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Old June 11th, 2008, 07:43 PM
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My DW and I will be on a 10 day cruise in October that includes a stop on Aruba. We are very interested in sticking to downtown Oranjestat, and taking in lunch, some "sightseeing" and shopping.

We are figuring we can get off the ship at a leisurely pace (after the "madding" excursion crowds have departed), and make our way downtown.

Is it a practical walk to downtown from the pier? How long will it take? Do we need to take a cab?

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Hi BC,
No, you don't need a cab, downtown is right by the pier. Now, if you want to get to a beach, then you may need to either take a cab or there is a huge bus station right by the pier as well and they go to the beaches.
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It's been a few years, and I am anxious to get back to Aruba, but we walked....There is a shopping area right near the pier that was being built last time we were there..and it seems alot more to has made that area a shoppers delight...Have a ball!
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Aruba is great...there's a lot of shopping to be done there. If you would like to see some photos that were taken last October when we visited while cruising on Crown Princess, I have many including the streets of downtown shopping and all the colorful shops. You can email me at scarroll1@nycap.rr.com and I would be happy to show you all the pictures I took including the ones at Palm Beach were all the resorts are located.

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Aruba is great...there's a lot of shopping to be done there. If you would like to see some photos that were taken last October when we visited while cruising on Crown Princess, I have many including the streets of downtown shopping and all the colorful shops. You can email me at scarroll1@nycap.rr.com and I would be happy to show you all the pictures I took including the ones at Palm Beach were all the resorts are located.

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Aruba is great...there's a lot of shopping to be done there. If you would like to see some photos that were taken last October when we visited while cruising on Crown Princess, I have many including the streets of downtown shopping and all the colorful shops. You can email me at scarroll1@nycap.rr.com and I would be happy to show you all the pictures I took including the ones at Palm Beach were all the resorts are located.

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