Belonging to the Netherlands, Aruba’s modern multicultural population is made up of over 60 nationalities, though English is widely spoken.
This is a friendly island, with tourism being its bread and butter. It receives regular visits from just about every cruise line plying southern Caribbean waters.
If culture is your passion, make your first stop the capital city of Oranjestad. All the cruise ships dock right here and it’s an easy five-minute walk from the dock to the centre of town. Taxis are plentiful and the government sets meter rates. There is also regular bus service throughout the island, operating from 6:00am. to midnight every day.