CroisiNews #2

05-03-2016

On Thursday, April 14, 2016 at 11:00 a.m., the Schmitter family inaugurated their new ship, the MS ELBE PRINCESSE, in Tegel Berlin. This is CroisiEurope’s second paddle riverboat. About one hundred guests attended the christening of the ship in Tegel Berlin, performed by Father Matthias Brühe from the Katholische Pfarrei Herz Jesu.

To symbolize the friendship between France and Germany, the company chose godparents from each country: Ms. Anke Rehlinger, minister of economic affairs in Saarland, Germany, and Mr. Jean-Claude Tribolet representing Mr. Philippe Etienne, the French ambassador.

This new paddle riverboat will cruise between Berlin and Prague on the Elbe and Vltava Rivers starting April 19. Its adapted size lets it enter and moor in the heart of city centers, allowing easy access to all the most important sites in Berlin, the emblematic capital; Potsdam and the gardens at the Sanssouci Palace; Lutherstadt Wittenberg, birthplace of the Reforma­tion; Meissen and its porcelain factories; Dresden, the Florence of the Elbe; the natural and architectural wonders of the Elbe Sandstone Mountains; historical Litomerice; and “Golden” Prague.

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With this new cruising concept inspired by the machinery of yesteryear and enhanced with ultra-modern technology, CroisiEurope has outdared navigational constraints. Unlike classic propulsion vessels, this prestigious ship can cruise the shallow waters of the Elbe all year round. To top it off, it can travel right into the center of Prague.

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Built at the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, a mark of French quality, the ship measures 313 feet long and 33 feet wide and has two decks and two stern paddlewheels. Its 40 spacious cabins all face outward, can accommodate up to 79 passengers.

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The MS Elbe Princesse provides a maximum of onboard comfort: Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and heating, flat-screen TV, radio, hair dryer and safe. A panoramic-view restaurant serves all the passengers in one seating, and a lounge area with a bar and dance floor is a great place to meet up with family and friends. Chaise lounges on the sun deck let passengers relax as they watch the scenery roll by.

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The construction of the RV Indochine II is progressing well!

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The keel laying ceremony for the RV Indochine II took place on Tuesday, April 26, 2016. This high-class colonial-style ship will accomodate 60 passengers in 2017. It will cruise both directions of the Mekong between Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh City.

While waiting for the work to be completed, here are some pictures of this wonderful ship:

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Only 2 days left until the start of the cruise honoring CroisiEurope's 40th Anniversary!

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In 1976 Gerard Schmitter founded Alsace Croisière, the first French river tourism company. Named CroisiEurope in 1997, the company operates now 43 ships, and offers itineraries in the entire world.

For its 40th anniversary, CroisiEurope created its 40th anniversary cruise: a 40-day trip offering a unique experience for its most loyal customers. The cruise has been divided into 6 itineraries:

- From May 5 to 12: the Guadalquivir River - Spain

- From May 12 to 18: the Gironde River - Bordeaux, France

- From May 18 to 19: the Loire Châteaux - France

- From May 19 to 23: the Seine River - Paris, Normandy, France

- From May 23 to 28: the Rhine River - Germany, Holland

- From May 28 to June 15: the Danube and the Black Sea - East Europe


This journey through Europe will be an amazing opportunity to discover the traditions and customs of Europe through each country's heritage, sumptuous architecture and delicious cuisine.

If you would like to book for these cruises, there is still some limited availability for the Gironde, Seine, and Rhine rivers, respectively Ref.: ANI_BOP, ANI_HOP, ANI_HSA.

Find out more about the 40th anniversary cruise

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#40YearsCroisiEurope Photo Contest

 CroisiEurope's 40th anniversary is also the perfect opportunity to thank you all for your loyalty and warm messages. That's why we created a #40YearsCroisiEurope Photo Contest.

You just have to take a photo with the #40YearsCroisiEurope tag and post it here! Let your imagination run free: you can draw or create your #40YearsCroisiEurope tag! The uniqueness of the picture will be one of the selection criteria to find a winner. For passengers on board one of our ships, hashtags can be found at the reception desk or in the lounge-bar. Good Luck!

I feel lucky

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