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Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
Great chance to see many different aspects of France. Although this was a wine cruise and we got to experience many different wineries and vineyards we also had the chance to tour the countryside on excursions and see many historical ... Read more
chris c
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
The ship looked appealing. The trip was where we wanted to travel. We tied this in to a bus trip in France also. We spent almost a month in France and thought this would be a good choice to finish our stay. the stateroom was very nice. ... Read more
Cleopatra18
Member Since 2016
1 review
This was our third Avalon River Cruise - prior ones were Paris to Normandy, and Prague to Budapest. We have continued with Avalon because we have been very happy with all aspects of cruise. For this trip, we chose to tour Paris on our ... Read more
gaylebenson
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
My mother, at the age of 89, said she always wanted to see France. After several days in Paris, we travelled south with our tour group by fast rail to Dijon, then by motor coach to board our river boat, Poetry II. We were greeted with ... Read more
judi666
Member Since 2006
1 review
300 forum posts
9 helpful votes
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 ... Read more
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LPatS
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 helpful votes
Three key situations that contributed to an endless list of problems. 1. Avalon knew before we left Paris that the cruise would be interrupted by weather and did not communicate that to us. 2. The actual experience on the boat did not ... Read more
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HamiltonLovebirds
Member Since 2013
4 reviews
5 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Avalon Waterways River Cruise Line lived up to its reputation as an excellent tour company with their client's best interests at heart. Our trip was called Grand France Northbound and we experienced two different Avalon ships: Poetry 11 ... Read more
DavidinBeds
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Our third Avalon cruise but the first on one of the new "suite ships" with the larger cabin. This was the Burgundy/Provence cruise down the Soane and Rhone which started with a couple of days in Paris. The Hotel du ... Read more
KCBDenver
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2015
This is the first review I've written on Cruise Critic but the 8th cruise I've taken on Avalon. I felt I needed to share just how professional, service oriented and wonderful the trips have been with Avalon. This most recent one we ... Read more
Irv458
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
March of 2015 was our 2nd Avalon cruise in 18 months and it is a pleasure to obtain consistent and excellent service. We thoroughly enjoyed the crew , the professional services and Cruise Director Danielle as we went North on the River ... Read more
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oink4848
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
This is the first time we ventured on a river cruise with a total of 18 friends in our group. Our group has travelled extensively both on land and ocean and live in 3 different continents: North America, Australia and Asia. The food ... Read more
jag33437
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
138 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2014
My husband and I have cruised on upscale larger ships and also took a Viking river cruise in China. We looked forward to a new travel experience in Europe. We started in Prague and stayed at the Intercontinental offered by Avalon. On the ... Read more
JoeLynn
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2014
My wife and I recently completed a Danube River cruise aboard the Avalon PoetryII. This was our second river cruise with Avalon. Like the first we were completely satisfied with the ship. Our cabin was nicely decorated and was the size ... Read more
sasha4906
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
My husband and I have been avid ocean cruisers for many years, and decided to try a new cruising experience this year - a river cruise. We chose the above itinerary aboard Avalon Waterways Poetry II because: 1) the itinerary included 2 ... Read more
KittenQ
Member Since 2006
1 review
14 forum posts
Sailed July 2014
Our trip started in Prague. It is a beautiful city, with lots to see and do, especially if you want to attend music concerts. The Inter Continental Prague Hotel is a perfect place to stay and within walking distance of many stores, ... Read more
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reaughj
Member Since 2014
1 review
Wow! We boarded this brand new ship and were immediately impressed, the ship was beautiful, stylish and well appointed. We sailed down the Rhine and up the Moselle River to Remich Luxembourg. The scenery on the Moselle was fantastic with ... Read more
Naval Aviator
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
706 forum posts
While very experienced ocean cruisers this was my wife’s, mine and our traveling companion’s first river cruise. We chose the Avalon Poetry II because of the itinerary, it being a suite ship and the overall good reviews of ... Read more
eblch1
Member Since 2016
1 review
My husband and I have been on many ocean cruises, but we wanted to experience a River Boat cruise. Traveling in France seemed like the perfect opportunity as the smaller ship enabled us to stop at ports that were out of reach for a larger ... Read more
Mornor
Member Since 2016
1 review
Saw this cruise advertised on television and always wanted to do one. My daughter and I did the south of France Seine river cruise. It was absolutely beautiful. Wonderful little countryside towns, magnificent historical buildings, ... Read more

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