Port information

Antwerp Cruise Port (c) MLouagie


The activities of the port of Antwerp are generally associated with goods, transport and high economic performances, but we deliver more than that. In the historical port area you will find marinas, both on the left and right bank of the river, offering facilities for a wide range of water-based leisure interests. The main activity on the Scheldt quays since 1996 is cruise related, and the investments in the terminal and facilities make Antwerp a fully-operational cruise destination.
Antwerp is the second-largest port in Europe and the regeneration of the historical docks area affords the visitor a view of a truly trendy city: stylish architecture blends with bars and restaurants in the old town. Cobbled streets wind along the historical city center as the sightseeing riches from the Golden Age are within walking distance of the berth. The aesthetics and functionality of this layout make Antwerp a unique cruise destination.

Port attractions

  1.  Rubens House

    The house where the master lived and worked reveals the grandeur of the painter. It's an Italianate palazzo, audaciously avant-garde in Rubens' age.
  2.  Museum Plantin-Moretus

    The museum preserves typographic material and an impressive graphic collection. In 2005 the museum was recognised as UNESCO world heritage.
  3.  Brewery De Koninck

    Explore 10 interactive rooms and discover our history, our unique connection with the city and the origin of the iconic De Koninck ‘Bolleke’:
  4.  Red Star Line

    Between 1873 and 1935 the Red Star Line shipping company transported almost three million people from Antwerp to America and Canada. The Red Star Line buildings are located in Antwerp on the Scheldt.
  5.  Antwerp Home of Diamonds - DIVA

    Enter the dazzling world of DIVA, a cocoon of luxury and extravagance, filled with diamonds, jewellery and silverware.
  6.  The Antwerp Story

    The Antwerp Story is housed in the renovated Het Steen. Follow the trail through 11 rooms and learn all about the history and identity of the city, the neighbourhoods, the museums and Antwerp people.

Port views

Antwerp Cruise Port
Antwerp Cruise Port
Antwerp Cruise Port
Antwerp Cruise Port
Antwerp Cruise Port
Antwerp Cruise Port
Antwerp Cruise Port
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Port facts

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Nautical information

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Passengers by Source in 2022
Calls 2022

Onshore Power

Onshore Power
OPS (Onshore Power System)
Shore power within the next 5 years
Defined Compatibility Assessment process for each berth and ship combination to IEC/IEEE 80005-1
Information/documentation from the ship for the port before the first connection
On request
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Uninterrupted power supply guaranteed by shore power provider whilst connected
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Useful Information
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Confirmation time of the vessel for planned shore power usage before ETA
48 hrs

Port contacts


Margot Vermeren, Destination Marketing Executive
Steenplein 1
Antwerpen 2000

Page last updated: 2023-09-01 08:16