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What are the embarkation and disembarkation times?

We understand that you will require details of where to embark and disembark Brabant; so please locate your cruise number below, which will indicate where you will need to travel to and from. Embarkation is open from 16:00hrs to 17:00hrs, and at the end of your river cruise, we request you vacate your cabin by 09:00hrs. Please check back here for details of your check-in times and berths for 2019 river cruises. Please note that times will be subject to change without notice.  

Are flights included in the cost of a Fred. Olsen river cruise?

If you would like to fly from an airport outside London please request this at the time of booking; we will contact you to discuss options when the flights are released on sale. Please note that flights from an airport other than London maybe subject to an additional charge and may be non-refundable. Please see full terms and conditions for more information relating to flights and transfers. If you have any questions regarding our fly-cruise holidays, please call our our experienced Guest Services team on 01473 292 444.

Can I arrange my own flights?

If you choose to book your holiday as 'cruise only' you can select your preferred airport, flight times and transfers that best suit your requirements. Guests also have the option to extend their stay, either at the beginning or end of their cruise, to explore a destination further. Be sure to check whether your are selecting 'cruise only' or 'fly-cruise' when booking your river cruise. If you would like more information, please your Travel Agent or a member of our experienced Reservations Team on 01473 742 424. Please also be sure to check embarkation and disembarkation timings for your specific sailing in order to co-ordinate suitable flight and transfer times, as a guide embark is usually from 4pm and debark at 9am.

How much luggage can I take?

Guests are permitted to bring one suitcase weighing up to 20kg, and one piece of hand luggage at 5kg. Full details of your fly-cruise luggage allowance will be provided on your flight tickets.

What security checks should I expect?

Depending on the port, a security check in line with the Department for Transport’s regulations will be carried out. At check-in you will receive a cabin key which acts as your pass and on board account for the full duration of the cruise. Each time you embark or disembark the vessel your key must be handed into Reception. The Merchant Shipping Act prohibits the carrying of certain items on board ship, which include: All firearms and ammunition, sporting weapons, replica firearms, and explosives of any kind Knives and other sharp bladed items (including pen knives) Flammable substances (petrol, methylated spirit, paint thinners etc) Items containing incapacitating substances that could be used to maim or disable, such as gas cylinders, unless they form part of a ladies hairdressing kit Any other item made, adapted or intended for use as an offensive weapon For flights, a list of prohibited items will be detailed with your flight details. Please bear in mind that security on your flight and at the airport will be extremely tight.

Which departure ports do Fred. Olsen River Cruises sail from?

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 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 Budapest, Hungary Hirsova, Romania Basel, Switzerland Fred. Olsen flights depart from/return to any London airport, with any scheduled airline. (This is 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. If you have any questions and would like to speak to a member of the Fred. Olsen Team, please call Guest Services on 01473 292 444.