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Fred Olsen Cruise Lines takes to the rivers of Europe with Brabant in 2018

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is taking to the rivers of Europe in 2018.

From 5 April to 3 November, the 156-guest river boat, Brabant, will cruise some of Europe’s most beautiful rivers, including the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle, on a total of 30 departures ranging from five to 25 nights.

Brabant of Fred Olsen
The 156-guest Brabant will sail on some of Europe’s most beautiful rivers

Guests can choose to sail the breath-taking Danube, taking in the major cities and wildlife-rich Danube Delta; savour the highlights of the heart of Europe, along the twists and turns of the Moselle, Rhine and Main valleys; or enjoy a “taster” cruise to Amsterdam, when the tulips are in full bloom.

Fred Olsen has also incorporated a large amount of scenic cruising in daylight hours into its new river cruise itineraries, allowing guests to make the most of the spectacular scenery at the best time of the day.

Says Justin Stanton, sales and marketing director: “We specialise in creating a ‘home-from-home’ atmosphere on our ocean cruises, and we are proud to be bringing our many decades of expertise and rich sailing heritage to the river cruise market for the very first time. In fact, the name Brabant harks back to Fred. Olsen’s historic passenger ship of the same name from the 1920s.

“We firmly believe we have crafted the perfect formula to ensure that our new river cruise guests are able to get the most out of their holiday.”

River cruise itineraries include: Düsseldorf to Amsterdam; Düsseldorf to Nuremberg; Nuremberg to Budapest; Budapest to Hirsova (Bucharest); Düsseldorf to Basel; and Hirsova to Düsseldorf.

Built in 2006, 110-metre-long Brabant is a stylish and comfortable river cruise boat with bright and spacious public areas, well-equipped bedrooms and ample deck space from which to enjoy the superb views. It has just four decks and fewer than 80 rooms and suites, staffed by 40 crew members.

All holidays featured in the new River Cruising by Fred. Olsen programme are based on fly-cruises, and include return flights from / to a London airport and transfers to / from the boat. Cruise-only options are also available.

Posted on 1st October 2017 at 11:24 am in Cruise News | Cruise Lines | Fred Olsen |

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