Fred Olsen 2020: The mighty Danube and Luxembourg maiden sailings

Danube Delta, Romania
Danube Delta, Romania

Fred Olsen River Cruises has launched a new 2020 programme on its smaller Brabant ship with 26 itineraries, covering 43 ports of call.

Scheduled for 2020, Fred Olsen will be introducing 10 maiden calls on board the 156-guest Brabant, the cruise provider’s dedicated river cruising ship.

New for 2020 are maiden sailings into Luxembourg — where few other rivers ships venture – as well as scenic cruises of the Danube Delta, with other inaugural calls to: 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.

“To make memories to last a lifetime”

Keith Norman, river sales manager at Fred Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “We enjoyed a very successful inaugural season on Brabant in 2018, but we recognise that we have to build on this first river cruise programme, and learn from our experiences, in an increasingly competitive market.

“As such, we have been working hard to create a range of even richer, more immersive itineraries to enable our guests – both existing and new – to make memories to last a lifetime, both on board and ashore.”

Fred Olsen River Cruises

Each river cruise will incorporate daytime scenic cruising, with 14 areas of scheduled scenic cruising included across the itineraries.

Brabant guests will also benefit from the introduction of a new enrichment programme in 2020, with almost every sailing featuring a knowledgeable onboard speaker, tailored to the specific itinerary and cruise highlights.

This new onboard enrichment programme includes John Hughes, from the Royal Horticultural Society, on Brabant’s Spring sailings through Holland, and wine expert Martin Ward, who will welcome guests on board, as they travel through Germany’s world-renowned wine region, along the Middle Rhine and Moselle Valley.

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