MS Brabant

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

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 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 cruisetours, 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-bbokkings 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 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 cruisetour program with a chartered riverboat. The announcement was published in 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 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 an amazing nature 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 Apr 04 5 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf Amsterdam
2019 Apr 09 5 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Amsterdam Dusseldorf
2019 Apr 14 5 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Dusseldorf Amsterdam
2019 Apr 19 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg Dusseldorf
2019 Apr 26 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2019 May 03 9 days, one-way from Budapest to Harsova Budapest
2019 May 12 10 days, one-way from Harsova to Budapest Harsova
2019 May 22 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2019 May 30 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf Nuremberg
2019 Jun 06 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Basel Dusseldorf
2019 Jun 13 7 days, one-way from Basel to Dusseldorf Basel
2019 Jun 20 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Basel Dusseldorf
2019 Jun 27 7 days, one-way from Basel to Dusseldorf Basel
2019 Jul 04 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Basel Dusseldorf
2019 Jul 11 7 days, one-way from Basel to Dusseldorf Basel
2019 Jul 18 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Basel Dusseldorf
2019 Jul 25 7 days, one-way from Basel to Dusseldorf Basel
2019 Aug 01 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Basel Dusseldorf
2019 Aug 08 7 days, one-way from Basel to Dusseldorf Basel
2019 Aug 15 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg Dusseldorf
2019 Aug 22 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2019 Aug 29 9 days, one-way from Budapest to Harsova Budapest
2019 Sep 07 10 days, one-way from Harsova to Budapest Harsova
2019 Sep 17 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg Budapest
2019 Sep 25 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Dusseldorf Nuremberg
2019 Oct 02 7 days, one-way from Dusseldorf to Nuremberg Dusseldorf
2019 Oct 09 7 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest Nuremberg
2019 Oct 16 9 days, one-way from Budapest to Harsova Budapest