- Crew: 40
- Launched: 2018
- Decks: 4
- Passengers: 160
- Registry: Germany
- CDC Score: N/A
Debuting in April 2018, Brabant is Fred. Olsen River Cruise Lines’ first venture into the river cruise market.
The 156-passenger ship — currently sailing as Amadeus Princess — will offer a mix of 30 sailings from April to November 2018 on the Rhine, Moselle and Danube rivers of Europe.
The ship will not receive a refurbishment before being chartered by Fred. Olsen, with all hardware and furnishings remaining as they are. Branding and livery will get a refresh, however, and there’ll be a dedicated Fred. Olsen River Cruise Lines crew member onboard to ensure the line’s standards are met. The rest of the ship’s crew will be carried over from Amadeus.
Fred. Olsen has described its river cruise offering as comfortable, with an understated style that’s not too modern or flashy — much like its ocean-going fleet.
The ship features four cabin types: Standard, Juliette Balcony Room Strauss and Juliette Balcony Room Mozart, which all measure at 161 square feet; plus two Juliette Balcony Suites, measuring 236 square feet.
Although all of the ship’s non-suite cabins cover the same floor area, they offer different size windows — from smaller windows that cannot be opened to floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with a Juliette balcony — and occupy different positions on the ship.
The four-deck river vessel also features: a lift, a fitness room, a hair salon and massage room, a shop, a reception, the Panorama Restaurant, Amadeus-Club, a bar, the River Terrace, bicycle rack, pool, giant chess board, a Lido Deck and shuffleboard.
As with Fred. Olsen’s ocean ships, Brabant’s passengers will be British. The onboard language will be in English and the currency will be in British pounds.