To hail the start of its first ever European river cruise season, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has launched one of its most exciting sale offers to date.


Guests who book one of 26 European river cruises of five nights or more, can now benefit from free flights from London.* This offer is available on bookings made between now and 1st March 2018. Should it be preferred, the free flights can be substituted with a free dining drinks upgrade, or free tour credit up to £100 per person.


Justin Stanton, Sales and Marketing Director for Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, said: “This new offer celebrates Fred. Olsen’s new programme of river cruises aboard the stylish Brabant. It gives guests the chance to enjoy the award-winning itineraries that Fred. Olsen is so renowned for – for less – as we fly them straight to their embarkation port free of charge. For those who this offer doesn’t suit, we’re happy to give them an upgrade for free drinks with meals, or a free tour credit, so guests to tailor the offer to suit them.”


Examples of some of Brabant’s river cruises that feature in Fred. Olsen’s mammoth Turn of Year sale include:


Brabant’s five-night R1801 ‘Springtime Dutch Discovery’ fly-cruise from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf, departing on 5th April 2018. Prices start from £749 per person (cruise only) or £999 per person (for a fly-cruise).


With so much variety on one short sailing, this is the perfect way to sample the river cruise experience. Starting in Amsterdam, guests will be able to visit the legendary Keukenhof Gardens and view the vibrant tulips in bloom. Then from gliding through the Dutch countryside to transiting the Pannerden Canal, there is a wealth of scenic delights to be discovered.


Ports of call: Amsterdam, Netherlands (overnight stay) – Cruising IJsselmeer – Hoorn – Kampen – Cruising IJssel River – Deventer – Cruising by Zutphen – Arnhem – Cruising by Pannerden Canal & by Fort Pannerden – Nijmegen – Düsseldorf, Germany.


For more information: see


Brabant’s seven-night R1809 ‘Valleys & Mountains of Germany’ fly-cruise from Nuremberg to Düsseldorf, departing on 31st May 2018. Prices start from £1,199 per person (cruise only), or £1,499 per person (for a fly-cruise).


This enticing jaunt across Germany presents the area’s most breath-taking scenic cruising. The Hassberge Mountains, the Middle Rhine Valley and the Lower Moselle Valley are all specially scheduled for guests to enjoy during daylight hours. Take in fairy-tale castles and palaces together with terraced vineyards and picturesque towns. Sandwiched in between is a selection of towns and cities laden with architectural treasures and medieval charm.


Ports of call: Nuremberg, Germany – Bamberg – Cruising by the Hassberge Mountains – Würzburg – Miltenberg – Koblenz – Cochem – Cruising the Lower Moselle Valley – Cologne – Düsseldorf, Germany (overnight stay).


For more information: see


Brabant’s seven-night R1813 ‘Romantic Rhine & Moselle Marvels’ fly-cruise from Basel to Düsseldorf, departing on 28th June 2018. Prices start from £1,199 per person (cruise only), or £1,499 per person (for a fly-cruise).


Guests can uncover the mountain panoramas of Lucerne on a tour, before enjoying a full day in Strasbourg; sample a string of scenic and historic German towns; and admire the beautiful castles and vineyards of the Lower Moselle and Middle Rhine valleys first-hand during daylight hours, before concluding the adventures with the delights of Cologne and Düsseldorf.


Ports of call: Basel, Switzerland (overnight stay) – Cruising the Upper Rhine Valley – Breisach, Germany – Strasbourg, France – Speyer, Germany – Mannheim – Rüdesheim am Rhein – Braubach – Koblenz – Cruising the Lower Moselle Valley – Cochem – Cologne – Düsseldorf (overnight stay).


For more information: see


Prices are based on two adults sharing (selected grades only), and include accommodation, all meals and entertainment on board, and port taxes.


*The above offers are not combinable and free-flight bookings must be made on a fly-cruise basis. Terms & Conditions apply.


Fred. Olsen’s cruise holidays are underpinned by its industry-leading ‘Enjoyment Promise’. Guests simply book more than 12 weeks ahead on cruises of five nights or more and, if they find that the cruise experience is not for them, they just contact Guest Services within the first 24 hours on Brabant river cruises and Fred. Olsen will refund the cruise fare and pay to get them home.


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.