We have stayed in Aruba on three separate trips and love the island, restaurants and beaches. The day we were in port, there were two other ships. The downtown area was most crowded, with stall after stall of vendors selling the same things. We noted that many of the older buildings had been torn down, with newer ones were either up or under construction. This high rent district does not seem to be doing well as vendors cannot afford to rent spaces and some of the restaurants and store spaces were empty, even with some 8,000 passengers in port.
Our future visits to Aruba will be outside of Oranjsted.