Silver Whisper in Antwerp

“The city has plans to build a new cruise terminal, this should be finished in 2020,” said Nadine Brasseur, who heads up cruise operations for the city of Antwerp.

“Our current cruise terminal is located directly in the city center,” she said. “Passengers like that. They can walk two minutes and enjoy the Christmas markets, for example, eat in one of many restaurants, have a Belgian beer or visit museums.”

Magellan in Antwerp

A 28,000-passenger season this year will be highlighted by a first-time call from Cruise & Maritime Voyages’ Columbus, which will become the biggest ship to ever call at the Belgian port.

Also scheduled is a first time call from Regent’s Seven Seas Navigator, and another exceptional news item: a first time turnaround call from the Crystal Symphony, said Brasseur.