The inauguration of
the MS Camargue in Lyon on
April 1, 2015 (Photo Credit: Haubtmann François)
The MS Loire
Princesse being christened on
April 2, 2015 (Photo Credit:
European river cruise
company CroisiEurope is kicking off the 2015 season with the inauguration of 3
was christened on the Rhône River in Lyon 01APR, while the MS Loire
was inaugurated the following day in Nantes. The 3rd
inauguration of the year will be the MS Gil Eanes on Portugal's Douro
was designed and decorated in the same spirit as the MS
, which launched last year. The 2 deck ship can accommodate 104
pax in 54 cabins. It will cruise from April thru November on 6 to 8 day trips
out of Lyon, travelling through Macon, Vienne, Arles, Avignon, Viviers and
The MS Loire Princesse
is a prototype designed at the STX worksite in Saint-Nazaire. It uses
paddlewheel propulsion, allowing it to cruise with a shallow draft. Through its
innovative construction, this new 2 deck vessel offers a capacity of 96 pax in
will also cruise from April thru November offering 6 to 8 day
trips passing through Nantes, Saint-Nazaire, Ancenis, Angers, the Châteaux of
the Loire Valley, Saumur, Bouchemaine and Ancenis.
On 17APR in Porto, the
will be christened on the Douro. This traditional-propulsion
vessel joins 3 other CroisiEurope ships in Portugal: the
MS Infante D.
; the MS Fernao De Magalhaes and the MS Vasco Da Gama.
MS Gil Eanes
is a luxury-level ship accommodating 132 pax in 66 cabins. It will also cruise
the April to November season offering 8 day cruises from Porto visiting Regua,
Vega de Teron, Ferradosa and Pinhao.