Crown Blue Lines

- cruising holidays on the canals, lakes and rivers of Europe

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 February 2007


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Our FleetHave you ever walked along the road bordering  the port of Dinan and noticed a sign advertising "Crown Blue Lines"?   Well read on.....



Crown Blue Line - head office in Hampshire, England - offers relaxing holidays exploring Europe’s beautiful canals, rivers and lakes on board your own stylish cruiser. Surround yourself with culture, history and art as you cruise the gentle waterways through the heart of picturesque villages and towns steeped in history. Follow rivers and lakes through magnificent scenery rich with the sights and sounds of nature.Interior of the Calypso


If you’ve never been cruising before, don’t worry: every year hundreds of people discover just how easy cruising is. Crown Blue Line boats are easy to drive and no licence is required. With detailed tuition for as long as you need it before you set off to make sure you are confident with all aspects of handling and manoeuvring your boat, you can rest assured that your cruising holiday will be everything you want it to be.


With the largest and most stylish fleet on the water and such a wide range of cruising routes to follow, you’ll soon see why so many people come back to Crown Blue Line year after year for a holiday experience like no other.



Cruising suggestions



Why not take a cruise in Brittany, with its Celtic charm and fairytale castles? The streets and towns come to life in a blaze of colour and music throughout the year the region’s rich history and ancient legends are celebrated in traditional style.  The temperate climate, long hours of sunshine and many beautiful parks make this a perfect place to visit, whatever the time of year. Historic chateaux line the waterways and the surrounding countryside is home to an exciting assortment of birds and wildlife. Follow one of the many easy cycling routes into the countryside for a picnic and families with children will enjoy the outdoor leisure parks for watersports, swimming and nature trails. Boat moored


Burgundy & the Nivernais Loire:

Why not cruise the canals and rivers of France on board your luxury self-drive cruiser and visit the wonderful and world-renowned wine-growing regions of Burgundy, the Nivernais Loire, Alsace and Languedoc-Rousillon in the Midi. Stop at your leisure to visit the vineyards and chateaux en route and enjoy a relaxed déguastation, sampling delicious wines in their place of origin before heading back to your boat with a bottle of two to enjoy over a meal on your sundeck. 


Fantastic value for money 

Crown Blue Line holidays represent excellent value for money as the whole cost is quoted per boat rather than per person. Enjoy superb quality boats, extensive cruising options and first class service all at a fantastic price! With a long March to October cruising season, there’s always a time and a price that’s right for you. 

For more information, visit  website at www.crownblueline.co.uk, or call the  sales team on 0870 160 5634, or send an email to boating@crownblueline.co.uk


Crown Blue Lines have bases throughout France - see the list which follows with links.  If you ever want to go further afield, it is possible to take boating holidays in Belgium, England, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Scotland.



Alsace-Lorraine: Boofzheim, Hesse, Saarbrücken

Aquitaine: Condom, Le Mas d'Agenais

Brittany: Dinan, Messac, Nort sur Erdre

Burgundy: Fontenoy le Chateau, St Jean de Losne

Camargue: Port Cassafieres (Camar.), St Gilles

Charente: Jarnac

Loire / Nivernais: Chatillon Sur Loire, Decize, Laroche Migennes, Tannay

Lot: Douelle

Midi: Castelnaudary, Port Cassafieres (Midi)