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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

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.

Cruise Only
5 nights from £1133pp

Fly-Cruise Package
5 nights from £1433pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Loire Valley
  • Nantes

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Save 5% on 2020 departures! Discount applies to cruise cost. Prices shown include discount. Book by 30 Nov 2019

Royal Legacy of the Loire Special Offer

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
  • Flight inclusive package offers return flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • 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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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • October
    • Oct 27th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1193
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1193 Cruise Only from: £1445 Cruise Only from: £1759 Cruise Only from: £2011
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1493 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1745 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2059 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2311

2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 3rd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1133
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1133 Cruise Only from: £1385 Cruise Only from: £1700 Cruise Only from: £1952
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1433 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1685 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2000 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2252
    • Apr 15th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1133
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1133 Cruise Only from: £1385 Cruise Only from: £1700 Cruise Only from: £1952
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1433 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1685 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2000 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2252
  • May
    • May 12th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1283
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1283 Cruise Only from: £1535 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1583 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2402
  • June
    • Jun 1st - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1283
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1283 Cruise Only from: £1535 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1583 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2402
    • Jun 11th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1283
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1283 Cruise Only from: £1535 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1583 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2402
    • Jun 16th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1283
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1283 Cruise Only from: £1535 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1583 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2402
    • Jun 21st - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1283
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1283 Cruise Only from: £1535 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1583 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2402
  • July
    • Jul 1st - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1283
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1283 Cruise Only from: £1535 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1583 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2402
    • Jul 6th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1283
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1283 Cruise Only from: £1535 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1583 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2402
    • Jul 11th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1283
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1283 Cruise Only from: £1535 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1583 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2402
    • Jul 16th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1283
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1283 Cruise Only from: £1535 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1583 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2402
    • Jul 21st - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1283
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1283 Cruise Only from: £1535 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1583 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2402
    • Jul 26th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1283
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1283 Cruise Only from: £1535 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1583 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2402
    • Jul 31st - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1283
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1283 Cruise Only from: £1535 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1583 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2402
  • August
    • Aug 10th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1283
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1283 Cruise Only from: £1535 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1583 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2402
  • September
    • Sep 14th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1283
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1283 Cruise Only from: £1535 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1583 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2402
    • Sep 19th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1283
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1283 Cruise Only from: £1535 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1583 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2402
    • Sep 24th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1283
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1283 Cruise Only from: £1535 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1583 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2402
    • Sep 29th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1283
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1283 Cruise Only from: £1535 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1583 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2402
  • October
    • Oct 11th - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1283
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1283 Cruise Only from: £1535 Cruise Only from: £1850 Cruise Only from: £2102
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1583 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1835 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2150 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2402
    • Oct 23rd - Nantes and back - Sailing on: Loire Princesse From: £1133
      Main Deck Upper Deck Main Deck Single Cabin Upper Deck Single Cabin
      Cruise Only from: £1133 Cruise Only from: £1385 Cruise Only from: £1700 Cruise Only from: £1952
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £1433 Fly-Cruise Package from: £1685 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2000 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2252
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