Ghent (aka Gent) is a Scheldt river cruise port in Belgium. It is also the river port allowing access to Bruges (Brugge) - a major tour destination city. These European river cruise deals are inclusive of the bus travel between Ghent and Bruges. The city's population is about 240,000. The Ghent municipality is the country's second largest by number of inhabitants. The metropolitan area's total population is around 600,000. ranking it as the Belgium's 4th most populous. The total area of Ghent is 156.18 km2 (60.30 ml2).
Among the most popular events held here is the 10-day-long "Ghent Festival" (music and theatre themed festival) attended by about 1.5 million visitors. The festival starts on the Friday before July 21 each year.
The numerous parks in Ghent can be considered to be major tourist attractions. Most notably, the city boasts a nature reserve (230 ha Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen) and a recreation park (87 ha Blaarmeersen).
situated in the north of the city, is the 3rd largest port of Belgium. The port of Ghent is accessed by Ghent-Terneuzen Canal, ending near the Dutch port of Terneuzen on Western Scheldt. Among others, the port houses big companies like Honda, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, Volvo Parts, Stora Enso and ArcelorMittal.
Ghent University and several research oriented companies are located in the central and southern part of the city, like Ablynx, Bayer Cropscience, Cropdesign, Innogenetics.
As the largest in East-Flanders, the city of Ghent has many schools, hospitals and shopping streets. The largest event hall in Flanders and 2nd largest in Belgium, Flanders Expo, is also found in Ghent. Tourism is becoming the most important in the local area.
Highlights: Medieval city, Three Towers of Ghent, Gravenseteen castle
The Ghent cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Ghent, Belgium.
If you lose the Ghent location on the map, simply reload the page (also with F5 button). This feature is integrated with the CruiseMapper's cruise ship tracker tracking the vessels' current positions at sea and in ports.
Port Ghent cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Ghent, Belgium. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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28 March, 2017