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Aruba

Arriving into Aruba feels akin to diving feet-first into a paintbox of colour. It’s arguably the most vibrant of all the Caribbean cruise ports, the suitably-named waterfront city of Oranjestad welcoming you. 

Where is Aruba?

Aruba, an island located in the southern Caribbean Sea and near the coast of Venezuela, is a popular destination for cruise travelers due to its gorgeous beaches, sunny climate, and rich cultural heritage. Travelers can enjoy activities such as snorkeling and scuba diving at the reefs, explore the charming Dutch colonial architecture in the capital city of Oranjestad, and sample the flavorful Caribbean and international cuisine. With a blend of relaxation, adventure, and cultural immersion, Aruba offers an unforgettable experience for cruise travelers.

Where Beaches Meet History

Explore the Rich Heritage of the 'One Happy Island', Aruba

As the "One Happy Island," Aruba is famous for its breathtaking beaches and charming Dutch-inspired architecture. However, this captivating destination is not just about its picturesque façade – it boasts a rich and intriguing history that begs to be discovered.

In ancient times, Aruba was home to the Arawak Indians, leaving behind remnants of their culture such as stone tools, clay pottery, and mesmerizing red cave drawings. The island's history took an adventurous turn in 1499, when it became a hub for smuggling and piracy as it fell under Spanish rule. However, in 1636, the Dutch seized control of Aruba, a status it still proudly holds as part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Why is Aruba for me?

Stunning Beaches
Year-Round Sunshine
Water Sports Paradise
Vibrant Culture and History

Stunning Beaches

One of Aruba's biggest selling points is its magnificent beaches. With powdery white sands and crystal-clear turquoise waters, Aruba's beaches are perfect for unwinding, swimming, and sunbathing. Eagle Beach, Palm Beach, and Baby Beach are just a few of the renowned stretches of shoreline that will leave travelers in awe.

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