(12:30 p.m. EST) -- Europe's largest river cruise line has purchased Asian-based cruise line Compagnie Fluviale du Mékong (Mekong River Cruise Company).
CroisiEurope purchased the line, its name and its four-vessel fleet, and announced that two additional vessels would soon be built in Vietnam.
CroisiEurope has chartered the line's 48-passenger, colonial style ship Indochine since 2011.
Although the company will retain its original name, the trademark "by CroisiEurope" will be added.
In addition to celebrating "a new chapter in [the] cruising history … of this French, family-run river cruise company," a statement from CroisiEurope sought to reassure customers who had already booked: "All the vessels will stick with their original cruise planning from Siem Reap to Saigon via Phnom Penh (or vice versa), from August to April ."
In addition to Indochine, Compagnie Fluviale du Mékong's fleet is currently made up of three other ships -- the 44-passenger Lan Diep, the 20-passenger Tioum Tou 1 and the 28-passenger Tioum Tou 2.