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jeanhindson
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was our first river cruise and doing quite a few ocean cruises we were not disappointed. Saying that it didn't start off well, the VIP chauffeur service didn't arrive at the time arranged, after a few phone calls a car came to pick ... Read more
Trogcat
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed May 2017
We chose this cruise because we hadn't ever been to Europe and we had a strong desire to see France and especially Omaha Beach. I chose Avalon because of a recommendation of a travel agent and we booked in January while they were offering ... Read more
Barbara.landino
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We wanted to see the Normandy Beaches. That was a high point but all the stops along the Seine had their own appeal. Actually, travelling along the Seine during the day was a relaxing experience. I did some exercises on the top deck as ... Read more
foodpolice
Member Since 2013
7 reviews
52 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We were on the Avalon Creativity October/16 Paris to Normandy Landing cruise. The ship was built in 2009 & has a maximum capacity of 138 passengers. It has 3 decks of staterooms, with a sky deck on 4. The lounge/bar, reception, ... Read more
rameypat
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My husband and I went on this cruise with another couple. We spent 2 days in Paris before embarking. We were worried that the boat would seem too small, that we would feel "trapped" and that we wouldn't want to be going on so ... Read more
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Real cruises
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
What a way to visit Normandie and get a taste of Paris! This was our first cruise of any kind. We are very happy with our choice. From beginning to end all went well. The crew were welcoming, helpful, efficient and professional. ... Read more
James Ellis
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our travel agent recommended Avalon. We wanted to experience Paris and Normandy. The WWII beaches and cemetaries were a goal. We also wanted to experience many of the Cruise daily excursions. We really enjoyed learning (relearning) the ... Read more
floranthony
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We always wanted to see Normandy and the site of the D-Day Invasion. Chose Avalon because it was recommended to us. We were more than satisfied with the whole experience. The food was amazing. There were always enough choices. The ... Read more
SuePo
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We chose the Avalon Paris to Normandy cruise primarily because we wanted to see and learn more about Normandy. It didn't hurt to have Paris included though ! My husband and I felt this was an outstanding experience. The staff on board ... Read more
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pas2445
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
We went on the 8-day Paris to Paris Seine river cruise. We selected Avalon based on reviews and discussions with our Travel Agent. Avalon exceeded our expectations. The service was great. The Food was exceptional and the side ... Read more
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bettyaubin
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
What a great trip Paris to Normandy. The staff were wonderful, the food was excellent - I can't say enough about how happy we were with this trip. The ship was clean, the cabin with a French balcony was roomy enough with great views. ... Read more
jdaven
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
This was our first river cruise. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly, though the dock area was a bit funky and dirty. The excursions were very well done with local guides. That said, there were a couple of excursions that had too ... Read more
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
2 helpful votes
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
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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
CCDave
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
20 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
10 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
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sparty1
Member Since 2007
1 review
1,101 forum post
4 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
465 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
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
2 reviews
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
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