Beginning in 2017, CroisiEurope will enter a new partnership with travel agent consortium TRAVELSAVERS. Through the partnership, the 2,500 independently owned, full service travel agencies and home-based travel agents in the TRAVELSAVERS network will receive preferred commission status on CroisiEurope’s catalog of river, canal and coastal cruises in Europe, Asia and, soon, Africa.
Bookings on CroisiEurope cruises with a TRAVELSAVERS agent will be available starting January 1, 2017, by visiting www.travelsavers.com.
2017 will also mark the debut of CroisiEurope’s new discovery excursion packages. Through the package, guests will now have the option of embarking on more immersive and out-of-the-ordinary experiences during their cruise, in addition to the standard excursions CroisiEurope already offers. Included in the discovery excursion packages will be trips like hiking through vineyards, riding a mechanical elephant sculpture through Nantes and a hot air balloon ride over the Loire Valley, among many others. The new packages are designed to create a more personalized, yet still all-inclusive experience, CroisiEurope said.
In addition to the discovery excursion packages, CroisiEurope will also welcome new ships into its fleet during 2017: The MS Miguel Torga that will operate on the Douro, the MS Indochine II on the Mekong, and the MS Symphonie II and MS France Douce II on the Rhine & Danube Rivers. Come the end of the year, CroisiEurope will unveil its first ship on Africa’s Chobe and Zambezi Rivers, the MS African Dream.