Aruba lies just off the north coast of South America. It features nighttime temperatures in the 70s and daytime temperatures in the 80s, like most semitropical islands. The water temperature moderates the variation in land temperature from day to night. Aruba features their own version of carnival in January with a parade down main street and along the water front at night. The Renaissance Resort and Casino itself was the highlight of our overnight visit to the island. We were, of course, anticipating boarding the Seabourn Legend the following day for a seven day cruise.