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Oranjestad (Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles)

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Region
Bahamas - Caribbean - Bermuda

Local Time
2020-01-28 05:54

min: 79 °F (26 °C) / max: 80 °F (27 °C) 79°F
26.2°C
Wind: 86°/ 5.7 m/s  Gust: 6.2 m/sWind: 86°/ 5.7 m/s  Gust: 6.2 m/sMod. breeze
5.7 m/s
Min / Max Temperature80 °F / 27 °C
79 °F / 26 °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
1 January, 2020
Wednesday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 207:0019:00
2 January, 2020
Thursday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineFreedom Of The Seas08:0021:00
2 January, 2020
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Horizon08:0016:00
3 January, 2020
Friday
Silversea Cruises cruise lineSilver Shadow08:0018:00
3 January, 2020
Friday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Explorer 208:0018:00
7 January, 2020
Tuesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Epic08:0020:00
7 January, 2020
Tuesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Eurodam13:0023:00
8 January, 2020
Wednesday
Pullmantur Cruises cruise linePullmantur Monarch07:0015:00
8 January, 2020
Wednesday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise linePacific Princess10:0018:00
9 January, 2020
Thursday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Koningsdam07:0017:00
9 January, 2020
Thursday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineAdventure Of The Seas07:0017:00
9 January, 2020
Thursday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Gem08:0018:00
10 January, 2020
Friday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Pride09:0022:00
11 January, 2020
Saturday
Seabourn Cruises cruise lineSeabourn Sojourn08:0023:00
11 January, 2020
Saturday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAperla08:0018:00
14 January, 2020
Tuesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineExplorer Of The Seas
15 January, 2020
Wednesday
Pullmantur Cruises cruise linePullmantur Monarch07:0015:00
15 January, 2020
Wednesday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 207:0019:00
16 January, 2020
Thursday
Marella Cruises Cruises cruise lineMarella Explorer 208:0018:00
16 January, 2020
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Horizon08:0016:00
16 January, 2020
Thursday
Oceania Cruises Cruises cruise lineOceania Sirena11:0023:00
18 January, 2020
Saturday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Epic08:0020:00
18 January, 2020
Saturday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Eurodam13:0023:00
19 January, 2020
Sunday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Koningsdam07:0017:00
19 January, 2020
Sunday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Rotterdam08:0023:00
20 January, 2020
Monday
Fred Olsen Cruises cruise lineBraemar
20 January, 2020
Monday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineBritannia11:0018:00
21 January, 2020
Tuesday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Summit17:00
21 January, 2020
Tuesday
P&O Cruises Cruises cruise lineBritannia08:0018:00
22 January, 2020
Wednesday
Phoenix Reisen Cruises cruise lineAmera07:0017:00
22 January, 2020
Wednesday
Pullmantur Cruises cruise linePullmantur Monarch07:0015:00
23 January, 2020
Thursday
Princess Cruises Cruises cruise lineCrown Princess07:0017:00
23 January, 2020
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Magic08:0016:00
23 January, 2020
Thursday
Disney Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineDisney Wonder08:0023:00
24 January, 2020
Friday
Celebrity Cruises Cruises cruise lineCelebrity Reflection18:00
24 January, 2020
Friday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Freedom12:0022:00
25 January, 2020
Saturday
AIDA Cruises Cruises cruise lineAIDAperla08:0018:00
26 January, 2020
Sunday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineSerenade Of The Seas16:0018:00
27 January, 2020
Monday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Rotterdam08:0018:00
28 January, 2020
Tuesday
Norwegian Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineNorwegian Epic08:0020:00
28 January, 2020
Tuesday
Royal Caribbean Cruises cruise lineExplorer Of The Seas09:0022:00
29 January, 2020
Wednesday
TUI Cruises Cruises cruise lineMein Schiff 207:0019:00
29 January, 2020
Wednesday
Holland America Cruises cruise linems Eurodam13:0023:00
30 January, 2020
Thursday
Carnival Cruise Line Cruises cruise lineCarnival Horizon08:0016:00
31 January, 2020
Friday
Regent Seven Seas Cruises cruise lineSeven Seas Explorer10:0023:00
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