For over 36 years, CroisiEurope has had the wind in its sails on the most beautiful rivers in Europe.
The proof being the 177,000 passengers who chose to take a cruise aboard the over 29 boats that make up the current fleet.
This independent, family business is the current market leader in river cruises in France and Europe.
Offering flexible cruising options on from 3-15 day, CroisiEurope has itineraries to that stand alone or can be combined to create a comprehensive European experience.
Who Are CroisiEurope?
The 35 years-old French family-run company Croisieurope is the Europe's largest river cruise line. Offering a tempting choice of port of call, state-of-art facilities and carefully planned itineraries, its 26 vessels supply the European rivers as well as the Adriatic coast and Red sea. Nowadays, CroisiEurope have become well-known for * 1000 enthusiastic and passionate staff who look after 200 000 passengers and are always at your service * Over 29 river cruise vessels and 1 sea-going cruise ship whose levels of comfort we are continually improving * Value for Money that is unrivalled to date due to the fact that we control every element of the cruise, from the initial construction and design of the ship to the service, accommodation and cuisine provided on board * Our sincere wish to honour French prestige by maintaining refinement at every level of service * The innovation which has been the driving force of the company since the beginning
CroisiEurope - Ships
CroisiEurope has a fleet of over 29 Prestige category boats with cabins, which ply the most beautiful rivers in Europe. Spacious and light, they offer a welcoming and refined setting. Accommodation capacity varies from 100 to 180 passengers depending on the boat's design. At the cutting edge of technology, their facilities offer comfort and safety. Carefully maintained and partially renovated each year, the CroisiEurope fleet is largely made up of recently built vessels, less than five years old, all with Veritas certification. The leading European river tour operator, our company owes its international reputation to its seriousness, its dynamism, its sense of innovation and its recognised value for money of long standing. On board, you will find all of the amenities and comfort which guarantee the quality and seriousness of the CroisiEurope fleet.
Excursions - INCLUDED in the price
At the ports of call, you will be able to explore the cities and sites close to our boats' moorings by yourself or take part in the optional excursions on offer. During these excursions, CroisiEurope will handle any transfers to the places visited, usually by coach, as well as admission to the tourist sites, guides, etc... in order to offer you a "turnkey" tour. Certain tours not far from the boat can be done on foot in the company of our hostess. You will be given a brief presentation of the various excursions at our various destinations. Enjoy !
Croisi Europe - Life on Board
Clothing: Plan casual dress for the daytime and suitable dress for the restaurant and Gala Evening. Dress is not formal. Dining: All meals are taken in the restaurant. Breakfast is a buffet, lunch and dinner are full-service. Tables seat 4 to 8. Specific dietary requirements should be stated at the time of reservation Hair dryers: All cabins have hair dryers for passenger use Laundry: A laundry service is not available on board Safety Deposit Boxes: A safe is available in every cabin. Smoking: Smoking is not permitted inside CroisiEurope ships, smoking areas are allocated on deck.
Bar and Lounge Drinks: Drinks and beverages are available in the lounge bar, and are purchased using a 50 euro drinks card bought on board. Sums remaining are reimbursed at the end of the cruise. Most cruises have an open bar which includes a variety of French & regional wines. You will have to pay for Champagne and other premium drinks however.
CroisiEurope - Things you should know
Medical Services: There is no doctor on board. The Purser will undertake to reach a doctor or emergency services at the nearest landing stage. A defibrillator is available on board. Onboard Language: The main language on board is French, with notices and announcements in English and other languages according to passengers onboard. Many staff and tour guides speak English
Reception Desk: The Purser is available for advice and assistance. Passengers are welcomed on-board and shown to their cabins. A welcome drink is served in the lounge and the crew introduce themselves, and outline the sequence of events for the cruise and the excursions.
Souvenir Shop: The souvenir shop offers postcards, stamps, souvenirs and practical items. Opening hours are displayed on-board according to visits.
Dining on the Danube article by Justine Tyerman
Wining and Dining - INCLUDED in the price
Croisieurope is Europe's largest river cruise line and in full charge of catering on its ships. In charge of the company's Chefs, Alain Bohn manages and designs his cuisine and specific menus in the tradition of French cooking with his passionate kitchen teams.
Breakfast Buffet: Continental style in the restaurant - with Fresh breads, croissants, cereals, fruits, cold meats and cheeses, pastries, yoghurts, and juices. Some hot items are available.
Lunch and Dinner: These are both full-service, with a number of courses and unlimited house wine (choice of bottles), beer, soft drinks and mineral water (this is not applicable on departures during the festive season). Held at fixed times to fit the daily schedule, these are in one sitting, normally with tables of 4 to 8 organised at boarding. Coffee and tea are included after the meal. Lunch and dinner menus are published in advance, and alternatives can be arranged if needed. Specific dietary requirements are catered for, and should be stated at the time of booking. Special occasion requirements should be requested in advance.
Gala Dinner: Towards the end of the cruise there will normally be a Gala Dinner with a distinctive special menu.