Fred. Olsen River Cruises

Experience the very best of Europe with Fred. Olsen's brand new programme of river boat cruising.

Sail the breathtaking Danube; savour the highlights of the heart of Europe on a journey through the spellbinding Moselle, Rhine and Main valleys; enjoy a taster cruise to Amsterdam when the tulips are in full flourish; and much more.

From the comfort of Brabant, mesmerising sights will unfold before your eyes; from picturesque countryside and historic castles, to terraced vineyards and charming towns.

On each enticing Fred. Olsen sailing you'll find friendly service and a welcoming atmosphere on a boat carrying only 156 guests. There's a host of new waterways to discover, all to be enjoyed with the reassurance of Fred. Olsen's knowledge and rich sailing heritage.

Fred. Olsen River Cruises' Ships

More about Fred. Olsen River Cruises

Brabant's classic design is a little smaller than many river ships, completely in line with Fred. Olsen's approach to cruising. Like our ocean-going fleet, this smaller-scaled river ship retains the style, ambiance and understated quality of a country house hotel. 

30 Cruises · 1 Ships

Cruise Regions

  • Danube
  • Dutch Waterways
  • Main
  • Moselle
  • Rhine

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Reasons to Book

With around 150 fellow guests on board, Brabant is personal and intimate. Regular ocean cruise ship staples such as swimming pools, a full programme of activities and multiple lounges make way for a comfortable ambiance, complemented by relaxed and roomy public areas. Casual entertainment each evening, leisurely drinks and conversation with new-found friends is the norm. It's an understated approach, tailored to sophisticated British tastes. This includes only English being spoken on board - avoiding the need for announcements in multiple languages - and varied, interesting menus which are complemented by familiar favourites, from Marmite to a full English breakfast.

Each day on a Fred. Olsen River Cruise presents new adventures. There is daytime scenic cruising so guests can enjoy the views from the open deck, in the lounges, or from the panoramic windows of their room if a Juliette Balcony Room or Suite is booked. Brabant's size advantage really comes into its own while cruising the Moselle River, being small enough to navigate narrow areas all the way down to Luxembourg. Brabant will moor as close as is operationally possible to the heart of each destination, whether a city, town or village. As is standard for river ships, you may have to walk through or over other vessels to get ashore. 

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