River Cruises

River Cruises

River Cruises

Europe's Largest River Cruise Line

Since 1976 CroisiEurope has pioneered river cruising on the most beautiful waterways in Europe, and we are Europe’s largest and most experienced river cruise line. When you sail with us, you can relax and know that you will be well taken care of. We have been privileged to take more than 200,000 passengers to the lands of their dreams, for the times of their lives. Our fleet of 30 ships will take you to your choice of dazzling riverside cities in France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Belgium — to the romantic Rhine Valley, the Rhône and Saône, the Seine, the beautiful blue Danube, the Douro Valley, Venice, and more — where you can explore and enjoy local food, wine, history, art and culture. We have a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of almost 1,000 people, whose conviviality, attentiveness and professionalism ensures that your voyage will be comfortable and pleasurable. Our staff and crews speak English, and many of them speak other major European languages as well. So you’ll be in the heart of European culture and charm, but you’ll always be able to find someone who understands you. All our vessels are fully inspected on a regular basis, and are consistently renovated and upgraded to keep pace with safety standards as well as the needs of our customers. Our entire fleet is certified compliant with VERITAS global standards, a guarantee of safety and quality. CroisiEurope’s headquarters is situated at the crossroads of Europe, in Strasbourg, France, near the banks of the Rhine. This historic, forward-thinking city is the perfect home us: we’re grounded in the past, and excited about the future. We’re an independent, family-owned business — so even though we’re the biggest and most experienced, we’re still small and friendly. We understand the personal touch. Come aboard! We can’t wait to show you the sights of Europe.

River Cruising: The Difference

Imagine gliding past quaint villages, ancient hillside castles and stone forts; past sun-drenched olive groves and vineyards, snow-capped mountains and thundering gorges; under glittering night-lit bridges in exotic cities. Imagine eating first-class French cuisine while floating on a sparkling river, watching the gorgeous landscape pass by. Envision your ship docking in the heart of a beautiful, historic European city: its treasures of art, music, food, culture, and history await your leisurely exploration. This is river cruising. Our trips offer you the opportunity to intimately experience the culture of a region or a country, and to visit some of Europe’s most dazzling cities and towns — in France, Spain, Italy, Germany or Belgium — in ease and comfort. Our ship will be your floating hotel: small enough to moor at a town or city port, but large enough to provide you every amenity. The capacity of just 100 to 200 passengers allows a warm and convivial atmosphere on board, as well as the opportunity for quiet privacy and independence. The pace of our river cruises is relaxed and tranquil; the scenery is gorgeous and changes moment to moment. And river cruising is smooth, so there’s no need to worry about seasickness. Unpack your bags, and relax and enjoy the trip. Come sail with CroisiEurope, and discover why river cruising is the new way to travel.

French Cuisine, European Flair

The heart and soul of CroisiEurope is European —and international.
Other cruise lines may offer good food. With CroisiEurope, you’ll cruise the rivers of Europe aboard your own French restaurant.
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.
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.

Amenities and Service on Board

CroisiEurope’s boats 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 boat. You’ll experience some of the best of French and European cuisine at our tables. Your day will always begin your day with an impressive buffet breakfast. Our chefs on each ship prepare succulent 3-course meals for lunch and dinner, which are served in our on-board restaurant. Our mid-day and evening meals are paired with excellent and carefully chosen wines, and the service at each meal is exemplary. After dinner, retire to your private cabin in comfort for the night: all our cabins are equipped with air-conditioning, central heating, shower/toilets, satellite TV, safe, hairdryers, 220 V electrical outlets — and each gives you a view of the river. All of our ships offer a lounge for your enjoyment and relaxation. You may browse in the on-board 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.

Some ships have cabins designed for persons with reduced mobility. Please ask us for more information so that we may help you select the best ship for your needs.

  • 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.

  • Complementary beverages

  • In addition to free Wi-Fi, CroisiEurope’s fantastic value all-inclusive pricing includes accommodation in an outside cabin with all on-board 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), on-board entertainment and port taxes.