There’s a distinctly European vibe on board this 80-passenger ship from CroisiEurope, from the French cuisine to the international crew and passengers. This is one of the line's "premium" ships, which means the design and amenities are a notch above older ships in the fleet. You’ll see colorful, contemporary decor and Scandinavian-inspired latticework in the lounge and bar, while the spacious sundeck is perfect for kicking back, sipping French wine, and watching the scenery go by.
The design that really matters isn't part of the decor, though. It’s no easy task to sail the low waters of the Elbe and Vltava rivers, but the lightweight aluminum frame and two paddle wheels in the rear make it possible for Elbe Princesse to propel smoothly from its home port of Berlin to Prague even when the river is having water-level issues.