MS Loire Princesse
8 days on a Deluxe French Barge
Châteaux of the Loire Valley
July, 2015 took the 8 day cruise on the MS Loire Princesse on the Loire river in France. We had a wonderful time.
Very new vessel – very well designed and extremely clean – plenty of room
Rooms with balconies are especially nice for viewing the scenery during the cruise
The top deck is great to have a drink and watch the world go by
Shower in bath is full size – great water pressure
Convenient plugs (be sure you have a converter)
Food is great – 3 courses at lunch and dinner – including duck, venison, lamb, chicken, veal. Buffet breakfast.
All of the staff was great. They speak English very well.
Great excursions from the boat each day – you can choose which ones to prefer – some are free – some you pay extra for
Be sure to take the organic wine tasting tour
Wifi is available in the rooms, but may not work and can be very slow – to the point that at time it is not very useful
River is unreliable – we were not able to go as far as expected because the river was too low – but there was a bus that took us to the expected spot. I did not feel this was an issue.
I would take the cruise again.
Cabin was well designed - plenty of room and places to 'put' things. shower was full size and very nice. Beds comfortable. We had an outside room with a balcony - would recommend that. Everything was so clean and comfortable.