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The Loire, A Royal Legacy
Nantes, Saint-Nazaire, Ancenis, Angers,
The Châteaux of the Loire Valley
7 Days: Thursday, April 19–Wednesday, April 25, 2018

from $2,199
per person double occupancy

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Discover a rich cultural, historic and natural heritage as we cruise the Loire—France's longest river— famous for medieval villages, fairytale castles and vineyards and an abundance of UNESCO heritage sites. Join us on CroisiEurope’s exclusive itinerary and cruise on a vessel specially designed for this waterway. The Loire is also known as the 'royal river', due to the number of kings and aristocrats who lived in the hundreds of beautiful castles and châteaux that line its banks. The Loire Valley is the largest area in France to be included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and its dreamlike landscapes have long captivated artists and authors. We’ll enjoy visits to Nantes—boasting a unique architectural heritage with its magnificent Château des ducs de Bretagne, a Renaissance-style castle nestled in a fortress, a medieval quarter and one of the highest cathedrals of France—explore the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, visit Angers—the capital of historic Anjou—the lovely Châteaux and the Muscadet wine region.

from $2,199

per person double occupancy for Lower Deck cabin. Upper Deck cabin upgrade: $400 pp/do. Single supplement: $899.

Includes cruise taxes, port charges and airport transfers. Prices listed above DO NOT include airfare. Airfare price available at time of booking.

*After deadline, call 617.338.1111 for availability

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  • Cruise: 5-night first-class cruise in outside stateroom

  • Round-trip transfers

  • Nantes: local boat cruise on the Erdre River

  • Guided tour of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany.

  • Tour of Saint Nazaire

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

  • Guided tour of Angers

  • Full-day excursion to discover the Castles of the Loire Valley

  • Cruise on board a paddle steamer

  • All meals included

  • Drinks included with meals and at onboard bar

  • Refined French cuisine

  • Gala dinner and evening

  • Welcome cocktail

  • Free Wi-Fi in lounge and bar

  • Complimentary Samsung Galaxy Tablet for guests' use

  • Headsets are included for excursions

  • Official welcome from the captain and crew

  • Onboard activities

  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance

  • All port fees included


Step aboard MS Loire Princesse, specially designed to navigate the Loire's low water levels – making her currently the only cruise ship on the river! Enjoy the spacious interiors, fresh design and modern facilities which will keep you occupied during your time on board, whether you're relaxing on the sun deck or taking in the views with a drink from the free bar. MS Loire Princesse is a modern ship with plenty of open spaces – accentuated by large picture windows so you'll always be able to catch the view of the passing Loire Valley scenery. The free bar, excluding champagne, branded spirits and drinks from the wine list, is open for 12 hours a day. There's also a large, partially-shaded sun deck with loungers, and free Wi-Fi throughout the ship. The 48 cabins are spread over the main and upper decks. Cabins on the main deck have large windows, while upper deck cabins have balconies. All cabins are en suite and have satellite television, a hairdryer and safe. 96 passengers. Facilities: lounge/bar with large picture windows and dance floor, patio, restaurant with sit down service for all passengers at once, vast sun deck with chaise lounges, gift shop.



  • DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston

  • DAY 2 Arrive Nantes, board ship

  • DAY 3 Nantes — Saint-Nazaire

  • DAY 4 Saint-Nazaire — Ancenis

  • DAY 5 Ancenis – Bouchemaine — Angers

  • DAY 6 Bouchemaine — The Châteaux of The Loire Valley — Ancenis

  • DAY 7 Nantes, disembark ship, return flight to Boston

Last updated 5/25/2017 4:23:59 PM

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