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New Year Cruise Bruges, Brussels, Ghent & Antwerp 2016

Belgium's Waterways | Belgium, Europe

7 days from £ 699 per person 
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Note that there may be small differences between our general Itinerary for this cruise and a specific departure.

New Year Cruise Bruges, Brussels, Ghent & Antwerp Itinerary

Add a sparkle to your new year celebrations and join us in Antwerp, the city of diamonds, for an unforgettable way to end 2015. It all starts in Rotterdam, where we join our ship and cruise towards Belgium. Ghent is our first port of call, a city filled with dreamy canals and cobbled streets. From here you can join our included excursion to the medieval masterpiece that is Bruges. We then cruise to Antwerp and enjoy the build up to the celebrations along the riverbanks as well as our own onboard party, before winding down in Brussels.

Day 1: UK – Rotterdam

We travel to Rotterdam in Holland and enjoy a relaxing evening aboard our ship as we cruise towards Belgium.

Day 2: Ghent

The small city of Ghent is filled with dreamy canals, cobbled streets and beautiful buildings. We arrive here in the early afternoon and stay overnight, so there’s plenty of time to explore. Alternatively you can join our optional excursion to the charming city of Mechelen where we enjoy a tour and tasting at a local brewery – no visit to Belgium is complete without tasting the beer!
Day 3: Ghent & Bruges                                                       Today you can join our included excursion to Bruges, a masterpiece of medieval times. Much of the architecture is perfectly preserved and the streets and squares are largely traffic-free, so it’s a joy to explore on foot. We return to our ship in Ghent and cruise towards Antwerp.

Day 4 :New Year’s Eve: Antwerp

We wake up in the city of Antwerp. Here you can join our optional excursion to the Red Star Line Museum, which tells the fascinating story of the millions of people who left Europe for America in the 1800s. The rest of the day is free to explore Antwerp and enjoy the local celebrations, as well as our on board party to welcome in the new year.

Day 5: New Year’s Day: Antwerp – Brussels

Happy New Year! Relax and enjoy the festivities on board our ship as we spend a full day cruising from Antwerp to Brussels, a fascinating city where we arrive in the early evening.

Day 6: Brussels

Brussels is known as the capital of Europe and boasts a beautiful central square. Join our optional guided tour to see the city highlights including the Atomium, a huge replica of an iron atom which has become the unmistakable symbol of Belgium. Later today we say farewell to Brussels and Belgium and cruise back towards Rotterdam.

Day 7: Rotterdam                                                                                    We bid farewell to our Captain and crew after breakfast and set off on the return journey.


  • Sample famous Belgian beer on an optional excursion to Het Anker Brewery
  • Walk around the dreamy canals and cobbled streets of Ghent
  • Explore beautiful Bruges on an included full day excursion
  • Spend New Year’s Eve in Antwerp and enjoy the celebrations in the run up to midnight
  • Admire the architecture of Grand Place in the heart of Brussels
  • Relax and enjoy this special time of year

At a Glance

Length: 7 days

From: Amsterdam

Ends: Amsterdam

Travel options available

7 days from £729 per person 
Amsterdam, Brussels, Antwerp & Ghent 2017

Included in the Price

  • Length: 7 days
  • From: Rotterdam
  • Ends: Rotterdam
  • Travel options available:
Coach via Dover
Eurostar from London St Pancras
Ferry crossing at Dover
Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford
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Ms Serenity

This stylish 4-star vessel allows passengers to explore the great waterways of Europe in style while being under the care of a friendly and attentive crew. 

Travel Options 

We offer a number of flexible travel options for you to join your cruise, whether you want to travel to the port of departure or directly to the ship. Please see below:
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Coach via Dover, Hull or Newcastle

On many of our cruises you can take advantage of our convenient and FREE regional coach departures aboard our modern executive coaches from a town or city near you to the port of departure and onwards to meet the ship. 
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Eurostar from London St Pancras

Enjoy the benefits of rail travel – boarding at London St Pancras International, you will be whisked effortlessly along by Eurostar whilst relaxing in your reserved seat. You have the freedom to stretch your legs whenever the mood takes you and purchase drinks and snacks from the buffet carriage.
On selected cruises there are rail options included in the price, whereas on other cruises it is offered alongside our coach travel option – please note a supplement will apply and transfers to the ship are not included except for cruises certain cruises. 
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Ferry crossing at Dover, Hull or Newcastle

When you travel by coach or car, you will join a ferry at Dover, Hull or Newcastle, depending on your chosen cruise, and cross over to Europe. Our coach will then take you to meet our ship at the embarkation point as shown in the cruise itinerary. Hull and Newcastle crossings take place overnight, adding 2 days to the cruise duration. 
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Overnight hotel in Dover or Ashford

Travel at your own pace, in the comfort of your own vehicle and stay overnight at Dover or Ashford, in accommodation close to the port of departure and be collected/returned by our coach. Prices start from £49.50 per person per night on a bed and breakfast basis and includes parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise. 
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Join at the Ship

You are of course free to make your own way to and from the ship by booking your flight/ferry or train tickets independently – a small reduction applies. With your joining instructions we will send you a map of where the ship is berthed and also a boarding time. 


Enhance your holiday experience with a range of optional and included excursions that allow you to discover the history of our ports of call, experience the tradition of local regions and explore further afield. They’re the perfect complement to your cruise itinerary, but they are subject to availability so we recommend you book early! 
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NEW Mechelen & Belgian Beer


The picturesque city of Mechelen is home to the Het Anker Brewery, which has gained international recognition and exports to more than 30 countries. Here we enjoy a guided tour to learn about the brewing process, followed by a tasting of some beer.

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NEW Bruges


Bruges is a beautiful example of medieval Belgium, filled with gabled houses, majestic churches, cobbled streets and charming canals which gave the city the name the ‘Venice of the north’. Highlights include Market Square with its imposing belfry, Castle Square with its 14th century town hall, and Rozenhoedkaai – one of the most photographic locations in all of Bruges.

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NEW The Red Star Line Museum


This unique museum, housed in the historic sheds of the legendary Red Star Line shipping company, invites you on an eventful journey as we follow in the footsteps of the millions of men, women and children who sailed from Europe to America – the Promised Land – in the 1800s.

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NEW Brussels guided tour


See the best of Brussels on our guided tour which also takes you to see the Atomium – the unmistakable symbol of the city and a unique feat in the history of architecture. Shaped on the model of an elementary iron crystal enlarged 165 billion times, you can walk through the tubes and spheres and enjoy spectacular views across the city.

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Excursion Package Price


Don't miss a thing by booking our special excursion package which includes all the listed excursions for this cruise. Not only can you take part in all the exciting trips we have organised, you can enjoy all this at a reduced cost!


28 December    


7 Days 

From £699.00 per person 

28 December

Ferry / Join at Port 

7 Days 

From £699.00 per person  

28 December


7 Days 

From £879.00 per person  

28 December

Join at Ship *

7 Days  *

From £699.00 per person  * 

28 December

Air - Fly from UK* 

7 Days  * 

Price on Request * 

* Price will vary depending on availability at time of booking. We can arrange from various airports around UK and offer with a choice of Airlines.

We also can offer additional nights pre/ or post cruise and also transfers between Ship and Hotel , ship and airport or coach/ rail station.

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Rail, Coach, Cruise only option supplied by the river cruise line

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Air and Cruise & Stay options offered by C2C Cruises using ATOL 5279 

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