River Cruise Reviews - a reassurance of quality

Guest feedback and reviews

At Fred. Olsen, we strive to offer you the very best cruise experiences we can, and are proud to see this recognised in the comments we receive from guests who have discovered the world on our smaller, friendlier fleet.

Our guests’ comments are the most important and valuable feedback we receive, helping us to ensure that our attentive staff, crews and expertly crafted itineraries provide you with a holiday of a lifetime. [ReadMoreMob]This is why we encourage our guests to provide open, honest reviews about all aspects of their cruises with us via the independent customer review site Feefo, where we’ve been awarded ‘Gold Trusted Merchant’ status for the fourth year running.

Below are some of the comments we’ve received from independent guest reviews of our European River Cruises, as well as feedback from respected journalists, writers and travel agents who have experienced river cruising with Fred. Olsen aboard smaller-sized Brabant.

Guest Reviews:

"Excellent service and food in keeping with our previous experience of Fred. Olsen cruises. No hesitation in recommending to others."

Independent Feefo Review

"My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our cruise with Fred Olsen. The food, service and locations were all top rate."

Independent Feefo Review

"Had a wonderful first river cruise, the boat was excellent, lovely & clean, staff really nice and food excellent."

Independent Feefo Review

"The ship the staff and the food was excellent. First class so would certainly recommend."

Independent Feefo Review

"The whole experience on Brabant was superb. The crew were so helpful and friendly nothing was too much trouble. From boarding to disembarkation every one made us welcome and valued."

Independent Feefo Review

"Congratulations on bringing the happy family atmosphere of the big ships onto the river."

Independent Feefo Review

Journalists & Travel Agent Reviews:

“I have to say the crew were so friendly and nothing was too much trouble.”

“The tours we went on were really well organised and I think they all seem really good value for money – really enjoyed the perfume making and the wine tour.”

Operations Director, JTA Travel

“The windows offered fantastic views of the scenery with the table and chairs a welcome addition to sit and watch the scenery sail by.”

Operations Manager, Worldwide & Cruise

“I had such a great time and can’t stop telling everyone how good it was.”

MD, Ramblers Holidays

“This Brabant river cruise itinerary exceeded my expectations, exciting shore excursions, with high standards of local guides, was terrific value.”

Freelance Regional Journalist

“Coasting through some of Europe’s most engaging attractions in total comfort could be habit forming. If that’s the case, the Brabant can take the credit.”

Travel writer & broadcaster, Silver Travel Advisor         

“It’s a simple formula: homely, friendly, affordable river cruising. I reckon Fred Olsen has cracked it.”

Cruise Editor for ‘The Sunday Times’