Antwerp Cruises

Braemar in Antwerp, Belgium
Braemar in Antwerp, Belgium
Statue of Silvius Brabo throwing the giants hand in front of the Stadhuis (City Hall) of Antwerp

Belgium’s charming, medieval city of Antwerp is the country’s biggest port and often recognised as its capital of cool. It has proved an alluring city for centuries, attracting lovers of art, fashion and, of course, diamonds – over 80% of the world's rough diamonds pass through the city's famous diamond district at some point or other. Renowned for its charm and sparkle, Antwerp was one of Europe’s principle cities in the mid-16th century and has maintained the essence of its medieval past, despite severe bombing during World War II.

A riverside fortress and numerous intriguing cobbled streets are overshadowed by the 123m high tower of the imposing Cathedral of Our Lady, the biggest church in Benelux.[ReadMoreMob] Its construction started in 1352 on the site of a 10th century chapel, but like many medieval religious buildings, it took several centuries to complete. The cathedral interior has four altarpieces by Peter Paul Rubens, a legendary artist from the Baroque era. The Royal Museum of Fine Arts is dedicated to Rubens and houses many of his finest works, along with those of other Flemish masters. [ReadMoreDesk]

There are more than 20 other museums in the city, while the abundant attractions of this cultural gem also include a vibrant fashion and entertainment scene, a robust café culture, excellent shops and delightful parks and gardens. Fine dining is also on the menu, and one of Antwerp's most popular restaurants, The Jane, brings it all together with a slice of rock and roll.

Cruises to Antwerp

Honfleur harbour, France Honfleur harbour, France Honfleur harbour, France

Waterways of Belgium & France • T2113

 Dover
Bolette
Sat 29 May 2021
5 nights
  • A five-night journey of discovery
  • Explore the charming cobbled streets of Honfleur
  • A journey along the Western Scheldt River to Antwerp
View over Rouen with Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen View over Rouen with Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen View over Rouen with Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Rouen

Rivers & Cities of France & Belgium • L2118

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Balmoral
Wed 09 Jun 2021
8 nights
  • An inspirational summer cruise adventure
  • Immerse yourself in Rouen’s rich & diverse history
  • Discover Antwerp’s abundance of iconic attractions
Panorama aerial view of tall ship parade, Kiel Week, Germany Panorama aerial view of tall ship parade, Kiel Week, Germany Panorama aerial view of tall ship parade, Kiel Week, Germany

Germany & the Low Lands with Kiel Week • T2116

 Dover
Bolette
Wed 23 Jun 2021
9 nights
  • Enjoy scenic cruising through countryside scenes
  • Kiel will be alive with its spectacular Windjammer parade
  • Visits to Antwerp, Amsterdam and Copenhagen too
Balmoral sailing under the 21 Abril Bridge, Lisbon, Portugal Balmoral sailing under the 21 Abril Bridge, Lisbon, Portugal Balmoral in Lisbon L2132

Historic Heritage Sites of the Med • L2132

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Tue 12 Oct 2021
16 nights
  • Immerse yourself in fascinating history
  • Uncover the ancient history of Cádiz’s old town
  • Experience a memorable day at the ‘Four Ladies in Lisbon’
Canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands Canal in Amsterdam, Netherlands Beautiful buildings and still lake in Amsterdam

Netherlands & Belgium City Break • T2126

 Southampton
Bolette
Tue 02 Nov 2021
5 nights
  • Visits to two culture-rich cities
  • In Belgium, you will sail the scenic Western Scheldt to Antwerp
  • Visit Amsterdam’s highlights, such as Anne Frank House
Christmas time in Amsterdam with the Rijksmuseum in Netherlands at twilight Christmas time in Amsterdam with the Rijksmuseum in Netherlands at twilight Christmas time in Amsterdam with the Rijksmuseum in Netherlands at twilight

Belgium & the Netherlands at Christmas • L2139

 Southampton
Balmoral
Fri 17 Dec 2021
5 nights
  • A rewarding and relaxing pre-Christmas escape
  • Sail into the heart of Antwerp, where much awaits
  • Revel in the world-famous attractions of Amsterdam
Quaint cobbled streets of Rouen Quaint cobbled streets of Rouen Quaint cobbled streets of Rouen

Uncrowded City Stays • L2203

 Southampton
Balmoral
Mon 07 Feb 2022
8 nights
  • Experience beautiful European cities at their uncrowded best
  • Discover Antwerp’s highlights, such as the Diamond District
  • Your small ship sails the Seine all the way to Rouen