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CroisiEurope is an international river cruise company that operates a fleet of 50 river cruising vessels along the rivers of Europe, Russia, Mekong, Birmania, Africa, South America and United States. Now, CroisiEurope is gearing up for their African debut with the planned christening of the new African Dream expected to come at the end of 2017 and the first cruise departure tentatively scheduled for early January 2018. Rather than waiting to sail, CroisiEurope is encouraging cruise travelers to sail more in 2017 by introducing a number of new itineraries that still have space available.
New itineraries with availability in 2017 include:
- Beer: Belgium’s Liquid Gold – 5 days – 6 countries – starts at $1855 per person– This 5-day cruise will introduce you to Belgium’s world renown beer. In addition to the superb French cuisine served standard on board all CroisiEurope cruises, guests will sip this “liquid gold” while they discover the country’s beautiful cities like Liege, Hasselt, Antwerp and Brussels. Excursions will include beer tastings, product presentations and visits of some of Belgium’s most famous breweries and landmarks, including the Maison des Brasseurs Museum.
- The Beautiful Blue Danube From Budapest To Passau: 6 days – 4 countries – starts at $1855 per person – Discover Eastern European culture over six days while traveling across Hungary, Austria and Germany. Classic excursions include guided tours with the option to add an evening of traditional Viennese music and discovery excursions offer Viennese music and cafe tour, hiking and an optional wine and regional specialties tasting. Both excursion packages include a visit to Hofburg Palace. Select departures will run on the all-new MS Symphony making it’s debut next year. Prices start at $1,855 per person.
- Biking along the Danube: 8 days – 8 countries – starts at $3,086 per person– Discover the majestic Danube on this special cycling cruise. Ideally suited for guests wanting to add a dose of soft adventure to their cruise, each day will feature biking routes to discover charming villages and stunning natural scenery. Classic excursions will also include a traditional guided tour of Vienna and an evening of Viennese music (subject to availability), whereas Discovery excursions will include a waltz lesson and evening tasting of wine and regional specialties.
- The Beautiful Blue Danube: Round-Trip Cruise from Passau: 11 days – 8 countries – starts at $3,160 per person- This 11-day cruise will travel through the heart of Central and Eastern Europe round-trip from Passau, Germany. Visits for all passengers include the Melk Abbey, free time in Esztergom, Hungary’s former capital city, and a day-trip to the grasslands of Puszta in the Pannonian Basin. Classic excursions include guided city tours and an optional Viennese concert (subject to availability) and the Discovery package includes hiking and biking excursions, a music and cafe tour of Vienna and an evening outing to Grinzing. Select departures will run on the all-new MS Symphony making it’s debut next year.
CroisiEurope’s 2017 river cruise season will mark the addition of a new excursion package option that goes beyond the traditional “Classic” excursions. Classified as a “Discovery” excursion package the new offerings bring out-of-the-ordinary experiences ashore which could include hikes through famed vineyards, helicopter rides or safari-style visits by jeep of national parks. Promoted as “dynamic, fun-filled and out-of-the-ordinary activities”, Discovery Packages aim to “surprise and enchant vacationers looking for new experiences, adventures and sensations.”
Here’s more on CrosiEurope via river cruise expert Gary Bembridge (@garybembridge)