ROL Cruise customer experience rating 4.7/5 


Based on 2710 reviews

Great cheerful service well done

21 Oct 2018

Kelly dealt with my enquiry quickly and pleasantly.

I hope you will look after me as well for the next two booked cruises!!

21 Oct 2018

I found ROL a good backup for Fred for this very beaurcratic cruise. Phone conversations always polite and friendly, followed through with paperwork where necessary.

felt that nothing was too much trouble

21 Oct 2018

explained all we wanted to know and found a cabin in the area we wanted

Great booking experience

20 Oct 2018

Lovely lady and booking was so easy.

Great

20 Oct 2018

Handled booking well

Very obliging and helpful would recommend

20 Oct 2018

From my initial phone enquiries to succeeding in booking a mini cruise staff very helpful first time with p&o hope I'm impressed

Excellent service as always

20 Oct 2018

We would recommend ROL and we are regular customers

Great way to book a holiday

20 Oct 2018

Nice people to deal with friendly and polite

Thanks to a very helpful employee of ROL

20 Oct 2018

I was called initially to cancel a holiday booked for Nov. 2019 which was to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We were going to Myanmar which had long been a dream for us. On hearing our disappointment, Shannon Crick, who called us pulled out all the stops to find an alternative which she did. We were unable to have the same dates, but are very pleased to be going. Not so happy about additional costs, but we have accepted this. Well done to Shannon

Professional and friendly the perfect mix

19 Oct 2018

Very helpful very professional.

Excellent service.

19 Oct 2018

Very efficient and professional gave us all the information that we needed to book our cruise. Explained everything in detail all in all a very pleasant experience.

They take time to ensure you are completely happy with your choices 🤩😍😎

19 Oct 2018

The customer service team were caring making sure that they understood what my request was and processing that request in a very effecient way. All though you cannot see them you get the feeling that it is service with a smile and no request is too much trouble. I woukd definatley and infact do recommend ROL

Eastern European Danube Discovery

Cruise Code: 1320186 / Voyage Code: R1830

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Your ROL Cruise package


What's included

  • All meals throughout your cruise - from five course a la carte dining to informal buffets and late-night snacks
  • Self service tea & coffee facilities at selected venues
  • All evening entertainment, including cabarets and dancing, with a different show each night
  • Captain’s drinks party and Gala Buffet
  • On board leisure facilities, including swimming pools, Jacuzzis and use of gym equipment
  • The currency on board is pound sterling, so you won’t be affected by any foreign exchange rate fluctuation

Experience the Difference

  • Cruise Miles; over 350,000 U.K Members

  • Award Winning; more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 10 years

  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice

  • Staff with over 1,000 years combined travel industry expertise, offering 5* service

  • 24 years as a cruise only specialist

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Overview


Discover spectacular areas of scenic beauty and a collection of incredible destinations as Brabant guides you through four fascinating countries via the breathtaking Danube River. You’ll take in stunning Eastern European cities; marvel at the iconic Iron Gates gorge and glorious landscapes of the Lower Danube; and have a chance to uncover the Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve, all on a simply unforgettable nine-night river cruise. Packed with historic highlights and attractions, Budapest is the perfect place to begin your adventure. Before setting sail from Hungary’s UNESCO-listed capital you could visit the Buda Castle complex and the Millennium Underground Railway, and wander along Andrássy Avenue to Heroes’ Square. The striking Széchenyi Chain Bridge, the oldest of twelve bridges, is well worth a look too. Up next is the pretty town of Kalocsa, from where you can take a tour to learn about the history of Paprika – the region’s ‘red gold’. Alternatively, catch a traditional Hungarian horse show within Puszta plains before continuing along the Danube to another fine capital, Belgrade. Here you’ll find magnificent monuments and museums exhibiting Serbia’s remarkable history. Don’t miss Knez Mihailova Boulevard and the Kalemegdan Fortress, where views of beautiful natural scenery can be savoured. After a day in Belgrade you’ll embark on a momentous journey aboard Brabant, passing through the awe-inspiring Iron Gates gorges. Admire stunning national parks lining the river, which narrows to just 150 metres-wide at the Great Kazan gorge, and be on the lookout for the famous Rock Sculpture of Decebalus. After experiencing the gorges in all their glory, remote Vidin is your next stop. The Baba Vida Fortress – one of Bulgaria’s best preserved – is a must-see here. The following day begins in Ruse. Often referred to as ‘Little Vienna’, this charming city is a picture book of extravagant architecture and elegant squares. The Monument of Liberty and the Danube Bridge are among many ‘must-visit’ sites, while there are several interesting museums too. You’ll then have the chance to tour to Bucharest, though you may prefer to stay on board Brabant as she sails through the floodplains, forests and islands of the Lower Danube. Finally, after seeing the point where the Danube finally meets the Black Sea, a timely stop at St Gheorghe presents you with opportunity to take a small boat trip to the blissful Danube Delta Biosphere Reserve before disembarking.

Your Itinerary


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  • Budapest

    Day 1-2

    Budapest

    25 Oct 2018 to 26 Oct 2018

    The capital city of Hungary is split into two sides: Buda on the west side on the Danube river and Pest on the east.

    Destination guide
  • Day 3


    Kalocsa

    27 Oct 2018

  • Belgrade

    Day 4-5

    Belgrade

    28 Oct 2018 to 29 Oct 2018

    Danube river cruises

    Destination guide
  • Day 5


    Cruising the Iron Gates

    29 Oct 2018

  • Vidin

    Day 6

    Vidin

    30 Oct 2018

    Vidin is a port town in north-western Bulgaria by the Danube River. Renowned for its wines, Vidin has also two well preserved medieval fortresses; Baba Vida and Kaleto, which are the city’s main attractions.

    Destination guide
  • Day 7-8


    Ruse

    31 Oct 2018 to 01 Nov 2018

  • Day 8


    Cruising Lower Danube

    01 Nov 2018

  • Day 9


    St George, Romania

    02 Nov 2018

  • Day 10


    Hirsova

    03 Nov 2018

The Ship


Brabant, Fred. Olsen’s first-ever dedicated river cruising boat. Built in 2006, this elegant and comfortable vessel is in keeping with the fleet of our ocean-going cruise ships. Brabant’s bright and spacious public areas and 79 well-equipped rooms and suites, spread across four decks, provide the intimate, home-from-home feel which Fred. Olsen’s guests already know and love. Cruise ship staples such as swimming pools, a number of lounges and on-going activities are not in evidence on board, making way for a comfortable ambience and ample space in which to relax and enjoy the river cruise experience with around 150 fellow guests. Smaller-sized and classically designed, Brabant lends herself perfectly to Fred. Olsen's approach to cruising. Making the most of the boat's size advantage, we can expertly craft simply unforgettable river cruise itineraries which do not only feature some of Europe's most breathtaking river scenery and cities, but also include chances to enjoy journeys along spellbinding, size-restricted sections of rivers and calls into stunning destinations that larger boats can't access. No matter which incredible Fred. Olsen river cruise you choose you’re in for a very special experience aboard Brabant.

Brabant


Launched: January 2006 | Occupancy: 156 passengers

Length: 360 ft (109.73 m)

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* Prices shown are per person, based on two adults sharing a twin cabin and include all cruise offer discounts and savings.


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* Terms and Conditions


Fred. Olsen Enjoyment Promise: The enjoyment promise excludes sailings of 4 nights or less. The promise only applies to bookings made for departures more than 12 weeks ahead; The Enjoyment Promise only applies to passengers who have contracted with FOCL. To evoke the Enjoyment Promise, you will need to inform Guest Relations within 48 hours of sailing. FOCL will arrange and pay for a flight and/or transport back to the UK. FOCL will refund the cruise cost only but will not refund other costs. Voyages of 28 nights or longer will require an interim deposit. A 15% deposit will need to be paid at the time of booking and then a remaining 15% will need to be paid at 180 days prior to sailing date.

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