Oranjestad (Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles)

Cruise Port schedule, map, terminals, news

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Region
Caribbean - Bermuda

Coordinates
12.52193 N, -70.03545 W

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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.

  1. March, 2017
Day Ships in port
Saturday
18 March, 2017
Star Pride(arriving at 07:00)
Friday
3 March, 2017
Island Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 13:00)
Monday
6 March, 2017
Azura(arriving at 06 Mar - departing at 06 Mar)
AIDAdiva(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 19:00)
Tuesday
7 March, 2017
Royal Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
Friday
10 March, 2017
Celebrity Eclipse(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Saturday
11 March, 2017
Coral Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 12:00)
ms Zuiderdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 23:00)
Tuesday
14 March, 2017
MS Serenissima(arriving at 14 Mar - departing at 14 Mar)
Serenade Of The Seas(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 16:00)
TUI Discovery(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
Wednesday
15 March, 2017
Silver Spirit(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 23:00)
Adventure Of The Seas(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 20:00)
Caribbean Princess(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 22:00)
Thursday
16 March, 2017
Carnival Vista(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Norwegian Pearl(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 19:00)
Sunday
19 March, 2017
ms Koningsdam(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
Monday
20 March, 2017
AIDAdiva(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 19:00)
Tuesday
21 March, 2017
Coral Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 12:00)
Wednesday
22 March, 2017
Navigator Of The Seas(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 17:00)
Mein Schiff 5(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 19:00)
ms Zuiderdam(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 23:00)
Thursday
23 March, 2017
Carnival Conquest(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Friday
24 March, 2017
ms Westerdam(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 23:00)
Celebrity Eclipse(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 17:00)
Monday
27 March, 2017
ms Oosterdam(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 13:00)
Island Princess(arriving at 13:00 - departing at 19:00)
Wednesday
29 March, 2017
Carnival Sunshine(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Thursday
30 March, 2017
Royal Clipper(arriving at 30 Mar - departing at 30 Mar)
Carnival Vista(arriving at 08:00 - departing at 16:00)
Friday
31 March, 2017
MS Serenissima(arriving at 01:00 - departing at 01:00)
Coral Princess(arriving at 07:00 - departing at 12:00)