The Mysterious Cyclades and Dodecanese Islands in the Aegean Sea (port-to-port cruise)

The Mysterious Cyclades and Dodecanese Islands in the Aegean Sea (port-to-port cruise)

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The Mysterious Cyclades and Dodecanese Islands in the Aegean Sea (port-to-port cruise)

8 Days Starting and ending in Piraeus

Visiting: Piraeus, Ermoupoli, Syra, Amorgós, Rhodes, Santorini, Milos

Tour operator:

CroisiEurope Cruises

Ship Capacity:

197

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

Cruise

From:
$2466
$2355 Exclusive Tourhub Members Discount: -$111

NB: Prices correct on 19-May-2024 but subject to change.

This tour is no longer available, please see similar tours below or send an enquiry

Tour Overview

Visit the beautiful Greek islands. Discover ancient Greece on an exciting trip to Athens and its Acropolis. Discover contrasts in Syros, the trendiest island in the Cyclades. Stop off at medieval Rhodes and take in the splendid landscape and picturesque villages in Santorini. The last stop will be Milos and its awesome volcanic terrain and spectacular beaches. What not to miss: Amorgos and its dramatic cliffs plunging into the emerald-colored seathe backdrop for Luc Besson's 1988 film The Big Blue.

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Piraeus

Location: Piraeus

Boarding.We'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.

Day 2 : Piraeus

Location: Piraeus

Optional excursions:- CLASSIC: Athens and the Acropolis- DISCOVERY: The Kaisariani MonasteryWe'll spend the afternoon cruising. Onboard presentation.

Day 3 : Ermoupoli, Syra

Location: Ermoupoli, Syra

Optional CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion: Syros.We'll spend the afternoon cruising. Onboard presentation.

Day 4 : Amorgós

Location: Amorgós

Optional CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion: Amorgos.Well spend the afternoon cruising.

Day 5 : Rhodes

Location: Rhodes

This morning, the optional CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion is: Rhodes.This afternoon, the optional excursions are:- CLASSIC: Lindos- DISCOVERY: Head to Faliraki BeachTraditional Greek meal and entertainment.

Day 6 : Santorini

Location: Santorini

We'll spend the morning cruising.This afternoon, the optional CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion is: Santorini.Greek-themed dinner on the Sun Deck.

Day 7 : Milos

Location: Milos

Free time in Adamantas on Milos.This afternoon, the optional CLASSIC/DISCOVERY excursion is: Milos.Tonight is our festive gala evening.

Day 8 : Piraeus

Location: Piraeus

Disembarkation.

Ship Details

La Belle de L'Adriatique

Image Of Ship

Renovated in 2017, the MV La Belle de l’Adriatique features a contemporary and warm setting for exploring the Mediterranean and Adriatic coasts. The aqua green and brass interior colours give it an elegant and sunny atmosphere.

This 4-deck intimate-sized ship docks in the heart of cities and accommodates only 197 passengers on board. The cabins on the upper and boarding decks have large windows, and those on the main and lower decks have portholes. The restaurant is located on the main deck, where all your meals are served during the cruise. The main panoramic lounge has a dance floor and bar with lively evenings and is situated on the boarding deck. The large sun deck, ideal for relaxation, provides two jacuzzis and sun loungers.

Ship Name:

La Belle de L'Adriatique

Adults Only Areas:

no kids

Ship Children Facilities:

none

Ship Nursery:

none

Smoking Areas:

some

Ship Size:

boutique

Ship Class:

5-Anchors Class

Ship Style:

premium

Ship Type:

ocean

Ship Currency:

EUR

Ship Language:

en

Ship Capacity:

197

Ship Crew Count:

47

Number of Decks:

5

Number of Cabins:

99

Number of Large Cabins:

0

Number of Wheelchair-Friendy Cabins:

1

Ship Launch Year:

2007

Ship Refit Year:

2017

Ship Gross Tonnage:

3500

Ship Length (Meters):

104 M

Ship Width (Meters):

12 M

Ship Speed (Knots):

9 Kn

Embarkation Deck

Lounge/BarReceptionCat. A Double CabinCat. B Double CabinCat. C Double Cabin

First Deck

Cat. A Double CabinCat. B Double CabinCat. C Double Cabin

Lower Deck

24 Twin Cabins with Portholes

Main Deck

RestaurantCat. A Double CabinCat. B Double CabinCat. C Double Cabin

Reception Deck

Main Lounge22 Cabins with fixed windows (18 twin, 4 smaller cabins with 2 adjustable twin beds)

Sun Deck

JacuzzisBarSun Loungers

Upper Deck

TerracePianorama BarCat. B Double CabinCat. B PRM CabinCat. C Double CabinCat. B Single Cabin

The ship is sleek, stylish and modern with a wide range of facilities on board. All cabins are above the waterline with comfortable amenities and cabins on the two upper decks have large picture windows offering panoramic views. 

Reception Deck Cabins (Grade B_GLS_PE C_GLS_PE A_GLS_PE )

The cabins available on the Reception Deck are furnished with optional twin or double beds. All cabins have large fixed windows from which you can enjoy the oceanic views and are equipped with an ensuite shower room, a hair dryer, satellite television, radio and an in-room safe.Ensuring your comfort air-conditioning is available in the Summer and central heating for the Winter.

Upper Deck Cabins (Grade A_GLS_PS C_DBL_PS B_GLS_PS B_PM2_PS C_GLS_PS C_SGL_PS )

The cabins available on the Upper Deck are furnished with optional twin or double beds. All cabins have large fixed windows from which you can enjoy the oceanic views and are equipped with an ensuite shower room, a hair dryer, satellite television, radio and an in-room safe.Ensuring your comfort air-conditioning is available in the Summer and central heating for the Winter.There is also a single cabin and one cabin suitable for passengers with reduced mobility on this deck.AMENITIESTVTelephone (for internal calls only)Bathroom with shower and toiletTowelsSafeIndependent air-conditioningElectricity 220VWi-FiPlease note that there is no laundry service on board the ship.

Main Deck Cabins (Grade B_GLS_PPH C_GLS_PPH A_GLS_PPH )

The cabins available on the Reception Deck are furnished with optional twin or double beds. All cabins have portholes and are equipped with an ensuite shower room, a hair dryer, satellite television, radio and an in-room safe.Ensuring your comfort air-conditioning is available in the Summer and central heating for the Winter.

Lower Deck Cabins (Grade A_GLS_PIH B_GLS_PIH C_GLS_PIH )

The cabins available on the Lower Deck are furnished with optional twin or double beds. All cabins have portholes and are equipped with an ensuite shower room, a hair dryer, satellite television, radio and an in-room safe.Ensuring your comfort air-conditioning is available in the Summer and central heating for the Winter.

The only "floating" hotel structures of its type, CroisiEurope reigns supreme over the kitchens on its boats. In charge of the company's Chefs, Alain Bohn manges and designs his cuisine and specific menues in the pure tradition of French cooking with his passionate kitchen teams. From time to time, CroisiEurope joins forces with a number of renowned Chefs such as Paul Bocuse, Marc Haeberlin or Emile Jung to organise gastronomic cruises full of taste and flavour.

Dining aboard a CroisiEurope cruise is always a pleasure. Food is taken seriously and it shows. You'll soon become firm friends with your waiter and you'll quickly come to admire the choices made by world-renowned sommelier, Serge Dubs.

Main Restaurant

The Main Restaurant is located on the Main Deck and is where all meals are taken; buffet breakfast and 3 course set menu for both lunch and dinner. The menu for each meal is displayed the day before.Drinks are included during meal times (local beer, local wine, water, fruit juice, tea & coffee) and drinks at the lounge bar (excluding champagne and wines from the wine list) from midday to midnight.There is also a Captain's gala dinner.

Restaurant

Located on the main deck, the restaurant is where all meals are served during your cruise. It seats all guests at tables which vary in size with a panoramic view. The atmosphere is casual but elegant.

CroisiEurope ensures that there are a number of activities and events onboard that guests can take part in. These include pre-dinner games and dinner dances along with a number of events in the ship’s lounge.

Bar

Why not enjoy a cocktail at our bar? A good place to spend time socialising indoors with friends or family.

Gift Shop

Treat your loved one to something special from the gift shop.

Jacuzzis

Rest and relax in the Jacuzzi while enjoying the beautiful landscapes.

Lounge Bar with Dancefloor

The tastefully decorated lounge, is located at the front of the ship and offers panoramic views. Cocktails and games, dancing, and other forms of entertainment all happen here.

Pianorama Bar

Unwind in this pleasurable place with a cocktail in hand while listening to the piano. And maybe we will get the pleasure to listen to your talent…

Sundeck

Take advantage of the sun deck to relax! It is equipped with chairs and deckchairs, allowing you to cool off while enjoying a panoramic view of the magnificent landscapes.

Terrace

Located at the back of the ship, you can easily meet up with friends and relax while enjoying the view.

Excursions

We offer on all our cruises numerous and surprising excursions. You may prefer to stay aboard our cruise ships and enjoy the tranquillity, but we have an extensive range of excursions we offer that are great ways to discover each country in detail. (All excursions are optional)Always with the help of our guides, you will visit tremendous cities, picturesque landscapes, and great activities with our bike rides, scenic tours, tastings, whole days visits or evenings out to appreciate the cities by night.To offer you the best experience, we offer classic or discovery excursion packages, the latter offering atypical tours, original themes or even helicopter flights.Below, and by destination, take a look at the sumptuous tours you could do during your cruise in the most beautiful countries in the world, be that in Europe or beyond.

Please note: there are no children's facilities onboard.

Please note: There are no Health/Fitness facilities available onboard this ship.

Tipping habits vary from country and culture. At CroisiEurope, they are collected centrally in a box at reception at the end of the stay and shared equally between all members of the crew.

This token from our passengers shows that they appreciated the quality of the services and the attention they received during the cruise at all levels.

How much should I leave? A tip between €5 and €10 per day per person is an average, but each passenger is, of course, free to give what they want.

An envelope is deposited for this purpose in your cabin during your last evening on board. Slip it in the box provided for this purpose at the reception before disembarking.

Age Restriction

Reservations from minors shall not be accepted by the travel agency but must be made by the parents or other adults of more than 18 years of age with the necessary authorisations. Minors of under 18 years of age are not permitted to travel on board unaccompanied. They must be accompanied by parents or adults of more than 18 years of age. No alcoholic beverages shall be served to minors on board. Proof of the customer’s age may be requested by the ship’s personnel.

Disabled Facitlities

All passengers shall ensure that they are medically, physically and / or in a psychic way fit to undertake a trip without endangering their life or the life of others. No medical services are offered aboard our ships. Any passenger with a physical or mental incapacity, limited capacity of mobility, having an illness requiring treatment or medical care, or pregnant women should inform the travel agent at the time of booking. No reservations can be accepted for passengers whose physical or mental condition is likely to render their participation in the cruise or in the vacation impossible or dangerous for themselves or others, or who require forms of care or assistance impossible to guarantee aboard ship, notably because of unsuitable infrastructure. Some suppliers (hoteliers, airlines and cruise companies, etc) may require a medical certificate confirming that the passenger is fit to travel or they may refuse to accept the booking if they feel that they will be unable to guarantee any assistance or treatment deemed necessary for the health and well-being of the passenger. Participation in the voyage and in excursions is subject to the condition of the passenger having sufficient mobility. If necessary, the disabled may be accompanied at their own expense to obtain the required assistance.If CroisiEurope considers it strictly necessary for the safety and comfort of the passenger, bookings of persons with disabilities or reduced mobility will be subject to the condition that a companion able to assist the disabled or mobility-impaired passenger be present. This requirement is entirely dependent on CROISIEUROPE’s assessment of the safety related needs of the disabled or mobility-impaired passenger and may vary from one route to another and/or from one boat to another.If the disabled or reduced mobility person requests and requires special assistance (care, supervision), they must be accompanied by a companion who can provide the required assistance at their own expense.All personal accidents, diversions or forced stopover costs disrupting the course of the cruise shall be at the liability of the passenger having concealed his unfitness to travel.We recommend the wearing of footwear suitable for life aboard and for excursions with non-slip soles.Some vaccinations, although not mandatory, may be recommended by health authorities.

Dress Code

During the day, you will be more comfortable in a casual outfit.We advise you to bring clothes that are not very wrinkled, or that can easily be transported after ironing at your house, because there are no ironing facilities on board our fleet.Remember to dress according to the weather, the season and the environment of your cruise: light suits and swimsuits for warm weather; sweater or jacket for cooler weather; sweatshirt, rain gear and small umbrella.Do not forget to bring comfortable walking shoes in your suitcase. They will be very useful during our excursions!Regarding dinners, cocktails and galas, it is advisable to dress up a little more without the need, for gentlemen, necessarily to wear a jacket and tie.Finally, on any excursion, when you visit places of worship, make sure to opt for an appropriate outfit, neither too light nor too undressed, so as not to be prohibited entry.

Health

There is no nurse or doctor on board the boats of our fleet. In the event of an emergency, the purser will contact the nearest hospital or medical service, the boat will make stop-over so that medical care can be provided as quickly as possible to the person.A defibrillator is available on board each boat. On board, at least two people hold the Lifeguard Rescuer at Work certificate and have been trained to use this device.If you are worried about a health problem, please consult your doctor before going on your cruise and undergo a complete check-up. We remain at your disposal in case of emergency.Finally, do not forget to bring any medication packaged in their labeled boxes) and the corresponding prescriptions. Have them renewed if necessary before your departure.

Languages on Board

The official languages ??on board our ships are French and English.Our team members and tour guides speak English fluently. They also speak other major European languages, such as German, Italian and Spanish.Indeed, CroisiEurope has more than 19 different nationalities among its employees (French, Germans, Austrians, Hungarians, Spaniards, Italians, Portuguese, Filipinos ...)On board, menus, information about the cruise, shore excursions, and important messages are communicated in French and in English. They may also be advertised in another language, depending on the nationality of the passengers on board.

Persons with Reduced Mobility: Adapted Cabins

CroisiEurope welcomes passengers with reduced mobility and endeavours to facilitate their access to both the facilities on board and on the available excursions. Before booking, our company requires passengers with reduced mobility to mention their specific needs to their travel agent, so that they can be offered the most suitable ship.People with reduced mobility or have trouble getting around can benefit from adapted cabins on some of the boats in our fleet.Please note that our three-deck ships have lifts allowing direct access to various bridges, as well as the dining room, lounges and toilets suitable for reduced mobility people.Our ships with 2 decks, meanwhile, are well thought-out in terms of layout, so common facilities (restaurant, lounge bar, reception) on one level: the main deck, which also has cabins.Some of our excursions can cause difficulties for people with reduced mobility (walking for several hours, destabilising floor coverings, elevation, etc.), participation in some excursions and travel is subject to the sufficient mobility of the passenger.With the help of http://www.specialneedsatsea.com/ we may be able to arrange further assistance on request.Please contact your travel agent for any additional information.

Safety on Board

All our ships (except the African Dream) are certified Bureau Veritas.Life jackets and life buoy are located in your cabins as well as on the sun deck.During the presentation of the crew, all safety instructions will be provided.Animals are not accepted on board.

Smoking Policy

For safety reasons, it is forbidden to smoke on board any of our fleet , as it is a closed environment. However, smokers are invited to go to the sun deck, where ashtrays are provided.

Special Dietary Requirements

Please inform us at the time of your booking whether you require a special diet or suffer from allergies. Our cook will offer you a fully adapted and tasty menu.

Taking Care of Our Environment

CroisiEurope’s longstanding environmental position focuses on nature as our most valuable asset.We consider ourselves pioneers in our field, as our commitment to protecting the environment goes above and our legal obligations. We are continually reflecting on how we can expand our green efforts.After conclusive tests carried out on the Seine River with our partner AS Energy, our ships now use GTL fuel. Gas-to-Liquid fuels combust more uniformly and result in lower emissions.Here are other environmental initiatives we would like to share with you:Installation of water-saving devices on our ships that reduce freshwater consumption by 35% and, as a consequence, the amount of wastewater produced.Installation of on-board water fountains that filter public water and transform it into quality drinking water, saving 23 tons of plastic per year.Installation of wastewater evacuation systems on our entire fleet that are emptied into wastewater treatment facilities or urban sewer systems during ports of call.Installation of a wastewater recipient connected directly to the city sewer system at the CroisiEurope dock.All of our ship engines (Green Ship Label) respect the strictest European standards against pollution to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions.The latest onboard technology helps limit fuel consumption when cruising.We have insulated the ventilation in our engine rooms to reduce noise pollution.At ports, we systematically connect to power supply terminals (Powerlock connectors) whenever possible, and for our own docks, we are investing in these newer installations. In addition, most of our ships are equipped with energy-efficient electrical devices.In winter, our ships are moored at river ports with electrical terminals that power the vessels, which helps reduce noise and pollution.In Paris, we are providing excursions on electric buses that are quieter and pollute less, to everyone’s advantage.For the replacement of bath towels, we are trying to raise our passengers’ awareness using written messages and announcements.CroisiEurope follows the criteria outlined by Imprim’Vert in regards to environmentally friendly printing. All of the documents printed at our company is done so with vegetable-based inks on unbleached paper.All of our waste is sorted and compacted on board before being recycled.All food waste and biowaste are collected and converted into biogas by specialised companies.Used engine oil is collected and transformed by onshore specialists.We use biodegradable and environmentally friendly cleaning products.Exterior paints contain no pollutants.Plastic straws and cups have been replaced by biodegradable paper.Our company is affiliated with E2F, Entreprises Fluviales de France which brings together players in our sector to orchestrate collective actions regarding the immense challenges that lie ahead.

Wi-Fi & Internet Access

All the company's European fleet are equipped with free Wi-Fi for passengers. This internet connection is available in all lounges / bars and receptions. The Wi-Fi is free to use.For passengers who do not have computer equipment, we have equipped each boat (except those on the Volga, Mekong, and Africa) with a touch pad that can be lent to them when needed.

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  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    All you need to know about the smooth running of your cruise is listed in your 'Travel Logbook', which you will receive before your cruise departure. It will be sent directly to you by email or by post before leaving.

  • Personal expenses

    The prices of our cruises are "all included on board", they include full board, drinks served with meals and at the bar (read the detail under heading "Package stay on board"). You are responsible for any personal expenses outside the boat, during excursions, purchases in our shop, or drinks that you choose from our special wine list and at the bar. How to pay on board? CroisiEurope only accepts euros on board the boats. We do not accept sterling, US dollars or any other currency. We do not accept travelers checks on board. Make sure you get euros before boarding, which will allow you to pay for all your purchases. CroisiEurope accepts American Express, Visa and MasterCard. You may wish to contact your bank or the company that issued your credit card to warn them that you are departing on holiday.

  • What Ethical Travel credentials does the tour company have?

    CroisiEurope’s longstanding environmental position focuses on nature as our most valuable asset. We consider ourselves pioneers in our field, as our commitment to protecting the environment goes above and beyond our legal obligations. We are continually reflecting on how we can expand our green efforts.

  • Dress Code

    During the day, you will be more comfortable in a casual outfit. We advise you to bring clothes that are not very wrinkled, or that can easily be transported after ironing at your house, because there are no ironing facilities on board our fleet. Remember to dress according to the weather, the season and the environment of your cruise: light suits and swimsuits for warm weather; sweater or jacket for cooler weather; sweatshirt, rain gear and small umbrella. Do not forget to bring comfortable walking shoes in your suitcase. They will be very useful during our excursions! Regarding dinners, cocktails and galas, it is advisable to dress up a little more without the need, for gentlemen, necessarily to wear a jacket and tie. Finally, on any excursion, when you visit places of worship, make sure to opt for an appropriate outfit, neither too light nor too undressed, so as not to be prohibited entry.

  • Embarkation / disembarkation

    Boarding and check-in on the ship is indicated on your boarding pass provided in your travel log. We ask that you respect this schedule. The ship itself is held to respect the schedules of navigation envisaged for the route, in order to respect the program of navigation throughout the cruise. If you arrive earlier in the day, you can generally leave most of your luggage on board our ships. Your agent can also inform our ships that you will be arriving earlier, when booking. At the end of the cruise, the landing is usually scheduled for 9:00 am for all passengers. In the event that we are responsible for your transfer to the airport, we will ensure that you arrive in time for your flight and connections.

  • Your 'Travel Logbook'

    All you need to know about the smooth running of your cruise is listed in your travel logbook, which you will receive before your cruise departure. It will be sent directly to you by email or by post before leaving. It will contain the following information: The port of embarkation / disembarkation; A voucher for airport / port / airport transfers if these have been booked through us; Boarding tickets to be handed in when you arrive on board; Any exchange vouchers (pre and post-routing, hotel nights, ...); Luggage tags; A presentation of the cruise programme; Useful information about the cruise; The list of proposed excursions.

  • Languages spoken on board

    Official languages on board : French and English.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Missing your departure - this can happen for various reasons: a missed alarm call, a transport strike, an accident on the road, delays train or plane ... In this case, we ask you to notify us as soon as possible by calling the telephone numbers in your travel logbook. We will endeavour to do what is necessary to help you arrive safely.

  • Tips

    Tipping habits vary from country and culture. At CroisiEurope, they are collected centrally in a box at reception at the end of the stay and shared equally between all members of the crew. This token from our passengers shows that they appreciated the quality of the services and the attention they received during the cruise at all levels. How much should I leave? A tip between £5 and £10 per day per person is an average, but each passenger is, of course, free to give what they want. An envelope is deposited for this purpose in your cabin during your last evening on board. Slip it in the box provided for this purpose at the reception before disembarking.

Reviews of this operator

htrowland  

Great tours and food! Exceptional customer service

17-Jun-2022

As a female solo traveller, I especially appreciated CroisiEurope's summer special waiving single supplements. I am non-EU national, and very much enjoyed the international clientele . My flight arrived later than the prescribed boarding time, the crew had my cabin ready, and held dinner. Both land side New York office and the onboard crew were very welcoming, and most attention to detail. Special recognition to Charina, my reservation agent, and Daniel the ship's purser. The vessel's decor is very discreet, comfortable, and relaxing -- no neon, casino, etc. The elegance one would expect from a French company. The land tours were very comprehensive, in comfortable coaches, with sufficient rest stops. Lunches ashore were included, as appropriate. As advertised, both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages were included. In-town shopping was available, but not forced. In all, a delightful experience. I look forward to another voyage with CroisiEurope. The company offers so many unique intineraries, it may be difficult to select.

QRB4539  

Wonderful Ship and Crew

09-Jul-2019

I was on a University Alumni cruise that was organized by AHI on the Douro river in Portugal.. All the passengers were Alumni of different universities, about 85 or so. Many were seasoned travelers. Having been on 3 other river cruises I am familiar with the format. The Amalia Rodrigues was very new, clean and immaculate. And very comfortable. The rooms are small but there was a place for everything. You don't spend that much time in them. The bathroom was nice. The food was quite good. The crew was fabulous and bent over backward to accommodate various requests. All were very kind and helpful. The CD Ricardo was a master in his job - energetic, always informative and funny. He is a real asset to CroisiEurope. Having never before sailed with CroisiEurope I would now consider sailing with them. I understand that we were on a somewhat "special" sailing but if the crew and CD are indicative of the caliber of people at CroisiEurope I would sail with them again.

Jean from Alexandria  

The Beautiful Renoir

24-May-2019

We had a wonderful trip on the beautiful Renoir. We chose this trip because we wanted to do a one way on the Seine, ending in Paris. We started in Honfleur where we had time to explore the city and a coach trip to We were extremely happy with our room and loved that we could keep our sliding glass window cracked open for fresh air at night. The bed was very comfortable and the cleaning staff kept our room and bath room clean and supplied. The entire crew, but especially the gals at the front desk, really was pleasant and never tired of answering our questions. They knew everything that was happening and we felt like we were in extremely good hands. The captain did a great job making sure that we were safe and that we met the schedule. What expertise taking the boat under the bridges in Paris! The excursions for the most part were very good. The boat tour in Paris was par excellence and so glad we were able to do that! The Paris Cabaret show was another highlight for us. The meals were presented well, they were hot and tasty. The dining crew worked really hard and they were always so pleasant and willing to go the extra mile to make sure our dining experience was a good one. We loved the breakfast buffet and the 2 lunch buffets. Because we prefer mainly vegetables, that really worked for us. We wish that every lunch was a buffet!!! Dinners were a little heavy for us and we had to substitute the red meats with fish or chicken. But most of the other people looked like they were really enjoying the menu. We so enjoyed our English speaking table mates, really helped us to communicate at dinner. We would do this trip again in a heartbeat!

Brian Grace  

Budapest to Amsterdam 31 May 2019

31-May-2020

We were 4 New Zealanders and we chose this cruise because it was 18 days and at a reasonable price. The cabin was not huge but nicely decorated, clean and a good shower and had a large window. The bed was very comfortable. The Victor Hugo had very recently been refurbished. The food, wine and drinks were fantastic. The meals were amazing Staff were great and the announcement were in French and English. We had a little hiccup with our excursions but that was an error with their NZ agent and was soon rectified. Unfortunately when we were to leave Regensburg a Viking Ship smashed a lock gate which prevented all boats going any further. Because we were to go to Amsterdam on our cruise, Croisi arranged for us to go by minibus to Strasbourg and join another ship the Gerard Schmitter which then completed our cruise to Amsterdam. We were 4 days short of our cruise so Croisi put us up in a hotel all meals included with wine, and we had a guide for 4 days to show us all the sights of Amsterdam which was fantastic. We would definitely do another cruise with this company and hope to in the near future.

Bronx resident  

A memorable four nights on the Seine - Le Havre to Paris

30-Sep-2021

We had never been on a European river cruise before and chose this one for its brevity, just four nights. We were very happy with our choice and heartily recommend Croisieurope to travelers seeking affordable luxury plus top-flight service. The Renoir was refurbished to a very high standard in 2018 and it shows—comfortable beds, a ship-shape bathroom, lots of clever storage, individual climate control, big picture windows that open to let in fresh air. From the moment we arrived on board, the staff handled everything with professionalism and aplomb. The food in the restaurant (three meals a day with wine) was generous and truly delicious, and the shore excursions were all excellent: Honfleur, Deauville, a noted Calvados estate, Rouen, and Versailles. In each location we had a different guide, all bilingual and well-versed in the particular site's history. We really didn't have to to do anything except show up each day! What a treat. The Seine scenery was gorgeous and the boat was extremely comfortable—we loved that we could stay in our cabin, relax on various decks, or attend onboard activities, including a lively dance performance by a Normandy folk troupe. Even though we were the only English speakers on the cruise, the bilingual staff were always on hand to help us, and the other passengers (mostly French with a few Belgians/Swiss) were friendly and tolerant of our basic French. After our final night sleeping aboard the boat on Quai de Grenelle in Paris, we were rather sad to depart the beautiful Renoir.

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  • Free Date Changes

    CroisiEurope Cruises allows you to make 1 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 15 days before the start of the tour.

  • Low Deposit

    CroisiEurope Cruises requires a minimum deposit of 30% or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 30 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of croisieurope cruises charges.

    Up to 90 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 59 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 8 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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