Go with the CroisiEurope flow..A CroisiEurope cruise is not just a fantastic experience, it’s also great value. There is the sheer variety that guests encounter as the ship gently sails its course on well-known rivers, canals and coast lines, all the while enjoying delicious French cuisine and different wines, remember – all drinks are included.For our increasing number of active cruise guests, CroisiEurope has been busy crafting new itineraries on much sought after Cruise & Walk programs. For authenticity seekers, take a closer look at our boutique style canal barges, sailing at a very gentle pace along French canals. Join us for unique experiences to be discovered in the “Only with CroisiEurope” sections such as our innovative paddle-wheel ships that sail the Loire and Elbe rivers.
The CroisiEurope difference
At CroisiEurope we go out of our way to provide you with everything you need at highest possible comfort standards, at the same time searching out unique experiences to make your voyage with us an unforgettable cruise experience. In other words, you can relax, knowing that these treasured memories of your wonderful river cruise will not be spoilt by a hefty bill.
A canal barge cruise is the ideal way to combine comfort and travelling.
The calm found on the silent waters is what makes these cruises on French canals so unique.
These intimate itineraries cross the most beautiful regions in France and put you at the heart
of our abundant countryside dotted with picturesque villages.
Some passengers will enjoy walking along the way, freely exploring the historical areas
and monuments. Others will adore jumping on the bikes available on board to follow
the bike paths that stretch for hundreds and hundreds of miles along the canals.
Each of the regions will reveal its secrets and appeal during our daily navigation
The Loire Valley
The Loire River was one of the main
French waterways with very active
canal transport operations from
the 17th to 19th centuries.
CroisiEurope has revived paddle
riverboats on the Loire, the longest river in
the country, to visit the exceptional sites found along its route.
The Loire is the perfect destination for a vacation through a region rich in culture
and bursting with the French art de vivre that began along this royal river.
The Seine Valley
What a wonderful way to (re)
discover fabulous Paris, the
picturesque villages lining the
edges of the river, and the must see sites in Normandy. Art lovers
will fall under the spell of the scenery
that mesmerised immortal painters
such as Monet, Renoir, Cézanne, Van
Gogh, and Boudin, to name just a few.
History buffs will adore exploring the Palace of
Versailles, the Châteaux de Martainville or Malmaison,
as well as discovering the profound past at the beaches
of Normandy. The different Norman abbeys remain a large part of the
region’s religious heritage. Outdoor lovers will prefer the wild beauty found on
the white Côte d’Albâtre cliffs, the beaches, the Côte Fleurie countryside, and
the breathtaking panoramas throughout the Seine Valley.
The Garonne & Dordogne Valleys
The Gironde Estuary in southwestern France
is where the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers meet.
It is the entryway to Bordeaux, known throughout
the world for its exquisite wines—including famous
protected designations such as Blaye, Pauillac,
Saint-Estèphe, and Médoc. Royan is ideally located
at the mouth of the Gironde estuary, allowing
you to discover the famous seaside towns
of Rochefort and La Rochelle.
The Gironde is also known for its diverse
On the left bank we find vineyards sitting above
the bottomlands, and dunes and marshes close
to the sea. On the right bank, steep cliffs
and rolling hills contrast the lower lands on
the opposite side, while the great swamps
are located to the north.
The Rhône and Saône
From Burgundy to Provence, our cruises on
the Rhône and Saône Rivers are filled to the brim
with cultural, natural, historical, and gastronomical
Our cruises on the Rhône pass through the Gorges
de l’Ardèche and the Vercors Massif, some
of the most impressive and well-preserved
landscapes in France.
Art and history are also in the forefront
on these cruises as we stop in some of the most
legendary cities in the area, including Arles,
Avignon, Mâcon, and Lyon.
Venice, Lagoons & the Canal Bianco
During our Venetian cruise,
our ship docks a few hundred
meters from iconic Saint Mark’s
Square—giving our passengers
an almost panoramic view
of this centuries-old city
spread out over no less than
118 small islands.
Our brand new itinerary takes you
to the heart of Italian regions filled with
history, architecture and fine food. Veneto
opens its doors and invites you to discover Venice,
Vicenza and Verona. Renaissance-infused Lombardy will
take your breath away with its varied panoramas in Mantua or
Cremona. Finally, Emilia-Romagna will tantalise your taste buds
with a gourmet tour of Parma: only the very best of Italian traditions
The Guadalquivir and Guadiana
Rivers reflect the contrasts
found in the region—from
the snow-capped Sierra Nevada
to the arid deserts and white
sandy beaches basking
in the sun.
With over 300 days of sun
during the year and a fantastic
southern European climate, Andalusia
provides a festive backdrop to some
of the most beautiful cultural and natural
sites, including the largest number of protected areas
in Spain and an incomparable artistic heritage.
The Douro River begins in Spain and winds its way down over 2,250 m in altitude and across 850 km. This “Golden River” is testimony to love for the Portuguese and their music. The vineyards are one of the biggest draws in the Douro Valley and have required 20 centuries of hard labor dating back to the Romans to cultivate and sculpt the terraced vineyards suspended along the hills. The Douro is a calm, inviting river, crossing through five dams along its course—Crestuma-Lever, Carrapatello (water-level difference of 35 m, the highest in Europe) Régua, Valeira, and Pocinho.