Four New Ships for CroisiEurope

CroisiEurope has announced the addition of four new ships to its fleet for the 2016-2017 season of cruising the rivers of Europe and Southeast Asia, including two new river ships and two new canal barges:

* Elbe Princesse: This 80 passenger paddle wheeler will sail on the Elbe and the Moldau between Berlin, Germany, and Prague, Czech Republic, beginning in Spring 2016. This ship will visit Berlin, Magdeburg, Wittenberg, Meissen, Dresden, Litoměřice and Prague;

* Apsara Princesse: This colonial-style boat will join the four other vessels already sailing along the Mekong. With a capacity of 60 passengers in 30 cabins, this ship will sail on the Mekong from Angkor, Cambodia, to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This ship will visit Siem Reap, Angkor, Tonle Sap, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Tralach, Koh Chen, Phnom Penh, Châu Đốc, Sa Đéc, Cái Bè, Mỹ Tho and Ho-Chi-Minh City;

* Daniele Barge: Sailing along the Briare Canal between Burgundy and the Loire Valley in France, this ship has 12 cabins that can accommodate 24 people. This ship will visit Briare, Léré, Ménétréol-sous-Sancerre, La Chapelle-Montlinard, Marseilles-Les-Aubigny and Nevers;

* Deborah Barge: With 12 cabins and a capacity of 24 passengers, this modern ship will ply a route on the Garonne Canal in France. The ship will visit Toulouse, Castelsarrasin, Moissac, Valence-d’Agen, Agen, Serignac-Sur-Garonne and Damazan.

Established in 1976, CroisiEurope is based in Strasbourg, France, but has offices in all major European cities, the United States and Cambodia. With an English-speaking crew of 700, this family owned company operates almost 50 vessels that sail along Europe’s rivers, canals and coasts as well as the Mediterranean, Russia, Vietnam and Cambodia.

(Photo of the Cyrano de Bergerac courtesy of CroisiEurope)

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Susan McKee

Susan McKee is an independent scholar and freelance journalist specializing in history, culture and travel.