Belgium Cruises

Ghent Picturesque medieval buildings overlooking the Graslei harbor on Leie River,  Ghent Town, Belgium
Ghent Picturesque medieval buildings overlooking the Graslei harbor on Leie River,  Ghent Town, Belgium
Traditional Flemish architecture in Belgium, Antwerp

Nestling in the heart of Western Europe, Belgium’s compact beauty blends historic intrigue with a modern twist. Its medieval castles and towers give way to contemporary art museums and trendy cafés. And there’s all the country's indulgent food: chocolate, waffles, moules frites, all washed down with Belgium’s famously-delicious beer.  [ReadMoreMob]

For lovers of the great outdoor lovers, scenic forests, rivers and coastline offer some great walking. For cultural treats, there are the narrow cobbled streets of the UNESCO- listed Bruges. This devastatingly beautiful city, which hosts one of Europe's very best Christmas markets, is the highlight of any Belgian cruise.

Other Belgian cities, like Brussels and Antwerp, present delightful restaurants, fine antique shops, chic boutiques and exclusive chocolate outlets and, of course, exciting nightlife. But Belgium also has a more sombre side; its cities, and poignant locations such as Flanders Fields, bear the scars of centuries of invasion, siege and conquest. [ReadMoreDesk]

All in all, a cruise to Belgium, its cities, countryside and historic sites offers an insight into one of the most beautiful and unspoilt areas of Europe.

Cruises to Belgium

Waterways & Cities of Holland & Belgium

Waterways & Cities of Holland & Belgium

Departs: Dover, United Kingdom • Mon 18 May 2020
7 nights • Boudicca • D2011

Unfortunately, this cruise will not be going ahead as planned. Please click here to find out more >

 

Sorry, this cruise has been cancelled.

Netherlands and Belgium City Break

Netherlands and Belgium City Break

Departs: Dover • Fri 10 Jul 2020
5 nights • Boudicca • D2017

  • This five-night escape to the Netherlands and Belgium delivers all the ingredients of an enriching break, with visits to captivating cities complemented by hours of memorable scenic cruising.
  • Take advantage of time in Antwerp to uncover prized possessions such as the legendary diamond district, Grote Markt and artisan chocolate shops, before sailing the scenic Western Scheldt River.
  • Then spend a day in Amsterdam, where world-famous attractions such as the Rijksmuseum and iconic canals await, and delight in the modern architecture of bustling Rotterdam – all in less than a week away.

From £599pp

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Highlights of France, Belgium & Holland

Highlights of France, Belgium & Holland

Departs: Southampton • Thu 29 Oct 2020
7 nights • Boudicca • D2026

  • Featuring five captivating cities, you’ll find this deeply enriching itinerary packed with highlights, from eye-catching architecture and world-famous museums to picturesque canals and legendary diamonds.
  • Be charmed by the cobbled streets and colourful harbour of Honfleur; delve into Amsterdam, with it’s renowned museums and iconic waterways; and revel in Rotterdam’s modern architectural marvels.
  • Zeebrugge is your gateway to Bruges, home to some of Belgium’s finest landmarks; while an extended stay in Antwerp affords plenty of time to explore the city of diamonds, cathedral and chocolates.

From £899pp

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Belgian Chocolates & Floral Holland

Belgian Chocolates & Floral Holland

Departs: Dover • Sat 01 May 2021
5 nights • Boudicca • D2110

  • With a destination to explore every single day, plenty of highlights awaiting discovery in each, and evenings of scenic cruising to enjoy too, this five-night escape is a rewarding Bank Holiday break.
  • After a day in contemporary Rotterdam, a specially timed visit to Amsterdam will afford a chance to visit the Keukenhof Gardens revel in the seasonal colours and scents of iconic tulips fields.
  • An overnight stay in Antwerp allows ample time for exploration: you can uncover gems such as the legendary diamond district and Royal Museum of Fine Arts, and indulge with authentic Belgian chocolates.

From £649pp

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Germany & the Low Lands with Kiel Week

Germany & the Low Lands with Kiel Week

Departs: Dover • Wed 23 Jun 2021
9 nights • Boudicca • D2116

  • A very special few days in Germany includes scenic cruising through the Kiel Canal’s gorgeous countryside, and a chance to catch the world’s largest sailing event.
  • In Kiel, you can experience the Kieler Woche extravaganza, with its spectacular Windjammer parade of historic tall ships and traditional German festivities.
  • Boudicca also takes you closer to the highlights of Travemünde, and in Belgium, charming Antwerp, while there’s an opportunity to explore iconic Amsterdam too.

From £1,199pp

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Cities & Canals with Dutch Bulb Fields

Cities & Canals with Dutch Bulb Fields

Departs: Newcastle, United Kingdom • Tue 14 Apr 2020
10 nights • Balmoral • L2004

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French & Belgian River Cruising

French & Belgian River Cruising

Departs: Newcastle • Tue 01 Sep 2020
8 nights • Balmoral • L2022

  • Let Balmoral whisk you away to Belgium and France for a spellbinding late summer escape filled with the highlights of three enchanting cities and unforgettable scenic cruising of gorgeous rivers.
  • You’ll sail the picturesque River Seine, passing through beautiful countryside, then visit Rouen – harbouring fascinating links to French history – and Honfleur, with its rich maritime heritage.
  • Two days in Belgium begins with river cruising too, sailing the winding Western Scheldt, before the elaborate architecture, authentic Belgian chocolates and legendary diamond district of Antwerp await.

From £1,099pp

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Netherlands & Belgium City Break

Netherlands & Belgium City Break

Departs: Southampton • Fri 13 Nov 2020
5 nights • Balmoral • L2028

  • Epitomising the benefits of a Fred. Olsen city break, this short, yet rewarding cruise affords time to explore a trio of Dutch and Belgian cities in-depth and relax on board smaller, friendlier
  • Scenic cruising of the peaceful Nieuwe Maas kicks-off two days in the Netherlands, where you can explore futuristic Rotterdam and revel in Amsterdam’s world-famous museums, architecture and canals.
  • In Belgium, an extended stay in sparkling Antwerp affords ample time for exploration: you can take in prized possessions, such as the legendary district, with ease and indulge with authentic chocolates and beer.

From £599pp

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European Christmas Markets

European Christmas Markets

Departs: Southampton • Tue 01 Dec 2020
8 nights • Balmoral • L2030

  • As the festive season begins, start your celebrations in style with a cruise to four enticing cities In Germany, Belgium, Norway and Denmark that really come to life at the ‘most wonderful time of the year’.
  • At every destination, you’ll have ample time to immerse yourself in the seasonal splendour, spicy scents and cosy atmosphere of magical Christmas markets, including Hamburg’s famous Roncalli Market.
  • You could pick up gifts from Bruges’ authentic Belgian chocolate shops; visit Oslo’s National Gallery; stop-by Copenhagen’s legendary Tivoli Gardens; and enjoy a memorable winter stroll along the River Elbe in Hamburg too.

From £949pp

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Belgian Chocolates and Floral Holland

Belgian Chocolates and Floral Holland

Departs: Newcastle • Sat 24 Apr 2021
7 nights • Balmoral • L2111

  • Bypassing coastal ports, Balmoral will take you inland to uncover the unique highlights of a trio of Belgian and Dutch cities, from tempting diamonds and chocolates to iconic canals and fragrant flora.
  • Make the most of an overnight stay in Antwerp to explore at leisure – prized possessions such as the legendary diamond district, Royal Museum of Fine Arts and quintessentially Belgian chocolate shops await.
  • In the Netherlands, Rotterdam’s contemporary architecture and culture offers an interesting contrast, while in Amsterdam, you could explore the famous waterways and revel in the springtime splendour of the Keukenhof Gardens tulip fields.

From £899pp

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Rivers & Cities of France & Belgium

Rivers & Cities of France & Belgium

Departs: Rosyth (Edinburgh) • Wed 09 Jun 2021
8 nights • Balmoral • L2118

  • For an inspirational summer cruise adventure, let small ship Balmoral whisk you away to the beautiful rivers, gorgeous countryside and charming cities of France and Belgium.
  • On the River Seine, you’ll sail through fabulous French countryside; have time to immerse yourself in Rouen’s rich, diverse history; and delve into Honfleur’s rich maritime heritage.
  • Cruising the picturesque Western Scheldt River begins two days in Belgium, before an exploration of Antwerp offers opportunities to discover an abundance of elaborate and iconic attractions.

From £1,199pp

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Historic Heritage Sites of the Med

Historic Heritage Sites of the Med

Departs: Newcastle • Tue 12 Oct 2021
16 nights • Balmoral • L2132

  • Immerse yourself in the rich, fascinating history of cities on Spain’s beautiful Mediterranean coast, with time to explore their centuries-old hearts and seek-out their many monuments and landmarks.
  • Uncover the ancient history of Cádiz’s old town; tour to the UNESCO-listed Antequera Dolmens archaeological site from Malaga; delve into Cartagena’s Roman heritage; and much more.
  • What’s more, there’s also a special visit to Portugal, to experience a memorable day of celebration and festivity at the ‘Four Fred.s in Lisbon’ event.

From £1,999pp

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Uncrowded City Stays

Uncrowded City Stays

Departs: Southampton • Mon 07 Feb 2022
8 nights • Balmoral • L2203

  • Experience three beautiful European cities at their uncrowded best, exploring them – by day and by night – at a time of year when there are less tourists around.
  • Discover Antwerp’s highlights, such as the Diamond District and authentic Belgian chocolate shops, from Balmoral’s city centre berthing location.
  • Your small ship sails the Seine all the way to the historic French city of Rouen, while a full day in Amsterdam allows ample time to fully immerse yourself in the Dutch capital’s delights.

From £799pp

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Tulips & Chocolates

Tulips & Chocolates

Departs: Southampton, United Kingdom • Thu 09 Apr 2020
5 nights • Braemar • M2008

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Netherlands & Belgium City Break

Netherlands & Belgium City Break

Departs: Southampton • Mon 26 Oct 2020
5 nights • Braemar • M2028

  • A rewarding journey from start to finish, this enriching five-night triple city break offers a blend of impressive sights, cultural delights, tempting flavours and a taste of the Fred. Olsen experience.
  • Enjoy two rewarding days in the Netherlands: you’ll sail the Niewe Maas to futuristic Rotterdam and visit Amsterdam for a chance to take in its world-famous attractions and explore the iconic canals.
  • In Belgium, enjoy ample time to uncover the gems of Antwerp, such as Grote Markt, the Diamond District and traditional Belgian chocolate shops, at leisure during an overnight stay.

From £599pp

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Tulips & Chocolates

Tulips & Chocolates

Departs: Southampton • Fri 09 Apr 2021
7 nights • Braemar • M2108

  • Stimulate your senses on this indulgent springtime cruise, with chances to smell seasonal floral scents, indulge with sumptuous chocolates and see iconic sights, as Braemar takes you closer to stunning cities.
  • After a short foray to Honfleur, stop overnight in Antwerp to explore the legendary diamond district, revel in the city’s architecture, arts and culture and sample wares from artisan Belgian chocolatiers.
  • You’ll also visit futuristic Rotterdam and Amsterdam where you can tour the Dutch capital’s famous canals and marvel at the seasonal splendour of millions of tulips in spring bloom at the Keukenhof Gardens.

From £899pp

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Netherlands & Belgium City Break

Netherlands & Belgium City Break

Departs: Southampton • Fri 28 May 2021
5 nights • Braemar • M2112

  • A rewarding journey from start to finish, this enriching five-night triple city break offers a blend of impressive sights, cultural delights, tempting flavours and a taste of the Fred. Olsen experience.
  • Enjoy two rewarding days in the Netherlands: you’ll sail the Niewe Maas to futuristic Rotterdam and visit Amsterdam for a chance to take in its world-famous attractions and explore the iconic canals.
  • In Belgium, enjoy ample time to uncover the gems of Antwerp, such as Grote Markt, the Diamond District and traditional Belgian chocolate shops, at leisure during an overnight stay.

From £699pp

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Netherlands & Belgium City Break

Netherlands & Belgium City Break

Departs: Southampton • Thu 18 Nov 2021
5 nights • Braemar • M2128

  • A five-night cruise combining a taste of Fred. Olsen’s small-ship cruising experience, and visits to two culture-rich cities, this is a perfect short break.
  • In Belgium, Braemar will sail the scenic Western Scheldt into the heart of Antwerp, where highlights such as the iconic Cathedral of our Lady, Grote Markt and the legendary Diamond District await.
  • Docking closer to the centre of Amsterdam brings the Dutch capital’s attractions, from Anne Frank House to the UNESCO-listed Canal Ring, within easy reach.

From £599pp

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Cultural Cities with the River Seine

Cultural Cities with the River Seine

Departs: Liverpool • Fri 16 Oct 2020
9 nights • Black Watch • W2029

  • You’ll uncover diverse rewards – cultural treasures, architectural wonders and much more – as Black Watch brings you closer to four fascinating cities on this enriching journey of discovery.
  • Revel in the futuristic architecture and thriving maritime industry of Rotterdam; and discover the gems of Antwerp, including the city’s elaborate guildhouses, legendary diamonds and traditional chocolate shops.
  • In France, you can immerse yourself in the rich history of Rouen and the seafaring heritage of Honfleur, while daytime scenic cruising of the River Seine adds stunning countryside scenes to the mix.

From £1,199pp

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Adventure to Antwerp

Adventure to Antwerp

Departs: Southampton • Fri 03 Dec 2021
3 nights • Black Watch • W2127

  • Experience small ship cruising and enjoy a break from the norm for a few rewarding days on a wonderful weekend escape to Belgium on board Black Watch.
  • Three-nights of superb food and entertainment, attentive service and relaxation with Fred. Olsen will leave you refreshed and ready for Christmas.
  • In Antwerp, you’ll discover authentic Belgian chocolate shops, iconic architectural treasures, the legendary Diamond District and many more highlights, just a short distance from your ship’s docking location.

From £349pp

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