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Aruba

Aruba is an island located in the Lesser Antilles, located in the Caribbean Sea, just 27 kilometers north of the Venezuelan coast. It is a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and is the smallest of the four countries in the Kingdom. It has a population of over 110,000 people and is the most densely populated island in the Caribbean.

The island is just 19.6 miles long and 6 miles wide, making it the perfect size for a holiday destination. It is known for its white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, and year-round perfect weather. It is also known for its diverse cultural heritage, with influences from the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe, and Africa.

The island was first settled by the Arawak Indians, who were later displaced by the Spanish in the 16th century. The Dutch then took control of the island in the early 19th century, and it has remained a part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands ever since.

Aruba is a popular destination for tourists, offering a wide range of activities and attractions. It is home to some of the Caribbean's most beautiful beaches, as well as a vibrant nightlife. There are also several historical sites to explore, including the ruins of the Bushiribana gold mill and the Alto Vista Chapel.

The economy of Aruba is largely based on tourism, with the island's main industries being hospitality, retail, and financial services. The island's currency is the Aruban Florin, and it is a member of the Caribbean Community.

Aruba is a beautiful and vibrant island, with a rich cultural heritage and plenty of activities to enjoy. Its perfect weather and stunning beaches make it the perfect holiday destination.

Excursion tips for a day in Aruba

As a tourist in Aruba on the Lesser Antilles, there are plenty of activities to enjoy in just one day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the iconic California Lighthouse and take in the stunning views of the Caribbean Sea.
2. Take a jeep tour and explore the desert-like terrain of Arikok National Park.
3. Relax on the white sand beaches of Eagle Beach or Palm Beach.
4. Go snorkeling or scuba diving and explore the vibrant marine life of the Caribbean Sea.
5. Visit the Alto Vista Chapel, the oldest church on the island.
6. Spend the day shopping at the Renaissance Mall or the Paseo Herencia Mall.
7. Enjoy a delicious meal at one of the many waterfront restaurants.
8. Take a boat trip and explore the nearby islands of Bonaire and Curacao.
9. Visit the Natural Pool, an iconic rock formation surrounded by crystal clear waters.
10. Enjoy a drink or two at one of the many beach bars.

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The climate in Aruba

The climate in Aruba on the Lesser Antilles is generally warm and sunny all year round. The average temperature is between 81-90 °F (27-32 °C). In the winter months (December to April), the temperature is slightly cooler, with temperatures averaging around 79-84 °F (26-29 °C). During the summer months (May to November), the temperature is slightly hotter, with temperatures averaging around 84-90 °F (29-32 °C). The dry season runs from January to September, and the wet season runs from October to December. Rainfall is usually light, with the occasional heavy downpour. Humidity is generally low, and the prevailing wind is from the east.

Cruise weather for Aruba

Our weather forecast for Aruba helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 27.8 °C
45.0 m/s
61.6 m/s
43.2 %
23.5 m
85.6 %
1,012 hPa
06:23:52
19:08:50
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.8 °C
46.4 m/s
57.2 m/s
46.0 %
24.1 m
83.7 %
1,011 hPa
06:24:07
19:08:39
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 27.5 °C
48.2 m/s
62.6 m/s
50.9 %
24.1 m
84.7 %
1,012 hPa
06:24:21
19:08:28
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 28 °C
51.1 m/s
63.7 m/s
72.3 %
24.1 m
85.2 %
1,014 hPa
06:24:35
19:08:15
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.7 °C
50.8 m/s
62.6 m/s
76.0 %
24.1 m
85.5 %
1,014 hPa
06:24:49
19:08:02
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 27.8 °C
48.6 m/s
65.2 m/s
87.2 %
24.1 m
85.5 %
1,013 hPa
06:25:02
19:07:48
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 27.9 °C
47.2 m/s
60.1 m/s
62.3 %
24.1 m
84.3 %
1,012 hPa
06:25:15
19:07:33
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.1 °C
min: 27.8 °C
41.5 m/s
54.4 m/s
73.2 %
24.1 m
83.9 %
1,013 hPa
06:25:28
19:07:17
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 27.8 °C
44.3 m/s
55.1 m/s
38.1 %
23.7 m
84.9 %
1,014 hPa
06:25:40
19:07:00
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 28.1 °C
42.8 m/s
58.3 m/s
54.3 %
24.1 m
84.9 %
1,013 hPa
06:25:52
19:06:43
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 27.9 °C
45.7 m/s
59.8 m/s
2.6 %
24.1 m
85.4 %
1,012 hPa
06:26:04
19:06:24
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 28 °C
43.6 m/s
57.6 m/s
2.7 %
24.1 m
86.0 %
1,012 hPa
06:26:15
19:06:05
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 28.1 °C
44.3 m/s
58.3 m/s
93.2 %
24.1 m
85.2 %
1,012 hPa
06:26:26
19:05:45
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 27.9 °C
50.0 m/s
64.8 m/s
85.6 %
24.1 m
85.5 %
1,012 hPa
06:26:37
19:05:24
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 28 °C
46.7 m/s
61.6 m/s
12.1 %
24.1 m
84.6 %
1,012 hPa
06:26:47
19:05:02

Cruises to Aruba

Would you like to travel to Aruba on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Aruba.

Scheduled ship calls in Aruba, Aruba
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 23rd 2024 Tuesday, 23rd of Jul. 2024 Carnival Horizon 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 Carnival Horizon 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Aug. 6th 2024 Tuesday, 6th of Aug. 2024 Mardi Gras 01:00 pm 11:00 pm
Aug. 13th 2024 Tuesday, 13th of Aug. 2024 Carnival Celebration 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Aug. 13th 2024 Tuesday, 13th of Aug. 2024 Carnival Vista 01:00 pm 11:00 pm
Aug. 14th 2024 Wednesday, 14th of Aug. 2024 Enchanted Princess 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Aug. 20th 2024 Tuesday, 20th of Aug. 2024 Carnival Horizon 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Sep. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Sep. 2024 Carnival Horizon 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Sep. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Celebration 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Sep. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Vista 01:00 pm 11:00 pm
Sep. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Horizon 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Sep. 24th 2024 Tuesday, 24th of Sep. 2024 Carnival Magic 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Oct. 1st 2024 Tuesday, 1st of Oct. 2024 Carnival Horizon 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Oct. 8th 2024 Tuesday, 8th of Oct. 2024 Carnival Vista 01:00 pm 11:00 pm
Oct. 15th 2024 Tuesday, 15th of Oct. 2024 Carnival Horizon 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Oct. 17th 2024 Thursday, 17th of Oct. 2024 MS Nieuw Amsterdam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 22nd 2024 Tuesday, 22nd of Oct. 2024 Carnival Magic 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Oct. 23rd 2024 Wednesday, 23rd of Oct. 2024 MS Eurodam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Oct. 28th 2024 Monday, 28th of Oct. 2024 MS Zuiderdam 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Oct. 29th 2024 Tuesday, 29th of Oct. 2024 Carnival Horizon 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 3rd 2024 Sunday, 3rd of Nov. 2024 Emerald Princess 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 5th 2024 Tuesday, 5th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Vista 01:00 pm 11:00 pm
Nov. 8th 2024 Friday, 8th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Miracle 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 11th 2024 Monday, 11th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Pride 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 12th 2024 Tuesday, 12th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Horizon 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 13th 2024 Wednesday, 13th of Nov. 2024 Enchanted Princess 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Nov. 15th 2024 Friday, 15th of Nov. 2024 Emerald Princess 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 19th 2024 Tuesday, 19th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Magic 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 26th 2024 Tuesday, 26th of Nov. 2024 Carnival Horizon 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 27th 2024 Wednesday, 27th of Nov. 2024 Emerald Princess 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Nov. 30th 2024 Saturday, 30th of Nov. 2024 Coral Princess 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 3rd 2024 Tuesday, 3rd of Dec. 2024 Carnival Vista 01:00 pm 11:00 pm
Dec. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Dec. 2024 Seabourn Ovation 08:00 am 09:00 pm
Dec. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Dec. 2024 Carnival Liberty 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Dec. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Dec. 2024 Carnival Horizon 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Dec. 10th 2024 Tuesday, 10th of Dec. 2024 Emerald Princess 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Dec. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Dec. 2024 MS Zuiderdam 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Dec. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Dec. 2024 Enchanted Princess 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Dec. 17th 2024 Tuesday, 17th of Dec. 2024 Carnival Magic 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Dec. 20th 2024 Friday, 20th of Dec. 2024 Carnival Miracle 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Dec. 21st 2024 Saturday, 21st of Dec. 2024 Emerald Princess 09:00 am 10:00 pm
Dec. 24th 2024 Tuesday, 24th of Dec. 2024 Carnival Horizon 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Dec. 25th 2024 Wednesday, 25th of Dec. 2024 MS Rotterdam 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Dec. 31st 2024 Tuesday, 31st of Dec. 2024 MS Volendam 08:00 am 11:00 pm
Dec. 31st 2024 Tuesday, 31st of Dec. 2024 Seabourn Ovation 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 1st 2025 Wednesday, 1st of Jan. 2025 Carnival Vista 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 1st 2025 Wednesday, 1st of Jan. 2025 Coral Princess 08:00 am 05:00 pm
Jan. 2nd 2025 Thursday, 2nd of Jan. 2025 Island Princess 07:00 am 04:00 pm
Jan. 3rd 2025 Friday, 3rd of Jan. 2025 Emerald Princess 08:00 am 10:00 pm
Jan. 3rd 2025 Friday, 3rd of Jan. 2025 MS Eurodam 08:00 am 09:00 pm

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