River cruise line CroisiEurope has announced the sail dates for two World War I itinerary-themed cruises, to mark the 100th year anniversary of the U.S. entering ‘The Great War’. The week long itinerary will pay homage to “the war to end all wars,” visiting spots that were affected during the war.
Over the seven days of the itinerary, guests sailing on the MS Victor Hugo will make stops in France and Belgium, beginning on the Belgian coast in Ostend and ending in the French city of Lille. Highlights of the itinerary include walking through the “Trench of Death” in Diksmuide; visiting the Passchendaele Museum at Zonnebeke Castle in Kortrijk; touring the underground tunnels used during the war at the Carrière Wellington; and visiting the largest memorial for commonwealth forces, the Memorial in Kortrijk.
The itineraries set sail on September 13 and October 3, 2017, with rates beginning at $1,838 per person. Each commemorative cruise will include onshore excursions like those previously mentioned, meals onboard with complimentary drinks at dinner. Children ages two to nine will receive a 20 percent discount.