CroisiEurope to add third paddlewheel ship

CroisiEurope to add third paddlewheel ship

CroisiEurope has announced it has placed an order for a third paddlewheel ship as MS Elbe Princesse leaves dry dock in Saint-Nazaire. 

The vessel, which will be delivered in 2018, will again be designed by Stirling Design International and will be 110 metres long with 58 cabins. The name of the ship and its itineraries will be announced at a later date.

The MS Elbe Princesse follows sister ship, the MS Loire Princesse, pictured, and has been designed using advanced paddlewheel technology, which will allow it to navigate the lowest waters of the Elbe

Between April and November, the MS Elbe Princesse will offer nine-day cruises between Berlin and Prague visiting Magdeburg, Lutherstadt Wittenberg, Meissen, Dresden, Bad Schandau and Litomerice.

Cruise-only prices start from £1,362 per person for accommodation in an outside cabin with all onboard meals, complimentary beer and wine at lunch and dinner as well as open bar throughout the voyage, onboard entertainment and port taxes.

The line also recently announced it will begin sailing on the the Mississippi and the Amazon from next year.

Gabrielle Alam, head of sales and marketing UK, said: “We have lots of exciting things coming up in the next couple of years – new ships and new destinations.

“We are constantly looking at and adding new destinations and that’s great because we have a lot of repeat clientele.”

CroisiEurope will celebrate its 40th birthday in 2016 with a host of events including a one-off 40-day cruise across Europe.

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