Loire River Cruises

Explore the rich heritage and history of France’s regal Loire Valley on an environmentally-friendly paddlewheeler ship, the first cruise ship on the Loire.

The captivating UNESCO-listed Loire Valley is a colourful tapestry of vineyards, rolling green hills and quaint villages dotted with hundreds of extravagant castles. Take the opportunity to explore the moat-ringed fortresses and fairytale mansions of the Loire including Château d’Azay-le-Rideau, the beautiful gardens at the Château de Villandry and the magical Château d’Ussé, thought to have inspired Charles Perrault when writing Sleeping Beauty. Discover the medieval cities of Nantes, Clisson and Angers, home to the legendary Apocalypse Tapestry, and learn about the maritime traditions of the area at the fascinating Saint Nazaire shipyard. With the chance to taste local wines along the Muscadet Wine Route and sample mouth-watering food, these superb cruises offer a unique opportunity to discover this fantastic region of France.

Loire Princesse

Carrying just 96 passengers, Loire Princesse is specially designed to navigate the Loire and is the only cruise ship on the river. Modern paddlewheel technology ensures the ship is as environmentally friendly as possible. The spacious and contemporary en-suite cabins feature air-conditioning, flat-screen TV and mini bar. Public areas include a stylish restaurant serving delicious French cuisine, a lounge bar with dance floor and a large sun deck ideal for enjoying the magnificent scenery.

  • Royal Legacy of the Loire

    5 Nights - Nantes and Back

    Loire Princesse Loire Princesse

    Discover the legendary beauty of the Royal Loire River and choose from a wide choice of optional excursions on this 5-night cruise from Nantes. Includes complimentary drinks throughout 2022 - Aug, Sep, Oct 2023 - Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct Flight-inclusive package from just £1650pp!

    Loire Valley Fly Cruise Package
    From £0pp
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  • Chambord and Chenonceau to the Loire Valley

    5 Nights - Paris to Nantes

    Loire Princesse Loire Princesse

    Paris, Nantes, Saint-Nazaire, Ancenis, Bouchemaine, Ancenis, Nantes 2022 - Aug, Sep

    Nantes Cruise Only
    From £2002pp
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  • The Loire Valley

    4 Nights - Nantes and Back

    Loire Princesse Loire Princesse

    Enjoy a short-break cruise along the legendary River Loire from Nantes, on a unique paddlewheeler river cruise ship

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  • River Loire Cruise

    7 Nights - Nantes and Back

    Loire Princesse Loire Princesse

    Enjoy the rich heritage and regal history of the Loire Valley and its chateaux on this unique 7-night River Loire itinerary, offering a wide choice of optional excursions and complimentary drinks throughout

    Azay le Rideau, France View Full Details