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Royal New Year cruise on the Loire (port-to-port cruise)

6 Days - RLO_PP
# Description

Cruise

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

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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 in lounge and bar
  • 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

  • Celebrate New Year's Eve on the most prestigious French river
  • Nantes(1), the historic capital of Brittany
  • Saint-Nazaire(1) and Escal'Atlantic ship(1)
  • Included: Day-trip to the Châteaux of the Loire Valley
  • New Year's Eve dinner with wine and a glass of champagne

Cruise

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 09:00 a.m. End of our services.

Dates & Prices

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  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
  • 3rd person discount in triple cabin : - 30%

Formalities

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

Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower and bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual hostess - onboard entertainment - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - full-day excursion the Châteaux of the Loire Valley - New Year's Eve dinner with wines and a glass of champagne - all port fees.

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

Shore Excursions

2 Shore excursions
Included in tour package Nantes Saint-Nazaire and its naval shipyard The Muscadet Region Angers The Châteaux of the Loire Valley
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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, the château as it is today was built under Francis I by Gilles Berthelot, a wealthy financier who wanted to incorporate its medieval past...

Duration 10h30

Guided tour of Angers

Angers was the capital of the historical Anjou province and is distinguished not only by its legacy, but also by its modern nature. Angers, particularly rich during the Renaissance, was home to the House of Plantagenet. Duration : approx. 4:00 T...

Duration 4h00

Guided tour of Angers

Angers was the capital of the historical Anjou province and is distinguished not only by its legacy, but also by its modern nature. Angers, particularly rich during the Renaissance, was home to the House of Plantagenet. Duration : approx. 4:00 T...

Duration 4h00

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, the château as it is today was built under Francis I by Gilles Berthelot, a wealthy financier who wanted to incorporate its medieval past...

Duration 10h30

Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

MS Loire Princesse

2 Decks

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 harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation. Wine is included with New Year's Eve dinner.

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