With 40 years of history to its name, CroisiEurope began offering river cruises when they were the preserve of just the privileged few and ever since then, this family-owned business has been dedicated to bringing the river cruising concept to the wider world and offering affordable voyages to every type of traveller. Operating one of the largest river cruise fleets in Europe, yet maintaining a premium river cruise experience, the line offers a fantastic selection of itineraries to a host of destinations across the continent and beyond, as well as a distinctly French flair which ensures continuously attentive service and only the finest gourmet cuisine.
- Premium cruising experience
- The widest choice of river cruise itineraries
- Expertly-prepared French cuisine served on-board
- Attentive, English-speaking staff and crew
- Free fleet-wide Wi-Fi
Wherever you want to explore and whichever vessel in CroisiEurope’s expansive fleet you choose to sail on, you are guaranteed your very own river view from the comfort of your stylish, well-appointed accommodations, which are equipped with your own private bathroom, hairdryer, satellite TV and safe, and which are fully air conditioned. Whether travelling as a couple or exploring on your own, the vessels in the CroisiEurope fleet offer both twin and single cabins, while some ships also feature triple cabins, which are perfect if you’re looking to cruise with friends.
France is a country synonymous with fine cuisine and as a French company, CroisiEurope shares this gourmet prestige, as each ship is its very own floating French restaurant. This isn’t just the finest river cruise food you’ll enjoy but some of the most delectable you’ll ever taste, as you take your pick from mouth-watering menus rich in gastronomic delights. CroisiEurope’s chefs have worked with such prestigious Michelin star leading names as Paul Bocuse and Marc Haeberlin and the line’s head chef Alan Bohn is a member of the prestigious Maitres Cuisiniers de France association. As for your ship’s restaurant, you can expect a relaxed yet refined environment and of course, an ever-changing river view to enjoy as you dine.
The CroisiEurope fleet
Comprising over 40 vessels, each catering to between 100 and 180 guests, the Uniworld fleet is one of the largest operating in Europe, ensuring that would-be river cruisers enjoy the widest possible choice of vessels and itineraries. Not surprising when you consider the line’s name, CroisiEurope offers a truly exceptional choice of itineraries across the continent, with 40 vessels in its fleet exploring such rivers as the Rhine, Danube, Seine and Rhone. CroisiEurope also operates a number of vessels dedicated to exploring Portugal’s Douro as well as those lesser-visited Spanish waterways the Guadalquivir and Guadiana. Extending its expertise further afield, the line also offers a number of sailings across Cambodia and Vietnam along the mighty Mekong River.
The CroisiEurope Experience
With CroisiEurope, there’s a dedication to bringing you the most inclusive premium river cruise experience at the best possible price. This family-operated business takes an interest in every stage of each ship’s journey, from its design and construction to deciding on which itineraries it should operate, what features it should offer and who should work aboard it. This means that with CroisiEurope, time is spent on what matters the most – world-class cuisine, excellent service, comfortable and welcoming ships and the most rewarding itineraries. All you meals, alcoholic beverages during lunch and dinner and complimentary Wi-Fi are included and when it comes to relaxing, each ship offers a welcoming lounge from which you can take in the views with a leisurely drink, as well as a spacious sun deck.
An eco-friendly voyage
Another thing which sets CroisiEurope apart is its dedication to operating an ecologically aware company and it’s a concern which the line made a priority long before other river cruise lines followed suit. Installation of water savers on all the line’s vessels means that CroisiEurope has made a massive 35 per cent reduction in waste water, while all the ships’ engines are designed to greatly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. All vessels are fitted with electricity-saving equipment and have on-board systems which are compatible with on-land electric mains supplies. All paper, plastic and glass waste on-board is sorted and recycled, while oils used on-board the ship are saved and processed.
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