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The Loire, a royal river

7-Night Cruise Nantes to Nantes

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Nantes to Nantes (NHN) - 8 days

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Ship - Loire Princesse

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Detailed Itinerary:

DAY 1: NANTES (Embarkation Day)

Boarding in Nantes between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. Crew presentation and welcome drink.

DAY 2: SAINT-NAZAIRE - NANTES

Excursions proposed:

For Classic Excursions Package, a choice of:

A:) tour of Saint Nazaire, a town on the sea. Visit of Escal’Atlantic and the Saint Nazaire shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Europe. (Each passenger will be asked to produce a valid passport or identity card in order to gain access to the shipyard).

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B:) Guided visit of Guérande, a fortified medieval city entirely enclosed by ramparts. And discovery of the process of harvesting Guérande salt, the undeniable symbol of the regionand and how the marshes work.

DISCOVERY (additional fee): Hiking in Guérande. Take a hike through the medieval city of Guérande and its salt marshes.

Afternoon spent cruising to Nantes. In the evening, cruise on what King Francois Ist called the “most beautiful river in France”: The Erdre.

DAY 3: NANTES - ANCENIS

Excursions proposed :

CLASSIC : guided visit of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany.

DISCOVERY (additional fee): Nantes, the machines de l’ile, secret courtyards and covered passageways.

Evening of entertainment.

DAY 4: ANCENIS - BOUCHEMAINE

Excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : the Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town.
DISCOVERY (additional fee) : Helicopter ride(3), the Loire from above. Leaving from Ancenis, experience an unforgettable flight over the Loire River. The cruise continues to Bouchemaine. Evening of entertainment provided by the crew.

DAY 5: Angers

Excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : visit of the town of Angers, capital of the Anjou region. You will visit the fortress from the 13th century and see the Apocalypse tapestry, which is the most important set of medieval tapestries still in existence in the world today.

DISCOVERY (additional fee) : visit of Chateau de Brissac and the castle cellars with a wine tasting.

In the afternoon, excursion common for both classic and discovery excursions packages : guided visit of Saumur and the Cadre Noir, which is on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity and visit of the fortified city of Saumur. Note: Guided visits do not guarantee that you will see the riders and horses at work during the visit, particularly if the Cadre Noir de Saumur is away, or during competitions

Evening of music and dancing.

DAY 6: BOUCHEMAINE* - THE LOIRE CHATEAUX

Excursion common for both classic and discovery excursions packages: The day is spent on an excursion to visit the Castles of the Loire Valley. Entertainment on board.

*Depending on docking availability, stopover in Bouchemaine may be replaced by Chalonnes-sur-Loire. In this event, order of excursions could be altered.

DAY 7: BOUCHEMAINE* - ANCENIS - NANTES

Excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : excursion along the Angevine Corniche, with pretty little villages and many viewing points along the Loire.

DISCOVERY (additional fee): biking along the Loire. Enjoy a scenic bike trip along the Maine and Loire Rivers including charming typical villages.

This afternoon is spent cruising the Loire. Gala dinner on board followed by an evening of music and dancing.

*Depending on docking availability, stopover in Bouchemaine may be replaced by Chalonnes-sur-Loire. In this event, order of excursions could be altered.

DAY 8: NANTES (Disembarkation Day)

Disembark around 10.00 am. End of our journey. 

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • The cruise itinerary can be affected by the tide so the order of excursions may have to be changed in order to ensure the optimal organisation of our time.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise .
  • Until further notice, it is only possible to select one of the 2 excursions packages on offer. You will thus only be able to book the Classic Package (included in the cruise price), OR the Dynamic Package (requires an additional fee) . Please advise at the time of booking the excursion package you wish to choose.

2017 Departure Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE TRAVELER rate.
From Nantes
Cruise Embarkation Date
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Upper Deck Cabin w /balcony - 2 twin beds
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Traveler
Upper Deck Cabin w/ balcony - Single Traveler
Apr 16, 2017
$2,911
$3,441
$3,823
$4,353
May 20, 2017
$3,089
$3,617
$4,001
$4,529
Jun 6, 2017
$3,089
$3,617
$4,001
$4,529
Jun 30, 2017
$3,089
$3,617
$4,001
$4,529
Jul 12, 2017
$3,089
$3,617
$4,001
$4,529
Jul 24, 2017
$3,089
$3,617
$4,001
$4,529
Aug 5, 2017
$3,089
$3,617
$4,001
$4,529
Sep 15, 2017
$3,089
$3,617
$4,001
$4,529
Oct 7, 2017
$2,911
$3,441
$3,823
$4,353
Oct 19, 2017
$2,911
$3,441
$3,823
$4,353
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

Accommodation in a double air-conditioned cabin with shower and WC • Full board cruise from dinner of the first day to the breakfast of  the last day • Drinks included with onboard meals (wine, water, beer, fruit juices, one coffee) • Drinks consumed at the bar (excluding champagne & drinks from the wine list) • Welcome cocktail • Entertaiment onboard • The Gala Evening • The Classic Excursions Package • The assistance of our hostess on board • Port charges

Prices Do Not Include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers) • Champagne at the bar and drinks on the wine list • Drinks served during excursions or transfers • The Discovery Excursions Package • Travel Cancellation Insurance • Gratuities • Personal expenses

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