The ship is one of the newest cruise ships from the German Line Aida Blu. Fifteen decks high, a weight of 71.300 tonnes and 1096 cabins she easily takes 2500 passengers around the world. Passengers have for sure no time to get bored; there are 6 restaurants on board, thousands of square meters of deck space and plenty of facilities for sports, spa and wellness.
The cruise tourism in Antwerp is increasing each year and we are very happy to welcome the Aida Blu weekly in Antwerp until the end of the cruise season. Her next visits are Wednesday 28/09/11 and Wednesday 05/10/11.
Another cruise ship “Bremen” from Hapag Lloyd is also arriving next week on Friday 30 September 2011.
The biggest cruise ship in Antwerp so far was the “Oasis of the Seas” and is 360 meters long. But the “Aida Blu” is very cute too with her 250 meters “only”.
If you want to visit Antwerp and see these cute “little” ships make sure you visit the bank during day time. They usually arrive before 8 AM and leave at 6 PM because all passengers want to have diner quiet on the terrace of their cabin, far away from us crying because we are left behind.
This weekend (Saturday 03/09 and Sunday 04/09) we have the fair “ROMMELANT” in Antwerp Expo.
The Dutch word “Rommel” means (I’ll try to explain) things that you don’t use anymore, that it would be better to remove from your house to make space (perhaps for new items).
A lot of small furniture (from grandmother’s time), old records, decoration, old computer stuff, old bikes, books and even second hand clothes will do to open a stand on Rommelant which attract more than 10.000 visitors each time.
The fair, one of the biggest and oldest flea markets in Belgium, has always been a great success. Many tourists from Holland love this flea market and book a weekend in Antwerp to attend the fair combined with our Sunday market which the Netherlanders love too.
Everyone who has antique items or any old stuff to sell can book to rent a stand and sell as much as possible.
Some men even make jokes about this and pretend to sell their “old” wife on Rommelant to make place at home for a new young one! This is maybe funny for men but not for us women! Maybe WE should look out for a place to exchange ugly old men for young healthy and sexy bodies to bring joy in our lives?
If you want to have a look this weekend, hurry up to book Astoria Hotel! We have only a few rooms left!