Kralendijk, Bonaire Cruises

Stunning view of Kralendik and clear blue water
Stunning view of Kralendik and clear blue water
Washington Slagbaai National Park, Kralendijk

Kralendijk, the lively, Dutch-controlled capital of Bonaire, is renowned for its stunning natural beauty and fantastic Caribbean climate. This colourful town is characterised by its many beaches dotted with quaint stucco houses in pastel shades of pink, green and blue.

Surrounded by the protected Marine Park, the island’s waters are home to large numbers of tropical fauna, rare seabirds and sea life, including turtles, tuna, Blue Marlin and sailfish.[ReadMoreMob] Washington Slagbaai National Park is a great place to spot flamingos, iguanas and giant cacti, while sun-worshippers intent on pure relaxation can enjoy the gorgeous white-sand beach on the nearby uninhabited island of Klein Bonaire.

In Kralendijk itself, interesting shops sell jewellery, wood and leather products hand-crafted by the locals. There are plenty of restaurants selling an enticing mixture of cuisine, from Creole dishes, such as grilled spicy fish, goat stew and cactus soup to local versions of Dutch foods, such as smoked meat and excellent cheese. The locally brewed beer is also worth trying, as is the creamy hot chocolate.

Cruises to Kralendijk

Caribbean Christmas & New Year

Caribbean Christmas & New Year

Departs: Santo Domingo • Wed 23 Dec 2020
15 nights • Braemar • M2033

  • A cruise during the festive period is always a magical experience, and this exhilarating Caribbean adventure – packed with sun, sights, authentic experiences and unforgettable celebrations – is no exception.
  • You’ll enjoy a magical Christmas Day on board, combining traditional food, fun and festivity with time to relax in the sunshine on deck; and celebrate the arrival of 2021 in style with St Maarten’s New Year’s fireworks.
  • Highlights of your island-hopping adventure include chances to gain insights into cocoa farming and school life in Grenada and St Lucia respectively; ride St Kitts’ famous Scenic Railway; discover Antigua’s legendary beaches; and much more.

From £3,107pp

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Islands of the Caribbean with Colombia

Islands of the Caribbean with Colombia

Departs: Santo Domingo • Thu 21 Jan 2021
14 nights • Braemar • M2102

  • With no fewer than nine beautiful islands on the itinerary, plus a sailing past mountainous Montserrat at sunset, this quintessential Caribbean escape is full to the brim with highlights.
  • Uncover the authentic essence of Grenada and St Lucia, with chances to gain insights into cocoa farming and school life; and sample Barbados’ laidback vibes and ‘proper’ Caribbean rum in Bridgetown.
  • Elsewhere, you can take a ride of St Kitt’s famous Scenic Railway; discover Antigua’s legendary beaches; and explore UNESCO-listed Willemstad. Meanwhile, Cartagena de Indias brings Hispanic heritage and flair to your adventure.

From £2,449pp

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Islands of the Caribbean with Colombia

Islands of the Caribbean with Colombia

Departs: Santo Domingo • Thu 18 Feb 2021
14 nights • Braemar • M2104

  • With no fewer than nine beautiful islands on the itinerary, plus a sailing past mountainous Montserrat at sunset, this quintessential Caribbean escape is full to the brim with highlights.
  • Uncover the authentic essence of Grenada and St Lucia, with chances to gain insights into cocoa farming and school life; and sample Barbados’ laidback vibes and ‘proper’ Caribbean rum in Bridgetown.
  • Elsewhere, you can take a ride of St Kitts’ famous Scenic Railway; discover Antigua’s legendary beaches; and explore UNESCO-listed Willemstad. Meanwhile, Cartagena de Indias brings Hispanic heritage and flair to your adventure.

From £2,449pp

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Caribbean Islands and Festive Celebrations

Caribbean Islands and Festive Celebrations

Departs: Southampton • Tue 07 Dec 2021
30 nights • Braemar • M213031

  • Escape the gloomy British winter, as well as the stress of the busy festive period, and cruise across the Atlantic to the Caribbean for a simply unforgettable holiday.
  • Spend almost three weeks hopping between islands such as St Kitts, Barbados, Antigua and St Lucia for spectacular scenery, beaches and an authentic taste of the Caribbean.
  • Enjoy a Christmas Day of fun, food and festivity on board Braemar, and welcome 2022 in style, watching St Maarten’s New Year’s Eve fireworks.

From £3,849pp

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Festive Island-Hopping in the Caribbean

Festive Island-Hopping in the Caribbean

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 23 Dec 2021
14 nights • Braemar • M2131

  • On an incredible Caribbean exploration, experience a magical festive season that includes Christmas at sea, spectacular New Year’s celebrations and paradise island discovery.
  • Uncover the delights of beautiful Bonaire and Curacao; indulge in the sunshine and beaches of Antigua; and ride St Kitts’s scenic railway, all before seeing in 2022 in St Maarten.
  • Begin the new year in style, discovering the volcanic wonders and quintessential gems of St Vincent, St Lucia – home of the soaring Twin Pitons – and exotic Dominica.

From £3,099pp

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Uncrowded Caribbean Islands with Havana

Uncrowded Caribbean Islands with Havana

Departs: Santo Domingo • Thu 06 Jan 2022
14 nights • Braemar • M2201

  • Combine less crowded explorations of beautiful destinations, with a visit to one of the region’s most iconic, bustling cities, for an authentic and immersive taste of the Caribbean.
  • Soak up Latin culture, see the sights via classic car, learn traditional dance and much more in Havana; and explore Port Royal and Basse-Terre, when Braemar is the only ship in port.
  • Discover unspoilt landscapes and native flamingos at colourful Bonaire; and take the chance to ride St Kitts’ famous scenic railway.

From £2,449pp

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Uncrowded Caribbean Islands with Havana

Uncrowded Caribbean Islands with Havana

Departs: Santo Domingo • Thu 03 Feb 2022
14 nights • Braemar • M2203

  • Combine less crowded explorations of beautiful destinations, with a visit to one of the region’s most iconic, bustling cities, for an authentic and immersive taste of the Caribbean.
  • Soak up Latin culture, see the sights via classic car, learn traditional dance and much more in Havana; and explore Port Royal and Basse-Terre, when Braemar is the only ship in port.
  • Discover unspoilt landscapes and native flamingos at colourful Bonaire; and take the chance to ride St Kitts’ famous scenic railway.

From £2,499pp

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Wildlife of the Caribbean

Wildlife of the Caribbean

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 03 Mar 2022
14 nights • Braemar • M2205

  • With each destination specially selected for their incredible flora and fauna, this island-hopping adventure presents unmissable Caribbean wildlife watching opportunities.
  • See sloths and monkeys in the trees of Costa Rican rainforest; go whale watching in Dominica; and visit Tobago, where you may be lucky enough to see the first turtles of nesting season.
  • Encounter Bonaire’s iconic pink flamingos and the stunning sea life of Curacao; and enjoy a rare chance to see threatened, West-Africa-native mona monkeys in Grenada.

From £2,499pp

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