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2020

Christmas on the Loire

6 Days - NLO_XMASPP
# Description

Cruise

NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS - BOUCHEMAINE(3) - Angers - BOUCHEMAINE(3) - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - NANTES

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.

Croisi +
All inclusive on board

THE CROISIEUROPE DIFFERENCE

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

CRUISE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Exclusive to CroisiEurope: Celebrate Christmas on the Loire
  • EXCURSIONS INCLUDED:
    • Nantes, historic capital of Brittany
    • Tour of the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau and the Château de Chinon
  • Midnight Mass in Ancenis(1-2)
  • Christmas present
  • Christmas Eve dinner (including wine)

Route

Day 1

22 December: NANTES

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.

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Day 2

23 December: NANTES - SAINT-NAZAIRE

Join us for a tour of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany. This afternoon, join us on an excursion to Saint-Nazaire and the Escal'Atlantic, which ingeniously retraces the history of Norman and French ocean liners through a unique experience (must be booked in advance through your travel agency. A valid form of identification (passport) will be needed to access the site). Enjoy an animated evening on the theme of Christmas.

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Day 3

24 December: SAINT-NAZAIRE - ANCENIS

The morning will be spent cruising. 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 return to the ship to enjoy our festive Christmas Eve dinner on board. Midnight Mass will be celebrated in Ancenis(1-2).

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Day 4

25 December: ANCENIS - BOUCHEMAINE(3) - Angers

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

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Day 5

26 December: BOUCHEMAINE(4) - The Châteaux of the Loire Valley - NANTES

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.

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Day 6

27 December: NANTES

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

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Dates & Prices

START IN 2020
Departure 12/22/2020
Arrival 12/27/2020
FROM $ 1,790 PP
Ship : MS Loire Princesse Ship category : PREMIUM

* Price based on double occupancy

Sales

  • Child discount (2-9 years) : - 20%
Included :
Not included

Your cruise with all meals from dinner on the first evening to breakfast on the final day - onboard drinks included (except for drinks from our special lists) - double-occupancy cabin with shower and bathroom - assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess - onboard entertainment - welcome cocktail - gala dinner - travel assistance and repatriation insurance - all port fees - excursions mentioned in the program - Christmas present - Christmas Eve dinner with wines.

Drinks from our special lists, or drinks ordered during excursions or transfers - cancellation and baggage insurance - personal expenses - transfer by coach(2) - transfers to/from departure/arrival points.

Shore Excursions

Guided tour of Nantes

You'll discover the small streets of the medieval Bouffay quarter and the beautiful Flamboyant-style Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. We'll visit the île Feydeau and its exceptional buildings dating back to the 18th century, and the...

Duration h00 Classic
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Guided tour of Saint Nazaire

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-renowne...

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The Muscadet Region

We'll pass through several villages that are testimony to the strong winegrowing identity in the region. We'll travel to La Chapelle Heulin and stop at the Château Cassemichère (or similar site). This exceptional site invites you...

Duration h00 Classic
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Guided tour of Angers

Angers was the capital of the historical Anjou province and is distinguished not only by its legacy, but also by its modern nature. Angers, particularly rich during the Renaissance, was home to the House of Plantagenet. PLEASE NOTE The order of...

Duration 4h00 Classic
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The Châteaux of the Loire Valley

We'll leave by coach for the Château d'Azay-le-Rideau. Built on a small island in the middle of the Indre River, the château as it is today was built under Francis I by Gilles Berthelot, a wealthy financier who wanted to incorpora...

Duration 10h30 Classic
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Ships

Several ships available for this cruise

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


For navigational safety reasons, the company and the captain are the only authorized persons who can modify the cruise itinerary. 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. The order of the visits can change.

(1) Midnight Mass will be held in French and may take place at another location depending on availability.

(2) Transfer to the church only proposed in case the boat is not moored near the place of worship and is available for an extra fee (€18 per person to be booked and paid for on board).

(3) Depending on mooring availability, the stopover in Bouchemaine could be replaced by a stopover in Chalonnes-sur-Loire.

*Alcohol can be harmful to your health. Please drink in moderation.

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