In conjunction with the start of the 2017 river cruising season, CroisiEurope introduced two new ships to its fleet. The additions are two of the five new CroisiEurope ships expected between now and December. A third ship is coming in June, while the fourth and fifth will be making their debut in August and December, respectively. Additionally, the US Tour Operators Association announced CroisiEurope as its newest active member. The USTOA now has a total of 55 active members representing nearly 160 brands.
The New Ships
MS Symphonie II, Danube/Rhine Rivers
CroisiEurope inaugurated the first of its new Premium ships, the MS Symphonie II, in Strasbourg mid-march 2017. Replacing the original MS Symphonie, the new vessel joins the other five Premium ships within the Danube/Rhine fleet. The ship accommodates 110 passengers in 55 double-occupancy cabins with one cabin designed for persons with reduced mobility. All cabins have one double bed that can be separated into two twin beds, private bathroom, flat-screen television, radio, hair dryer and safe. The public passenger space includes a bar and lounge with dance floor, restaurant, sun deck and a boutique.
MS Miguel Torga, Douro River
The MS Miguel Torga joined the CroisiEurope fleet in Porto at the end of March 2017. The three-deck ships accommodates 132 passengers in 66 double-occupancy cabins, including four suites. Cabins have exterior views, a double bed that can be separated into two twins, armoire, flat-screen television, hair dryer, safe, and private bathroom. Like the MS Symphonie II, the ship has a cabin for persons with reduced mobility, along with a lounge with a panoramic restaurant, boutique, and sundeck. The MS Miguel Torga also has a 258-square-foot pool.