Kralendijk is the largest seaport (cargo and cruise port) and capital city of Bonaire Island (Netherlands Antilles, Dutch Caribbean). The city's name means "coral reef / dike". The town's population is around 3,000. Near Kralendijk is the Klein Bonaire Island - a popular scuba diving and snorkeling destination reachable by water taxi or through local diving operators' boats.
Bonaire is an island country (total population around 18,000) and one of the overseas territories of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (aka Holland). Bonaire is the second largest (total area 294 km2 / 114 ml2) of the ABC Duch islands in the Leeward Antilles group (Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao). The other "Dutch Antilles" islands are in the Lesser Antilles - Sint Maarten (the southern part of Saint Martin island), Saba Island and the Sint Eustatius Island.
On February 1, 2018, the Disney Cruise Line ship Disney Wonder became company's first-ever liner to visit Bonaire. It was joined in port by the luxury ship Seabourn Odyssey. The disney ship was on 7-day Southern Caribbean cruise (itinerary Janu 28 - Feb 4) roundtrip from homeport San Juan Puerto Rico.
|28 Jan||Departing from San Juan, Puerto Rico|
|29 Jan 09:00 - 16:00||St Johns, Antigua|
|30 Jan 08:00 - 16:00||Castries, St Lucia Island|
|01 Feb 08:00 - 16:00||Kralendijk Bonaire|
|02 Feb 08:00 - 16:00||Oranjestad, Aruba Island, Dutch Antilles|
|04 Feb||Arriving in San Juan, Puerto Rico|
The Disney liner was joined in port by the luxury ship Seabourn Odyssey.
Kralendijk cruise terminal
All cruise ships to Bonaire Island dock (anchor) at Kralendijk. The vessels berth alongside in the city center. The berth's depth is 15 m / 50 ft.
Passengers can walk along the waterfront promenade street from the cruise port to the city's main street. Taxi at the terminal are also available.
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