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Avalon Waterways Avalon Poetry II Cruise Reviews

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Avalon Poetry II
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60 Avalon Waterways Avalon Poetry II Cruise Reviews


Daffy42 avatar

Daffy42

1 Review Written

Amazing

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Wanted to do a river cruise in Europe and found this one specializing in wine tasting. We had never gone on an Avalon or river cruise before. We absolutely loved it. Everything was taken care of. We felt ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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tdriscollmail

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruising the Rhone Northbound

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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trek_doc

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

8 days to travel 300 miles!

Firstly a disclaimer this is our first river cruise although we have done a number of cruises on small ships Azamara, Oceana. We embarked in Arle and then went downstream 1 hour to the Camarge. The active ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Sidcruise

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

France

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Louise Kenitzer

1 Review Written

The enchanting cruise up the Rhone!!

I chose this cruise because of the interactive events, Bike Riding, hiking, wine tasting in a cave, wine tasting and hiking, wine tasting and bike riding, helicopter ride over the South of France visiting the ...
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Sail Date August 2019


bulkeley avatar

bulkeley

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable autumn trip down the Rhone

We love river cruising and some friends had recently toured with Avalon and raved about it, so we decided to try this cruise. We were not disappointed. The tour itself was well organized and included a nice ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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LoriandArt

1 Review Written

More than a cruise, a life time memory

We met two other couples in Monaco and traveled together after meeting on a previous sail throughout Tahiti. We selected Avalon because of the stops, the amenities and the reviews of other cruisers. We were not ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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sgowrina

1 Review Written

Great food and wine. Excellent cruise director. Well Organized trips

The region is of great interest to me. The culinary and wine experience was an important reason for my selecting this cruise. I have been on the Danube cruise and am aware of the excellent service provided by ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Dana51

1 Review Written

Lovely sail along the Rhone River in France

I've seen very little of France and this cruise offered important historical sites such as Arles and Avignon. I'd also never been on a riverboat cruise and I wanted to "test" it out.... and it passed, as I am likely ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Uncle G

1 Review Written

Jazz Cruise

This was our second cruise on the Rhone/Seine with Avalon. A great experience, great food and all on board were very accommodating. This was a Jazz themed cruise so we had plenty of different musicians on board. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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jandipietro

1 Review Written

Dream Trip

Everything about this cruise surpassed my expectations. Once we arrived in Cannes at the Carlton our worries were over. We were informed and escorted through every phase of our itinerary. When we arrived on our ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Psychbabs

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Great Avalon River Cruise

We chose Avalon based on experiences from other friends and relatives. They all rave about how good Avalon cruises are- and we agree! The port stops were excellent. We even had a special organ recital at a beautiful ...
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Sail Date June 2018


myron123 avatar

myron123

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Second Cruise with Avalon

We were so impressed with our first cruise on the Rhine with Avalon, the service and the ships were superb. We always wanted to visit the South of France and this was an opportunity to do so in luxury. The Poetry ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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garry15478

1 Review Written

Great Customer Service

Great staff and knowledgeable... - Very well thought out ship of space and still be "simple elegant" style - Cruise director "Tony" was awesome - Food was well matched to the region along with wines ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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sheddj

1 Review Written

Perfect food, service, facilities, amenities, entertainment, tours

The ship was gorgeous, clean and up to date. The triple wide panorama windows gave us a fabulous view. The crew was professional and went above and beyond for our comfort. The staterooms well appointed. The food was ...
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Sail Date April 2018


JenMR avatar

JenMR

1 Review Written

First time with Avalon

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Azzie45

1 Review Written

Paris to Monte Carlo

We choose Avalon because of the cabins on the boats. They are larger than most of the other river boats. The outside wall is literally glass from ceiling to floor. The glass slides so you can open your room to ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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WDE

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Paris to Cannes

Met at airport with private ride to hotel. Easy check in. Down side fast train from Paris to Dijon turned into a 4 hour bus ride because trains were on strike. Food was good, 2 hour dinners got tiring however ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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WDE

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

First time cruise

Cruise in southern France. Met at airport with ride to hotel in Paris, very well organized trip. Luggage was in our room on boat when we arrived as well as in hotel at end of trip when we arrived there as well. ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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turzamx

1 Review Written

South France Vacation

Every aspect of the cruise met or exceeded our expectations. Will recommend to others. Wonderful chance to see countryside. Great tour guides, small groups, reasonably priced optional excursions. Wonderful ship ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Kathleen M.

1 Review Written

The best way to see the south of France!

We chose this cruise for the itinerary through France's historic cities, the views and the opportunities to learn about and enjoy French wines. We were not disappointed from the pre-cruise cocktail party where we ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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g6hr9gbl

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Paris to Monaco - 2017

Traveled with two other couples; found the trip fascinating, from the bullet train ride to the daily small group tours through Central and Southern French cities and towns. The river trip itself was fun and ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Cland004

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

France 2017

We had a wonderful experience on Poetry II. The intercontinental hotel in Nice was fabulous. We were right on the The Mediterranean and had a lovely time befor we got on the ship. We also stayed in the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Rivercruiser44

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good but weather did affect our enjoyment

We chose this cruise because we went on Avalon Tranquility 2 in July and loved it so much. We booked this cruise for some late Summer sun - unfortunately we chose the wrong week for this. The two nights in Paris ...
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Sail Date September 2017


djohnston1 avatar

djohnston1

1 Review Written

All was wonderful with a few exceptions

I always do a lot of research before we take any trip. This was our second European river cruise and our first time with Avalon. I would definitely sail with them again. However the two things that were not great ...
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Sail Date August 2017


Avalon Poetry II Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.8
Dining4.04.4
Entertainment4.03.8
Public Rooms4.04.7
Fitness Recreation3.03.7
FamilyN/A
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