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Old June 11th, 2008, 07:44 PM
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Default HOW FAR IS THE PIER FROM DOWNTOWN IN ORANJESTAAT, ARUBA?

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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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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The ship docks in downtown.
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Yes you step off the ship and you are there.
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