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2022 2023

The Loire Valley, a Royal legacy (port-to-port cruise)

5 Days - NDN_PP2
# Description

Cruise

NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - NANTES - ANCENIS - CHALONNES-SUR-LOIRE - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - ANCENIS - NANTES

Embark on a cruise on the Royal Loire River whose beauty is legendary. Visit Nantes and The Machines of the Isle of Nantes, a gallery that recreates the imaginary world of the famous writer Jules Verne. Discover Saint-Nazaire and admire its shipyard and the Escal'Atlantic which immerses you in the world of steamships from the beginnings of their  gigantic construction to life on board. Soak up the magical castles of the Loire.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

  • All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
  • Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
  • Free Wi-Fi onboard
  • Headsets are included for excursions
  • Official welcome from the captain and crew
  • Onboard activities
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees included

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • EXCLUSIVE TO CROISIEUROPE the Loire from above(2-3)
  • Full-day excursion to the castles of the Loire Valley: guided tours of the castles of Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau and the gardens of Villandry
  • The Saint-Nazaire(3) shipyard, embodiment of French pride
  • The wine route of the Muscadet(3) through the vineyards of the Nantes region
  • Cruise on board a paddle steamer

Route

Day 1

NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. Departure of the ship towards Saint-Nazaire. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

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Day 2

SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS

In the morning, join us for the optional excursion for both packages: 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). We'll return on board in Saint-Nazaire. Enjoy an evening of dancing.

We'll spend this afternoon cruising towards Nantes. Enjoy an evening of dancing.

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Day 3

NANTES - ANCENIS - CHALONNES-SUR-LOIRE

In the morning, we'll cruise towards Ancenis. Join us for the optional excursions proposed :
CLASSIC : The Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town.
DISCOVERY: Helicopter ride(1), the Loire from above (this excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency).

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Day 4

CHALONNES-SUR-LOIRE - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - NANTES

Join us on a full-day included excursion for both packages to discover the Castles of the Loire Valley. We'll return on board in Ancenis. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening. Our ship will start sailing towards Nantes.

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Day 5

NANTES

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

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2023
Departure 14/03/2023
Arrival 18/03/2023
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 18/03/2023
Arrival 22/03/2023
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 22/03/2023
Arrival 26/03/2023
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 26/03/2023
Arrival 30/03/2023
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 30/03/2023
Arrival 03/04/2023
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 03/04/2023
Arrival 07/04/2023
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM
Departure 07/04/2023
Arrival 11/04/2023
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from lunch the first day to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - onboard entertainment - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - optional excursions (must be reserved and paid for on board or at travel agency) - cancellation and baggage insurance - transfers/travel to and from departure/arrival points - personal expenses.

Shore Excursions

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.


The cruise schedule may vary according to tides and arrival times at ports of call may be subject to change. For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.

(1) 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.

(2) Subject to availability and favorable weather conditions.

(3) Optional excursions.

(4) Site closed on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st and 11th, and December 25th.

*Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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