Fred. Olsen will be operating its new river cruise programme - including the Danube, Rhine, Main and Moselle – on a total of 30 departures in 2018, on durations ranging from five to 25 nights. Shore excursions will be chargeable.
Built in 2006, 110mtr-long Brabant sports four decks and fewer than 80 rooms and suites, staffed by 40 crew members.
Brabant’s classic design is smaller than many river cruise vessels and in keeping with Fred. Olsen’s ocean-going fleet, this smaller-scaled vessel has the style, atmosphere and elegance of a country house hotel, notes the UK-based company.
The name Brabant harks back to Fred. Olsen’s historic passenger ship of the same name from the 1920s.
Justin Stanton, sales and marketing director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: ‘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.’
Brabant’s itineraries for 2018 include: Düsseldorf to Amsterdam; Düsseldorf to Nuremberg; Nuremberg to Budapest; Budapest to Hirsova (Bucharest); Düsseldorf to Basel; and Hirsova to Düsseldorf.
All holidays featured in the new ‘River Cruising by Fred. Olsen’ brochure 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.