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Oranjestad (Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles)

Cruise Port schedule, live map, terminals, news

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Region
Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
2019-12-07 12:32

min: 81 °F (27 °C) / max: 82 °F (28 °C) 82°F
27.5°C
Wind: 88°/ 7.1 m/s  Gust: 8.3 m/sWind: 88°/ 7.1 m/s  Gust: 8.3 m/sMod. breeze
7.1 m/s
Min / Max Temperature82 °F / 28 °C
81 °F / 28 °C

Oranjestad is a port city on Aruba Island - an island country, one Holland's overseas territories. The city is also the country's largest town and capital, with population around 35,000. Aruba is the smallest (total area 179 km2 / 69 ml2) of the ABC Duch islands in the Leeward Antilles group (Aruba, BonaireCuracao). 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.

Oranjestad (Aruba) cruise port

Shortly after 1796, when Fort Zoutman was built, Oranjestad was established around it. Initially, the town had no official name and was known as the "Bay of Horses town" being a place from breeding and raising horses for the neighboring Curacao. The city was named in the 1820s after the first king of Netherlands - William I (1772-1843, also Prince of Orange and Grand Duke of Luxembourg).

Modern amenities in the city are an outdoor shopping mall (at Royal Plaza), as well as dining and drinking venues scattered along Main Street and Main Square. Fort Zoutman is a major tourist attraction, along with the Willem III Tower (near the fort) and the tax-free harbour zone. On the Aruba Island there are a total of 8 museums.

Renaissance Island is a man-made island located off the coast close to Oranjestad. It has a total area of 16 hectares  (40 acres) and is privately owned, with Aruba's two private beaches - Flamingo Beach and Iguana Beach. The private island also has two shipwrecks - Beechcraft 18, and Convair 400, both deliberately sunk in order to create a diving site. Flamingoes can be also seen on the Renaissance Island .

In early July 2018 was announced that Curacao and Aruba islands (Willemstad-Oranjestad) will be connected with regularly scheduled fast ferry service by the end of 2018. The ferry will have capacity around 800 passengers and 300 cars. The operator is yet to be announced (following bidding). The fast ferry company will have to invest in port facilities. The ferry service will boost Dutch Antiles tourism industry.

Oranjestad cruise terminal

Cruise ships to Aruba Island dock (anchor) at Oranjestad - port city on the island's western coast.

Oranjestad (Aruba) cruise port terminal

The cruise terminal facility has capacity to handle up to 5 vessels at a time. The city's dowtown with Aruba's most popular shopping and dining establishments are located very close to the cruise port - approx 1 km / 0,6 ml from the docking pier.

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.

DayShipArrivalDeparture
2 December, 2019
Monday
Pullmantur Cruises cruise linePullmantur Monarch08:0019:00
3 December, 2019
Tuesday
Windstar Cruises cruise lineWind Star08:0016:00
3 December, 2019
Tuesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineFreedom Of The Seas08:0021:00
4 December, 2019
Wednesday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 207:0019:00
4 December, 2019
Wednesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Eurodam13:0023:00
5 December, 2019
Thursday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineExplorer Of The Seas08:0019:00
5 December, 2019
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Horizon08:0016:00
6 December, 2019
Friday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Gem11:0020:00
7 December, 2019
Saturday
Star Clippers Cruises cruise lineRoyal Clipper
8 December, 2019
Sunday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Sunshine08:0023:00
9 December, 2019
Monday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceana08:0018:00
9 December, 2019
Monday
MSC Cruises Cruises cruise lineMSC Divina08:0018:00
9 December, 2019
Monday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Legend09:0023:00
10 December, 2019
Tuesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Epic08:0020:00
11 December, 2019
Wednesday
Pullmantur Cruises cruise linePullmantur Monarch07:0015:00
12 December, 2019
Thursday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineAdventure Of The Seas07:0017:00
12 December, 2019
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Magic08:0016:00
12 December, 2019
Thursday
Azamara Cruises Cruises cruise lineAzamara Journey08:0018:00
13 December, 2019
Friday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Volendam08:0023:00
13 December, 2019
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Reflection16:0018:00
14 December, 2019
Saturday
Star Clippers Cruises cruise lineStar Flyer
14 December, 2019
Saturday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAperla08:0018:00
14 December, 2019
Saturday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Eurodam13:0023:00
15 December, 2019
Sunday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Zuiderdam08:0023:00
15 December, 2019
Sunday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineSerenade Of The Seas16:0018:00
16 December, 2019
Monday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Silhouette08:0023:00
17 December, 2019
Tuesday
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises Cruises cruise linems Europa 207:0015:00
17 December, 2019
Tuesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineFreedom Of The Seas08:0021:00
18 December, 2019
Wednesday
Pullmantur Cruises cruise linePullmantur Monarch07:0015:00
18 December, 2019
Wednesday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 207:0019:00
18 December, 2019
Wednesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineExplorer Of The Seas08:0022:00
19 December, 2019
Thursday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Epic08:0017:00
19 December, 2019
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Horizon08:0016:00
20 December, 2019
Friday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Explorer 208:0018:00
24 December, 2019
Tuesday
Fred Olsen Cruises cruise lineBraemar
24 December, 2019
Tuesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Summit08:0017:00
24 December, 2019
Tuesday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineBritannia08:0018:00
25 December, 2019
Wednesday
Pullmantur Cruises cruise linePullmantur Monarch07:0015:00
25 December, 2019
Wednesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Nieuw Statendam13:0023:00
26 December, 2019
Thursday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Rotterdam08:0018:00
26 December, 2019
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Magic08:0016:00
26 December, 2019
Thursday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Riviera10:0022:00
28 December, 2019
Saturday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAperla08:0018:00
29 December, 2019
Sunday
Seabourn Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Sojourn07:0021:00
29 December, 2019
Sunday
Small Cruise Lines Cruises cruise lineSea Cloud II08:0013:00
30 December, 2019
Monday
Pullmantur Cruises cruise linePullmantur Monarch08:0019:00
30 December, 2019
Monday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineCrown Princess08:0019:00
31 December, 2019
Tuesday
Seabourn Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Odyssey15:00
31 December, 2019
Tuesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Volendam08:0020:00
31 December, 2019
Tuesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineExplorer Of The Seas08:0021:00
31 December, 2019
Tuesday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineCaribbean Princess08:0019:00
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