Goes Ashore in the Caribbean
to see & things to do
at Oranjestad’s modern Aruba Port Authority terminal, cruise
passengers find a tourist information center and duty-free shops.
This busy capital city is more attractive to shoppers than
sightseers. Aruba is arid and
the sun shines nearly year-round. Cooled
by trade winds, it has the fortunate distinction of being outside
the path of hurricanes that routinely batter islands to the north.
The interior of the island is dry and generally
uninteresting. A day here is
better spent by the sea.
is a round the clock attraction and casinos are located mainly in
the large resort hotels on Palm Beach.
From the cruise terminal, catch a taxi to try your luck.
journey on the Atlantis Submarine is wonderful opportunity for
non-divers to experience the underwater splendor of a coral reef.
Advance reservations are recommended and the tour can often
be arranged as a shore excursion on your ship.
the pier, it’s an easy walk to the main shopping street, Caya G.
F. Betico Croes, where Delft pottery from Holland is a good buy.
Also within walking distance are Royal Plaza Mall and Renaissance
far the most popular activity on Aruba is a day at the beach.
All are open to the public but if you wish to use the
facilities of the island's many resorts, you’ll be charged a fee.
A short taxi ride will get you to two of the islands best
beaches, Palm Beach and Eagle Beach.
Fodor's Caribbean Ports of Call 2013 is all you need
to plan your days ashore, PLUS a cruise primer section and cruise
line profiles by Cruise Diva, Linda Coffman
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