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: Bridgetown • Thu 19 Dec 2019
14 nights • Braemar • M1930

  • Fly to Barbados and join Braemar for an incredible Caribbean island-hopping adventure to experience a simply unforgettable festive season in 2019.
  • Your Christmas will be one to remember forever – You’ll spend Christmas Eve on the beautiful island of Aruba, enjoy a magical Christmas Day at sea with all the trimmings, and stop at the ‘Spice Island’ of Grenada for a relaxing and rewarding Boxing Day.
  • Braemar will also take you to Tobago; Bonaire; St Lucia, for the soaring Twin Pitons and Soufrière Volcano; Antigua, famed for its stunning beaches and historical sites; St Maarten; and Tortola, where you’ll welcome the arrival of 2020 in style.

From £1,899pp

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South American Exploration

South American Exploration

Departs: Southampton • Mon 06 Jan 2020
70 nights • Balmoral • L2001

  • Experience an extensive, in-depth exploration of South America as Balmoral guides you to a string of incredible destinations to bring you the very best of this intoxicating, culturally diverse and simply spectacular part of the world.
  • Calls at captivating cities and stunning islands in Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Chile and Colombia offer chances to uncover iconic landmarks including Christ the Redeemer; ancient sites such as Machu Picchu; beautiful beaches; and much more.
  • You’ll also visit Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts for sun-kissed beaches and an authentic taste of paradise in the sun-soaked Caribbean; as well as three beautiful Portuguese islands in the Atlantic, where lush, flora-rich landscapes await your exploration.

Adult Only Sailing

From £6,999pp

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The Eastern Caribbean

The Eastern Caribbean

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 16 Jan 2020
14 nights • Braemar • M2002

  • Immerse yourself in vibrant culture and rich history; discover stunning landscapes and astonishing natural wonders; and indulge in pure relaxation in paradise, on this unforgettable 14-night Caribbean adventure.
  • After meeting Braemar in Barbados, you’ll embark on an island-hopping adventure taking in Tobago; two of the beautiful ‘ABC’ islands, Bonaire and Aruba; Grenada; spectacular St Lucia; Antigua, famed for its breathtaking beaches; St Kitts; St Maarten; and Tortola.
  • A wealth of attractions await you on this incredible voyage – the native flamingos of Bonaire; St Lucia’s soaring Twin Pitons and Diamond Botanical Gardens; the world-famous St Kitts Scenic Railway; and Grenada’s Grand Etang National Park are just a few of the highlights.

From £1,899pp

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Patagonia, Falklands & the Caribbean

Patagonia, Falklands & the Caribbean

Departs: Buenos Aires • Wed 29 Jan 2020
47 nights • Balmoral • L2001BC

  • With scenic cruising of incredible waterways and visits to stunning South and Central American destinations, topped off with time in the Caribbean, you’re in for an expedition packed with highlights.
  • There’s two rare calls in the Falklands; chances to marvel at the spectacular scenes of Lower Patagonia, the Andes and Chilean Fjords; and three days in Peru, with time to tour to magical Machu Picchu.
  • You’ll also experience a navigation of the remarkable Panama Canal, and visit two historic cities in Costa Rica and Colombia, before enjoying a taste of paradise in Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts.

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The Eastern Caribbean

The Eastern Caribbean

Departs: Bridgetown • Thu 13 Feb 2020
14 nights • Braemar • M2004

  • Immerse yourself in vibrant culture and rich history; discover stunning landscapes and astonishing natural wonders; and indulge in pure relaxation in paradise, on this unforgettable 14-night Caribbean adventure.
  • After meeting Braemar in Barbados, you’ll embark on an island-hopping adventure taking in Tobago; two of the beautiful ‘ABC’ islands, Bonaire and Aruba; Grenada; spectacular St Lucia; Antigua, famed for its breathtaking beaches; St Kitts; St Maarten; and Tortola.
  • A wealth of attractions await you on this incredible voyage – the native flamingos of Bonaire; St Lucia’s soaring Twin Pitons and Diamond Botanical Gardens; the world-famous St Kitts Scenic Railway; and Grenada’s Grand Etang National Park are just a few of the highlights.

From £1,699pp

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The Caribbean, Colombia & the Panama Canal

The Caribbean, Colombia & the Panama Canal

Departs: Callao • Tue 18 Feb 2020
27 nights • Balmoral • L2001C

  • Sail from Peru back to the UK, visiting stunning South American and Caribbean destinations en route, and you’ll experience scenic and historic wonders galore during a relaxing and highlight-filled holiday.
  • Begin your adventure in memorable fashion, with a sailing of the engineering wonder that is the Panama Canal, before Puerto Limón and Cartagena de Indias add Hispanic heritage and flair to the mix.
  • Classic Caribbean highlights and experiences compete for your attention – from tasting authentic rum to unwinding on glorious beaches – in Curacao, Bonaire, Barbados, Antigua and St Kitts.

From £3,299pp

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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 £2,407pp

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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 £2,407pp

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