Every year, the port of Zeebrugge can welcome more than half a million passengers. A large part of these are English and Germans. In addition to passengers arriving by cruise ships, the daily ferry connection to Hull also ensures a constant flow of passengers.
The cruise vacation is gaining more and more popularity. Because the ships are getting bigger and bigger, the ticket price drops and more people can be reached. On board, the number of restaurants, bars and leisure activities is increasing. Cruise ships usually sail in the evening and at night so you can wake up every morning to a new destination. But sometimes there is a sea day behind the corner.
Currently, Zeebrugge is primarily a port that is approached on a multi-day sea cruise to offer cruise passengers a full-day excursion. This is also known as a transit port. In the future, Zeebrugge wants to become a departure and arrival port. In this way, residence tourism in Bruges or the coastal region and the local economy can also be stimulated.
The benifits of Zeebrugge are:
Every year, the scale of the cruise world increases, so that a younger and more international audience can be reached. Cruising is becoming increasingly popular, especially on large ships (between 3,000 and 5,000 passengers). The smaller (luxury) ships often continue to attract an older and more wealthy public.