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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)

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail. Our ship will start cruising towards Saint-Nazaire during the night.


Join us for the excursions proposed:

For the Classic Excursions Package, your choice of:

CLASSIC: Tour of Saint Nazaire, a town on the sea. We'll visit Escal'Atlantic, a museum that explores the historic ocean liner experience, and the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Europe (this excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency. Each passenger will be asked to produce a valid passport in order to gain access to the shipyard).

- OR-

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Guérande, a fortified medieval city entirely enclosed by ramparts. We'll discover the process of harvesting Guérande salt, the undeniable symbol of the region.

DISCOVERY: Hiking in Guérande. Take a hike along the ramparts through the medieval city of Guérande and discover its salt marshes.

The afternoon will be spent cruising towards Nantes. In the evening, join us on an excursion for both packages: we'll board a local boat for a cruise on the Erdre River, one of the most beautiful in France.


Join us for the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany.

DISCOVERY: Nantes, the Machines de l'Île, secret courtyards and covered passageways.

Enjoy onboard entertainment as we cruise towards Ancenis this afternoon. 


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

Join us on the excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: The Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town.

DISCOVERY: Helicopter ride, the Loire from above (NOTE: Subject to availability and favorable weather conditions.)

Our cruise continues to Bouchemaine. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.


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

Join us on the excursions proposed :
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Angers, its historic districts and the famous Apocalypse tapestry (NOTE: Site closed on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st and 11th, and December 25th.)

DISCOVERY: Tour of Brissac castle and its cellars complete with a wine-tasting session.

In the afternoon, we'll set out for an excursion for both packages: Guided tour 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.)

Enjoy an evening of dancing. 


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

Join us on a full-day excursion common for both Classic and Discovery excursions packages: Discover the Castles of the Loire Valley.

Enjoy an evening of entertainment.


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

Join us on the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Excursion along the Angevine Corniche with its picturesque villages and many viewing points along the Loire.

DISCOVERY: Enjoy a scenic bike trip along the Loire River including charming typical villages.

The afternoon will be spent cruising the Loire towards Nantes. Tonight's our festive gala dinner and evening.

DAY 8: NANTES (Disembarkation Day)

Disembark around 10.00 am. End of our journey. 

Departures & Pricing


  • 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 OR the Discovery Package. Please advise at the time of booking the excursion package you wish to choose.

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 6, 2019
Apr 18, 2019
May 24, 2019


Oct 8, 2019


Oct 20, 2019
Apr 8, 2020
Oct 4, 2020
Oct 16, 2020
Oct 28, 2020
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 excursions included in the package selected (Choose only ONE excursions package: Classic -or- Discovery) • 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 • Travel Cancellation Insurance • Gratuities • Personal expenses

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