Oranjestad (Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Coordinates
12.52193 N, -70.03545 W

  Port Map

The port city of Oranjestad has a population of around 35,000, and in local language is often referred to simply as "Playa". Aruba is the smallest (total area 179 km2 / 69 ml2of the ABC Duch islands in the Leeward Antilles group (ArubaBonaire, Curacao). The other "Dutch Antilles" islands are in the Lesser Antilles - Sint Maarten (the southern part of Saint Martin island), Saba Island and the Sint Eustatius Island.

Shortly after Fort Zoutman was built in 1796, Oranjestad was built around it. Initially the city had no official name, being known as the town on the Bay of Horses, a place from which native-bred horses were raised and sent to neighboring Curacao. Ever since, the town has been the capital city of the isle. Oranjestad is named after the first king of the Netherlands, King William I. The name was conferred on the town in the 1820s when the interest in Aruba increased due to the discovery of gold deposits.

Several modern recreations have emerged in Oranjestad, including an outdoor shopping mall at Royal Plaza, as well as a few scattered buildings along Main Street and on Main Square. Fort Zoutman is one of the attractions, others being the Willem III Tower, located near the fort, and the tax-free harbour. There are eight museums on the island.

Renaissance Island is a 16 ha (40 acres) artificial island off the coast close to Oranjestad. It's privately owned and features the only private beaches on Aruba. There are two beaches: Flamingo Beach and Iguana Beach. A Beechcraft 18 and Convair 400 were both deliberately sunk nearly 50 yards (46 m) ofshore in order to create a diving site. Flamingoes can be seen on the isle.


Highlights: Oranjestad, shops, beaches, Casibari boulders

Oranjestad cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Aruba Island dock (anchor) at port Oranjestad - the largest city and capital of Aruba - an island country, one the Holland's overseas territories. 

The Oranjestad cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles.

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Port Oranjestad cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.

Day Ships in port
Monday
1 May, 2017
Carnival Sunshine(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Wednesday
3 May, 2017
Pullmantur Zenith(arriving at 03 May - departing at 03 May)
Adventure Of The Seas(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 20:00)
Thursday
4 May, 2017
Carnival Conquest(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Tuesday
9 May, 2017
Celebrity Equinox(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 23:00)
Carnival Sunshine(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Wednesday
10 May, 2017
Pullmantur Zenith(arriving at 10 May - departing at 10 May)
Adventure Of The Seas(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
Carnival Vista(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 22:00)
Wednesday
17 May, 2017
Pullmantur Zenith(arriving at 17 May - departing at 17 May)
Carnival Splendor(arriving at 14:00 - departing at 23:00)
Wednesday
24 May, 2017
Pullmantur Zenith(arriving at 24 May - departing at 24 May)
Adventure Of The Seas(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
Thursday
25 May, 2017
Carnival Vista(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Friday
26 May, 2017
Pacific Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 16:00)
Tuesday
30 May, 2017
Celebrity Equinox(arriving at 11:00 - departing at 23:00)
Wednesday
31 May, 2017
Pullmantur Zenith(arriving at 31 May - departing at 31 May)
Adventure Of The Seas(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)