4 -7 March   Bruges/Zeebrugge





Zeebrugge is the modern day port of The Unesco World Heritage city of Bruges. Its enchanting canals, its medieval architecture and picturesque corners turn any walk through the city center into a feast for all senses. Bruges provides a unique atmosphere, packed with history, culture and culinary delights.



Monday 4th March

Welcome reception Town hall


Welcome reception in Gothic Town Hall followed by a welcome drink in the saloons of the Mayor.   (For all guests)

Council dinner


Council dinner in the Duc de Bourgogne. (Council members and invited guests only).


Tuesday 5th March


10:00 - 15:30

Internal Cruise Europe meetings at the conference hotel.



10:00 - 17:00

Excursions in Bruges and surroundings for speakers and press.

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Guided walk in Bruges followed by informal get-together at the Brewery Halwe Maan. Meal and drinks included.



Grand Hotel Casselbergh

Wednesday 6th March


08:15- 16:00

Transfer to Zeebrugge Cruise Terminal followed by our full-day international cruise conference. Return transfers to Bruges after the conference.

Gala dinner

20:00 - 23:00

Gala dinner at the Bruges Concert Hall


Thursday 7th March


08:15- 16:00

Excursions in Bruges and surroundings for all guests. One excursion will go to Brussels and end at Brussels Airport at 14.00.

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20:00 - 23:00





Dear Guest,

We would like to inform you that the Cruise Europe Conference will take place in Grand Hotel Casselbergh inBruges between 4th and 7th March 2019.

If you would like to make a room reservation, we kindly ask you to return this document at you earliestconvenience by email (groups@grandhotelcasselbergh.com).There is a block booking available in Grand Hotel Casselbergh, however reservations will only be possible according to availability, so “first come, first serve”.

Please note that reservations are only valid after a written confirmation by the hotel and acceptance of your credit card guarantee. Cancellations/modifications are possible free of charge up to 25th January 2019. Cancellation between 25th January 2019 and 19th February 2019 will be charged at 1st night’ stay. Cancellations as from 19th February 2019 onwards will be fully charged (complete stay). In case of no-show, the full amount of your stay will also be automatically deducted from your credit card.

All rates are inclusive of breakfast buffet, free use of the Wireless internet, and access to our Spa (hammam, sauna, fitness). NOT included in the is the tourist tax at € 2.12 per person per night.

Thank you for your reservation. We look forward to welcoming you in Bruges.



Room reservation


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Capt. Hernan Zini

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Steven Young

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