Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has announced the launch of its first river cruise programme that will offer 30 sailings -- on the Rhine, Moselle and Danube -- from April 2018.The line's first river cruise vessel will be named Brabant -- in homage to a 1920's Fred. Olsen passenger ship of the same name.Fred. Olsen will charter the 156-passenger river ship -- currently sailing as Amadeus Princess -- from April to November 2018 and for the same period in 2019, to 12 different itineraries, from five to 25 nights.The line is likely to add a second ship to the new Fred. Olsen River Cruise Lines' fleet, but could not confirm when.Sales & marketing director Justin Stanton told Cruise Critic: "We might include a second ship but we don't know when."He added: "The amount of effort we have put into this -- it's for the long term. It seemed like a natural fit for us."
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