Bruge and Brussels Cruises via Zeebrugge

Magnificent Bruges and its canals
Belgian treats
Brussels, Belgium's capital

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Zeebrugge/Bruges

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The village of Zeebrugge lies on the coast of Belgium and is the subdivision and modern port of Bruges. This MSC Northern Europe Cruises destination is known for its perfectly preserved medieval centre, winding streets, and charming canals lined with impressive buildings.

 
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including: 
 
• Magnificent Bruges and its canals
• Belgian treats
• Brussels, Belgium's capital
 
The city of Bruges, capital of the province of West Flanders, is a remarkable UNESCO World Heritage Site. On an MSC Cruises excursion, you’ll explore an infinite number of medieval landmarks featuring ancient dwellings and picturesque bridges. Discover charming Market Square with its iconic Guild houses and the Baroque-style Provost’s House, built in the 17th century. Stop by the Medieval Town Hall and the extraordinary Oude Griffe before enjoying some leisure time exploring the city.
 
Although Bruges is every bit the thriving modern European city, its historical beauty is such that any visitor would be excused for thinking that they were in a living medieval museum! See it for yourself on this MSC Cruises Excursion that will let you explore the city on your own, however you would like. Keep your camera within reach and head straight for the iconic medieval belfry, or try other traditionally Belgian treats such as waffles and chocolate, the world famous beers and French fries – actually a truly Belgian creation – or shop for the beautiful local lace and tapestries. Finally, head back to the coach after a wonderfully indulgent day to yourself, and maybe share a few of your experiences with fellow passengers as you ride back to Zeebrugge and your ship.
 
Brussels, the dazzling capital city of Belgium, makes for an unmissable MSC Cruises excursion. Here, you’ll admire wonderful parks, romantic squares, and a wealth of Gothic, Baroque, and Art Nouveau architecture. Countless landmarks await your discovery including the Atomium monument, the Chinese Pavillion, the King’s Castle in Laeken, and the vibrant 'Rue des Bouchers' with its cafes and restaurants. Don’t miss 'Manneken Pis', the statue of a small boy, which is Brussel’s official mascot.

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    Belgium

    Discovering the Flemish culture
    Discovering the Flemish culture

    A federal country with three official languages and an ongoing rivalry between its two main groups – Dutch-speaking Flemish and French-speaking Walloons – Belgium’s dull reputation is definitely misleading.
    A cruise to Belgium will show you lively and cultured cities in the predominantly urban north, beautiful forests and rugged hills in the south. A holiday to Belgium is a pleasure: factor in the Belgians’ enthusiasm for beer and fine cuisine, and all the ingredients for a truly memorable trip are in place. With Europe’s finest cliff-top city, neighbouring Luxembourg certainly does its bit too.

    Roughly in the middle of Belgium lies the capital, Brussels, the heart of the EU and a genuinely vibrant and multicultural city. North of here stretch the flat landscapes of Flemish Belgium, whose main city, Antwerp, is a bustling old port with doses of fine art, cutting-edge fashion, and twice as many bars as Amsterdam.

    Further west, also in the Flemish zone, are the charismatic cities of Bruges and Ghent, each with a stunning concentration of medieval architecture. To the south of Brussels, Belgium’s most scenic region, the Ardennes in Wallonia, has deep, wooded valleys, high elevations and dark caverns, with the town of Namur the obvious gateway.