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About Aruba

Talcum-soft beaches, world class shopping, glitzy casinos, stunning sea views and tracts of desert landscape scattered with giant boulders and exotic cacti are all yours to enjoy when you visit popular Aruba, jewel of the 'deep' Caribbean.

And you will find most of these attractions without straying far from the capital and cruise port, Oranjestad, a waterfront city endowed with a cosmopolitan population - of Portuguese, Spanish, Venezuelan, Indian, Pakistani and African as well as Dutch origin.

This cultural mix makes Oranjestad heaven for adventurous foodies and a great place to `shop the world' as you can pick up Delft china, Dutch cheese, Danish silverware and Madeiran embroidery at low prices.

For local colour, visit Schooner Harbour, which is crammed with brightly painted boats and craft stalls, and Willemstad, famed for its 16th century Dutch houses.

And water babies will love Eagle Beach, Palm Beach and Baby Beach, all a short distance from the port.

 

Shore excursions in Aruba

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

All Inclusive De Palm Island

Activity mediumMeal included

Duration: 6 hours

The perfect place to visit to enjoy some sun, sea and sand.

After a short bus and ferry ride, you’ll arrive at De Palm Island. Here, you’ll receive a brief orientation of the facilities.

The time on the island is yours to do as you please. Enjoy a refreshing swim, take a leisurely stroll or simply relax on the beach. For those who want to discover Aruba’s marine life and corals, immerse yourself in the clear waters and enjoy some snorkelling. At De Palm Island you’ll also find several small water slides and a number of other fun activities to enjoy. De Palm Island is now home to a beautiful flock of gentle flamingos that enjoy life in a reserved section of the island.

During your stay, a local style buffet lunch and an open bar will be on offer.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by bus and ferry. Areas of De Palm Island are man-made. Passengers must be competent swimmers. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any water activities. Children should be over 8 years to participate in water activities. There may be some on site activities that incur an additional cost, these are payable locally. Snorkel equipment is included. Water shoes are advised. Passengers are reminded to take swimwear, a towel and sunscreen with them. Passengers can visit the flamingos and take pictures with them, but are not allowed to touch the birds. Passengers are respectfully asked to keep 5 metres away from the flamingos.

Jet-board Experience

Activity medium

Duration: 1¼ hours

Experience the thrill of flying above the water on an incredible jet-board!

Experience the thrill of flying above the water on this 45-minute Jet-board experience. Your balance controls your elevation during this one-of-a-kind flight. As your certified flight instructor guides you through the steps via headphones, you’ll soon be airborne.

This unique tour is perfect for daredevils and thrill seekers!

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus and jet-board.Participants must be aged 16 years or over. Pregnant women are not permitted to participate. Passengers must be in good physical condition and competent swimmers. This tour carries a minimum height restriction of 5 feet and a maximum height restriction of 6 feet 9 inches. A weight restriction of minimum 6½ stone and maximum 17½ stone applies. The Jet-board has its own buoyancy and passengers must wear a USCG approved personal floating device at all times. A jet ski will provide the propulsion for the Jet-board as the thrust of the water is being routed through the hose. The certified Jet-board instructor will drive the jet ski, following passengers during the flight and coaching them by means of a waterproof radio helmet, which enhances the overall learning experience and maximises flying time. This tour is not suitable for those with a fear of heights.

 

A selection of cruises to Aruba

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