Europe's Scenic Rivers
FRC-408616/384413 Rhine/Danube
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Day 1
Dusseldorf, Germany

Embark the vessel from 10 am and get settled into your cabin. This vening enjoy a specially prepared Welcome Dinner and get to know your fellow passengers.

The vessel departs Dusseldorf at 11pm for cologne.

Day 2
Cologne, Germany

Explore Cologne with our 'City Walk of Cologne' excursion and visit the world famous Cathedral.

Day 3
Cochem, Germany - Koblenz, Germany

After arriving into Cochem this morning, you can disembark the vessel for an excursion the the Reichsburg with a City walk & wine-tasting. We will depart Cochem this afteroon, enabling you to enjoy some scenic cruising through the Lower Moselle Valley.

The vessel will arrive into Koblenz at 8pm this evening where it will stay overnight.

Day 4
Koblenz, Germany

This morning you can take an optional City Walk excursion of Koblenz and explore the imposing fortress of Castle Ehrenbreitstein. The vessek will depart Koblenz this afternoon, as we take in the sights of the UNESCO Heritage Middle Rhine Valley with some scenic cruising.



Day 5
Miltenberg, Germany

Before we arrive into Miltenberg this afternoon you will have the opportunity to view Seligenstadt & Aschaffenburg as we sail past.

This afternoon, take a city walk of Miltenberg.

Day 6
Wurzburg, Germany

This monring you can relax and enjoy some scenic cruising as we traverse the Middle Main Quadrangle before arriving into Wurzburg this afteroon.

This afternoon's excursion consists of a Residence by bus & wine tasting.

Day 7
Bamberg, Germany

This morning will be spent cruising past small towns and the Hassberge mountains.

After arriving into Bamberg this afternoon you can disembark the ship and explore the city as your leisure or take part in our optional CityTour of Bamberg excursion.

Day 8
Nuremberg, Germany

We arrive into Nuremburg early this morning. After breakfast, guests staying on board can take part in a city tour by bus and visit the Dokumentation Center Museum.

Those leaving the river cruise here will disembark after breakfast.

Day 9
Regensburg, Germany

After lunch, you can choose to talk a city walk through Regensburg excusrion or visit the lavish Palace of Thurn und Taxis.

The vessel will leave Regensburg this evening and sail over night to Passau.

Day 10
Passau, Germany - Linz, Austria

This morning you can choose to take a city walk of Passau before rejoing the vessel for some scenic cruising through Schlögener Schlinge as we sail on to Linz.

Alternatively you can choose to take a full day excursion to Salzburg or Czesky Krumlov and rejoin the vessel via transfer to Linz.

This afternoon there is an optional 'City Walk' tour of Linz available.

Day 11
Melk, Austria - Durnstein, Austria

We arrive into Melk early this morning, where you can disembark straight after breakfast for an excursion to Melk Abbey.

Back on board, as you enjoy lunch in the restaurant, you can view the scenic Wachau Valley with its wine towns and terraces, as we sail from Melk to Durnstein.

Once we arrive into Durnstein this afternoon you can take an option shore excursion of a city walk of Durnstein with a wine tasting.

Day 12
Vienna, Austria

We arrive overnight into the capital of Vienna. This morning why not take a tour of Austria's most famous city, and discover the history and culture shaped by residents such as Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud.

This afternoon our shore excursion is a visit to the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace.

This evening you have the opportunity to experience a concert at Kursalon in Vienna city centre.

Day 13
Bratislava, Slovakia

We sail into the Slovak capital of Bratislava this morning, where you can take part in a city tour. This afternoon there is also an optional excursion to the The Imperial Festival Castle Hof.

Day 14
Budapest, Hungary

After sailing overnight from Braitslava, this morning we cruise into heart of Hunagry and the capital of Budapest. Here you can take a morning city tour and discover the numerous contemporary galleries and museums reflecting the artistic history of Hungary.

This evening enjoy a special Folklore Show & Illumination Cruise.

The vessel will stay in Budapest overnight.

Day 17
Kalocsa, Hungary - Mohacs, Hungary

Today we sail into the town of Kalocsa, where guests can take part in a Puszta Tour.

This afternoon we continue sailing along the Danube River into the town of Mohacs, including passing through border control.


Day 18
Belgrade, Serbia

Once we arrive into Belgrade you can take a morning city tour of the Serbian capital.

This afternoon you will have the opportunity to take an excursion to the town in Topola for the afternoon.

This evening enjoy a Skardalija & Folklore event.

Day 19
Belgrade, Serbia - Iron Gate, Romania

We leave Belgrade in the early hours of the morning for a full day of scenic sailing to Vidin.

Enjoy the sights as we pass the Cataracts & Gorges of Iron Gate and Barrage.

Day 20
Vidin, Bulgaria

We arrive into the Bulgarian port town of Vidin in the early hours of the morning. After breakfast, guests can choose to take excursion to the town of Belogradschik.

This afternoon you can take a tour of Vidin and visit the fortress of Baba Vida, the town's most famous landmark and one of the oldest and best-preserved castles in southeastern Europe.

Day 21
Russe, Bulgaria

Arriving into Russe this morning you will have the choice of shore excursion. You can either take a city tour of Rousse including a visit to the Ivanovo cave monastery OR take a full day excursion to Veliko Tarnowo Or Fulday including Lunch and a visit to the village of Arbanassi.

Day 22
Russe, Bulgaria - Giurgiu, Romania - Oltenitza, Romania

Today passengers can choose to disembark the vessel this morning for a full day excursion to Bucharest, or stay on board to enjoy morning scenery of the lower Danube flood plains, forests and islands as we sail from Rousse to Giurgiu and then onto Oltenita.

Day 23
Danube Delta, Romania - St Gheorghe, Romania

This morning we cruise through the Danube Delta and out into the Black Sea where the vessel will turnaround for our journey onto St. Gheorghe.

At the danube Delta you can choose to take a small boat cruise and Delta Safari in the Nature Reserve.

Day 24
Hirsova, Romania

Disembarkation after breakfast.

Sail on board Brabant

Standard Room

There is plenty of room to relax in the Standard rooms on Haydn Deck. Each room is equipped with comfortable amenities to make your river cruising holiday even more enjoyable. The in-room amenities inlcude:

  • En suite bathroom with a shower cubilce
  • Ample wardrobe space
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Double and twin bed configurations
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Individual climate control
  • Safe

*Please note, windows in the Standard Rooms are positioned high up and cannot be opened.

Juliette Balcony Room Strauss

The spacious and beautifully appointed Juliette Balcony Rooms offer a generous space for you to enjoy your river cruise experience. The in-room amenities include:

  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • Ample wardrobe space
  • Double and twin bed configurations
  • En suite bathroom with a shower
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Individual climate control
  • Safe

Juliette Balcony Room Mozart

Enjoy the beautiful views from one of the sizble Juliette Balcony Rooms on Mozart Deck. Each room comes fully equipped with a range of comfortable amenities including: 

  • Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors
  • En suite bathroom with a shower 
  • Double and twin bed configurations
  • Ample wardrobe space
  • Flat screen TV
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Individual climate control
  • Safe

Juliette Balcony Suite

Brabant features just two of these luxurious suites, both of which are beautifully furnished and come complete with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. These stunning suites also come with the very best on board amenities including:

  • Double and twin bed configurations
  • Ample wardrobe space
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Hairdryer
  • Individual climate control
  • Safe

Extra benefits of one of these  suites include a large comfortable seating area, an en suite bathroom with a bathtub a complimentary bathrobe and a mini-bar (additional charges may apply).


Like Fred. Olsen’s ocean-going ships, the quality and variety of the cuisine on board Brabant is sure
to be a highlight of your holiday.

Panorama Restaurant

‘Early riser’ coffee, tea and pastries are served to help you wake up, all before a hearty breakfast buffet. At lunch, savour three indulgent courses in the Panorama Restaurant, supplemented by buffet options too. You can also opt for a lighter snack alternative in the Panorama Lounge. It’s here where you can also satisfy a sweet tooth with Afternoon Tea treats.

The crowning moment is sure to be the sumptuous five-course à la carte dinner* every evening in the Panorama Restaurant.The carefully designed lunch and dinner menus feature a fusion of classic favourites, vegetarian alternatives and regional dishes.

*Please note; all meals are open seating. Evening dinner is one sitting, normally at 7.30pm.



Our shore excursions all you to embark on a journey of discovery across Europe, ticking off highlights in countries along the way. All of these itineraries combine major attraction-packed cities, such as Vienna and Budapest, with an array of lesser-known gems.

Each itinerary includes a selection of the many and varied Shore Tours we offer, to enhance your cruise experience. All Shore Tours are available at an additional cost and are subject to service operation and availability. Full details will be confirmed around 10 weeks prior to cruise departure.

Bicycle Hire

Those who would rather explore on their own can borrow one of five cruiser bikes to take into that day's city. It is recommended by reserving them a day ahead of time but will supply them if they are available that day.


In the Amadeus Club you will find a small selection of books to browse through, along with newspapers, two desktop computers, playing cards, games and puzzles. A self-service tea and coffee is available here 24 hours a day too.

Out on the Sun Deck meanwhile, you can relax with a drink from the Lido Bar, top up your tan on one of the many sun chairs or perhaps flex your competitive muscle with a game of shuffleboard or giant chess.

In the eveninings you can relax in the stylish Panorama Lounge and enjoy the gentle, live entertainment to round off each day. Savour the sounds of our on board singers, pianists and musicians, complemented by spcially chosen regional acts where available.

Health & Fitness

Brabant has everything to refresh and revitalise the mind, body and spirit during your journey of discovery. Down on Hayden Deck you will find a Fitness Room which is open around the clock, for you to keep in shape at any time that suits you throughout your cruise. The Vital Club will offer you a menu of rejuvenating and rewarding massage treatments and sooting bath experiences. You will also find a Hair Salon, for you to perfect your look while you're away.


Disabled Facilities

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines welcome guests with special needs. Guests who have any medical, physical or other special needs must contact their Travel Agent or the cruise operator directly to obtain specific information. All vessels and coaches are equipped to European standards. Vessel operators will, under appropriate circumstances, permit passengers to use motorised scooters and wheelchairs that satisfy criteria confirmed by the cruise operator. In all cases passengers must understand and accept that the vessel does not have lifts permitting easy access from deck to deck, and that some decks are multi-level and/or have significant thresholds to be negotiated. Accordingly physically disabled passengers may need the services of a responsible adult, and should be aware that crew availability to assist them is often severely limited.

Dietary Requirements

Please pass on any special requirements to your travel agent before leaving home and then see the restaurant manager on board. Additional costs may be incurred in fulfilling dietary wishes and Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines reserve the right to decline certain requirements.

Age Restrictions

Due to the nature of the cruise itineraries, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines does not maintain facilities or services for children aboard their cruise vessels. On all cruises and cruise journeys, minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied and share a cabin with a parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult over the age of 21. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines regret that they cannot accommodate children under 12 years of age, and they reserve the right to limit the number of minors under the age of 18 years on board.

Dress Code

Though there is no strict dress code on board Brabant, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines recommend that you wear light clothing and comfortable footwear for land excursions. A jacket or jumper is advisable in the evenings. Please dress respectively for supper and special occasions.

Deck Plans

Sun Deck 4

  • Bicycle Rack
  • Pool
  • Chess Board
  • Lido Deck
  • Shuffleboard

Mozart Deck 3

  • Amadeus Club
  • Bar
  • Panorama Bar
  • Rivver Terrace
  • Juliette Balcony Suite
  • Juliette Balcony Room Mozart

Strauss Deck 2

  • Shop
  • Reception
  • Panorama Restaurant
  • Juliette Balcony Room Strauss

Haydn Deck 1

  • Lift
  • Fitness Room
  • Vital-Club
  • Massage Room
  • Hair Salon
  • Standard Room
Upcoming Cruises
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Embark Dusseldorf , Fri 20 Apr 2018 On Board Brabant Disembark Hirsova Date Sun 13 May 2018 Guide Price Cruise Only £3,499 pp Enquire
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