Cruising to Kralendijk, capital of the Caribbean island of Bonaire, with MSC Cruises puts a whole new spin on going DutchHave you ever felt you deserved a break from the old routine? One that would see you set sail on a stylish cruise to the remote Caribbean paradise of Bonaire and its lovely capital of Kralendijk? MSC Cruises makes it possible with this latest addition to its list of Caribbean cruise destinations.
The name Kralendijk is Dutch for “coral dike”, an apt moniker considering the wealth of coral reefs surrounding the entire island. And just off the coast of Kralendijk is the tiny islet of Klein Bonaire, a nature reserve that is popular with scuba divers. The attractive town still features many architectural reminders of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, especially in the high street with its beautiful old buildings, many of which have been lovingly restored.
Our excursion packages and great deals on the best local attractions will help you make the most of your vacation time here. Among the town’s historical points of interest is Fort Oranje, which dates back to 1639 and was the commander’s residential seat until 1837, after which he moved into a new building – right next door. The fort was restored in 1999 and is now home to the court of law. The old lighthouse, originally made of wood around 1868 and then rebuilt in stone in 1932, is also well worth a visit.
Some well-earned relaxation can be enjoyed at the town’s two easily accessible public beaches. What better way to round out one of your best vacations ever than with a leisurely day of beach therapy? Let Bonaire enchant your holidays. Book your stylish cruise with MSC Cruises today.
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