Day 1: NANTES December 22
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. Tonight, we’ll enjoy dinner followed by an evening entertainment.
DAY 2: NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE December 23
Join us for a tour of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. We’ll return on board for lunch. This afternoon, join us on an excursion to the seaside town of Saint-Nazaire (3). We’ll begin our visit with the Escal’Atlantic, which ingeniously retraces the history of Norman and French ocean liners through a unique experience. Then, we’ll continue on to the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, one of the largest and well-renowned in Europe. Enjoy a “Christmas Tales”-themed evening.
Day 3: SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS December 24
The morning will be spent cruising towards Ancenis, arriving early in the afternoon. Feel free to join us for an excursion to the Muscadet region. We’ll pass through several villages that are testimony to the strong winegrowing identity in the region. We’ll continue toward La Chapelle Heulin and stop at the Château Cassemichère (or similar site.) Then we’ll leave for Clisson, a charming medieval city with 15th century vestiges and a slight Italian feel. We’ll return to the boat to enjoy our festive Christmas Eve dinner on board. Midnight Mass will be celebrated in Ancenis (1).
Day 4: ANCENIS - Angers December 25
As you enjoy our breakfast buffet this morning, our ship will begin to cruise toward Bouchemaine. Once we arrive, join us for an excursion to Angers. We’ll also visit La Doutre, a village-like neighborhood in the heart of the city. We’ll return on board for dinner. Enjoy an evening of entertainment.
Day 5: BOUCHEMAINE - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - NANTES December 26
Join us on a full-day excursion to the Châteaux of the Loire Valley. We’ll leave by coach for the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau. We’ll continue on to Chinon, where you’ll discover an ancient underground quarry that has been transformed into a wine cellar. As we stroll through the impressive tunnels, you’ll learn about the secrets of the most renowned Chinon wines. We'll finish up our tour with a wine tasting. After lunch, we’ll visit the Château of Chinon. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.
Day 6: NANTES December 27
Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. End of our services.