ms Loire Princesse

ms Loire Princesse cruise ship
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Cruise line
CroisiEurope

Current cruise:
5 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Loire, a Royal Legacy
18 Jul, 2018 - 24 Jul, 2018

ms Loire Princesse Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Loire Princesse

Year built2014  /  Age : 4
Flag state France
BuilderChantiers de l’Atlantique (Saint-Nazaire, STX France)
Classpaddle-wheel riverboat
OwnerCroisiEurope
Speed9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
Length (LOA)90 m / 295 ft
Beam (width)15 m / 49 ft
Gross Tonnage1200 gt
Passengers48 - 96
Crew15
Decks3
Cabins48
Decks with cabins2
Christened byJohanna Rolland, Charlotte Britz

Review of ms Loire Princesse

MS Loire Princesse ship cruises on Loire River Loire Valley wine region in northwest France) departing from Nantes (Brittany) on round-trip itineraries. The vessel is powered by 2 side paddlewheels,. The paddlewheel technology allows the boat to be the only one large cruise ship able to navigate Loire River's shallow waters.

The riverboat has 48 passenger cabins (equally sized at 160 ft2 / 15 m2), including 1 cabin for persons with reduced mobility. Main Deck staterooms are with riverview windows (non-opening). All Upper Deck cabins are with floor-to-ceiling windows (slide-opening) and step-out balconies (furnished). As amenities, each stateroom has private bathroom (WC, sink, shower cabin), satellite TV, radio, phone (only for internal calls), dresser table, hairdryer, personal safe, individual air-conditioning.

ms Loire Princesse river cruise ship

The ship's amenities and facilities include a lounge (with a dance floor and its own bar), a dining room (restaurant with patio terrace), sundeck relaxation area (with chaise loungers and deckchairs), gift shop, library, also complimentary bicycles and Wi-Fi Internet usage. The ship’s Loire River cruise itinerary is on the France's longest river leaving from Nantes.

ms Loire Princesse river cruise ship

This river flows northbound from Nevers to Orleans, then westbound through Nantes, reaching the Atlantic Ocean at St Nazaire. The provided by CroisiEurope gourmet dining options on the ship, along with the organized tours with themed food and wine tasting events allow the Loire Princesse's guests to enjoy the local cuisine and French wines along the cruise itinerary routes.

CroisiEurope Loire River cruise itineraries

The Loire Princesse cruises have duration of 6-days (named "The Loire, a Royal legacy") and 8-days (named "The Loire, a Royal river"). Both itineraries are with included overnight stays in all port along the route. Among the tours and excursions along the CroisiEurope's Loire cruise itineraries are:

ms Loire Princesse river cruise ship

  • Nantes (day 1) - embarkation at 6-7 pm, Welcome Cocktail, Dinner and Party on board; an optional excursion offers cruising along Erdre river.
  • Nantes (day 2) - optional guided city tour (included visits to the shopping areas around Graslin Theatre and Passage Pommeraye, also the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany), ship lunch, optional bus tour to Saint Nazaire (included visit to the St Nazaire shipbuilding yard), re-boarding the ship in St Nazaire for dinner
  • St Nazaire (day 3) - morning departure, afternoon arrival in Ancenis; an optional wine-themed excursion offers bus travel along "Muscadet Wine Route" (wine production region), with included La Chapelle Heulin tour and a Loire chateau visit (vineyard, cellars, white wine tasting), visit the town of Clisson and returning to the ship for dinner.
  • Ancenis (day 4) - morning departure (en-route to Bouchemaine) with an optional excursion to Angers (Anjou region's capital) and returning to the ship for dinner.
  • Bouchemaine (day 5) - morning departure to Ancenis; a day-long "Castles of the Loire Valley" excursion offers bus travel to the Azay-le-Rideau castle (located in the middle of river Indre), then to Villandry (lunch, free-time exploration). Follows the afternoon travel to Rigny-Usse Castle and re-boarding the ship in Ancenis (Gala Dinner formal event), nightly cruising to Nantes.
  • Nantes (day 6) - disembarkation at 10 am.

MS Loire Princesse cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative CroisiEurope France cruise rates. They might be different when you book your CroisiEurope Loire river cruise deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. Know, that CroisiEurope cruises in France are price-inclusive of all beverages (coffee, tea, juices, soda drinks, also wine and beer at lunches and dinners), but tours and excursions ashore are optional and cost extra.

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  • Cabin grades number: 3
  • Total number of cabins: 48 (all of which riverview, no suites, 1 for disabled).
  • Cabins - Main Deck (18 double), Upper Deck (30 double, each with a private balcony)
  • Restaurants: restaurant
  • Lounges & Bars: lounge with bar (dance floor), patio, sun deck (chaise lounges), gift shop, wi-fi (payable on board).
  • The Loire Princesse ship cruises on Loire river in France. Departures are from Nantes, with round-trip itineraries.
  • The boat is labelled “Green Ship”, as she was designed with great respect for the environment. One of the fleet's newest members, this CroisiEurope riverboat was christened in Nantes, France, on April 2, 2015, with 2 godmothers (the Mayor of Nantes and the Mayor of Sarrebrucken) and 1 godfather (the General Manager of STX France).
  • The CroisiEurope cruise company is family owned and based in Strasbourg, France. Established in 1976, this premium line operates all aspects of its cruises: from the vessel building (design and construction) to cuisine and hotel services. CroisiEurope is among Europe's largest cruise line companies.
  • CroisiEurope river cruise deals are inclusive of soft drinks and alcohol (wine and beer with lunch and dinner (year-round). The line offers deals inclusive of unlimited drinks during the Europe's high season (April through October) each year. However, unlike most river cruise lines, CroisiEurope charges its guests additionally for shore excursions.

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

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ms Loire Princesse Itineraries 2018

The below listed ms Loire Princesse cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest CroisiEurope fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Nantes cruise port

24 June 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Biking Through the Loire
Prices starting
from $3393
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24 Jun      Departing from Nantes, France   
26 Jun     Nantes, France   
26 Jun     Loire River, France   
26 Jun - 27 Jun     Saint-Nazaire, France(Overnight)   
27 Jun     Saint-Nazaire, France   
27 Jun     Loire River, France   
27 Jun - 28 Jun     Ancenis, France(Overnight)   
28 Jun     Ancenis, France   
29 Jun     Bouchemaine, France(Loire Chateaux)   
30 Jun     Loire River, France   
01 Jul     Ancenis, France   
01 Jul - 02 Jul     Nantes, France(Overnight)   
02 Jul      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

24 June 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Royal Loire River
Prices starting
from $2454
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24 Jun      Departing from Nantes, France   
26 Jun     Saint-Nazaire, France   
26 Jun     Nantes, France   
27 Jun     Nantes, France(Tours ashore)   
27 Jun     Ancenis, France(Afternoon)   
28 Jun     Bouchemaine, France   
29 Jun     Angers, France   
30 Jun     Bouchemaine, France   
01 Jul     Loire River, France (Tours ashore)   
01 Jul     Nantes, France   
02 Jul      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

01 July 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Royal Loire River
Prices starting
from $2949
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01 Jul      Departing from Nantes, France   
03 Jul     Saint-Nazaire, France   
03 Jul     Nantes, France   
04 Jul     Nantes, France(Tours ashore)   
04 Jul     Ancenis, France(Afternoon)   
05 Jul     Bouchemaine, France   
06 Jul     Angers, France   
07 Jul     Bouchemaine, France   
08 Jul     Loire River, France (Tours ashore)   
08 Jul     Nantes, France   
09 Jul      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

08 July 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Loire, a Royal Legacy
Prices starting
from $2308
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08 Jul      Departing from Nantes, France   
10 Jul     Nantes, France   
10 Jul     Saint-Nazaire, France   
11 Jul     Ancenis, France   
12 Jul     Bouchemaine, France   
13 Jul     Ancenis, France(Tours ashore)   
14 Jul      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

08 July 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Loire, a Royal Legacy
Prices starting
from $2308
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08 Jul      Departing from Nantes, France   
10 Jul     Nantes, France   
10 Jul     Saint-Nazaire, France   
11 Jul     Ancenis, France   
12 Jul     Bouchemaine, France   
13 Jul     Ancenis, France(Tours ashore)   
14 Jul      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

18 July 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Loire, a Royal Legacy
Prices starting
from $2308
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18 Jul      Departing from Nantes, France   
20 Jul     Nantes, France   
20 Jul     Saint-Nazaire, France   
21 Jul     Ancenis, France   
22 Jul     Bouchemaine, France   
23 Jul     Ancenis, France(Tours ashore)   
24 Jul      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

18 July 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Loire, a Royal Legacy
Prices starting
from $2308
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18 Jul      Departing from Nantes, France   
20 Jul     Nantes, France   
20 Jul     Saint-Nazaire, France   
21 Jul     Ancenis, France   
22 Jul     Bouchemaine, France   
23 Jul     Ancenis, France(Tours ashore)   
24 Jul      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

23 July 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Royal Loire River
Prices starting
from $2454
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23 Jul      Departing from Nantes, France   
25 Jul     Saint-Nazaire, France   
25 Jul     Nantes, France   
26 Jul     Nantes, France(Tours ashore)   
26 Jul     Ancenis, France(Afternoon)   
27 Jul     Bouchemaine, France   
28 Jul     Angers, France   
29 Jul     Bouchemaine, France   
30 Jul     Loire River, France (Tours ashore)   
30 Jul     Nantes, France   
31 Jul      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

30 July 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Loire, a Royal Legacy
Prices starting
from $2308
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30 Jul      Departing from Nantes, France   
01 Aug     Nantes, France   
01 Aug     Saint-Nazaire, France   
02 Aug     Ancenis, France   
03 Aug     Bouchemaine, France   
04 Aug     Ancenis, France(Tours ashore)   
05 Aug      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

30 July 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Loire, a Royal Legacy
Prices starting
from $2308
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30 Jul      Departing from Nantes, France   
01 Aug     Nantes, France   
01 Aug     Saint-Nazaire, France   
02 Aug     Ancenis, France   
03 Aug     Bouchemaine, France   
04 Aug     Ancenis, France(Tours ashore)   
05 Aug      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

04 August 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Loire, a Royal Legacy
Prices starting
from $1940
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04 Aug      Departing from Nantes, France   
06 Aug     Nantes, France   
06 Aug     Saint-Nazaire, France   
07 Aug     Ancenis, France   
08 Aug     Bouchemaine, France   
09 Aug     Ancenis, France(Tours ashore)   
10 Aug      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

04 August 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Loire, a Royal Legacy
Prices starting
from $1940
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04 Aug      Departing from Nantes, France   
06 Aug     Nantes, France   
06 Aug     Saint-Nazaire, France   
07 Aug     Ancenis, France   
08 Aug     Bouchemaine, France   
09 Aug     Ancenis, France(Tours ashore)   
10 Aug      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

19 August 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Loire, a Royal Legacy
Prices starting
from $1940
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19 Aug      Departing from Nantes, France   
21 Aug     Nantes, France   
21 Aug     Saint-Nazaire, France   
22 Aug     Ancenis, France   
23 Aug     Bouchemaine, France   
24 Aug     Ancenis, France(Tours ashore)   
25 Aug      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

19 August 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Loire, a Royal Legacy
Prices starting
from $1940
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19 Aug      Departing from Nantes, France   
21 Aug     Nantes, France   
21 Aug     Saint-Nazaire, France   
22 Aug     Ancenis, France   
23 Aug     Bouchemaine, France   
24 Aug     Ancenis, France(Tours ashore)   
25 Aug      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

28 September 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Royal Loire River
Prices starting
from $2949
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28 Sep      Departing from Nantes, France   
30 Sep     Saint-Nazaire, France   
30 Sep     Nantes, France   
01 Oct     Nantes, France(Tours ashore)   
01 Oct     Ancenis, France(Afternoon)   
02 Oct     Bouchemaine, France   
03 Oct     Angers, France   
04 Oct     Bouchemaine, France   
05 Oct     Loire River, France (Tours ashore)   
05 Oct     Nantes, France   
06 Oct      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

05 October 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Loire, a Royal Legacy
Prices starting
from $1940
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05 Oct      Departing from Nantes, France   
07 Oct     Nantes, France   
07 Oct     Saint-Nazaire, France   
08 Oct     Ancenis, France   
09 Oct     Bouchemaine, France   
10 Oct     Ancenis, France(Tours ashore)   
11 Oct      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

05 October 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Loire, a Royal Legacy
Prices starting
from $1940
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05 Oct      Departing from Nantes, France   
07 Oct     Nantes, France   
07 Oct     Saint-Nazaire, France   
08 Oct     Ancenis, France   
09 Oct     Bouchemaine, France   
10 Oct     Ancenis, France(Tours ashore)   
11 Oct      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

10 October 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Royal Loire River
Prices starting
from $2283
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10 Oct      Departing from Nantes, France   
12 Oct     Saint-Nazaire, France   
12 Oct     Nantes, France   
13 Oct     Nantes, France(Tours ashore)   
13 Oct     Ancenis, France(Afternoon)   
14 Oct     Bouchemaine, France   
15 Oct     Angers, France   
16 Oct     Bouchemaine, France   
17 Oct     Loire River, France (Tours ashore)   
17 Oct     Nantes, France   
18 Oct      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

22 October 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip Biking Through the Loire
Prices starting
from $3214
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22 Oct      Departing from Nantes, France   
24 Oct     Nantes, France   
24 Oct     Loire River, France   
24 Oct - 25 Oct     Saint-Nazaire, France(Overnight)   
25 Oct     Saint-Nazaire, France   
25 Oct     Loire River, France   
25 Oct - 26 Oct     Ancenis, France(Overnight)   
26 Oct     Ancenis, France   
27 Oct     Bouchemaine, France(Loire Chateaux)   
28 Oct     Loire River, France   
29 Oct     Ancenis, France   
29 Oct - 30 Oct     Nantes, France(Overnight)   
30 Oct      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

22 October 20187 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Royal Loire River
Prices starting
from $2283
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22 Oct      Departing from Nantes, France   
24 Oct     Saint-Nazaire, France   
24 Oct     Nantes, France   
25 Oct     Nantes, France(Tours ashore)   
25 Oct     Ancenis, France(Afternoon)   
26 Oct     Bouchemaine, France   
27 Oct     Angers, France   
28 Oct     Bouchemaine, France   
29 Oct     Loire River, France (Tours ashore)   
29 Oct     Nantes, France   
30 Oct      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

29 October 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Loire, a Royal Legacy
Prices starting
from $1749
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29 Oct      Departing from Nantes, France   
31 Oct     Nantes, France   
31 Oct     Saint-Nazaire, France   
01 Nov     Ancenis, France   
02 Nov     Bouchemaine, France   
03 Nov     Ancenis, France(Tours ashore)   
04 Nov      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

29 October 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip The Loire, a Royal Legacy
Prices starting
from $1749
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29 Oct      Departing from Nantes, France   
31 Oct     Nantes, France   
31 Oct     Saint-Nazaire, France   
01 Nov     Ancenis, France   
02 Nov     Bouchemaine, France   
03 Nov     Ancenis, France(Tours ashore)   
04 Nov      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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Nantes cruise port

22 December 20185 nights / 6 days, round-trip Christmas on the Loire
Prices starting
from $1305
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22 Dec      Departing from Nantes, France   
24 Dec     Nantes, France   
24 Dec     Saint-Nazaire, France   
25 Dec     Ancenis, France   
26 Dec     Bouchemaine, France   
27 Dec     Bouchemaine, France   
28 Dec      Arriving in Nantes, France   

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