THE BEST Ghent Boat Rides & Cruises

Boat rides & cruises in ghent.

  • Boat Rentals
  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding
  • Kayaking & Canoeing
  • Speed Boats Tours
  • River Rafting & Tubing
  • Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
  • Waterskiing & Jetskiing
  • Up to 1 hour
  • 1 to 4 hours
  • 4 hours to 1 day
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles & up
  • 3.0 of 5 bubbles & up
  • 2.0 of 5 bubbles & up
  • Graslei and Korenlei
  • Gravensteen
  • St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)
  • Het Belfort van Gent
  • Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis)
  • Het Groot Vleeshuis
  • Saint Nicholas Church
  • St Michael s Church
  • De Bootjes Van Gent - Rederij Dewaele
  • YS Belgium Limousine
  • Buendia Tours
  • Masons' Guild Hall
  • Gent-Watertoerist BVBA
  • Likely to Sell Out
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1. Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent

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2. Guided Boat Trip in Ghent

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3. Guided Tour Ghent

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4. Private tour : Treasures of flanders Ghent and Bruges From Zeebrugge Full day

Keep the fun going with other experiences in the area.

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Guided boat trip and walk

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Unique skyline sailing

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Unforgettable sea trip to the wind farms in the North Sea

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Sunset cruise

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90 Minutes Private Aperitif Boat Ride in Antwerp

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Boat trips in Ghent

The river Lys on a sunny day. There's small boats, guided tour-boats and kayaks present on the water.

These boat companies offer enjoyable trips on Ghent’s gentle waters. Traditional boat trips are held daily. To find out about themed tours, contact one of the boat companies in advance. The captain on board provides a guided tour in several languages. 

The people of Bootjes in Gent and Gent Watertoerist are happy to help you on board with your wheelchair (if there are multiple people with a wheelchair, please let us know beforehand). 

De bootjes van Gent - Rederij Dewaele

Boat trips in Ghent

Gent Watertoerist

Boats at the Graslei

Rederij De Gentenaer

Boat at the Castle of the Counts

Boat in Gent

Boat in Gent - aanlegsteiger

The Ghent water tram: hop-on, hop-off

From 1 April to 1 November Ghent will also feature a water tram service, which makes a circuit around the city. Jump aboard at one of the water stops. It’s free with the CityCard !

Hop on hop off water tram

Hop on hop off water tram

Boat Trips - with skipper

If you want to discover Ghent by boat, you can rent a vessel with skipper. Whether you want a cosy trip for two or a lavish family boat tour, there are rental boats for every type of group. Some boat rentals also offer perks, such as an onboard breakfast or a delicious aperitif.   

Boat4rent Gent

Leiecruises

Boat on the River Lys

Viadagio vzw

Viadagio vzw Gent

Benelux Rederij

Cruise on the meandering Lys

De Gentse Barge

De Gentse Barge

Cruise 4 Two

5 summerly dressed people enjoying a boat trip in a small yacht

De Griffioen

het voordek van een boot op het water tussen het groen

Boat Trips - sail yourself

Don’t feel like joining a shared boat trip and don’t want someone else to take the helm? Rent a vessel without skipper for yourself or your party. Book the boat of your choice in advance and you are sure to have a vessel. You can guide your party through Ghent’s inland waterways yourself or take a trip down the river Lys if you prefer something more laid back.   

Yachtcharter Gent

Leie Yachting

Leie Yachting Gent

Minerva Boat Company

Minerva Boat Company Gent

Kajak en rafting

Want to take a boat trip and flex your muscles at the same time? That is also possible in Ghent. Rent a kayak (two paddles), a canoe (one paddle) or a rafting boat and sail down Ghent’s waterways!  

Kajaks Korenlei

Twee kajaks die onder de Sint-Michielsbrug varen

Rafting & Outdoor Events

Rafting & Outdoor Events Gent

Kuiperskano

kanotocht met 4 personen

Sailing your own boat

Are you coming to Ghent with your own boat? Plan your visit and consult all information about the marinas, shipping routes, etc. in the city here.   

Sail your own boat to Ghent

The river Lys, just outside of the city, with green river banks and several boats moored on each side

THE BEST Ghent Boat Rides & Cruises

Boat rides & cruises in ghent.

  • Stand-Up Paddleboarding
  • Kayaking & Canoeing
  • Speed Boats Tours
  • River Rafting & Tubing
  • Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing
  • Waterskiing & Jetskiing
  • Up to 1 hour
  • 1 to 4 hours
  • 4 hours to 1 day
  • 5.0 of 5 bubbles
  • 4.0 of 5 bubbles & up
  • 3.0 of 5 bubbles & up
  • 2.0 of 5 bubbles & up
  • Graslei and Korenlei
  • Gravensteen
  • St. Bavo's Cathedral (Sint-Baafskathedraal)
  • Het Belfort van Gent
  • Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis)
  • Het Groot Vleeshuis
  • Saint Nicholas Church
  • St Michael s Church
  • De Bootjes Van Gent - Rederij Dewaele
  • YS Belgium Limousine
  • Buendia Tours
  • Masons' Guild Hall
  • Gent-Watertoerist BVBA
  • Likely to Sell Out
  • The ranking of tours, activities, and experiences available on Tripadvisor is determined by several factors including the revenue generated by Tripadvisor from these bookings, the frequency of user clicks, and the volume and quality of customer reviews. Occasionally, newly listed offerings may be prioritized and appear higher in the list. The specific placement of these new listings may vary.

ghent cruise tour

1. Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent

ghent cruise tour

2. Guided Boat Trip in Ghent

ghent cruise tour

3. Private tour : Treasures of flanders Ghent and Bruges From Zeebrugge Full day

ghent cruise tour

4. Guided Tour Ghent

Keep the fun going with other experiences in the area.

ghent cruise tour

Guided boat trip and walk

ghent cruise tour

Unique skyline sailing

ghent cruise tour

Unforgettable sea trip to the wind farms in the North Sea

ghent cruise tour

Sunset cruise

ghent cruise tour

90 Minutes Private Aperitif Boat Ride in Antwerp

What travellers are saying.

LNHOOT

  • Guided boat trip in medieval Ghent
  • Guided Boat Trip in Ghent
  • Half-Day Guided Inflatable Packraft in Ghent
  • BECREACTIVE
  • Boat in Gent
  • Rederij De Gentenaer
  • Kajaks Korenlei
  • Wake Up Cable
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Boat Tours – Ghent

Ghent Boat Trip with Gin & Tonic

Experience Boat Tours in Ghent

Best things to do in Ghent : Belgium’s second city has plenty of enjoyment and attractions to see. The port city is known for its medieval landmarks, museums and cultural festivals. Oh, and the canals. Places of note include Graslei, a district vibrant with historic buildings. Gravensteen, a stunning 10th-century castle and Saint Bavo’s Cathedral in the Romanesque style.

Cultural festivals : Love your music or cultural events? Ghent offers plenty to enjoy. Festivals and feasts of all genres. There’s Jazz in the Park, OdeGand, a music and light show on the water. For classical fans, the Flanders Festival Ghent, and the Film Fest Gent run during October. Plenty there to enjoy!

Top tips when visiting Ghent : Ghent is famed for having plenty of vegetarian and vegan food options. So during your time here, make the most of the many cafes and restaurants available. It’s not just restaurants. The cafes that offer coffee and breakfast are wide-ranging and often stay open till late into the evening.

• If you are a lover of beer, then Ghent is the place to come! It’s said there are around 250 different kinds of beer to try in bars and restaurants. Could take you a long time to get through all those!

• Look out for the noses! Not real ones, candles. Ghent is famous for its purple cone-shaped and jelly-filled candies called cuberdons (noses). You’ll see them in street stalls dotted around town.

• Donderdag Veggiedag is something civil servants and schools do every Thursday. It’s a city-wide promotion of a meat-free day every Thursday. Also, maybe because of this, Ghent is said to have the largest number of vegetarian restaurants per capita.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: dinner and a cruise.

You will find there are several Ghent lunch and dinner cruise options available. Check the individual tour details for the menu and the options available.

Q: Do Ghent Boat Cruises offer free Wi-Fi onboard?

We realise you want to capture those destination hotspots on your tour. Many operators do offer free Wi-Fi on board, but you will need to check with the individual operator.

Q: Do Ghent Boat Cruises run throughout the year?

Yes, but be aware that there is a high season (June to September) and Low Season (November to March). Check the tour details for timings.

Q: Can you give me some alternative tours to your cruise and boat tours?

Ghent is a region full of attractions and experiences to enjoy and immerse in. Check out our Ghent tours by visiting isango.com

Q: What is the duration of the Ghent Boat Tour?

Each tour is different, but in general, they will have a duration between 1 to 2 hours. Make sure to check the specific tour for timings.

Q: What time do Ghent Boat Tours operate?

Boat tours will run at different times of the day, especially if you are booked on a lunch or dinner cruise. Make sure to check the tour details for a full listing of times.

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Region Europe Rivers

Local Time 2024-04-10 23:18

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.

Ghent (aka Gent) is a Scheldt River cruise port and city in Belgium's Flemish Region (West Flanders province). Port Ghent allows access also to the city of  Bruges  - province's capital, largest city and major tourism travel destination. These European river cruise deals are inclusive of the bus travel between Ghent and Bruges. The city's population is around 240,000 (metro around 600,000). ranking it Belgium's 4th most populous.

Port Ghent is accessed by Ghent-Terneuzen Canal, ending near the Dutch port Terneuzen (on Western Scheldt River).

  • Among the most popular events is the 10-day-long "Ghent Festival" (music and theatre themed festival) attended by over 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).
  • Among others, the port houses big companies, such as Honda, Volvo Cars, Volvo Trucks, Volvo Parts, Stora Enso and ArcelorMittal.
  • Ghent University and several research oriented companies (Ablynx, Bayer Cropscience, Cropdesign, Innogenetics) are located in the central and southern part of the city.

As the largest in East-Flanders, Ghent City 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 area.

North Sea Port (Ghent)

In 2017, Port Ghent reported a record year for cargo shipping traffic. For the period January-September 2017, the increased vessel traffic resulted in handled 24,4 million tons of ocean cargo (or 13,4% increase over 2016) and 17,1 million tons of inland waterways cargo (3,4% increase). The combined handled cargo (41,6 million tons) was the ever highest, and an increase of 95 (3,5 million tons) over the same period of 2016.

On December 8, 2017, was signed the merger agreement between Ghent Port Company and Zeeland Seaports.

  • All 8 shareholders of both seaport companies agreed the cross-border merger port to be named "North Sea Port".
  • The new port represents the 60-km (37 ml) long cross-border port area - Flushing, Borsele - Terneuzen (Holland) up to Ghent (Belgium), and covers a total land area of almost 1000 hectares (10 km2 / 3,9 ml2). The merger also resulted in increased efficiency, economy and lack of overlapping activities, which means lower operational costs and savings, as well as cheaper services (rates) for maritime customers.
  • North Sea Port was immediately ranked among Europe's best in numbers of added value (ranked 3rd) and cargo transhipment (ranked 10th). By 2022, the combined port planned to increase the added value by 10%, the ocean shipping traffic up to 70 million tons (as of 2017 - 62 million tons) and the inland shipping traffic up to 60 million tons (in 2017 - 55 million tons). The port's employment was expected to grow from 97,000 to 100,000 jobs (direct and indirect).

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Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry (L) and lead singer Steven Tyler perform in concert.

No need to “Dream On” much longer.

Aerosmith has finally announced the rescheduled dates of their ‘Peace Out’ farewell tour with special guests The Black Crowes and Teddy Swims on select dates.

The 40-concert jaunt will take the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers to arenas all over North America from September 2024 up until February 2025.

Notable shows include stops at Newark, NJ’s Prudential Center on Saturday, Dec. 28 and New York’s Madison Square Garden on Feb. 23, 2025.

Their last gig is scheduled for Feb. 26, 2025 at Buffalo’s KeyBank Center .

This upcoming trek will be the second attempt at rescheduling the tour; Steven Tyler sustained vocal cord damage at a Sept. 9, 2023 concert in Long Island — just three shows into their run — and the band had to postpone indefinitely.

“All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the rescheduled shows,” Aerosmith shared on Instagram .

If you haven’t gotten tickets yet and want to sing along to “Sweet Emotion,” “Walk This Way,” “Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” and so many more hits one last time, tickets can be scooped up for all ‘Peace Out’ concerts as soon as today.

Although inventory isn’t available on Ticketmaster until Friday, April 12, fans who want to ensure they have tickets ahead of time can purchase on sites like Vivid Seats before tickets are officially on sale.

Vivid Seats is a secondary market ticketing platform, and prices may be higher or lower than face value, depending on demand.

They have a 100% buyer guarantee that states your transaction will be safe and secure and will be delivered before the event.

Aerosmith tickets 2024-25

A complete calendar including all rescheduled ‘Peace Out’ tour dates, venues, and links to buy tickets can be found below.

Aerosmith band members

The original Aerosmtih lineup won’t be fully intact on this run of concerts.

Yes, lead singer Steven Tyler, guitarist Joe Perry, bassist Tom Hamilton and rhythm guitarist Brad Whitford are slated to perform at all shows.

However, drummer Joey Kramer will be sitting this run of shows out to “focus his attention on his family and health” according to  AP News .

Kramer, 72, will be replaced by John Douglas who has drummed with the band since 2019.

Aerosmith set list

Aerosmith got three shows deep into their ‘Peace Out’ Farewell Tour before postponing.

For a closer look, here’s what they played at a recent live show courtesy of  Set List FM :

01.) “Back in the Saddle” 02.) “Same Old Song and Dance” 03.) “Rag Doll” 04.) “Livin’ on the Edge” 05.) “Janie’s Got a Gun” 06.) “No More No More” 07.) “Cryin’” 08.) “Adam’s Apple” 09.) “Hangman Jury” 10.) “Seasons of Wither” 11.) “Movin’ Out” 12.) “Love in an Elevator” 13.) “Stop Messin’ Around” (Fleetwood Mac cover) 14.) “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” 15.) “Rats in the Cellar” 16.) “Sweet Emotion” 17.) “Toys in the Attic”

18.) “Dream On” 19.) “Walk This Way”

The Black Crowes

On all dates except their opener when they’ll perform with Teddy Swims, Aerosmith will be joined by  The Black Crowes aka Rolling Stone’s “best new band of 1990.”

The band, known for mega hits “Hard To Handle” and “She Talks To Angels,” is also conducting a solo tour of their own this year including a show at New York’s Radio City Music Hall on April 27.

If you want to see them live, click here to see The Black Crowes’ complete 2024 tour calendar.

Steven Tyler controversy

In 1973, the 25-year-old Tyler was given guardianship of 16-year-old Julia Holcomb so the two could live together.

After a tumultuous three-year relationship, the two broke up.

Nearly 50 years later, Holcomb — who now goes by Julia Misley — filed a lawsuit in December 2022. In the suit, she claimed Tyler sexually assaulted her, forced her to abort their child, and convinced her to drink and take drugs after he promised to serve as her guardian.

In the trial, Tyler alleged the relationship was consensual and had immunity because of his guardian status.

Legal experts have since said “caregiver immunity” does not exist if you sexually abuse the person you’ve taken in.

“The lawsuit came in the final days of California’s Child Victims Act, which temporarily lifted the statute of limitations for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to come forward with their allegations,” Consequence of Sound reported.

Jeanne Bellino, another minor that was sexually abused by Tyler in the 1970s, also filed a lawsuit against him; US District Judge Lewis Kaplan threw the case out this February because she “had waited too long to sue Tyler under a New York City law protecting victims of gender-motivated violence,” Reuters wrote.

“(Kaplan) said Bellino did not qualify for a two-year window to pursue claims that would otherwise extend beyond statutes of limitations, because she did not allege that Tyler’s conduct posed a “serious risk of physical injury.”

Classic rockers on tour in 2024

Many of the biggest acts that defined the sound of the ’70s and ’80s are back on the road this year for another spin.

Here are just five of our favorite classic rockers you won’t want to miss live these next few months.

•  Rolling Stones

•  Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

•  Neil Young

•  Bob Dylan with Willie Nelson and Robert Plant

•  Electric Light Orchestra

Need more classic rock in your life? Check out our list of the  52 biggest classic rockers on tour in 2024 to find the show for you.

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Eight passengers stranded on African island after Norwegian cruise ship left without them

A dream cruise vacation has turned into a nightmare for eight passengers left stranded on the African island of São Tomé and Príncipe after their ship left without them because they were late to return from a private tour.

The tourists — six from the U.S. and two from Australia — were aboard the Norwegian Dawn, a Norwegian cruise line ship , which departed from Cape Town, South Africa, on March 20 for a 21-day voyage up the coast of Africa set to end in Barcelona, Spain, on April 10.

But on Wednesday, the group of eight tourists was late to return to the ship by more than an hour for the all-aboard time of 3 p.m. from a private excursion on the island, which was not organized by the cruise line.

Jay and Jill Campbell of South Carolina were part of the group that was left behind.

They said that their tour’s operator notified the cruise captain that they were going to be late to rejoin the ship and that the local Coast Guard tried to get them on the vessel but that they weren’t allowed to board.

As a result, the couple and the rest of the group have been stranded for days on the island off Nigeria, grappling with language, currency issues and complicated travel to catch up with the ship.

“The lovely people of São Tomé were very gracious, very hospitable. They had reached out as much as they could to help us find hotels,” Jay Campbell said on NBC's "TODAY" show Tuesday morning.

“We were able to get to a tour agency there to arrange flights to the next port of call. ... Very difficult process — you’re dealing with multiple languages, language barriers, you’re dealing with different currencies ... finding someone that even has dollars ... trying to get an agent to understand where we need to get to.

"It’s one of those ‘You can’t get there from here,’" he added.

A Norwegian spokesperson called the incident a “very unfortunate situation” and said, “Guests are responsible for ensuring they return to the ship at the published time.”

The cruise line said that after the guests failed to return, their passports were delivered to local port agents, in line with protocol. The company said it was working with local authorities to understand “the requirements and visas needed for the guests to reboard the ship at the next available port of call.”

On Monday, the guests had made arrangements to rejoin the ship in Banjul, Gambia, but the ship was unable to safely dock there because of “adverse weather conditions” and “tidal restrictions,” Norwegian said. The guests were then contacted and provided with information to rejoin the ship at Dakar, Senegal, on Tuesday. 

Jill Campbell said they traveled through seven countries in 48 hours to arrive in Senegal on Monday night.

But the couple was reconsidering whether they even wanted to return to the cruise.

"We are considering whether or not we are going to board the ship. It is in dock here in Senegal," she said. "We believe there was a basic duty of care that they had forgotten about, so it does concern us."

"After what we witnessed, we truly believe that although there’s a set of rules or policies that the ship may have followed, they followed those rules too rigidly. I believe that they really forgot that they are people working in the hospitality industry and really the safety and well-being of the customers should be their first priority," she added.

Ultimately, the eight passengers did rejoin the cruise before 8:30 a.m. ET Tuesday in Dakar, Senegal, Norwegian told NBC News in an e-mail Tuesday evening, after this story originally published.

Norwegian said the passengers were responsible for making their own travel arrangements to rejoin the ship.

"Despite the series of unfortunate events outside of our control, we will be reimbursing these eight guests for their travel costs from Banjur, Gambia to Dakar, Senegal," a cruise line spokesperson said in a statement. "We remain in communication with the guests and are providing additional information as it becomes available."

A silver lining of the catastrophe was that the Campbells were able to connect with another Norwegian Dawn passenger — Julia Lenkoff, 80 — who was also left on the island, but for a medical reason.

Lenkoff was on a different day tour Wednesday. She had "medically disembarked" from the cruise to seek local treatment on that day, Norwegian said.

Norwegian said that its care team tried to call Lenkoff several times and was unable to reach her and that it worked with its port agent in São Tomé and Príncipe for updates on her health.

The Campbells met Lenkoff and were able to put her in contact with her family in California, who flew her home — a move Lenkoff's daughter said "saved her life."

"She's a world traveler. She travels all the time. So this was going to be one of her bucket list trips, because she's been to 120 countries so far, and she wanted to get to 130," her daughter, Lana Lenkoff Geis, said in an interview that aired Tuesday on "TODAY."

Norwegian said Lenkoff was escorted on a flight to Lisbon, Portugal, then put in the care of airport staff members to continue her journey back to the U.S., where she has safely returned.

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8 Norwegian Cruise Passengers Stranded on African Island Catch Up to Ship After Traversing 7 Countries

The group of stranded American and Australian passengers included four elderly people, one with a heart condition and a pregnant woman

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  • Nine Norwegian Cruise Line passengers were reportedly left behind on the African island of São Tomé and Príncipe on March 27 
  • The group was on a guided excursion that got delayed, leading them to miss the ship’s "all aboard" call 
  • A statement from Norwegian Cruise Lines noted that all guests are responsible for returning to the docked ship at the designated call time 
  • Eight people were able to catch up to the ship on Tuesday morning after reportedly traversing seven countries.
  • One, who had fallen ill before the incident, has safely returned to the U.S.

Multiple passengers were stranded on an island in Africa after their Norwegian Cruise Line ship reportedly left them behind. After several days of uncertainty and a trek across seven countries, they're now back on board the vessel.

On Wednesday, March 27, South Carolina couple Jill and Jay Campbell were enjoying a guided tour on the island of São Tomé and Príncipe located off the continent's western coast, ABC15 News reported at the time. The pair was with six other American and Australian passengers when they realized they wouldn’t make it back to the ship on time due to their tour taking longer than planned.

Though the tour operator contacted the cruise ship’s captain to inform them of the delay, the captain refused to let them back on the still-anchored ship when they arrived at the port because it was after the "all aboard" call, per the outlet. 

The São Tomé and Príncipe Coast Guard allegedly then took them by boat directly to the ship where the captain again did not permit them to board. 

The group later encountered another stranded passenger, an 80-year-old woman, who was hospitalized on the island after a cruise line tour, the outlet stated. The woman reportedly experienced memory and vision loss due to a medical emergency. 

In addition to the ill passenger, the group also includes one person who is pregnant, one with a heart condition and four elderly travelers. 

The majority of the group left their medications and credit cards on the ship except for the Campbells, who have reportedly paid over $5,000 for food, accommodations, and other necessities for their fellow passengers. 

On Sunday, the U.S. Embassy in Angola allegedly arranged for the group to fly to the West African country of Gambia, the ship's next planned port of call, so they could reboard. 

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Unfortunately, the group discovered the cruise ship wasn’t docked at the port in Gambia as planned because it had to spend another day at sea due to low tides. ABC News 4 reports the passengers spent fifteen hours traveling through six countries to make it to the port on Sunday. 

“We have to cross the ferry to get into Senegal,” Campbell told the outlet on Monday, marking their seventh country. “We just learned from the gentleman that the ferry hadn’t been working, but he said no problem, if the ferry is not working we will get another little boat and then pick up a car on the other side. And then once we get on the other side of Senegal, it’s another four-hour drive.” 

In a statement to PEOPLE, Norwegian Cruise Line said, “On the afternoon of March 27, 2024, while the ship was in São Tomé and Príncipe, an African island nation, eight guests who were on the island on a private tour not organized through us missed the last tender back to the vessel, therefore not meeting the all aboard time of 3 p.m. local time."

The statement continued, “While this is a very unfortunate situation, guests are responsible for ensuring they return to the ship at the published time, which is communicated broadly over the ship’s intercom, in the daily print communication and posted just before exiting the vessel.”

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The cruise line added that guests are “responsible for any necessary travel arrangements” to meet the ship at the next port and that they had each of their passports “delivered to the local port agents to retrieve” when they missed their all aboard call.

The group was finally able to catch up to the vessel. They reached Dakar, Senegal, its next port, on Monday night, PEOPLE confirmed.

After what they'd been through, Jill told NBC News in a story published on Tuesday, "We are considering whether or not we are going to board the ship. We believe there was a basic duty of care that they had forgotten about, so it does concern us." While she allowed that Norwegian technically followed protocol, she says, "I believe that they really forgot that they are people working in the hospitality industry and really the safety and well-being of the customers should be their first priority."

On Tuesday morning, the eight passengers, less the person who had fallen ill and later safely returned home to the United States, chose to board the cruise. Norwegian confirmed the news to PEOPLE in a statement.

"Despite the series of unfortunate events outside of our control, we will be reimbursing these eight guests for their travel costs from Banjur, Gambia to Dakar, Senegal. We remain in communication with the guests and are providing additional information as it becomes available,"

The Norwegian Dawn departed from Cape Town, South Africa, on March 20 for a 21-day trip that will end in Barcelona on April 10.

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Saints announce 2025 Saints Legends Fan Cruise

H ere's a new one. On Monday, the New Orleans Saints announced their partnership with Seaside Events to launch the Saints Legends Fan Cruise in April 2025, which you can read more about here . The seven-night cruise on the  Norwegian Getaway will tour the Western Caribbean with stops in Mexico, Belize, and Honduras.

What's unique is that this gives diehard Saints fans the opportunity to interact with some of their favorite players at meet and greets, group dinners, panel discussions, and autograph sessions, among other events. Additionally, the first 50 cabin bookings will receive seats at the Suite or Club level for a 2024/2025 Saints home game.

Saints owner Gayle Benson announced the cruise in a statement from the team: "We are thrilled to join forces with Seaside Events for this exciting venture, offering Saints fans an exclusive opportunity to interact with our Legends in a vibrant and exclusive atmosphere, fostering memories that will endure for a lifetime."

So who will be in attendance? Pro Football Hall of Famer Rickey Jackson has already committed for the cruise, and so has fan favorites like Pat Swilling, Michael Lewis, Joe Horn, and Fred McAfee, and many other former Saints players. There aren't many other events like this one, so be sure to check it out.

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Already planning to see the next solar eclipse in 2026? What travelers need to know.

Umbraphiles feeling the post-eclipse blues should start checking the expiration date on their passports.

The next total solar eclipse is set to happen on Aug. 12, 2026, over Greenland, Iceland, Spain, Russia and a small part of Portugal, according to NASA . 

In North America, only a partial eclipse will be visible, so if April’s event made you an eclipse chaser and you want to see totality, you’ll need to head overseas.

Here’s what you’ll need to know before packing your bags:

Do you need a passport or visa for the best destination?

The path of totality for the 2026 eclipse mostly goes through places Americans can travel visa-free with their passport, so long as they’re planning to stay for less than 90 days.

Spain, Portugal, Iceland and Greenland all allow visa-free tourist travel for U.S. passport holders.

Spain, Portugal and Iceland are also members of the Schengen Area, which allows for visa-free travel in much of Europe, meaning if you decide to make a multi-country trip out of your eclipse adventure, you won’t need to clear customs if you’re coming from much of the rest of Europe, either.

One major change for travelers to Europe from the U.S., however, is that electronic preauthorization will become a requirement beginning in mid-2025. The European Travel Information and Authorization System (ETIAS) requirement will apply to all four open countries in the path of totality. 

Depending on the state of the Ukraine war, travel to Russia may or may not be an option for most Americans by 2026, so it’s unclear what the paperwork requirements will be by then.

Is it better to see it from the beach?

Beaches can be a great place to see the eclipse because there are few natural obstacles blocking observers’ views of the sky. The 2026 path of totality passes over beaches on Spain’s northern and southeastern coasts, as well as over islands in the Mediterranean Sea including Mallorca, Menorca and Ibiza. The eclipse will also pass over coastal areas in Greenland and Iceland, according to the National Solar Observatory . 

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Will there be eclipse cruises or flights?

Almost certainly, although most operators have not announced specific plans yet. 

Cruise lines will also offer more viewing opportunities. Princess Cruises “has created a bespoke itinerary aboard Sky Princess to position the ship near Spain on that date,” according to a spokesperson for the line. The cruise will open for bookings on Princess’s website on May 23.

Cunard Line has sailings on its Queen Mary 2 , Queen Victoria and Queen Anne vessels that will put passengers in prime spots to watch .

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Holland America Line is also planning multiple sailings around the event, though details are still to be announced. “Guests have reacted positively to our 2024 eclipse cruises and with the next full eclipse in 2026 we plan to have three sailings in Europe that will align with the path of the eclipse,” Paul Grigsby, the line's vice president of Deployment & Itinerary Planning, previously told USA TODAY in an email.

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