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

French & Belgian River Cruising

French & Belgian River Cruising

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

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Cultural Cities with the River Seine

Cultural Cities with the River Seine

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

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Netherlands & Belgium City Break

Netherlands & Belgium City Break

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

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Highlights of France, Belgium & Holland

Highlights of France, Belgium & Holland

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

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Netherlands & Belgium City Break

Netherlands & Belgium City Break

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 Ladies in Lisbon’ event.

From £1,999pp

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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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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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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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