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Which is the Best European river cruise company?

CroisiEurope is a French river cruise company founded in 1976. It is a family run line that has been pioneering river cruising, not only in Europe, but also in the rest of the World. What makes CroisiEurope the best river cruise line in Europe? Find out what sets this intuitive, daring and passionate company apart from the other lines. 


  1. River cruise expert for more than 40 years
  2. Excellent knowledge of every destination
  3. Largest selection of rivers to sail
  4. Widest choice of departure dates all year round
  5. Themed cultural and active cruises
  6. Possibility to personalise your holiday
  7. Small ship river and canal cruise expert 
  8. Operating more than 50 award winning ships
  9. Operating 2 Small sea cruise ships expert
  10. Launched a new paddle wheel technology
  11. Family-friendly with the Family Club formula 
  12. Best value for money


In more than 40 years, we have pioneered the way to river cruising on many rivers and regions, in France and in Europe: the Rhône, the Gironde, the Douro, the Po in Venice being just a small part of it.


Many original destinations, where only we can take you aboard our boats, Andalusia over the Guadalquivir navigable to Seville, the Loire and the Elbe. These last two are rivers the company was able to conquer by building two paddle boats, adapted to shallow water.


Expanding to new destinations year after year, our excellent understanding of every river sailed allows us to open new itineraries every year. The launch of French canal cruises in 2013 on board luxury barges welcoming maximum 24 passengers is one of the numerous new itineraries and highly popular destinations we added to our offer. Our large choice of destinations makes it possible to cruise all year round in Europe and worldwide, including on the Mekong in South-East Asia and on Lake Kariba and on the Chobe and Zambezi rivers in Southern Africa. Conquering new rivers and adding new possibilities to discover the world is part of our travel experts’s mission. 


This sense of discovery and the vision of tomorrow's tourism characterises the Schmitter family. The founder, Gérard Schmitter who sadly passed away in 2012, has left behind a passion for innovation, the desire to find the means to make his customers' dreams come true. His children and grandchildren are steering the company with the same passion and professionalism. They promise you many more surprises in the future.


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