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The Loire Valley, a Royal Legacy

Example 5 Day Cruise aboard MS Loire Princesse
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The Loire Valley Royal Legacy Classic is a 5-day river cruise that takes passengers through the heart of the Loire Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The cruise departs from Nantes and travels south to Ancenis, stopping at some of the most iconic chateaux in the region, including Brissac, Angers, and Saumur. Passengers also have the opportunity to visit the Machines of the Isle of Nantes, a gallery that recreates the imaginary world of the famous writer Jules Verne, and admire the shipyard and the Escal'Atlantic in Saint-Nazaire.
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Highlights
  • Discover Nantes, the city of the Dukes of Brittany
  • Join an exeptional excursion along the Muscadet Wine Route
  • Explore the magical castles of the Loire Valley and gardens of Villandry
  • Enjoy the most beautiful sites along the last untamed river in France
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Activity options vary depending on destination and operator. Activity level is determined by the range and intensity of activities you choose to participate in. Discuss with your Trip Planner which options are best for you.
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Day 1: Nantes | Saint-Nazaire | Embark

Board the ship in Nantes between 6:00 PM. After comfortably settling into the cabins, the crew will be introduced at a welcome cocktail before dinner. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.

Day 2: Nantes | Saint-Nazaire

In the morning, join the excursion available for both packages: a tour of Saint Nazaire (Only available through pre-booking before departure. A valid passport is required for access to the shipyard). The tour includes a visit to Escal'Atlantic, a museum that delves into the historic ocean liner experience, as well as the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, one of Europe's largest shipyards. The return to the ship will take place in Saint-Nazaire.

The afternoon will be spent cruising towards Nantes. Enjoy an evening of dancing.

 

Day 3: Nantes | Ancenis | Chalonnes-Sur-Loire

The vessel sets sail early this morning. Arrive in Ancenis in the early afternoon.

Excursion options:
CLASSIC: Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town.
DISCOVERY: Helicopter ride, the Loire from above. Leaving from Ancenis, experience an unforgettable flight over the Loire River.
 

Day 4: Chalonnes-sur-Loire | The Châteaux Of The Loire Valley | Nantes

Join a full-day excursion for both packages to discover the Castles of the Loire Valley. Return on board in Ancenis. Tonight's the gala dinner and evening. The ship will start sailing towards Nantes.

Day 5: Nantes | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Arrive back in Nantes, and enjoy a buffet breakfast on board. Disembark around 09:00 AM. 

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MS Loire Princesse

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18 double-occupancy cabins equipped with a private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, safe, desk/dresser, flat-screen TV, and telephone. The bed faces the window to better admire the scenery.
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6 double cabins 1 suite equipped with a private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, safe, desk/dresser, flat-screen TV, and telephone. The bed faces the window to better admire the scenery.
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Main Deck- Cat C
23 double cabins 1 single cabin equipped with a private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, safe, desk/dresser, flat-screen TV, and telephone. The bed faces the window to better admire the scenery.
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Upper Deck A
30 cabins (29 double-occupancy cabins, one cabin for persons with reduced mobility) equipped with a private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, safe, desk/dresser, flat-screen TV, and telephone. The bed faces the window to better admire the scenery.
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Upper Deck-Cat B
4 double cabins equipped with a private bathroom with shower, hairdryer, safe, desk/dresser, flat-screen TV, and telephone. The bed faces the window to better admire the scenery.

Notes

20% discount on children between 2-10 years
30% discount for 3rd person in triple cabin
Included
  • 4 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
  • 4 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Access to a 24-7 Emergency line while traveling
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions included in the package selected
  • All port fees
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Drinks from the special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers
  • Cancellation and baggage insurance

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