Day 1: BRUSSELS
Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Brussels at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew to you at a welcome cocktail. Tonight, enjoy dinner and an evening of activities on board.
DAY 2: BRUSSELS - ANTWERP
Full board on board. Guided tour of Brussels along the Comic Book Route— a path through different neighborhoods composed of several murals showing motifs of the most popular Belgian comics. This tour will be followed by a visit to the Museum of Cocoa and Chocolate for a gourmet moment and tasting. Return on board and cruise to Antwerp, arriving at the end of the afternoon. Enjoy a tour on foot of Antwerp with our host/hostess. Discover the Grote Markt with its magnificent Town Hall, the famous Brabo Fountain, and the impressive Cathedral of Our Lady. Return on board in the evening. Our ship will remain in port overnight.
DAY 3: ANTWERP - GHENT - BRUGES
Full board on board. We’ll cruise through the Western Scheldt sea arm, the only direct link between the Scheldt River and the North Sea. In the afternoon, take in a bit of Belgian living during a guided tour of the city and the Gruut brewery in Ghent, one of the rare breweries where a mix of special spices replaces traditional hops. After our visit, we’ll return to the ship in Bruges and remain in port overnight.
DAY 4: BRUGES - COMINES
Full board on board. Guided tour of Bruges, sometimes referred to as the “Venice of the North”. Well-known for its lace production and filled with a quaint, old-fashioned charm, Bruges has been one of the most important cultural, political and business centers in northern Europe for some 200 years. Return on board and cruise towards Comines, France. Our ship will remain in port overnight.
Day 5: COMINES - LILLE
Full board on board. Our ship will leave for Lille and arrive in the early afternoon. Guided visit of the Old Town for a discovery of the city through its most beautiful sites and monuments: the Palais Rihour, La Place du Général-de-Gaulle, the old Stock Exchange, opera house, Chamber of Commerce and the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Treille. We recommend trying one of the most famous local specialties: Meert waffles! Return on board and gala evening. Our ship will remain in port overnight.
Day 6: LILLE
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.