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Enjoy a magical cruise along the Loire and discover medieval castles and the Escal' Atlantic. Explore Saint-Nazaire where you can admire the shipyard where the Queen Mary II was built. Discover the magic of the Chateaux of the Loire and visit Nantes and its historical treasures. You will have the option to attend the Christmas Mass in Ancenis and celebrate Christmas on the Loire in a friendly and festive atmosphere.

Detailed Itinerary

Passengers are welcome to board our ship in Nantes at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we'll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.

Join us for an optional tour of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. This afternoon, join us on an optional excursion to Saint-Nazaire and the Escal' Atlantic, which ingeniously retraces the history of Norman and French ocean liners through a unique experience (Only on pre-booking before departure. Each passenger will be asked to produce a valid passport in order to gain access to the shipyard). Enjoy an animated evening on the theme of Christmas.

The morning will be spent cruising. Join us for an optional excursion to the Muscadet region. We'll pass through several villages that are testimony to the strong winegrowing identity in the region. We'll return to the ship to enjoy our festive Christmas Eve dinner on board. Midnight Mass will be celebrated in Ancenis.

We'll spend this morning cruising towards Chalonnes-sur-Loire. Once we arrive, join us for an optional excursion to Angers. We'll return on board for dinner and an evening of entertainment.

Join us on a full-day excursion to the Châteaux of the Loire Valley, first visiting the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau before continuing on to Chinon, where you'll discover an ancient underground quarry that has been transformed into a wine cellar. We'll finish up our tour with a wine tasting*. After lunch, we'll visit the Château de Chinon. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.


Your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first evening to breakfast on the final day - on board drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower and bathroom - assistance from our onboard multilingual host/hostess - onboard entertainment - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees - full day excursion to the Châteaux of the Loire Valley - Christmas present - Christmas Eve dinner with wines.


Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - optional excursions (must be booked and paid for on board or at your travel agency) - personal expenses - transfer by coach(3) - transfers to/from departure/arrival points.


*Price based on double occupancy

Ship available for this cruise is MS Loire Princesse.

Accommodation available for Pre and Post Cruise on request.

For other amazing cruise itineraries and destinations, please contact our Destination specialists.

(Shore Excursions available on request) No shore excursion on the non listed days.

Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20% (On request)

Valid passport required. Non-EU nationals are advised to consult their embassy or consulate.

    Celebrate Christmas during an unforgettable cruise full of joyful, enchanting surprises.
    Exclusive to CroisiEurope: Celebrate Christmas on the Loire
    Nantes(1), historic capital of Brittany
    Tour of the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau and the Château de Chinon
    Midnight Mass in Ancenis(2-3)
    Christmas present
    Christmas Eve dinner (including wine)                                 

    All meals included - DRINKS INCLUDED with meals and at the bar
    Refined French cuisine - Gala dinner and evening - Welcome cocktail
    Free Wi-Fi onboard
    Headsets are included for excursions
    Official welcome from the captain and crew
    Onboard activities
    Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
    All port fees included

Trip Highlights

Nantes - Saint-Nazaire - Ancenis - Chalonnes-Sur-Loire - Angers - The Châteaux of the loire valley - Nantes

Fixed Departure
22 Dec, 2024

AUD 2,238 P P twin share

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