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Royal New Year Cruise on the Loire

6 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary

DECEMBER 28th: NANTES
Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner.

DECEMBER 29th: NANTES - Saint-Nazaire - NANTES
This morning, we'll set out on a tour of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. In the afternoon, join us for an excursion to the seaside town of Saint-Nazaire and the Escal’Atlantic, which ingeniously retraces the history of Norman and French ocean liners through a unique experience (valid passport mandatory). We'll return on board after our tour.

DECEMBER 30th: NANTES - ANCENIS
We'll spend this morning cruising. Join us for an excursion through the Muscadet region. We'll stop at the Château Cassemichère (or similar site).

DECEMBER 31st: ANCENIS - The Châteaux de la Loire - BOUCHEMAINE(1)
Today will be dedicated to a full-day excursion to the Châteaux of the Loire Valley. We’ll leave by coach for the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau, a French national monument that possesses all the refinement found in the French Renaissance. After lunch, we’ll visit the Château de Chinon. Tonight's our New Year's Eve dinner and evening.

JANUARY 1st: BOUCHEMAINE(1) - Angers - NANTES
Join us for an excursion to Angers which was the capital of the historical Anjou province. We’ll return on board in Chalonnes-sur-Loire and continue sailing towards Nantes. We’ll spend the afternoon cruising. Tonight's our gala dinner and evening.

JANUARY 2nd: NANTES
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 10:00 a.m. End of our services.

River Cruise Highlights
  • Nantes, the historic capital of Brittany
  • Discover the story of the Escal'Atlantic ship
  • Full-day excursion around the Châteaux de la Loire
All This Included
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day
  • Drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship
  • Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • New Year's Eve dinner with wine and a glass of champagne
  • Excursions mentioned in the program
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
 

Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Loire Princesse
 

Notes
  • The cruise schedule may vary according to tides and arrival times at ports of call; the order of the visits may be subject to change.
  • (1) The stopover in Bouchemaine may be replaced by Chalonnes-sur-Loire.
  • For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary.
  • Your passport must be valid for six months beyond the last day of your travels.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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