Choose A Cruise With French Flair

Choose A Cruise With French Flair
Many of today’s cruise vacationers are seeking immersive travel experiences, allowing them to fully experience the destination on both land and on board their ship. CroisiEurope, an international cruise line with over 1,600 employees worldwide, makes this possible on their wide variety of river cruises, French canal barge cruises, and ocean-going European coastal cruises. CroisiEurope, Europe’s largest river cruise line, provides a delightful cruise experience with a distinctive French flair on its fleet of over fifty ships.

Here are seven great reasons to take a CroisiEurope cruise:

1. Outstanding Itinerary Choices. Travelers can choose from 170 exciting CroisiEurope itineraries, including the largest number of cruising options within Europe. While CroisiEurope sails along Europe's most popular river cruising waterways including the Danube and the Rhine, the company also offers cruises on the Seine, the Rhone, the Douro in Portugal, the Mekong and Irrawaddy Rivers in Asia, and on many other rivers as well. CroisiEurope is the only cruise company to successfully sail on France's Loire River, which is made possible by their ship's innovative design. In addition to river cruising options, CroisiEurope also offers French canal barge cruises in Alsace, Burgundy, Champagne, Provence and Paris and ocean-going coastal cruises as well.

2. Great Ships. CroisiEurope was founded over 40 years ago by the Schmitter family and the cruise line is still family-owned and operated today. The company's aim is to make river cruising affordable and accessible for all travelers and it succeeds beautifully. CroisiEurope's ships vary in size and offer comfortable accommodations and a variety of stateroom configurations. “We have cabins accommodating singles, triples and even quadruples on some ships to accommodate groups of different sizes,” said John McGlade, CroisiEurope’s General Manager for North America. Because CroisiEurope’s ships are more intimate, service on board becomes more personalized as well. CroisiEurope’s knowledgeable staff quickly gets to know guests by name and caters to their needs.

3. Excellent Value. CroisiEurope offers one of the best values in river cruising, delivering a premium river cruise experience at an exceptional price. Cruise fares are very reasonable on CroisiEurope’s sailings and the cruise line’s all-inclusive packages include a wide range of amenities including Wi-Fi, shore excursions, all meals on board the ship and an open bar including wine and beer with lunch and dinner. Room configurations on board CroisiEurope’s ships can provide added savings as well. On all CroisiEurope cruises with triple and quadruple staterooms, third and fourth passengers in the room receive a 30% discount. CroisiEurope’s ships with single cabins also allow solo travelers to enjoy the river cruise experience without paying single supplement charges.

4. Exciting Shore Excursions. CroisiEurope's packages include shore excursions, making it easy and hassle-free for guests to explore and learn on their cruise vacations. Days in ports of call also offer plenty of time for travelers to venture off on their own as well. Shore excursions in CroisiEurope's Classic package typically focus on providing insights into the area’s history, architecture and culture, while Discovery package excursions are more active and often include hiking, biking or culinary tasting options. Some cruises offer extra added excursions that are not typically included in the Classic or Discovery packages, such as CroisiEurope’s popular Concert Evening in Vienna. Shore excursions are run by language grouping, providing English-speaking guests with an informative guide who is an expert in the specific area.

5. Exceptional Cuisine. CroisiEurope guests are in for a treat on their cruise. The overall vacation experience is very French and the meals are outstanding. CroisiEurope has worked in partnership with world-renowned Michelin-starred French chefs including Paul Bocuse and Marc Haeberlin to create exceptional menus, multi-course French meals, and an outstanding dining experience. On CroisiEurope cruises, vacationers travel with their own fabulous first-class French restaurant on board. Guests can look forward to enjoying fresh local cuisines, seasonal specialties, impressive desserts and excellent wine pairings throughout their cruise. While there are no choices available on printed menus, CroisiEurope staff members go out of their way to please. Guests simply need to communicate their dietary and culinary requirements and preferences to the cruise line and mention them to the staff for delicious options to appear. Food allergies and special diet restrictions are accommodated on board CroisiEurope ships and children's menus are available as well.

6. Superb Cultural Immersion Opportunities. Travelers with an interest in learning and cultural enrichment will truly savor the CroisiEurope cruise experience. CroisiEurope’s cruises have an appealing French ambiance, offering guests the chance to fully experience Europe while sailing and on land. CroisiEurope vacations provide a multi-cultural and multi-lingual guest experience. There are many European and international guests on board, so it’s easy for guests to make new friends from around the world and learn more about their countries and cultures. The majority of guests on CroisiEurope cruises are often French-speaking, so sailing with CroisiEurope can also be a great way to practice foreign language skills as well. CroisiEurope’s bilingual (and even multi-lingual) crew comes from throughout Europe and staff members speak English fluently, so there is never a problem in communicating with the staff.

7. Fantastic Family-Friendly Cruising Options. CroisiEurope cruises are a great way for families and multigenerational groups to explore the world. Children under 2 cruise free on all CroisiEurope departures and kids under age 10 receive a 20% discount on the cruise fare. In addition to the cruise line’s regular sailings, CroisiEurope also offers special Family Club cruise departures in Europe with outstanding benefits for families. Perks on Family Club sailings include free cruises for kids under 16 years of age, a free cabin supplement so kids can have a complimentary stateroom near their fare-paying parents and/or grandparents, family-friendly stateroom locations, supervised children’s entertainment and activities, adapted kids menus and more. CroisiEurope also offers attractive group policies as well. It takes just 12 people to qualify for group rates, making it a great choice for family reunions and multigenerational trips. CroisiEurope’s French canal barges accommodate just 22 guests, providing an intimate and unique way for multigenerational families and groups of friends to vacation together. These barges are available for full boat charters and offer outstanding opportunities for cultural immersion as well.

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