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Fred. Olsen River Cruises is launching its second season of European river cruising in 2019 aboard 156-guest Brabant with a number of tempting offers, including ‘No Single Supplement’ on selected sailings, or a ‘FREE Tips & Dining Drinks’ upgrade on almost every 2019 river cruise, for bookings made by 28th February 2019 inclusive.

On 4th April 2019, Brabant will set sail on its second river cruise season with Fred. Olsen, serving some of Europe’s finest waterways, including the Rhine, Main, Moselle and Danube, with 33 exhilarating itineraries to choose from.

Keith Norman, River Sales Manager at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said, “Brabant proved to be a fantastic addition to the Fred. Olsen fleet in 2018, allowing us to offer a completely different style of ‘city break’ holiday to a number of fascinating new destinations.

“We are now excited to begin another year of sensational river cruising along some of Europe’s most picturesque waterways, to some of its finest towns and cities. Whether you want to explore Germany’s many impressive castles and world-famous vineyards, take in the architectural delights of Rotterdam and Budapest, or sample the vibrancy of cities such as Vienna or Strasbourg, there is a Brabant river cruise to suit everyone.

“We believe that these great-value offers will add that extra special touch to what we know will be a fantastic holiday, whether you are an existing Fred. Olsen river cruise guest, or you are trying Brabant for the very first time.”

To mark the start of Brabant’s new river season in 2019, Fred. Olsen is offering a ‘No Single Supplement’ deal on two of its initial cruises – the R1901/R1903 ‘Springtime Dutch Discovery’ sailings in April.

Alternatively, guests can take advantage of a ‘FREE Tips & Dining Drinks’ upgrade on almost every Brabant itinerary in 2019, allowing guests to enjoy complimentary selected house wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks when served with lunch and dinner, with the ‘added extra’ of all gratuities being paid by Fred. Olsen.

Brabant itineraries featuring the ‘FREE Tips & Dining Drinks’ upgrade include:

Five-night R1901 ‘Springtime Dutch Discovery’ fly-cruise, ex Amsterdam, The Netherlands (flights from London Heathrow) on 4th April 2019. Prices start from £999 per person.
Solo travellers can sail from £1,199 per person, with 0% single supplement on certain grades.

Discover Amsterdam’s world-famous attractions, such as the Rijksmuseum and Anne Frank House, or view tulips in full seasonal bloom, on a tour to the legendary Keukenhof Gardens. Enjoy scenic cruising across the Ijsselmeer, sail by the picturesque cities of Zutphen and Zwolle, and see the imposing Pannderden Fort, as Brabant transits the Pannerden Canal. Visit a string of towns and cities steeped in history and authentic culture, including Nijmegen – The Netherlands’ oldest city – and Kampen, home to one of the country’s best–preserved historic centres.

Ports of call: Amsterdam (overnight stay) – Cruising Across Ijsselmeer – Hoorn – Kampen – Cruising on Ijssel River – Deventer (overnight stay) – Cruising by Zutphen – Arnhem (overnight stay) – Cruising Pannerden Canal & Fortress – Nijmegen – Düsseldorf, Germany

For more details: Visit R1901 ‘Springtime Dutch Discovery’

Seven-night R1904 ‘Cruising the Rhine, Main & Moselle’ fly-cruise, ex Düsseldorf, Germany (flights from London Heathrow) on 19th April 2019. Prices start from £1,399 per person.

Experience the breath-taking beauty of Germany to the full, from enchanting historic destinations to the stunning scenery of the Rhine, Main and Moselle Rivers. Take in world-famous vineyards, impressive castles and palaces and delightful towns, as Brabant sails through the glorious German countryside. Marvel at Cologne’s magnificent cathedral; see the imposing Reichsburg Castle in fairytale Cochem; explore Bavaria’s ‘Franconian Rome’, Bamberg; and much more ashore.

Ports of call: Düsseldorf – Cologne – Cochem, Germany – Cruising Lower Moselle Valley – Koblenz (overnight stay) – Miltenberg – Würzburg – Bamberg – Nuremberg

For more details: Visit R1904 ‘Cruising the Rhine, Main & Moselle’

Seven-night R1911 ‘Romantic Rhine & Moselle Marvels’ fly-cruise, ex Basel, Switzerland (flights from London Heathrow/Manchester/Scotland) on 27th June 2019. Prices start from £1,499 per person.

In just seven days, discover beautiful scenic landscapes and architectural delights in three captivating European countries. From the fascinating Swiss city of Basel, opt to tour to idyllic Lucerne, then sail the Upper Rhine Valley, before visiting Strasbourg, home to an enchanting UNESCO-listed historic centre. Uncover the unspoilt scenery of the Middle Rhine and Lower Moselle valleys, with its renowned landmarks and attractions, including Braubach’s dramatic Marksburg Castle, Reichburg Castle in Cochem and Cologne’s iconic cathedral.

Ports of call: Basel, Switzerland (overnight stay) – Cruising Upper Rhine – Breisach, Germany – Strasbourg, France – Speyer, Germany – Mannheim, Germany – Rüdesheim am Rhein, Germany – Cruising Middle Rhine Valley – Braubach, Germany – Koblenz, Germany (overnight stay) – Cruising Lower Moselle Valley – Cochem, Germany – Cologne, Germany – Düsseldorf, Germany (overnight stay)

For more details: Visit R1911 ‘Romantic Rhine & Moselle Marvels’

All prices shown are based on two adults sharing a twin-bedded Standard Room, and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, port / airport taxes, flights and transfers, where applicable.

Guests booking their holidays with Fred. Olsen River Cruises can also benefit from its ‘Book with Confidence’ guarantee. This means that, once a booking is confirmed, Fred. Olsen guarantees that no surcharges or supplements will be added to the cruise price.

Bookings are underpinned by the security of ABTA and ATOL protection, as well as Fred. Olsen’s industry-leading ‘Enjoyment Promise’, giving real peace of mind.

What is more, all cruises, shore tours and purchases made on board Fred. Olsen’s ships are priced in Pounds Sterling – so that guests can explore the world without having to worry about exchange rates.

For further information on Fred. Olsen River Cruises, visit the website at Book online, call Reservations on 0800 0355 242 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm; Saturday, 9am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to 4pm), or visit an ABTA travel agent.

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