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Avalon Waterways France Cruise Reviews

Pulling out of Paris to start our trip.
Just checked in to the Tapestry II
Youll miss this in Strasbourg if you leave with the last cruise bus!
Cabin 321
Cruiser Rating
4.6
Very Good
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Cruising the Rhone Northbound

Review for Avalon Poetry II to France

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tdriscollmail
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Our expectations for our cruise on the Rhone were high, but to our surprise Avalon exceeded these expectations consistently. The Poetry II provided superb accommodations in the Room 308 Royal Suite. Housekeeping and the wait staff were professional, thorough, and met any request quickly and completely. I would like to single out Jean-Loup Domart, our cruise director. He was professional, ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Royal Suite with French Balcony


France

Review for Avalon Poetry II to France

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Sidcruise
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Heard Avalon provided a very good river cruise. Had an excellent cruise director (Gayle Walter) and a very attentive crew. The trip was very organized and comfortable. Delicious food. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. A very relaxing way to see France. Disembarkation & embarkation went very smoothly. The crew had very good communication skills and were also just a lot of ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


First time with Avalon

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JenMR
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

First night hotel in Monte Carlo then a four hour coach ride the following day to pick up our ship in Arles, in fact it took over 5 hours because of a crash on the motorway! Ships crew were there to welcome us on board and as we were late dinner was delayed but we had no time to shower and change! Cabin excellent and liked the position of the bed facing the window, nice to lie in bed and ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


RELAXING Provence to Burgundy

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gobba
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Chose itinerary. Loved Provence countryside. Guided tours were always well paced, informative, and the guides were pleasant and very entertaining. The ship was contemporary simple; beautiful really with all the orchids scattered about. Can't say enough about the responsiveness of all staff on the ship. Cruise director, Tony, was outstanding, very involved, always a presence, and attentive to ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Excellent trip

Review for Avalon Tapestry II to France

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Boattripper
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

This was our first river trip and we picked the Seine trip so we could travel along the river and spend a little time in Paris. We made a small mistake with our flights. Boarding doesn't take place until around 4pm but we arrived in Paris much earlier. Avalon have a lounge in a hotel where passengers can wait until the ship is ready. Drinks were available and the area is pleasant to walk around ...
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Sail Date: August 2015


Very nice staterooms and bathroom.

Review for Avalon Poetry II to France

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judi666
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

The Avalon Poetry 2 is a very pretty smaller ship. The staterooms are very nice and the bathroom is the nicest of any cruise vessel I have been on. Everything is immaculately clean. The angling of the bed to look out the window is wonderful. The window opening to make the stateroom into a balcony is also very nice. The downside, is not being able to keep window or curtains open while docked ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Brand New, Very Nice Vessel!

Review for Avalon Tapestry II to France

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cmccrite
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Not my first cruise (39), nor my first river cruise (4th)...I have not cruised with Avalon before, but hope to again. The boat, crew, rooms and food were very good. The tours were wonderful and well organized. Danielle was the tour director and she did an excellent job. We were super lucky with weather as we had sunshine all week which is unusual for Normandy area. I had a cabin (single ...
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Sail Date: April 2015


Dream vacation come true!!

Review for Avalon Creativity to France

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geo212
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Let me start out in the order of events during my families amazing time in Paris and northern France. I chose this vacation in celebration of my Mothers 80th birthday and to also show my appreciation to my Stepfather as well. I have been on many Ocean cruises in the past and was always interested in what it would be like to take a river cruise. Let me tell you, i don't think i would ever go ...
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Sail Date: July 2014


Perfection on the Seine

Review for Avalon Creativity to France

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jkadventures
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

After forty-something ocean cruises, and a continuing disappointment of the direction our favorite lines were taking, we decided to try a river cruise with Avalon Waterways. In a word, the trip was perfection, a term not used lightly but quite appropriate in this case. We chose the Paris to Normandy itinerary as it gave us the chance to visit Paris for a few days prior to the start of the cruise. ...
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Sail Date: May 2014


Beautiful ship, excellent crew, amazing itinerary!

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okaner
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

We just got back from our Paris to Normandy cruise with Avalon and have nothing but positive to say. Embarkation: We arrived a few days early on our own and were able to get directions from the cruise director to give to our taxi driver. We were told to be there between 4 and 5, but due to being a little neurotic arrived at 3:30. As we walked up to the ship to just hang out until 4, the crew saw ...
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Sail Date: April 2014


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