CroisiEurope’s new ship to sail Asia, Middle East, Med, Québec, Great Lakes

La Belle des Océans will vastly expand CroisiEurope's oceangoing itineraries

CroisiEurope’s newly acquired La Belle des Océans (ex Silver Discoverer) is going to debut in October on cruises in Asia before sailing to India, the Middle East, the Greek Islands and the Mediterrranean, then operating on the St. Lawrence and the Great Lakes in summer 2020.

This vastly expands the Strasbourg-based river-cruise giant’s oceangoing programs.


La Belle des Océans will begin service with a 10-night itinerary between Singapore and Phuket, calling at Malaysia’s Malacca, Port Klang (for Kuala Lumpur), Penang and Langkawi, and Thailand’s Ko Muk, Ko Lanta and Phang Nga Bay. Ten departures are scheduled, from Oct. 17 to Dec. 28.

In January, the ship will sail two 10-night cruises, to India and from Abu Dhabi to Oman. A nine-night cruise in February visits Jordan, Egypt, Israel and Cyprus. Weeklong cruises from Piraeus, Naples, Nice and Ajaccio follow, before La Belle des Océans sails from Lisbon to Madeira and the Azores in May 2020.

Summer 2020 on the St. Lawrence

The ship will then head via Saint Pierre et Miquelon to Québec. Ten-night cruises between the St. Lawrence River and Lake Ontario will operate until October, with visits to Québec, Montréal, the Thousand Islands and Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The 120-passenger La Belle des Océans will be CroisiEurope’s second oceangoing vessel, along with La Belle de l’Adriatique.

Posted 22 May 2019

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