Cruiseship Season Full Ahead

Aruba is expected to receive less cruise ship passengers this season according the schedules released by the various cruise lines. Aruba lost a major cruise line, Carnival Cruises, recently and that gap have been partially filled by smaller cruise lines.

This season Princess Cruises (owned by Carnival Cruises) is becoming the largest cruise line to visit Aruba. Another cruise line that is making an impact is Holland America Line (owned by Carnival Cruises).

Notable is the coming of new cruise lines, which are more focused towards the European traveler. These ships choose Aruba as their turnaround port, which means that passenger start/finish the cruise.

Pullmantur Cruises is a Spanish tour operator that has a ship, Holiday Dream, stationed in Aruba. The company sends a Boeing 747 every week from Madrid to help fill the ship. Additionally Pullmantur sells a week stay in Aruba that the traveler can add-on to their week cruise.

Aida Cruises [in German] (owned by Carnival Cruises) is the latest cruise line to use Aruba as turnaround port. Actually, Aida is using Aruba for all their Caribbean cruises. Visit the website to see all the maps.

Following is the complete schedule for this month.

  • Tue 11 ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS 08.00 – 20.30
  • Wed 12 EMPRESS OF THE SEAS 07.00 – 22.00
  • Thu 13 CORAL PRINCESS 07.00 – 13.00
  • Thu 13 CROWN PRINCESS 08.00 – 17.00
  • Sat 15 HOLIDAY DREAM (TURNAROUND) 07.00 – 22.00
  • Sat 15 SEA CLOUD ( 1ST CALL) 08.00 – 18.00
  • Sun 16 VOLENDAM 12.00 – 23.00
  • Mon 17 ARCADIA 08.00 – 18.00
  • Tue 18 ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS 08.00 – 20.30
  • Tue 18 SEA PRINCESS 09.00 – 18.00
  • Fri 21 CONSTELLATION 10.00 – 20.00
  • Fri 21 VAN GOGH 13.00 – 21.00
  • Sat 22 HOLIDAY DREAM (TURNAROUND) 07.00 – 22.00
  • Sat 22 AIDAvita (TURNAROUND) 08.00 – 20.00
  • Sat 22 MAASDAM 10.00 – 18.00
  • Sun 23 ISLAND PRINCESS 12.00 – 19.00
  • Mon 24 AMSTERDAM 13.00 – 20.00
  • Tue 25 CROWN PRINCESS 08.00 – 17.00
  • Wed 26 GALAXY 07.00 – 19.30
  • Wed 26 EMPRESS OF THE SEAS 07.00 – 23.00
  • Wed 26 ADVENTURE OF THE SEAS 08.00 – 20.30
  • Wed 26 VOLENDAM 12.00 – 23.00
  • Fri 28 ISLAND PRINCESS 07.00 – 13.00
  • Fri 28 LEGEND OF THE SEAS 11.00 – 22.00
  • Sat 29 HOLIDAY DREAM (TURNAROUND) 07.00 – 22.00
  • Sat 29 BRILLIANCE OF THE SEAS 09.00 – 19.30
  • Sun 30 CORAL PRINCESS 07.00 – 13.00
  • Sun 30 C.COLUMBUS 08.00 – 24.00
  • Sun 30 CLUB MED 2 17.00 – 17.30(MON 31)
  • Mon 31 CRYSTAL SERENITY 08.00 – 17.00
  • Mon 31 OCEANA 08.00 – 18.00

Former Aruba tour guide, trying to provide value to Aruba travelers.

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Former Aruba tour guide, trying to provide value to Aruba travelers.

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