From this Belgian port there’s an overwhelming amount of things to see and do ashore. The ship docks in the industrial port. You do need to take the shuttle to the ports main gates or you can take the shuttle to Blankenberge station. The trains in Belgium are cheap and reliable, a good alternative to cruise excursions.
If you want to stay in port then there is a tram that goes from just outside the port along the seaside, it isn’t a hop on or off but you can go to Blankenberge for the day or even onto Ostend.
By Peter Dagnall