Fred Olsen Cruise Line launches river ship… and it's geared toward Britons

A Fred Olsen river cruise ship

The Brabant will sail 30 cruises from April subsequent 12 months

The Ipswich-based firm has chartered the river cruise ship Amadeus Princess, which it’s going to rename Brabant.

With English the only language and excursions reflecting these on its 4 ocean cruise ships – plus port data packs for impartial exploration – the brand new river ship itineraries are anticipated to attraction to its core clients.

Brabant will sail 30 cruises from April 2018 alongside the rivers Danube, Rhine, Major and Moselle.

Cruises will vary from five-night round-trips from Amsterdam within the Netherlands to Dusseldorf in Germany alongside the Rhine to 25-nights from Dusseldorf right down to the Danube Delta within the Black Sea.

The Danube cruise can even be obtainable in three sections and there can be seven-night itineraries from Dusseldorf to Basle in Switzerland on the Rhine.

Gross sales and advertising and marketing director Justin Stanton stated: “We began considering of launching a river cruise programme a couple of 12 months in the past.

Fred Olsen riverboat

Fred Olsen promise a home-from-home feeling aboard the ship

“It got here out of what we’re doing with ocean cruises, the place we are attempting to present folks new experiences and we thought how can we take that additional?”

It would have a house from house ambiance

Justin Stanton of Fred Olsen

Fred. Olsen ocean ships already provide a mixture of sea and river cruises on France’s rivers Guadalquivir, Gironde, Garonne and a piece of the Seine, plus Spain’s River Guadalquivir that passes via Seville.

Scotland’s lochs and the waterways of Denmark and Sweden are additionally large enough for the small ocean ships however most of Europe’s rivers are too small.

“A 12 months in the past we did some analysis and coming from that strongly was that individuals needed us to do river cruising,” Stanton added.

Fred Olsen cruise

English is the only language used on board the ships

“It’s a little bit newer than our ocean ships however very comparable in that it’s going to have a house from house ambiance.

“The cabins are a good measurement however the ship isn’t flashy or glitzy and it felt like a pure match – actually Fred. Olsen.”

Amadeus Princess is a part of the Amadeus River Cruises fleet owned by Lueftner Cruises.

It was in-built 2006 and can be renamed Brabant after a ship of the identical identify from Fred. Olsen’s fleet within the 1920s.

The 156-passenger ship can be “refreshed” and rebranded on the finish of this 12 months’s season prepared for its launch in April when will probably be providing five-night Spring Time Dutch Discovery cruises from £999 per particular person together with flights.

Though youngsters over 12 can sail on Fred Olsen ships passengers are anticipated to be largely adults, as on the corporate’s ocean ships.

Brabant river cruises go on sale from Could 26. For extra data go to

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