing tour. Visit the famous Antilla shipwreck, a favorite among scuba divers.

Feast Like an Aruban: Local Cuisine

A day in Aruba wouldn't be complete without savoring local cuisine. Try Keshi Yena, a traditional Aruban dish made from stuffed cheese, or enjoy fresh seafood at a beachside restaurant. Don't miss out on trying a glass of Coecoei, a red liquor unique to Aruba, and perfect for a beachside cocktail.

Wrapping Up: Souvenirs and Sail Away

As your day draws to a close, take a piece of Aruba home by shopping for souvenirs. Traditional Aruban crafts, Dutch cheese, or locally made aloe products make for perfect keepsakes or gifts.

With a radiant sunset as your backdrop, it's time to return to your cruise ship, ready for the next Caribbean port, with the spirit of "One Happy Island" remaining with you long after you leave its shores.

Aruba (Oranjestad) from Miami Cruise Schedule

A cruise that begins in Miami and stops in the Aruba (Oranjestad) would enchant even the most seasoned tourist with its natural splendor. Cruises to the Aruba (Oranjestad) are ideal for those who fantasize about lovely beaches dotted with palm trees and crystal-clear waters.

Date: March 7, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Costa Maya, Harvest Caye, Santo Tomas, Roatan, Puerto Limon, Colon, Cartagena, Cartagena, Santa Marta, Aruba, Curacao, Castries, Codrington, San Juan, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Panama Canal 20-day route

20-day Panama Canal from Miami

Sirena, Oceania Cruises

Date: February 16, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Cozumel, Costa Maya, Harvest Caye, Santo Tomas, Roatan, Puerto Limon, Panama Canal, Panama City, Panama Canal, Cartagena, Santa Marta, Aruba, Curacao, Port Antonio, Grand Cayman, Miami; View Itinerary

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Eastern Caribbean 17-day route

17-day Eastern Caribbean from Miami

Seven Seas Splendor, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: February 9, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Key West, Puerto Plata, St. Thomas, Antigua, Gustavia, San Juan, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, St. Georges, Scarborough, Kingstown, Pointe a Pitre, Castries, Bridgetown; View Itinerary

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Southern Caribbean 16-day route

16-day Southern Caribbean from Miami

Seven Seas Grandeur, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: March 25, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Georges, Castries, Antigua, Gustavia, San Juan, Charleston, Charleston, New York, New York; View Itinerary