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3rd February 2020
4 Ways Fred. Olsen Brings Its Service To The Rivers
Even if you are yet to set foot on board Brabant, you will instantly know what to expect if you have sailed with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in the past.

If you don’t already know, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines branched out from ocean cruising in 2018 to launch their own dedicated river cruise line. Bringing ‘Brabant’ to the rivers of Europe, the Norwegian-owned company began offering itineraries along the Danube, Rhine, Main, Moselle and Dutch Waterways.

Even if you are yet to set foot on board Brabant, you will instantly know what to expect if you have sailed with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines in the past. They have effortlessly replicated their celebrated service on these classic inland waterways in a number of different ways…

British Environment

Brabant Food

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has always been very good at catering for the British market. They sail from local ports, everyone speaks English and the atmosphere on board is one that offers a nod to classic British sailing.

The same can be expected on board Brabant – except for the part about sailing from local ports (it would be a bumpy ride from Britain to the Danube in a river ship). English is widely spoken on board, all payments are taken in Sterling and British favourites are served in the dining areas.

Smaller Ships


The strapline for Fred. Olen Cruise Lines is ‘Bringing the world closer’, something which is made possible by the smaller, friendlier ships they have in their fleet. The same can be said for Brabant, which also follows the mantra that bigger doesn’t always mean better.

With a maximum capacity of just 156 guests, you will have plenty of space on board to relax. The smaller size of the vessel also means that she can dock in some of the harder-to-reach ports that others can’t, effortlessly sailing along size-restricted sections of the river.

Low-Key, Relaxing Affair

Relaxing Brabant

If you have ever sailed with Fred. Olsen, you will know that their ships boast no frills or fast-paced thrills. Instead, there is more of a focus on relaxing, enjoying time with fellow passengers, eating delicious food and getting the most from your time in each destination.

This is similarly the case on board their river ship. Whilst some vessels have swimming pools, multiple lounges and a long list on onboard activities, Fred. Olsen River Cruises forgoes this in favour of more space, five-course dinners and a comfortable environment that promotes an easy-going way of life.

Friendly Crew

Brabant Crew

Although never imposing, the crew on a Fred. Olsen cruise always has an impact on your holiday, enhancing those little moments to ensure you enjoy a memorable trip. Their smiling faces are always there to greet you and they do everything they can to help your cruise run smoothly.

With the small nature of a river ship, this is even more apparent. The crew behind the bar will remember your face (and drinks order), your cabin steward will always have time to answer your questions and the staff that guide you ashore will offer interesting insight.

If you would like to know more about a Fred. Olsen River Cruise or you want to book a cruise on board Brabant, call us today on 0800 035 0701.

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