Relax on the ship’s Sun Deck, taking in the passing scenery, and perhaps take a dip in the plunge pool or enjoy a game of shuffleboard.

Inside, the Panorama Restaurant, with its huge windows, serves buffet breakfast and lunch, and waiter-served four-course dinners. A selection of wine, beer and soft drinks are included to accompany your lunch and evening meal and throughout the rest of the day your cruise is all inclusive. The Panorama Bar and Lounge, which also has an outdoor terrace, is another great space on board where you can relax and enjoy the views.

All suites and cabins on the Mozart and Strauss decks have French balconies, others have small picture windows. All cabins are equipped with tea and coffee-making facilities, adjustable air-conditioning, television, telephone, safe, wardrobe and hairdryer.

Suites include a step-in bath with shower/WC and are located on the Mozart Deck, twin cabins include a shower/WC. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the ship.

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Main Info
  • Children Allowed
  • Nursery -
  • Smoking Some
  • Style Classic
  • Decks3
  • Cabins-
  • Size Boutique
  • Ship Type River
  • Wheelchair Cabins-
  • Crew Members20
  • Launch Year1998
  • Currency-
Accessibility and Support

If you have any mobility restrictions, disabilities or medical needs, you'll find the information you need here. It's important to check the suitability of any holiday before you book. Our Travel Advisors will be happy to discuss this with you.

Whether you book online or via our sales team, we will ask you if you have any need for assistance at the time of booking. It's best to let us know then if you have any special requirements. To take full advantage of the assistance available, you need to pre-book no less than 48 hours before departure unless specified otherwise.

If you've already booked and now need to notify us of any special requirements please contact our Customer Care team free on 0800 373 034.

River cruises and small ships

It is important to be aware that most river vessels and small ships do not have lifts and the stairs between decks can often be steep.

Some excursions involve a fair amount of walking, sometimes over uneven surfaces.

Please also note that on river cruises and small ships it's common for two or more ships to moor alongside each other at a berth, and on these occasions you'll need to walk through the other vessels when embarking or disembarking. We are not able to confirm in advance when this will be the case.

If you have a disability or reduced mobility and are considering a river cruise or a small ship cruise, please contact one of our advisors on 0800 300 400 to discuss the suitability before booking.


Excursions will vary in terms of how active they are. They can range from panoramic tours where the majority of sightseeing will take place from your vehicle, to strenuous activities covering uneven terrain and walking distances of over a mile.

We'll send you a detailed itinerary for your holiday at least eight weeks before departure with information regarding excursions. If you're in any doubt as to the suitability of the excursions, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss these with you.

If you require a wheelchair or scooter to take part in an excursion, this will need to be collapsible so it can be safely stored in the coach. You'll also need to be able to fold or dismantle your wheelchair or scooter yourself and lift it into the coach's luggage hold, or be accompanied by a travelling companion who can do this for you.

While we always try to use the most comfortable, well-equipped vehicles for our excursions, we are often limited by what's available in a particular destination. So regrettably, if you're unable to manage the steps on to a coach or other vehicle, you will not be able to join the excursion. This is due to the variety of vehicles used dependent on destination. In addition, as the vehicles used for excursions differ from place to place, there may be restrictions as to what mobility aids can be carried.

Dietary Requirements

Fine dining is an integral part of the cruising experience and we can cater for most dietary needs as long as you let us know in advance. You can make us aware of your requirements at the time of booking or if you have already booked, please contact us.

Dress Code

A big part of the cruising experience is what to wear and we know how important it is for many of our guests. During the day we advise casual wear, with the evening dress code starting from 6pm.

Ladies generally choose to wear a smart dress or an elegant blouse or top with trousers or skirt. Gentlemen can wear a smart open neck shirt and trousers. A jacket is optional, and we would ask that polo shirts, t-shirts, shorts and denim are kept for casual wear during the day.

You are welcome to dress up for the welcome drinks reception and Captain’s dinner.

Age Restrictions

Our river cruises are exclusively for over-50s. You can travel with a companion who is over 40 though.


Yes. All our ships have free Wi-Fi. Although it can sometimes be a bit patchy because of the nature of river cruising.

Deck Plans
Upper Deck

  • Reception
  • Observation Lounge
  • Shop
  • Bar
  • Category A Cabins
  • Category B Cabins
  • Category ES Cabins

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Main Deck

  • Restaurant 
  • Category C Cabins
  • Category D Cabins
  • Category GS Cabins

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The cosy quarters of the Johannes Brahms have a timeless decor, with soothing earthy tones in the lounge and restaurant. You'll find a bar in the lounge, perfect for a sundowner after a day trip or nightcap to round off your evening. Relax in a chair on the sun deck – the perfect spot to watch the ever-changing landscape as you sail along.


Your cabin aboard the Johannes Brahms has a large window – all are well above the waterline – affording better views of the river. Cabins are compact but comfortable and have an en suite with shower, wc, safe, hairdryer, television, mini-fridge and individually controlled air conditioning. Each also has a small desk and two chairs.


The bar can be located on the Upper Deck.