Cruises 2011
° Cancelled *Maiden Call
AIDAcara
AIDA Cruises
The AIDA (later AIDAcara) is the very first ship of the AIDA-fleet, and the second ship of AIDA Cruises that comes to Antwerp. With building and delivering the AIDAcara in 1996 the 'Clubship-concept' was born. In the beginning it was waiting to see if this free-to-do concept was going to do well with the cruisepassengers. But it was a big succes. In 2002 and 2003 two new ships were launched: the AIDAvita and AIDAaura. With the delivery of these two ships the name AIDA was changed to AIDAcara. Last year the AIDAlbu had the honour to open our cruise season, this year the AIDAcara had it. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 29 March 2011
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AIDAsol
AIDA Cruises
For the second year in a row AIDA Cruises comes to Antwerp with a brandnew ship. Last year it was the AIDAblu, and this year the AIDAsol. The ship was christened on the 9th of April in Germany. The ship has a length of 252 metres and can accommodate 2500 passengers. The AIDAsol is almost an exact copy of the AIDAblu. The AIDAsol will call 2 times at Antwerp this year. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 29 April 2011.
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22/04/2011 AIDAsol AIDA Cruises 252m Germany 08.00 17.00 X 26/04/2011 AIDAcara AIDA Cruises 193m Germany 08.00 17.00 29/04/2011 AIDAsol AIDA Cruises 252m Germany 08.00 17.00 01/05/2011 Marco Polo Cruise & Maritime Voyages 176m UK 09.00 20.00 03/05/2011 AIDAcara AIDA Cruises 193 Germany 08.00 17.00 10/05/2011 AIDAblu AIDA Cruises 252m Germany 08.00 18.00 16/05/2011 AIDAblu AIDA Cruises 252m Germany 09.00 20.00 23/05/2011° Deutschland Peter Deilmann Reederei 175m Germany 08.00 18.00 21/07/2011 Ocean Princess Princess Cruises 181m USA 07.00 17.00 X 27/07/2011 Silver Cloud Silversea Cruises 156m USA 08.00 23.00 15>17/08/2011 The World Residensea 196m USA 16.00 23.59 22/08/2011 Deutschland Peter Deilmann Reederei 175m Germany 07.00 20.00 26>27/08/2011 Deutschland (Antwerp Ship Repair) Peter Deilmann Reederei 175m Germany 07.00 12.00 29/08/2011 Marco Polo Cruise & Maritime Voyages 176m UK 09.00 20.00 01/09/2011 Europa Hapag-Lloyd Cruises 200m Germany 08.00 18.00 03/09/2011 Balmoral Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 218m UK 08.00 17.00 29/03/2011 DATE M* SHIP AIDAcara CRUISE LINE AIDA Cruises LENGTH 193m ORIGIN Germany ETA 08.00 ETD 17.00 X 05/04/2011 AIDAcara AIDA Cruises 193m Germany 08.00 17.00 12/04/2011 AIDAcara AIDA Cruises 193m Germany 08.00 17.00 19/04/2011 AIDAcara AIDA Cruises 193m Germany 08.00 17.00 07/09/2011° AIDAblu AIDA Cruises 252m Germany 08.00 18.00 14/09/2011 AIDAblu AIDA Cruises 252m Germany 08.00 18.00 21/09/2011 AIDAblu AIDA Cruises 252m Germany 08.00 18.00 28/09/2011 AIDAblu AIDA Cruises 252m Germany 08.00 18.00 30/09/2011 Bremen Hapag-Lloyd Expedition Cruises 111m Germany 12.00 18.00 05/10/2011 AIDAblu AIDA Cruises 252m Germany 08.00 18.00 16/11/2011 Balmoral Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 218m UK 08.00 13.00 06/12/2011 Marco Polo Cruise & Maritime Voyages 176m UK 00.00 19.00 09/12/2011 Marco Polo Cruise & Maritime Voyages 176m UK 09.00 19.30 12/12/2011 Marco Polo Cruise & Maritime Voyages 176m UK 08.30 16.30 18/12/2011 Marco Polo - (Quay 19) Cruise & Maritime Voyages 176m UK 07.00 17.00 18>19/12/2011 Boudicca Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 205m UK 13.00 13.00 AIDAcara in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters AIDAsol in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
AIDAblu
AIDA Cruises
Last year this ship was already docked 8 times in Antwerp. This year the AIDAblu visits Antwerp a total of 7 times. AIDAblu is the 4th AIDA-ship that has been built at the Meyer Werft shipyard in Germany. On the outside the ship is an exact copy (apart from the lifeboats) of the AIDAsol. The AIDAblu has a length of 252 metres and can accommodate 2500 passengers. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 10 May 2011.
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Ocean Princess
Princess Cruises
The exterior of this ship is the same as that of the Azamara Journey from Azamara Club Cruises and the Insignia from Oceania Cruises. This ship is also one of the eight Renaissance- sisters  that were sold to different cruise lines after the cruise line went bankrupt.  Princess Cruises has already visited Antwerp with several ships: for example the Pacific Princess, Royal Princess, Island Princess, ... The ship has a length of 181 metres and can accommodate 700 passengers. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 21 July 2011.
View the photo gallery of this ship Ocean Princess in Antwerpen - ©Kevin Van Ruyteghem
Silver Cloud
Silversea Cruises
This ship from the luxurious cruise line 'Silversea Cruises' has been in Antwerp before. The 156 metres long ship can accommodate 315 passengers. The ship has a very special shape. The front view, above the bow, has large openings for balcony cabins. The ship also has a sister ship: the Silver Wind. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 27 July 2011.
View the photo gallery of this ship Silver Cloud in Antwerpen - ©Leo Dirckx
The World
Residensea
This ship is not a normal cruise ship. On the ship you find full-equiped appartments. The World cruises the whole year around the world. You just buy an appartment on the ship and you can sail on it. The appartments are from 27m² to 360m². The price for an 130m²-appartment is between 600.000 Dollar and 13,5 million Dollar. And each year the appartment costs you also another 300.000 Dollar for cleaning, ... The ship has a length of 196 metres and can accommodate 700 passengers. This ship was berthed in Antwerp from 15 until 17 August 2011.
View the photo gallery of this ship The World in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Deutschland
Peter Deilmann Reederei
Finally the MS Deutschland docked again in our city. The famous ship from the german televisionserie 'Das Traumschiff' has the title '5 stars-Superior'. Normally only hotels on land get this title. It is the only ship that sails under the German flag. The ship had to come 3 times to Antwerp this year but it only came 2 times. One time it was cancelled because of a refurbishment of the ship. And one of the 2 times it was in Antwerp it docked in Antwerp Ship Repair for some problems with the bowthruster. The ship has a length of 175 metres and can accommodate 613 passengers. This ship was berhed in Antwerp on 22th August 2011
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Marco Polo
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
In 2011 Marco Polo will visit Antwerp a total of 3 times in 2011. The ship was built in Germany in 1965 as Aleksandr Pushkin. This ship has a length of 176 metres, can accommodate 560 passengers and is part of the fleet of the English company Cruise & Maritime Voyages. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 29 August 2011.
View the photo gallery of this ship Marco Polo in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Europa
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
The best cruise ship in the world (according to Berlitz Cruise Guide for Cruising and Cruise Ships) was docked in Antwerp again. Last year the ships' call was cancelled for some reason. The Europa has got 5+ stars and has a crew-passenger ratio of 1-2. This means that for every 2 passengers onboard there is a crew member. The ship is part of the fleet of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Later this year MS Bremen will also visit Antwerp. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 1 September 2011.
View the photo gallery of this ship Europa in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Balmoral
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
The Balmoral has a length of 218 metres and is part of the fleet of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. Last year the ship had to visit Antwerp but was cancelled. The Balmoral is the largest ship in the fleet. Before Fred. Olsen the ship sailed for Norwegian Cruise Line. During the maintenance for entering the Fred. Olsen-fleet the ship was stretched by 30 metres. Due to this extension the ship could carry 163 passengers more. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 3 September 2011.
View the photo gallery of this ship Balmoral in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Bremen
Hapag-Lloyd Expedition Cruises
This 111 metres long ship is part of the Hapag Lloyd Cruises-fleet. The ship sails most of the time expedition cruises in Antarctica, the Amazone, Iceland and Spitsberg/Svalbard. The Bremen can accommodate 185 passengers and has 95 crewmembers. It has been built in 1990 in the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries-yard in Japan This ship has berthed in Antwerp on the 30th of September 2011.
View the photo gallery of this ship Bremen in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Marco Polo
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
The Marco Polo has a length of 176 metres and can accommodate 650 passengers. Due to a storm at sea the ship made an extra stop at Antwerp. The planned call of 10 December was made one day earlier on 9 December. Marco Polo visits Antwerp to give the passengers the change to explorer the Christmas market. This year the farers wheel is one again included in the market. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 6 December 2011.
View the photo gallery of this ship Marco Polo in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Boudicca
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
The MS Boudicca and Marco Polo berthed together in our city. The Boudicca was welcomed with typical Belgian weather: rain. The two ships were berthed bow to bow . It's very special that two cruise ships are at the same time in Antwerp. Normally the maximum is one cruise ship. The Marco Polo departed again at 5 p.m. The Boudicca stays berthed until the 19th of December. With these calls the cruise season was ended. The Boudicca was berthed in Antwerp on 18 & 19 December 2011 (together with Marco Polo)
View the photo gallery of this ship Boudicca in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
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