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Sail Date: October 2014
We got off at Zebrugger and did a 'Bruges on your own' tour, which was just that! We paid 49 euros to be transported to Bruges and when we got there after some free chocolate samples and a talk about where to go, we were taken on ... Read More
We got off at Zebrugger and did a 'Bruges on your own' tour, which was just that! We paid 49 euros to be transported to Bruges and when we got there after some free chocolate samples and a talk about where to go, we were taken on a walking tour from the coach stop to the Square, where we were told we would have to walk back from to the coach stop at the end of the afternoon. The tour guide asked if there was anyone with disabilities that prevented them walking this distance and my mum explained that she is disabled and couldn't walk this distance and was told to catch a taxi from market Square to the coach park by the tour guide. However, when we reached the Market Square as advised and tried to get a cab (not easy) they all refused to take us as they only do trips to the port itself which is 30mins away (obviously this is more money for them). When I rang the emergency number the man said he was aware we would not find a taxi driver willing to take us 10 mins to the coachpark, so why had the tour guide not told us this!! We ended up having to get a taxi to the ship which cost 50 euros. Do not take this trip if you have poor mobility!! Guest Services apologised for this and issued a part-refund of 60 euros, explaining this tour provider is new. Read Less
Sail Date: August 2014
One of our favorites was Bruges where we walked about in the quaint town and attended a Belgian Chocolate Demonstration which was quite informative. Rain plagued us so a group ended up at an outside tavern and got to know each other ... Read More
One of our favorites was Bruges where we walked about in the quaint town and attended a Belgian Chocolate Demonstration which was quite informative. Rain plagued us so a group ended up at an outside tavern and got to know each other swapping lies and have local beer. Read Less
Sail Date: May 2013
We took the free shuttle bus to Brankenburg & were dropped near the station, about a 15 min drive. One could have stayed here & wandered around but we opted for carrying on to Brugge.We had just missed the hourly train, just after ... Read More
We took the free shuttle bus to Brankenburg & were dropped near the station, about a 15 min drive. One could have stayed here & wandered around but we opted for carrying on to Brugge.We had just missed the hourly train, just after the hour but it as pointed out that the local bus was immediately in front of us. The bus was quite full & we got on, standing room only for the very cheap price of â,¬5.80 one way for both of us. Luckily we got seats after a few minutes for this 15 - 20 min drive to Brugge bus station just behind the town centre.We walked along a lovely parade of small shops, lots of choc shops on offer & up to the main square which was delightful. A large open area bordered by old tall buildings with a medieval feel to it - just lovely. We sat outside one of the many cafe/bars & had a coffee & a beer, â,¬8.60. From here we could watch life go by & see tourist taking the horse drawn carriage rides on the cobbled road. Not sure about public toilets but we used one in the cafe we stopped at. There was a helpful tourist information office on the far side of the square - we used it to find out the way to the railway stain, they kindly gave us a map & drew on the route.Due to illness related weariness, we did not do a canal trip (about â,¬9) or walk anywhere other than the main square. I would definitely want to return to Brugge for longer as we did not do it justice this time.We walked the 15 mins or so through a park to the railway station. Again we were impressed with the cheap fares. Our single trip for 2 adults cost â,¬6 & we got on a lovely clean new looking double decker train, childishly pleased as it was something different.The queue in Brankenburg for the shuttle bus was very long but credit to P&O they soon had 4 coaches to take us back to the ship. No hesitation in recommending a trip to Brugge( & yes it is very reminiscent of scenes in the film). Read Less
Sail Date: June 2019
Cruise Port Shuttle took me to the wrong location causing me to miss my privately scheduled excursion. After being told by 2 guest services representatives that I was wrong, management saw the error of their ways and reimbursed.
Cruise Port Shuttle took me to the wrong location causing me to miss my privately scheduled excursion. After being told by 2 guest services representatives that I was wrong, management saw the error of their ways and reimbursed. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: April 2017
Our experience here was terrible. We wanted to walk around Zeebruges itself rather than going to the city. We have been to the city and we were very interested in the sea park as well as a Russian submarine at the port. THERE WAS NOONE ... Read More
Our experience here was terrible. We wanted to walk around Zeebruges itself rather than going to the city. We have been to the city and we were very interested in the sea park as well as a Russian submarine at the port. THERE WAS NOONE TO TELL US HOW TO GET THERE. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: October 2015
We didn't take an organised excursion and enjoyed our rather tiring day with bus trips to Blankenberg and beautiful Bruges and advice and conversation with friendly Belgian companions. We visited the Michelangelo statue of the ... Read More
We didn't take an organised excursion and enjoyed our rather tiring day with bus trips to Blankenberg and beautiful Bruges and advice and conversation with friendly Belgian companions. We visited the Michelangelo statue of the Madonna in a mediaeval church bought chocolates and enjoyed a great lunch of soup, local beer and fruit in a little place called Soup by the hall in the main square Read Less
Sail Date: April 2014
This was my third visit to Bruges. Other trips including staying several days.It's beauty is now lost in hoards of tourists.Disneyland has arrived.I will not return.It might be worth a visit to see "the Madonna" but ... Read More
This was my third visit to Bruges. Other trips including staying several days.It's beauty is now lost in hoards of tourists.Disneyland has arrived.I will not return.It might be worth a visit to see "the Madonna" but otherwise...I'd go to Ghent. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2013
Went on trip, not worth the money. 3hours looking at lovely villages and then to the Chocolat Factory, This was very dissapointing, very small and with over 80 people in it from two coaches you could not move. The chocolate was great ... Read More
Went on trip, not worth the money. 3hours looking at lovely villages and then to the Chocolat Factory, This was very dissapointing, very small and with over 80 people in it from two coaches you could not move. The chocolate was great but a little over priced. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2013
Not impressed, feel transport into Bruges in on leap would be far better given the short amount of time allowed, and cost of taxis back to ship from the centre.
Not impressed, feel transport into Bruges in on leap would be far better given the short amount of time allowed, and cost of taxis back to ship from the centre. Read Less
Sail Date: November 2011
Taxis were somewhat in short supply by the ship, but after a wait we zipped into Brugge and the driver dropped us off at Markt, with a pre-arranged pickup time for our return. I was glad I carried a map from a previous trip as this driver ... Read More
Taxis were somewhat in short supply by the ship, but after a wait we zipped into Brugge and the driver dropped us off at Markt, with a pre-arranged pickup time for our return. I was glad I carried a map from a previous trip as this driver did not give us one. We visited the Bassilica of the Holy Blood (free, unless you want to enter the museum), rode a canal boat, and once again enjoyed roaming the narrow streets and window shopping in the restored medieval town. The street entertainers were top notch! Read Less
Sail Date: September 2011
we didnt actually get off ship here,as we have been before and chose to stay on ship and relax,but comments from passengers who did said very easy access to town and tours good
we didnt actually get off ship here,as we have been before and chose to stay on ship and relax,but comments from passengers who did said very easy access to town and tours good Read Less
5 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
The cruise line ended up getting transportation to town here. But the joke was on us. It’s not to Brugge as you think but to a town a mile or two away. At the cost of $11 per person. And no signs to say where to go to catch this when you ... Read More
The cruise line ended up getting transportation to town here. But the joke was on us. It’s not to Brugge as you think but to a town a mile or two away. At the cost of $11 per person. And no signs to say where to go to catch this when you get off ship. So there were two different busses. One to terminal a block away, and one to small little town a few miles away. Get on the wrong bus and you get an extra time lost seeing a terminal for port. It was nice being on our own but we really did think we were getting farther away for $11 per person. It’s just sad how this company throws things together 1/2 assed. Waste of money, put health at risk, put security at risk and more. Just awful and this company should be ashamed. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
We did not like this port. There is nothing to do in Zeebrugge and most people would go to Brugge.
We did not like this port. There is nothing to do in Zeebrugge and most people would go to Brugge. Read Less
12 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
Zeebrugge is a horrid industrial port where you get a free shuttle to the port gates. Ours was driven by a miserable old sod who wouldn't get out and help wheelchair passengers. I had to put the ramp up and down myself. The security ... Read More
Zeebrugge is a horrid industrial port where you get a free shuttle to the port gates. Ours was driven by a miserable old sod who wouldn't get out and help wheelchair passengers. I had to put the ramp up and down myself. The security girl at the port gate was embarrassed by him. Brugge trips aren't suitable for the infirm. You can get the tram to Blankenburg where the shops all shut for 90 minutes over lunch. The tram stop is, bizarrely, about 400m from the port gate. Not sure why that is as it seems to only be used by ship passengers. Read Less
10 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2017
The town itself is beautiful, with canals, swans, and historic churches. But it was May Day weekend and much too crowded, hard to relax, and our guide was poor. Very rushed, stressful, though the canal ride was pleasant.
The town itself is beautiful, with canals, swans, and historic churches. But it was May Day weekend and much too crowded, hard to relax, and our guide was poor. Very rushed, stressful, though the canal ride was pleasant. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2017
Docked in the container port, nothing nearby. Not P&O's fault but the weather was awful, wet, cold and foggy. Not very inspiring.
Docked in the container port, nothing nearby. Not P&O's fault but the weather was awful, wet, cold and foggy. Not very inspiring. Read Less

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