A sunset cruise is the perfect way to top off an evening in Aruba. Enjoy the beautiful scenery as the sun sets and enjoy a traditional Aruban meal surrounded by water.
It was basically a ride around the Island
Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We booked a tour independently through Blue Melody on the Black Pearl. We took a taxi to the Marriott Surf Club and hung out on the beach and had a drink at the local restaurant until it was time for our sunset sail. The beach was beautiful and the water was warm. The cost of our tour through Blue Melody was $50 a person and could be paid with cash or credit card. There were only about 12-16 people on our tour which was nice and it lasted about three hours. We stopped at two places to snorkel and there were big tropical fish to be seen. My husband even filmed some squid swimming around! The crew from Blue Melody were very nice and provided both beverages as well as delicious sandwiches. We had rum punch and each ate three sandwiches (two tomato, cheese and italian spice sandwiches and one grilled cheese that was made with Gouda and garlic bread) soooooo good! We also got the beautiful Aruba sunset that we were hoping for. After the cruise ended we were emailed a link to a free video they had taken during our tour. Altogether a very good value and highly recommended.
Provider: Independent Operator
Lots of fun and great views. Due to the heavy drinking and some wild behavior I would not recommend this cruise to families with young children. We did not drink but the rum punch seemed to be very potent.
Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines
When were arrived to the pier building, we were directed to a table and were given a green paper to sign, most just signed it and went to wait for the tour. My husband DID read it and was upset that we we had to sign this form releasing everyone including HAL from any responsibility if anything happened to you. We chose to lose our money and hurried back on the ship to go to dinner. It would have better if HAL had been upfront about this in the excursion description and we would have not chosen it. We did not have to sign any other forms on any of our other HAL excursions which were on boats also.
Provider: Holland America Line
Lovely boat, two page hold harmless form, slowest sail ever. Boring.
Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Little delay with transport to the harbor, but the catamaran, crew and sunset were delightful. The rum punch wasn't bad either!
Provider: Princess Cruises