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Johannes Brahms

An elegant introduction to river cruising

Exclusively chartered for Saga guests, this elegant, compact vessel is the ideal introduction to river cruising in Europe and has the great advantage of navigating routes which larger vessels cannot.

As a result, it's small enough not to overwhelm yet large enough for you to find your own space, from a quiet corner in the Panorama lounge, enjoying the view from the sun deck or relaxing in your cabin, watching the scenery pass by. With no more than 80 passengers on board, the atmosphere is warm and informal – perfect for making new friends.


About the ship

The cosy quarters of the Johannes Brahms have a timeless decor, with soothing earthy tones in the lounge and restaurant. You'll find a bar in the lounge, perfect for a sundowner after a day trip or nightcap to round off your evening. Relax in a chair on the sun deck – the perfect spot to watch the ever-changing landscape as you sail along.

Meals are served in the comfortable restaurant, the international cuisine offers a choice of options: a buffet-style breakfast, a three-course lunch also served buffet-style, and a four-course dinner.

Your cabin aboard the Johannes Brahms has a large window – all are well above the waterline – affording better views of the river. Cabins are compact but comfortable and have an en suite with shower, wc, safe, hairdryer, television, mini-fridge and individually controlled air conditioning. Each also has a small desk and two chairs.

A side view of a ship to indicate its length82 metres


A ship's width, known as beam9.5 metres


A river shipDutch Cruise Line

Cruise line

A champagne bottle on a string1998

Maiden voyage

Maximum passengers80

Passenger capacity

A crew shoulder board20

Officers & crew

A ship with decks3

Passenger decks

A lift buttonYes


A cabin with arrows indicating size11 sq m

Approx. twin cabin size


A typical menu aboard Johannes Brahms

  • Guinea fowl rouleau with bell pepper, grilled courgette, balsamic syrup and plum compote
  • Creamy mushroom soup with spring onions, crispy pancetta and croutons
  • Tender pepper steak with a brunoise of vegetables and pommes duchesse
    Fried halibut fillet with gnocchi a la Romana and ratatouille
    (Vegetarian choice on request: Courgette tartelette with pilaf rice)
  • Pannacotta Italian-style with amaretto and a red berry coulis Tea and coffee

Vegetarian meals and special dietary requirements can be requested when booking.

Deck plan

Johannes Brahms deck plan