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CroisiEurope

CroisiEurope is Europe’s largest river company with 28 ships. A French family-run company established for over 35 years, it controls every element of a cruise, from the initial design and construction of the ship to the service, accommodation and cuisine on board.

Excellent value for money

Directly employing over 1000 staff, CroisiEurope is noted for superb value for money. With a distinctly French flavour on board, the service and food receive much praise from Blue Water Holidays customers.

  • Three-deck ship - MS Beethoven
  • Cabin - MS Gerard Schmitter
  • Dining Room - MS Cyrano de Bergerac
  • Dining Room - Two-deck Ship
  • Lounge - Two-deck Ship
  • Lounge and Bar - MS Gerard Schmitter
  • Rear Lounge and Bar - MS Beethoven
  • Cabin - MS Vivaldi
  • Front Sitting Area

About CroisiEurope Cruises

Staff and passengers come from many European countries and there may be other English speaking passengers on board.

Environmentally friendly ships

CroisiEurope river ships are well-maintained in-house, frequently updated with new ships added regularly. The fleet is noted for its environmentally friendly equipment and systems. Most ships take 140-180 passengers on 2 or 3 decks. Each ship has individual colour schemes.

All cabins are equipped with air conditioning, shower-WC, satellite TV, safe, radio and hairdryers. They are fully air-conditioned, all with external windows. All ships have a lounge and bar for relaxing and for onboard activities, with panoramic windows and located at the front of the ship . Three-deck ships have an additional lounge at the rear of the ship.

Included drinks

The restaurant offers Frecnh cuisine including buffet breakfast and full-service lunch and dinner with unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water. These complimentary drinks are available at all times on departures between April and October.

Cruise Director and Purser

The Cruise Director is available to help you make the most of your time on board, and the Purser oversees the hotel operations. The crew are introduced over a welcome drink in the lounge.

Excursions

A wide range of optional excursions are offered with bilingual guides where appropriate, and can be booked onboard.

Optional Packages

Blue Water Holidays has worked with CroisiEurope for many years. We offer cruise-only options, with passenger flexibility to organise own transport and pre- or post-cruise hotels. A complete package can be arranged if required.

Cruise Collection

Rhine Cruises

  • The Romantic Rhine Valley

    4 Nights - Strasbourg and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Gerard Schmitter Choice of Ships

    Enjoy a short break along the Rhine from Strasbourg past spectacular scenery, historic castles and charming towns 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    The Romantic Rhine Valley Cruise Break Blue Water Package
    From £885pp Cruise Only From £562pp
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  • Romantic River Rhine

    5 Nights - Strasbourg and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Gerard Schmitter Choice of Ships

    Explore the picturesque Rhine valley from Strasbourg past hillside vineyards, ancient castles and magificent scenery 2017 - Apr, May, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Romantic River Rhine Blue Water Package
    From £999pp Cruise Only From £675pp
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  • Holland and the Rhine

    6 Nights - Amsterdam to Strasbourg

    CroisiEurope Ship - Gerard Schmitter Choice of Ships

    Enjoy time in Amsterdam with opportunities to explore the city's highlights before cruising south through picturesque Germany to Strasbourg in France 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct

    Holland and the Rhine River Cruise - Amsterdam to Strasbourg Blue Water Package
    From £1015pp Cruise Only From £690pp
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  • Holland and the Romantic Rhine Valley

    7 Nights - Amsterdam and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Gerard Schmitter Choice of Ships

    This round-trip voyage from Amsterdam features the scenic Middle Rhine and the Lorelei rock, plus the main riverside towns in Germany and Holland 2017 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Holland and the Romantic Rhine Valley River Cruise Blue Water Package
    From £1355pp Cruise Only From £1022pp
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  • Treasures of the Rhine

    8 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

    CroisiEurope Ship - Lafayette Lafayette

    Cruise the full navigable River Rhine between Amsterdam and Basel on brand-new ship Lafayette. See the highlights of Holland and explore historic German and French towns en route to Switzerland. Includes unlimited complimentary drinks on board 2017 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Treasures of the Rhine in Holland, Germany and Switzerland Blue Water Package
    From £1529pp Cruise Only From £1196pp
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  • Brussels and the Pearls of Flanders at Christmas

    4 Nights - Brussels and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Modigliani Modigliani

    Experience the atmosphere of famous Christmas markets in Belgium on this short break from Brussels to Antwerp and Ghent

    Brussels and the Pearls of Flanders Christmas Cruise View Full Details

  • Danube Cruises

  • Three Capitals Short Break

    4 Nights - Vienna and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Vivaldi Vivaldi

    Discover the spectacular capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest on this fascinating short break 2017 - Mar, Apr

    River Danube Three Capitals Short Break Blue Water Package
    From £919pp Cruise Only From £531pp
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  • Three Capitals Christmas Markets

    4 Nights - Vienna and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Vivaldi Vivaldi

    Explore the Christmas markets in the magnificent capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava on this superb value short break 2017 - Dec

    Three Capitals Christmas Markets cruise Blue Water Package
    From £935pp Cruise Only From £635pp
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  • Danube Three Capitals

    6 Nights - Linz and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - La Boheme Choice of Ships

    Visit spectacular capital cities and charming medieval towns on this superb itinerary along the Danube from Linz 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

    Danube Three Capitals Cruise Blue Water Package
    From £1265pp Cruise Only From £868pp
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  • Three Capitals from Vienna

    7 Nights - Vienna and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Beethoven Choice of Ships

    Journey along the Danube from the musical city of Vienna exploring the spectacular capital cities of Bratislava and Budapest 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Three Capitals from Vienna Blue Water Package
    From £1295pp Cruise Only From £974pp
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  • Three Capitals at New Year

    5 Nights - Vienna and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Vivaldi Vivaldi

    Celebrate New Year on this superb voyage along the Danube from Vienna to Budapest and Bratislava 2017 - Dec

    Three Capitals at New Year Blue Water Package
    From £1479pp Cruise Only From £1195pp
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  • Three Capitals at Christmas

    5 Nights - Vienna and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Vivaldi Vivaldi

    Visit the colourful Christmas markets in the historic capital cities of Budapest and Bratislava on this fascinating festive itinerary from Vienna 2017 - Dec

    Three Capitals at Christmas Blue Water Package
    From £1495pp Cruise Only From £1225pp
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  • Bordeaux and Wine Country Cruises

  • Bordeaux Wine Cruise

    4 Nights - Bordeaux and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Princesse d'Aquitaine Choice of Ships

    Journey from Bordeaux with the opportunity to see prestigious wine areas including St Emilion and the Medoc. Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board, with optional shore excursions 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Bordeaux Wine Cruise Blue Water Package
    From £895pp Cruise Only From £559pp
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  • Bordeaux the Gironde and Wine Country

    5 Nights - Bordeaux and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Princesse d'Aquitaine Choice of Ships

    A new itinerary with plenty of opportunities to visit some of Bordeaux's best-known wine-growing towns and villages. Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board, with optional shore excursions 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Bordeaux, Gironde and Wine Country Blue Water Package
    From £999pp Cruise Only From £666pp
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  • Bordeaux and Wine Country

    6 Nights - Bordeaux and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Princesse d'Aquitaine Choice of Ships

    Journey through the wine country around Bordeaux, with optional excursions to the Medoc, St Emilion and Entre Deux Mers areas. Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Bordeaux and Wine Country Blue Water Package
    From £1129pp Cruise Only From £787pp
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  • Bordeaux Wine Country and Arcachon

    7 Nights - Bordeaux and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Princesse d'Aquitaine Choice of Ships

    Explore the rivers and wine-growing areas around Bordeaux, plus the picturesque coastline of the Arcachon Basin and the amazing Dune of Pyla. Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Bordeaux, Wine Country and the Arcachon Basin Blue Water Package
    From £1329pp Cruise Only From £985pp
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  • Douro Cruises

  • Porto and the Douro River

    5 Nights - Porto and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Infante Don Henrique Choice of Ships

    See the steep vineyards along the Douro in the spring and autumn on this short break from Porto with plenty of opportunity to visit the highlights on optional excursions 2017 - Mar, Oct

    Porto and the Douro River Cruise through Portugal Blue Water Package
    From £885pp Cruise Only From £562pp
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  • Kingdom of the Golden River

    5 Nights - Porto and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Miguel Torga Choice of Ships

    Journey through Portugal's untouched picturesque Douro valley on this short break from Porto, home of the Port wine trade, upstream to the Spanish border 2017 - Apr, Sep, Oct

    Kingdom of the Golden River Blue Water Package
    From £1055pp Cruise Only From £740pp
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  • Golden River Douro in Portugal

    7 Nights - Porto and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Miguel Torga Choice of Ships

    See why the World Heritage listed Douro is so popular on this week long voyage from Porto through Portugal's port wine region. Optional excursions available include Lamego, Mateus and Salamanca in Spain 2017 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Portugal's Golden River Douro Cruise from Porto to the Spanish border Blue Water Package
    From £1265pp Cruise Only From £862pp
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  • Elbe Cruises

  • Heart of Berlin

    4 Nights - Berlin and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Victor Hugo Choice of Ships

    This superb 4-night cruise is the perfect way to see the sights of Berlin, as well as the magnificent Charlottenburg Castle and the impressive Sanssouci Palace, with unlimited complimentary drinks on board 2017 - May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
    Exclusive Blue Water Package!

    Heart of Berlin Fly Cruise Package
    From £995pp
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  • Berlin to Prague River Elbe cruise

    8 Nights - Berlin to Prague

    CroisiEurope Ship - Elbe Princesse Elbe Princesse

    This unique cruise on paddlewheel ship Elbe Princesse travels all the way from Berlin to Prague on the Elbe, Havel and Vltava rivers, visiting Berlin, Potsdam, Magdeburg, Meissen, Wittenberg, Dresden, Saxon Switzerland, and Prague. 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Berlin to Prague River Elbe cruise Blue Water Package
    From £1829pp Cruise Only From £1415pp
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  • River Loire Cruises

  • River Loire Cruise

    7 Nights - Nantes and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Loire Princesse Loire Princesse

    Enjoy the rich heritage and regal history of the Loire Valley and its chateaux on this unique 7-night River Loire itinerary, offering a wide choice of optional excursions and complimentary drinks throughout 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Loire Valley river cruise on board innovatory paddlewheel ship Loire Princesse Blue Water Package
    From £1719pp Cruise Only From £1331pp
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  • Venice Cruises

  • Heart of Venice

    4 Nights - Venice and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Michelangelo Michelangelo

    Moor in the heart of Venice on this superb short break with optional excursions. Includes unlimited complimentary drinks on board and two short trips across the lagoon 2017 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Heart of Venice City Cruise Break Blue Water Package
    From £955pp Cruise Only From £531pp
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  • Venice Lagoons Short Break

    5 Nights - Venice and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Michelangelo Michelangelo

    Moor in the heart of Venice and explore Chioggia on this fantastic short break, with optional excursions and unlimited complimentary drinks on board 2017 - May, Jul, Aug

    Venice Lagoons Short Break Cruise Blue Water Package
    From £1115pp Cruise Only From £684pp
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  • Venice at Christmas

    4 Nights - Venice and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Michelangelo Michelangelo

    Spend a leisurely Christmas in Venice on this short break with a visit to Chioggia and the chance to visit Padua, Burano and Murano 2017 - Dec

    Festive Venice Christmas or New Year Cruise Blue Water Package
    From £1029pp Cruise Only From £729pp
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  • Venice and Historic Italy

    6 Nights - Venice and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Michelangelo Michelangelo

    Explore the beautiful city of Venice and enjoy optional excursions to the historic cities of Verona and Padua. Includes all meals plus unlimited complimentary drinks on board 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct

    Venice and Historic Italy Cruise Blue Water Package
    From £1275pp Cruise Only From £843pp
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  • Rhone Cruises

  • Rhone Short Break

    4 Nights - Lyon and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Camargue Choice of Ships

    Visit charming towns and discover breathtaking scenery on this superb short itinerary from Lyon to Provence and the Camargue 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Rhone Short Break through Provence and Camargue Blue Water Package
    From £945pp Cruise Only From £572pp
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  • New Year Celebrations in Provence

    4 Nights - Lyon and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - A typical 2-deck ship A typical 2-deck ship

    Celebrate the New Year in the World Heritage listed city of Lyon on this Rhone short break 2017 - Dec

    New Year Celebrations in Provence River Rhone Cruise Blue Water Package
    From £1065pp Cruise Only From £865pp
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  • Jewels of Burgundy and Provence

    7 Nights - Lyon and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Camargue Choice of Ships

    Visit the picturesque towns on the Saone and Rhone on this delightful voyage from Lyon, with unlimited complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks throughout and optional shore excursions 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Jewels of Burgundy and Provence Blue Water Package
    From £1319pp Cruise Only From £938pp
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  • Seine Cruises

  • Paris City Break

    3 Nights - Paris and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Seine Princess Choice of Ships

    This is the perfect way to explore Paris in the winter with the ship based in Paris and Le Pecq, and optional excursions available to the city's highlights 2017 - Mar, Oct

    Paris Cruise Break Blue Water Package
    From £639pp Cruise Only From £280pp
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  • Paris and the Normandy Coast

    4 Nights - Paris and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Seine Princess Choice of Ships

    A relaxing short breakfrom Paris to Honfleur with the chance to visit the Cote Fleurie and Deauville, including unlimited complimentary drinks on board 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct

    Paris and the Normandy Coast Seine River Cruise Blue Water Package
    From £949pp Cruise Only From £587pp
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  • Festive Paris

    4 Nights - Paris and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Botticelli Botticelli

    Celebrate the festive season on your floating hotel from Paris through scenic Normandy to the historic towns of Rouen and Honfleur 2017 - Dec

    Paris Festive Cruise Blue Water Package
    From £1065pp Cruise Only From £765pp
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  • Paris and the River Seine

    6 Nights - Paris to Honfleur

    CroisiEurope Ship - Seine Princess Choice of Ships

    Explore the magnificent cities of Paris and Rouen and the charming town of Honfleur, including unlimited complimentary drinks onboard and optional shore excursions 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Paris and the River Seine Cruise to Honfleur Blue Water Package
    From £1359pp Cruise Only From £887pp
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  • Paris and Normandy River Seine Cruise

    7 Nights - Paris and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Seine Princess Choice of Ships

    Discover the magical city of Paris and the delightful Normandy coast, taking in Vernon, Honfleur and Les Andelys on this superb value voyage with included unlimited complimentary drinks on board, and optional shore excursions 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Paris and Normandy River Seine Cruise Blue Water Package
    From £1255pp Cruise Only From £1018pp
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  • River Seine and Paris at New Year

    4 Nights - Paris and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Renoir Renoir

    See in the New Year on the comfort of a floating hotel from Paris through Normandy to the coast and back, with the ship moored in the centre of Paris for the occasion

    River Seine and Paris New Year Cruise View Full Details

  • Spain Cruises

  • Andalucian Charms

    7 Nights - Seville and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Belle de Cadix Belle de Cadix

    Discover the highlights of Spain through Andalucia with the opportunity to visit the Alhambra Palace, Cordoba, Granada and leafy Seville. Includes unlimited complimentary drinks onboard 2017 - May, Jun, Aug, Sep

    Andalucian Charms River Cruise from Seville Blue Water Package
    From £1555pp Cruise Only From £1434pp
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  • Gastronomy of Andalucia

    7 Nights - Seville and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Belle de Cadix Belle de Cadix

    A unique voyage from Seville to the heart of Andalucia, with unlimited complimentary drinks onboard, plus optional excursions to Alhambra, Granada, Cordoba, Cadiz and Jerez

    Traditions, Gastronomy and Flamenco of Andalucia River Cruise View Full Details

  • Holland at Tulip Time Cruises

  • Amsterdam Break

    3 Nights - Amsterdam to Antwerp

    CroisiEurope Ship - Gerard Schmitter Choice of Ships

    Superb value short break in the springtime from Amsterdam to Belgium with unlimited complimentary drinks onboard, plus optional excursions 2017 - Apr

    Amsterdam Cruise Break through Holland and Belgium Blue Water Package
    From £695pp Cruise Only From £375pp
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  • Amsterdam Short Break

    4 Nights - Amsterdam to Antwerp

    CroisiEurope Ship - Gerard Schmitter Choice of Ships

    Discover the beauty of springtime in Holland and visit the magnificent cities of Rotterdam and Antwerp on this fantastic short break, with an optional excursion to Keukenhof Gardens 2017 - Apr

    Amsterdam Short Break Cruise through Holland and Belgium Blue Water Package
    From £799pp Cruise Only From £474pp
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  • Amsterdam at Spring

    4 Nights - Amsterdam and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Victor Hugo Choice of Ships

    An excellent short break in the spring from Amsterdam with unlimited complimentary drinks onboard, plus optional excursions 2017 - Apr, Oct

    Amsterdam Spring Cruise Blue Water Package
    From £885pp Cruise Only From £559pp
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  • Dutch Waterways from Amsterdam

    5 Nights - Amsterdam and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - Gerard Schmitter Choice of Ships

    Journey along the Dutch waterways in the springtime on this superb itinerary, unlimited complimentary drinks onboard, plus optional excursions 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

    Short Spring and Easter cruise breaks from Amsterdam through Holland Blue Water Package
    From £975pp Cruise Only From £647pp
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  • Croatia Coast Cruises

  • Croatia and Montenegro Cruise

    7 Nights - Dubrovnik and back

    CroisiEurope Ship - La Belle de l'Adriatique La Belle de l'Adriatique

    Explore the Croatian coast visiting lesser known islands and picturesque ports on board specially designed small ship La Belle de L'Adriatique 2017 - Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

    Croatia and Montenegro Cruise to the highlights of the Croatian coast and islands Blue Water Package
    From £1565pp Cruise Only From £1170pp
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  • Hotel Barge Cruises

  • Strasbourg and Alsace

    6 Nights - Lagarde to Strasbourg

    CroisiEurope Ship - CroisiEurope Hotel Barges CroisiEurope Hotel Barges

    A unique hotel barge cruise along the beautiful Marne-Rhine Canal to Strasbourg, the capital of picturesque Alsace. Unlimited complimentary beverages, meals and excursions included 2017 - Apr
    Save £240pp!

    Strasbourg and Alsace Cruise Only
    From £1169pp
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  • Vineyards of Burgundy on Jeanine

    6 Nights - Dijon to Saint-Leger-Sur-Dheune

    CroisiEurope Ship - CroisiEurope Hotel Barges CroisiEurope Hotel Barges

    A relaxing hotel barge cruise through the Saone-et-Loire and Cote d'Or regions of Burgundy, visiting prestigious vineyards and traditional towns. Unlimited complimentary beverages, meals and excursions included 2017 - Jun
    Save £240pp!

    Vineyards of Burgundy on Jeanine Cruise Only
    From £1258pp
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  • Champagne Country on the Marne Rhine Canal

    6 Nights - Paris to Epernay

    CroisiEurope Ship - CroisiEurope Hotel Barges CroisiEurope Hotel Barges

    Journey to the birthplace of Champagne on a superb 6-night hotel barge cruise, with an exciting full day tour of Paris and its most famous sights. Including unlimited complimentary onboard beverages, meals and excursions 2017 - Apr
    Save £240pp!

    Champagne Country on the Marne Rhine Canal Cruise Only
    From £1315pp
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  • Provence and Camargue

    6 Nights - Sete to Arles

    CroisiEurope Ship - Anne-Marie Anne-Marie

    A 6-night hotel barge cruise through scenic Provence, with fascinating visits to the Étang de Thau, medieval Aigues Mortes and the sun-drenched Camargue, exclusively packaged with return flights from the UK 2017 - Jul
    Exclusive Blue Water Package!

    Provence and Camargue Fly Cruise Package
    From £1695pp
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  • Upper Loire Hotel Barge

    7 Nights - Nevers to Paris

    CroisiEurope Ship - Deborah Deborah

    A unique 7-night holiday including 6-night hotel barge cruise through the picturesque Upper Loire Valley to the superb wine-growing regions of Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire, plus overnight hotel stay in Paris 2017 - Jun
    1 Jun sold out - book cruise only on 10 Aug and 5 Oct 2017 from £1350pp!

    Upper Loire Hotel Barge Fly Cruise Package
    From £1695pp
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