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CroisiEurope, cruising the most beautiful European waterways for more than 40 years.

Founded 41 years ago, CroisiEurope has been pioneering river cruising ever since on the most beautiful and famous waterways in the world. To this day, some routes and destinations remain unique to their family-owned company as no one else travels where they pledge to take you. Cruises start from 4 to 26 days.

Their themed cruises count numerous interests, as gastronomy, wines, beer, art, history and more to please everybody. Their ‘floating hotels’ accommodates from 16 up to 180 guests, and enables them to moor at any port while providing you with every amenity. CroiseEurope’s all-inclusive voyages’ formulas (free excursions, unlimited drinks, superb French cuisine) truly exemplifies the best in river cruising.

Sample Itineraries

Explore France on a Barge Cruise through the French Canals

7 days from $3,189

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River Cruise in Southern Africa

9 days from $7,100

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Explore Andalusia on a River/Coastal Cruise from Seville, Spain to Portugal

8 days from $1,858

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Explore the Loire Valley on a Paddle Wheeler

6 days from $2,420

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Coastal Cruises to Croatia and Montenegro

8 days from $2,800

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Explore Berlin to Prague on the Elbe Cruise and
Vltava Rivers

9 days from $3,216

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Explore France on a Barge Cruise through the French Canals

A cruise on a traditional Hotel Barge is arguably the best way to relax, enjoy life and discover French canals. Perfect for couples, families or groups of friends, you can cruise through the very soul of France, as you enjoy the peace and quiet.

7 days starting from $3,189 per person

DAY 1: Paris - EPERNAY
Take the coach from Paris by coach to join the ship in Epernay in the afternoon. Presentation of the crew and welcome cocktail. Dinner on board.

Full board on board. Excursion along the famous Champagne route. Discovery tour of the village of Hautvilliers, birthplace of Champagne. Visit a major Champagne house followed by a tasting of champagne. Return on board and cruise to Dormans. Arrival in the evening.

Full board on board. Departure by coach for the excursion of Reims, guided tour of the historic center and its cathedral. Return on board. The Afternoon is spent sailing to Château Thierry, through the beautiful Marne canal landscapes. Arrival in the beginning of the evening.

Full board on board. Discovery of the town of Château Thierry and you’ll participate in a falconry show with live demonstrations. Return on board and cruise to Saint-Jean-Les-Deux-Jumeaux. Afternoon spent sailing, passing Drachy and Champigny, through the heart of the Seine-et-Marne countryside and its Champagne vines. Arrival during the evening.

Full board on board. Cruise to Meaux. Arrival in Meaux and in the afternoon, visit of this charming town, from Meaux Cathedral to the Bishops' Palace, passing the Gallo-Roman ramparts and the magnificent Bossuet Garden, traditionally believed to be an early work of Le Nôtre. Discovery of the Brie de Meaux Exhibition Room, followed by a tasting of the cheese, hailed as “the King of Cheeses”. During this visit, the ship continues cruising to Lagny-sur-Marne where you will return on board.

Full board on board. Departure of the boat to Paris. In the afternoon, arrival in Paris and excursion through the major sites of the capital: the Place de la République, the main boulevards, the Opera, the Place de la Madeleine, Place Vendôme and the Louvre. Original walk along the prettiest covered walkways in Paris. Travel back through time and history around the Palais Royal. Return on board. Gala evening.

Buffet breakfast on board. Disembark in the morning.

River Cruise in Southern Africa (NEW)

CroisiEurope’s “safari-cruise” in Southern Africa is a world premiere. The brand new ship, the “African Dream” sails on the Chobe and Zambezi rivers which flow between Namibia and Botswana. You’ll have an up-close and personal experience with nature to marvel at the countries amazing fauna and flora and live among the greatest animals.

9 days starting from $7,100 per person

Take a coach to Soweto, which came to the world's attention in 1976 with the Soweto Uprising, when mass protests erupted over the government's policy to enforce education in the Afrikaans language rather than English. It has been estimated that one-third of Johannesburg’s population lives in Soweto. All eleven of South Africa’s official languages are spoken here. You’ll have lunch before setting out on a panoramic tour to discover Freedom Park and the unique atmosphere in this well-known neighborhood. You’ll have dinner and spend the night at a four-star hotel.

Fly from Johannesburg to Kasane, Botswana. You’ll be transferred from the airport to board your luxury ship, the African Dream. Enjoy lunch after a welcome cocktail. Your first nature and wildlife cruise will be to observe the different species along the Kasai Channel. Afterwards, you’ll return to their private mooring in the heart of the Chobe River. You’ll have dinner and spend the night onboard.

Journey out on the first safari today in Jeeps equipped exclusively with misters for your comfort. You’ll explore the Chobe National Park that is home to more than 1/4 of the total elephant population in Africa. You’ll have lunch before spending the afternoon cruising to the Zambezi River, marking the border between Zambia and Namibia. In the afternoon, you’ll leave on small motor boats for a water safari of the larger animals. You’ll enjoy a unique, up-close experience with the wildlife that lives on the banks from just a few yards away. Dinner and overnight on board the African Dream.

Spend the day cruising to Kabulabula. The Chobe National Park has a myriad of swamps, flooded plains, lakes and rivers, making this cruise the ideal and most-adapted way to set out on unforgettable tours. Along the entire route, you’ll discover some of the richest pockets of wildlife in Africa, including zebras, water buffalos, antelopes and an abundance of birds. Dinner and overnight on board the African Dream.

Disembark the ship and leave on an early water safari to try to catch more than a glimpse of the big five. You’ll have lunch in a “floating restaurant” in the middle of the river and feast on some local delicacies. You’ll then leave for the lodge. As you travel, you'll see Sedudu Island and its marshes, overflowing with abundant wildlife such as hippopotami, water buffalos and crocodiles. Check into CroisiEurope’s lodge, have dinner and spend the night.

In the morning, you’ll leave for a visit to the local school to meet the teachers and students. This will be a truly unique face-to-face experience that will enrichen your travels. You’ll return to the lodge for lunch. Enjoy some free time this afternoon to take advantage of the activities proposed at the lodge or spend the time relaxing under the trees or by the pool. After dinner tonight, let a local storyteller entrance you with the mysterious legends of the region.

This morning, take a trip to an authentic village to discover the culture and customs of the area. You’ll meet the locals and learn about traditional Namibian houses. After lunch at the lodge, join us for some activities delving into local customs. Dinner will be served under the stars this evening, a truly wonderful way to experience the African skies. Overnight at the lodge.

Depart by coach for Victoria Falls and on an exceptional lunch cruise at the foot of the falls. This afternoon, you’ll tour on foot of the falls in Zimbabwe, where the views are among the most exceptional in the world. You’ll also see where the Zambezi River plunges over the cliff to become the tallest waterfall in the world, creating the “smoke that thunders.” Tonight you’ll enjoy a “Boma” dinner with traditional dance and music. Overnight at the four-star hotel.

Have breakfast and an optional early morning excursion: Finish the trip soaring over Victoria Falls in a helicopter.

Explore Andalusia on a River/Coastal Cruise from Seville, Spain to Portugal

CroisiEurope is the only river cruise company to navigate the Guadalquivir River, visiting Spain’s most iconic cities such as Seville or Cadiz. Andalusia enjoys more than 300 days of sunshine per year. Andalusia also has the largest number of protected natural areas in Spain and a great historic and artistic heritage, unique in the world. It is renowned for its Village fiestas all year round and of course, great gastronomy of very high quality.

8 days starting from $1,858 per person

Board the ship in the afternoon. Meet the crew and enjoy a welcome cocktail before dinner. The evening is free. The ship remains in port overnight.

Guided tour of Seville on foot. Afterwards, return on board and start cruising, passing the Doñana National Park designated by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site and a Biosphere Reserve along the way. You’ll reach Cádiz in the evening and set out on a tour of Cádiz by night with your hostess.

Day 3: CADIZ
Excursion to Jerez and visit of a “ganadería” (a property where bulls are raised), the chance to learn about this living symbol of Spanish culture. In the afternoon, take a guided tour of Cádiz on foot which will surprise you with its cultural and historic richness. Tonight, enjoy a Spanish-themed dinner and Flamenco evening on board.

Tour the Osborne cellar and taste local wines in the company of your hostess. Afterwards, you’ll cruise to Isla Minima. Upon arrival, join a tour of a genuine Andalusian hacienda located on the banks of the Guadalquivir and enjoy an equestrian show. The ship will start sailing towards Seville.

Day 5: SEVILLE - Granada
Guided tour of Granada. This grandiose and verdant site owes its prestige to its Moorish monuments, especially the Alhambra: a palace straight out of the 1001 nights. Discover the Generalife, a pleasure palace with attached romantic gardens. Afterwards, return on board in Seville. The evening is free to do as you please.

Excursion to a nature reserve and tour with a forest guide. Enjoy free time in the city this afternoon. Tonight is the gala dinner and evening.

Day 7: SEVILLE - Cordoba
Today is devoted to an excursion to Córdoba, once part of the Caliphate of Cordoba. Afterwards, you’ll return to Seville. Enjoy an evening of Latin-Cuban entertainment on board.

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking.

Explore the Loire Valley on a Paddle Wheeler

CroisiEurope is the only company to navigate a paddle wheeler along the Loire Valley. The MS Loire Princesse is a specially designed vessel for the river Loire, a particular waterway. Discover the Loire Valley châteaux and stroll through the famous gardens of the Villandry Château and visit the Ussé Château. Explore Nantes for an authentic journey through one of the major cities in Brittany, and pay a visit to the Saint-Nazaire shipyard. Famous for its rich cultural, historic and natural heritage, a Loire Valley cruise is also ideal to discover Angers, the capital of historic Anjou, and situated along the flowered coast. This exclusive itinerary will also take you to the heart of France's culinary heritage with a tour of the Muscadet region known for the wines of the Loire.

6 days starting from $2,420 per person

Board in Nantes in the evening. Meet the crew and enjoy a welcome drink. Cruise on what King Francois Ist called the “most beautiful river in France”: The Erdre.

Guided visit of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. In the afternoon, tour of Saint Nazaire, a town on the sea. Visit of Escal’Atlantic and the Saint Nazaire shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Europe. Rejoin the ship in Saint Nazaire, followed by an evening of music and dancing. Overnight stop.

The vessel sets sail early this morning. The entire morning is spent cruising. You arrive in Ancenis in the early afternoon. The Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town.

Set sail for Bouchemaine. The entire morning is spent cruising. Visit of the town of Angers, capital of the Anjou region. You will visit the fortress from the 13th century and see the Apocalypse tapestry, which is the most important set of medieval tapestries still in existence in the world today. Evening of entertainment provided by the crew.

DAY 5: BOUCHEMAINE – The Châteaux of the Loire Valley – ANCENIS
Full day's excursion: visit of the Castles of the Loire Valley. Return on board at Ancenis. Gala dinner on board followed by an evening of music and dancing. The ship sets sail during the evening for Nantes and continues through the night.

Disembark in the morning.

Coastal Cruises to Croatia and Montenegro

Take a sea cruise along the Dalmatian Coast to visit fascinating sights. The MS La Belle de l’ Adriatique is a 4-deck small ocean going vessel. She has 99 cabins holding up to 198 passengers. You’ll see dazzling landscapes, architectural diversity and discover the islands of Mljet, Korcula, Vis, and Hvar.

8 days starting from $2,800 per person

DAY 1: Dubrovnik
Welcome evening.

DAY 2: Dubrovnik
Optional excursion – guided tour of Dubrovnik. Sightsee on your own in the afternoon, stroll around the ramparts.

DAY 3: Mljet – Korcula
Visit Mljet, one of the most beautiful islands in the Adriatic. Two different options in the afternoon, depending on your package. The Discovery package offers a buggy safari that takes you along gravel roads through a landscape of olive groves and vineyards. Dinner followed by traditional sword dancing.

DAY 4: Korcula - Sibenik
The ship will cruise in the morning. Optional excurisions such as a hike through the Krka National Park on walkways leading past lakes and waterfalls and down to Skradin. Evening entertainment will be provided by the crew.

DAY 5: Sibenik – Trogir – Split
Optional excursion Tour of Trogir. Long considered one of the best spots to visit on the Dalmatian coast, Trogir is a treasure trove of delights. Afternoon excursion option for the Discovery package is panoramic tour of Kaštela traveling along the scenic coastal road. You’ll then continue on to the Bedalov Winery in Kastel Kambelovac for a wine tasting. Free time tonight.

DAY 6: Split – Hvar - Vis
Optional excursions proposed: guided tour of Hvar named the Croatian Saint-Tropez or Urban hike on Hvar Island to the fortress. Afternoon spent cruising. Enjoy some free time this afternoon, or join the optional excursion with a bike ride. Special gala evening. Sailing to Kotor during the night.

DAY 7: Kotor - Dubrovnik
Cruise during the morning. Optional excursion Guided tour of Kotor, and exploring the old town on foot. The ship will start sailing to Dubrovnik. Enjoy some free time tonight.

DAY 8: Dubrovnik
Breakfast and disembarkation .

Explore Berlin to Prague on the Elbe Cruise and Vltava Rivers

From Berlin to Prague, discover the charming cities of Germany and Czech Republic, marked by their past but also by their cultural diversity. Visit the cities of Berlin, Potsdam, Dresden and Prague, cities that are authentic and full of charm. Let yourself be seduced by the excursions such as the gardens of the Sanssouci Palace or the Elbe Sandstone Mountains.

9 days starting from $3,216 per person

DAY 1: Berlin
Passengers are welcome to board the ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, the crew is introduced at a welcome cocktail before dinner.

DAY 2: Berlin – Nedlitz – Wusterwitz
In the morning, join the crew for a guided tour of Berlin. In the afternoon, depart for a visit of the gardens at the Sanssouci Palace. Afterwards, return on board in Nedlitz and continue cruising. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

DAY 3: Wusterwitz – Magdeburg
The morning will be spent cruising towards Magdeburg. In the afternoon, join the crew for a tour of Magdeburg, situated midway on the Elbe River and the historic Roman Roads. Afterwards, return on board and continue the cruise. Enjoy an evening of dancing. The ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 4: Wittenburg
After arriving in Wittenberg, leave on a guided tour of the city. Visit Martin Luther's house, a former Augustinian monastery which is now the Reformation Museum and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards, return on board and spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. The ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 5: Meissen – Dresden
After arriving in Meissen, leave on a guided tour of the city, famous for its trademark porcelain. Return on board in Dresden. After lunch, join the crew for a visit of the city known as the "Florence of the Elbe.” Enjoy an evening of dancing.

DAY 6: Dresden – USTI
Leave on an excursion to the Elbe Sandstone Mountains. Discover the Königstein Fortress built on a rock formation overlooking the Elbe. Return on board in Wehlen and spend all afternoon cruising through the magical landscape of Saxon Switzerland and northern Bohemia. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

DAY 7: USTI – Roudnice – Kralupy
Join the tour of Litomerice. This royal town is one of the oldest Bohemian cities established in the 13th century and whose old town is listed as a World Heritage Site. Spend the afternoon cruising. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

DAY 8: Kralupy – Prague
Leave Kralupy to spend the morning on a tour of Prague's Old Town. Return on board in Prague. The afternoon will be spent on a visit of the Prague Castle area. The gala dinner is in the evening.

DAY 9: Prague
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of the services.