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Cruise into 2024 with French Flair

Whether French canals, European rivers, ocean cruises, or exotic destination – see the world from the water with CroisiEurope.
Discover Burgundy from the comfort of the Danièle canal barge. © CroisiEurope

A CroisiEurope cruise is a truly all-inclusive European vacation experience. One price includes your accommodation, all meals, beverages – including wine, beer, and house spirits – and guided excursions in each destination along your journey. Step aboard, unpack, relax, and watch the world go by. Everything you will need to enjoy your vacation is taken care of. Since it was founded in 1976, CroisiEurope has remained an independent, family-owned-and-operated French river cruise line.

With 50 ships carrying over 200,000 passengers annually, the company continues to hold its position as an innovator in European river cruising and beyond. All ships in the CroisiEurope fleet provide guests with an intimate experience, exceptional service, and the best of French and European gourmet cuisine and wine. Ships range in capacity from 16 passengers on luxury small ships in Africa to 200 passengers on ocean cruises.

Cruising the Waterways of France

If you’re looking for a unique view of France, CroisiEurope’s canal or river cruises are the way to go. Cruising barges are a fantastic way to discover towns and villages in Alsace, Lorraine, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire Valley, Provence, the Camargue region, and even the Canal Saint-Martin in Paris. Carrying just 22 passengers, barges are an intimate and bespoke way to explore some of the most historical and scenic areas in France. The slow pace of the canals provides a relaxing vacation, while the onboard bikes enable you to disembark and ride along the towpaths or discover local towns at your own pace. Refined French cuisine, outstanding local wines, and exceptional service complete the experience.

Gaze at magnificent châteaux as you cruise along the Loire. © Haubtmann

When it comes to river cruising, CroisiEurope is the only line traveling the Loire River, and doing so in unique paddlewheel boats designed and built specifically to navigate this river. The Loire Princesse, a premium ship designed and built in Saint-Nazaire, provides a maximum of 96 passengers a luxurious atmosphere perfect for discovering the royal opulence, culture, and history along the Loire. For oenophiles and lovers of the finest in French gastronomy, CroisiEurope offers 4- to 7-day cruise programs in Burgundy, Provence, Bordeaux, and along the Rhône and the Saône. All these regions offer itineraries that include vineyard tours, onboard seminars and tastings, a visit to Paul Bocuse’s Les Halles de Lyon, and an extraordinary dining experience at the French chef’s 3-star restaurant, Abbaye de Collonges.

Europe from the Rivers, Seas, and Ocean

In addition to the extensive and varied itineraries in France, CroisiEurope has plenty to offer in Northern, Southern, and Central Europe, as well as in the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and the Adriatic. There is no better way to experience the Elbe than starting or ending your journey in Prague aboard a paddlewheel riverboat docked in the heart of the city – a CroisiEurope exclusive. Or, if you are ready for an ocean or coastal voyage, how about Naples, Sicily, and the Italian coast? Or perhaps, Malta, Corsica, the Greek Islands, Croatia, and the Canary Islands?

To explore CroisiEurope’s 170 unique itineraries, visit