CroisiEurope Announces Partnership with Classic Vacations

La Belle de l'Adriatique in Dubrovnik

CroisiEurope is pleased to announce a new partnership with San Jose-based Classic Vacations, the premier, full-service resource for travel advisors in search of perfectly tailored vacations for discerning travelers. Through this partnership, CroisiEurope’s extensive portfolio of river, canal and coastal cruises through Europe, Asia and Africa will be available to travel advisors enrolled in the Classic Connections program. Advisors will earn Classic’s Royalty Rewards points on the value of the booking and, as an added perk, every reservation booked through the Classic Connections program will receive a complimentary bottle of white wine upon arrival.

As pioneers in river cruising for 41 years, the family-owned company will welcome a total of five new ships to the fleet this year: The MS Miguel Torga was inaugurated in March 2017 and now operates on the Douro River; the MS Symphonie II, which rejoined the fleet in March 2017, and MS France Douce II, which will be reintroduced at the end of May, both on the Rhine & Danube Rivers; the MS Indochine II will be added to the Mekong in September 2017, and at the end of the year, CroisiEurope will unveil its first ship on Africa’s Chobe and Zambezi Rivers, the African Dream. The itinerary in Africa will be a combined land-and-water itinerary, giving guests three nights on board the African Dream, a three-night stay in the company’s first ever ground accommodations, plus time in Johannesburg and an overnight excursion to Victoria Falls.

Next year is also shaping up to be a busy season, with plans to introduce four additional ships to the fleet in 2018. Two of those, the Renoir and the Van Gogh, will be complete remodels of existing ships that will then be re-introduced to the Seine River and the Rhone and Saone Rivers, respectively. The others will be sister ships to two existing boats in the fleet. Traveling between Berlin and Prague, the Elbe Princesse II will boast a boutique-class ship with a sleek, contemporary design and large picture windows in 45 stylish, outward-facing cabins. CroisiEurope also announced plans to add a second ship on the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers. Ship details have not yet been released, but it will be modeled after the African Dream.

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