CroisiEurope Cruises

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In the business since 1976, this family-run French company is Europe's largest river cruise line. Offering a tempting choice of port of call, state-of-art facilities and carefully planned itineraries, our 50 vessels ply the European rivers as well as the Adriatic coast, Italy and France.

CroisiEurope has a fleet of 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. On board, you will find all of the amenities and comfort which guarantee the quality and seriousness of the CroisiEurope fleet.

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Life on Board

Cabins: All cabins are located above water level and offer panoramic views of the scenery. Spacious and comfortable, they have twin beds or a double bed, with a bathroom (shower, WC and washbasin) and towels provided onboard. They are also equipped with satellite television, radio, hairdryer and safe. Some ships have designated single cabins, or cabins designed for the physically disabled.

All cabins offer the same furnishings and equipment and are of the same size. On 3-deck ships the cabins located on the upper deck have French balconies. Lower deck cabins also have large picture windows except in Spain where the Belle de Cadix has portholes on the main deck.

Dining: Your cruise includes full board. All meals are taken in the restaurant. Each passenger is allocated a table on the first night of their cruise, usually with other passengers of the same nationality/language. Tables seat a maximum of 6 guests and the waiter for each table will remain the same for the duration of the cruise.

Breakfast is buffet style with a choice of Continental and Western style options including freshly prepared local produce and a selection of hot and cold dishes.

Lunch and dinner have a single European style set menu that includes a selection of regional specialities and traditional favourites, and a Serge Dubs wine list is available. The majority of our cruises include wine and beer with lunch and dinnner and unlimited free drinks at our bar. (only champagne and some other premium drinks are excluded.)

Towards the end of the cruise we offer a Gala Dinner with a distinctive special menu.

Sun Deck: The Sun Deck is equipped with recliners and deck chairs.

Cyrano de Bergerac cabin
Cyrano de Bergerac dining room
Vasco de gama sun deck

Shore Excursions

At the ports of call, you will be able to explore the cities and sites close to the boats' moorings by yourself or take part in the excursions on offer. During these excursions, CroisiEurope will provide transportation to the sites visited, usually by coach, as well as admission to the tourist sites, guides, etc. in order to offer you an excellent tour experience. In many cities, you have the option of a discovery tour which will show the city or site in a different way. It could be a cyclying tour through a vineyard or a helicopter tour. You can see these discovery tours in the cruise itinerary description.

In some places, we will explore the area on foot in the company of our hostess.

You will be given a brief presentation of the various excursions at our various destinations. Enjoy !

Other Information

Voltage: Continental 220v.

Laundry: A laundry service is not available on board
Smoking:  Smoking is not permitted inside the ships, smoking areas are allocated on deck.

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 LanguageThe 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 other items. Opening hours are displayed on-board according to visits.

Currency on board: The onboard currency is the Euro. For convenience, a 'no cash' system operates for drinks purchased on board. At the start of the cruise you can purchase a drinks card at the bar for 50 Euros. Any balance remaining at the end of the cruise will be reimbursed. Payment can be made either by cash in Euros or credit card (Visa, Mastercard). Maestro and Electron cards are not accepted.

Currency Exchange: There is no currency exchange facility on board. ATM cash machines are located on shore at some of the towns you visit. Please check with your bank that your credit or debit card and PIN will work abroad prior to departure.

Dress Code: On board, the dress code for daywear is generally casual and comfortable. If you’re planning to join shore excursions, it’s advisable to bring a pair of comfortable walking shoes, a sun hat and adequate sun cream. It is advisable to wear comfortable layers and to bring a jumper or jacket as evenings can be cool. In the evenings, smart-casual wear is advisable for the restaurant, while for Gala evenings you may choose to dress up.

Tipping: Gratuities are left entirely at your discretion and are not included in the cruise price. Should you wish to leave a tip, as a guide we recommend 5-7 EUROS per passenger per day, which will be distributed amongst the crew. This recommendation does not include local drivers or guides.

Special Dietary Requirements: If any member of your party has special dietary requirements, such as vegetarian, allergy-specific, diabetic or similar, please inform us at the time of booking. You should also speak to the purser immediately after embarking your ship and the on board chefs will do their best to accommodate special requirements. Although CroisiEurope include a selection of customized menu choices, they cannot guarantee the consideration of all dietary requirements.

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