Brussels Brussels, the Belgian capital, is understated yet attractive, and perfect for exploring on foot. You will be impressed by the medieval Grand Place, and by the marvellous views from the iconic Atomium - and if that gets just a bit too hectic, you can always visit one of the city's many cafes and relax with a coffee or beer and an authentic Belgian waffle. Bruges Bruges, in contrast, looks as though it was created for a fairytale. Here you will find striking architecture alongside a network of canals - no wonder the centre of Bruges is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For nature lovers, we recommend a trip to Minnewater Lake, while party animals may prefer the Bruges Beer Museum! Ghent Ghent is often described as the most beautiful town in Belgium, and has a wealth of absolutely stunning early Flemish architecture. Small enough to explore in a day or so, and easy to reach from Brussels, Ghent has a majestic cathedral, several museums (including one devoted entirely to psychiatry) and we particularly recommend the Patershol district, which is full of quirky cafes and restaurants. Ypres (Flanders fields) Ypres will long be associated with the horrors of World War One, and has many related museums and memorials, including the Flanders Fields Museum and the Menin Gate Memorial (where the Last Post is played at 8.00 p.m. every night). If that leaves you in need of a little light relief, the centre of Ypres is charming and has many shops, cafes and restaurants. Belgium's world-famous chocolates Belgium is widely regarded as the home of fine chocolate, and your visit will provide the perfect opportunity to explore that idea. Both Bruges and Brussels have museums devoted to chocolate. Brussels also offers a chocolate workshop and tasting tour. Virtually every town in Belgium seems to have a chocolaterie, so there really is no excuse for leaving the country without having eaten Belgian chocolate! Great brewing tradition If chocolate is not your thing, perhaps you prefer beer? If so, Belgium will have you smiling as it is also famous for its brewing. Bruges, in particular, has bars that offer a wide variety of Belgian beers, although the Ypres area provides 80% of the hops used in Belgian breweries, so it is also a great place for beer lovers. Anthem of the Seas When planning your Royal Caribbean International holiday to Belgium, you can choose from two ships. One is the Anthem of the Seas, our brand new ship with real 'WOW' factor. Explorer of the Seas You may, however, prefer to sail on the Explorer of the Seas, recently enhanced and full of fun and exciting activities for all ages, with delicious eating options. Northern Europe has a huge amount to offer the holidaymaker, and Belgium is no exception. When you take one of our cruises from the UK, you can rest assured that you will enjoy luxurious travel and fascinating destinations. Whether you prefer chocolate to beer, or waffles to frites, if you are a history lover or an architecture enthusiast, Belgium is a great place to be. Shore Excursions in Belgium When you visit Belgium, why not take advantage of some of our shore excursions, to get the most from your destination? You could enjoy our Bruges and Belgian Chocolates tour, for example, which is a relaxed walking tour with delectable chocolate accompaniments! If you are more active and energetic, try our biking tour to Damme - it gives you a marvellous view of the Flemish countryside, and is a great way to work up an appetite for chocolate and waffles!