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Rewarding Times and Cruisescapes are delighted to bring you a Springtime Dutch Discovery, 5 nights 4* Fred Olsen River Cruise, departing 5th April 2018.

If you’ve never experienced river cruising before this relaxing and rewarding cruise from Amsterdam to Düsseldorf is the perfect spring break. Your chance to be part of this newly launched product from the much loved Fred Olsen Cruise Line, who are rich in their knowledge of sailing heritage. You’ll be able to marvel at the seasonal delights of the Dutch capital before taking in the beautifully diverse countryside of the Netherlands and visiting a string of towns and cities steeped in history and authentic culture.

Your package includes :

Return flights with Aer Lingus, Dublin to Amsterdam/ Dusseldorf to Dublin

All airport/quay transfers

Enjoy the famous Fred Olsen hospitality during your 5 nights accommodation aboard the Fred Olsen 4* Brabant based on 2 sharing 

The renowned high standard of Fred Olsens cuisine to be enjoyed every day -  with 'early riser' breakfast, breakfast buffet, casual lunch, five courses a la carte dinner and late night snacks

Use of leisure facilities including Fitness room and Wellness tub.

Lounge music by pianist or duo each evening

One check in bag of 15kg and 10kg hand luggage per person


Your River Cruise

After joining Brabant in Amsterdam, you’ll have the following morning to explore this iconic city before setting sail. The excellent Rijksmuseum, Anne Frank House and the grand architecture lining the famous canals will vie for your attention, however a trip to the resplendent, 32-hectare Keukenhof Gardens is a must at this time of year to see the vibrant tulips in their spectacular spring bloom. Cruising on the Ijsselmeer Lake follows en route to Hoorn. This historic town was a major trading base during the Dutch ‘Golden Age’ and the cosy harbour here harks back to those prosperous times. In the compact town centre seven fascinating museums are within easy reach on foot. You’ll also stop in Kampen for the chance to see centuries-old churches, towers and remains of the ancient city wall in one of the Netherlands’ best-preserved Hanseatic city centres.

Brabant continues onwards along the Ijssel River, presenting you with views of the beautiful city of Zwolle, several pretty villages and beautiful countryside as you head for Deventer. This city is renowned for its industrial and religious significance, which is showcased by the striking Hanseatic-era architecture and imposing St Lebuin’s Church. The Netherlands’ oldest stone house, oldest scientific library and the oldest park are among Deventer’s ‘must-visit’ highlights too. Your penultimate stop is at Arnhem – most famous for the Battle of Arnhem during World War Two – after passing by the picturesque city of Zutphen. Just a short distance from Arnhem is the fantastic Netherlands Open Air Museum, which exhibits an impressive collection houses, antiques and monuments from various eras. Historic landmarks such as the gothic-style St Eusebius Church and 12th century Doorwerth Castle are also well worth visiting.

On your final day Fort Pannerden will be a sight to behold as you journey along the Pannerden Canal in the morning, before spending the afternoon in Nijmegen. Exploring the Netherlands’ oldest city will round-off your cruise perfectly before you disembark in Düsseldorf. Valkhof Museum is a great place to start before perhaps wandering along the Waalbrug to capture views of the Old Town and the Waal River.

 Optional dining drinks package only €12 per person per night

Optional gratuities €10 per person per night payable on board.

Optional travel insurance.


  • Price is for two people sharing
  • Return flights with Aer Lingus, Dublin to Amsterdam/ Dusseldorf to Dublin
  • All airport/quay transfers
  • 5 nights accommodation aboard the Fred Olsen 4* Brabant based on 2 sharing
  • Optional dining drinks package only €12 per person per night
  • Optional gratuities €10 per person per night payable on board.
  • Optional travel insurance.
  • Offer must be booked and paid in full at the time of booking
  • 100% cancellation fee applies once cruise is booked. 
  • Multiple vouchers can be purchased
  • Any upgrades to different cabins will incur extra fees
  • This offer can only be booked in quantities of 2
  • Once you receive your voucher please contact Cruisescapes on 01 2941000 with your names, and passport details ready
  • Cruisescapes booking terms and conditions apply.



Travel Escapes / Cruisescapes
Suite 30, The Hyde Building, The Park
Carrickmines D18 EY94,

T: +35312941000


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