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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.

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: March 15, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: December 7, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: January 4, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: February 1, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Miami; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Southern Caribbean 12-day route

12-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Vista, Oceania Cruises

Date: March 27, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, St. Georges, Castries, St. Kitts, San Juan, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: May 25, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: June 8, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Bonaire, Aruba, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: July 6, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: October 12, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Miami; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Southern Caribbean 14-day route

14-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Insignia, Oceania Cruises

Date: December 22, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Port Antonio, Aruba, Curacao, Kingstown, Bridgetown, Castries, St. Kitts, San Juan, Puerto Plata, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Celebration, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: June 15, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: October 19, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: March 29, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Miami; View Itinerary

Crystal Cruises Panama Canal 11-day route

11-day Panama Canal from Miami, Fl

Crystal Serenity, Crystal Cruises

Date: November 27, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Gustavia, Fort-de-France, Aruba, Cartagena, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Puerto Caldera; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: September 21, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: December 14, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 14-day route

14-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Cruise Line

Date: December 20, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Puerto Plata, La Romana, Bonaire, Aruba, Bridgetown, Antigua, St. Kitts, St. Thomas, San Juan, Great Stirrup Cay, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: June 22, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Azamara Club Cruises Panama Canal 10-day route

10-day Panama Canal from Miami, Fl

Azamara Journey, Azamara Club Cruises

Date: December 3, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Cartagena, Cartagena, Panama Canal, Panama City, Panama City; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: January 18, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: April 12, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, La Romana, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Panama Canal 21-day route

21-day Panama Canal from Miami, Fl

SIrena, Oceania Cruises

Date: February 8, 2025

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, Bonaire, Port Antonio, Nassau, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: February 8, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Celebration, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: July 13, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Miami; View Itinerary

Regent Seven Seas Cruises Southern Caribbean 12-day route

12-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Seven Seas Grandeur, Regent Seven Seas Cruises

Date: November 24, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire, St. Georges, Castries, Gustavia, Tortola, Miami; View Itinerary

Oceania Cruises Southern Caribbean 14-day route

14-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

SIrena, Oceania Cruises

Date: December 21, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Costa Maya, Harvest Caye, Roatan, Puerto Limon, Colon, Cartagena, Curacao, Aruba, Castries, Bridgetown; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Magic, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: January 11, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Curacao, Aruba, Amber Cove, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: April 26, 2025

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Miami; View Itinerary

Carnival Cruise Line Southern Caribbean 8-day route

8-day Southern Caribbean from Miami, Fl

Carnival Horizon, Carnival Cruise Line

Date: November 9, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao, Miami; View Itinerary

Norwegian Cruise Line Panama Canal 9-day route

9-day Panama Canal from Miami, Fl

Norwegian Gem, Norwegian Cruise Line

Date: December 2, 2024

Ports of Call: Miami, Puerto Plata, Catalina Island, Curacao, Aruba, Panama Canal, Panama City, Panama City; View Itinerary