The European River Cruise expert, CroisiEurope, has over the past 40 years expanded its range of cruises, offering themed cruises on the major rivers in France and the rest of Europe. Whether it’s wine, good food, history, cycling or rambling, CroisiEurope has a cruise to fit each destination’s specialty while catering for its loyal and fast growing customer base. Discovering Europe from a new and more personal perspective has never been so easy and affordable.
Let’s find out what themed river cruises CroisiEurope has in store for 2017, on board its fleet of more than 50 ships.
European cruises at Christmas time
There is no better way to enjoy the seasonal cheer than a tour of European Christmas traditions.
Most Christmas markets will start opening to the public around mid-November, while some of them will open slightly later, on the 25th November, in time for Advent. Christmas market cruises from Strasbourg, where the oldest Christmas market in Europe was created some 446 years ago, Rouen and Avignon are ideal to explore beautiful French towns and their local charm. For those seeking a Central European feel, CroisiEurope offers Christmas market cruises from Vienna, the Austrian capital, which puts on a very special show, including magical lights, culinary delicacies and a unique festive atmosphere.
Spend Christmas on a cruise
Embarking on a cruise over Christmas time has never been so easy. Come on board and let the crew take care of every detail to ensure families have the most magical and unforgettable Christmas ever. Whether sailing the Loire in France on board the MS Loire Princesse or cruising the Elbe river on board the MS Elbe Princesse, travellers will be enchanted by the special touches the leading European river cruise line has prepared: Christmas themed shore excursions, Midnight Mass, special present for all passengers and of course fine dining and champagne.
Come on board and let the crew take care of every detail
Gourmet cruises not to miss in 2017
Eating good food while on a CroisiEurope cruise is not optional, it is part of the experience, wherever the river travellers are sailing. However, themed cruises now also include shore excursions solely dedicated to letting you discover renowned vineyards and sample local culinary traditions. The Alsace region in northeastern France is a delight for those on the lookout for both old and new flavours. Gourmet cruises are jovial and festive, and will just be what cookery lovers will need to find new inspiration from great French chefs.
Great Canal Journeys in France
CroisiEurope operates six canal barges with only 24 passengers and six dedicated crew members. A barge cruise is perfect for sharing special moments with family and friends. These floating hotels let passengers enjoy their holiday at their own pace: from the sun deck and the Jacuzzi on the foredeck, to the free bicycles ideal to ride on the paths along the canal, or the excursions exploring the docking towns and villages at the heart of which your barge will be docked.
With CroisiEurope’s active cruises, bike lovers and ramblers are in for a treat! The new active holiday programmes are ideal to offer just the right amount of sport, heritage, local food tasting and leisurely sailing European rivers. It has never been so easy to explore Europe by bike or along green and peaceful walking paths. No need to worry about equipment: CroisiEurope provides the bikes and lunch for each outing.