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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

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  • Paris City Break

    3 Nights - Paris and Back

    Botticelli Botticelli

    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 2018 - Nov, Dec No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris Cruise Only
    From £312pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £572pp
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  • Amsterdam Break

    3 Nights - Amsterdam to Antwerp

    France Choice of Ships

    Superb value short break in the springtime from Amsterdam to Belgium with unlimited complimentary drinks onboard, plus optional excursions 2018 - Aug No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Amsterdam Cruise Only
    From £418pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £668pp
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  • Heart of Venice

    4 Nights - Venice and Back

    Michelangelo Michelangelo

    Explore 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 2018 - Jun, Aug, Sep, Oct Free excursion package on 25 May, 16 Jun and 30 Jun 2018 departures!

    Venice - Bridge of Sighs (in background) Cruise Only
    From £536pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £871pp
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  • Three Capitals Short Break

    4 Nights - Vienna and Back

    Vivaldi Vivaldi

    Discover the spectacular capital cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest on this fascinating short break 2018 - Oct No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Schoenbrunn Castle, Vienna Cruise Only
    From £598pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £843pp
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  • The Romantic Rhine Valley

    4 Nights - Strasbourg and Back

    Beethoven Choice of Ships

    Enjoy this short-break cruise from Strasbourg along the scenic River Rhine towards Koblenz and Rudesheim, past numerous castles nestled in the famed vineyards, and the Lorelei Rock 2018 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Strasbourg Cruise Only
    From £615pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £935pp
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  • Bordeaux Wine Cruise

    4 Nights - Bordeaux and Back

    Cyrano de Bergerac 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 2018 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    St Emilion Cruise Only
    From £615pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £875pp
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  • Porto and the Douro River

    5 Nights - Porto and Back

    Fernao de Magalhaes 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 2018 - Oct, Nov No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Vineyards along the River Douro Cruise Only
    From £633pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £890pp
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  • Paris and the Normandy Coast

    4 Nights - Paris and Back

    Botticelli 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 2018 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Honfleur Cruise Only
    From £642pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £902pp
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  • Seville and Cadiz at Christmas

    5 Nights - Seville and Back

    Belle De Cadix Belle De Cadix

    A great value short break at Christmas from Seville in Spain through stunning Andalucia to the coast, with optional excursions to Jerez and Cordoba 2018 - Dec No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Jerez Cruise Only
    From £682pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1037pp
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  • Rhone Short Break

    4 Nights - Lyon and Back

    Camargue Choice of Ships

    Visit charming towns and discover breathtaking scenery on this superb short itinerary from Lyon to Provence and the Camargue 2018 - Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    The famous Pont at Avignon Cruise Only
    From £730pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1080pp
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  • Bordeaux the Gironde and Wine Country

    5 Nights - Bordeaux and Back

    Cyrano de Bergerac 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 2018 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Bordeaux Pont de Pierre Cruise Only
    From £730pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £990pp
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  • Dutch Waterways from Amsterdam

    5 Nights - Amsterdam and Back

    Gerard Schmitter Choice of Ships

    Journey along the Dutch waterways on this short-break including a cruise on the Ijsselmeer, one of the largest freshwater lakes in Holland 2018 - Aug, Sep No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Amsterdam Cruise Only
    From £735pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £985pp
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  • Venice at Christmas

    4 Nights - Venice and Back

    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 2018 - Dec No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Venetian lagoon Cruise Only
    From £738pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1128pp
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  • Three Capitals Christmas Markets

    4 Nights - Vienna and Back

    Vivaldi Vivaldi

    Explore the Christmas markets in the magnificent capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava on this superb value short break 2018 - Dec No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Bratislava Cruise Only
    From £748pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1045pp
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  • Venice Lagoons Short Break

    5 Nights - Venice and Back

    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 2018 - Jul, Aug No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    MS Michelangelo cruising the Venice lagoon Cruise Only
    From £765pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1100pp
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  • Festive Paris

    4 Nights - Paris and Back

    Botticelli Botticelli

    Celebrate the festive season on your floating hotel from Paris through scenic Normandy to the historic towns of Rouen and Honfleur 2018 - Dec No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Notre Dame Cruise Only
    From £779pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1079pp
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  • Kingdom of the Golden River

    5 Nights - Porto and Back

    Fernao de Magalhaes 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 2018 - Sep, Oct No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    The beautiful River Douro Cruise Only
    From £832pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1089pp
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  • Romantic River Rhine

    5 Nights - Strasbourg and Back

    France Choice of Ships

    A 5-night cruise of the River Rhine from Strasbourg, taking in one of the Rhine's most picturesque stretches and visiting Rudesheim, Koblenz and Speyer 2018 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Strasbourg Cruise Only
    From £840pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1160pp
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  • River Seine and Paris at New Year

    4 Nights - Paris and Back

    Botticelli Botticelli

    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 2018 - Dec

    The Eiffel Tower and Versailles Cruise Only
    From £844pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1144pp
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  • Bordeaux and Wine Country

    6 Nights - Bordeaux and Back

    Cyrano de Bergerac 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 2018 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct First passenger pays £1020, second passenger 50% off OR no single supplement!

    Bordeaux Cruise Only
    From £875pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1135pp
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  • Holland and the Rhine

    6 Nights - Amsterdam to Strasbourg

    Douce France 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 2018 - Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct 2019 - Apr No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Amsterdam Cruise Only
    From £879pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1209pp
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  • Venice and Historic Italy

    6 Nights - Venice and Back

    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 2018 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Gondolas in Venice Cruise Only
    From £946pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1281pp
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  • New Year Celebrations in Provence

    4 Nights - Lyon and Back

    Camargue Camargue

    Celebrate the New Year in the World Heritage listed city of Lyon on this Rhone short break 2018 - Dec

    the Roman amphitheatre, Arles Cruise Only
    From £967pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1369pp
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  • Paris and the River Seine

    6 Nights - Paris to Honfleur

    Botticelli 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 2018 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Eiffel Tower, Paris Cruise Only
    From £967pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1332pp
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  • Golden River Douro in Portugal

    7 Nights - Porto and Back

    Fernao de Magalhaes 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 2018 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    The famous wine label picture of the Villa Mateus Cruise Only
    From £967pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1227pp
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  • Danube Three Capitals

    6 Nights - Linz and Back

    LEurope Choice of Ships

    Visit spectacular capital cities and charming medieval towns on this superb itinerary along the Danube from Linz 2018 - Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Vienna Cruise Only
    From £994pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1249pp
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  • Three Capitals from Vienna

    7 Nights - Vienna and Back

    Beethoven Beethoven

    Journey along the Danube from the musical city of Vienna exploring the spectacular capital cities of Bratislava and Budapest 2018 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    The River Danube Cruise Only
    From £1055pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1300pp
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  • Bordeaux Wine Country and Arcachon

    7 Nights - Bordeaux and Back

    Cyrano de Bergerac 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 2018 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Free excursion package on 8 August 2018 departure!

    Bordeaux Cruise Only
    From £1087pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1347pp
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  • Three Capitals at Christmas

    5 Nights - Vienna and Back

    Vivaldi Vivaldi

    Visit the colourful Christmas markets in the historic capital cities of Budapest and Bratislava on this fascinating festive itinerary from Vienna 2018 - Dec No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Bratislava Castle Cruise Only
    From £1117pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1415pp
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  • Gastronomy of Andalucia

    7 Nights - Seville and Back

    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 2018 - Sep, Oct, Nov No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Botanic Gardens, Seville Cruise Only
    From £1143pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1448pp
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  • Jewels of Burgundy and Provence

    7 Nights - Lyon and Back

    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 2018 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Lavender Fields Cruise Only
    From £1231pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1581pp
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  • Paris and Normandy River Seine Cruise

    7 Nights - Paris and Back

    Seine Princess Seine Princess

    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 2018 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Giverny Cruise Only
    From £1284pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1544pp
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  • River Loire Cruise

    7 Nights - Nantes and Back

    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 2018 - Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct Save £343pp on 24 Jun and 23 Jul 2018 departures!

    Azay le Rideau, France Cruise Only
    From £1296pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1646pp
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  • Andalucian Charms

    7 Nights - Seville and Back

    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 2018 - Jun No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    the Alhambra Palace Cruise Only
    From £1307pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1612pp
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  • Holland and the Romantic Rhine Valley

    7 Nights - Amsterdam and Back

    Gerard Schmitter Gerard Schmitter

    This round-trip voyage from Amsterdam features the scenic Middle Rhine and the Lorelei rock, plus the main riverside towns in Germany and Holland 2018 - Jun, Jul, Sep No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Cologne and the Cologne Cathedral Cruise Only
    From £1310pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1620pp
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  • Croatia and Montenegro Cruise

    7 Nights - Dubrovnik and Back

    La Belle De LAdriatique La Belle De LAdriatique

    Explore the Croatian coast visiting lesser known islands and picturesque ports on board specially designed small ship La Belle de L'Adriatique 2018 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Dubrovnik Cruise Only
    From £1316pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1631pp
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  • Treasures of the Rhine

    8 Nights - Amsterdam to Basel

    Douce France Douce France

    Cruise the full navigable River Rhine between Amsterdam and Basel. See the highlights of Holland and explore historic German and French towns en route to Switzerland. Includes unlimited complimentary drinks on board 2018 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Amsterdam, Holland Cruise Only
    From £1316pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1596pp
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  • Chateaux of the Loire

    6 Nights - Paris and Back

    Loire Princesse Loire Princesse

    Discover the magnificent castles of the royal Loire Valley on this unique 7-day all-inclusive river cruise holiday with return flights, guided excursions and overnight hotel stay in Paris 2018 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Oct Exclusive Blue Water package with return flights from the UK and overnight Paris hotel stay!

    Paris Fly-Cruise Package
    From £1645pp
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  • Provence and Camargue

    6 Nights - Sete to Arles

    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, with excursions, open bar and meals prepared by a Master Chef all included 2018 - Aug, Sep No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Pont du Gard, Arles Cruise Only
    From £1794pp
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  • Berlin to Prague River Elbe cruise

    8 Nights - Berlin to Prague

    Elbe Princesse Choice of Ships

    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. 2018 - Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Cruise Only
    From £1794pp
    Fly-Cruise Package
    From £2114pp
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  • Vineyards of Burgundy on Jeanine

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

    Jeanine Jeanine

    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 2018 - Jul No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Jeanine Cruise Only
    From £1859pp
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  • Strasbourg and Alsace

    6 Nights - Lagarde to Strasbourg

    Madeleine Madeleine

    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 2018 - Jul No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Petite France District, Strasbourg Cruise Only
    From £1861pp
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  • Champagne Country on the Marne Rhine Canal

    6 Nights - Paris to Epernay

    Raymonde Raymonde

    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 beverages on board, meals and shore excursions 2018 - Jun, Aug No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Eiffel Tower, Paris Cruise Only
    From £1945pp
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  • Upper Loire Hotel Barge

    6 Nights - Nevers to Briare

    Deborah Deborah

    A unique 6-night hotel barge cruise through the picturesque Upper Loire Valley to the superb wine-growing regions of Sancerre and Pouilly-sur-Loire, with superb guided excursions 2018 - Jun, Aug, Sep No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Sancerre Cruise Only
    From £2024pp
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  • Amsterdam Short Break

    4 Nights - Amsterdam to Antwerp

    France 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 No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Amsterdam Cruise Only
    From £527pp
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  • Amsterdam at Spring

    4 Nights - Amsterdam and Back

    Mona Lisa Choice of Ships

    An excellent short break in the spring from Amsterdam with unlimited complimentary drinks onboard, plus optional excursions No single supplement on all 2018 departures!

    Amsterdam Cruise Only
    From £624pp
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