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Here are just a few of the many tours you can experience during your visit. see your onboard shore excursions specialist to book today.
Oranjestad — from gabled architecture to delicious cheeses and exquisite blue Delft china. But not all of its attractions are imported. Oranjestad’s picturesque harbor boasts many tempting boutiques at the Renaissance Mall and Marketplace. Treasures such as Mopa Mopa art await in the shops along Caya G. F. Betico Croes, a delightful setting with its classic Dutch gabled, pastel-hued store facades. The legacy at the Numismatic Museum is a rich one, literally: some 40,000 historic coins and paper money from more than 400 countries. More heritage is on display at the Aruba Historical Museum; it can be reached with a walk down bustling L. G. Smith Boulevard, to Fort Zoutman and the King Willem III Tower. At lunchtime, try a bowl of tasty Keshi Yena, an island specialty made with
under the sun, under the sea
BesT of aruBa & BeaCh Two of aruba’s natural and man-made wonders, one of its lovely beaches and an aloe factory, are featured on this tour by air-conditioned motor coach. sights include the California Lighthouse, the Casibari rock formations, the collapsed natural Bridge and the Baby natural Bridge; the tour offers a one-hour beach break.
sea TreK heLMeT DIVe aT De PaLM IsLanD Guests can take a guided walk along the ocean floor wearing a special helmet that keeps the user’s hair dry and accommodates eyeglasses for a clear view of everything: tropical fish, coral and even a sunken airplane. Guests can also enjoy De Palm Island’s amenities; beverages and
a light lunch are included. Participants must be eight years old or older.
De PaLM IsLanD, BeaCh & snorKeL This all-in-one getaway offers three hours of fun on De Palm Island. Besides its white, sandy beach, the island boasts a water park and a coral reef that is one of aruba’s best snorkeling spots. a buffet lunch, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks are included; the island is equipped with lounge chairs, freshwater showers and changing rooms.
aTLanTIs suBMarIne Guests ride the u.s. Coast Guard-approved Atlantis VI submarine on a 50-minute viewing of a sunken airplane or the wreck of the retired Danish sailboat Mi Dushi I, together with
the sunken coaster Morgenster. exotic marine life comes into sight during the descent that goes as deep as 130 feet. Participants must be four years old or older.
minced tenderloin and chicken stewed
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bridges, or head to De Palm Island for
The air-conditioned Seaworld Explorer takes guests five feet below the surface of the water to view marine life through large glass windows. sights include the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean, the 440-foot German freighter Antilla. The trip back includes a visit to the California Lighthouse, the original collapsed natural Bridge and the Casibari rock formations, where guests may climb 80 rugged steps to the top of the highest boulder.
PHOTOS BY: (LIGHTHOUSE, SEA TREK, PEOPLE ON BEACH, ATLANTIS SUBMARINE AND NATURAL BRIDGE) DE PALM TOURS.
with golden raisins, prunes and nuts, all topped with Dutch Gouda cheese. Adventurous types explore the rugged, arid north side and famous natural snorkeling and swimming. It might be wise to first visit the Aruba Aloe Museum and Factory, where Aruba’s signature moisturizing miracle and sunburn remedy is extracted from the island’s bountiful aloe plants. —R. V.
How to get to town To reach the colorful shops and attractions of Oranjestad, just walk through the cruise terminal and turn left onto l.G. smith Boulevard.
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