Friday, 4 October 2013

French river cruise line CroisiEurope pursues U.S. customers

French river cruise line CroisiEurope pursues U.S. customers

By Michelle Baran

European river cruise operator CroisiEurope is expanding into the U.S. market with a website and call center devoted to U.S. retailers and clientele.

The 38-year-old CroisiEurope is based in Strasbourg, France, and has a fleet of 30 ships, including several barges and coastal cruisers, which sail in France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Belgium, Eastern Europe, the Mediterranean, Vietnam and Cambodia.

In 2014, the French company is introducing an open bar onboard its ships, except on Christmas and New Year's cruises. CroisiEurope is also adding itineraries in Cyprus and Israel, as part of its coastal cruises division, as well as throughout Europe.

In 2015, the company will be adding a fourth vessel on Portugal's Douro River and will be exploring more development possibilities in Asia.

CroisiEurope is a family-run business and employs a multilingual crew.