Belgium is known for its medieval towns and Renaissance buildings. It is a combination of old world meets modern day.

Bordered by Germany, France, and the Netherlands, Belgium is situated in Western Europe along the North Sea. The capital city is Brussels. Dating back to 100 BC, Belgium is rich in history and language with 3 official languages - Dutch, French and German but English is spoken as well. Belgium boasts one of the best educational systems in the world.

The weather is temperate in the summer months with an average temperature of 65 F (18C) but the winters do get cold with the average dipping down to 37F (3C). So as you may guess, most visitors come during the warmer spring and summer seasons. The seaside town of Zeebrugge is the largest port and is connected to its "mother" city of Bruges by a 7.45 mile (12 kilometers) long canal. Most of the cruise lines call into Belgium including P&O, AIDA, MSC, Viking Ocean, Princess, Holland America, Royal Caribbean, Saga, TUI, Costa, Seabourn, Celebrity and Regent Seven Seas.