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Cruises 2015
°Cancelled *Maiden Call 25/05/2015 Seabourn Quest Seabourn 198m USA 03.00 17.00 29>30/05/2015 Balmoral Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 218m UK 10.00 13.00 06/06/2015 Magellan Cruise & Maritime Voyages 222m UK 08.00 18.00 X 14>15/06/2015 Europa Hapag-Lloyd Cruises 200m Germany 10.00 18.00 05/09/2015 Magellan Cruise & Maritime Voyages 222m UK 09.00 18.00 06/09/2015 Silver Whisper Silversea 186m USA 08.30 22.00 12>13/09/2015 Corinthian Grand Circle Cruise Line 88m USA 09.00 22.00 X 04/10/2015 Astor TransOcean Kreuzfahrten 176m Germany 13.00 23.00 07>08/10/2015 Astor TransOcean Kreuzfahrten 176m Germany 13.00 02.00 17/10/2015 Oriana - (Leopolddok Quay 206) P&O Cruises 260m UK 08.00 16.00 17/10/2015 Europa Hapag-Lloyd Cruises 200m Germany 07.00 18.00 26/10/2015 Marco Polo Cruise & Maritime Voyages 176m UK 09.00 17.00 15/12/2015 Magellan Cruise & Maritime Voyages 222m UK 07.30 19.00 16>17/12/2015 Balmoral Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 218m UK 13.30 13.30 18/12/2015 Magellan Cruise & Maritime Voyages 222m UK 08.00 19.00 10/04/2015 DATE M* SHIP Braemar CRUISE LINE Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines LENGTH 195m ORIGIN UK ETA 09.30 ETD 18.30 28/04/2015 Europa 2 Hapag-Lloyd Cruises 225m Germany 12.00 24.00 05/05/2015 National Geographic Explorer Nat. Geographic / Lindblad Expeditions 112m USA 08.00 23.00 07/05/2015 Astor TransOcean Kreuzfahrten 176m Germany 13.00 23.00 21/12/2015 Magellan Cruise & Maritime Voyages 222m UK 08.00 23.59 25>26/12/2015° Pont-Aven Brittany Ferries 185m UK 14.00 21.00
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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 10 April 2015
View the photo gallery of this ship Braemar in Antwerpen - ©Kevin Van Ruyteghem
Europa 2
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
This year the Europa 2, the best cruise ship in the world, according to the Berlitz Cruise Guide, visited Antwerp once again. The ship has a length of 225 metres and can accommodate 516 passengers. Until April 24th the Europa 2 was docked at the ship yard Blohm+Voss in the German city of Hamburg. There the ship received its biennial refurbishement. Dit schip lag in Antwerpen op 28 april 2015
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National Geographic Explorer
Lindblad Expeditions / National Geographic
The expedition cruise ship National Geographic Explorer was once again docked in Antwerp this year. The ship has a length of 112 metres and can accommodate 148 passengers. In 1982 the ship was built as MS Midnatsol for the Norwegian postal service Hurtigruten. Originally the ship had an open aft but later the upper decks were extended. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 5 May 2015.
View the photo gallery of this ship National Geographic Explorer in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Astor
TransOcean Kreuzfahrten
After the call of 2013 the Astor was once again docked in Antwerp. In 2014 Cruise & Maritime Voyages (CMV) bought the ship after Premicon, the owner of the ship, went bankrupt. Now the ship sails partly for CMV and partly for Transocean Kreuzfahrten. In 1982 the was built in Germany. MS Astor has a length of 176 metres and can accommodate 650 passengers. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 7 May 2015.
View the photo gallery of this ship Astor in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters Europa 2 in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Seabourn Quest
Seabourn
The luxury cruise yacht Seabourn Quest was once again docked in Antwerp this year. The ship is the 3th one of the Seabourn Odyssey-class and was built in 2011. The 198 metres long ship can accommodate 450 passengers and has 335 crew members on obard. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 25 May 2015.
View the photo gallery of this ship Seabourn Quest 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. 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.  In the december the ship will make another call for a visit to the christmas market. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 29 & 30 May 2014.
View the photo gallery of this ship Balmoral in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Magellan
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
The new flagship from Cruise & Maritime Voyages was docked in Antwerp for the first time on June 6th. The ship will make a total of 5 calls this year in Antwerp. In 1985 the ship was built for the American cruise giant Carnival Cruise Lines. Magellan has a length of 222 metres and can accommodate 1450 passengers. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 6 June 2015.
View the photo gallery of this ship Magellan in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Europa
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
View the photo gallery of this ship Europa in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
This year the culinary event Europa’s Beste took once again place on board the MS Europa in Antwerp. It is already the 11th time Hapag-Lloyd organizes the event. Six of those times it took place in Antwerp. Here you can take a look on board during Europa’s Beste. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 14 & 15 june 2015.
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 6 September 2015.
Silver Whisper in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters View the photo gallery of this ship
Corinthian
Grand Circle Cruise Line
The little expedition cruise ship MV Corinthian docked in Antwerp for the very first time this year. The ship has been built in 1990 for Renaissance Cruises as Renaissance 4. Later the ship was sold and renamed Clelia II and later Orion II. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 12 & 13 September 2015.
View the photo gallery of this ship Corinthian in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Oriana
P&O Cruises
Oriana was once again docked in Antwerp this year. The ship was once again diverted to the Leopolddok due to her draft being too high. Together with Oriana Europa was also docked in Antwerp. In early 2015 Oriana was repainted in the new house style of P&O and received an enormous Union Jack on the bow. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 17 October 2015
View the photo gallery of this ship Oriana in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Marco Polo
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
This year Marco Polo was docked in Antwerp for the 18th time. The ship also celebrated its golden jubilee for sailing around the world for 50 years. In 1965 it started its carrier as Alexandr Pushkin. The 176 metres long ship has become a veteran in the cruise industry. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 26 October 2015
View the photo gallery of this ship Marco Polo in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters 21/12/2015 Magellan Cruise & Maritime Voyages 222m UK 08.30 17.00