ms Loire Princesse

ms Loire Princesse Review and Specifications

Specifications of ms Loire Princesse

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Review of ms Loire Princesse

The Loire Princesse boat cruises on Loire River Loire Valley wine region in northwest France) departing from Nantes (Brittany) on round-trip itineraries.

The CroisiEurope Loire Princesse ship has 48 passenger cabins (equally sized at 160 ft2 / 15 m2). 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 cruise ship, Loire river, France 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. 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:

  • 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.

ms Loire Princesse wiki

Year built 2014

Passenger capacity / crew capacity 96 / 15

Dimensions (Gross tonnage weight / LOA length) 1200 tons / 295 ft (90 m)

Flag State (registered in) France

Ship builder STX (France)

Building cost -

Ship owner and Operator CroisiEurope

Christened by -

Official website link croisieurope.travel

Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com

  • Passenger decks: 2 (out of 2)
  • 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.

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ms Loire Princesse Itineraries 2017

The below listed ms Loire Princesse cruise prices on 2017 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
16 April 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Legacy of the Loire
Prices starting
from $2398
17 Apr        Departing from Nantes, France
18 Apr        Nantes, France
18 Apr        Loire River
18 Apr - 19 Apr        Saint-Nazaire, France (Overnight)
19 Apr        Saint-Nazaire, France
19 Apr        Loire River
19 Apr - 20 Apr        Ancenis, France (Overnight)
20 Apr        Ancenis, France
20 Apr - 21 Apr        Bouchemaine, France (Overnight)
21 Apr        Bouchemaine, France
22 Apr        Bouchemaine, France (Loire Chateaux)
23 Apr        Loire River
23 Apr        Nantes, France (Overnight)
23 Apr        Ancenis, France
24 Apr        Arriving in Nantes, France
30 June 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Legacy of the Loire
Prices starting
from $2548
01 Jul        Departing from Nantes, France
02 Jul        Nantes, France
02 Jul        Loire River
02 Jul - 03 Jul        Saint-Nazaire, France (Overnight)
03 Jul        Saint-Nazaire, France
03 Jul        Loire River
03 Jul - 04 Jul        Ancenis, France (Overnight)
04 Jul        Ancenis, France
04 Jul - 05 Jul        Bouchemaine, France (Overnight)
05 Jul        Bouchemaine, France
06 Jul        Bouchemaine, France (Loire Chateaux)
07 Jul        Loire River
07 Jul        Nantes, France (Overnight)
07 Jul        Ancenis, France
08 Jul        Arriving in Nantes, France
11 July 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip The Loire, a royal river
Prices starting
from $2529
12 Jul        Departing from Nantes, France
13 Jul        Nantes, France
13 Jul        Loire River
13 Jul - 14 Jul        Saint-Nazaire, France (Overnight)
14 Jul        Saint-Nazaire, France
14 Jul        Loire River
14 Jul - 15 Jul        Ancenis, France (Overnight)
15 Jul        Ancenis, France
15 Jul - 16 Jul        Angers, France (Overnight)
16 Jul        Angers, France
17 Jul        Angers, France (Loire Chateaux)
18 Jul        Ancenis, France
18 Jul        Loire River
18 Jul - 19 Jul        Nantes, France (Overnight)
19 Jul        Arriving in Nantes, France
15 September 7 nights / 8 days, round-trip Legacy of the Loire
Prices starting
from $2624
16 Sep        Departing from Nantes, France
17 Sep        Nantes, France
17 Sep        Loire River
17 Sep - 18 Sep        Saint-Nazaire, France (Overnight)
18 Sep        Saint-Nazaire, France
18 Sep        Loire River
18 Sep - 19 Sep        Ancenis, France (Overnight)
19 Sep        Ancenis, France
19 Sep - 20 Sep        Bouchemaine, France (Overnight)
20 Sep        Bouchemaine, France
21 Sep        Bouchemaine, France (Loire Chateaux)
22 Sep        Loire River
22 Sep        Nantes, France (Overnight)
22 Sep        Ancenis, France
23 Sep        Arriving in Nantes, France