Cruises 2017
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Click here for the river cruise ship calls in 2017 11/03/2017 DATE M* SHIP Astoria CRUISE LINE Cruise & Maritime Voyages LENGTH 160m ORIGIN UK ETA 09.00 ETD 18.00 X 12/06/2017 Silver Cloud Silversea 156m USA 08.00 23.59 15>16/06/2017 Prinsendam Holland America Line 205m USA 17.00 16.00 02>04/08/2017 Crystal Symphony Crystal Cruises 238m USA 08.00 05.00 08/08/2017 Europa 2 Hapag-Lloyd Cruises 225m Germany 12.00 23.59 28>29/04/2017 Balmoral Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 218m UK 14.30 18.00 14>15/08/2017 Braemar Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 195m UK 17.00 16.30 19>20/12/2017 Black Watch Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 205m UK 13.30 13.00 02/05/2017 Seabourn Quest Seabourn 199m USA 08.00 17.00 25>26/08/2017 Silver Wind Silversea 156m USA 21.00 16.30 12>13/09/2017 Silver Wind Silversea 156m USA 08.00 12.00 22>23/09/2017 Prinsendam Holland America Line 205m USA 20.00 16.00 04>05/11/2017 Braemar Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 195m UK 14.00 17.00 25/09/2017 Seven Seas Navigator Regent Seven Seas 171m USA 10.00 19.00 X 05/06/2017 Marina Oceania Cruises 238m USA 05.00 17.00 16/08/2017 Marina Oceania Cruises 238m USA 04.00 17.00 13/06/2017 Columbus - Maiden Voyage Cruise & Maritime Voyages 246m UK 08.30 19.00 X 27/08/2017 Columbus Cruise & Maritime Voyages 246m UK 08.30 18.00 07/06/2017 Marco Polo Cruise & Maritime Voyages 176m UK 13.00 21.00 28/10/2017 Marco Polo Cruise & Maritime Voyages 176m UK 09.00 18.00 07/05/2017 Magellan Cruise & Maritime Voyages 222m UK 11.00 18.00 29/05/2017 Magellan Cruise & Maritime Voyages 222m UK 07.00 14.00 26/10/2017 Magellan Cruise & Maritime Voyages 222m UK 10.00 18.00 10/05/2017 Astor TransOcean Kreuzfahrten 176m Germany 14.30 22.30 09>10/09/2017 Astor TransOcean Kreuzfahrten 176m Germany 17.30 11.30 24/09/2017 Astor TransOcean Kreuzfahrten 176m Germany 15.00 23.00 27>28/03/2017 Boudicca Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 205m UK 14.00 18.00 14/12/2017 Magellan Cruise & Maritime Voyages 222m UK 12.00 20.00 12/07/2017 Columbus Cruise & Maritime Voyages 246m UK 08.00 16.00 06>07/12/2017 Balmoral Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 218m UK 12.30 13.00 The cruise season of 2017 is unofficial and subject to change *Maiden Call
Astoria
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
The oldest cruise ship in the world, MS Astoria, opened the cruise season this year. The 69 year old ship docked exceptionally at Quay 19. The ship was built in 1948 as MS Stockholm and was also docked in Antwerp with that name in 1958 for the world exposition in Brussels that year. MS Astoria has a length of 160 metres and can accommodate 550 passengers. This ship was docked in Antwerp  on 11 March 2017.
View the photo gallery of this ship Astoria in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Boudicca
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
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After four years MS Boudicca of the British company Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines was once again docked in Antwerp. The ship is now 44 years old but is still looking great. MS Boudicca has a length of 205 metres and can accommodate 900 passengers. This ship was docked in Antwerp on 27 & 28 March 2017.
Balmoral
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
The cruise ship Balmoral of the British company Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines was once again docked in Antwerp. During the arrival the onlookers were treated to a spectacular turning manoeuvre, with the ship’s stern staying just 10 metres away from the pontoon.   This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 28 & 29 April 2017.
View the photo gallery of this ship Balmoral in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Seabourn Quest
Seabourn
The luxury cruise ship Seabourn Quest of the American cruise line Seabourn was docked in Antwerp for the fourth year in a row. The ship has a length of 198 metres and can accommodate 450 passengers. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 2 May 2017.
View the photo gallery of this ship Seabourn Quest in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Magellan
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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Astor
TransOcean Kreuzfahrten
MS 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 10 May 2017.
View the photo gallery of this ship Astor in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters Magellan in Antwerpen - Sebastiaan Peeters
The flagship from Cruise & Maritime Voyages was docked in Antwerp again. 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 7 May 2017.
Marina
Oceania Cruises
This year MS Marina of the American luxury cruise line Oceania Cruises was docked in Antwerp again. With a length of 238 metres it was the second largest cruise ship that visited the city this year. MS Marina was built in 2011 and can accommodate 1252 passengers. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 5 June 2017.
View the photo gallery of this ship Marina in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Columbus
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
MS Columbus was docked in Antwerp for the First time on June 13th. At that moment the ship was sailing its very first cruise, or maiden voyage. With 247 metres MS Columbus is the largest ship of the year and it has place for 1400 passengers and 700 crew members. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 13 June 2017.
View the photo gallery of this ship Columbus in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Prinsendam
Holland America Line
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This luxury cruise ship of Holland America Line has a length of 205 metres and can accommodate 790 passengers. The ship sails under the Dutch flag and is registered in Rotterdam. MS Prinsendam was also docked in Antwerp in the past as Seabourn Sun and Royal Viking Sun. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 15 and 16 June 2017.
Prinsendam in Antwerpen - ©Marc Peeters
Crystal Symphony
Crystal Cruises
Crystal Symphony of the American company Crystal Cruises was once again docked in Antwerp this year. The ship was berthed in the city for a full turn-around call. That means that all passengers disembark the ship and new passengers check in. Crystal Symphony has a length of 238 metres and can accommodate 922 passengers. This ship was berthed in Antwerp from 2 until 4 August 2017.
View the photo gallery of this ship Crystal Symphony in Antwerpen - ©Tom Jespers
Europa 2
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
This year MS Europa 2, the best cruise ship in the World according to the Berlitz Cruise Guide, was once again docked in Antwerp. The ship has a length of 225 metres and can accommodate 516 passengers. The ship was built at the French shipyard STX Europe, in Saint-Nazaire in 2013. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 8 August 2017.
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Braemar
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
MS Braemar was once again docked in Antwerp. Different from last year is that the hull of the ship has been repainted and is now completely grey. The ship was built in 1993 and was 163 long back then. In 2008 the ship was lengthened with 32 metres to 195 metres. To do that they cut the ship in two and placed a section in between. This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 14 and 15 August 2017.
View the photo gallery of this ship Europa 2 in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters Braemar in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters