European River Cruising on board the newly renovated MS Crucevita

Published on Thursday, January 10, 2019 3:11 PM

Cruising the waterways of Europe is an experience unlike any other. As you sail past sweeping panoramas, stopping at plenty of ancient and bustling ports along the way, you gain a view of Europe that is both enchanting and exciting; indeed, it is a perspective that can only be offered from the river.

Our aim is to ensure your experience is pristine and authentic, unencumbered by the common headaches of travel. By offering our guests all-inclusive and thoughtfully tailored river cruises, complete with professional Journey Managers who orchestrate each journey to perfection, we have established a reputation for creating European cruises that are as unique as the countries through which they journey

Our team has been involved with river cruising since 1988, and over the past 30 years, we have cultivated the knowledge, expertise, and partnerships needed to create truly exceptional river cruises. As experts in European river cruising, we are continuing to evolve and offer new and exciting journeys alongside timeless favourites, and we have mastered the art of pairing each destination to the right vessel. This care in our craft ensures that your journey will be simply perfect!

In keeping with our desire to always improve our experiences and services, we are excited to announce that the Da Vinci river boat will be undergoing a substantial upgrade this winter and will be rechristened the MS Crucevita in 2019. The Da Vinci has been a longtime favourite among our guests and many return to its elegant decks year after year. Our loyal guests can rest assured that we will continue to privately charter the boat for the exclusive use of Journeys by Van Dyke and will continue to enjoy the immaculate and professional service from its 36-person crew. Our signature touches will remain including fresh flowers, a delicious fruit basket, a cappuccino machine and our famous daily planner.


For those of you who will embark with us on a 2019 cruise, may it be along Amsterdam to Basel or Basel to Amsterdam, you will be pleased by the many upgrades. Such improvements include better internet speed to easily share your photos with family and friends as well as delectable meals provided by a reputable Swiss company. The upper deck cabins will benefit from new French balconies providing the perfect private vantage point from which to contemplate the beautiful river banks.


For our first-time cruisers, you are certain to be charmed by the elegant, old-world charm that inspired the design of this luxurious vessel. Enjoy superb public areas, accented in oak and leather, including a panorama lounge and cozy bar, spacious restaurant, a fireplace, a gym with sauna, library, sky lounge and sun deck. The boat’s two deck design and lower height allow the 360° sun deck to remain open at all times, even when sailing under low bridges. This allows you to fully take in the beautiful scenery of Europe’s shimmering waterways.


Offering the perfect blend of understated luxury and adventure, the MS Crucevita river boat captures the true spirit on which our company was built and is a cornerstone of our river cruise experience. Embark with us in 2019 and 2020 and let river currents, knowledgeable guides, and new friendships define your journey as you immerse yourself in diverse cultures, sample sumptuous local delicacies, and create unforgettable memories.





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