The are two main factors why Zeebrugge is a destination port for cruise vessels. For the shipping company the port’s location right on the coast shortens approach time to a minimum as the vessel does not have to deviate from its itinerary on the North Sea.
For the passenger, a call in Zeebrugge provides the quickest access to the many historical cities in Belgium: Bruges foremost but also Ghent, Belgium’s capital Brussels and the WW1 battlefields of Ypres.
The brand new terminal building offers interporting and full turnaround opportunities for small to medium size vessels.
- Cruise along the picturesque canals. Admire the many museums. Centuries-old facades hide luxurious shops with quality goods such chocolates, lace and jewelry. Bruges radiates charm.
- In WW1 West-Flanders was the scene of trench warfare. Today, the memorial ‘In Flanders Fields’, the commonwealth cemeteries and daily ceremonies such as the Last Post bear witness to this era.
- Similar to Bruges, Ghent is another historic city with medieval remnants and scenic canals where historical buildings, fascinating museums and specialist shops abound.
- Belgium’s and Europe’s vibrant capital city is only 75 minutes away. A center of European culture and politics, it has 90 museums, beautiful parks, fascinating walks, trendy restaurants and bars.