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European river cruising with the industry pioneer 

Founded in 1976, CroisiEurope is a family-owned company and pioneer in European river cruising. With a fleet of 50 beautiful ships, CroisiEurope operates on the Rhine and Moselle, Danube, Seine, Garonne, Gironde and Dordogne around the Bordeaux region and its wine country, as well as the Rhône and Saône.

The lounge on board the Elbe Princesse
The lounge on board the Elbe Princesse

Southern Europe is among the most popular destinations offered by Europe’s leading company, with cruises on the Douro in Portugal; the Guadiana and Guadalquivir in Spain; and the Po river in Italy. CroisiEurope also launched cruises on the Loire and the Elbe on board paddlewheel ships, and operates six hotel barges to experience gliding along the tranquil waters of Champagne, Provence, the Loire, Burgundy and Alsace.

CroisiEurope also offers river cruises on the Mekong and the Volga. Mediterranean itineraries feature widely on its range of destinations with cruises along the Adriatic coast and from Naples.

Interiors on board CroisiEurope's ships are contemporary and sophisticated
Interiors on board boast a contemporary design

Eager to remain at the forefront of river cruise innovations, as it did in 2015 and 2016 with two paddlewheel ships, the MS Loire Princesse and the MS Elbe Princesse, CroisiEurope will continue to expand its fleet in 2017.

Beginning in April 2017, the MS Miguel Torga will sail the Douro River in Portugal from Porto, stopping in Regua, Vega de Terron, Ferradosa and Pinhão. The three-deck ship will boast a pool, contemporary interior design and 66 cabins that will accommodate 132 passengers. Hosting eight-day cruises, it will join CroisiEurope’s four other ships on the Golden River.

CroisiEurope has put together specialist cruise and bike itineraries travelling through France

In the winter of 2016, the MS Belle de l’Adriatique will take guests from Nice to Naples. It will then continue with CroisiEurope’s exclusive maritime and coastal cruise programmes, taking passengers around the breathtaking Bay of Naples to experience the Dolce Vita along the Amalfi coast and the delights of Calabria and Capri for a blend of natural beauty and ancient history, ideal for winter sunshine.

The Elbe Princesse's sophisticated bar
The Elbe Princesse’s sophisticated bar

For those in search of 2017 European river cruises with the added fun of bicycle tourism, CroisiEurope has put together specialist cruise and bike itineraries travelling through France. Following the trend of slow travel and a return to nature, passengers can enjoy CroisiEurope’s three different itineraries and choose to explore either the Bordeaux region, Loire Valley or the Rhône Valley. CroisiEurope will provide bicycles as well as technical support along the way.

CroisiEurope’s cruises have an international feel with a French touch on board

In 2017, Croisieurope will be enhancing its excursions to offer guests more choice and meet passengers growing demand for more authentic experiences.

Expanding the types of activities on offer, the company has launched new excursion packages for each cruise itinerary: the Discovery Package.

Berlin at sunset with the Elbe Princesse
Berlin at sunset with the Elbe Princesse

Guests can discover new energetic, unusual and original excursions, which will surprise and enchant those looking to experience more adventurous and sensation-filled activities. Unusual tours, sights off the beaten path, local product tasting, helicopter rides and bicycles tours are among the many exciting experiences CroisiEurope has hand-picked for its passengers.

CroisiEurope’s cruises have an international feel with a French touch on board and boast the widest selection of destinations and itineraries with great value for money. Its cuisine is designed in the finest tradition of French culinary excellence with local variations.

Check out the best cruise offers on the CroisiEurope river cruises website.

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