As CroisiEurope prepares its summer resumption, combining safety and proximity, two new destinations - Corsica and the Canaries - and two interesting offers have just been proposed by the Strasbourg-based company, leader in river cruising.

New destinations: Corsica and the Canaries

La Belle des Océans underway.
La Belle des Océans underway.

In the wake of the Covid-19 epidemic, CroisiEurope has chosen to focus on destinations close to France, in complete safety for passengers and crew.
From July, the La Belle des Océans ship will be offering 8-day cruises to Corsica, departing from Nice to discover the island of Beauty. The island's emblematic towns (Bonifacio, Porto Vecchio, Bastia, Île Rousse), its heavenly landscapes, the hinterland and its culinary traditions to the sound of Corsican songs will all be part of this exceptional cruise!

In the autumn, starting in mid-October, CroisiEurope will be offering 8-day cruises in the Canary archipelago, exploring 6 islands and the Teide, Garajonay (a World Heritage Site) and Timanfaya national parks. On the programme: sailing around the islands of Gran Canaria, La Gomera, Lanzarote, El Hierro and visits to the cities of Tenerife, Tenerife and the Canary Islands., Puerto de la Cruz, village of Valverde, Santa Cruz, Las Palmas.
Discover ancestral crafts on the island of La Palma and the works of César Manrique on Lanzarote, while getting to know the life of the islanders and their ancestral traditions.

Family and solo offers

The MS Cyrano de Bergerac on the Garonne.
The MS Cyrano de Bergerac on the Garonne.

The first is aimed at families for the month of August and offers free cruising for children under 16. This offer is valid on all French rivers, i.e. the Seine, the Rhône, the Loire and the Gironde, as well as on the new Grand Tour of Corsica, departing from Nice on board the Belle des Océans. There's a choice of classic excursions combining culture and gastronomy, or dynamic excursions combining unusual activities and sports, to suit all tastes. Something for everyone!

The second is dedicated to solo travellers and offers them a 50 % reduction on the single cabin supplement for all departures between 17/07/2020 and 30/11/2020, on all destinations.

Safety on board A rigorous health protocol

CroisiEurope has taken every measure to ensure the safety of its guests.
In addition to regular disinfection of door handles and common areas, the company plans to space out restaurant tables in line with the health rules recommended by the Health Authorities.

In addition, the boat recycling system is equipped with " High Efficiency Particulate Air "These filters are identical to those used in aircraft and operating theatres. These filters extract more than 99.99 % of the smallest viruses, including those as small as 0.01 micrometres, ensuring that cabin air meets quality standards. Coronavirus-type viruses, ranging in size from 0.08 to 0.16 micrometres, are filtered out by HEPA filters.

CroisiEurope applies Bureau Veritas health measures

Bureau Veritas, world leader in testing, inspection and certification services (TIC), is working with CroisiEurope to implement measures to prevent possible contamination on board its 30 river and 2 sea cruise vessels.
Bureau Veritas new service for passenger ships includes an audit-based compliance framework. It addresses biological risks, such as those posed by Covid-19 and other viruses, and plans procedures and measures to protect passengers, company staff and other stakeholders.
Certificates will be issued by the Marine & Offshore division of Bureau Veritas, and certification will take the form of the new "SAFEGUARD" label. This label will be prominently displayed on the boats to promote confidence on board and in shore-based operations. It demonstrates that, following a Bureau Veritas audit, the operator has met health, safety and hygiene requirements, has correctly implemented the necessary procedures, has trained the crew and all on-board employees, and has also established procedures with ports and terminals for port operations.
Full details of the "SAFEGUARD" health protocol:
Find out more about all the measures on the company's website