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CroisiEurope, formerly known as Alsace-Croisières is a French shipping company based in Strasbourg (Alsace). The European leader in river cruises, CroisiEurope operates a fleet of 26 ships on rivers Rhine, Danube, Elbe, Seine, Rhône, Garonne, Guadalquivir, Douro, Po, Volga and Dniepr. In 2009, more than 185,000 passengers sailed with CroisiEurope, with the Rhine (c. 50,000) and the Danube (c. 45,000) as the prefered places. The company has been involved since 2007 in sea cruises on the Mediterranean (Greek islands, Croatia) and Red Sea via CroisiMer (7,000 passengers in 2009). Launched in 2010, CroisiYacht offers cruises in Corsica on a small sailboat. The other brands of the company are CroisiRando (cruises and hiking), CroisiFamille (family-oriented cruises) and CroisiMusique (musical cruises).
Source: Michèle Sani. CroisiEurope : toute une famille sur le pont, TourMaG, 6 April 2010
Ivan Sache, 23 September 2010
House flag of Alsace-Croisières - Image by Ivan Sache, 23 May 2000
Alsace-Croisières was founded in 1965 by Gérard Schmitter, who owned a restaurant on the Rhine and rented a boat to organize river trips for his customers; in 1999, Schmitter was succeeded by his four children, so that the company remained a family business.
The house flag of Alsace-Croisières, shown on the company's website of the time, is a red pennant with two white four-pointed stars placed along the descending diagonal.
Ivan Sache, 23 May 2000