French river cruise
company CroisiEurope will unveil four new vessels in 2016 — two river
ships and two canal barges.
In addition to the
previously announced 80-passenger paddlewheeler Elbe Princesse that will begin
sailing Germany’s Elbe River next year, CroisiEurope will launch the 60-passenger Apsara Princesse on the Mekong River in Southeast Asia.
The Apsara Princesse
will join CroisiEurope’s four other ships sailing the Mekong.
The French company is
also building a canal barge, the 24-passenger Daniele Barge, for sailing
along the Briare Canal between Burgundy and the Loire Valley in France. The
barge will visit Briare, Lere, Menetreol-sous-Sancerre, La Chapelle-Montlinard,
Marseilles-Les-Aubigny and Nevers.
The 24-passenger Deborah
Barge will sail France’s Garonne Canal, making stops in Toulouse,
Castelsarrasin, Moissac, Valence-d’Agen, Agen, Serignac-Sur-Garonne and Damazan.
The Elbe Princesse,
Daniele Barge and Deborah Barge are all sailing new river and canal
routes for CroisiEurope.
CroisiEurope is based
in Strasbourg, France, and with the launch of four new vessels it will
operate 47 of them, most of which the company owns.