There are many reasons cold-weather escapees love cruises to Aruba, one of the southern Caribbean’s most popular destinations. It offers miles of white-sand beaches; crystal-clear water; and an enchanting capital, Oranjestad, with a decidedly Dutch flavor. There are relaxation spots everywhere you look and when adventure calls, a slew of thrilling Aruba excursions to take. Sail along the lush coastline and watch the spectacular Caribbean sunset from the deck of a catamaran. Scuba dive the wreck of the SS Pedernalis. Unwind on Aruba’s famous Palm Beach. Or shop for European treasures in Oranjestad, the Aruba cruise port and capital. There’s nothing quite as rejuvenating as an Aruba vacation.
Located off the coasts of Venezuela and Columbia, the windswept Dutch island of Aruba feels like another world. Relax in the shade of a swaying Divi Divi tree on a pristine beach, or explore untamed coastal cliffs in an exotic landscape filled with cacti. Just one day in Aruba can lead to a lifetime full of stories.