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​Enjoy a FREE tour package worth £200 on any European Brabant sailing in 2020 with Fred. Olsen River Cruises

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​Enjoy a FREE tour package worth £200 on any European Brabant sailing in 2020 with Fred. Olsen River Cruises

The vibrant cities and charming towns that line some of Europe’s most scenic waterways could be closer than you think, as Fred. Olsen River Cruises offers a FREE tour package on all 2020 itineraries aboard its 156-guest river cruise ship, Brabant, on all bookings made by 13th August 2019 inclusive.

Fred. Olsen’s free tour package, worth £200, will include five specially-selected shore excursions on each itinerary, and is available on any of Brabant’s 26 sailings along the Rhine, Main, Moselle and Danube in 2020, with durations of seven, 10 and 14 nights.

Brabant will be setting sail on its third season of European river cruising with Fred. Olsen in April 2020, operating until November. Maiden itineraries next year will take in the stunning towns of Grevenmacher and Remich in Luxembourg, where few other river ships venture, as well as scenic cruises of the Danube Delta. Other inaugural calls include: Trier and Nierstein, in Germany; Cetate, Galați and Dobreta-Turnu Severin, in Romania; Donji Milanovac, in Serbia; Enkhuizen, in The Netherlands; and Vukovar, in Croatia.

Keith Norman, River Sales Manager at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“This year, we launched an enhanced enrichment programme aboard Brabant, with every itinerary carefully crafted to include a theme, and a tour package designed to showcase the very best of the destinations that we visit. Several of the cruises also feature knowledgeable guest speakers, all of whom are specialists in their respective fields, from wine experts to historians, architects and horticulturists. It is a great way to enhance our river cruise offering, and something that we are keen to continue into 2020.

“Our new complimentary offer means that our guests can relax on their holiday, enjoy plenty of scenic cruising along the picturesque Rhine, Main, Moselle and Danube and explore the wonderful towns and cities that are interspersed along their banks, safe in the knowledge that Fred. Olsen has lined up a great tour package for them to make the most of their experience of the destination.”

Examples of Fred. Olsen’s free tour packages available on Brabant in 2020 are as follows:

- Seven-night R2013 ‘Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg’ fly-cruise (flights from London Heathrow / Manchester) on 19th July 2020. Prices start from £1,599 per person.

Ports of call: Cologne, Germany – Cruising Lower Moselle Valley – Cochem, Germany – Trier, Germany – Remich, Luxembourg – Grevenmacher, Luxembourg – Cruising the Upper Moselle ValleyCruising the Middle Moselle Valley – Bernkastel-Kues, Germany – Traban Trarbach, Germany – Koblenz, Germany – Cologne, Germany

Tours include: Cochem: ‘Reichsburg Castle; Remich: ‘Walking Through the Pearl of the Moselle’; Grevenmacher: ‘The Exotic Butterfly Garden of Grevenmacher’; Bernkastel-Kues: ‘Walking & Wine-Tasting in Bernkastel-Kues’; Koblenz: ‘Cable Car Ride to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress’

For more details: Visit R2013 ‘Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg’

- 14-night R2025 ‘Eastern Europe Discovery to the Danube Delta’ fly-cruise (flights from London Heathrow / Manchester) on 11th October 2020. Prices start from £2,999 per person.

Ports of Call: Budapest, Hungary – Vukovar, Croatia – Belgrade, Serbia – Donji Milanovac, Serbia – Cruising the Iron Gates, Serbia – Vidin, Bulgaria – Ruse, Bulgaria – Cruising Lower Danube – Galati, Romania – St Gheorghe, Romania – Fetesti, Romania – Cetate, Romania – Turnu Severin, Romania – Novi Sad, Serbia – Kalocsa, Hungary – Budapest, Hungary (overnight stay)

Tours include: Belgrade: ‘Traditional Serbian Folklore Show’; Vidin: ‘Vidin & Baba Vida Fortress’; St Gheorge: ‘Danube Delta Safari’; Novi Sad: ‘Tastes of Novi Sad’; Kalocsa: ‘A Tate of Rich Hungarian Paprika’

For more details: Visit R2025 ‘Eastern Europe Discovery to the Danube Delta’

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

Guests can also choose to upgrade to Fred. Olsen’s great-value ‘Dining Drinks Upgrade’ for £15 per person, per night on Brabant river cruises, offering selected house wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks, when served with lunch and dinner.

Fred. Olsen’s river cruises are also underpinned by its pioneering ‘Brexit Promise’. Believed to be the first of its kind within the industry, Fred. Olsen guarantees that, if a cruise is cancelled due to the UK leaving the European Union, it will give guests a full refund on that sailing, PLUS a free cruise, making sure that guests do not have to consider the uncertainties of Brexit when making their holiday choices.

For further information on Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, 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. 



Fred. Olsen Cruise Line operates in the UK with four intimately sized ships for a more personal cruising experience.

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Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has defined and redefined the cruise experience, and judging by the number of passengers that come back time and again, we seem to have styled it to perfection

The company originated in Hvitsten, a small town on Oslofjord in Norway, in 1848 when three Olsen brothers – Fredrik Christian, Petter and Andreas – bought their first ships and began an international shipping company.

Now into the fifth generation of the family, they operate companies skilled in various aspects of the cruise and passenger shipping trade as well as aviation, ships’ crewing, shipbuilding and offshore industries.
Aside from the transportation industries, the Fred. Olsen group also has interests in the luxury hotel sector, estate management, property development, and electronics companies.

Offices for the company are spread throughout the world, although the company headquarters remain firmly in the family’s hands in Oslo and Tenerife. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is based in Ipswich in Suffolk.

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Registered Name & Office: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines Ltd, 2nd Floor, 64-65 Vincent Square, London, SW1P 2NU.
Place of registration: England and Wales
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