Royal New Year cruise on the Loire



NANTES - Saint-Nazaire - ANCENIS - BOUCHEMAINE (2) - Angers (1) - NANTES

Day 1: NANTES    December 28

Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Nantes at 6:00. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before we have dinner.

Day 2: NANTES - Saint-Nazaire    December 29

Join us on an optional tour of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany (3). This afternoon, join us on an optional excursion to the seaside town of Saint-Nazaire (3). We’ll begin our visit with the Escal’Atlantic, which ingeniously retraces the history of Norman and French ocean liners through a unique experience. Then, we’ll continue on to the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, one of the largest and well-renowned in Europe. We'll return on board in Nantes.

Day 3: NANTES - ANCENIS    December 30

The morning will be spent cruising on the river towards Ancenis. Join us on an optional excursion to the Muscadet region with a stop off at the Cassemichère Château (or similar site.)

Day 4: ANCENIS - The Loire Valley Châteaux - BOUCHEMAINE (2)    December 31

Today, join us on a full-day excursion to the Châteaux of the Loire Valley. We’ll leave by coach for the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau, built on a small island in the middle of the Indre River. We’ll continue on to Chinon where we’ll enjoy a wine tasting. After lunch, we’ll visit the Château de Chinon. We’ll return to the ship in Bouchemaine. Tonight is our New Year’s Eve evening and dinner.

Day 5: BOUCHEMAINE (2) - Angers (1) - NANTES    January 1

Join us on an optional excursion to Angers, where we’ll visit La Doutre, a village-like neighborhood in the heart of the city. We’ll return on board in Chalonnes-sur-Loire and spend the afternoon cruising towards Nantes. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner.

Day 6: NANTES    January 2

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 10:00 a.m. End of our services.

For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. The cruise schedule may vary according to tides and arrival times at ports of call; the order of the visits may be subject to change. (1) Optional excursions. (2) Depending on mooring availability, the stopover in Bouchemaine could be replaced by a stopover in Chalonnes-sur-Loire. (3) This excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency. Each passenger will be asked to produce a valid identity card or passport in order to gain access to the shipyard. Alcohol can be dangerous to your health. Please drink in moderation. Wine is included with New Year’s Eve dinner.
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