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Avalon Creativity, the line's eighth new-build, debuted in 2009. Inside and out, the lines are clean and contemporary, though a bit stark for some. It's much like the lobby of a major Swiss bank: beautiful ...
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JClements
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The River Seine Paris to Normandy cruise was wonderfully well organized. The several times that we tied up along side other river cruise ships gave us a chance to see them also. Candidly, a couple of them did look a little more ... Read more
Butchstl
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
Had always wanted to go to the Normandy Beaches and seeing Paris at night was a big plus. The crew on board the ship was a lot of fun to be around. All of the tours were good. Never felt rushed to do anything. Would do another one anytime. ... Read more
lustern
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
The cruise destinations and the wonderful group rate we got for the party of 8 influenced us to choose Avalon. Our ship Creativity was perfect for us. We had excellent service and our cruise directer Nancy was exceptional, she went above ... Read more
Jaxeeee
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
This was a chartered lesbian cruise by Olivia.com and we found all the facilities on the ship, the crew and the schedule was top notch. Our embarkation and disembarkation were seamless, the ship itself was an interesting part of the ... Read more
Prazanjj
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because the price was right and it coincided with a trip some friends were taking to Paris. We met up with them after the cruise. We are VERY glad we chose Avalon and would definitely do it again! The staff was very ... Read more

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CCDave
Member Since 2011
1 review
19 forum posts
3 helpful votes
It was disappointing that there was nothing at all to eat at the Hotel Pullman Montparnasse, where we were taken for the day. There was a hospitality room with coffee that no self-respecting Frenchman would have drunk and lukewarm water ... Read more
toryk46
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
A friend did this cruise two years ago and raved about it so I along with 7 friends booked the same cruise for this June 14th cruise from Paris to the Beaches of Normandie. Everything was fabulous on the boat, the cruise director, the ... Read more
sondraroseborough
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
This was my fourth river cruise on Avalon Waterways. The cruise was excellent as was the food, cruise director, personnel on boar; however, as far as the ship rooms go, they were quite small and the bathroom was particularly small. It was ... Read more
sparty1
Member Since 2007
1 review
983 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This is a brief summary of the first leg of a 2 part cruise from Normandy to Cote d' Zur, France, from Avalon. We started 1 day early with a non-stop flight in Economy+ to CDG. Good flight through Avalon. We had a private shuttle (8 ... Read more
INSIDERS CABIN
Member Since 2007
5 reviews
450 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
As an ocean cruiser with a couple hundred days of cruise travel, (most on HAL), I embarked on the Normandy River Cruise adventure to see if it would be a mode of travel my husband and I would enjoy. The answer is yes- and maybe! To succeed ... Read more

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Toronto Travel Lover
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We really did enjoy this trip! A couple of things that were not so great.. The day we arrived 9am after 3 hrs at the airport at home an 8 hour flight and a 6 hr time difference.. We we greeted at the airport and headed to our bus, good so ... Read more
tasco1023
Member Since 2014
1 review
6 helpful votes
Yesterday we returned from our wonderful vacation along the river Seine on the Avalon Creativity. From the day we entered until our departure, the entire organization.... the food, the staff, the cruise director, the tours, the music and ... Read more
manxnortonman2
Member Since 2009
1 review
4 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
The cruise was brilliant. Avalon's organisation was superb. We had a French balcony room that was very comfortable. The shower was very efficient and didn't steam up the mirrors. The bed had foam toppers on which made it very cosy. The ... Read more
suite_thing
Member Since 2009
1 review
62 forum posts
5 helpful votes
When you market your cruise as Paris to Normandy Beach Landings, you better be prepared to perform at the highest level of expectations on your feature land tour. In that respect Avalon Waterways was a huge disappointment to many on our ... Read more
yuntrips
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
This was our first ever cruise experience and overall we loved it. If you've never tried river cruising you really should. The ship sails along at a leisurely pace and you'd barely know you were moving. There are 3 full meals a day in the ... Read more

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geo212
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
jkadventures
Member Since 2010
7 reviews
63 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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 ... Read more
okaner
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
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. ... Read more
thewildscot
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
Avalon Creativity is a wonderful boat to be on. The room was comfortable and use of space is great. We managed to unpack all four pieces of luggage and store them under the bed. The staff were wonderful, professional and hardworking. The ... Read more
licketysplit
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
The cruise itself was awesome. I was the second-youngest onboard at 52 but I fit right in. Loved the staff, the food. The itinerary was jam-packed. The downside of this trip is as follows: Avalon seemed to book all 120 passengers from ... Read more

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zichau
Member Since 2013
1 review
Given the fact that this was on the lower price end of the other cruise ships for a similar itinerary, it was TOP NOTCH. 5 star * * * * * The onboard experience reminds me of how "it used to be" in the USA. And for a reasonable price. The ... Read more
Got2Cruise
Member Since 2000
5 reviews
5,991 forum posts
2 helpful votes
As veterans of several ocean cruises to many ports including, Europe, Alaska and the Caribbean, we decided to give river cruising a try for a change a pace. We were glad we made the choice. We arranged our air, (Air France, would highly ... Read more
Ready 2 Go Again
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
I can't say enough about the service on the Avalon Creativity. Every member of the crew had a "can do" attitude; went above and beyond to ensure an exceptional guest experience. I do not believe that the word "no" was in any one's ... Read more
massedtuck
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
16 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I received so much helpful information on Cruise Critic before we sailed that I want to share our recent experience on the Avalon Creativity in hope of helping others with their decisions. What follows is a general review of our very ... Read more
honumaui
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
164 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2012
We arrived in Paris early the morning of May 01....since boarding wasn't until later that after noon we were bused to the Montparnasse hotel where we could store our hand luggage. An optional trip to the Eiffel Tower was available but ... Read more

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