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7 nights from Bordeaux to Nantes, France

May 22 – 29, 2024
CroisiEurope Cruises MS Loire Princesse

France Bordeaux Gay CruiseAn all-inclusive, France Loire Valley all-gay cruise & 2 pre-cruise nights in Bordeaux. We embark on a cruise on the Royal Loire River whose beauty is legendary. Visit Nantes and The Machines of the Isle of Nantes, a gallery that recreates the imaginary world of the famous writer Jules Verne. Soak up the magical castles of the Loire such as Brissac, the highest castle in France whose monumental facades rise up from its large landscaped park and so much more…

Discover Saint-Nazaire and admire its shipyard and the Escal’Atlantic which immerses you in the world of steamships from the beginnings of their gigantic construction to life on board.

 

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Your LGBT+, all-inclusive, guaranteed full ship charter adventure begins on land with two nights in Bordeaux, the world’s largest urban World Heritage Site, cradling half the city (18 sq km) in its Unesco-listed treasure chest. From the elegant symmetry of place de la Bourse, palaces strung with stone-sculpted mascarons (faces), to tree-shaded boulevards laced with hôtels particuliers (mansions) built for 18th-century wine merchants, Bordeaux architecture is world-class.

 

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Loire Valley All-Gay River Cruise Highlights

• Two nights in a 5-star hotel in central Bordeaux

Welcome reception

• Guided tour of Bordeaux

Five nights on board the 4-Star Croisi Europe Loire Princesse

• See the Machines de l'Île

• Join Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town

• Take an optional Helicopter ride (additional cost to be booked in advance)

Upgraded open bar including wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, mineral, water, coffee & tea (excluding Champanges and wines from the wine list)

• See Saint Nazaire and its shipyard, the embodiment of French pride

• Visit Brissac castle for wine tasting in the cellars

 

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Loire Valley Gay River Cruise Inclusions

• Guaranteed all-LGBT+ charter

• 2 nights hotel accommodation in Bordeaux including daily buffet breakfast

• Welcome reception in Bordeaux

• Transfer from the hotel in Bordeaux to the ship

• Five nights on board the 4-Star CroisiEurope Loire Princesse

• Wine & Beer with lunch and dinner

• Complimentary upgraded beer, wine, spirits and non-alcoholic beverages throughout the cruise

• Superb Dining: all meals included during your cruise

• Complimentary shore excursions offered daily

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• Transfers from the Loire Princesse to Nantes Atlantique Airport (NTE) or Train Station

 

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Your Ship - Loire Princesse

The design of this ship is exclusive to CroisiEurope since it is the first French ship to sail on the Loire, the last "wild river" in France. Built in 2015 in Saint-Nazaire, its specificity lies in its side paddle wheels and shallow-draft. The noble burgundy and pearly colors mingle with copper elements, which give a prestigious character to the interior decoration.

T A “royal” atmosphere to discover the Loire châteaux from the water. A nod to the famous “inexplosibles” that once crisscrossed the Loire: a large fireplace is located in the middle of the lounge.

 

Loire Princesse lounge

 

The welcoming public spaces have large window areas and the cabins on the upper deck have terraces with outdoor furniture. All meals during the cruise are served in the restaurant on the main deck. Onboard fun, music and dancing happen in the lounge / bar on the upper deck, where a cozy patio also provides great landscape views.

The sun deck has deck chairs and sun loungers ideal for relaxing. In the reception area you can admire the mechanism of the paddle wheels during navigation.

 

Loire Princesse Restaurant

 

Restaurant
Located on the main deck, the restaurant is where all meals are served during your cruise. It seats all guests at tables which vary in size with a panoramic view. The atmosphere is casual but elegant.

Lounge Bar With Dancefloor
The lounge tastefully decorated, is located at the front of the ship and offers panoramic views. Cocktails and games, dancing, and other forms of entertainment all happen here.

 

Loire Princesse sun deck

 

Sun Deck
Take advantage of the sun deck to relax! It is equipped with chairs and deckchairs, allowing you to cool off while enjoying a panoramic view of the magnificent landscapes.

Fitness
Start your day by joining us for a morning fitness class on the sun deck.

 

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Entertainment

On a Brand g European river cruise, every night is opening night. Our cruises always include two featured acts (occasionally three) who provide nightly entertainment throughout the cruise.

Although the focus of our cruises is mainly on sightseeing and socializing, we do like to mix in a bit of frivolity as well. With that in mind, we’re planning a couple of themed deck parties during the cruise. If you should choose to participate great, if you’d rather just be a voyeur that is totally fine as well.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

When should I schedule my flights or train?
Arrivals:
You should schedule your arrival to Bordeaux on or before May 22, 2024 by air or train. Your first event will be a welcome cocktail reception at approximately 5:30pm on May 22nd.
Departures:
You should schedule your train from Gar de Nantes or flight from Nantes Atlantique Airport, France (NTE) to depart anytime on May 29th. All guests to disembark by 10:00am.

What arrival and departure transfers are included?
Arrival transfers are provided from the Bordeaux Airport (BOD), or train station to the host hotel.
Departure transfers are provided from the ship to Gar de Nantes (train station) or Nantes Atlantique Airport, France (NTE).

If you extend your stay at in Nantes, you will be provided with a transfer from the ship to that hotel. You will then need to arrange your own transfer to the airport.

Contact our team to ensure arrangements outside of these arrival and departure transfers will be included. Booked guests should provide their arrival and departure details 45 days prior to the trip to ensure transfer availability.

 

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What should I expect on the included shore excursions?
Excursions during your travel program are mostly in groups of 25 people led by expert English speaking local guides. Utilizing wireless audio guides enables you to hear every word of your travel guide at absolutely all times. It provides maximum flexibility and convenience without missing a moment of fascinating commentary and is compatible with hearing aids.

What if I have dietary requirements?
We will make every effort to accommodate special dietary requests. Please inform our office at least 45 days prior to departure of these requests.

Will there be smoking areas?
The comfort and safety of our guests is our first priority. Smoking is not permitted in the suites or enclosed, public areas on board. There is a designated smoking area on the Sun Deck. Land properties will have designated smoking areas.

Is there a dress code?
You are on vacation and the last thing we want to impose is a dress code. We will however appreciate you wearing more than a thong or mankini at dinner and in the bar/performance area. Be as dressed up or down as you see fit as long as you are comfortable and dress appropriately for changeable weather.

 

Fortress of Chaumont Sur Loire

 

What are pre-paid gratuities?
Gratuities are customary expressions of appreciation for a job well done. It is our goal to ensure that the service you receive is as wonderful as the sites you visit. Gratuities for the included portions of this program have been pre-paid. At your own discretion you may choose to provide additional tips.

What are the passport and visa requirements?
Citizens of most countries are required to have a valid passport, which expires at least 3 months after the last day of your travels in The European Union, however, some European countries require 6 months validity. Please check for your specific entry requirements.

Visas are not currently required for US citizens enter The European Union. However, if you are not a member of the European Union, you may be required to register for ETIAS visa waiver. For more information and to apply visit the ETIAS website.

Citizens of all other countries should check with the European Union consulate in their home country to verify entry requirements.

 

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Itinerary

Date

Port

Meals

 22 May Bordeaux, France R
 23 May Bordeaux, France B
 24 May Bordeaux / Nantes / Saint-Nazaire B, D
 25 May Saint-Nazaire / Nantes B, L, D
 26 May Nantes / Ancenis B, L, D
 27 May Ancenis / Chalonnes-Sur-Loire / Angers B, L, D
 28 May Chalonnes-Sur-Loire / The Chateaux of the Loire Valley / Ancenis B, L, D
 29 May Nantes, France B
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Bordeaux, France gay tour

Day 1 - Bordeaux, France
While you can always fly into the Bordeaux–Mérignac Airport (BOD), it’s often less expensive and there are far more flight options when you fly to Paris (CDG) and take the train. With regular trains from Paris to Bordeaux, you can be easily be sipping Grand Cru Classé in the blink of an eye. The TGV Paris Bordeaux route gets you between Paris Montparnasse and Gare de Bordeaux-Saint-Jean in just over 2 hours.

Whether you arrive by plane or train to Bordeaux, you'll be met by our local transfer representative, who will whisk you away to your hotel, Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel. The balance of the day is free time to start exploring this beautiful city.
Meet your fellow guests at a welcome gathering in the early evening, at approximately 5:30pm.
Welcome Reception

 

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Day 2 - Bordeaux, France
After your included breakfast, meet your guides for a tour of Bordeaux exploring the highlights of the city.
Bordeaux, know as “Port of the Moon” is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Stone Bridge, with its 17 arches, crosses the Garonne, offering pedestrians a lovely view over the docks and harbor. Take a stroll through old Bordeaux in the Triangle d'Or and stop at Place des Quinconces, France’s largest public square. The city of Bordeaux is an ideal base for exploring the greater wine region’s unforgettable sights and tastes.
This afternoon and evening is free for you to explore the city on your own.
Breakfast

 

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Day 3 - Bordeaux / Nantes / Saint-Nazaire (Embarkation)
After breakfast, enjoy the full morning to explore further before checking out of the hotel. We'll then begin our scenic journey to the city of Nantes.

After arrival and settling into your cabins, we'll meet the attentive crew of the MS Loire Princesse at a welcome cocktail before dinner. The ship will sail towards Saint-Nazaire.
Tonight, enjoy the first of your Brand g signature entertainers in the ship's lounge.
Breakfast & Dinner

 

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Day 4 - Saint-Nazaire / Nantes
After your first delicious breakfast join us and set off his morning for our tour in Saint Nazaire, a town on the sea.
Saint-Nazaire is best known for its shipbuilding industry, which began in the 19th century. In 1862 the port became the departure and arrival point for France’s first transatlantic crossings to South America thus, Saint-Nazaire became a canter for building ocean liners; the Queen Mary 2 was built here in 2003.
We'll visit Escal' Atlantic, a museum that explores the historic ocean liner experience, and the Saint-Nazaire shipyard, one of the largest shipyards in Europe. This evening we'll board a local boat for a cruise on the Erdre River, one of the most beautiful in France.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

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Day 5 - Nantes / Ancenis
This morning, following breakfast, join the guided tour of Nantes and the Castle of the Dukes of Brittany.
Reborn as one of France’s most dynamic and culturally progressive cities, Nantes is a city that wears its innovation on its sleeve. Populated by artists, engineers, and students, its ever-changing skyline is anchored by medieval roots and a rich maritime heritage.
Set in the historic heart of Nantes, the Château des ducs de Bretagne is the city’s most important historic building, along with the Cathedral St. Pierre. It was built in the late 15th century by François II – the last Duke of Brittany – and later by his daughter, Anne of Brittany, who was twice Queen of France. This castle is filled with six centuries of history, and a palatial residence with sophisticated façades and Renaissance-era loggias.

Back on board indulge in a delicious lunch before setting off on your choice of afternoon excursions.
The included excursion is the Muscadet Wine Route and Clisson, a charming medieval town. The Clisson valley is situated in the département of Loire-Atlantique in the heart of the Nantes vineyards. Here, the grapes for the well-known Muscadet wine are grown. The valley boasts many architectural monuments which are testimony to its splendid past and also illustrate its extraordinary history dating back to the 10th century.
The historical centre of Clisson boasts numerous sights, including the town gate, market halls, the Church of Notre Dame, the valley bridge, the Convent of Cordeliers, the St. Antoine bridge, the viaduct, the Church of the Trinity, the Garenne Valentin, the Chapel of the Templars, the Church of St. Jacques, the mills, the mediaeval fortress and the gardens of Garenne-Lemot with the gardener’s house and Villa Lemot. This 13-hectare park was created in the 19th century on the banks of the Sèvre. The pine trees, grottoes and statues in the picturesque park are also reminiscent of Italy.

OR for an additional fee you can choose to take a Helicopter ride of the Loire from above.

We'll meet back up with the Loire Princesse in Ancenis. Once onboard relax with a cocktail, dinner and another night of Brand g signature entertainment.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Loire gay cruise - Brissac Castle

Day 6 - Ancenis / Chalonnes-Sur-Loire / Angers
Today, we'll cruise towards Chalonnes-sur-Loire. Join us for a tour of Brissac Castle and its cellars complete with a wine-tasting session.
Dubbed as the ‘tallest castle in France’, the Château de Brissac is said to have originally built as a castle by the Counts of Anjou during the 11 th century. During the 15 th century, the château was rebuilt as a fort-like structure by one of Charles VII’s ministers. During the French Wars of Religion, which broke out during the 16 th century, the château was made into his possession by Henry of Navarre (who would later reign as Henry IV of France). When Henry became the King of France, the château was given to Charles II of Cossé as a reward for his support. Charles was also awarded the title ‘Duke of Brissac’.

Tonight on board, enjoy another evening of socializing with your fellow Brand g guests, dinner and more fabulous Brand g entertainment.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

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Day 7 - Chalonnes-Sur-Loire / The Châteaux of the Loire Valley / Ancenis
Today, join us on a full-day excursion to discover the Castles of the Loire Valley.

With its sweeping vineyards and quaint towns, the Loire valley spans 280 kilometres (170 miles) in central France. The entire region is a UNESCO world heritage site, making it the largest one in France.

We'll return on board in Ancenis for tonight's farewell gala dinner and evening, while our ship sails towards Nantes.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

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Day 8 - Nantes (Disembarkation)
Enjoy one last breakfast before disembarking by 10:00 a.m. Your transfer to the train station, airport, or local hotel is included.
Breakfast

 

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Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel

Hotel

Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel
May 22 - 24, 2024

Directly opposite the Grand Théâtre, this 5-star hotel is in the heart of the historic center of Bordeaux. It offers a concierge service, a babysitting service upon request, gourmet restaurants and a 3281 ft² spa and wellness center. New Bordeaux Stadium is 3.7 mi away.

LCD flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi access and Bose Wave radio systems are all standard features of the air-conditioned guest rooms. Each is decorated with 19th-century furnishings and has an elegant marble bathroom with bathtub, bathrobe and slippers.

Intercontinental Bordeaux Le Grand Hotel room

Breakfast can be served directly in the room or selected from the generous buffet. Guests can enjoy views of Bordeaux from the rooftop bar before dining in Le Bordeaux. The hotel's restaurant, Le Pressoir d’Argent, serves innovative and gastronomic dishes created by Gordon Ramsay.

The Spa Guerlain consists of a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, hammam and sauna. The spa has 10 treatment rooms including 2 couple rooms and an outdoor terrace with a hot tub.

Additional pre-program nights available upon request. Please contact us for availability and pricing.

 

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Guests: 96 • Year Built: 2015 • Decks: 3 • Width: 15 m • Lenghth: 88.8 m • Guest Cabins: 48 • Crew: 24

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Loire Valley France All-Gay River Cruise 2024 Rates
Category Description
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Rate
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Regular
Rate
USD $
A - Upper Deck Balcony Stateroom Loire Princesse Upper deck stateroom Upper Deck (221- 225, 227, 233, 235-239, 241, 243-248) Upper Deck staterooms have private open-air balconies accessed via floor-ceiling windows (slide-opening). Their step-out balconies are furnished with two deckchairs. Standard amenities provided in each stateroom (regardless of the cabin category/deck location) include a double bed (Queen-size, convertible to two twins upon request), bedside cabinets, smart HDTV (satellite reception), radio, phone (only for internal calls), a small table with stool, a small wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), an en-suite bathroom (wall-mounted toilet, mirrored single-sink vanity, shower cubicle, hairdryer, toiletries), individual air-conditioning. $ 5,849
$ 6,199
B - Upper Deck Balcony Stateroom Loire Princesse Upper deck stateroom Upper Deck (220). Upper Deck staterooms have private open-air balconies accessed via floor-ceiling windows (slide-opening). Their step-out balconies are furnished with two deckchairs. Standard amenities provided in each stateroom (regardless of the cabin category/deck location) include a double bed (Queen-size, convertible to two twins upon request), bedside cabinets, smart HDTV (satellite reception), radio, phone (only for internal calls), a small table with stool, a small wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), an en-suite bathroom (wall-mounted toilet, mirrored single-sink vanity, shower cubicle, hairdryer, toiletries), individual air-conditioning. $ 5,549
$ 5,899
B1 - Upper Deck Accessible Balcony Stateroom Loire Princesse Upper deck stateroom Upper Deck (219). Cabin 219 is wheelchair-accessible (ADA-certified) room for passengers with reduced mobility.mUpper Deck staterooms have private open-air balconies accessed via floor-ceiling windows (slide-opening). Their step-out balconies are furnished with two deckchairs. Standard amenities provided in each stateroom (regardless of the cabin category/deck location) include a double bed (Queen-size, convertible to two twins upon request), bedside cabinets, smart HDTV (satellite reception), radio, phone (only for internal calls), a small table with stool, a small wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), an en-suite bathroom (wall-mounted toilet, mirrored single-sink vanity, shower cubicle, hairdryer, toiletries), individual air-conditioning. $ 5,549
$ 5,899
C - Upper Deck Balcony Stateroom Loire Princesse Upper deck stateroom Upper Deck (226, 228-232, 234, 240, 242) Upper Deck staterooms have private open-air balconies accessed via floor-ceiling windows (slide-opening). Their step-out balconies are furnished with two deckchairs. Standard amenities provided in each stateroom (regardless of the cabin category/deck location) include a double bed (Queen-size, convertible to two twins upon request), bedside cabinets, smart HDTV (satellite reception), radio, phone (only for internal calls), a small table with stool, a small wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), an en-suite bathroom (wall-mounted toilet, mirrored single-sink vanity, shower cubicle, hairdryer, toiletries), individual air-conditioning. $ 5,349
$ 5,699
A - Main Deck Stateroom Loire Princesse Main deck stateroom Main Deck (103,109, 111-115, 117) Main Deck cabins have two Riverview windows (non-opening) which are designed to give maximum light however not for easy viewing of the outside. Standard amenities provided in each stateroom (regardless of the cabin category/deck location) include a double bed (Queen-size, convertible to two twins upon request), bedside cabinets, smart HDTV (satellite reception), radio, phone (only for internal calls), a small table with stool, a small wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), an en-suite bathroom (wall-mounted toilet, mirrored single-sink vanity, shower cubicle, hairdryer, toiletries), individual air-conditioning. $ 5,049
$ 5,399
C - Single Main Deck Stateroom Loire Princesse Main deck stateroom Lower Deck (114 - 116). Main Deck cabins have two Riverview windows (non-opening, near the ceiling) which are designed to give maximum light however not for easy viewing of the outside. Standard amenities provided in each stateroom (regardless of the cabin category/deck location) include a double bed (Queen-size, convertible to two twins upon request), bedside cabinets, smart HDTV (satellite reception), radio, phone (only for internal calls), a small table with stool, a small wardrobe, electronic safe box (in the closet), an en-suite bathroom (wall-mounted toilet, mirrored single-sink vanity, shower cubicle, hairdryer, toiletries), individual air-conditioning. $ 6,749
$ 7,099
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The fares above are per person USD, based on double occupancy.

Port Charges of $185 per person are additional.

Pre-paid Gratuities of $165 per person are additional.

Initial deposit is $1,500 per person. The balance of the trip is due 120 days before departure on January 23, 2024.

Single Travelers Single supplement of $2,500 applies to single occupancy bookings.

Traveling alone? Ask about our single roommate share program to help you avoid the single supplement charges.

Early Booking Discount Expires Soon!

 

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