206 Brugge (Bruges) Cruise Reviews

Took a bus from the port & was able to walk throughout the city. Took a canal cruise. Get waffles, chocolate & shopping.
Took a bus from the port & was able to walk throughout the city. Took a canal cruise. Get waffles, chocolate & shopping. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Whatever you do, do not take the self guided ship excursion into Bruges. They were asking for €37 per person, and yet they lay on a free bus from the ship to Blankenburg station in the next town, where you catch the train for €5 return ... Read More
Whatever you do, do not take the self guided ship excursion into Bruges. They were asking for €37 per person, and yet they lay on a free bus from the ship to Blankenburg station in the next town, where you catch the train for €5 return into Bruges (15 minutes). No need to pre book as they are hourly and specifically large for the cruise passengers descending all at once. The city is more cultured than Amsterdam, and thrives on chocolate and beer. Save your money and bounce around from shop to shop tasting the free samples of chocolate, and spend the money on beer ! Would recommend going to the Bruges museum in the acentral square, but straight to Duvelorum bar on the second floor where there is a balcony with views, and try the flights of beer with accompanying chocolates paired for their different tastes €10. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
We used the free shuttle bus and had a walk about.
We used the free shuttle bus and had a walk about. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
You can take a 5 minute walk to a light rail system and get to Blankenberge in 10 minutes. That city has a cute downtown, but it has an amazing beachfront area with cabanas, restaurants, etc. We should have just stayed there. We took the ... Read More
You can take a 5 minute walk to a light rail system and get to Blankenberge in 10 minutes. That city has a cute downtown, but it has an amazing beachfront area with cabanas, restaurants, etc. We should have just stayed there. We took the once an hour train from Blankenberge to Bruges and ended up with only 2 hours to explore that beautiful city. Leave the ship early to catch that train and spend 4 or 5 hours in Bruges. Amazing chocolate stores and tons of restaurants. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
We used the 20 Euro (each) shuttle from the port into Bruges. A 5 minute walk into the southern end of town was a nice way to enter and see a bit of this pretty city. It's a characterful place and plenty of independent shops to see as ... Read More
We used the 20 Euro (each) shuttle from the port into Bruges. A 5 minute walk into the southern end of town was a nice way to enter and see a bit of this pretty city. It's a characterful place and plenty of independent shops to see as well as canal boat trips (reasonably priced) and horse-drawn carts if that's your thing. Plenty of beer and chocolates. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
We arranged our own transfer using an on line provider who also operate from the port. It was a fraction of the cost that the CUNARD excursion would have been. The transfer was fabulous and excellent value. Bruges itself was fabulous, ... Read More
We arranged our own transfer using an on line provider who also operate from the port. It was a fraction of the cost that the CUNARD excursion would have been. The transfer was fabulous and excellent value. Bruges itself was fabulous, our only criticism is that we didn’t have long enough time there. It would be good to have this venue as an Overnight on board type. Worth a visit. Read Less
Sail Date June 2019
Bruges is approx 30mins from the port of Zeebrugge. When we got off the ship there was an independent shuttle available for €20 return per person (child free). All buses park up outside the city approx a 15 minute walk. The city itself ... Read More
Bruges is approx 30mins from the port of Zeebrugge. When we got off the ship there was an independent shuttle available for €20 return per person (child free). All buses park up outside the city approx a 15 minute walk. The city itself is beautiful but be warned of crowds. It's very busy. We did a canal boat tour for €10 pp, €6 per child. Do this early as I understand it can get busy. If you like chocolate bring a bag and plenty of money. The selection is to die for! Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Took the bus from the port to Bruges and did our own walking tour to the Market Center taking in the historic local sights. Had some awesome Belgium waffles & chocolate; visited the Wall of Beer and relaxed on the Canal Boat Tour ... Read More
Took the bus from the port to Bruges and did our own walking tour to the Market Center taking in the historic local sights. Had some awesome Belgium waffles & chocolate; visited the Wall of Beer and relaxed on the Canal Boat Tour before heading back to the port! Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Great mid evil city. It was a walking tour with a short canal cruise. Lots of things to see and shopping available. LOVED the waffle with strawberries and cream!
Great mid evil city. It was a walking tour with a short canal cruise. Lots of things to see and shopping available. LOVED the waffle with strawberries and cream! Read Less
Sail Date May 2019
Easy to find your own way to Brugge and take a canal ride, walk about, etc.. Plenty of time in port to get there and back.
Easy to find your own way to Brugge and take a canal ride, walk about, etc.. Plenty of time in port to get there and back. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Fantastic town. It’s a perfectly preserved medieval town with great food, lots of chocolate, pretty views everywhere you look and, if you lime beer, the best selection thereof anywhere.
Fantastic town. It’s a perfectly preserved medieval town with great food, lots of chocolate, pretty views everywhere you look and, if you lime beer, the best selection thereof anywhere. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
WE took a private shuttle to Bruges and private walking tour. We enjoyed both. This is a beautiful, walkable city with lovely things to see and beautiful architecture.
WE took a private shuttle to Bruges and private walking tour. We enjoyed both. This is a beautiful, walkable city with lovely things to see and beautiful architecture. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019
Brugge is a delightful medieval city and perfect for a day in port. The port is actually Zeebrugge, about 18 km away. There are various ways to get into Brugge: 1) Paid NCL cruise shuttle from ship to Blankenburge train station ($15) and ... Read More
Brugge is a delightful medieval city and perfect for a day in port. The port is actually Zeebrugge, about 18 km away. There are various ways to get into Brugge: 1) Paid NCL cruise shuttle from ship to Blankenburge train station ($15) and train in/out of city. However, we were told that the train only ran once per hour. 2) Free cruise shuttle to port entrance, public tram to Blankenburge train station, and train in/out of city. Less expensive than the cruise line transportation, but one extra step. 3) Free cruise shuttle to port entrance and taxi to/from city. This is approximately 50 Euros each way, but could be split with other passengers. The taxi queue was quite long. 4) Free cruise shuttle to port entrance and Express Bus (https://www.cruise-express.be/en/) for 20 Euros pp. I think you can book tickets in advance, but we stood in a line and bought them at the cruise terminal. The gift shop clerk said there was another non-sanctioned bus across the street, but we opted for the sanctioned one., which ran more frequently and was a known commodity. The Express Bus into the city ran frequently as everyone was getting off the ship. Coming back, it ran every half hour. While it may be more expensive than the train option, I think it was worth it in time and ease. The bus drops off at the edge of the city, and it's an easy walk across a bridge and into the city. I'd recommend a half-hour boat ride on the canals (10 Euros pp) in the morning, as it's more crowded in the afternoon. We also went to the Choco Story chocolate museum (9 Euros pp with free samples). It's a quirky museum but something to do. Otherwise, we spent the day walking around and eating. Points of interest: Begijnhof, a UNESCO heritage site and community of whitewashed houses belonging to members of a Catholic order of lay women; Church of our Lady with Michaelangelo's sculpture (featured in Monuments Men) - church is free to enter but sculpture and museum are 5 Euros; the Belfry in the Markt square surrounded by restaurants and cafes; Burg square, Streenstraat with shops. We stopped at Chez Albert, a waffle take-away stand, on Breidelstraat, a pedestrian street on the southeast corner of Markt square. So, so good! Also, we sat at one of the cafes on the square for local Belgian beer and frites. Read Less
Sail Date April 2019

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