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Sail Date: September 2017
Very easy to get to Bruge from the port. Take the free bus from the ship to the port entrance, leave the port area and turn right and walk down to the "Kerk" (church) tram stop, take the tram going in the same direction you were ... Read More
Very easy to get to Bruge from the port. Take the free bus from the ship to the port entrance, leave the port area and turn right and walk down to the "Kerk" (church) tram stop, take the tram going in the same direction you were walking to the Blankenberg Train Station stop, get off the train, go inside to buy round-trip ticket, and take the 12-15 minute ride to Bruge. Be sure to take the canal boat trip to see the sights. Sample some of the local beer and don't miss the chocolate. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
You don't have to take a ships excursion, there is a transfer bus just outside the dock area, which you can book on line before you leave. Bruges is a lovely place, well worth a visit.
You don't have to take a ships excursion, there is a transfer bus just outside the dock area, which you can book on line before you leave. Bruges is a lovely place, well worth a visit. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2017
We had the choice of either taking the free shuttle to the port gates or paying 13+ euros each for the shuttle into Blankenburg. We took the free shuttle and then a taxi to Bruges, this cost 50 euros each way. Bruges is a beautiful place ... Read More
We had the choice of either taking the free shuttle to the port gates or paying 13+ euros each for the shuttle into Blankenburg. We took the free shuttle and then a taxi to Bruges, this cost 50 euros each way. Bruges is a beautiful place with lots to see. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
If in Brugge, you'll dock at Zeebrugge, which is Brugge's sea port. Zeebrugge is a dull and boring place, it you're going to Brugge on your own, you might have a free shuttle to Blankenberge. From there you can take a train ... Read More
If in Brugge, you'll dock at Zeebrugge, which is Brugge's sea port. Zeebrugge is a dull and boring place, it you're going to Brugge on your own, you might have a free shuttle to Blankenberge. From there you can take a train that takes you to Brugge within a few minutes. If there's no shuttle, then take the tram at "Kerk" (church) to Blankenberge and then the train. Total travel time only 30 minutes. It's woth it. Brugge is a fantastic city. But - unfortunately, this time the weather was terrible, it was raining cats and dogs all day, and there was a stron wind, with gusts. We looked at these brave fellow travellers trying to hold umbrellas, which wasn't possible, everybody got soaked. We decided to stay on board. Since we live in Germany, all Benelux countries are just "our neighbours"... Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
I booked my own bus ride into Bruges which was about 10 miles away. My bus was much cheaper than the cruise ride and just as convenient. The town of Bruges is wonderful. I'm a big fan of the movie,"In Bruges" so I really
I booked my own bus ride into Bruges which was about 10 miles away. My bus was much cheaper than the cruise ride and just as convenient. The town of Bruges is wonderful. I'm a big fan of the movie,"In Bruges" so I really enjoyed this port. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: August 2017
We arranged a private van from the port and did this beautiful city on our own. One of my favorite sports, ever. We hiked to the windmills, took a canalboat tour, shopped, explored and had lunch at de halve mean. We shopped some more ... Read More
We arranged a private van from the port and did this beautiful city on our own. One of my favorite sports, ever. We hiked to the windmills, took a canalboat tour, shopped, explored and had lunch at de halve mean. We shopped some more (chocolate) and topped the day off with a delicious belgian waffle Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
Another great walking city - we booked the "express bus" instead of taking the ship shuttles (half the cost!) They both let passengers off outside the city which was a 40 minute drive from the port of Zeebrugge. It's about ... Read More
Another great walking city - we booked the "express bus" instead of taking the ship shuttles (half the cost!) They both let passengers off outside the city which was a 40 minute drive from the port of Zeebrugge. It's about a 20 minute leisurely walk into the city center if you can get by all the chocolate shops without stopping! Waffles and Chocolate and Lace - take time to climb the Belfort Tower for fantastic views of the area! Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
We got there early, when the town had not yet been overrun by tourists. By noon, the town was packed, and it had lost much of its earlier charm. The canal ride (we were the first boat off that day) was excellent.
We got there early, when the town had not yet been overrun by tourists. By noon, the town was packed, and it had lost much of its earlier charm. The canal ride (we were the first boat off that day) was excellent. Read Less
9 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
Once you get off the ship, there is a free shuttle bus to take you to the gates of the port. There you will find taxis to take you to Bruges. Cost is 50 euro each way, but most taxis fit 8 people. Bruges is a great Medieval town, loaded ... Read More
Once you get off the ship, there is a free shuttle bus to take you to the gates of the port. There you will find taxis to take you to Bruges. Cost is 50 euro each way, but most taxis fit 8 people. Bruges is a great Medieval town, loaded with charm, canals, fries, beer, and chocolate. We enjoyed them all. Have a beer at the Markt and listen to the bells from the Belfry, amazing. Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
the guys did the Beer Museum and the girls did the chocolate and lace tour..a great place to visit..
the guys did the Beer Museum and the girls did the chocolate and lace tour..a great place to visit.. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
We chose to take the shuttle to the tram, then to the train. Although it was only 9 Euros per person verses the available shuttle to Bruges for 20 Euros per person, we should have taken the shuttle. It was significant time to move from ... Read More
We chose to take the shuttle to the tram, then to the train. Although it was only 9 Euros per person verses the available shuttle to Bruges for 20 Euros per person, we should have taken the shuttle. It was significant time to move from the different transportation options and the walk from the train station to the center of town was long. Bruges is a beautiful city that requires only a comfortable stroll along the cobblestone streets. Enjoy the chocolate and beer! Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: August 2017
We took a train to Bruges and walked around ourselves
We took a train to Bruges and walked around ourselves Read Less
15 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
We have already been to Bruges, so we simply enjoyed the seaside town of Blankenburg. Had a couple of drinks and an ice cream, and walked on the beach.
We have already been to Bruges, so we simply enjoyed the seaside town of Blankenburg. Had a couple of drinks and an ice cream, and walked on the beach. Read Less
7 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
Using a local taxi for 4 was cheaper than the vessels shuttle service. A great town to explore. We enjoyed the canel trip. Clearly an area that relies on tourists... Hope you like chocolate and beer!
Using a local taxi for 4 was cheaper than the vessels shuttle service. A great town to explore. We enjoyed the canel trip. Clearly an area that relies on tourists... Hope you like chocolate and beer! Read Less
8 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2017
I think our favorite stop of the cruise. Brugge is so much fun with Belgian chocolate shops everywhere and beer stops. Being a Saturday many local families. Very nice, historic city.
I think our favorite stop of the cruise. Brugge is so much fun with Belgian chocolate shops everywhere and beer stops. Being a Saturday many local families. Very nice, historic city. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
Took the Port shuttle, this is why I have not given a 10 as they tried to fit too many people bus. The Town is a short walk from the coach park but once you are in the Centre it is outstanding and well worth a visit. Again very clean & ... Read More
Took the Port shuttle, this is why I have not given a 10 as they tried to fit too many people bus. The Town is a short walk from the coach park but once you are in the Centre it is outstanding and well worth a visit. Again very clean & Beautiful. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
Shared a taxi into main square with other cruisers, 20€ per person return for six people - cheaper than ship's shuttle and nearer to centre with more time. 25 minute drive in, 20 back. Lots to see and do in this beautiful city, we ... Read More
Shared a taxi into main square with other cruisers, 20€ per person return for six people - cheaper than ship's shuttle and nearer to centre with more time. 25 minute drive in, 20 back. Lots to see and do in this beautiful city, we had a canal boat ride for 12€ which was very picturesque and informative then sat and had a cherry beer in a nice bar overlooking the canal! Read Less
Sail Date: June 2017
There was a 25 minute walk from the bus location to the center of Bruges, where we met to return to the bus. The walk entailed rough stones and gravel. Several guests were disabled, using canes. RCI's description of this tour ... Read More
There was a 25 minute walk from the bus location to the center of Bruges, where we met to return to the bus. The walk entailed rough stones and gravel. Several guests were disabled, using canes. RCI's description of this tour should have been clearer about the walking distance and condition of the walkways. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2017
Transportation from the pier sucks. The shuttles are cramped and taxis are not readily available. The city is a 20-30 minute drive from the pier. The boat is only at port for a couple of hours so you kill most of it trying to get to and ... Read More
Transportation from the pier sucks. The shuttles are cramped and taxis are not readily available. The city is a 20-30 minute drive from the pier. The boat is only at port for a couple of hours so you kill most of it trying to get to and back from the city. The city itself is beautiful. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2017
This was our favourite city. It is very busy but nothing can take away from the wonderful medieval city center. Make sure to take in 4 favs: potatoes, beer, waffles and chocolate! The only down side was transportation from the ship to the ... Read More
This was our favourite city. It is very busy but nothing can take away from the wonderful medieval city center. Make sure to take in 4 favs: potatoes, beer, waffles and chocolate! The only down side was transportation from the ship to the city, about 20 minutes by taxi, but make sure you reserve this ahead. It will cost about 50 euros each way, too. Read Less

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