CroisiEurope Inaugurates 3 New Ships

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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:
Haubtmann François)

European river cruise company CroisiEurope is kicking off the 2015 season with the inauguration of 3 new ships.

The MS Camargue was christened on the Rhône River in Lyon 01APR, while the MS Loire Princesse was inaugurated the following day in Nantes. The 3rd inauguration of the year will be the MS Gil Eanes on Portugal's Douro River 17APR.

The MS Camargue was designed and decorated in the same spirit as the MS Lafayette , 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 Tournon.

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 48 cabins.

The MS Loire Princesse 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 MS Gil Eanes will be christened on the Douro. This traditional-propulsion vessel joins 3 other CroisiEurope ships in Portugal: the MS Infante D. Henrique ; the MS Fernao De Magalhaes and the MS Vasco Da Gama.

The 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.

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