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The Rhine & Its Historic Highlights

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Pound sterling on board*

Full board cruising*

Captain’s drinks party and Gala Buffet*

All evening entertainment*


Cruise Overview

  • Duration 7 nights
  • Departs 11 Aug 2021
  • Sails from Mainz, Germany
  • Ship Brabant
  • Flights and transfersYes
  • Cruise code ‍1623610‍
  • Voyage code ‍R2115‍

Your Itinerary

Rhine River

Mainz, Germany Wed 11 Aug 2021

Rhine River

The romantic Rhine River flows down from the Swiss Alps and meanders its scenic route through central and Western Europe until it reaches the North Sea. Historically significant for centuries, a Rhine River cruise means sighting waterfront castles and fortresses, medieval bridges and fairy-tale villages, hilly vineyards and stunning landscapes.

Worms, Germany

Worms, Germany Thu 12 Aug 2021

Worms, Germany
Church of St. Paul in Strasbourg at sunrise, France

Strasbourg Fri 13 Aug 2021

Church of St. Paul in Strasbourg at sunrise, France

Located in France, close to the German border, Strasbourg is commonly known as the official seat of the European Parliament. However, there is much more to this city.

Cathedral at Speyer Germany

Speyer Sat 14 Aug 2021

Cathedral at Speyer Germany

One of Germany’s oldest cities, Speyer is located beside the river Rhine and it is a city full of history. The city’s main attraction is its Cathedral, also known as Speyer Cathedral founded in 1030.

Rhine River

Koblenz Sun 15 Aug 2021

Rhine River

The romantic Rhine River flows down from the Swiss Alps and meanders its scenic route through central and Western Europe until it reaches the North Sea. Historically significant for centuries, a Rhine River cruise means sighting waterfront castles and fortresses, medieval bridges and fairy-tale villages, hilly vineyards and stunning landscapes.

Cruises to Europe

Bonn Mon 16 Aug 2021

Cruises to Europe

Today, Bonn is often overlooked for its nearby larger neighbour, Cologne, but its unique charms are undeniable. It’s famous for being the birthplace of Beethoven – and of Haribo! – as well as its former position as the capital of West Germany before reunification in 1990. As you’d expect from a seat of power, Bonn has scores of historical monuments to explore, including Bonn Minster cathedral and the opulent Holy Stairs of Kreuzbirgkirche. The federal quarter is full of modern buildings of glass and steel, and the “Museum Mile” has diversions aplenty; The Museum Koenig natural history museum is beautiful inside and out, while the Haus der Geschichte tells the story of German history from the end of World War II to the present day. There are also vast parks and stately residences within easy reach of our docking location, such as the Electoral Palace and Hofgarten. Slightly further out – but with plenty of time in port to visit – are the Botanical Gardens of Poppelsdorf Palace.

Rhine River

Cologne Tue 17 Aug 2021

Rhine River

The romantic Rhine River flows down from the Swiss Alps and meanders its scenic route through central and Western Europe until it reaches the North Sea. Historically significant for centuries, a Rhine River cruise means sighting waterfront castles and fortresses, medieval bridges and fairy-tale villages, hilly vineyards and stunning landscapes.

What's included *

  • All meals throughout your cruise - from five course a la carte dining to informal buffets and late-night snacks
  • 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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Cabins & Prices

* 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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Standard Room

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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.

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Juliette Balcony Room Mozart

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The roomy 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 a shower & toilet, a choice of bed configuration (double or twin) plenty of wardrobe space, flat screen television, a direct-dial telephone, hairdryer, individual climate control and an in-room safe.

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Juliette Balcony Room Strauss

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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.

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Juliette Balcony Suite

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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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The Ship - Brabant

  • Occupancy156
  • Length360 ft (109.73 m)
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Welcome aboard Brabant, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines ship designed exclusively for river cruising. Built in 2006, Brabant is a stylish, comfortable vessel that has everything you need to make your holiday memorable; from bright and spacious public areas to well-equipped cabins with ample deck space from which to enjoy superb views gliding by. With just four decks and less than 80 cabins, Brabant has the intimate home from home atmosphere which Fred. Olsen’s guests know and love.

What's on board: Panorama Restaurant and Bar, Fitness Room, Pool, Chess, Shuffleboard, Amadeus Club, Bicycles, Hair Salon, Lido Deck, Reception, River Terrace, Shops and much, much more. 

Experience the Difference

  • Our ABTA membership & ATOL license protects all our package or tailormade holidays booked through ROL Cruise so you can book with confidence knowing you are fully protected
  • Award winning Cruise Miles® loyalty programme; with over 400,000 UK members
  • Winners of more than 50 Cruise Awards over the last 5 years
  • The UK's No.1 Independent Cruise Specialist; delivering impartial advice
  • Customer satisfaction at 98% and a Feefo score of 4.8/5.
  • Expert staff with over 1,000 years of combined travel expertise offering 5★ service
  • Flexible Payment Options Available
  • Celebrating our 25th year as a cruise-only specialist
  • Key strategic partner with the major cruise lines
  • Voted The UK & Ireland's No.1 Ocean Cruise Specialist in TTG's 2020 Top 50 Travel Agencies Awards
  • Ambassadors representing us and guiding our customers onboard and at key locations on their holidays

Frequently Asked Questions about Fred Olsen Cruise Lines

What is the Fred. Olsen Plain Sailing Guarantee?

The Plain Sailing Guarantee ensures any guests who test positive for COVID-19 and therefore cannot travel can move their cruise to another with no administration fees. This will cover guests on any cruise up to the end of 2021. Fred. Olsen will hold the money for the cancellation for up to 12 months to give their guests plenty of time to choose an alternative sailing of at least the same value. All guests need to do is call prior to departure to notify their inability to travel.


What is included in my cruise fare?

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offer incredible value via inclusive fares. The following will be included in the price of your cruise: comfortable cabins with tv, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and individually controlled air conditioning, tempting cuisine, self-service tea and coffee at selected venues, in-room sandwiches and snacks, evening entertainment, Captain’s Drinks Party and Gala Buffet, use of leisure facilities including pools and gym, a vast range of on board activities, all UK port taxes, luggage porterage at embarkation and disembarkation and flights (as part of fly-cruises).


What isn’t included in my cruise fare?

There isn’t much Fred. Olsen doesn’t include in the price of their cruises! But do bear in mind the following (unless stated otherwise): travel to/from your port or airports, car parking, all drinks on board, Shore Tours and RIB Tours, hairdressing, health & beauty treatments and selected fitness classes, personal laundry and dry cleaning, WiFi, passport and visa costs, holiday insurance, discretionary gratuities, evening dining in premium restaurants, premium Traditional Afternoon Tea and games of Blackjack and Roulette.


Is there a dress code on board?

Yes, there is a dress code on board. Most evenings, your chosen ship will have a smart casual dress code. For men, trousers, chinos or smart dark jeans with a shirt or polo shirt are required. For ladies, outfits range from tailored trouser suits/casual separates to stylish dresses. Depending on the length of your chosen cruise, there may be one or more formal evenings. On these occasions, men wear either a dinner jacket or dark suit and tie while ladies may wear cocktail-style dresses or full-length ball gowns.


What dining options are available on board?

Upon arrival, you’ll find a Restaurant Seating Card in your cabin which will detail your evening dining time and allocated table number for the duration of your cruise. Dining times consist of two sittings; First Sitting (18:15) and Second Sitting (20:30). For guests on Freedom Fare, you will be offered the choice of your preferred slot at the time of booking, subject to availability. While guests on Saver Fares can select their dining time for a nominal supplement in advance of sailing. Informal open seating is offered to evening diners in Palms Café on Balmoral and Braemar. On selected evenings, The Grill restaurant offers premium speciality dining (for a small supplement) in exclusive indoor or al fresco locations. Here, expect to dine on succulent steaks and seafood as well as world cuisine inspired by the waters you sail in.


Are drinks packages available?

Yes, Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines offer an All Inclusive Drinks Upgrade package. From only £19 per person, per night (£35 per person, per night on cruises of five nights or less and Speciality Sailings), you can enjoy selected white, red and rosé wine by the glass and selected house beers, house spirits and soft drinks all day, every day throughout your cruise. This package also extends to the restaurants on board where you can choose from a selection of soft drinks, a choice of wines by the glass and selected branded beers in cans.


What entertainment is available in the evenings?

Each evening you can enjoy a live show after dinner courtesy of resident and guest entertainers. From music to magic, cabaret to comedy, there’s so much to keep you entertained during your time on board - all you need to do is sit back and enjoy it all with your tipple of choice.


How do I pay for gratuities?

Gratuities (applicable to youths aged 12 to 17 and all adults) will be applied to your on board account. The amount (around £5 per person, per night) is not compulsory and can easily be altered by visiting Guest Services on board. You are welcome to tip personally if you prefer. You can also pre-pay gratuities before travelling (please ask at the time of booking).


Last Updated: 06/10/2020

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