MS Brabant

Former name: MS Amadeus Princess

MS Brabant Review and Specifications

Specifications of MS Brabant

Year built2006  /  Age : 13
Flag state Germany
BuilderShipyard De Hoop BV (Lobith, Holland)
OwnerLuftner Cruises (via Amadeus River Cruises)
OperatorFred Olsen River Cruises
Speed14 kn / 26 kph / 16 mph
Length (LOA)110 m / 361 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage1566 gt
Passengers156
Crew45
Decks4
Cabins80
Decks with cabins3
Last Refurbishment2018
Former namesMS Amadeus Princess

Current itinerary of MS Brabant

MS Brabant current cruise is 8 days, one-way from Basel to Dusseldorf. Prices start from USD 699 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 11 Jul, 2019 and ends on 19 Jul, 2019.

All Itineraries Current Position
Date / TimePort
11 Jul    Departing from Basel, Zurich, Switzerland hotels
12 Jul    Kehl-Strasbourg, Germany-France
13 Jul    Mannheim, Germany
13 Jul    Speyer, Germany
13 Jul    Kehl-Strasbourg, Germany-France
14 Jul    Koblenz, Germany
14 Jul    Rhine River
14 Jul    Konigswinter, Germany
14 Jul    Mannheim, Germany
15 Jul    Moselle River, Germany-France
15 Jul    Bernkastel-Kues, Germany
15 Jul    Rhine River
16 Jul    Moselle River, Germany-France
16 Jul    Cochem, Germany
16 Jul    Moselle River, Germany-France
17 Jul    Dusseldorf, Germany
17 Jul    Cologne, Koln, Germany
17 Jul    Moselle River, Germany-France
18 Jul    Dusseldorf, Germany
19 Jul    Arriving in Dusseldorf, Germany hotels

Review of MS Brabant

MS Brabant cruise ship (Amadeus Princess) is a time-chartered by the UK company Fred Olsen Cruise Line riverboat built in 2006. The vessel is one of the oldest in the fleet of Amadeus River Cruises (Luftner Cruises brand). The Amadeus Princess boat was first chartered in 2018 (April through November).

MS Brabant cruises on Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle rivers, with departures from homeports Dusseldorf, Nuremberg, Budapest (Hungary), Hirsova (Romania), Amsterdam (Holland) and Basel (Switzerland).

MS Brabant cruise ship (Amadeus Princess)

MS Amadeus Princess didn't receive a refurbishment prior to Fred Olsen's time-charter. However, boat's branding and hull livery were changed, and there is a Fred Olsen staff member onboard in order to ensure the company's standards are met. The rest of the crew are Luftner Cruises employees. As Fred Olsen customers are predominantly British, the shipboard language is English and all payments are in GBP.

Fred Olsen river cruise itineraries

Fred Olsen Brabant ship's maiden voyage started on April 11, 2018. The 5-day Amsterdam to Dusseldorf itinerary (themed "Springtime Dutch Discovery") visited Hoorn, Kampen, Deventer, Arnhem, Nijmegen.

Fred Olsen planned a large amount of daylight cruising into company's new river cruise tours so that passengers can make the most of the scenery at the day's best time. Next are listed cruise ship's itineraries as themes and routes (call ports), plus indicative prices (in GBP per person) on 2019 river cruise deals. Early-bookings receive free tips (gratuities) plus complimentary dining drinks, OR the promo "get 3 pay 2 cruises".

RiverCruisetour ThemeItinerary PortsCruise-Only Prices (GBP) ppUK Fly-Cruise Prices (GBP) pp
Danube-Main-Rhine23-night "Europe's Scenic Rivers"Dusseldorf to Hirsova, visiting Cologne, Cochem, Koblenz (overnight), Miltenberg, Wurzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Emmersdorf-Melk, Durnstein, Nussdorf (Vienna/overnight), Bratislava, Budapest (overnight), Kalocsa, Belgrade (overnight), Vidin, Ruse (overnight), St Gheorghe4200-49004500-5100
Danube7-night "Cities of the Beautiful Danube"Nuremberg to Budapest, visiting Regensburg, Passau, Linz, Emmersdorf-Melk, Durnstein, Nussdorf (Vienna/overnight), Bratislava, Budapest (overnight)1400-18501700-2150
Danube9-night "Eastern European Danube Discovery"Budapest to Hirsova, visiting Budapest (overnight), Kalocsa, Belgrade (overnight), Vidin, Ruse (overnight), St Gheorghe2400-28002700-3100
Danube10-night "Sailing the Danube"Hirsova to Budapest, visiting St Gheorghe, Ruse (overnight), Vidin, Belgrade (overnight), Novi Sad, Kalocsa, Budapest (overnight)St Gheorghe, Ruse/overnight, Vidin, Belgrade/overnight, Novi Sad, Kalocsa, Budapest/overnight)

19002200
Danube-Main-Rhine25-night "German Jewels and Cities of the East"Hirsova to Dusseldorf, visiting St Gheorghe, Ruse (overnight), Vidin, Belgrade (overnight), Novi Sad, Kalocsa, Budapest (overnight), Bratislava, Nussdorf (Vienna), Durnstein, Emmersdorf-Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg (overnight), Bamberg, Wurzburg, Miltenberg, Koblenz, Cochem, Cologne, Dusseldorf (overnight)4200-44004500-4700
Danube8-night "River Danube and City Discovery"Budapest to Nuremberg, visiting Budapest (overnight), Bratislava, Nussdorf (Vienna), Durnstein, Emmersdorf-Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg (overnight)15001800
Danube-Main-Rhine7-night "Valleys and Mountains of Germany"Nuremberg to Dusseldorf, visiting Nuremberg, Bamberg, Wurzburg, Miltenberg, Koblenz, Cochem, Cologne, Dusseldorf (overnight)12001500
Main-Rhine-Moselle7-night "Cruising the Rhine, Main and Moselle"Dusseldorf to Nuremberg, visiting Cologne, Cochem, Koblenz (overnight), Miltenberg, Wurzburg, Bamberg11001400
Rhine-Dutch Waterways10-night "Holland in Bloom" (springtime cruise)Amsterdam roundtrip to Hoorn (overnight), Deventer, Kampen, Arnhem (overnight), Nijmegen, Dusseldorf, Arnhem, Nijmegen, Dordrecht, Willemstad, Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Schoonhoven (overnight)17502050
Rhine5-night "Springtime Dutch Discovery"Amsterdam to Dusseldorf, visiting Amsterdam (overnight), Hoorn, Kampen, Deventer, Arnhem (overnight), Nijmegen7001000
Rhine-Dutch Waterways5-night "Delights of Holland in Bloom"Dusseldorf to Amsterdam, visiting Arnhem, Nijmegen, Dordrecht, Willemstad, Rotterdam, Kinderdijk, Schoonhoven (overnight), Amsterdam (overnight)19501250
Rhine-Moselle7-night "Scenic Delights of the Moselle Valley"Basel to Dusseldorf, visiting Strasbourg, Speyer, Mannheim (overnight), Konigswinter, Koblenz, Bernkastel-Kues, Cochem, Cologne, Dusseldorf (overnight)12001500

Cabins

Amadeus Princess (Brabant) ship has four decks - Sun Deck plus 3 cabin decks named after the famous Austrian composers Haydn, Mozart, and Strauss. The river ship has a total of 80 staterooms, 68 of which are sized 160 ft2 (15 m2) and with French balconies (aka Juliette Balcony) and panoramic floor-ceiling windows. Both suites are on Mozart Deck, sized 235 ft2 (22 m2) and with French balconies. On the Lower (Haydn) Deck are located 12 Porthole Cabins (sized 160 ft2 / 15 m2) with fixed (non-opening) windows.

All staterooms provide as standard amenities twin beds (convertible to double / Queen-size bed), bedside cabinets, en-suite bathroom (with WC, shower, single-sink vanity, under-sink storage, hairdryer), seating area (with coffee table, 2 armchairs), wardrobe, mirrored dressing table (writing desk) with stool, flat TV (wall-mounted), direct-dial phone, electronic safe box (in the closet), interactive infotainment system (with TV Internet and complimentary on-demand movies), individually controlled air-conditioning. All Juliette Balcony rooms are with mini-bar (refrigerator with payable drinks) and larger bathroom (with bathtub and bathrobes). Suite passengers are served by a personal concierge and also get complimentary morning coffee room service.

Shipboard facilities

Meals are served in Panorama Restaurant on Mozart Deck, where passengers can try light bites in the early morning with 'Early Riser' tea, coffee, and pastries or buffet breakfast a little later. Lunch is offered either standard sit-down with 3 delicious courses or buffet style, while dinners are 5-course gourmet affairs with complimentary regional wines. The carefully crafted menus feature a number of classic favorites and vegetarian options. Guests with special dietary requests have to let the staff know at the time of booking. Produce is regional and fresh. Passengers can also indulge in the afternoon tea and cake service, or pamper with a midnight snack. A Dining Drinks Upgrade package is available for GBP 10 per person, per night to enjoy as much European lager, bitter and branded soft drinks, red and white house wines at lunch and dinner as guests like.

Guests spend their leisure time on the Sun Deck, where they can admire the sights from deck chairs or practice their putting on the putting green. MS Amadeus Princess (Brabant) also features a giant chessboard and shuffleboard. A hot tub is located at the aft. Other amenities onboard include massage, a hairdresser, a fitness room, Internet station, Vital Club, Amadeus Club (open 24 hours per day), Lido Bar, Panorama Bar Lounge (live entertainment). On tours and excursions, passengers can use complimentary bikes and wireless audio systems.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

MS Brabant wiki

In May 2017, the UK-based Fred Olsen Cruise Line announced the launch of its new river cruise tour program with a chartered riverboat. The announcement was published in the company's "European River Cruising by Fred Olsen" brochure. Fred Olsen's river cruises were offered in 2018 (April 11 through November 3) on the 156-passenger riverboat "MS Brabant" (Amadeus Princess). The inaugural river cruise season included various itineraries with a total of 30 departures and voyage durations from 5 to 25 nights. Deals were inclusive of guided shore excursions/city tours. The ship was opened for Fred Olsen bookings on May 26, 2017.

Fred Olsen named its river cruise ship after the North Brabant province (unofficially called just "Brabant") in the southern Netherlands. Brabant borders to the north South Holland and Gelderland, to the east Limburg, to the west Zeeland and to the south, Belgium.

Duchy of Brabant was an imperial state established in 1183 as part of the Holy Roman Empire (800-1806). Later, it became the heart of the Dutch Low Countries (part of Burgundian Netherlands). North-Brabant features amazing natural scenery with several large national parks with marshes, farmlands, and forests. The land is flat but above sea level. Province's largest nature parks include Biesbosch (7100 hectares), Zoom-Kalmthoutse Heide (3750 ha), Loonse en Drunense Duinen (3400 ha) and Grote Peel (1340 ha).

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MS Brabant Itineraries

The below listed MS Brabant cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Fred Olsen fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 Jun 27 8 days, one-way from Basel to Dusseldorf Basel $699
2019 Jul 04 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Basel Dusseldorf $699
2019 Jul 11 8 days, one-way from Basel to Dusseldorf Basel $699
2019 Jul 11 7 days, one-way from Basel to Dusseldorf Basel $999
2019 Jul 18 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Breisach am Rhein Dusseldorf $999
2019 Jul 25 7 days, one-way from Basel to Dusseldorf Basel $799
2019 Aug 01 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Basel Dusseldorf $799
2019 Aug 08 8 days, one-way from Basel to Dusseldorf Basel $899
2019 Aug 15 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg Dusseldorf $699
2019 Aug 15 23 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Harsova Dusseldorf $4899
2019 Aug 22 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg $1199
2019 Aug 29 9 days, one-way from Budapest to Harsova Budapest $1499
2019 Sep 07 10 days, one-way from Harsova to Budapest Harsova $1899
2019 Sep 07 25 days, one-way from Harsova to Dusseldorf Harsova $4399
2019 Sep 17 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Main-Danube Canal Budapest $1599
2019 Sep 25 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf Nuremberg $1199
2019 Oct 02 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg Dusseldorf $949
2019 Oct 02 23 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Harsova Dusseldorf $4299
2019 Oct 09 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg $1299
2020 Apr 06 10 days, round-trip Floral Holland in the Spring Amsterdam $1499
2020 Apr 16 10 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Regensburg Amsterdam $1599
2020 Apr 26 7 days, one-way from Regensburg to Budapest Regensburg $1299
2020 May 03 14 days, round-trip Eastern Europe Discovery to the Danube Delta Budapest $2499
2020 May 03 21 days, one-way from Budapest to Regensburg Budapest $3599
2020 May 17 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Regensburg Budapest $1299
2020 May 24 7 days, one-way from Regensburg to Budapest Regensburg $1299
2020 May 31 14 days, round-trip Eastern Europe Discovery to the Danube Delta Budapest $2599
2020 May 31 21 days, one-way from Budapest to Regensburg Budapest $3699
2020 Jun 14 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Regensburg Budapest $1299
2020 Jun 21 7 days, one-way from Regensburg to Cologne Regensburg $1299
2020 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg Cologne $1399
2020 Jul 05 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $1299
2020 Jul 05 14 days, round-trip Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle Cologne $2499
2020 Jul 12 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel $1299
2020 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg Cologne $1299
2020 Jul 26 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $1199
2020 Jul 26 14 days, round-trip Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle Cologne $2399
2020 Aug 02 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel $1199
2020 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg Cologne $1399
2020 Aug 16 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $1199
2020 Aug 16 14 days, round-trip Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle Cologne $2499
2020 Aug 23 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel $1299
2020 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg Cologne $1399
2020 Sep 06 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Basel Cologne $1399
2020 Sep 06 14 days, round-trip Tipples & Treasures of the Rhine and Moselle Cologne $2599
2020 Sep 13 7 days, one-way from Basel to Cologne Basel $1299
2020 Sep 20 8 days, round-trip Sailing the Scenic Moselle to Luxembourg Cologne $1399
2020 Sep 27 7 days, one-way from Cologne to Regensburg Cologne $1299
2020 Oct 04 7 days, one-way from Regensburg to Budapest Regensburg $1299
2020 Oct 11 14 days, round-trip Eastern Europe Discovery to the Danube Delta Budapest $2699
2020 Oct 11 20 days, one-way from Budapest to Regensburg Budapest $3799
2020 Oct 25 6 days, one-way from Budapest to Regensburg Budapest $1399

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