All you need to know about Fred. Olsen River Cruises

20 Feb 2018

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is venturing into the river cruise market, launching it’s first river ship Brabant in April 2018. The intimate 150-guest vessel will sail along some of Europe’s most stunning waterways, including the Rhine, Moselle, and Danube.

Step aboard Brabant, a comfortable and charming river ship, offering the same warm and friendly service that can be found aboard Fred. Olsen’s fleet of four ocean ships. If you love cruising with Fred. Olsen, then a cruise aboard Brabant will be the perfect choice for taking your first ever river cruise.

With so much time spent in port, a focus on delving deeper into the fabulous destinations, and strict restrictions on the size of river ships, you won’t find glitzy public spaces or cruise ship staples, such as a swimming pool or theatre. Instead, you’ll enjoy the stylish and spacious Panorama Lounge bar with stunning views of the scenic river banks. In the evening, grab a drink and sit down to enjoy live entertainment from the resident musicians. Relax in the Amadeus Club. Offering river views from the back of the ship, take a seat and play cards, solve a puzzle, or lose yourself in a good book. Spectacular views are guaranteed up on the Sun Deck. Enjoy a drink from the Lido Bar, and sit in one of the deck chairs as you sail past picturesque villages and rolling hills.

Indulge in the excellent cuisine on offer in the Panorama Restaurant. In the morning, tuck into a delicious buffet breakfast, before heading ashore. Feel free to pop back for a wonderful lunch, before continuing your exploration later that afternoon. For those with a sweet tooth, or those simply wanting a refreshing break from exploring ashore, enjoy an exquisite afternoon tea. The main highlight is the a la carte evening meal. Enjoy a five-course fine dining experience, with a host of classic favourites and tempting regional dishes based on the destinations during your river cruise.

After all that delicious food, you may feel like burning some of those calories. Take a work out in the Fitness Centre, or why not use one of the complimentary bikes and go for a cycle ashore. For the ultimate rejuvenating experience, enjoy a soothing massage in the Vital Club, or get your hair styled in the hair salon.

Onboard Brabant, you’ll stay in bright and surprisingly spacious accommodation, all offering wonderful outside views. In the Standard Rooms on Haydn Deck 1, there’s plenty of room to relax, with comfortable beds, an en-suite bathroom, and a picture window. The spacious Juliette Balcony Rooms on Strauss Deck 2 and Mozart Deck 3 offer a generous amount of room for an enjoyable river cruise experience. These rooms also include floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, and plenty of wardrobe space. There are just two Juliette Suites on board Brabant. Both are beautifully furnished and have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. There is a large comfortable seating area, and the en-suite bathroom features a bathtub.

As you can see, a river cruise aboard Fred. Olsen’s charming Brabant offers a relaxing experience, visiting the most beautiful towns in Europe. To see Fred. Olsen’s range of inspiring itineraries, view our river brochure, or discover the latest sailings, availability and prices, call us on 0800 368 9055.