Discover a different take on the scenic splendour of France. The vessel is spacious yet small enough to sail into the heart of the picturesque region between St. Nazaire and Angers. Savour fine gastronomy amid panoramic views. Sip a cocktail at the lounge bar. Or simply chill out on the sun deck as lush landscapes float by. Enjoy the joie de vivre of river cruising.
Cruise details
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    Gratuities
    Daily gratuities are automatically charged to your on-board account (unless indicated in your inclusions).

Good to Know

  • Currency on board: Euro
About your Ship
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Ship facts

  • Number of decks: 3
  • Double occupancy capacity: 96
  • Total cabins: 48
  • Electric current: 220/240 volts
  • Length: 80 m
  • Beam: 11 m
  • Entered service: 2015

Services

  • 1 restaurant(s)
  • 1 bar(s)
  • Evening entertainment
  • Live music
  • Convenience Store ($)
  • -
  • Gift shop ($)
  • Minimum age to check in without an adult : 21 years old
Itinerary (5 nights)
Departures from Canada
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  1. 1
    Departure from Canada

  2. 2
    Transfer to ship

  3. 2
    Nantes, France

  4. 3
    Saint-Nazaire, France

  5. 4
    Ancenis, France

  6. 5
    Bouchemaine, France

  7. 6
    Bouchemaine, France

  8. 7
    Nantes, France

  9. 7
    Transfer to airport

  10. 7
    Return to Canada

Departure date(s) / More information

Montreal & Vancouver
2019 June 24, 30; July 24, 29; Aug. 28; Sept. 2

Quebec City & Calgary
2019 July 24; Aug. 28


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 such as Brissac, the highest castle in France whose monumental facades rise up from its large landscaped park. Excursions in a package are not sold separately, and you must purchase your package before leaving Canada ($) :
 

DAY 2: Nantes

Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul of Nantes


Join us on an optional excursion for both packages: we'll board a local boat for a cruise on the Erdre River, one of the most beautiful in France. Duration: 2:45



 


DAY 3: Saint-Nazaire - Nantes
This morning, join us on the optional excursions proposed:

Castle of the Dukes of Brittany

Classic: Guided tour of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. Duration: 4:30 hrs
Discovery: Nantes, the Machines de l'Île, secret courtyards and covered passageways. Duration: 4 hrs
In the afternoon, take part in our 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. Duration: 4:30 hrs


DAY 4: Saint-Nazaire - Ancenis
We'll spend this morning cruising towards Ancenis. In the afternoon, join us on the optional excursions proposed:

Clisson


Classic: The Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town. Duration: 5 hrs
Discovery: Helicopter ride2, the Loire from above (this excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency). Duration: 10 min

 



DAY 5: Ancenis - Bouchemaine1 - Angers
We'll cruise towards Bouchemaine. Join us on the optional excursions proposed:

Château d’Angers


Classic: Guided tour of Angers, its historic districts and the famous Apocalypse tapestry. Duration: 4 hrs
Discovery: Tour of Brissac castle and its cellars complete with a wine-tasting session. Duration: 4 hrs
Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

 



DAY 6: Bouchemaine1 - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - Ancenis

Château d’Azay-le-Rideau


Join us on a full-day included excursion for both packagesto 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. Duration: 11 hrs


 


DAY 7: Nantes

Loire Princesse



Enjoy one last buffet breakfast before disembarking at 10:00 a.m.

 




Additional information:
1Depending 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.
2Subject to availability and favorable weather conditions.

Inclusions
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For travel between April 1, 2019 and October 31, 2019

Cruise Package

All meals included (FAP) meal plan :

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General inclusions :
  • Roundtrip flight in Economy Class (package only)
  • Cruise
  • Roundtrip transfers between airport and port
  • Service of a representative at destination
Cabins
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  • Ocean View Cabin – Main Deck > Ø

    Ocean View Cabin - Main Deck
    • WiFi
    • In-room safe
    • Satellite TV
    • 220/240 volts
    • Up to 2 people :
    • Non-smoking room
    • 1 double bed or 2 single beds
    • Bathroom with shower only
      • Shower : Regular
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Hairdryer
  • Cabin with Balcony – Upper Deck > Ø

    Ocean View Cabin - Upper Deck
    • WiFi
    • In-room safe
    • Satellite TV
    • 220/240 volts
    • Ocean View
    • Up to 2 people :
    • Non-smoking room
    • 1 double bed or 2 single beds
    • Bathroom with shower only
      • Shower : Regular
    • Individual air-conditioning
    • Radio/alarm clock
    • Hairdryer
Internet
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Free Wi-FI available on board in designated areas
Restaurants / Bars
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  • This information is for informational purposes only and can change depending of the occupancy and season.
  • Restaurant(s)

    • Restaurant
      Image bar
      • Breakfast : Buffet
      • Lunch : Main dining room
      • Dinner : Main dining room
      • Air conditioning
      • Evening dress code: Casual
      Breakfast: 7:30 to 9 am
      Lunch: 12 pm
      Dinner: 7 pm
      Location : Main Deck
  • Bar(s)

    • Lounge Bar
      Image bar
      • Lounge
      • Local drinks
      • International drinks ($)
      • Premium drinks ($)
      Location: Upper Deck