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Aruba, Aruba Cruises

Aruba, Aruba Cruises

Aruba instantly brings turquoise, clear waters, year-round sun, and white sand beaches to mind. The hype is true—Aruba lives up to it. Cruises to the Southern Caribbean will introduce you to this oasis. Aruba is often called a paradise that is hard to beat. Throughout the year, Aruba makes its motto a reality for locals and tourists.

On cruises to Aruba, you will dock in Oranjestad, the island's capital. You have endless options. A refreshing cocktail at any beach bar or relaxing on a beach would be the best way to spend your time in Aruba. It offers excursions to places like the Aruba Butterfly Farm, the National Archeological Museum, and the Santa Cruz Donkey Sanctuary that provide history and nature preservation.

Aruba Highlights

Aruba is famous because of its white sands and cobalt blue seas. Something is charming about the sherbet-colored Dutch colonial buildings in Oranjestad, framed by bougainvillea, oleander, and hibiscus. Museums on the island provide information about its history. Go through these highlights before reading about the interesting spots.

1. Local Cuisine

The food scene in Aruba is one of the country's biggest draws, with fresh seafood dominating the menu and presented in interesting and tasty ways. There are several popular options, such as mahi-mahi, lionfish, and grouper. Caribbean flavors, as well as Dutch colonial influences, greatly influence Aruban cuisine. A steamed or fried ball of cheese stuffed with meat, or a variety of meat soups and stews, can be found here while you're on a cruise to Aruba. On a hot day, you can cool down with this nectar of juices called cool island soup. A sweet flatbread often paired with something savory, the fluffy pan bati is another must-try.

2. Culture and History

The Caribbean Island of Aruba has long been a favorite destination for cruise passengers, and you won't find an Aruban who isn't friendly to them. Due to its beautiful, dry, and sunny climate almost year-round, Aruba has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in recent years. In 1499, the Spanish arrived in Aruba, and the Arawaks were the first to live there. Smuggling and piracy became standard practices on the island. The Dutch controlled Aruba by the 1630s. The independence of Aruba was not achieved until 1986. Having lost its oil refinery, the Aruban government turned to tourism to rebuild its economy. The island's economy is fueled by travel and tourism today—a blend of Portuguese, Dutch, and Spanish forms the creole language Papiamentu, spoken in Aruba.

Frequently Asked Questions about Aruba

No, Aruba is an expensive island, like many Caribbean islands. There is a premium for hotels, food, and activities in Aruba because this is a destination for honeymooners and luxury travelers. You can still visit Aruba on a budget, though - plan ahead.

Yes, there are some strict rules in Aruba. Any conch shell, sea star, turtle egg, and/or coral is taken from the ocean is illegal. A clear transparent resealable 1 quart (1 liter) size plastic bag must contain liquids, gels, and aerosols. Gels, drinks, or aerosols contain 3.4 ounces. Beaches and dunes should not be used for BBQing or lighting fires. Beachgoers should avoid using disposable plastic products. Please do not climb on or hang items from our Fofoti trees, as they are protected. A hefty fine is imposed if you take shells or coral from our beaches.

The best interesting places to visit in Aruba are Eagle beach, Renaissance Islands, natural pool, Aruba’s national park - Arikok, Druif beach, Oranjestad, Bon Bini Festival, Fort Zoutman, National Archeological Museum, Gostoso Restaurant, De Palm Island, Palm Beach, Manchebo Beach, Arashi Beach, Boca Catalina, Hooiberg – Volacanic mountain, Casibari Rock Formations, Baby Beach, The Donkey Sanctuary, and Malmok Beach.

This destination is excellent for family vacations because it offers so many activities. Every day brings new opportunities to learn and experiment. After a long day of activities, guests can relax on the balconies of their rooms.

Autumn is the cheapest time to visit Aruba. Visitors to Aruba's desert landscape lose the trade winds that keep them cool in September. During this time of year, Aruba can be a relative bargain, with lodging discounts more than 50% lower than those in winter.
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