Cruise Ship Visitors Essential information
Arriving in Aruba and Cruise Terminal Facilities. Most cruises arrive early morning to make most of the day in port. The port of Oranjestad has a modern Cruise facility with three terminals. Upon arrival at the air-conditioned terminals you will find friendly and welcoming staff at the information booths. They will assist you with any information you might need for your Aruba visit. Across from the visitor's booth you will find an ATM machine. Within the terminal you can also find the Setar telecommunications desk for any cellular or wi-fi needs. Within the terminal itself there are also many shops selling everything from perfume to quality cigars and authentic souvenirs. From the terminal you will find transportation in the form of Taxis or tour buses and some car rental companies such as Royal Car Rental.
Cruise Ship Schedule
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Tours and Transfer Services
EL Tours staff member will meet and greet you at the airport or at the Cruise ship terminal and will escort you to the bus. Read more
Start vacationing as soon as you land. Ensure your round-trip transportation is stress free by letting De Palm Tours handle your airport arrival and departure needs with our dependable and luxurious bus transportation services. Read more
Segway Tours Aruba offers tours that are fun for all ages and basically if you can stand, you can ride a Segway. A popular tour with cruise ship passengers is the Segway Full Tour, which is a combination of the Lighthouse tour with in addition swimming and beach time on Arashi Beach. If you are short on time you can also take the Short Segway Experience Tour. Free transportation from and to the cruise ship terminal is included. Read more
Take in the island's delights through an A to Z tour of Aruba presented the traditional way - in a comfortable, air-conditioned coach. The tours highlight some of Aruba's sea and land wonders... Read more
The following car rentals have an office at the cruise ship terminal:
Things to do close to port
Shop 'til you drop! Aruba is the perfect shopping island. Not only can you find the best deals here, but you also have a variety of shopping districts to browse and compare prices. Shopping in Aruba is most known for its various selections. Shoppers often visit Aruba for its shops devoted to jewelry, table linens, perfumes, leather goods, designer fashions, electronics, locally made handicrafts, Cuban cigars, Dutch Delft, Dutch Cheeses, and many more superior and favorably priced goods. Take a look at some of the shops in Oranjestad.
A recent addition to the main street downtown Oranjestad is the trolley or streetcar which offer free transportation to and from the main street downtown area. See the details here
Featured Shopping Malls
FASHION LIVES HERE at the Renaissance Resort! Renaissance Mall houses over 60 stores with a wide variety of shopping venues with in the climate-controlled comfort of Aruba's only indoor shopping center. Read more
Other Shopping Malls
Port of Call Mall
- L.G. Smith Boulevard 17, Oranjestad
- +297 583 6449
Royal Plaza Mall
- L.G. Smith Boulevard 94, Oranjestad
- +297 588 0351
note: Currently there is some on-going construction in Oranjestad related to a Tram project that will connect the cruise terminal to the main street shops.
All that shopping is hungry work! There are a variety of great restaurants within walking distance from the cruise terminal. Take a look at some of Aruba's culinary delights.