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CroisiEurope has announced details of a new culinary cruise on the Rhône that will launch in April and run until October. The seven-night cruise onboard MS Rhône Princess, round-trip from Lyon, sails through the gastronomic heart of France focusing on the superb food and wine that is found throughout this region. The cruise visits Arles, Avignon, Viviers and Tain L’Hermitage, taking in the colours of Provence and the beautiful landscapes of the Camargue.


Highlights include a guided tour of the Cité du Chocolat in Tain L’Hermitage which is located on the site of Valrhona’s historic chocolate factory; a tasting of local specialities at the covered market of Les Halles de Lyon Paul Bocuse including saucisson and cheese accompanied by a delicious glass of wine; and of course, the unique gastronomic dinner at Paul Bocuse’s Abbaye de Collonges where guests will enjoy a fabulous menu specially designed by chefs trained by Bocuse who was known as ‘le Pape de gastronomie’ and was renowned for his innovative approach to cuisine. 


Europe’s largest river cruise operator, CroisiEurope, is also adding new itineraries on European rivers and canals, new theme cruises, new destinations for biking and hiking cruises, and a new premium ship on the Douro. In addition, the company will continue to offer several unique itineraries, including river cruises on the Seine, Garonne, Dordogne, Rhône, Loire, Guadiana, Guadalquivir, Po, Douro, Rhine, Danube, Elbe, Mekong and Lake Kariba in Southern Africa, as well ocean cruises in the Adriatic and Mediterranean.


CroisiEurope immerses cruisers in each destination on their itinerary, helping them to experience the culture of each region in utter comfort. Small ships dock right in the heart of the action, meaning passengers can explore each port city and town in-depth. If you're booking a CroisiEurope cruise, you should be seeking a European experience, enjoy French cuisine and the pleasure of fine dining paired with good wine. An understanding of French would help but you can easily get by without as all essential communications are made in English.

  • 26th February 2019

Gary Buchanan


Edinburgh-born Gary Buchanan has been a travel writer for over 30 years. He has been a specialist cruise writer for 25 years contributing to leading British publications including national newspapers and consumer magazines. He is the author of five books about cruising and spends over seven months every year at sea sailing the world’s oceans.