Fred Olsen Cruises Brabant

Fred. Olsen kicks off second season of Brabant European River Cruising

Fred. Olsen River Cruises has returned to the waterways of Europe this month with its first sailing for 2019 – a five-night 'Springtime Dutch Discovery' fly-cruise from Amsterdam –  with a further 27 fly-cruises on offer this year.

The 156-guest Brabant will return to the Danube, Moselle, Rhine and Main rivers, with durations ranging from five to 25 nights, with an expanded enrichment programme of expert speakers to allow guests to experience the best of each destination.

Keith Norman, river sales manager for the cruise line, said: “We enjoyed a very successful first year with Brabant in 2018, but in 2019 we stop being the 'newcomers' and will really stake our place in the river cruise market. People have found a love for what we do, and bookings are already up by more than 30% on the same time last year.

“In 2019, our guests can enjoy an expanded enrichment programme, with knowledgeable speakers – experts in their respective fields – joining a number of sailings to enhance the holiday experience. This adds to our immersive programme of shore excursions, which are led by insightful guides local to the various ports of call.

“There is a big difference between taking a tour and thinking 'What a lovely building!', to taking a tour with a real expert, equipped with the knowledge and understanding as to why that building is located where it is, who designed it, who built it, and who lived in it. It is about having a 'genuine' experience and appreciation of the place that you are visiting.”

Experts set to enhance the guest experience on board Brabant in 2019 include: cyclist and travel writer, Andrew Sykes; Hugh Ellwood, with expertise in history and architecture; wine expert, Martin Ward; and Second World War historian, Philip Sanders.


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