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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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 (7 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 - Nantes, France

  5. 4
    Ancenis, France

  6. 5
    Bouchemaine, France

  7. 6
    Bouchemaine, France

  8. 7
    Bouchemaine, France

  9. 8
    Nantes, France

  10. 9
    Nantes, France

  11. 9
    Transfer to airport

  12. 9
    Return to Canada

Departure date(s) / More information

Montreal & Toronto
2019 Oct. 7, 19


Go on a splendid journey discovering the treasures of the Loire. Visit Nantes and its historical jewels, Guérande protected by its strong ramparts, quoted to be the Dukes of Brittany's favorite and famous for its medieval monuments as well as for its salt marshes, and the Escal'Atlantic of Saint-Nazaire. You will also discover the impressive Cadre Noir at Saumur well known for it master class equestrian skills, as well as the Angevine cliffs rising up to over a hundred meters and offering you an impregnable panorama over the Loire valley. Excursions in a package are not sold separately, and you must purchase your package before leaving Canada ($) :
 

DAY 3: Saint-Nazaire - Nantes
Join us on the optional excursions proposed:

salt marshes of Guérande

Classic: 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). Duration: 4:30 hrs
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Classic: Guided tour of Guérande, a fortified medieval city entirely enclosed by ramparts. We'll discover the process of harvesting Guérande salt, the undeniable symbol of the region. Duration: 4 hrs
Discovery: Hiking in Guérande. Take a hike along the ramparts through the medieval city of Guérande and discover its salt marshes. Duration: 4 hrs
The afternoon will be spent cruising towards Nantes. In the evening, join us on an 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: 2:25 hrs


DAY 4: Nantes - Ancenis
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
Enjoy onboard entertainment as we cruise towards Ancenis this afternoon.

 



DAY 5: Ancenis - Bouchemaine2
Join us on the optional excursions proposed:

Clisson


Classic: The Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town. Duration: 5 hrs
Discovery: Helicopter ride3, the Loire from above (this excursion must be booked in advance through your travel agency). Duration: 10 min
Our cruise continues to Bouchemaine. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.




DAY 6: Bouchemaine2 - Angers
Join us on the optional excursions proposed:

Cadre noir of Saumur

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
In the afternoon, we'll set out for an excursion for both packages: Guided tour of Saumur and the Cadre Noir1, which is on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, and visit of the fortified city of Saumur. Duration: 5 hrs
Enjoy an evening of dancing.


DAY 7: Bouchemaine2 - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley

Villandry Castle


Join us on a full-day included excursion for both packages to discover the Castles of the Loire Valley. Enjoy an evening of entertainment. Duration: 11 hrs
 




DAY 8: Bouchemaine2 - Ancenis - Nantes
Join us on the optional excursions proposed:

Angevine Corniche


Classic: Excursion along the Angevine Corniche with its picturesque villages and many viewing points along the Loire. Duration: 4 hrs
Discovery: Enjoy a scenic bike trip along the Loire River including charming typical villages. Duration: 3 hrs
The afternoon will be spent cruising the Loire towards Nantes. Tonight's our festive gala dinner and evening.



DAY 9: Nantes
Join us on the optional excursions proposed:

Loire Princesse



Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board.

 




Additional information:
1Guided visits do not guarantee that you will see the riders and horses at work during the visit, particularly if the Cadre Noir de Saumur is away, or during competitions.
2Depending 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.
3Subject 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