CroisiEurope celebrates 40 years with 40-day river sailing

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The 176-passenger Gerard Schmitter, named after CroisiEurope's founder, will sail the Rhine portion of the 40-day anniversary cruise.
The 176-passenger Gerard Schmitter, named after CroisiEurope's founder, will sail the Rhine portion of the 40-day anniversary cruise.

For travelers who are up for covering some serious river cruising ground next year, French line CroisiEurope is combining six of its most popular sailings into one, comprehensive, 40-day river itinerary through Western and Eastern Europe to commemorate its 40th anniversary.

The six-cruise sailing will start in Seville, Spain on May 5 and will end in Tulcea, Romania, on the Black Sea on June 15. Passengers will sail in 12 countries across Europe.

The itinerary highlights are as follows:

May 5: Cruise on Spain’s Guadalquivir and Guadiana rivers

May 13: Cruise on the Gironde River in France’s Bordeaux region

May 18: A Loire Valley stopover

May 20: Cruise on France’s Seine River

May 23: Cruise along the Rhine River

May 29: Cruise on the Danube River to the Black Sea

Passengers will be transferred to a different CroisiEurope vessel for each segment of the trip.

Prices for the full cruise, from May 5 to June 15, start at $10,900 per person, based on double occupancy. The cruise is only available for booking in its 40-day entirety.

CroisiEurope was founded by Gérard Schmitter in 1976 and is now in its third generation of ownership by the Schmitter family. The company has grown to 43 vessels, including canal, coastal and river cruising ships.

CroisEurope is based in Strasbourg, France, with offices in Europe, the U.S. and Asia.

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