Cruises 2014
*Maiden Call
Balmoral
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
The Balmoral has a length of 218 metres and is part of the fleet of Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines. This ship is the largest in the fleet. Before Fred. Olsen bought the ship it sailed for Norwegian Cruise Line. During the conversion the ship was stretched by 30 metres. Due to the lengthening the ship could accommodate 163 passengers more. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 20 & 21 April 2014.
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Asuka II
NYK Cruises
This Japanese cruise ship has a length of 241 metres and can accommodate 1000 passengers. The Asuka II is sailing a world cruise from Yokohama in Japan. It has been 7 years since the ship was docked in Antwerp. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 3 May 2014.
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09/05/2014 National Geographic Explorer Nat. Geographic/Lindblad Expeditions 112m USA 12.00 24.00 X 11>12/05/2014 Seabourn Quest Seabourn 198m USA 15.00 16.00 X 01/06/2014 Bremen Hapag-Lloyd Expedition Cruises 111m Germany 08.00 20.00 04/06/2014 Europa 2 Hapag-Lloyd Cruises 225m Germany 13.00 19.00 05/06/2014 Ocean Princess Princess Cruises 181m USA 07.00 17.00 10/06/2014 Silver Cloud Silversea Cruises 156m USA 08.00 17.00 21/06/2014 Deutschland Peter Deilmann Reederei 175m Germany 09.00 20.00 22>23/06/2014 Europa Hapag-Lloyd Cruises 200m Germany 04.00 02.00 29/06/2014 Deutschland Peter Deilmann Reederei 175m Germany 08.00 22.00 13>14/07/2014 Braemar Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 195m UK 09.00 17.00 27>28/07/2014 Saga Pearl II Saga Cruises 164m UK 07.00 19.00 X 07/08/2014 Marco Polo Cruise & Maritime Voyages 176m UK 08.00 18.00 07/09/2014 Silver Whisper Silversea 186m USA 08.30 18.00 08>09/09/2014 Prinsendam Holland America Line 205m USA 21.00 23.00 10/09/2014 Europa Hapag-Lloyd Cruises 200m Germany 02.00 17.00 13>16/09/2014 Explorer Semester At Sea 180m USA 08.00 14.00 20>21/04/2014 DATE M* SHIP Balmoral CRUISE LINE Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines LENGTH 218m ORIGIN UK ETA 13.00 ETD 13.00 03/05/2014 Asuka II NYK Cruises 238m Japan 07.00 21.00 07/05/2014 L’Austral Compagnie Du Ponant 142m France 08.00 18.00 X 07>08/05/2014 Deutschland Peter Deilmann Reederei 175m Germany 18.30 17.00 19/09/2014 Marco Polo Cruise & Maritime Voyages 176m UK 08.00 18.00 24/09/2014 Discovery Cruise & Maritime Voyages 169m UK 10.30 16.30 X 29>30/09/2014 Hanseatic Hapag-Lloyd Expedition Cruises 123m Germany 13.00 06.00 07/10/2014 Fram Hurtigruten 114m Norway 08.00 14.00 20>21/10/2014 Braemar Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 195m UK 13.00 17.00 24>25/10/2014 Oriana - (Leopolddok 228) P&O Cruises 260m UK 12.00 12.00 X 01>02/11/2014 Balmoral Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 218m UK 08.00 13.00 21/12/2014 Marco Polo Cruise & Maritime Voyages 176m UK 08.00 17.00 25>26/12/2014 Pont-Aven Brittany Ferries 185m UK 14.00 22.00 Balmoral in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters Asuka II in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
L’Austral
Compagnie Du Ponant
This year L'Austral was docked in Antwerp on her maiden call. It's the first time a ship of the French cruise line Compagnie Du Ponant visits Antwerp. L'Austral has a length of 142 metres and can accommodate 268 passengers. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 7 May 2014.
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Deutschland
Peter Deilmann Reederei
The MS Deutschland, known for its role in the German TV-series 'Das Traumschiff' was once again docked in Antwerp. The Deutschland is a 5-star cruise ship, has a length of 175 metres and can accommodate 613 passengers. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 7 & 8 May 2014.
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National Geographic Explorer
National Geographic / Lindlbad Expeditions
The expedition cruise ship National Geographic Explorer was docked in Antwerp for the first time. The ship regularly sails in the Arctic waters and has been equipped with a strengthened hull. The N.G. Explorer has a length of 112 metres and can accommodate 148 passengers. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 9 May 2014.
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Seabourn Quest
Seabourn
This year the Seabourn Quest was docked in Antwerp for the first time. In 2011 the ship was built in Italy. Her two identical sister ships have also been built there. The ship has a length of 198 metres and can accommodate 450 passengers. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 11 & 12 May 2014.
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Bremen
Hapag-Lloyd Expedition Cruises
This luxurious expedition ship was again docked in Antwerp. The ship has a length of 111 metres and is part of the fleet of Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. In 1990 the ship was built as Frontier Spirit for Frontier Cruises. In 1993 Hapag-Lloyd Cruises bought the ship and renamed it Bremen. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 1 June 2014.
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Europa 2
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
'The Best Cruise Ship in the World' according to Berlitz Cruise Guide was once again docked in Antwerp in 2014. The ship has a length of 225 metres and can accommodate 516 passengers. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 4 June 2014.
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Ocean Princess
Princess Cruises
After 3 years of absence the Ocean Princess from Princess Cruises came back to Antwerp. The ship has a length of 181 metres and can accommodate 702 passengers. The ship was built in 1999 as R4 for Renaissance Cruises. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 5 June 2014.
View the photo gallery of this ship Ocean Princess in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Silver Cloud
Silversea
The luxury cruise ship Silver Cloud from the American cruise line Silversea was once again docked in Antwerp this year. The ship has a length of 157 metres and can accommodate 295 passengers. In 1994 the ship was built in a shipyard in Italy. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 10 June 2014.
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Europa
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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Saga Pearl II
Saga Cruises
The Saga Pearl II was docked in Antwerp for the first time this year. The ship has a length of 164 metres and can accommodate 602 passengers. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 27 & 28 July 2014.
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Marco Polo
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Marco Polo has a length of 176 metres and can accommodate 922 passengers. The ship was built in 1965 as Aleksandr Pushkin for Baltic Shipping Company. Since 2010 the ship sails as Marco Polo for Cruise & Maritime Voyages. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 7 August 2014.
View the photo gallery of this ship Saga Pearl II in Antwerpen - ©Eddy Maes Marco Polo in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Silver Whisper
Silversea
This ship is part of the luxury fleet of Silversea Cruises. The Silver Whisper has a length of 186 metres and can accommodate 390 passengers and 295 crew members. The ship was built in 2000 at the Mariotti Shipyard in Genoa, Italy. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 7 September 2014.
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Prinsendam
Holland America Line
This luxurious vessel of Holland America Line has a langth of 205 metres and can accommodate 790 passengers. The ship sails under the Dutch flag and is registered in Rotterdam. The Prinsendam has also visited Antwerp as Seabourn Sun and Royal Viking Sun. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 8 & 9 September 2014.
View the photo gallery of this ship Silver Whisper in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters Prinsendam in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Explorer
Semester At Sea
The Explorer has a length of 180 metres and can accommodate 836 passengers. Onboard the Explorer are students that sail around the world for a semester while studying. This ship was berthed in Antwerp from 13 until 16 September 2014.
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Discovery
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
The Discovery has a length of 169 metres and can accommodate 689 passengers. Up until October 2014 the ship sailed for Cruise & Maritime Voyages. When the ship was docked in Antwerp it was sailing its last but one cruise. At the end of 2014 the ship was scrapped in Alang, India. In 1997 the ship was docked in Antwerp as Island Princess. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 24 September 2014.
View the photo gallery of this ship Explorer in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters Discovery in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Hanseatic
Hapag-Lloyd Expedition Cruises
De Hanseatic is een 5 sterren expeditieschip van de Duitse rederij Hapag-Lloyd Cruises. Het schip vaar De Hanseatic is 123 meter lang en kan 184 passagiers vervoeren. Dit schip lag in Antwerpen op 29 & 30 september 2014
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Fram
Hurtigruten
This icebreaker of the Norwegian cruise line Hurtigruten has a length of 114 metres and can accommodate 650 passengers. The ship sails expeditioncruises to Antarctica, South-America, Greenland, Europe and Norway.The ship has the highest ice-class. This means that the ship can sail trough very thick ice.All the other ships of the Hurtigruten fleet sail an 11-day long voyage along the Norwegian West-coast. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 7 October 2014.
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Braemar
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
The ship has a length of 195 metres and can accommodate 977 passengers. The Braemar was built in Spain in 1993 for Crown Cruise Line. Back then the ship had a length of 163 metres. In 2009, when the ship was bought by Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, they stretched the ship to 195 metres. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 24 September 2014.
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Oriana
P&O Cruises
The Oriana was due to her draft not able to dock at the cruise terminal. Therefore the ship docked at Quay 228 at the Leopolddok in the port of Antwerp. Oriana was the first ship of P&O Cruises to call at Antwerp. The ship has a length of 260 metres and can accommodate 1804 passengers. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 24 & 25 October 2014.
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Pont-Aven
Brittany Ferries
The cruise -ferry Pont-Aven once again visited Antwerp this year. The ship can accommodate 2500 passengers and 650 vehicles. Brittany Ferries is sailing two special holiday cruises to Antwerp and Rouen. Pont-Aven is the first cruise-ferry to ever dock in Antwerp. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 25 & 26 December 2014.
View the photo gallery of this ship Pont-Aven in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters Braemar in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters Oriana in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters Hanseatic in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters Bremen in Antwerpen - ©Marc Peeters Europa 2 in Antwerpen - ©Marc Peeters
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This year Hapag-Lloyd celebrates the 10-year jubilee of the culinary event 'Europa's Beste'. Five of those times the event has been organised in Antwerp. No other city has hosted the event more. More information about 'Europa's Beste' can be found here. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 22 & 23 June 2014.