There will be no sea cruise ships or river cruise ships docking at the Antwerp Scheldt Quays until 30 April. And even May is doubtful, says alderman for Tourism Koen Kennis (N-VA) in Gazet van Antwerpen.
Coronavirus COVID-19 makes travelling (freely) impossible.
For cruises in Antwerp, the season is now: March, April, May, June. 792 ships ere scheduled for 1,300 docking days and 141,233 passengers. Quod non. With the exception of cruis ships stranded in Antwerp, there will be none in April.
This is bad news for travellers, for the City of Antwerp and for bars and restaurants.
At the end of the year, the new cruise terminal should open at Het Steen.
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