Before getting into the meat of this article, I would like to take a moment to praise CroisiEurope. Here’s five reasons why I think the Strasbourg-based company is an exceptional cruise operator.
1. CroisiEurope has been in business for a long time, and it’s a family-owned and operated business, founded in 1976. The company has a heart and it’s here to stay in our opinion. Have a read about the company’s origins in my post, River Cruising’s Unlikeliest Pioneer: In Strasbourg, Where River Cruising Changed Course
2. CroisiEurope gets high praise from our readers. In the comments section of my story, The Only Two Americans On Board: CroisiEurope New Year’s Cruise In Provence, one reader wrote: The food is five star, which keeps us coming back. There is unlimited wine served at dinner with bottles of red, white and rose on the table. The bar is open after breakfast and included with no charges except for some Champagne and brandies. We have never gotten a liquor bill at the end of our trip. The prices are reasonable for what you get for your money spent. I highly recommend Croisi.
3. The company’s all-inclusive cruises impress me with their French flair, inventive itineraries and innovative ships. Check out, Loire Princesse, Day 6, Nantes, End Of Cruise, Summing Up
CroisiEurope also serves up one of the best values in river cruising. Check out Is CroisiEurope Right For You?
CroisiEurope is eager to please. When Covid sidelined three barge trips that my group had in the works, CroisiEurope moved our departures ahead, not once but twice. In fact, we’re all hoping to that our trips are a go – and currently they are – in April and June. I have a great deal of confidence in the company because they operated so successfully throughout the pandemic, even in the early days. See CroisiEurope’s Summer & Fall Success
I also learned something quite surprising during my recent conversations with CroisiEurope. Included in our fare, and on all CroisiEurope cruises, is travel assistance and repatriation insurance. Please confirm details, terms, conditions, etc. with CroisiEurope when booking. For my group, this gives us additional peace of mind.
New River, Barge & Coastal Programs For 2022/23
Earlier this week, CroisiEurope announced its latest programs for the 2022 cruise season along with a slate of Wave Season offerings. The list of new river, barge and coastal cruises are concentrated around Europe and the Mediterranean with destinations including the Czech Republic, Germany, France, Greece, Egypt and Jordan.
In addition to these 2022 promotions, CroisiEurope has also opened up bookings of their 2023 cruise itineraries with a special early booking discount on all 2023 itineraries, excluding cruises on the Volga, Nile and Ganges, of 15 percent if booked by August 31, 2022; 10 percent if booked between September 1 and October 15, 2022; and 5 percent for bookings made between October 16 and November 30, 2022.
Highlights of the 2022 and 2023 river, barge and coastal cruises and promotional offers include:
Prague, Dresden and the Castles of Bohemia
Discover the many hidden treasures of Bohemia on this exclusive itinerary. Reconnect with nature on excursions to top destinations set in idyllic landscapes along the Elbe and Vltava Rivers. Guests will visit Prague and Dresden, authentic cities that exude charm and boast a rich cultural and architectural history. The castles of Bohemia, symbols of the nobility and aristocracy, house many surprising works of art.
Prices start at $1,567 per person, including a Wave Season 2-for-1 offer on select departure dates. Itinerary details, departure dates and prices can be found at https://www.croisieuroperivercruises.com/cruise/prague-dresden-castles-bohemia-spectacular-cruise-elbe-vltava-rivers-classic.
From Paris to the Petite Seine: An Enchanting Cruise Through Picturesque Landscapes and Man-Made Wonders
On this unique barge cruise along the Seine, guests can take advantage of this time to discover – or rediscover – this charming river and the various castles dotted along its banks. Traveling round-trip from Paris, excursions include Troyes and, of course, Paris, whose elegance, prestigious monuments and picturesque districts will surely dazzle.
Prices for CroisiEurope’s From Paris to the Petite Seine itinerary start at $3,606 per person. More information, including itinerary details and pricing, can be found at https://www.croisieuroperivercruises.com/cruise/paris-petite-seine-enchanting-cruise-picturesque-landscapes-man-made-wonders-classic
Paris, Medieval France and Romance of Fontainebleau
New in 2023, CroisiEurope’s latest barge cruise will take guests on a magnificent journey round-trip from Paris including quaint ports of call, historical cities and excellent local cuisine. Excursions include visits to the Palace of Fontainebleau and it’s splendid gardens, the cathedral and covered marketplace of Sens and much more.
Prices for the new program start at $3,731. A 15 percent discount will be applied to all new 2023 barge cruise reservations.More information is available at https://www.croisieuroperivercruises.com/cruise/petite-seine-yonne-enchanting-cruise-landscapes-man-made-wonders-classic#
The Mysterious Cyclades and Dodecanese Islands in the Aegean Sea Antiquity in Athens
Traveling through the cradle of civilization, this cruise through the Aegean includes stops in Athens, Delos, Mykonos, Santorini, Paros, Kos and Rhodes. Guests will enjoy tours of the Acropolis, Kaisariani Monastery, Cape Sounio, as well as time to hit the beaches in Paros and Rhodes.
Prices for this program start at $3,433, with a Wave Season discount of $250 per person. More information can be found at https://www.croisieuroperivercruises.com/cruise/mysterious-cyclades-dodecanese-islands-aegean-sea-antiquity-athens-classic
Treasures on the Red Sea – Egypt and Jordan
Embark on a journey brimming with unparalleled historical abundance. Voyage to the epicenter of the three monotheistic religions. Jordan’s deep history makes it one of the top cultural destinations, so guests will discover the vast and “God-like” earth T.E. Lawrence fell in love with. Herodotus described Egypt as the “Gift of the Nile.”
Prices for this cruise start at $3,313, with $500 off per person for Wave Season. More information, including itinerary details and pricing, can be found at https://www.croisieuroperivercruises.com/cruise/treasures-red-sea-classic
Corsican Cruise from Nice
This cruise of Corsica invites guests to discover the kaleidoscope of blue in the sea waters and the fresh mountain air in the peaks of this breathtaking landscape. Stopovers and tours include Bonifacio, Porto-Vecchio, Bastia, l’Ile Rousse. The island is a timeless work of art, a mosaic of emotions, and a tableau of splendor and mysteries.
Prices start at $4,303 per person, including a Wave Season offer of $500 off per person. Itinerary details, departure dates and prices can be found at https://www.croisieuroperivercruises.com/cruise/corsican-cruise-leaving-nice-1-classic
Single Supplement Waived on Select Departures
CroisiEurope has announced that it is waiving the single supplement on all of its worldwide river, ocean and canal itineraries departing between March 1 and April 30, 2022. This offer is valid for new reservations on European river cruises on the Seine, Rhine, Danube, Douro, Guadalquivir, Po, Elbe, Loire, Rhone, Gironde and Garonne; on the Dutch canals and waterways; on some of France’s finest canals through Alsace, Burgundy, Provence, Ile de France and Champagne as well as on the Upper Loire; on ocean cruises in the Red Sea, the Adriatic, the Mediterranean and around the Canary Islands; on Lake Kariba in Southern Africa; and on the Nile.
Please note that this single supplement offer is subject to availability, not retroactive and cannot be combined with any other offer.
For a complete list of Wave Season promotions, please visit https://www.croisieuroperivercruises.com/destination/special-offers
Based in Strasbourg, France, CroisiEurope is headquartered at the epicenter of Europe with offices in Brussels, Paris, Lyon, Nice, Lausanne, Madrid, London, Phnom Penh, New York and Florida. With an English-speaking staff of 1,350, this family-owned company operates over 50 ships and a diverse selection of canal, river and ocean cruise sailings that navigate the most famous waterways in Europe, Asia, Russia, South America and Africa. For more information on CroisiEurope, please visit: http://www.croisieuroperivercruises.com/ or call (800) 768-7232.
This article was originally published at River Cruise Advisor.
An avid traveler and an award-winning journalist, Ralph Grizzle produces articles, video and photos that are inspiring and informative, personal and passionate. A journalism graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Ralph has specialized in travel writing for more than two decades. To read more cruise and port reviews by Ralph Grizzle, visit his website at www.avidcruiser.com.