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Pleasant and helpful staff. We have used ROL on several occasions and would highly recommend them to friends and family.

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Hope the trip is as good as the booking experience!

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An excellent service.

15 Aug 2018

Booking a cruise through ROL is effortless and the paperwork was very good. We have no complaints and have already made another booking through ROL.

Very helpful. No problems.

15 Aug 2018

Girl was very helpful with selecting a cabin and, she liaised with our friends as she said she would. Would definitely book through ROL again.

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15 Aug 2018

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Just great

14 Aug 2018

Every thing yes I would use them again and recommend the all ok

Eastern European Danube Discovery

Cruise Code: 1320186

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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

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  • 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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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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  • Brabant

    Your Ship


    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

    Fred Olsen Cruise Lines
  • Budapest

    Day 1-2


    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


    27 Oct 2018

  • Belgrade

    Day 4-5


    28 Oct 2018 to 29 Oct 2018

    Danube river cruises

    Destination guide
  • Day 5

    Cruising the Iron Gates

    29 Oct 2018

  • Vidin

    Day 6


    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


    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


    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.


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.


Standard Room

Standard Room

In the Standard Rooms on Haydn Deck 1, there’s plenty of room to relax and each is fully equipped with everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable holiday. Amenities include an en suite bathroom with shower and toilet, ample wardrobe space, a flat-screen TV, a choice of bed configuration (double or twin), a direct-dial telephone, a hairdryer, individual climate control and a safe. Please note: the windows in the Standard Rooms are positioned high up and cannot be opened. Note - Some Cabins may have restricted view.


Juliette Balcony Room Mozart

Juliette Balcony Room Mozart

The sizable Juliette Balcony Rooms on Mozart Deck 3 offer everything needed for an enjoyable stay. Facilities include floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, an en suite bathroom with shower and toilet, a choice of bed configuration (double or twin), plenty of wardrobe space, a flat screen TV, a direct-dial telephone, a hairdryer, individual climate control and a safe.

Juliette Balcony Room Strauss

Juliette Balcony Room Strauss

The spacious Juliette Balcony Rooms on Strauss Deck 2 offer a generous amount of room for an enjoyable river cruise experience. These rooms also include floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, plenty of wardrobe space, a choice of bed configuration (double or twin), an en suite bathroom with shower and toilet, a direct-dial telephone, a hairdryer, a flat-screen TV, individual climate control and a safe.


Juliette Balcony Suite

Juliette Balcony Suite

There are just two Suites on board Brabant, both beautifully furnished and with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors. Features include a choice of bed configuration (double or twin), ample wardrobe space, a flat-screen TV, a direct-dial telephone, a hairdryer, individual climate control and a safe. Extra benefits include a large comfortable seating area, an en suite bathroom with bathtub and toilet, complimentary bathrobe and a mini-bar (payable).

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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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