Cruising in Panama
Aboard The Royal Caribbean Enchantment of the Seas
7 night Southern Caribbean Cruise


Oranjestad, Aruba was our next port of call and after a restful night – did I tell you that the staterooms are oh so quiet and of a good size too? Just remember to watch how many suitcases your bring as you have to store them in your room.

I should also tell you that at each port there is a stand where you can ask the locals questions and pick up maps. Again, as I mentioned, the ship is very well organized and when you do get to a port you don’t have to go off right away if you are not booked on an excursion, you can take your time and go when you is wonderful.

The historic Dutch Capital of Aruba, Oranjestad is a cool and fun place to visit. We walked over to the town as it was very close to where the port was. Past the town there is a hotel resort that you can walk along the beach and there you will find the neatest critters. Iguanas every where, sunning themselves and munching on lettuce when we arrived courtesy of a hotel guest. The beach was gorgeous and so warm to walk along the water just enjoying having nothing to do, no one to account too, in no hurry to go anywhere…that is what a holiday should be about. We then took our time walking around this beautiful city with its gaily coloured buildings. Located about 20 miles off of Venezuela, Aruba is the ‘A’ in the ABC islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao. It is not very big at only 19.6 miles long and 6 miles wide with one third of the 105,600 people living in Oranjestad. Where the ship comes in to the port, it is perfectly positioned so that you get a fantastic view of the city. Back to the ship for some r and r before dinner and a show…ahh times are tough.


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