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

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’
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

Exploring European Cities • 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
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
Amsterdam. Old city canal. Amsterdam. Old city canal. Amsterdam. Old city canal.

Cities & Waterways of Europe • L2209

 Newcastle
Balmoral
Wed 13 Apr 2022
9 nights
  • Cruise the Kiel Canal through the German countryside
  • Explore Amsterdam via its famous canals
  • Dock close to the heart of Antwerp
Canals of Amsterdam in Netherlands Canals of Amsterdam in Netherlands Canals of Amsterdam in Netherlands

Antwerp & Amsterdam City Break in Five Nights • T2226

 Tilbury
Bolette
Fri 21 Oct 2022
5 nights
  • Visit the decennial Floriade Expo in Amsterdam
  • Explore Antwerp’s Diamond District
  • Discover the Anne Frank House or Rijksmuseum
Architecture of Dunkirk at night. Dunkirk, Hauts-de-France, France. Architecture of Dunkirk at night. Dunkirk, Hauts-de-France, France. Architecture of Dunkirk at night. Dunkirk, Hauts-de-France, France.

Remembrance Beaches & Battlefields • T2228

 Tilbury
Bolette
Wed 09 Nov 2022
8 nights
  • Visit the Menin Gate memorial
  • Visit Omaha & Utah Beaches from
  • Tour to the Somme battlefields
Bicycles over bridge of canal, Amsterdam, Netherlands Bicycles over bridge of canal, Amsterdam, Netherlands Bicycles over bridge of canal, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Antwerp & Amsterdam Bank Holiday Weekend • T2220

 Dover
Bolette
Sat 27 Aug 2022
5 nights
  • From Antwerp tour to picturesque Ghent
  • Explore Amsterdam via a Canal boat tour
  • Chance to visit the decennial Floriade Expo