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The magnificent Danube River meanders 1,788 miles from its origins in Germany’s Black Forest to the jaws of the Black Sea known as KM Zero in Romania. Just before emptying into the sea, the Danube forms one of Europe's largest and best preserved deltas – the Danube Delta. A UNESCO-listed Natural Heritage Site, the Danube Delta – which spans over 2,200 square miles – is a wildlife enthusiasts dream destination, with its mix of marshes, canals and tree-lined lakes playing host to over 300 species of birds and 160 species of fish.
With Fred. Olsen you can take the opportunity to experience this thriving natural wonder up close on a boat safari into the Delta Biosphere Reserve. Catch your boat at the pretty town of St Gheorghe and relax while you’re guided through the narrow passages of the Danube Delta. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the vast array of flora and fauna on display, from bird species such as pelicans, cormorants and black-headed gulls to a gallery of reeds, plants and trees that line the vast network of canals and lagoons.
In early summer the delta is bursting with colour, attracting huge flocks of birds to nest – if you’re lucky you may catch a glimpse of rare species such as the pygmy cormorant, or hear the call of an egret. You won't want to miss the carpet of white and yellow water lilies which bloom in summer – a truly unforgettable experience.
In keeping with the experience enjoyed on our ocean cruises, Fred. Olsen River Cruises are expertly crafted to offer guests a relaxing, endlessly rewarding and simply unforgettable cruise holiday. Step aboard the stylish Brabant in one of six departure ports across Europe and set sail on an incredible journey of European river cruising, with scenic cruising through spectacular areas of natural beauty and stops at some of the most historic, beautiful and captivating destinations on the continent to enjoy. [ReadMore]
Experience River Cruising and you can take in the fairytale-esque towns, world-famous vineyards and glorious rolling hills of picturesque valleys; marvel at natural wonders such as the Iron Gates gorges and the Danube Delta; and discover awe-inspiring cities such as Vienna, Budapest, Cologne and Strasbourg to name just a few as you cruise the Danube, Main, Rhine or Moselle rivers. It’s not just the destinations on our itineraries which ensure every Fred. Olsen River cruise is a very special experience though; our smaller river boat is key to you making the most of your well-earned holiday.
Sailing with around 150 fellow guests, you’ll never feel overcrowded while enjoying the comfortable ambience, attentive service, delicious food and stunning scenery on board Brabant. What’s more, Brabant’s compact dimensions allow us to moor as near to the heart of cities, towns and villages as operationally possible to bring the best of each destination closer to you.
So, if you wish to uncover the delights of stunning European rivers, countries and cities on memorable river cruise, be sure to take a look around our website – you’re sure to find Fred. Olsen River Cruises to your taste.
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