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The CroisiEurope line brand ("Alsace Croisieres" until 1997) is a French river cruise company, which is family owned and run, and based in Strasbourg. The line specializes in river cruising and also Mediterranean coastal cruises. Mr. Gerard Schmitter founded CroisiEurope in 1976, chartering ms Alsace - his first riverboat - in 1982.

CroisiEurope is one of the leaders on the European river cruising market. The line's riverboats ply most of the of Europe's main waterways - both rivers and canals. CroisiEurope's ships also sail in Asia (Vietnam and Cambodia region). The company also charters boats that cruise on Volga River in Russia, on Irrawaddy River in Burma, and on Chobe and Zambezi rivers in South Africa.

Two of the line's ships are ocean-going and offer Mediterranean small ship cruise deals on coastal itineraries in southern Europe. Throughout the 1990s and the 1st decade of the 21st century, Croisi underwent rapid expansion and as its fleet grew, the line expanded operations outside the French borders. Gerard Schmitter handed management of the party over to his children in 1999.

CroisiEurope currently owns a fleet of prestige category boats cruising all of Europe’s rivers. The cruise experience on board their ships features:

  • Accommodations vary from 100 to 180 guests depending on the design of the ship. The facilities offer comfort, safety, and cutting-edge technology.

  • The fleet of is partially renovated each year and carefully maintained, being mostly made up of less than 5-year-old ships. All boats have Veritas certifications. The itinerary options are varied with many of the stops classified as World Heritage Sites.

  • French is the primary language spoken on board (although most of the staff also speak English and other European languages). The announcements are made in English and in French.

  • What distinguishes Croisi from other river lines are the moderately-priced fares. Like most European river cruise lines, CroisiEurope deals include soft drinks, beer and wine year-round with lunch and dinner and offers unlimited drinks during the high season April through October, including house spirits. However, the biggest difference is that the guests of the line have to pay extra for shore excursions, though many other lines include these within their fares.

  • Cruise cabins sizes are comparable to other European river ships, though the decor is more functional than deluxe.

  • In addition to the main dining room, onboard public spaces include indoor lounge spaces for relaxing. The lounge bar is the main spot for evening entertainment, ranging from traditional regional programmes and music from resident musician to crew shows. The reception area or mezzanine features a small shop. A number of deck chairs for use on sunny days are found on the outdoor-carpeted top deck.

In 2006, CroisiEurope celebrated the company's 30th birthday, and in 2007 opened CroisiMer, a subsidiary company, to manage La Belle de l'Adriatique - its one ocean-going cruise ship. In 2010 Croisi created CroisiYacht brand to manage chartered sailings on Russia's Volga River. In 2014, CroisiEurope bought "Compagnie Fluviale du Mékong" (Mekong River Cruise Company), adding 4 ships on Mekong River.

Cruise Liners


Beethoven

Beethoven

Build year: 2004 Decks: 3 Cabins: 90
Belle de Cadix

Belle de Cadix

Build year: 2005 Decks: 4 Cabins: 89
Boheme

Boheme

Build year: 1995 Decks: 3 Cabins: 80
Botticelli 4* Super

Botticelli 4* Super

Build year: 2004 Decks: 2 Cabins: 75
Camargue

Camargue

Build year: 1995 Decks: 3 Cabins: 76
Cyrano de Bergerac 4* Super

Cyrano de Bergerac 4* Super

Build year: 2012 Decks: 3 Cabins: 87
DA VINCI 4*

DA VINCI 4*

Decks: 2 Cabins: 57
Douce France

Douce France

Renew year: 2017 Decks: 3 Cabins: 79
Europe 4* Super

Europe 4* Super

Build year: 2006 Decks: 3 Cabins: 90
Europe 4*Super

Europe 4*Super

Renew year: 2016 Cabins: 90
Fernao De Magalhaes

Fernao De Magalhaes

Build year: 2003 Decks: 4 Cabins: 71
France

France

Build year: 2001 Decks: 3
GIL EANES 5* Якорей

GIL EANES 5* Якорей

Build year: 2015 Decks: 4 Cabins: 66
Gerard Schmitter

Gerard Schmitter

Build year: 2012 Decks: 4 Cabins: 88
INDOCHINE II

INDOCHINE II

Build year: 2016 Decks: 3 Cabins: 31
Indochine

Indochine

Build year: 2008 Decks: 3 Cabins: 24
Infante Don Henrique 4* Super

Infante Don Henrique 4* Super

Build year: 2003 Decks: 3 Cabins: 71
Leonard De Vinci 4*

Leonard De Vinci 4*

Build year: 2003 Decks: 3 Cabins: 72
Loire Princesse

Loire Princesse

Decks: 3 Cabins: 48
MIGUEL TORGA 5 Якорей

MIGUEL TORGA 5 Якорей

Build year: 2017 Decks: 3 Cabins: 66
MS Lafayette

MS Lafayette

Build year: 2014 Decks: 3 Cabins: 43
Michelangelo

Michelangelo

Build year: 2000 Decks: 3 Cabins: 78
Mistral

Mistral

Build year: 1999 Decks: 3 Cabins: 78
Modigliani

Modigliani

Build year: 2001 Decks: 3 Cabins: 78
Mona Lisa

Mona Lisa

Build year: 2000 Decks: 3 Cabins: 49
Monet

Monet

Build year: 1999 Decks: 3 Cabins: 78
PRINCESS

PRINCESS

Renew year: 2010 Decks: 2 Cabins: 51
Princesse D'Aquitaine 4*

Princesse D'Aquitaine 4*

Build year: 2001 Decks: 2 Cabins: 69
RHONE PRINCESSE

RHONE PRINCESSE

Renew year: 2011 Decks: 2 Cabins: 69
Renoir 4*

Renoir 4*

Build year: 1999 Decks: 2 Cabins: 78
Sainte Odile

Sainte Odile

Build year: 1992 Decks: 3 Cabins: 64
Seine Princess 4*

Seine Princess 4*

Build year: 2002 Cabins: 67
Symphonie

Symphonie

Renew year: 2010 Decks: 2 Cabins: 79
THURGAU ULTRA (QUEEN) 5*+

THURGAU ULTRA (QUEEN) 5*+

Renew year: 2014 Decks: 4 Cabins: 60
VIVIENNE

VIVIENNE

Renew year: 2020 Decks: 2 Cabins: 73
Van Gogh

Van Gogh

Build year: 1999 Decks: 2 Cabins: 78
Vasco De Gama

Vasco De Gama

Build year: 2002 Cabins: 71
Victor Hugo

Victor Hugo

Build year: 2010 Decks: 3 Cabins: 49
Vivaldi

Vivaldi

Build year: 2009 Decks: 4 Cabins: 88