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Loire River Cruises

Loire River Cruises

Explore the rich heritage and history of France’s regal Loire Valley on an environmentally-friendly paddlewheeler ship, the first cruise ship on the Loire.

The captivating UNESCO-listed Loire Valley is a colourful tapestry of vineyards, rolling green hills and quaint villages dotted with hundreds of extravagant castles. Take the opportunity to explore the moat-ringed fortresses and fairytale mansions of the Loire including Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, the beautiful gardens at the Château de Villandry and the magical Château d’Ussé, thought to have inspired Charles Perrault when writing Sleeping Beauty.

Discover the medieval cities of Nantes, Clisson and Angers, home to the legendary Apocalypse Tapestry, and learn about the maritime traditions of the area at the fascinating Saint Nazaire shipyard. With the chance to taste local wines along the Muscadet Wine Route and sample mouth-watering food, these superb cruises offer a unique opportunity to discover this fantastic region of France.

Loire Princesse

Carrying just 96 passengers, Loire Princesse is specially designed to navigate the Loire and is the only cruise ship on the river. Modern paddlewheel technology ensures the ship is as environmentally friendly as possible. The spacious and contemporary en-suite cabins feature air-conditioning, flat-screen TV and mini bar. Public areas include a stylish restaurant serving delicious French cuisine, a lounge bar with dance floor and a large sun deck ideal for enjoying the magnificent scenery.

All Loire Valley River Cruises

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  • Christmas on the Loire

    CroisiEurope
    Loire Princesse
    Nantes 5 Nights Cruise Only from £976pp Nantes, Saint-Nazaire, Ancenis, Bouchemaine, Nantes
  • Royal Legacy of the Loire

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    Loire Princesse
    Loire Valley 5 Nights Cruise Only from £1019pp Flight-inclusive package from just £1650pp! Nantes, Nantes - Saint-Nazaire, Saint-Nazaire - Ancenis, Ancenis - Bouchemaine - Angers, Bouchemaine - The Chateaux of the Loire Valley - Ancenis, Nantes
  • Royal New Year Cruise on the Loire

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    Loire Princesse
    La Charite Sur Loire 5 Nights Cruise Only from £1335pp Nantes, Saint-Nazaire, Nantes, Ancenis, Bouchemaine, Chalonnes-sur-Loire, Nantes
  • Chambord and Chenonceau to the Loire Valley

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    Loire Princesse
    Nantes 5 Nights Cruise Only from £2002pp Paris, Nantes, Saint-Nazaire, Ancenis, Bouchemaine, Ancenis, Nantes
  • The Loire Valley

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    Loire Princesse
    Chateau Villandry 4 Nights Exclusive Blue Water package with £100pp discount! From just £1279pp! Nantes (France) - Saint Nazaire, Saint Nazaire - Ancenis, Ancenis - Bouchemaine - Angers, Bouchemaine - Ancenis, Nantes  
  • River Loire Cruise

    CroisiEurope
    Loire Princesse
    Azay le Rideau, France 7 Nights Nantes (France), Saint Nazaire - Nantes, Nantes - Ancenis, Ancenis - Bouchemaine, Bouchemaine - Angers, Bouchemaine - Ancenis - Nantes, Nantes