ms Princesse d'Aquitaine

ms Princesse d'Aquitaine Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Princesse d'Aquitaine

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Review of ms Princesse d'Aquitaine

The Princesse d’Aquitaine boat cruises on Dordogne and Garonne rivers in France, leaving out of Bordeaux. Itineraries also include the Gironde Estuary.

The CroisiEurope Princesse d’Aquitaine ship has 69 passenger cabins (equally sized at 140 ft2 / 13 m2). Main Deck staterooms are with riverview picture windows (non-opening). Upper Deck cabins are also with non-opening picture windows. This ship has no French balconies (slide-opening windows). As amenities, each stateroom has private bathroom (WC, sink, shower cabin), satellite TV, radio, phone (only for internal calls), hairdryer, personal safe, individual air-conditioning.ms Princesse d’Aquitaine cruise ship, Dordogne-Garonne rivers, France The ship's amenities and facilities include a lounge (with its own bar and dance floor), a dining room restaurant, sundeck relaxation area (with loungers and deckchairs), gift shop, library, complimentary bicycles and Wi-Fi Internet usage. The provided by CroisiEurope gourmet dining options on the ship, along with the organized tours with themed food and wine tastings allow guests to enjoy the local cuisine and wines along the cruise itinerary routes. The Princesse d’Aquitaine ship’s Dordogne and Garonne river cruise itineraries from Bordeaux are themed:

  • "A Renowned Land of Plenty" - visits PAUILLAC - BLAYE - LIBOURNE - ST EMILION - CADILLAC
  • "Nature's authentic heritage" - visits LIBOURNE (BOURG) - ST EMILION - PAUILLAC - BLAYE
  • "The Gironde Estuary and the Garonne River" - visits PAUILLAC - BLAYE - LIBOURNE (BOURG) - ST EMILION
  • "The Heart of the Bordeaux Vineyards" - visits PAUILLAC - LIBOURNE - ST EMILION - CADILLAC
  • "Three Mighty Rivers" - visits PAUILLAC - BLAYE - LIBOURNE - SAINT-EMILION - CADILLAC

Among the tours and excursions along the Princesse d’Aquitaine ship's Bordeaux cruise itineraries are:

  • Bordeaux (embarkation) - sailing on Garonne River, then on Gironde River (before the arrival in Pauillac), Medoc (red wines region, wine tasting tour)
  • Gironde estuary, arrival in Blaye (guided tour, overnight stay), Corniche excursion (optional) or Bourg vineyards (hiking tour)
  • Dordogne River, arrival in Libourne (Saint-Emilion excursion /optional)
  • passing by Cazeau Island and Bordeaux City, arrival in Cadillac (overnight stay, guided tour, Roquetaillade Castle excursion)
  • Bordeaux (overnight stay before disembarkation) - guided bus tour (city attractions)
  • Libourne (overnight stay) - Saint-Laurent-des-Combes (hiking tour, wine tasting) or Saint Emilion church (excursion)
  • River Garonne, passing the Cazeau Island and the Patiras Island, arrival in Pauillac (overnight stay) - St Seurinoise loop (hiking tour) or Medoc vineyards (excursion, wine tasting)
  • Bordeaux (overnight stay before disembarkation) - full day optional excursions: to Arcachon Bay or to Cognac (wine region)

MS Princesse d’Aquitaine cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative CroisiEurope France cruise rates. They might be different when you book your CroisiEurope Dordogne and Garonne river cruise deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. Know, that CroisiEurope cruises in France are price-inclusive of all beverages (coffee, tea, juices, soda drinks, also wine and beer at lunches and dinners), but tours and excursions ashore are optional and cost extra.

ms Princesse d'Aquitaine wiki

Year built 2001

Last refurbished (scheduled refurbishment) 2011

Passenger capacity / crew capacity 138 / 20

Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 1500 tons / 360 ft (110 m)

Flag State (registered in) France

Ship builder CroisiEurope (Strasbourg shipyard)

Building cost -

Ship owner and Operator CroisiEurope

Christened by -

Official website link croisieuroperivercruises.com

Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com

  • Passenger decks: 3 (out of 3)
  • Cabin grades number: 5
  • Total number of cabins: 69 (all of which riverview, 1 suite, none for disabled)
  • Cabins - Main Deck (42 double with picture windows, 1 Suite), Upper Deck (26 double)
  • Restaurants: restaurant
  • Lounges & Bars: lounge with bar (dance floor), bar (TV, video, terrace), sun deck (loungers), French balconies, gift shop, terrace, wi-fi (payable on board).
  • The Princesse d’Aquitaine ship cruises on Garonnne, Dordogne and Gironde estuary (in southwest France) leaving from Bordeaux. The CroisiEurope line also owns the Dordogne-Garonne riverboat Cyrano de Bergerac.
  • The CroisiEurope cruise company is family owned and based in Strasbourg, France. Established in 1976, this premium line operates all aspects of its cruises: from the vessel building (design and construction) to cuisine and hotel services. CroisiEurope is among Europe's largest cruise line companies.
  • CroisiEurope river cruise deals are inclusive of soft drinks and alcohol (wine and beer with lunch and dinner (year-round). The line offers deals inclusive of unlimited drinks during the Europe's high season (April through October) each year. However, unlike most river cruise lines, CroisiEurope charges its guests additionally for shore excursions.

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ms Princesse d'Aquitaine Itineraries 2016

The below listed ms Princesse d'Aquitaine cruise prices on 2016 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest CroisiEurope fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
23 December 2 nights / 3 days, round-trip Europe-Rivers
24 Dec        Departing from Bordeaux, France
24 Dec 12:00 - 06:00        Pauillac, France
25 Dec 08:00 - 13:00        Blaye, France
25 Dec 20:00 - 13:00        Libourne, France
26 Dec        Arriving in Bordeaux, France
23 December 2 nights / 3 days, round-trip Europe-Rivers
Prices starting
from $1280
24 Dec        Departing from Bordeaux, France
24 Dec 12:00 - 06:00        Pauillac, France
25 Dec 08:00 - 13:00        Blaye, France
25 Dec 20:00 - 13:00        Libourne, France
26 Dec        Arriving in Bordeaux, France
28 December 2 nights / 3 days, round-trip Europe-Rivers
29 Dec        Departing from Bordeaux, France
29 Dec 12:00 - 06:00        Pauillac, France
30 Dec 13:00 - 07:00        Cadillac, France
31 Dec        Arriving in Bordeaux, France
28 December 2 nights / 3 days, round-trip Europe-Rivers
Prices starting
from $1464
29 Dec        Departing from Bordeaux, France
29 Dec 12:00 - 06:00        Pauillac, France
30 Dec 13:00 - 07:00        Cadillac, France
31 Dec        Arriving in Bordeaux, France

ms Princesse d'Aquitaine Itineraries 2017

The below listed ms Princesse d'Aquitaine cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest CroisiEurope fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
12 August 6 nights / 7 days, round-trip The Gironde Estuary and the River Garonne
Prices starting
from $1648
13 Aug        Departing from Bordeaux, France
14 Aug        Pauillac, France
15 Aug        Gironde Estuary, France
15 Aug        Blaye, France
16 Aug        Libourne, France
17 Aug        Bourg-sur-Gironde, France
18 Aug - 19 Aug        Bordeaux, France (Overnight)
19 Aug        Arriving in Bordeaux, France
18 September 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Splendours of Bordeaux & Aquitaine
Prices starting
from $3442
19 Sep        Departing from Bordeaux, France
20 Sep        Garonne River
20 Sep - 21 Sep        Pauillac, France (Overnight)
21 Sep        Gironde Estuary, France
21 Sep - 22 Sep        Blaye, France (Overnight)
22 Sep        Garonne River
22 Sep        Dordogne River
22 Sep - 23 Sep        Libourne, France (Overnight)
23 Sep        Garonne River
23 Sep - 24 Sep        Cadillac, France (Overnight)
24 Sep        Gironde Estuary, France
24 Sep - 25 Sep        Bordeaux, France (Overnight)
25 Sep        Bordeaux, France (Arcachon excursion)
26 Sep        Arriving in Bordeaux, France