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The Scenery joined the Avalon fleet in April 2008 introducing the line's Scenery class. It's smaller than its predecessors, carrying just 138 passengers in 67 cabins and two suites. The ship is designed for ...
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carolina husker
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
Just returned from a very busy and enjoyable wine-themed cruise through the Burgundy, Beaujolais and Provence regions of Southeastern France. The trip included two days in Paris and one in Monte Carlo, which we extended on both ends. I ... Read more
rogerrma@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
We took the cruise from Arles to Chalon Sur Saone on the Scenery after having been met at the Nice Airport by an Avalon-contracted shuttle service, as Avalon also booked our flights and arranged all airport transfers. Basically the land ... Read more
cheme_1
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
So long as one doesn't need to correspond with Avalon's US headquarters in Colorado, their cruises are magnificent. My wife and I have cruised with Avalon 3 times, the latest being their Grand France cruise this past summer. We’ve ... Read more
Ronal3261@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
We have been on several big line cruises. This was totally different. The ship was in excellent condition. The room had plenty of storage space. The food was wonderful. The wine was always flowing at dinner. The crew was fantastic ... Read more
Donnaim
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was my first River cruise but it was such an excellent experience I will certainly do another one and go with Avalon. Firstly the location through the south of France was great with beautiful scenery and amazing history. Using the ... Read more
gatineaugetaway
Member Since 2011
1 review
206 forum posts
We did the cruise-only portion of the Paris to Monaco tour package. The ship was sold out months before departure from Chalon-sur-Saone on 02SEP14. Unlike many cruises on the Rhone River which start and return to Lyon repeating most of the ... Read more
marlene.girvan
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
We sailed with Avalon "Scenery" for a river cruise through Burgundy and Provence, embarking on July 1, 2014-CANADA DAY. When booking the trip over a year ago, space was limited as river cruises are so popular. We chose the upper floor, ... Read more
tassietravellers
Member Since 2012
1 review
654 forum posts
The Grand France cruise is actually made up of 2 separate cruises, therefore 2 ships, 2 crews , just 25 of us did the whole cruise so we had almost a whole new ship of passengers , so you get to meet a lot of people on this cruise, but ... Read more
Bellagio5151
Member Since 2008
1 review
We spent 8 days cruising from near marseille up the Rhone river to the Saone river. Our trip started in Monte Carlo at the Fairmont hotel. I heartily recommend a couple of days cruising around Monte Carlo and shopping. We were coached to ... Read more
sshortliffe
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise from the moment we arrived in Paris to the time we got on our flight home in Nice. The staff were spectacular. We were greater at the airport by a wonderful driver and then when we arrived at the hotel ... Read more
Mazeroski@hotmail.com
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2013
My wife and I had a wonderful time on the Avalon Scenery cruise on the Soane and Rhone Rivers and would highly recommend it to anyone who would appreciate the lovely scenery, the medieval towns, the lush vineyards in the company of a ... Read more
Mike8134
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose the Avalon "Grand France" cruise, which is a somewhat misleading term for a combination of two discrete cruises which are also sold separately. The first goes north on the Seine to Rouen on the Creativity, with bus excursions to ... Read more
Abbott28
Member Since 2011
7 reviews
195 forum posts
We selected our cruise on Scenery because of the dates available suiting our timetable. We have previously travelled on Uniworld for a river cruise. The cruise was for 11 days 10 nights starting with a night in Monte carlo and the joining ... Read more
Aussie Chic
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed May 2012
The idea of taking a French river cruise was SO appealing. I had images of us floating lazily down the rivers of France, stopping at lovely old towns to wander around and take in the atmosphere and history, without the hassle of unpacking ... Read more
honumaui
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
164 forum posts
Sailed May 2012
This cruise was the 2nd half of our Grand France trip. The 1st half was aboard the Creativity (Paris to Normandy). If you really want a complete taste of France we strongly recommend doing these back to back cruises. From Paris you are ... Read more
Guapacha
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
Avalon River Cruise on the Scenery, France: Burgundy & Provence, Paris & Chalon to Cote d'Azur, Port Charles & Monte Carlo, March 25-April 5, 2012. We highly and contentedly recommend a River Cruise as a way to enjoy continental ... Read more
Burlington ON
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
130 forum posts
This was our first river cruise - not sure quite what to expect, but the experience FAR exceeded our expectations! Sliding peacefully along the Rhone, watching fishermen, grazing cows, herons, swans, and more swans!, sitting up on the top ... Read more
lutzguy
Member Since 2011
1 review
16 forum posts
We opted to book the Burgundy & Provence river cruise (26 July - 3 Aug) on the Avalon Scenery through a travel agency since we were on a separate trip to Paris the week before with a corporate group. We took the ... Read more
sbw1231
Member Since 2010
1 review
THE SOUTH OF FRANCE AND PARIS ~ APRIL 12-24, 2010 Friends, I've just returned from two memorable weeks in France, one of my favorite countries, and Paris is definitely my favorite city in the world. I've been visiting ... Read more
cruis'n nonna
Member Since 2007
4 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have just returned from a River Cruise on the Avalon Scenery July 26 - Aug. 4th Paris to Nice. Let me start out by saying we were a bit apprehensive since this was our first river cruise, we have been on 7 big cruise ship voyages prior, ... Read more
alexandra cruiser
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
3,583 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Just returned  from a 13 day vacation on Avalon Scenery with 7 nite cruise, 2  nites in Paris, and 1 in Nice. Started in Paris with 2 nite stay at Le Meridian in Montparnese area.Nice rooms and close to Metro.Buffet ... Read more

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