Bruges (Zeebrugge), Belgium
A Belgium cruise introduces you to medieval town squares, world-class galleries, moving war memorials and so much more. We’ll take you sailing to enchanting Bruges, with its network of winding canals and skyline of spires.
Bring an appetite with you on one of our cruises to Belgium: when it comes to food, this is a country of indulgence and decadence. Belgium is home to what are widely believed to be the best chocolates in the world, as well as the six Trappist beers originally brewed by monks.
Belgium is also well-known for its architecture. In Bruges, head to Markt (the central square) to admire the Belfort, an octagonal belfry, and a neo-gothic former post office.
Let your imagination run away with you on Belgium and Northern European cruises. Spend your days immersing yourself in its fascinating history, or simply savouring the extravagant flavours of its cuisine.
When it comes to architecture, Belgium (and particularly Bruges) is nothing short of spellbinding. Start your tour at the Romanesque and ornate Basilica of the Holy Blood, which was originally built in the 12th century. You’ll find it in the bustling Burg Square.
Escape the crowds at the peaceful Minnewaterpark, an oasis in the middle of Bruges. Don’t miss the striking, asymmetrical bridge or the colourful flowerbeds. You can also visit the nearby Lake of Love, one of the most romantic spots in the city.
We hope you’re hungry: not only is Belgium full of world-class places to eat, but its cuisine is famously indulgent. Tuck into salted, crispy frites alongside fresh, juicy mussels. If you need a mid-afternoon pick-me-up, you can’t do better than a waffle drizzled with Belgian chocolate sauce.
On Belgium cruises, we’ll take you sailing to the medieval city of Bruges. Discover a museum located in an 11th century hospital, people-watch in Markt Square, or enjoy the views from the top of the belfry.
Get the most out of your time in Belgium by joining us on one of our varied shore excursions. From beer-tasting and chocolate-making to cycling trips and canal tours, there’s an activity to suit every mood.
On a day tour to Ypres, you’ll visit Tyne Cot Cemetery, which is the biggest British and Commonwealth cemetery anywhere in the world. Learn more about Belgium’s war-torn history, and the bloody battles fought in this area during the First World War. Hear the story of how the famous poem “In Flanders Fields” came to be.
Those with a sweet tooth can’t miss a tour to Ghent, where you’ll have the opportunity to sample hand-made chocolates and even make some of your own. After a walking tour of the city that takes in St. Michael’s Bridge and the Castle of the Counts, you’ll learn about the history of Belgian chocolate and enjoy a tasting.
Delve deeper into Belgium’s beer-making history with a Bruges Sights and Beer-Tasting tour. After exploring the city, you’ll learn about why Belgian beer is some of the best in the world and sample a variety of brews to discuss their different flavours and characteristics.
We dock in Zeebrugge, which is linked to Bruges by one of the city’s main canals. It’s a short 25-minute taxi journey from the port into the centre of Bruges. Belgium has a temperate maritime climate, meaning cool summers and moderate winters. We sail to Belgium between April and September, when temperatures tend to hover around 20 degrees. On your
Belgium cruise, it’s a good idea to pack comfortable walking shoes for all that exploring, as well as layers for chilly evenings.
The currency in Belgium is the euro. Most restaurants and shops will take credit and debit card, and ATMs are widely available. However, it’s a good idea to take some cash with you in case you fancy picking up souvenirs from a market or eating some street food.