River cruises

Want to know which cruises come to Antwerp in 2015? Check the list of the sea and river cruises here!

The romantic Victorian images of cruise ships, ladies with parasols and gentlemen in top hat and tails disembarking onto cobbled streets from cruise liners has never left the Port of Antwerp. The echoes are loud and continue to shape the City as it is today. The saying goes 'The Scheldt River owes its existence to God, Antwerp owes its existence to the Scheldt River', it is hard to imagine Antwerp without the River Scheldt.

The city’s prosperity has ebbed and flowed with the mighty Scheldt giving the city its international outlook. As the most important European port and one of the most productive ports worldwide Antwerp rubs shoulders with the top ten global ports. Its expansive 13, 500 hectares crown the north of the city, lying in wait to be discovered by you either on foot, by boat, car or bike. Stroll along the quays in the city centre to explore the history that oozes from the cobbles. Hear the laughter of excited passengers, hold someone’s hand as you sit under the lights on the promenade. Gaze across the water watching the changing colours reflecting on the ripples. The skyline silhouetted against the sunset, takes you back to the age of romance, cruise ship travel and the allure of foreign lands. Visit Antwerpen has information on how to discover Antwerp's millennial port history.

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