Cruises from Oranjestad, Aruba
In the southern Caribbean, Oranjestad is the capital of the small island of Aruba, and an island territory of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It is an attractive and historic harbour town just 27 km north of Venezuela. It can be divided into Upper and Lower Towns. There are a number of colonial era 18th C.
ruins in the area around the bay, submerged buildings at the seafront can be explored by snorkelling, while more recent commercial and residential developments are found in the Upper Town. The main historical site is Fort Oranje, a well-maintained 17th C. fort overlooking the waterfront. With its town walls, gates, cannons, and fortifications, this is an absolute ‘must-see’.