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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Aruba Readies for Record Cruise Year

Aruba Ports Authority is ready to welcome a record breaking 2013 with 340 calls with a 2,000 passengers average capacity. This is also an increase in numbers compared to 2012 during which year they welcomed 294 calls.

January 1st, 2013 started with Coral Princess, Grand Princess, Maasdam and Thomson Dream in the Oranjestad port. During the entire year they will also welcome a total of six (6) inaugural calls, from Tere Moana, Queen Elizabeth, Riviera, Alexander von Humboldt, Marina, and Mein Schiff II.

The port will also see an increase in calls from Royal Caribbean International, Norwegian and Pullmantur during the Summer months. They expect to handle a record breaking amount of passengers as well.

Cruise passengers dissembarking at the cruise terminals this year will for the first time be able to hop on the new downtown Trolley/ Electric Tram right at the passenger exit gate. The tour will take them through downtown Oranjestad. Points of interest along the route include : The Aruba Bank House, Huisje Wild, Cas Henriquez and the Archaeological Museum, the Protesant Church, Zoutman Straat #1, Government offices, House of Parliament, Fort Zoutman (Historical Museum), Hotel Colombia, Wilhelmina Straat # 11, and the Town Hall.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Aruba carnival schedule 2013

  • Carnival 59 Mecha - Jan 4, 2013
  • Aruba's Torch Parade - Jan 5, 2013
  • Aruba's Prince & Pancho Elections All 3 age groups - Jan 6, 2013
  • Children's Calypso & Roadmarch Contest - Jan 12, 2013
  • Balloons Parade - Jan 13, 2013
  • Pre-final Calypso & Roadmarch Contest - Jan 15, 16, 17, 2013
  • Tumberito - Jan 18, 2013
  • Final Calypso & Roadmarch Contest - Jan 19, 2013
  • Flip Flop Carnival Beach Festival - Jan 20, 2013
  • Aruba's 38th Children & 50th Youth Carnival Queen Election - Jan 24, 2013
  • Aruba Tumba Contest - Jan 26, 2013
  • Transfer of Command by the Prime Minister - Jan 27, 2013
  • Children's Carnival Parade in San Nicolas - Jan 27 2013
  • Mrs. Carnival Election - Jan 28, 2013
  • Aruba's Carnival Queen Election - Feb 1, 2013
  • Children's Parade Noord - Feb 2, 2013
  • Aruba Tivoli Lighting Parade - Feb 2, 2013
  • Children's Grand Carnival Parade in Oranjestad - Feb 3, 2012
  • Tourist Night Steelband and Costume Show - Feb 5, 2013
  • Lightning Parade San Nicolas - Feb 7, 2013
  • Ban Djo DJo Happening - Feb 8, 2013
  • Jouvert Morning - Feb 9, 2013
  • Aruba's Grand Carnival Parade San Nicolas - Feb 9, 2013
  • Aruba's Grand Carnival Parade Oranjestad - Feb 10, 2013
  • Burning of Momito - Feb 11, 2013
  • Burning of Momo - Feb 12, 2013