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Enjoy FREE Dining Drinks and tips, FREE tours or No Single Supplement offers on selected Brabant sailings as part of Fred. Olsen’s annual Cruise Sale

Press release   •   Jan 21, 2020 17:01 GMT

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is offering holidaymakers a number of incentives when booking a river cruise aboard Brabant in 2020, including a FREE Dining Drinks upgrade with tips, a FREE tours package or a ‘no single supplement’ offer on selected sailings, when booked by 4th February inclusive.

It means that guests looking to explore the charming cities, towns and villages along the Rhine, Moselle and Main this year can enjoy a selection of beers, house wines, spirits and soft drinks with lunch and dinner, plus the cost of their tips covered, or could instead choose an immersive excursion programme featuring five selected tours, across a choice of 16 sailings.

For those looking to take in the delights of the Danube, where the vibrant cities of Vienna and Budapest await, as well as scenic treats such as the Iron Gates Gorge, guests can sit back and relax with Free Dining Drinks and Tips available on 12 tempting cruises.

In addition, solo travellers can also take advantage of a ‘no single supplement’ offer on four sailings on the Rhine and Danube in 2020.

Jackie Martin, Sales and Marketing Director at Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said:

“2020 is set to be a very exciting year for us aboard Brabant. This year, we are offering sailings directly into Luxembourg, where few other river ships venture, as well as other maiden calls into Vukovar, in Croatia; Drobeta-Turnu Severin, in Romania; and Nierstein in Germany, to name just a few.

“Equally as exciting will be our scenic sailings into the Danube Delta, where guests will be able to witness the diverse species of flora and fauna, both on excursions and from the comfort of the ship.

“I know that being able to enjoy a free Dining Drinks and tips upgrade or a free shore excursion programme, plus our ‘no single supplement’ offer, will make those enjoying their holidays extra special this year.”

Now in its third season with Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, river ship Brabant will visit 43 ports across 13 countries in 2020, including 10 maiden calls. Each Fred. Olsen river cruise will incorporate plenty of daytime scenic cruising, so that guests can enjoy some of Europe’s most fantastic scenery – with 14 areas of scheduled scenic cruising included across the itineraries.

Highlight’s of Brabant’s 2020 season, featuring the free Dining Drinks and tips OR free tours package OR no single supplement, include:

The seven-night R2003 ‘Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube’ fly-cruise, departing from Regensburg, Germany, on 26th April 2020. Prices start from £1,399 per person. No single supplement available on certain grades.

Ports of call: Regensburg, Germany (overnight stay) – Passau, Germany – Emmersdorf & Melk, Austria – Cruising the Wachau Valley, Austria – Nussdorf (Vienna), Austria (two-night stay) – Bratislava, Slovakia – Budapest, Hungary (overnight stay)

For more details: Visit R2003 ‘Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube’

The seven-night R2019 ‘Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxemboug’ fly-cruise, departing from Cologne, Germany, on 30th August 2020. Prices start from £1,699 per person. Free Dining Drinks and tips OR free tours available.

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

For more details: Visit R2019 ‘Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxemboug’

The 21-night R202526 ‘Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube’ fly-cruise, departing from Budapest, Hungary (flights from London Heathrow/Manchester) on 11th October 2020. Prices start from £4,299 per person. Free Dining Drinks and tips available.

Ports of call: Budapest, Hungary – Vukovar, Croatia – Belgrade, Serbia – Donji Milanovac, Serbia – Cruising the Iron Gates, Serbia – Vidin, Bulgaria – Ruse, Bulgaria – Cruising Lower Danube, Romania – Galati, Romania – St Gheorghe, Romania – Fetesti, Romania – Cetate, Romania – Drobeta-Turnu Severin, Romania – Novi Sad, Serbia – Kalocsa, Hungary – Budapest, Hungary (two-night stay) – Bratislava, Slovakia – Nussdorf (Vienna), Austria – Cruising the Wachau Valley, Austria – Emmersdorf & Melk, Austria – Passau, Germany – Regensburg, Germany

For more details: Visit R202526 ‘Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube’

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.

110-metre-long Brabant boasts all the usual hallmarks of Fred. Olsen’s 'smaller-scale' approach to cruising. Stylish, classic and comfortable, Brabant has just four decks and fewer than 80 rooms and suites, staffed by 40 crew members, giving it the more intimate, ‘country house hotel’ feel that Fred. Olsen guests know and love.

Fred. Olsen guests – who are predominantly British – will feel at home on board Brabant, with English spoken throughout, in-room tea and coffee facilities and all transactions conducted in Pounds Sterling. The British taste is also reflected in the cuisine, customer service and shore tours on offer.

River cruises with Fred. Olsen present fantastic value for guests, who are able to customise their cruises to include ‘Dining Drinks’ and tour packages, as well as balcony upgrades at industry-leading prices – from just £200 per person extra, for a seven-night cruise.

Fred. Olsen was proud to receive the prestigious 'Trusted Service Award' from independent review website Feefo after Brabant's first year of operation, demonstrating the overall quality of the cruise line's river experience and high level of customer satisfaction.

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