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Cruises 2018
Statistics 2018
Calls:
26
Berth days:
37
Passengers:
26 313
Maiden Calls:
4
Average length:
198m
Different ships:
18
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Astoria
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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The oldest cruise ship in the World, MS Astoria, once again opened the cruise season this year. The 70-year-old  ship was built as MS Stockholm in 1948 and was also docked in Antwerp under that name in 1958 during a visit  of the world exhibition in Brussels. MS Astoria has a length of 160 metres and can accommodate 550  passengers.   This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 10 March 2018.  
Astoria in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters DATE M* SHIP CRUISE LINE LENGTH ORIGIN ETA ETD 10/03/2018 Astoria Cruise & Maritime Voyages 160m UK 09.00 16.00 23>24/04/2018 Balmoral Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 218m UK 10.30 10.30 07>08/05/2018 Hanseatic Hapag-Lloyd Cruises 123m Germany 08.00 13.00 08>09/05/2018 AIDAvita AIDA Cruises 203m Germany 14.00 20.00 X 31/05>01/06/2018 Prinsendam Holland America Line 205m USA 19.00 16.00 18>19/06/2018 Azamara Journey Azamara Club Cruises 181m USA 21.00 17.00 24>25/06/2018 Europa Hapag-Lloyd Cruises 200m Germany 02.00 03.00 02>03/07/2018 Balmoral Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 218m UK 08.00 18.30 21/07/2018 Seven Seas Navigator Regent Seven Seas 171m USA 09.00 17.00 25/07/2018 Europa 2 Hapag-Lloyd Cruises 225m Germany 11.30 22.00 28/07/2018 Astor TransOcean Kreuzfahrten 176m Germany 10.30 18.00 03/09/2018 Le Lapérouse Ponant 131m France 09.00 19.30 X 13/09/2018 Silver Wind Silversea Cruises 156m USA 09.00 23.59 17>18/09/2018 Prinsendam Holland America Line 205m USA 20.00 16.00 22>23/09/2018 Balmoral Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 218m UK 11.00 17.00 26/09/2018 Astor TransOcean Kreuzfahrten 176m Germany 08.00 23.00 27/09/2018 Pacific Princess Princess Cruises 181m USA 06.00 22.00 X 03/10/2018 Seabourn Ovation Seabourn 211m USA 08.00 22.30 X 26/10/2018 Magellan Cruise & Maritime Voyages 222m UK 07.00 16.30 01/11/2018 Columbus Cruise & Maritime Voyages 247m UK 08.00 19.00 13/11/2018 Braemar Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 195m UK 01.00 18.00 10/12/2018 Columbus Cruise & Maritime Voyages 247m UK 08.00 19.00 11>12/12/2018 Balmoral Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines 218m UK 13.00 13.00 13/12/2018 Magellan Cruise & Maritime Voyages 222m UK 08.30 20.00 18/12/2018 Columbus Cruise & Maritime Voyages 247m UK 08.30 21.00 Click here for the calls of the river cruise ships in 2018
Balmoral
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
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The cruise ship Balmoral of the British company Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines was once again docked in Antwerp. At  the monten (April 2018) Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is reapinting the hull of th ship in dark blue. Last year the ship  was still dark grey.   This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 28 & 29 April 2018.  
Balmoral in Antwerpen - ©Elisabeth Verschueren
Hanseatic
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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The expedition cruise ship MS Hanseatic of the German cruise line  Hapag-Lloyd Cruises was docked in  Antwerp for the last time in 2018. In October 2018 the ship will be handed over to One Ocean Cruises and will  start sailing as RCGS Resolute. MS Hanseatic has a length of 123 metres and can accommodate184 passengers.   This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 7 and 8 May 2018.  
Hanseatic in Antwerpen - ©Marc Peeters
AIDAvita
AIDA Cruises
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AIDAvita was docked in Antwerp for the first time in 2018. It had been six years since AIDA Cruises visited the  city. The 203 metres long cruise ship stayed overnight and used this opportunity to hold an extensive safety  screening. Part of this was testing the liferafts, which were deployed on the river.   This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 8 and 9 May 2018.  
AIDAvita in Antwerpen - ©Marc Peeters ©Marc Peeters
Azamara Journey
Azamara Club Cruises
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MS Azamara Journey visited Antwerp again in June 2018 after six years. During her absence the hip was  repainted with a dark blue hull. The 181 metres long ship can accommodate 450 passengers and was built in  2000 as R Six for Renaissance Cruises.   This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 18 & 19 June 2018. 
Azamara Journey in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Europa
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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MS Europa of the German company Hapag-Lloyd Cruises was once again docked in Antwerp this year. On  board the 14th edition of the culinary event ‘Europa’s Beste’ took place. Twelve star chefs with a total of 21  Michelinstars presented their best dishes to the passengers.   This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 24 & 25 June 2018.  
Europa in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters 25>26/12/2018 Pont-Aven Brittany Ferries 185m France 13.00 21.00 The cruise season is unofficial and subject to change   |  °Cancelled *Maiden Call
Seven Seas Navigator
Regent Seven Seas Cruises
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The luxury cruise ship Seven Seas Navigator docked in Antwerp for the second time this year. Last year the  ship arrived in thick fog, but this year it basked in the morning sunlight during the arival . Seven Seas Navigator  has a length of 171 metres and can accommodate 490 passengers.   This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 21 July 2018.  
Seven Seas Navigator in Antwerpen - ©Tom Jespers
Europa 2
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises
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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 25 July 2018.  
Europa 2 in Antwerpen - ©Tom Jespers
Astor
TransOcean Kreuzfahrten
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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 28 July 2018.  
Astor in Antwerpen - ©Thomas Heuser
Le Lapérouse
Ponant
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Le Lapérouse was docked in Antwerp for the first time this year and is the first of six expedition cruise ships  that will be built for the French cruise company Ponant. Le Lapérouse is also the very first ship with an  underwater lounge which enables passengers to look through a window below the waterline and experience  the sea and its sounds.  This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 3 September 2018.  
Silver Wind
Silversea Cruises
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The Silver Wind was docked in Antwerp again this year. The ship was built in 1994 at the Mariotti-Yard in Italy.  Silver Wind is a sister ship of the Silver Cloud. The ship has a length of 156 metres and can accommodate 315  passengers.   This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 13 September 2018.   
Le Lapérouse in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters Silver Wind 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 17 & 18 September 2018.   
Prinsendam in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Pacific Princess
Princess Cruises
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The cruiseschip MS Pacific Princess of the American company Princess Cruises was docked in Antwerp for the  first time on September 27th 2018. The 181 metres long ship is the smallest ship of the fleet. Since last year  you can find the logo of the cruise line on the bow of the ship. In 2016 Princess Cruises decided to repaint all  their ships with the so-called ‘Sea Witch’ on the bow.    This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 27 September 2018.   
Pacific Princess in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Seabourn Ovation
Seabourn
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On Wednesday October 3rd Antwerp welcomed the fourth and last ‘maiden call’ for this year. MS Seabourn  Ovation  of the American luxury cruise line Seabourn visited Antwerp as the fourth cruise ship that visited the  city for the first time this year. It is one of the most luxurious cruise ships in the world. With its length of 211  metres and maximum capacity of 600 guests it presented a very spacious ship to the passengers.    This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 3 October 2018.    
Seabourn Ovation in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Magellan
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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The flag ship of Cruise & Maritime Voyages was once again docked in Antwerp at the end of October. In 1985  the ship was built for the American cruise giant Carnival Cruise Lines. MS Magellan has a length of 222 metres  and can accommodate 1450 passengers.   This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 26 October 2018.  
Magellan in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Columbus
Cruise & Maritime Voyages
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MS Columbus was docked three times in Antwerp this year, two of which were Christmas cruises. With 247  metres MS Columbus is the largest ship of the year. It can accommodate 1400 passengers and 700 passengers.    This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 1 November 2018.  
Columbus in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters
Pont-Aven
Brittany Ferries
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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 Honfleur. Pont-Aven is  the first cruise-ferry to ever dock in Antwerp.   This ship was berthed in Antwerp on 25 & 26 December 2018.  
Pont-Aven in Antwerpen - ©Sebastiaan Peeters