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CroisiEurope River Cruises
CroisiEurope River Cruises

CroisiEurope River Cruises

4.2/5 - Excellent
Headquarters in Strasbourg, France
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2-99
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  • Europe's Largest River Cruise Line
  • French Cuisine, European Flair
  • Value for Money
  • Eco-Friendliness

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.

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73 CroisiEurope River Cruises Reviews

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60%
Good
25%
Average
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Rather Poor
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Accommodation
4.5 / 5
Transportation
4.5 / 5
Meals
4.5 / 5
Value for money
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Guide
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  • S
    Cruise on the Marne Canal from Paris to Epernay
    3.0 - Average
    Written on November 18, 2018
    Our 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…
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    CroisiEurope River Cruises commented on this review
    Dear 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
  •  reviewer 2
    The exceptional region of Bordeaux (port-to-port cruise)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 9, 2018
    I 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…
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  •  reviewer 3
    The exceptional region of Bordeaux (port-to-port cruise)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on November 9, 2018
    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 replacem…
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  • CT
    The Douro River, the spirit of Portugal (port-to-port cruise)
    3.0 - Average
    Written on November 3, 2018
    this 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…
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  •  reviewer 5
    The Magic of the Provençal Rhône and the Camargue (port-to-port cruise)
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on November 3, 2018
    The 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
  • ED
    From the Black Sea to the Blue Danube (port-to-port cruise)
    3.0 - Average
    Written on October 31, 2018
    Guides Missed lots in the English translation.
  • A
    The Romantic Rhine Valley and the Rock of Lorelei (including Rudesheim)
    2.0 - Rather poor
    Written on October 29, 2018
    The food was just awful; And, there were sewer gasses in the cabins. It was absolutely impossible to enjoy the cruise.
  • RG
    Holland and the romantic Rhine valley (port-to-port cruise)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 29, 2018
    It was well organized and perfect. Would recommend to my friends.
  •  reviewer 9
    The beautiful blue Danube
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 23, 2018
    This was my first river cruise which was a great experience that I got to share with my grandma! The staff onboard were fantastic and the food was out of this w…
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  • TM
    The Magic of the Provençal Rhône and the Camargue (port-to-port cruise)
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 20, 2018
    In fact it was excellent but your system does not allow me to select EXCELLENT !!!!

About CroisiEurope River Cruises

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.

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?
The Romantic Rhine Valley

Dining Experience

French Cuisine, European Flair

We carefully design and plan our cuisine and menus in the exacting tradition of fine French gastronomy. Each meal on your cruise will give you a delightful experience of French haute cuisine. Our chefs have worked alongside such Michelin-starred greats as Paul Bocuse and Marc Haeberlin; CroisiEurope’s head chef, Alain Bohn, was recently nominated as a member of the Maîtres Cuisiniers de France. This esteemed French association, created 50 years ago, includes only 250 chefs worldwide.

Buffet Breakfast

Your day will start with an impressive self-serve buffet breakfast in the onboard restaurant, which may include pastries, coffee, tea, juice, breads, jams and jellies, a variety of sausages and cold cuts, eggs, fresh fruit, and yogurt.

Lunch and Dinner

Lunch and dinner will be 3-course sit down meals prepared by our chefs. We serve a fixed menu of local specialties, prepared on a daily basis from fresh ingredients. Both lunch and dinner meals are paired with excellent complimentary wines. We do provide meals for people with food allergies or special dietary needs. A large number of our crew and staff speak many major European languages, so you may find yourself able to chat in Spanish, Italian, or Hungarian as well as French and English.

A Selection of distinctive wines

On all high season cruises, we provide free beverages with every meal, including mineral water, fruit juice, tea, coffee, beer and a large selection of house wine. Drinks served at the bar are included in the full price of some cruises as well (excluding specific wines or Champagne on the wine list).

CroisiEurope River Cruises Ships

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Life Onboard

Amenities, comfort and friendly service

CroisiEurope’s ships are spacious, bright and clean. Passenger capacity varies from 100 to 180 people, depending on the boat's design. Once on board, you will find all of the amenities and comforts which distinguish CroisiEurope’s fleet, and the outstanding and friendly service which is the trademark of our staff and crew. Our cruises always start with a welcoming cocktail reception, where you’ll meet the captain, crew and staff of your ship.

Choose between lounge bar and sun deck

All of our ships offer a lounge for your enjoyment and relaxation. You may browse in the onboard souvenir shop for mementos to take home, or find quiet time and read in the library (selected ships). The sun deck of each boat offers a panoramic view of the landscape’s beauty as you cruise.

Comfort in your stateroom

After dinner, retire to your private stateroom in comfort for the night: all our staterooms are equipped with cruise amenities like air-conditioning, central heating, shower/toilets, satellite TV, safe, hairdryers, 220 V electrical outlets — and each gives you a view of the river.

Free wi-fi for all guests

Free 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 the Ms Gerard Schmitter, the MS Cyrano de Bergerac, the 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’ use.

Complimentary beverages

CroisiEurope’s fantastic value all-inclusive pricing includes accommodation in an outside cabin with all onboard meals, complimentary beer and wine at lunch and dinner as well as open bar throughout the voyage (not including Champagne, special wines or fine brandies).

Questions & Answers

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.

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