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A memorable cruising experience on board MS Loire Princesse

MS Loire Princesse - Loire River Cruise

A memorable cruising experience on board MS Loire Princesse
See the grandeur of France from a different perspective as you sail down the Loire River on board a 5-star cruise ship.
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Experience  a wonderful journey on board a 5-star cruise ship

Opportunities to visit awesome tourist attractions in   Nantes,  Saint Nazaire,   Ancenis, Angers and the Loire Valley

Built in 2014 with 2 decks and 48 cabins that can accommodate up to 96 passengers, MS Loire Princesse offers a splendid cruising experience in the enchanting region of Pays de la Loire. Stay in a stylish cabin and take advantage of the ship’s upscale facilities, such as the lounge bar, dining room, large sun deck with deck chairs, and free Wi-Fi. Join exciting shore excursions to see the highlights of Nantes, Saint-Nazaire, Ancenis, Angers and the Loire Valley. Visit one of Europe’s largest shipyards, admire stunning castles, and don’t miss a thrilling helicopter ride over the region. Enjoy a gala dinner before returning to Nantes to finish the cruise.


2020 Guaranteed Departure Dates

03 & 15 April

12 May

11, 16 & 21 June

01, 06, 11, 16, 21, 26 & 31 July

10 August

14, 19 & 29 September

11 & 23 October

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5-night cabin accommodation
All meals on board as per itinerary
Unlimited complimentary onboard beverages
Free Wi-Fi
Shore excursions with wireless audio system
Captain's welcome cocktail reception and farewell gala dinner
Assistance from the onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
Onboard professional entertainment and crew team show
Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
All port fees


  • All drinks on the wine list, as well as all drinks taken while on excursions or transfers, including champagne ordered at the bar.
  • Optional excursions


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Day 1

You are welcome to board the ship at 6:00 pm. After comfortably settling into your cabins, meet the crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. 

Day 2
Nantes - Saint-Nazaire

This morning, explore the city of Nantes with these optional excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany.

DISCOVERY: Explore Nantes, the Machines de l'Île, secret courtyards and covered passageways.

In the afternoon, take part in our optional excursion for both packages:

Tour of Saint Nazaire, a town on the sea. You will 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. Each passenger will be asked to produce a valid passport in order to gain access to the shipyard). Return on board in Saint-Nazaire. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Saint Nazaire - Ancenis

Spend this morning cruising towards Ancenis. In the afternoon, join the group for the optional excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: The Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town.

DISCOVERY: Helicopter ride,  the Loire from above.* (This excursion must be booked in advance.) 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Ancenis - Bouchemaine - Angers

Cruise towards Bouchemaine.**  Take on any of the optional excursions proposed:

CLASSIC: Guided tour of Angers, its historic districts and the famous Apocalypse tapestry.***

DISCOVERY: Tour of Brissac castle and its cellars complete with a wine-tasting session.

Enjoy an evening of entertainment. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Bouchemaine - Chateaux of Loire - Ancenis

Discover the magnificent chateaux of the Loire Valley with a full-day included excursion for both packages to discover the castles of the Loire Valley. Return on board in Ancenis. Tonight's the gala dinner. The ship will start sailing towards Nantes. 

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast before disembarking at 10:00 am. End of cruise. 


Additional information

Official language
5 nights
from AUD2,208
per person, twin share
03 April - 23 October 2020
France & Monaco Brochure

Optional Extras

Some excursions must be booked in advance, including:

  • Saint-Nazaire shipyard tour
  • Helicopter ride in Ancenis
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Important notes

  • *Helicopter ride is subject to availability and favourable weather conditions.
  • **Depending 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.
  • ***Apocalypse tapestry site is closed on January 1st, May 1st, November 1st and 11th, and December 25th.


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