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Sail Date: August 2019
Whatever you do, do not take the self guided ship excursion into Bruges. They were asking for €37 per person, and yet they lay on a free bus from the ship to Blankenburg station in the next town, where you catch the train for €5 return ... Read More
Whatever you do, do not take the self guided ship excursion into Bruges. They were asking for €37 per person, and yet they lay on a free bus from the ship to Blankenburg station in the next town, where you catch the train for €5 return into Bruges (15 minutes). No need to pre book as they are hourly and specifically large for the cruise passengers descending all at once. The city is more cultured than Amsterdam, and thrives on chocolate and beer. Save your money and bounce around from shop to shop tasting the free samples of chocolate, and spend the money on beer ! Would recommend going to the Bruges museum in the acentral square, but straight to Duvelorum bar on the second floor where there is a balcony with views, and try the flights of beer with accompanying chocolates paired for their different tastes €10. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2019
Nice day for a great walk after some information about places to visit from our guide
Nice day for a great walk after some information about places to visit from our guide Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
You can take a 5 minute walk to a light rail system and get to Blankenberge in 10 minutes. That city has a cute downtown, but it has an amazing beachfront area with cabanas, restaurants, etc. We should have just stayed there. We took the ... Read More
You can take a 5 minute walk to a light rail system and get to Blankenberge in 10 minutes. That city has a cute downtown, but it has an amazing beachfront area with cabanas, restaurants, etc. We should have just stayed there. We took the once an hour train from Blankenberge to Bruges and ended up with only 2 hours to explore that beautiful city. Leave the ship early to catch that train and spend 4 or 5 hours in Bruges. Amazing chocolate stores and tons of restaurants. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2019
It was a rainy day and we didn't get off the ship. We were tired and it was a hassel and expensive to get to the trainstation to ride an hour into Brussels.
It was a rainy day and we didn't get off the ship. We were tired and it was a hassel and expensive to get to the trainstation to ride an hour into Brussels. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2019
We stayed in Zeebrugge port and went to the Chocolate factory and a local bar. Clean and tidy and nice little harbor. Not much there but don't want to spend extra money to visit Bruges. Transfer is 20 euros each.
We stayed in Zeebrugge port and went to the Chocolate factory and a local bar. Clean and tidy and nice little harbor. Not much there but don't want to spend extra money to visit Bruges. Transfer is 20 euros each. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2019
We used the 20 Euro (each) shuttle from the port into Bruges. A 5 minute walk into the southern end of town was a nice way to enter and see a bit of this pretty city. It's a characterful place and plenty of independent shops to see as ... Read More
We used the 20 Euro (each) shuttle from the port into Bruges. A 5 minute walk into the southern end of town was a nice way to enter and see a bit of this pretty city. It's a characterful place and plenty of independent shops to see as well as canal boat trips (reasonably priced) and horse-drawn carts if that's your thing. Plenty of beer and chocolates. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: June 2019
We arranged our own transfer using an on line provider who also operate from the port. It was a fraction of the cost that the CUNARD excursion would have been. The transfer was fabulous and excellent value. Bruges itself was fabulous, ... Read More
We arranged our own transfer using an on line provider who also operate from the port. It was a fraction of the cost that the CUNARD excursion would have been. The transfer was fabulous and excellent value. Bruges itself was fabulous, our only criticism is that we didn’t have long enough time there. It would be good to have this venue as an Overnight on board type. Worth a visit. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
Cruise Port Shuttle took me to the wrong location causing me to miss my privately scheduled excursion. After being told by 2 guest services representatives that I was wrong, management saw the error of their ways and reimbursed.
Cruise Port Shuttle took me to the wrong location causing me to miss my privately scheduled excursion. After being told by 2 guest services representatives that I was wrong, management saw the error of their ways and reimbursed. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2019
We went Blankenburg by shuttle. Easy to get to and a map supplied. Nice town to visit and easy to get back to ship plenty of double decker shuttle buses.
We went Blankenburg by shuttle. Easy to get to and a map supplied. Nice town to visit and easy to get back to ship plenty of double decker shuttle buses. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: May 2019
Bruges is approx 30mins from the port of Zeebrugge. When we got off the ship there was an independent shuttle available for €20 return per person (child free). All buses park up outside the city approx a 15 minute walk. The city itself ... Read More
Bruges is approx 30mins from the port of Zeebrugge. When we got off the ship there was an independent shuttle available for €20 return per person (child free). All buses park up outside the city approx a 15 minute walk. The city itself is beautiful but be warned of crowds. It's very busy. We did a canal boat tour for €10 pp, €6 per child. Do this early as I understand it can get busy. If you like chocolate bring a bag and plenty of money. The selection is to die for! Read Less
Sail Date: May 2019
bus to train to Bruges walked the town enjoyed the experience, except there was confusion about the return train but we and several of the ships passengers solved the mystery. Learned later that there was a terrorist threat against ... Read More
bus to train to Bruges walked the town enjoyed the experience, except there was confusion about the return train but we and several of the ships passengers solved the mystery. Learned later that there was a terrorist threat against transport in Brussels and that impacted the train system Read Less

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