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Royal Legacy of the Loire

Discover the legendary beauty of the Royal Loire River and choose from a wide choice of optional excursions on this wonderful cruise from Nantes. Includes complimentary drinks throughout and onboard activities.

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5 nights from £1019pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Loire Valley
  • Nantes

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Cruise the royal River Loire on paddlewheeler Loire Princesse on this 5-night cruise from Nantes. See the highlights of the Loire valley region including Saint Nazaire, Ancenis, Bouchemaine and Angers.

A choice of optional excursions allow you to tailor your cruise. In Nantes, there is the option to visit The Machines of the Isle of Nantes, a gallery which recreates the imaginary world of famous writer Jules Verne or explore the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany in Nantes. There is also the chance to visit the shipyard of Saint-Nazaire and immerse yourself in the history of the ocean-liner at the wonderful Escal'Atlantic museum.

Journey to the Muscadet Wine Region and perhaps discover the lovely medieval town of Clisson before enjoying a delicious wine-tasting or even get a birds-eye view of the Loire with an optional helicopter trip. Stroll through the historic districts of Angers and see the famous Apocalypse tapestry. Alternatively, perhaps tour the magnificent Brissac Castle, the highest castle in France with its impressive wine cellars before enjoying guided tours of the castles of Ussé, Azay-le-Rideau and the gardens of Villandry during a full day optional excursion to the chateaux of the Loire.

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Day 1 - Nantes

Embark paddlewheeler ship Loire Princesse in Nantes from 6pm. Enjoy a Welcome Cocktail and meet your crew, before dinner and a welcome party on board. There is an optional excursion - board a local boat for a cruise on the Erdre River.

Day 2 - Nantes - Saint-Nazaire

This morning, choose between two optional excursions: a guided tour of Nantes and the remarkable Castle of the Dukes of Brittany or alternatively, explore Machines de l'Île with its secret courtyards and covered passageways. This afternoon, you will have the opportunity to join a optional guided tour Saint-Nazaire and learn about the history of the ocean liner experience at the Escal'Atlantic museum before visiting one of the largest shipyards in Europe; Saint-Nazaire shipyard. Rejoin the ship in Saint-Nazaire and enjoy an evening of dancing. (Passport must be produced to gain access to the shipyard).

Day 3 - Saint-Nazaire - Ancenis

Arrive in Ancenis this afternoon and choose from two optional excursions. Travel along the Muscadet Wine Route and visit the medieval town of Clisson, or opt for the helicopter ride.

Day 4 - Ancenis - Bouchemaine - Angers

Cruise towards Bouchemaine this morning before joining one of the optional shore excursions. Enjoy a guided tour of Angers exploring its fascinating historic districts and visit the famous Apocalypse tapestry. Alternatively, tour the magnificent Brissac Castle and enjoy a wine tasting in the impressive wine cellars. This evening, enjoy entertainment on board the ship.

Day 5 - Bouchemaine - The Chateaux of the Loire Valley - Ancenis

Spend the full day on an optional excursion discovering the Castles of the Loire Valley which are built a small island in the middle of the Indre River. Return to the ship for the wonderful gala dinner before the ship sets sail for Nantes.

Day 6 - Nantes

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

The Captain reserves the right to modify the itinerary in the light of tidal and other conditions.

Price Includes

  • 5-night full board cruise
  • Unlimited complimentary house wine, beer, mineral water and soft drinks on board
  • Entertainment on board
  • Cruise Manager
  • Gala farewell dinner
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Cruise only prices do not include flights or transfers
  • Optional Excursions (some must be pre-booked at least 4 weeks before departure or bookable on board subject to availability)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal insurance and expenses
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2022 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 6th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1412
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    • Jul 11th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1412
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    • Jul 21st - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1412
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      Cruise Only from: £1412 Cruise Only from: £1443 Cruise Only from: £1475 Cruise Only from: £1664 Cruise Only from: £1694 Cruise Only from: £1727
    • Jul 26th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1412
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      Cruise Only from: £1412 Cruise Only from: £1443 Cruise Only from: £1475 Cruise Only from: £1664 Cruise Only from: £1694 Cruise Only from: £1727
    • Jul 31st - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1412
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  • August
    • Aug 10th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1412
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    • Aug 20th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1412
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      Cruise Only from: £1412 Cruise Only from: £1443 Cruise Only from: £1475 Cruise Only from: £1664 Cruise Only from: £1694 Cruise Only from: £1727
    • Aug 25th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1412
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      Cruise Only from: £1412 Cruise Only from: £1443 Cruise Only from: £1475 Cruise Only from: £1664 Cruise Only from: £1694 Cruise Only from: £1727
    • Aug 30th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1412
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      Cruise Only from: £1412 Cruise Only from: £1475 Cruise Only from: £1664 Cruise Only from: £1694 Cruise Only from: £1727
  • September
    • Sep 19th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1412
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    • Sep 24th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1443
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      Cruise Only from: £1443 Cruise Only from: £1475 Cruise Only from: £1664 Cruise Only from: £1694 Cruise Only from: £1727
    • Sep 29th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1412
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      Cruise Only from: £1412 Cruise Only from: £1443 Cruise Only from: £1475 Cruise Only from: £1664 Cruise Only from: £1694 Cruise Only from: £1727
  • October
    • Oct 4th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1412
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      Cruise Only from: £1412 Cruise Only from: £1443 Cruise Only from: £1475 Cruise Only from: £1664 Cruise Only from: £1694 Cruise Only from: £1727
    • Oct 9th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1412
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      Cruise Only from: £1412 Cruise Only from: £1443 Cruise Only from: £1475 Cruise Only from: £1664 Cruise Only from: £1694 Cruise Only from: £1727
    • Oct 14th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1412
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      Cruise Only from: £1412 Cruise Only from: £1443 Cruise Only from: £1475 Cruise Only from: £1664 Cruise Only from: £1694 Cruise Only from: £1727
    • Oct 19th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1412
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      Cruise Only from: £1412 Cruise Only from: £1443 Cruise Only from: £1475 Cruise Only from: £1664 Cruise Only from: £1694 Cruise Only from: £1727
    • Oct 24th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1412
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      Cruise Only from: £1412 Cruise Only from: £1443 Cruise Only from: £1475 Cruise Only from: £1664 Cruise Only from: £1694 Cruise Only from: £1727
    • Oct 29th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1412
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      Cruise Only from: £1412 Cruise Only from: £1443 Cruise Only from: £1475 Cruise Only from: £1664 Cruise Only from: £1694 Cruise Only from: £1727

2023 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 14th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1019
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      Cruise Only from: £1019 Cruise Only from: £1038 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1231 Cruise Only from: £1250 Cruise Only from: £1275
    • Mar 18th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1019
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      Cruise Only from: £1019 Cruise Only from: £1038 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1231 Cruise Only from: £1250 Cruise Only from: £1275
    • Mar 22nd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1019
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      Cruise Only from: £1019 Cruise Only from: £1038 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1231 Cruise Only from: £1250 Cruise Only from: £1275
    • Mar 26th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1019
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      Cruise Only from: £1019 Cruise Only from: £1038 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1231 Cruise Only from: £1250 Cruise Only from: £1275
    • Mar 30th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1019
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      Cruise Only from: £1019 Cruise Only from: £1038 Cruise Only from: £1064 Cruise Only from: £1231 Cruise Only from: £1250 Cruise Only from: £1275
  • April
    • Apr 3rd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1083
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      Cruise Only from: £1083 Cruise Only from: £1110 Cruise Only from: £1136 Cruise Only from: £1294 Cruise Only from: £1322 Cruise Only from: £1348
    • Apr 7th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1083
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      Cruise Only from: £1083 Cruise Only from: £1110 Cruise Only from: £1136 Cruise Only from: £1294 Cruise Only from: £1322 Cruise Only from: £1348
    • Apr 16th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1294
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    • Apr 21st - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1546
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  • May
    • May 1st - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • May 6th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • May 21st - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • May 26th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1713
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  • June
    • Jun 10th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • Jun 15th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • Jun 20th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • Jun 30th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
  • July
    • Jul 5th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • Jul 10th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • Jul 20th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • Jul 25th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • Jul 30th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
  • August
    • Aug 9th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • Aug 14th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • Aug 24th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • Aug 29th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
  • September
    • Sep 18th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • Sep 23rd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • Sep 28th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
  • October
    • Oct 3rd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • Oct 12th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • Oct 17th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • Oct 22nd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776
    • Oct 27th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1462
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      Cruise Only from: £1462 Cruise Only from: £1493 Cruise Only from: £1524 Cruise Only from: £1713 Cruise Only from: £1745 Cruise Only from: £1776

Price Information

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