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 French River Cruises

These "Floating Hotels" cruise by beautiful cities, villages, castles and vineyards. On the Rhone, ships sail round-trip from Lyon, France to the Burgundy and Beaujolais wine regions and the Mediterranean style cities of Avignon and Arles as well as one-way between Lyon and Avignon.  On the Seine, enjoy the charm of small towns such as Les Andelys and admire the impressive chalk cliffs of the Channel Coast. Take a stroll through the small seaside and artist town of Honfleur and marvel at the beauty of Monets Garden in Giverny. The Wine region The Loire Valley is an enchanting place filled with one breath taking chateau after another - over 300 in total beginning from the 10th century. The gardens - there are not enough words to describe these great landscapes of color.

On December 2, 2000, UNESCO added the central part of the river valley, between Maine and Sully-sur-Loire, to its list of World Heritage Sites.

 

River cruises in comparison to barge cruises are different in that they cruise the rivers of Europe rather than the small canals.  The ships are larger and hold from 80 to 200+ passengers.  You will often find a swimming pool, beauty salon, gift shop, dancing and entertainment on board where you will not on the barge cruises.

 

In contrast, where the smaller barges include shore excursions, have bicycles for guests and often have open bar, the river cruises do not have an open bar policy, bicycles, and most do not include shore excursions.

Key Benefits

How to use this chart:

  • Column 1 is the ship name - click on the name to get ship details and pictures
  • Column 2 is the itinerary - click on itinerary and you will be taken to a chart listing a week by week detail of where the ship cruises.
  • Column 3 is the rates

Pricing

Ship Itineraries Prices Include
AMA 
AmaCello
8 days
123 pax
Cruising Provence and Spain
Lyon to Arles

With pre and post land extensions available in Paris and Barcelona
 meals, wine with dinner, free internet, multiple choice excursions in most port, use of bicycles on board
AMA 
AmaDolce
8 days
146 pax

Legendary Wine Regions of the Garonne
in Bordeaux

Roundtrip Bordeaux
Cadilac, Pauillac, Blaye, Bourg, Libourne

With pre and post land extensions available in Paris and Loire Valley

Bordeaux Slide Show

meals, wine with dinner, free internet, multiple choice excursions in most port, use of bicycles on board
AMA 
AmaDolce
8 days
146 pax
Cruising the Seine River
Paris Round Trip

With post land extensions available in Paris
meals, wine with dinner, free internet, multiple choice excursions in most port, use of bicycles on board

Arosa Stella
6-8 days
174 pax
FRANCE

5 night Rhone
Lyon, Viviers, Arles, Avignon, Vienne, Lyon

7 night Rhone
Lyon, Mâcon, Chalon-sur-Saône, Viviers, Avignon, Arles, Lyon

Southern Med Rhone
Lyon, Viviers, Avignon, Arles, Port St. Louis, Tournon/Tain l'Hermitage, Lyon

 

Arosa Video

German

**Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and German, and an international cruise host on board.**

Regular priced cruises between April and October, include a beverage package - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening.

Sightseeing excursions are not included and need to be pre ordered to assure English language tour guide - pricing between $50 - $100 per person.

Bicycles are available for rent for 10 euro on a first come basis


Arosa Viva
6-8 days
174 pax

NEW FOR 2017

FRANCE

7 night Seine
Paris, Rouen, Caudebec, Les Andelys, Vernon, Paris

 

Arosa Video

German

**Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and German, and an international cruise host on board.**

Regular priced cruises between April and October, include a beverage package - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening.

Sightseeing excursions are not included and need to be pre ordered to assure English language tour guide - pricing between $50 - $100 per person.

Bicycles are available for rent for 10 euro on a first come basis

Croisi 
Loire Princesse
6 and 8 days
96 pax

LOIRE VALLEY

 

6 Day Loire Valley Cruise
Nantes Round trip

 

8 Day Loire Valley Cruise
Nantes Round Trip

French


**Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and French, and an international cruise host on board.**

Rate includes a beverage package - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening.

Sightseeing packages are not included and need to be pre ordered to assure English language tour guide - pricing between $50 - $190 per person

Croisi
Princess D'Aquitaine
4 - 6 days
156 pax

 

Cyrano De Bergerac

4 - 6 days
156 pax

FRANCE

5 Day Bordeaux River Cruise -

Bordeaux - Pauillac - Blaye - Cadillac - Saint Emilion - Bordeaux

 

6 Day Bordeaux River Cruise -

Bordeaux - Pauillac - Gironde Estuary - Blaye - Cadillac - Saint Emilion - Bordeaux

 

7 Day Bordeaux River Cruise -

Bordeaux - Pauillac - Blaye - Libourne - Saint Emilion - Cadillac - Bordeaux


Check out our CroisiEurope Bordeaux Video

Check out our Bordeaux slide show

French

Though this cruise is one of the French language cruises, it is primarily marketed to the English language Market.


**Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and French, and an international cruise host on board.**

Rate includes a beverage package - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening.

Sightseeing packages are not included and need to be pre ordered to assure English language tour guide - pricing between $50 - $190 per person

of the French cruises, this itinerary is primarily promoted to English Speaking travelers.

Croisi
Renoir
4 - 6 days
156 pax

 

Croisi

Seine Princess
4 - 6 days
156 pax

FRANCE

5 Day Seine River Cruise -

Paris - Les Andelys - Rouen - Honfleur - Caudebec-En-Caux - Vernon - Paris

 

5 Day Paris to Honfleur Cruise -
Paris – Vernon - Rouen – Caudebec en Caux – Honfleur

 

6 Day Seine River Cruise
Paris - Les Andelys - Vernon - Honfleur - Caudebec-En-Caux- Rouen - Paris

 

7 Day Seine River Cruise -
Paris - Les Andelys - Rouen - Honfleur
or reverse itinerary

 

8 Day Seine River Cruise
Paris - Vernon - Caudebec-En-Caux - Honfleur - Rouen - Les Andelys - Paris

French


**Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and French, and an international cruise host on board.**

Rate includes a beverage package - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening.

Sightseeing packages are not included and need to be pre ordered to assure English language tour guide - pricing between $50 - $190 per person

Croisi
Various Ships
4 - 6 days
156 pax

FRANCE

5 Day Rhone River -
Lyon - Arles - Avignon - Viviers-  Tain l' Hermitage- Lyon 

 

FRANCE

6 Day Rhone River -
Lyon - Avignon - Arles - Martigues - Avignon - Viviers-  Tain l' Hermitage - Vienne - Lyon 

French


**Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and French, and an international cruise host on board.**

Rate includes a beverage package - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening.

Sightseeing packages are not included and need to be pre ordered to assure English language tour guide - pricing between $50 - $190 per person


 
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