“Highly recommend Avalon Waterways to deliver a fabulous cruise experience. We travelled on two boats due to water levels on the Rhine. The transfer and replacement bus trip between boats was arranged seamlessly. Avalon very generously refunded a days’ crui...“
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When river cruising was a privilege for the wealthy, CroisiEurope developed an affordable cruising concept offering the best value in river cruises at great prices, and appealing to every traveler. This was possible thanks to our involvement in all the steps: from t...
When river cruising was a privilege for the wealthy, CroisiEurope developed an affordable cruising concept offering the best value in river cruises at great prices, and appealing to every traveler. This was possible thanks to our involvement in all the steps: from the simple idea to the construction of our ships, the assembly of our crews, and the full integration of sales and logistical (purchasing, cuisine and maintenance) teams. Your pleasure is our priority, and we aim to provide just that in the comfort of our boats and the quality of the service you receive when dining. We call on all our expertise to better serve you, including working in partnership with some of the most renowned French chefs, such as Paul Bocuse and Marc Haeberlin. Owner and operator of 43 ships, the CroisiEurope river cruise company is proud to be the greatest river ship owners in Europe. Although the Rhine and its tributaries and the Danube remain the major river cruise destinations in Europe, we knew how to develop creative itineraries that appeal to everyone. But we also knew it was important to expand our cruises to unique destinations. These include the Seine and the Rhône, of course, but also the Tisza in Hungary, the Guadalquivir in Spain, the Douro in Portugal, the Dordogne and the Garonne in Bordeaux. Don’t forget our more exotic destinations as well: the Mekong in Vietnam and the Irrawaddy in Myanmar. Our founder’s pioneering spirit has been passed down through the generations. After having developed the novel concept of a coastal cruise on the Adriatic Sea aboard a 200-passenger, top-comfort and high-tech ship (La Belle de l’Adriatique), CroisiEurope revamped the feel of cruising the French canals in Alsace, Burgundy, Champagne, Provence, and Paris with a fleet of new, modern and comfortable hotel barges. With just 12 cabins, these barges bring you to the heart of each one of these regions to discover the hidden treasures awaiting you. As a French company, we are also proud to be launching a river cruise on the Loire. In a worldwide premier, our new revolutionary boat equipped with a paddle wheel will bring you into the interior of a mythical region like you have never experienced before. Alsatian, but French. French, but European. In 2014, we also launched the New MS Lafayette Class of intimate vessels with only 82 guests. CroisiEurope knew how to become global by providing cruises in some of the world’s most fabulous destinations. And it’s with this passion, friendliness, and professionalism that we welcome you aboard our fleet.Read more
76 CroisiEurope River Cruises Reviews
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- SPSusanFrom the Temples of Angkor to the Mekong Delta (port-to-port cruise)4.5 - ExcellentWritten on March 11, 2019We had a great time. Accommodation was very good although our room at the back was a little noisy due to being near the generator and engine room which I would …Read moreCroisiEurope River Cruises commented on this reviewDear Mrs Perchard, We would like to thank you for your review. We are glad to read you had a great time. Many thanks for your suggestions that we will pass along to the appropriate persons. We are sorry you experienced noises in your cabin. We hope to welcome you on board one of our ship very soon. CroisiEurope - Customer Care Department
- RReginaThe Beautiful Blue Danube (port-to-port cruise)5.0 - ExcellentWritten on January 29, 2019We took a Danube tour in Aug 2017 and had a fantastic time! Great staff, well organized, delicious meals, clean ... can’t think of anything negative to sayCroisiEurope River Cruises commented on this reviewDear Regina, Thank you for your great review. We are thrilled to read you had such a fantastic time! We hope to welcome you on board one of our ship very soon. CroisiEurope Team
- EvelynAndalusian New Year4.5 - ExcellentWritten on January 3, 2019I didn't use any transportation so rated average as there was no option to skip this rating. The quality and presentation of food was superb. The staff were ama…Read moreCroisiEurope River Cruises commented on this reviewDear Mrs Sanches, We would like to thank you for your review and your compliments on the food and the staff. We have taken good note of your suggestions on the entertainement and the itinerary. We hope to welcome you onboard one of our ship very soon. CroisiEurope - Customer Care Department
- SScarletCruise on the Marne Canal from Paris to Epernay3.0 - AverageWritten on November 18, 2018Our trip was a bike and barge from Paris to Epernay. Due to the rising waters, our boat wasn't able to accommodate getting us from port to port, which mean't we…Read moreCroisiEurope River Cruises commented on this reviewDear client, We’ve taken good note of your message, although it was posted 7 months after your return from your cruise. We regret that the water level has not allowed this cruise to take place as initially planned. We can’t predict the water level, which for this cruise rose suddenly, preventing us to realize the initial program. We thought our crew and the services offered on board our barge would make up for the situation. We understand your disappointment but are surprised that you wouldn’t recommend CroisiEurope, especially since we offer cruises on every rivers, seas of Europe and the world, 5 French canals and exceptional destinations across the world from Africa to Chili, including Asia and Russia and that on 55 ships. However, if you change your mind, we would be happy to take action and make you discover another destination. In this case, you may contact our partner Tourradar. CroisiEurope - Customer Care Department
- EddaThe exceptional region of Bordeaux (port-to-port cruise)5.0 - ExcellentWritten on November 9, 2018I was warned that Croisi was a “budget” cruise company, but I was pleasantly surprised by what they delivered. The cabins were well appointed with luggage stor…Read more
- EddaThe exceptional region of Bordeaux (port-to-port cruise)5.0 - ExcellentWritten on November 9, 2018Highly recommend Avalon Waterways to deliver a fabulous cruise experience. We travelled on two boats due to water levels on the Rhine. The transfer and replacem…Read more
- CTConstanceThe Douro River, the spirit of Portugal (port-to-port cruise)3.0 - AverageWritten on November 3, 2018this is my 3rd river cruise...the first two with Gate 1 which I loved... and I am glad it was not my first because I would never have done another one. The cabi…Read more
- HenrycwThe Magic of the Provençal Rhône and the Camargue (port-to-port cruise)4.5 - ExcellentWritten on November 3, 2018The boat and meals were excellent, the land tour to Arles should be in the day time instead of the sea side visit. The river scenery was good and peaceful
- EDEmilyFrom the Black Sea to the Blue Danube (port-to-port cruise)3.0 - AverageWritten on October 31, 2018Guides Missed lots in the English translation.
- AThe Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei (including Rudesheim)2.0 - Rather poorWritten on October 29, 2018The food was just awful; And, there were sewer gasses in the cabins. It was absolutely impossible to enjoy the cruise.
CroisiEurope River Cruises Tours
- From Amsterdam to Basel: The Treasures of the Celebrated Rhine River (port-to-port cruise) 9 daysStarts AmsterdamEnds Basel$2,764
- From Portugal to Spain: Porto, the Douro Valley and Salamanca (port-to-port cruise) 8 daysStarts PortoEnds Porto$2,060
- The Magic of the Provençal Rhône and the Camargue (port-to-port cruise) 5 daysStarts LyonEnds Lyon$1,527
About CroisiEurope River Cruises
CroisiEurope River Cruises videos
- The Romantic Rhine Valley
- From Berlin to Prague
- From Paris to the Norman Coast
- The Gateway to Provence
- Wine Cruise
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- The Loire a Royal Legacy
- Portugal and the Douro River
- Southern Europe
- The Mekong River: Vietnam and Cambodia
- Coastal Cruises: Croatia and Montenegro
- From Amsterdam to Basel
- Cruise on the Loire Canal
- Main Page Video
- What is CroisiEurope?
French Cuisine, European Flair
Lunch and Dinner
A Selection of distinctive wines
CroisiEurope River Cruises Ships
- MS BeethovenA Danube river cruise may be just what you are looking for your holiday. On the other hand, a Rhine river cruise does not sound that bad… Read moreBuilt2004 (refurbished 2010)Guests180Crew25Length110mWidth11.4mStaterooms90Electricity220v
- MS Douce FranceMS Douce France is one of the CroisiEurope’s fleet ship, while also being the perfect sailing vessel for a Rhine river cruise - the… Read moreBuilt1997 (refurbished 2017)Guests106Length110mWidth11.4mStaterooms55Electricity220v
- MS Gerard SchmitterA truly astounding ship is MS Gerard Schmitter. Built in 2012, this is a relatively new asset to CroisiEurope’s fleet and it is als… Read moreBuilt2012Guests174Length110mWidth11.4mStaterooms87Electricity220v
- MS L’EuropeL’Europe is a part of CroisiEurope’s fleet and one of the largest ship, as well. With 110 m in length and 11 m wide, this out… Read moreBuilt2006 (refurbished 2016)Guests180Length110mWidth11.4mStaterooms90Electricity220v
- MS La BohemeLa Boheme, a magnificent work of art of CroisiEurope, has been built in 1995, but went through a complete transformation in 2011. The res… Read moreBuilt1995 (refurbished 2011)Guests158Length110mWidth10mStaterooms80Electricity220v
- MS LafayetteBuilt in 2014 and measuring 295 feet in length and 32 feet in width, Lafayette is CroisiEurope’s crown jewel. Its panoramic windows… Read moreBuilt1992 (refurbished 2014)Guests82Length90mWidth10mStaterooms43Electricity220v
- MS Léonard De VinciSailing with CroisiEurope’s Léonard De Vinci is the best way to enjoy a Rhine river cruise. Originally built in 2003, but un… Read moreBuilt2003 (refurbished 2011)Guests143Length105mWidth11.4mStaterooms72Electricity220v
- MS ModiglianiOne of the very best ships CroisiEurope’s fleet has to show is Modigliani. It makes a great choice for a Rhine river cruise, as the… Read moreBuilt2001 (refurbished 2011)Guests159Length110mWidth11.4mStaterooms78Electricity220v
- MS Mona LisaA part of the biggest European fleet, CroisiEurope, Mona Lisa is a very spacious cruising ship with an impressive design. Not only that i… Read moreBuilt2000 (refurbished 2010)Guests96Length82mWidth9.5mStaterooms48Electricity220v
- MS MonetMainly specialized on Rhine or Danube river cruises, MS Monet is an astounding ship provided by CroisiEurope. Astounding, when it comes t… Read moreBuilt1999 (refurbished 2007)Guests158Length110mWidth11.4mStaterooms78Electricity220v
- MS SymphonieAfter being at its passengers’ service for 14 years, Symphonie, the riverboat provided by one of the largest European cruising comp… Read moreBuilt1997 (refurbished 2017)Guests106Length110mWidth10mStaterooms55Electricity220v
- MS Victor HugoBrightly colored and ready to offer an unforgettable experience to its passengers, Victor Hugo is to be found cruising on the Danube, Elb… Read moreBuilt2000 (refurbished 2018)Guests96Length82mWidth9.5mStaterooms48Electricity220v
- MS VivaldiVivaldi is one of CroisiEurope’s finest river boats and a great choice for a Danube or Rhine river cruise. It features a modern and… Read moreBuilt2009Guests176Length110mWidth11.4mStaterooms88Electricity220v
- MS Elbe PrincesseElbe Princess is the latest reason CroisieEurope is and should be proud of. Built in 2016 with a cutting-edge design, ceiling-to-floor wi… Read moreBuilt2016Guests79Crew15Length95.4mWidth10.5mStaterooms40Electricity220v
- MS BotticelliA design that stands out mixed with the bright warm lightning which fills in all the rooms, will make this riverboat perfect for an unfor… Read moreBuilt2004 (refurbished 2016)Guests149Length110mWidth11.4mStaterooms75
- MS France2010 was the year when this gorgeous riverboat came back to life after 9 years of uninterrupted Seine cruises. The result is one that Cro… Read moreBuilt2001 (refurbished 2016)Guests159Length110mWidth11.4mStaterooms78Electricity220v
- MS RenoirThe neat design and the harmonious blending of colours are making Renoir, the riverboat owned by CroisiEurope, one of the main tourist at… Read moreBuilt1999 (refurbished 2018)Guests105Length110mWidth11.4mStaterooms54Electricity220v
- MS Seine PrincessWith a capacity of 138 passengers who may be accommodated in 78 cabins, and after being renovated in 2011, Seine Princess is exactly what… Read moreBuilt2002 (refurbished 2010)Guests138Length110mWidth11.4mStaterooms67Electricity220v
- MS Van GoghVan Gogh, the four star riverboat provided by CroisiEurope, takes regular river cruises on Rhone and Saone. It has a very friendly and sp… Read moreBuilt1999 (refurbished 2018)Guests105Length110mWidth11.4mStaterooms54Electricity220v
- MS MistralThe 79 cabins Mistral owns are waiting to accommodate 158 passengers. Friendly and bright, they are provided with large windows, so that… Read moreBuilt1999 (refurbished 2007)Guests158Length110mWidth11.4mStaterooms78Electricity220v
- MS Cyrano de BergeracOne riverboat CroisiEurope has launched into the French waters in 2013 is Cyrano de Bergerac, the riverboat everyone wants to take for a… Read moreBuilt2013Guests174Crew25Length110mWidth11.4mStaterooms87Electricity220v
- MS Princesse D’AquitaineTremendous for a Gironde river cruise, Princess D’Aquitaine is one of CroisiEurope’s finest sailing ships. Its warm and welco… Read moreBuilt2001 (refurbished 2011)Guests138Length110mWidth11.4mStaterooms69Electricity220v
- MS Loire PrincesseThis ultra modern boat cruise has been built in 2014 and it features an impressive contemporary design inside and out, with large ceiling… Read moreBuilt2015Guests96Length80mWidth11mStaterooms48Electricity220v
- MS Fernao de MagalhaesPerfect for a romantic getaway or a holiday with friends on a Douro river cruise, in Portugal, Fernao de Magalhaes is equipped with 71 wa… Read moreBuilt2003 (refurbished 2015)Guests138Length75mWidth11.4mStaterooms71Electricity220v
- MS Gil EanesA dreamy riverboat, which cruises on the Douro river, provided with 66 cabins that are able to host 132 passengers, Gil Eanes, is one of… Read moreBuilt2015Guests132Length80mWidth11.4mStaterooms66Electricity220v
- MS Infante don HenriqueProvided with large windows, in all of its 71 cabins, Infante don Henrique is a luxurious riverboat constantly conducting Douro river cru… Read moreBuilt2003 (refurbished 2014)Guests138Length75mWidth11.4mStaterooms71Electricity220v
- MS Vasco da GamaWith a friendly appearance that cannot pass unnoticed, Vasco da Gama is one of CruiseEurope’s most suitable riverboats for a family… Read moreBuilt2002 (refurbished 2014)Guests138Length75mWidth11.4mStaterooms71Electricity220v
- MS La Belle de CadixThis breathtaking riverboat which cruises on the Guadiana and the Guadalquivir rivers, as well as on the Atlantic coast, can accommodate… Read moreBuilt2005 (refurbished 2010)Guests176Length110mWidth11.4mStaterooms88Electricity220v
- MS MichelangeloWith a capacity of accommodating 158 passengers in 78 cabins, this boat will be found conducting Po river cruises, as well as in the Vene… Read moreBuilt2000 (refurbished 2017)Guests154Length110mWidth11.4mStaterooms78Electricity220v
- MS Anne-MarieThe Anne-Marie riverboat is a luxury barge which cruises on the Canal of Provence. The 5 crew members are professionally trained to look… Read moreBuilt2014Crew5Length38.5mWidth5.07mStaterooms11Electricity220v
- MS JeanineCompletely refurbished in 2013, this 2-deck barge is currently the most modern riverboat on the market. Part of the CroisiEurope fleet, J… Read moreBuilt2013 (refurbished 2017)Guests22Crew5Length38.5mWidth5.07mStaterooms11Electricity220v
- MS MadeleineMadeleine, a 2-deck ultra-modern barge, is the ultimate way of exploring the beauties of France, as it can often be found cruising along… Read moreBuilt2014Guests22Crew5Length38.5mWidth5.07mStaterooms11Electricity220v
- MS DeborahOne of the most modern barges in French, Deborah has been recently built and it is ready to welcome aboard its first passengers. It cruis… Read moreBuilt2016Guests22Crew5Length38.5mWidth5.07mStaterooms11Electricity220v
- MS RaymondeFeaturing a unique and original concept, Raymonde is two-deck barge which can be often found cruising along the Canal Saint-Martin in the… Read moreBuilt2014Guests22Length38.5mWidth5.07mStaterooms11Electricity220v
- MS La Belle de L’AdriatiqueAs the name itself suggests, this imposing riverboat cruises on the Adriatic Sea and it is one of the most impressive sailing vessels in… Read moreBuilt2007 (refurbished 2017)Guests197Crew48Length103.5mWidth11.9mStaterooms99Electricity220v
- RV IndochineDecorated with exotic wood inside and out, this luxury four-star boat flows on Mekong river cruises and leaves its passengers with unforg… Read moreBuilt2008Guests48Length51mWidth11mStaterooms24Draft1.6
- Georgy ChicherinThe luxury riverboat cruises on Europe’s longest river, Volga, and features an impressive interior with impeccable polished dark br… Read moreBuilt1984Guests280Length129mWidth16.7mDraft2.9
- MS Lev TolstoyExcellent for a cruise on the Volga Baltic Canal, this impressive riverboat has been refurbished completely in 2006. With 85 cabins on bo… Read moreBuiltRefurbished in 2006Guests168Staterooms85
- RostropovichRenovated in 2009, the Rostropovich riverboat cruises smoothly on the waters of the Volga Baltic Canal and features an impressive accommo… Read moreBuilt1980 (refurbished 2009)Guests212Length135mWidth16.8mStaterooms106Draft2.9
- RV Kalaw PandawSister to the Kindat and identical in design the Kalaw was launched with her in 2014 Kalaw is named after the PS Kalaw launched in 1917 an… Read moreBuilt2014Guests36Crew18Length57 m / 187 ftStaterooms20Gross Tonnage640 gtBeam9 m / 30 ftCruising Speed11 kn / 20 kph / 13 mphDraftDraft: 3ft / 90cm
- African DreamCroisiEurope offers you an up-close and personal experience with nature at the ends of the world on board our new "5-anchor" ra… Read moreBuilt2018Guests16Length33mWidth8mElectricity220vCruising Speed6 KnotsDraft0.78
- MS KronstadtBuilt1979 (renovation in 2017)Guests226Length125mWidth16.7mCruising Speed26 km/h KnotsDraft2.75
- RV Lan DiepThe M/S Lan Diep is one of the favourite cruise ship of the cruise line, which brings you in a comfortably wa to the most beautiful place… Read moreBuilt2007Guests44Length50mWidth10mStaterooms22Cruising Speed14 KnotsDraft1.8
- MS Amalia RodriguesMS Amalia Rodrigues ship cruises on Douro River in Portugal (wine region). Itineraries are round-trips leaving from Oporto Portugal. This… Read moreBuilt2019Guests132Crew20Length80 m / 262 ftStaterooms66Gross Tonnage1200 gtBeam12 m / 39 ftCruising Speed9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.
Do the ships have a laundry service available?
The ships do not offer a laundry service and there are no laundry facilities on board for guests to use.
Do I need to bring an adaptor plug to use the electricity on board?
The electrical service onboard is 220V, however, most standard American electrical appliances are 120V. If you bring onboard any items that require electricity you must bring a two-pin plug European adaptor that will fit your item.
What is the main language used onboard?
The primary language onboard is French being a European cruise company, however, the majority of staff and tour guides are fluent in English, as well as the major European languages such as German, Italian and Spanish. Notices and announcements are in French and English, as well as other languages based upon the needs of the passengers on board.
Is tipping compulsory?
Tipping onboard Croisi is at entirely at your own discretion. If you wish to leave a tip, please use the envelope found in your cabin on your last evening on board, and you can then place the envelope in the specially designated box in the reception area as you disembark the ship.
What dress code is expected onboard?
CroisiEurope has more of a relaxed dress code onboard compared to other cruise lines and it is recommended that you will be most comfortable during the day in smart casual clothing and casual dressy in the evening. You may wish to bring items that do not wrinkle easily, or that transport well after being ironed at home, as there are no irons provided onboard. Croisi recommends bringing a variety of clothing for the environments expected during your cruise, including light clothing and bathing suits for hot weather, a sweater or jacket for cooler weather, and of course a raincoat and/or small umbrella. For sightseeing excursions, we recommend bringing comfortable and sturdy walking shoes.
Is internet access accessible on board?
Complimentary wi-fi is available on all CroisiEurope ships throughout the fleet. While Wi-Fi is available in the reception area and lounge bar on most ships, on the newest ships such as Ms Gerard Schmitter, the MS Cyrano de Bergerac, MS Lafayette and the fleet of four hotel barges, Wi-Fi is available throughout. CroisiEurope is also equipping every ship in the fleet (apart from those ships on the Mekong) with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests’ to use.
Are you able to cater for people with food allergies or special dietary requests?
At the time of booking please advise your specific dietary needs to our team of cruise consultants and Croisi will do their best with a menu that will meet your needs.
How many people are seated at a dining table?
The large dining tables seat up to six people so you will be able to socialize with new friends, without it feeling crowded.
Will drinks be provided on the cruise?
On all CroisiEurope cruises, you will be provided with complimentary beverages at every meal, including mineral water, fruit juice, tea, coffee, house wine and beer. Drinks served at the bar are included in the full price of selected cruises as well.
Champagne, premium brand vintage wines and spirits are listed on a special wine list and are available for an additional charge on all cruises.
Are meals served onboard?
Once you are onboard the cruise, all of your meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner will be provided for the whole duration of your cruise. CroisiEurope is very proud of the meals they serve to passengers and you will probably experience some of the best French and European cuisine at their tables. Depending on the excursions planned, some meals may not be provided on board however if this is the case, it will be clearly stated in the cruise programme.
Breakfast is usually a self-serve buffet in the onboard restaurant, which may include pastries, coffee, tea, juice, breads, jams, a variety of sausages and cold cut meats, eggs, fresh fruit, and yoghurt.
Lunch and dinner will be a 3-course sit-down meal and is served at set times and in single seating for all passengers. Both lunch and dinner meals are paired with excellent complimentary wines for you to enjoy.