Published on :   04/03/2015

CroisiEurope inaugurated 3 new ships in April

On April 1st in Lyon, the MS Camargue has been christened on the Rhône.

The ship's godmother is Sylviane Christinat, our Swiss representative, and the godfathers are

Mr. Gilbert Bouchet, Senator-Mayor of Tain-l'Hermitage and Mr. Jean-Pierre Michel from Voyages Michel.

Designed and decorated in the same spirit at the MS Lafayette (launched in 2014), this new, upscale,

two-deck ship can accommodate 104 passengers in 54 cabins. The vessel has ample space and a

contemporary layout, highlighting CroisiEurope's attention to elegance.

The MS Camargue will cruise from April to November on six to eight day trips out of Lyon,

travelling through Macon, Vienne, Arles, Avignon, Viviers and Tournon.

On April 2nd in Nantes, the MS Loire Princesse has been christened on the Loire.

The ship's godmothers are Ms. Johanna Rolland, Mayor of Nantes and Ms. Charlotte Britz,

Mayor of Sarrebrucken. Its godfather is Mr. Laurent Castaing, General Manager of STX St. Nazaire.

Two guests of honor were presents: Mr. Jean Verne, Jules Verne's great grandson and Mr. Daniel Richou

of Richou Voyages. A prototype designed at the STX worksite in Saint-Nazaire, this vessel uses

paddlewheel propulsion, allowing it to cruise with a shallow draft.

Through its innovative construction, this new two-deck vessel offers a capacity of 96 passengers

in 48 cabins and opens up a new horizon in river cruising. Also decorated with contemporary flair,

this state-of-the art ship is another jewel in the company's crown. The MS Loire Princesse will cruise

from April to November and will offer six to eight day trips passing through Nantes, Saint-Nazaire,

Ancenis, Angers, the Châteaux of the Loire Valley, Saumur, Bouchemaine, and Ancenis.

On April 17th in Vila Nova de Gaia (Portugal), the MS Gil Eanes has been christened on the Douro.

The ship's godmother is Isabel Morais, Wine and Tourism Manager at Sogrape, and the godfather is

Eduardo Vitor Rodrigues, Mayor of Vila Nova de Gaia.

The MS Gil Eanes joins the three other CroisiEurope ships - the MS Infante D. Henrique,

the MS Fernao De Magalhaes and the MS Vasco De Gama - on the popular Douro and can

accommodate 132 passengers in 66 cabins.

Between April and October, this contemporary three-deck ship will sail eight-day- cruises round-trip

from Porto visiting Regua, Vega de Teron, Ferradosa and Pinhao.