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Cruise to Aruba Guide: Find the perfect one for you!

Oct 25, 2019, jennifer richardson.

So you're planning your next cruise with Aruba on the itinerary...

So, you're planning your next cruise with Aruba on the itinerary? Good idea! When it comes to vacations, there’s nothing like going on an Aruba cruise: from stunning ocean views to fun-filled excursions at various ports along the way—cruises are truly one of the best ways to see the world while enjoying luxurious, all-inclusive amenities. With a cruise docking in Aruba, it’s possible to see the very best of the Caribbean in a single, unforgettable trip. In this article, we’ll explore some of the best cruises to and around Aruba. There’s a lot to discover, so let’s get into it!

Why take a cruise to Aruba?

In Aruba, guests are treated to sunshine that just won’t quit, and the island consistently ranks as having the fewest number of rainy days in the Southern Caribbean. Besides the persistent, 82-degree weather, Aruba is also one of the safest places to visit in the Caribbean and there’s a lot to explore – whether you like an active trip or you’re looking for a more laidback experience. Indeed, Aruba has earned its nickname of the “One happy island”. With this knowledge, it is obvious that Aruba is a great destination during your cruise.

When taking a cruise to Aruba, the cruise ship will arrive at Oranjestad Aruba Cruise Port, which is conveniently located within walking distance of various restaurants, bars, shops, and fun activities like Jeep Safari Tours. However, it’s best to plan your Aruba adventure so you can make the most of your time on the island. There are plenty of things to do in Aruba, so it’s best to start planning as soon as you can! Do you want to spend some money in the Aruban stores, bars or restaurants? There’s no need to worry about currency exchanges, as the U.S. Dollar is accepted everywhere.

There are a number of cruise lines that regularly go to Aruba with their beautiful cruise ships, for example Carnival Cruises, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian Cruise Line, and many more. We have listed all the interesting cruise lines for you so you can find out which one can offer the perfect cruise through the lovely Caribbean for you!

Best cruises to Aruba 

Choosing the right cruise to Aruba can be tricky, especially since there are so many options of cruise ships which are heading to the beautiful Aruba – but don’t worry, we’ve done most of the research for you! So, without further ado, we present to you our top picks for cruises to Aruba:

Carnival Cruises

Carnival stands apart from other companies on this list, as they’re by far the largest and most diverse cruise line on the planet. Explore the Breeze cruise ship: this cruise liner offers 8-day cruises spanning Fort Lauderdale, Grand Turk, La Romana, Aruba, and Curacao, making it an ideal choice for travelers who want to experience everything the Caribbean has to offer.

The Breeze cruise ship also features premium amenities, such as an onboard waterpark known as WaterWorks – that’s right, this cruise ship has a massive waterpark located right on the ship! Other amenities include an onboard theater featuring full-blown musical productions, a daycare for kids, and a luxurious spa. For food, Breeze offers a whole host of dining options, ranging from gourmet burgers to pizza and Mexican favorites. 

Accommodations on this ship include 4 room types, ranging from Interior Cabins perfect for couples to Ocean Suites featuring balconies and spacious interiors capable of sleeping 4 guests. Needless to say, no matter what you’re looking for in cruise to Aruba, Carnival Cruises has something for everyone!

Royal Caribbean Cruise Aruba

Besides Carnival, no other cruise line has the brand recognition of Royal Caribbean. The company operates 4 of the largest cruise ships in the entire world! If you’re looking for the best cruises to Aruba, Royal Caribbean has some of the best offerings in the industry. For example, an 11-night cruise spanning, Boston, San Juan, Willemstad, Oranjestad, George Town, and Tampa aboard the Brilliance of the Sea cruise liner.

Aboard the Brilliance of the Sea, travelers will find top-notch amenities, like a 40 ft. rock climbing wall, mini-golf, an arcade, shopping, live music, a spa and fitness center, and so much more!

Brilliance of the Sea also offers several premium bars and lounges. If you’d prefer to stay near the pool, Brilliance of the Sea also offers a Pool Bar serving up delicious frozen drinks. Got a little hungry? There are a lot of tasty options to try out!

Accommodations aboard the Brilliance of the Sea include rooms perfect for babies, couples, and large families. No matter what you’re looking for, Royal Caribbean has you covered: want a spacious interior room that’s elegantly decorated? Check! A suite with its own private balcony and lounge chairs? No problem!

Norwegian Cruise Line

Even though it may not be as big as the previous entries on this list, Norwegian Cruise Line is still a top pick for cruises to Aruba. Norwegian Cruise Line was recently named the “Caribbean’s Leading Cruise Line” for the 7th consecutive year at the World Travel Awards, making it one of the best cruise lines for the southern Caribbean. 

Norwegian Cruise Line offers unique amenities that can’t be found on any other cruise liner. On vessels such as the Norwegian Joy, Norwegian Bliss, and Norwegian Encore, guests can enjoy race tracks and open-air laser tag courses. In addition, some ships even come with a quarter-mile-long oceanfront promenade where guests can indulge in interesting conversation and breathtaking views. 

If you want to experience some of these modern amenities and accommodations, Norwegian Cruise Line offers a 21-day trip that spans California, Cabo San Lucas, Puerto Vallarta, Santa Maria, Oranjestad, Willemstad, and New York. If 21-days at sea are too much, Norwegian Cruise Line also offers shorter, 7-day trips that span Puerto Rico, Oranjestad, Kralendijk, Castries, and Basseterre aboard the Norwegian Epic.

Celebrity Cruises

For the 2nd year in a row, Celebrity Cruises (a subsidiary of Royal Caribbean) has won the annual award for Best Southern Caribbean Cruise Line from Cruise Critic. The company takes great pride in differentiating itself from the rest of the pack by bringing together world-class architects, interior designers, and landscape artists for the perfect experience.  

Celebrity Summit offers a wide range of dining options, including the Tuscan Grill – an Italian ristorante serving handmade pasta, artisanal salumi, and butcher-cut meats – and Sushi on Five, a Japanese restaurant serving authentically prepared sushi and other Japanese specialties. For lounges and bars, Celebrity Summit includes 5 unique places to get your drink on, including Cellar Masters – an elegant lounge featuring 400 wines from all over the world – and the Sunset Bar offering spectacular views and a country club-esque atmosphere.

Accommodations aboard the Celebrity Summit include 5 room types, including Inside, Ocean View, Veranda, Concierge Class, AquaClass, and Suites. When choosing between the best cruises to Aruba, we recommend this 7-day trip spanning San Juan, Basseterre, Oranjestad, Willemstad, and Kralendijk aboard the Celebrity Summit.

Regent Cruise Line

If it’s luxury that you’re after, then it doesn’t get any better than Regent Cruise Line (a subsidiary of Norwegian Cruise Line). The company has been chosen as the world’s top-rated cruise line six times by readers of Conde Nast Traveler and other travel magazines—helping establish it as a leader in the 6-star cruise line industry.

Amenities aboard the Seven Seas Explorer include 7 world-class restaurants, like Prime 7 – a handsomely decorated restaurant serving up the very best filet mignons and côte de boeuf – and a pool grill for casual dining. For entertainment, Seven Seas Explorer has a full-fledged casino where you can try your luck at Blackjack, roulette, poker, slot machines, and full-sized craps tables. If gambling isn’t your thing, there’s also the Constellation Theater where guests can enjoy full-scale musical revues and cabaret shows.

When going on a southern Caribbean cruise, Regent Cruises offers a 12-night cruise aboard the Seven Seas Explorer spanning Miami, Oranjestad, Willemstad, Kralendijk, St. George’s, Castries, and many more must-see Caribbean locations!

Princess Cruises

Like Regent Cruises, Princess Cruises is a luxury-focused cruise line offering high-class amenities, captivating live shows, and technology packages like keyless entry to make your embarkment smooth and enjoyable. The Regal Princess also is equipped with Princess Medallion Class amenities which includes a “wearable” device called the OceanMedallion™, which enables an entirely new level of service and personalized attention.

If you’re looking for something to do aboard the Regal Princess, you can expect a wide variety of entertainment options including shows, musicals, standup comedy, and even an exclusive open-air poolside amphitheater to watch feature films while cozying up under the stars.

Princess Cruises offers a 10-day cruise spanning across New York City, St. Maarten, Antigua, Aruba, Ft. Lauderdale aboard the Regal Princess. Not a fan of long trips? Princess Cruises also offers shorter, 8-day trips that span Ft. Lauderdale, Curacao, Aruba, Bonaire in the Caribbean Netherlands, and a return trip to the original port aboard the Sky Princess.

Holland America Line

The Holland America Line, subsidiary of Carnival Cruises, is a winner of several prestigious awards. To get to Aruba, we recommend this 10-day cruise spanning Fort Lauderdale, Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, Amber Cove, Kralendijk, Willemstad, and of course, Oranjestad. This cruise takes you aboard the Volendam, a mid-sized vessel featuring great amenities and activities. 

The Volendam features Club HAL, where kids aged 3-17 can engage in arts and crafts, sports, video game competitions, scavenger hunts, challenging team games, and themed parties – all under the supervision of a professionally trained staff! This vessel also houses a variety of exciting places to eat, like the Lido Market which features freshly baked bread and pastries, hearty salads, hand-carved meats, fish, and much more. For a little more sophistication, there’s also The Dining Room which offers elegant breakfasts and multi-course dinners. 

Accommodations on this vessel include 5 room types: Inside, Ocean View, Lanai, Vista Suite, and the Neptune & Pinnacle Suite.

Disney Cruise Line

The magic of Aruba meets the wonder of Disney when Disney Cruise Line sails to Oranjestad. Aboard the ship, first-run movies from Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and 20th Century Fox could be playing – Avengers: Endgame at sea, anyone? On the upper decks, guests can find a variety of pools – from interactive splash zones to serene adult retreats that make it easy to get the tan you’ve always wanted. 

For those who are hungry from all the excitement, the Disney Wonder offers an endless array of options. With Rotational Dining, guests can experience a different restaurant and a different menu every night of the voyage. Snack options are conveniently located around the ship, and soda, water, coffee, and hot chocolate is included in the cruise fare.

Accommodations come in four main categories, ranging from Inside cabins with porthole-shaped mirrors to the limited-availability Concierge Royal Suite—a 2 bedroom, 2.5 bathroom retreat with Concierge services. No matter what you could be looking for in a cruise to Aruba and beyond, Disney Cruise Line offers options for the entire family.

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Choosing a favorite Caribbean island is almost impossible. They all offer something for everyone in a sunny tropical paradise. And, the steady climate means that you can travel to the Caribbean at any time of year. If you’ve never cruised to the Caribbean, here’s an overview of the top island vacation destinations to help you decide which ones are right for you.

Legend says there’s a beach for every day of the year on this island. Activities include canopy tours, horseback riding, zip lines and snorkeling.

Ideal for: Thrill seekers, beachgoers and horse lovers.

Cruise to Aruba for top shopping, island tours and beaches. Activities include snorkeling, island tours, beach getaways and discovering the natural wonders of the island.

Ideal for: Sightseers, nature lovers and explorers.

This is the birthplace of rum, and the food is an experience in itself; sample flying fish, macaroni pie, breadfruit and more. Activities include distillery tours, pink-and-white sand beach relaxation and sailing excursions.

Ideal for: Foodies, sailors and beachgoers.

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Pristine beaches, pink sand and British afternoon teas welcome you. Activities include outstanding island golf, sail/snorkel/swim tours and playing with dolphins.

Ideal for: Sun lovers, golfers and sailors.

Coral reefs surround this island – great for snorkeling. Activities include scuba diving, glass bottom kayaking, mangrove safaris and semi-submarine underwater tours.

Ideal for: Fans of snorkeling, explorers and families.

This is a Mexican island with a Caribbean atmosphere. Activities include snorkeling, scuba diving, helmet diving, touring Mayan temples and ruins and swimming with dolphins.

Ideal for: Families, history buffs and divers.

Bold colors and the cosmopolitan culture make Curacao a wonderful place to explore. Activities include unique shopping excursions, touring the island and sea adventures.

Ideal for: Families.

A nature lover’s paradise . Activities include rainforest hikes and exploring the Caribbean’s most amazing waterfalls, mountains and streams.

Ideal for: Nature lovers, hikers and families.

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Amber Cove is an island paradise with breathtaking scenery, shopping and a laidback atmosphere. Santo Domingo is a treasure-trove of sights to see. La Romana features a mix of culture, shopping, water adventures and pristine beaches.

Ideal for: Families, beachgoers and sightseers.

This is the resort center of the Grand Bahama Island. Beaches and nature, casinos and music clubs, shopping and adventure are there for you to explore .

Ideal for: Couples, shoppers and explorers.

Grand Cayman

Part of the Cayman Islands, this island offers a marine paradise with exceptional scuba diving and snorkeling. Get up close to stingrays, turtles and dolphins.

Ideal for: Beach lovers, nature-lovers and divers.

This lovely island is a great place to go to get away from the crowds. Activities include every type of water adventure you can think of, superb dining and relaxing beaches.

Ideal for: Couples, families and water enthusiasts.

Explore historic Fort George or the Grand Etang National Park and go snorkeling, swimming or sailing. Tour the harbor of Carenage for shopping, restaurants and bars.

Ideal for: Beach goers and fans of snorkeling and sailing.

Half Moon Cay

Enjoy this island hideaway for relaxing on the white sand beaches, snorkeling or kayaking in the turquoise waters, and letting the kids frolic in the water park.

Ideal for: Beach goers, kayakers and families.

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Visit Montego Bay to catch the town’s cheerful energy. Ocho Rios offers the best of Jamaica’s culture. Falmouth is home to old sugar plantations and white sand beaches.

Ideal for: Singles, families and sightseers.

Isla Roatan

This island off Honduras is surrounded by the world’s second largest coral reef. Enjoy outstanding diving, fishing, beaches and Honduran dining experiences.

Ideal for: Scuba divers, nature lovers and foodies.

Technically part of France, Martinique is the Caribbean with a French flair. You’ll find amazing beaches and water adventures, along with many opportunities to explore the varied history of the island.

Ideal for: Sightseers, hikers and beachgoers.

This island in The Bahamas is a mecca for sightseeing, shopping, water parks, swimming with dolphins and delicious Bahamian cuisine.

Ideal for: Families, foodies and sightseers.

Puerto Rico

San Juan is a historic destination and capital of Puerto Rico. Explore the charming city of spirited cafes, galleries and designer boutiques. Or, enjoy the golden beaches and the rainforest.

Ideal for: History buffs, shoppers and families.

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Princess Cays

A private resort on the Bahamian island of Eleuthera, Princess Cays is a vacation paradise that caters to both adults and children. Enjoy the beautiful beaches, swimming and sailing, coastal cruises and glass-bottom boat adventures.

Ideal for: Couples, families and beachgoers.

Beautiful scenery, from deserts to rainforests, will call to you from this US Virgin Island. Go snorkeling, scuba diving, playing on the luscious beaches or sightseeing to explore the island’s culture.

Ideal for: Nature lovers, sightseers and divers.

Laidback Caribbean vacations are the norm at St. Kitts. You can explore rainforests, waterfalls, volcanoes and old plantation houses. Or, get an adrenaline rush zip lining high over the rainforest.

Ideal for: Nature lovers, explorers and adventurers.

St. Lucia offers some of the most spectacular scenery in the Caribbean from mountains to white-sand beaches. See the rainforest by zip-line or sky-ride and scuba dive, snorkel or go deep sea fishing.

Ideal for: Nature lovers, beachgoers and fishing enthusiasts.

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St. Maarten

French and Dutch influences shape the cosmopolitan atmosphere of this island. Enjoy the beach, hike to historic forts or take the kids helmet diving.

Ideal for: Families, hikers and beachgoers.

Everything you could want in a Caribbean vacation. Try “Snuba” diving or helmet diving and go sightseeing, shopping, swimming with the dolphins or relaxing on the beach.

Ideal for: Families, sightseers and beachgoers .

Trinidad & Tobago

Cruise to Scarborough for small-town charm and local culture. Explore waterfalls and virgin rainforests. Go snorkeling and see incredible sunsets.

Ideal for: Nature lovers, explorers and beachgoers.

Walk in the footsteps of Christopher Columbus on this mountainous island. Sail around the island or to Normal Island of Treasure Island fame. Explore beautiful coral reefs on a catamaran or take a drive through the spectacular scenery.

Ideal for: Explorers, sailors and families.

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Southern Caribbean Cruises from Port Canaveral

Four cruise lines have Southern Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral/Orlando in Florida. They are 8 to 14 days long. See the full schedule of choices below.

Southern Caribbean cruises go far down into the islands, visiting places like Aruba, Curacao, Bonaire or Barbados. These beautiful little destinations are more exotic and less visited than the islands that are farther north.

8-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Carnival Cruise Line . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk. • 2024 departure: February 24.

8-night cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Royal Caribbean . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Labadee (Haiti), Bonaire and Aruba. • 2024 departure: March 1.

8-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Carnival Cruise Line . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk. • 2024 departure: March 23.

8-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Carnival Cruise Line . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Bonaire, Aruba and Grand Turk. • 2024 departure: April 20.

8-night cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Royal Caribbean . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Curacao, Aruba and CocoCay (Bahamas). • 2024 departure: April 26.

8-night cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Royal Caribbean . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Curacao, Aruba and CocoCay (Bahamas). • 2024 departure: May 10.

8-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Carnival Cruise Line . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk. • 2024 departure: May 18.

11-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Norwegian . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic), Aruba, Curacao, Grenada, Antigua, St Thomas and Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas). • 2024 departure: May 28.

8-night cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Royal Caribbean . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Curacao, Aruba and CocoCay (Bahamas). • 2024 departure: June 7.

8-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Carnival Cruise Line . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk. • 2024 departure: June 15.

8-night cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Royal Caribbean . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Curacao, Aruba and CocoCay (Bahamas). • 2024 departure: July 5.

8-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Carnival Cruise Line . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk. • 2024 departure: July 13.

8-night cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Royal Caribbean . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Curacao, Aruba and CocoCay (Bahamas). • 2024 departure: August 2.

8-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Carnival Cruise Line . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk. • 2024 departure: August 10.

10-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Norwegian . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), Aruba, Curacao and Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic). • 2024 departure: August 10.

10-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Norwegian . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Great Stirrup Cay (Bahamas), Ocho Rios (Jamaica), Aruba, Curacao and Puerto Plata (Dominican Republic). • 2024 departure: August 20.

8-night cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Royal Caribbean . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Curacao, Aruba and CocoCay (Bahamas). • 2024 departure: August 30.

8-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Carnival Cruise Line . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk. • 2024 departure: September 7.

8-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Carnival Cruise Line . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Aruba, Bonaire and Amber Cove (Dominican Republic). • 2024 departure: October 5.

8-night cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Royal Caribbean . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Curacao, Aruba and CocoCay (Bahamas). • 2024 departure: October 11.

8-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Carnival Cruise Line . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk. • 2024 departure: November 2.

8-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Carnival Cruise Line . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk. • 2024 departure: November 30.

8-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Carnival Cruise Line . Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Bonaire, Aruba and Grand Turk. • 2024 departure: December 28.

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This Caribbean islands trifecta is famous for embracing different cultures and having some of the most iconic vistas in the tropics. Aruba is famous for its lively Caribbean spirit, while Bonaire is known for its quiet and remote vibe, and Curacao has colorful architecture and picture-perfect beaches.

Beach Flamingo Hammock, Oranjestad, Aruba

Aruba is one of the best Caribbean islands to visit and has a fantastic blend of different cultures that includes indigenous Spanish , African , Dutch, and South American influences. This melting pot is home to close to one hundred nationalities and two official languages, Dutch and Papiamento. Many residents speak even more, including English and Spanish. Aruban culture is all about the spirit of celebration and having an appreciation for the diversity of the island.

You can catch a glimpse of this island medley of cultures in galleries like Unoca, theaters like Cas di Cultura, and places like The National Archaeological Museum Aruba, the Aloe Museum and Factory, and the Arubian Taste Liqueur and Rum Shop. Also stop by Cosecha, a century-old building bursting with local arts and crafts in Oranjestad, and The Creative Center, which is connected to Cosecha and has art classes. Aruba's music is also the result of diverse cultures blending beautifully, with the rhythms including calypso, Tumba, brass and the famous Roadmarch dancing. The latter is seen during carnival month but you can see street festivities, impressive costumes, local music and creative parades all year long. The Bonbini Aruba Festival takes place every Tuesday and offers folkloric music and dance while the Caribbean Festival comes to life every Thursday night with performers, food stands, and crafts. Others include the Dera Gai celebration, the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival, and the Summer Music Festival during June.

Just like the arts and culture, Aruba's food is a mix of Caribbean , Dutch , African, and Latin American flavors. Fresh seafood, fried delicacies, wholesome stews, and tasty soups are all incorporated. Dishes like pan bati (a sweet and soft flatbread), cabrito stoba (a popular goat stew), and keri keri (a delicious fish soup) are all local staples and easy to find around the island. For drinks, there's beer (the most popular is Balashi) and cocktails like Aruba Ariba, which has a distinctive bright red color. For desserts, go with bolo di banana, a plantain pudding, or with pan bollo, a bread pudding served with rum sauce and a side of vanilla ice cream.

Head to north Aruba to find natural wonders like the Arikok National Park, which has hiking trails and various geological formations, including lava, quartz and limestone. You'll also find some of Aruba's oldest indigenous paintings, made by the Arawaks, as well as gold mines and plantation ruins. Near the park, you can also find Rock Wish Garden, where you can build stone towers that are believed to grant the wishes of those who make them. In the south, you'll find the San Nicolas Bay Reef Islands, which are a perfect place to see the Cayenne tern as well as other tropical birds. Meanwhile, more than 80 species live inside the Bubali Bird Sanctuary, which is close to Eagle Beach.

Aruba is famous for its colorful architecture and you'll find plenty of it on your Southern Caribbean Cruise to Oranjestad , the island's capital. The Dutch buildings house everything from restaurants to shops and bars and allow you to see what it's like to live like a local. You can walk to the lush Wilhelmina Park, which honors Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands with a sculpture made with bright white marble, and see the California lighthouse, which is one of Aruba's most famous landmarks. The lighthouse was completed in 1916 after the steamship California wrecked nearby near the end of the nineteenth century. Another architectural must-see is the Old Dutch Windmill, a relic from when Aruba was owned by Holland which is now a popular restaurant.

If you'd like to try Papiamento, start with "con ta bai?" (how are you?), "danki" (thank you), or "hopi bon" (very good). The currency in Aruba is the florin but every establishment on the island accepts US dollars. Tipping is generally optional, though some bars and restaurants include a 10-15% service charge on your bill. And feel free to drink the water from the tap in Aruba — the water is actually one of the cleanest in the world, which comes in handy when dealing with the strong sun on the island. Keep yourself hydrated!

Bonaire Snorkeling Beach Ocean Reefs, Kralendijk, Bonaire

Indian, African, Asian and European inhabitants formed Bonaire and the islanders keep alive many of the traditions brought by settlers. Religious and holiday celebrations are at the heart of Bonaire culture. Their music is a lively collection of tribal sounds, makeshift instruments and modern beats.

On a Southern Caribbean cruise to Bonaire , you'll find flavorful dishes that often involve seafood and goat. Many come with a side of fungi (a type of polenta), rice and beans and plenty of fried plantains, demonstrating the Latin American influence. An African influence can be seen in the island's cuisine as well with dishes like guiambo (a soup made of okra and seafood). Another delicacy you should try is cocada, a sweet coconut dessert made with sugar, vanilla, rose essence, and coconut. For a quintessential Bonaire eating experience, head to Posada Para Mira in Rincon and try the fish balls and iguana stew or try Brass Boer, which features Asian-inspired dishes like their famous avocado with fish and Indonesian spices.

Some of the instruments that Bonaireans crafted are the bari, a drum made with a small rum barrel covered with sheepskin and the chapi, a percussive instrument that was created from the metal end of a hoe and hit with a metal bar. Plow blades, conch shells and even dried donkey jaws with teeth were also used to make musical sounds. The traditional dances in Bonaire are the Bari and the Simadan but locals also enjoy polka, the merengue, the jazz waltz and the carioca. The Bari is performed during festival time with a lead singer improvising lyrics while the Simadan is performed during harvest time, which occurs during the months of February through April.

Bonaire is a nature enthusiast's paradise and conservation efforts are at the forefront of the tourism industry here. Make sure to meet the flamingos of Bonaire at Gotomeer — they're Bonaire's national bird. You should also head to the Washington Slagbaai National Park. It can take a whole day to see it properly so make sure to stop by the visitor center and museum to plan your visit. Bonaire has a whooping 22 beaches to discover and the island offers soft sand beaches as well as rugged coastline. Atlantis Beach is ideal for kiteboarders, white-sand seekers and those looking for a long beach stroll while Te Amo Beach has tranquil waters with a sandy shoreline and great snorkeling nearby. Playa Chikitu, which is located inside the Washington Slagbaai National Park, is a remote cove with white sand dunes, luminescent waters and sea turtle nests. Be careful there because the currents are strong and swimming is not allowed.

Bonaire has a very low risk of tropical storm activity and temperatures usually stay between 73 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit. The hottest season runs from May to October but the trade winds send breezes to the island and the rainy season is short, running from October to December. Pack light cotton clothing and breathable shoes to stay cool. Also, bring plenty of sunblock and always keep a water bottle with you to stay hydrated.

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Just like the sister islands in the A-B-C Caribbean island chain, Curaçao is influenced by a variety of cultures but on Curaçao, the Dutch influence is by far the strongest — the island is still a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands . Papiamento and Dutch are the official languages and English and Spanish are often spoken by locals as well.

Dutch cuisine influences dishes on Curaçao the most, though Afro-Caribbean, Venezuelan and Indonesian influences have also made their way to the Curaçao tables. One of the staples is piska ku funchi, a fresh dish made with polenta, fried plantain and salad. The most popular fish on Curaçao is the red snapper and you'll find many dishes featuring it. Meanwhile, if you're looking for something sweet, try arepa di pampuna, a pumpkin pancake eaten between meals or as a dessert. Pumpkin isn't seasonal on Curaçao so you'll find it as an ingredient in many dishes. You can wash it all down with a Polar or Amstel beer, which are the local favorites.

When it comes to music, Curaçao is known for tumba, a conga-heavy genre that's popular during Carnival period. Dances include waltzes, danzas and mazurkas. Innovations over the decades have included blending the more traditional music with Cuban and Dominican sounds like bolero, merengue and guaracha. You can dance to Curaçao beats in places like Blues Bar, Hofi Fidel and Kokomo Beach.

Willemstad, the capital of Curaçao, is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and the candy-colored waterfront town is similar in design and feel to Amsterdam. The airy European plazas, lively markets and artisanal stands add to the vibe of the sunny city while places like Papagayo Hotel feature minimalist designs.

Spots you should see include Christoffelpark, which is a protected park with a peak that's the island's highest at 375 meters above sea level. It houses old plantations, mansion ruins and ancient drawings. You should also visit the Hato Caves, which has stalactites, stalagmites, underground lakes and waterfalls. For beaches, Cas Abao, Playa Lagun, Playa Santa Cruz and Santa Barbara Beach all offer white sandy shores great for swimming, snorkeling or just lounging.

Like the other two islands, Curaçao is hot and it's important to pack accordingly. Comfortable, breathable shoes and light clothing are ideal. To really see the island, it's recommended that you rent a car and you'll need a credit card to do so. Curaçao is considered to be safe but you should always practice common sense and keep your belongings close.

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By sonicbuffalo , October 15, 2011 in Carnival Cruise Lines

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I have a question for those who have already done this itinerary and also an itinerary that has stops in Tortola and Antigua. Which did you like better?? I am so undecided between the two. Have not done this one, but would kind of like to go back to Tortola so I can see Jost Van Dyke!

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Antigua and Tortola get my vote as both are gorgeous, and you also have the Excellence day sail on Antigua. Antigua and Tortola also offer much better island tours because of their beauty.

This cruise we're taking in April will be all beaches, no real island exploration. But we're looking forward to it. I would actually recommemd spending a week in Antigua followed by a week in Tortola.

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sonicbuffalo

Whatever you do, don't pay $45.00 for the Alto De Chavon tour in La Romana. You can walk off the ship and catch a nice new bus over there for $7.00 round trip. It's well worth it, and why waste your money?

Some of our fellow CC's went and paid approx. $15 or so to catch the bus going to Dreams resort where they spent the day at an AI which cost an extra $60 or so.

We just went snorkeling the day before in Grand Turk, which I highly recommend because the water is so clear and warm. The reefs were beautiful and teeming with fish along the wall. If you want to do that trip aboard the Catamaran, for $49 or so, book it early as it sold out. The other snorkeling trip we took was fun, and we went to two different sites. One was on a shallower reef and the other along the wall. The guides were great, and there was plenty of space onboard. I thought my wife would be scared of the shark we saw but it didn't bother her. The guide was feeding it. It was a nurse or reef shark.

The Aruba excursion was done through Bully, and he was great. He had a van that took 5 of us all over the island including driving by the hotel high rise district where Natalie Holloway stayed, and the golf course where Joran Van Der Sleuth's father had a heart attack and died. Not that those were highlights, but interesting to see where some of the stuff happened. We also went to a lighthouse, and up to a water tower overlooking the island. We could see our ship off in the distance. It was supposed to be a 3.5 hour tour and ended up being closer to 5 hours. Bully didn't charge us any extra either.

The Curacao excursion was done through Irie Tours. His name was Dennis, and he was great too. He took us to the old Jewish neighborhoods where the island was giving those who were restoring the mansions up to 70% to revamp them. He took us over the big bridge as we docked in the channel, and not the mega pier. We had soda, beer, and water all for $20.00 and that included paying for all of us to go into the beach for 1.5 hours.

This is a great itinerary, and I'm sure you'll enjoy it no matter what you do. There is a lot to see and do except in La Romana. Alto De Chavon overlooks a river where they filmed Apocalypse Now, and also Anaconda. The buildings were great to see with their old architectural styles.

Hope you enjoy your trips coming up there. If you have any questions please ask. I haven't had time to download any pictures yet so don't get in a hurry for that just yet.

Thanks for the info. We just booked this tour thru Carnival. Did you have to pay an entrance fee to La Romana ($25 pp) and Altos de Chavon ($5 pp)? That's what Carnival told us and why they encouraged us to book thru them. Will we have any problems getting back to the ship if we do it on our own? Thanks for your help.

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golfadj

For La Romana we are considering going to Alton to see the artist community and local architecture.

We know there is a bus that goes from the port so the Carnival bus is not necessary.

Are there any other charges to get into Alton? Also curious as to whether others think this is worth going to.

Thanks for your help.

drosphot

We sailed this itinerary on Miracle for Thanksgiving 2010.

Grand Turk was too windy to dock. :(

La Romana we did the cigar factory tour and Altos de Chavon. The cigar factory was interesting, Altos de Chavon was pretty but pretty boring at the same time.

Curacao we went did a beach excursion thru Carnival, I forget which one.

Aruba we did Jolly Pirates which was OK.

gam888

We sailed this itinerary on Miracle for Thanksgiving 2010.   Grand Turk was too windy to dock. :( La Romana we did the cigar factory tour and Altos de Chavon. The cigar factory was interesting, Altos de Chavon was pretty but pretty boring at the same time. Curacao we went did a beach excursion thru Carnival, I forget which one. Aruba we did Jolly Pirates which was OK.

Just curious, if Carnival could not dock in Grand Turk and didn't substitute another port, would they have to reimburse the port tax to the passengers? I think that was what they were supposed to to?

Red Eye Jones

drosplot could expand your comments on the tour of the Cigar factory.

Did your group take a taxi from the port area. If so, what was the cost for the taxi?

Did you take the hour tour? Did you purchase any cigars in the factory store.

Please share your experience.

I just returned from an Eastern Caribbean itinerary - and a stop in Grand Turk. If you are interested in museums, etc. it is very easy to get to them. Grab a local bus (they all park in the same taxi/bus area), be sure it is a local bus - the others are pricey, but again not bad. Several miles along the shore is another area with a few souvenir shops, a couple of eating establishments, St. Mary's church, a museum, and an arboretum. We had to rush through due to our getting there late. The arboretum is a great, quiet place just to sit and enjoy the cool breeze. Keep researching, maybe even send a note off to the Turks and Caicos tourist board. They had great info in the bus/taxi area. Be sure and try the conch fritters and the local beer, you will not be disappointed. (Simply ask the bus driver to take you along the shore to where these things are - I think there is only one road!)

I know a lot of people like Margaritaville, but honestly, that could be plunked anywhere, that entire area is completely made just for the cruise ships. To me it was basically an extension of the lido deck. Nothing about it was indicative of Grand Turk.

Have fun - I wish I would have skipped the over-priced, over-crowded snorkel tour and just toured around the island. Which reminds me - you can also rent golf carts and go around which would have been awesome. The island is only 7 miles long, you are never far from the ship!!!

  I am still at a loss as to what to do in Grand Turk. It looks like this place is nothing more than a beach/bar port. With 3 Sea Days in the itinerary, I would really like to find things a bit more adventurous to do. I see there is an excursion riding dune buggies across the island. I have also seen that there are a few small museums on the island. I still have close to a year so I am sure we will find something to before we set sail.  

dst

Great thread - thanks for starting it :)

We leave next month (feels good to say that) and are trying to decide what to do in Curacao - we have all the other Islands figured out....

Any suggestions - Beaches? We would taxi over to a beach spend a few hours, taxi back and shop a bit in town - we were thinking Cas Abou (I think that is how you spell it) but there are so many beaches. Does anyone have a recommendation?

Flatland

Haven't gone yet but we'll be on the Miracle 2-day plus 8-day late in January. Here is what we have planned/booked:

Grand Turk - golf cart to Jacks Shack and see sights, look for shells.

La Romana, DR - Santo Domingo Deluxe Tour (all day).

Aruba - See and Sea Island Tour (Hull of a boat with underwater windows).

Curacao - Discover Curacao Island Tour.

Haven't gone yet but we'll be on the Miracle 2-day plus 8-day late in January. Here is what we have planned/booked:   Grand Turk - golf cart to Jacks Shack and see sights, look for shells. La Romana, DR - Santo Domingo Deluxe Tour (all day). Aruba - See and Sea Island Tour (Hull of a boat with underwater windows). Curacao - Discover Curacao Island Tour.   Kev

Kev - We are doing the same B2B - You should come and say hello on the roll call :)

AmandaKaye79

For Curacao, check out Fiesta Tours Curacao, they will customize a tour for you. We are doing one that takes you to Boca Tabla to check out the caves. It sounds really fun!

dalsti

For La Romana we are considering going to Alton to see the artist community and local architecture.   We know there is a bus that goes from the port so the Carnival bus is not necessary.   Are there any other charges to get into Alton? Also curious as to whether others think this is worth going to.   Thanks for your help.

Just head to the Taxi station. They have all the rates posted. We have been to Altos de Chavon twice. Once on a tour with Carnival, when we didn't know better, and we went again last week.

4 people, $30 round trip. We gave the drive $10 extra on the way back to stop at a local market called Jumbo. It's like a Walmart, Costco, and Flee Market all in one place.

So that's $40 for all of us.....I think Carnival is $40-45 per person.

Its a nice stop, with a few scenic spots, and a couple shops.

In a port with limited options, its worth it.

Enjoy your cruise!

jobster71

Just head to the Taxi station. They have all the rates posted. We have been to Altos de Chavon twice. Once on a tour with Carnival, when we didn't know better, and we went again last week.   4 people, $30 round trip. We gave the drive $10 extra on the way back to stop at a local market called Jumbo. It's like a Walmart, Costco, and Flee Market all in one place.   So that's $40 for all of us.....I think Carnival is $40-45 per person.   Its a nice stop, with a few scenic spots, and a couple shops.   In a port with limited options, its worth it.   Enjoy your cruise!
did it cost to get in to Altos de Chavon? Thanks is it worth it to see it?

w8ing2cruz

Great thread - thanks for starting it :)   We leave next month (feels good to say that) and are trying to decide what to do in Curacao - we have all the other Islands figured out....   Any suggestions - Beaches? We would taxi over to a beach spend a few hours, taxi back and shop a bit in town - we were thinking Cas Abou (I think that is how you spell it) but there are so many beaches. Does anyone have a recommendation?

Hey dst - we're on the same cruise - I think we've figured out that we're also in aft cabins along with you ;)

Anyway - the first time my husband and I sailed to Curacao we grabbed a cab to Cas Abou - I don't know if it was the fact that it was our anniversary or that there were only maybe ten other people there or that the snorkeling was phenomenal but our day there was FABULOUS!!! The cab ride is a little pricey and takes about 35-40 minutes to get there but was well worth it for us. Now - looking at their site I see they have added a trampoline and other water toys so I'm sure it's changed quite a bit. You won't be sorry if you decide to head there!

Hey dst - we're on the same cruise - I think we've figured out that we're also in aft cabins along with you ;)   Anyway - the first time my husband and I sailed to Curacao we grabbed a cab to Cas Abou - I don't know if it was the fact that it was our anniversary or that there were only maybe ten other people there or that the snorkeling was phenomenal but our day there was FABULOUS!!! The cab ride is a little pricey and takes about 35-40 minutes to get there but was well worth it for us. Now - looking at their site I see they have added a trampoline and other water toys so I'm sure it's changed quite a bit. You won't be sorry if you decide to head there!
Thanks for the info - I believe we are neighbors on this trip....... we'll try to behave :)

We are in an aft cabin on the 2-day and 8-day too.

Can anyone give some insight into the Santo Domingo tours. We couldn't much at all in the ports section. We've booked the deluxe one.

We are in an aft cabin on the 2-day and 8-day too.   Can anyone give some insight into the Santo Domingo tours. We couldn't much at all in the ports section. We've booked the deluxe one. Kev

Yes us too :) It's good to know your neighbors!

Santo Domingo - do you mean DR, we decided to book an excursion with Carnival....the speed boat over to Samoa Island.

girlscruise2011

girlscruise2011

I am doing this intinerary on the Freedom for Thanksgiving 2012. I am getting concerned with the lack of excursions available through Carnival which makes me think there isn't much to do on these islands. I usually do my own excursions but get ideas from Carnival whats available. I will be celebrating my kids 18th birthday on this cruise also and while my husband and I just love the beach, I wanted something a little more exciting for the kids.

Any suggestions on what to do at this ports with 3 17-18 year olds? I know Aruba from land vacations, its the other ports that concern me.

I am doing this intinerary on the Freedom for Thanksgiving 2012. I am getting concerned with the lack of excursions available through Carnival which makes me think there isn't much to do on these islands. I usually do my own excursions but get ideas from Carnival whats available. I will be celebrating my kids 18th birthday on this cruise also and while my husband and I just love the beach, I wanted something a little more exciting for the kids.   Any suggestions on what to do at this ports with 3 17-18 year olds? I know Aruba from land vacations, its the other ports that concern me.

Well - we're mostly beach bums but exciting things for 17-18 year olds? I guess in Grand Turk they could do the Flowrider thing. I think there are also Dune Buggy tours. GT isn't known for land excursions - it's whats under the water that's cool there.

DR - struggling with this port myself. I think we are chartering a yacht for the day for our group of 10. Kinda pricey but we'll get to go to Sanoa and Pamillia on our own schedule.

Aruba - parasailing? That's exhilerating :D. Otherwise they have windsurfing/kitesailing further up on Palm Beach.

Curacao - Cas Abou beach is fabulous - they have added water sport toys there - trampoline and other stuff. Otherwise do a catamaran sail.

Hope this helped - have a great time on your cruise!!

On ports of call someone said it cost $ 5 pp to get in. They were not clear how worthwhile they thought this was.

Still not sure what we will do here.

JennLuvs2Cruise

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Great information everyone! I have a cruise booked on the Freedom that is doing this itinerary and I cannot wait. The ports are quite unique, but I'm glad to see a lot of you loved the ports. I think I'm gonna research into doing the Dreams resort at Dominican Republic, and beaches for Grand Turk, Curacao & Aruba. We aren't really into tours or adventurous type stuff since we have DS with us so beaches are great for us! :D

Well - we're mostly beach bums but exciting things for 17-18 year olds? I guess in Grand Turk they could do the Flowrider thing. I think there are also Dune Buggy tours. GT isn't known for land excursions - it's whats under the water that's cool there. DR - struggling with this port myself. I think we are chartering a yacht for the day for our group of 10. Kinda pricey but we'll get to go to Sanoa and Pamillia on our own schedule. Aruba - parasailing? That's exhilerating :D. Otherwise they have windsurfing/kitesailing further up on Palm Beach. Curacao - Cas Abou beach is fabulous - they have added water sport toys there - trampoline and other stuff. Otherwise do a catamaran sail.   Hope this helped - have a great time on your cruise!!

Thanks for the info but unfortunately due to the lack of excursions, I switched to the 7 day Exotic Western Caribbean on the Liberty for the same week. Lots more of excursions on that route. Being my kids 18th birthday, I want to make sure they have a great time being it could possibly be the last big family cruise we have before they head off to college. Maybe next time

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How far from port is this beach?

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  1. Cruise to Grand Turk

    Carnival cruises to Grand Turk deliver you to this enchanted island outpost dotted with old windmills, grassy trails and picture-perfect beaches. Discover an oasis of green set in aquamarine seas, ringed by a pristine coral reef and the steep wall of the continental shelf. Swim in the sparkling turquoise seas off Governor's Beach.

  2. Magic 8 day review (Aruba, Curaçao, Half Moon Cay & Grand Turk)

    This is my CONDENSED 8 day review for an 8 day voyage on the Carnival Magic to Aruba, Curaçao, Half Moon Cay & Grand Turk. The voyage was on May 25th from Port Everglades. It's condensed for Cruise Critic for your viewing pleasure. To read the full review complete with menus, Fun Times and mo...

  3. Cruise To Southern Caribbean

    Cruises to Southern Caribbean islands are the stuff vivid tropical daydreams are made of. The rainforests of Dominica, crystal-clear waters of US Virgin Island St. Thomas, seaside villages of Barbados and white-sand beaches of Aruba are just a few of the exotic treasures you'll find on your travels — and each of these iconic island experiences can be yours on cruises to the Southern Caribbean.

  4. 8-Day Southern Caribbean Cruise from Port Canaveral

    Book a 8 Day Southern Caribbean Cruise From Port Canaveral (Orlando), FL today at Carnival.com aboard the Mardi Gras. ... Curaçao. Grand Turk. Aruba. 8-Day Southern Caribbean from Port Canaveral (Orlando), FL. Mardi Gras. Start: Port Canaveral > Aruba > Curaçao > Grand Turk > End: Port Canaveral. From $ 0 * average per person, 0 person room ...

  5. Our First Time Visiting Aruba Curacao & Grand Turk! AMAZING!

    Heyyy yall! In todays video we are on the 8 day Southern Caribbean cruise and we are visiting Aruba, Curacao, and Grand Turk! These islands are absolutely be...

  6. Cruise to Aruba Guide

    Holland America Line. The Holland America Line, subsidiary of Carnival Cruises, is a winner of several prestigious awards. To get to Aruba, we recommend this 10-day cruise spanning Fort Lauderdale, Half Moon Cay, Grand Turk, Amber Cove, Kralendijk, Willemstad, and of course, Oranjestad.

  7. Carnival Breeze

    Carnival Breeze - Southern Carribean - Grand Turk, La Romana, Curacao, Aruba - Review Community Year in Review -- View the Video That's All About You, Our Members! ... I thought I would dive back into the cruise world and remember the great time my family and friends had on our latest Carnival cruise aboard the Breeze. ...

  8. Carnival Freedom

    Posted May 7, 2013. Hi, We did this itinerary on the Freedom in March. The only difference was that Grand Turk was closed at the time due to water issues, so we went to Freeport instead. I did a full review of the cruise and posted lots of pictures. The link is in my signature.

  9. Which Caribbean Island Is Right for You?

    Grand Turk. This lovely island is a great place to go to get away from the crowds. Activities include every type of water adventure you can think of, superb dining and relaxing beaches. Ideal for: Couples, families and water enthusiasts. Grenada. Explore historic Fort George or the Grand Etang National Park and go snorkeling, swimming or sailing.

  10. Excursions in Grand Turks, La Romana, Curaçao, or Aruba

    Aruba and curacao are beautiful, safe, and friendly. We did eagle beach and shopping in Aruba and a different beach resort in curacao and then walked around town. The only negative for curacao is that everything shuts down around 6:30pm! Definitely hit up the monotony stand on the way back to the shop (it's near the bridge) - called Otro vibe.

  11. Southern Caribbean Cruises from Port Canaveral

    8-night cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Royal Caribbean. Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Curacao, Aruba and CocoCay (Bahamas). • 2024 departure: May 10. 8-day cruise to the Southern Caribbean on Carnival Cruise Line. Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk. • 2024 departure: May 18.

  12. Aruba, Curacao, Grand Turk, La Romana

    Grand Turk Jacks Shack. Curacao, Irie tours. Aruba We alway use Kuku Kunkoo. You can book thru the ship or if enough of the roll call you can charter. La Romana, Seavis tours in Bayahibe was wonderful in setting up a nice day over to Saona and Paradise Beach.

  13. Carnival Cruises from Port Canaveral

    Every Carnival cruise out of Port Canaveral. Sail away on a Carnival Cruise Line fun ship from Orlando. Cruises. Destinations. Ships. ... Round-trip from Port Canaveral to Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk. • 2024 departures: February 24; March 23; May 18; June 15; July 13; August 10; September 7; November 2, 30. ...

  14. ABC Caribbean Islands: Cruise to Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao

    Published on February 6, 2020. This Caribbean islands trifecta is famous for embracing different cultures and having some of the most iconic vistas in the tropics. Aruba is famous for its lively Caribbean spirit, while Bonaire is known for its quiet and remote vibe, and Curacao has colorful architecture and picture-perfect beaches.

  15. Aruba, Curacao, Grand Turk, La Romana

    Carnival Cruise Lines ; Aruba, Curacao, Grand Turk, La Romana Aruba, Curacao, Grand Turk, La Romana. By sonicbuffalo, October 15, 2011 in Carnival Cruise ... and beaches for Grand Turk, Curacao & Aruba. We aren't really into tours or adventurous type stuff since we have DS with us so beaches are great for us! :D. Link to comment Share on other ...

  16. Aruba, curaçao, and grand Turk : r/Cruise

    When we took this cruise we booked carnival excursions for Aruba and Curacao. Both were enjoyable, saw the islands which is neat and ended up at Eagle Beach in Aruba, and walking around in Curacao. Grand Turk, rent a golfcart and drive around the island on your own, be sure to see the light house and stop at Jack's Shack on the way back to the ...

  17. 2023 Carnival Vista Cruise /Aruba/Curacao/Grand Turk

    Our first vacation since COVID! Carnival Vista Cruise to Aruba, Curacao, and Grand Turk.(Shot with DJI Osmo action 4 and Insta360 ONE X)

  18. Cruises to Aruba from Port Canaveral (Orlando)

    Carnival Vista, ABC Islands from Port Canaveral, August 10, 2024. 8-day cruise to Aruba, Curacao and Grand Turk with Carnival Cruise Line Cruising from: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida; Departure Date: August 10, 2024; Duration: 8-day cruise; Cruise Line: Carnival Cruise Line; Cruise Ship: Carnival Vista; Ports of Call: Port Canaveral ...

  19. [HD] Carnival Vista

    C H E C K O U T M Y W E B S I T E→ https://www.TogetherWeCruise.comHi everyone!! This is a compilation video of our recent 8 day Caribbean Cruise on th...

  20. Carnival Sunshine Cruise to Aruba, Curaçao, and Grand Turk

    Join me on the Carnival Sunshine!August 10-18 2018🇦🇼 Aruba🇨🇼 Curaçao🇹🇨 Grand Turk@carnivalcruiselineSong: Somewhere New (Ft. M-22) (Solidisco Remix) ...