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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

Walking tours

Car Rentals

The following car rentals have an office at the cruise ship terminal and/or provide car rental services to Cruise Ship Passengers:

Things to do close to port

Walking-Distance from the Cruise Terminal

To explore some walking-distance things to do and places to see while you adventure from the Aruba Cruise Terminal around town please check out our blog articles, Next Stop: Aruba - Cruising Around Town from the Cruise Port and Best Things to do During your Cruise Port Stop in Aruba.


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 offers free transportation to and from the main street downtown area. See the details here

Featured Shopping Malls

Other Shopping 

The Local Market Aruba

L.G. Smith Boulevard, Oranjestad
(across from cruise ship terminal)
+297 733 1982

Royal Plaza Mall

L.G. Smith Boulevard 94, Oranjestad
+297 588 0351

Nearby Restaurants

All that shopping can make you hungry! There are a variety of great restaurants within walking distance from the cruise terminal. Take a look at some of Aruba's culinary delights.

Nearby Beaches


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