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Passengers 180
Crew 35
Passenger to Crew 5.14:1
Launched 2004
Shore Excursions 18

Jeannine Williamson
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Beethoven Overview

The 180-passenger Beethoven, which sails on the Rhine and Danube, is one of five similar vessels in CroisiEurope's large fleet of European river cruise ships that measure 360 feet. The ship, which was built in 2004, was refurbished in 2010.

There are 90 cabins, all measuring 140 square feet: 42 on the upper deck, 27 on the middle deck and 21 on the main deck. They all have double beds that can be configured as twins, and floor-to-ceiling picture windows. Each includes a shower, TV, hair dryer, safe and air-conditioning. The ship has one cabin for disabled passengers, located on the middle deck.

In addition to the three cabin decks, there's also a sun deck. The panoramic lounge, with a bar and dance floor, is on the middle deck, and the dining room is on the main deck. Other onboard facilities include a library, shop and elevator.

CroisiEurope places a lot of emphasis on its French heritage, and meals onboard are inspired by French culinary traditions. Three-course lunches and dinners feature many of the country's classic dishes. And with Alain Bohn, the company's head chef, being an active member of the French culinary association Maitres Cuisiniers de France -- which champions French food and drink -- you can expect the menu to be decidedly French. Lunches and dinners are set menus, and breakfast is buffet-style, with baguettes, yogurt, muesli and cold cuts among the options.

CroisiEurope has introduced an all-inclusive "open bar," and high-season fares now include access to it in addition to mineral water, fruit juice and coffee during the day, and house wine, beer and drinks with meals. It excludes Champagne and drinks on the wine list.

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More about CroisiEurope Beethoven

Where does CroisiEurope Beethoven sail to?
CroisiEurope Beethoven cruises to Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava and Durnstein (Krems).
How much does it cost to go on CroisiEurope Beethoven?
Cruises on CroisiEurope Beethoven start from $2,013 per person.

CroisiEurope Beethoven Member Reviews

Sail Date: Oct 2019
I have been wanting to cruise the Danube and Rhine rivers so when this reasonably priced 9 day CroisiEurope cruise came up I booked it for me and my husband. This cruise line is not one of the more popular ones so I...Read More
Sail Date: Jul 2017
Incidentally she stays with the Beethoven, so anyone wishing to try Croisi will not go wrong with her!!...Read More
The Ruskington Oldies
Sail Date: Jul 2017
The moment we arrived on board till the time we left we were looked after like royalty, nothing was too much trouble for Sonia (Hotel Manager) and her staff. The whole ship was immaculate, the food and presentation...Read More
Sail Date: Aug 2016
This is the second time we've sailed with CroisiEurope as a result of booking the holiday from Archers/Cosmos and for the price it's very good, ok the cabins are small ish (but how much time do you spend in them)....Read More

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