Departure port information

Guests talking to a member of staff on board

At Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines, we believe cruising should be a relaxing experience from start to finish, so whether you opt for the fly-cruise package including transfers or choose cruise only and arrange your own flights and transfers, we will do our best to help make your experience as smooth as possible.

Our River Cruises depart from the following European ports: 

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Dusseldorf, Germany

Nuremburg, Germany


Cologne, Germany

Basel, Switzerland

Budapest, Hungary

Fred. Olsen flights depart from/return to any London airport, Edinburgh and Manchester, with any scheduled airline (dependent on airline operations). If you would like to fly from your local airport, please contact us and we will register your request. Confirmation of flights from non-london airports are subject to availability and fluctuation in fare. 

On all of our river cruises, embarkation opens at 16.00hrs and closes at 17.00hrs. Guests are unable to board before 16.00hrs, so we kindly request that you don't arrive at the vessel any earlier than the embarkation time. 

If you plan to arrive at the vessel after 17.00hrs on embarkation day, please advise us in advance by contacting our Guest Services Department on 0800 0355 145.

At the end of each sailing we kindly request that all guests vacate their cabin by 08.00hrs, and disembark by 09.00hrs. 

Please check back soon for details of the Embarkation and Disembarkation points for your 2021 River Cruise.

If you have any questions and would like to speak to a member of the Fred. Olsen Team, please call Guest Services on 0800 0355 145.

Holiday Taxis 
Tel: +44 (0) 1273 828208
email: (please address email to Rudy)
Opening hours: 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

*Please note: This information is provided as a guide to support our ‘Cruise Only’ guests. Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines is not associated with Holiday Taxis in any way. Other taxi companies and transfer options are available for guests to arrange independently.