Southern France : Avalon Scenery Cruise Review by honumaui
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Destination: Europe - River Cruise
Southern France is absolutely beautiful....I prefer countryside to big cities so this was a perfect itinerary. ... All the ports had an informative walking tour included .While in Vienne we were entertained in the evening by a lovely French Chanteuse..really felt a part of the culture....Tournon was also a lovely stop....and after we sailed we had a Chocolate tasting with Jean Loup..yum yum....In Avignon we visited the Popes Palace ( it was ok but not spectacular)& also chose an optional tour to the Chateauneuf du Pape for wine tasting....which was thoroughly enjoyable. Last stop was Arles with it's huge Roman amphitheater. We also chose an optional tour to an Olive Grove & pressing plant ..very informative and an absolute beautiful location. Another plus for Avalon they include a night in Monaco at the fabulous Fairmont Monte Carlo hotel as part of the package. A wonderful end to the trip was dinner at The Vista Palace Hotel on the Cote D'Azur..a little pricey but well worth it. They don't use the term Vista lightly..Unbelievable views of both France & Monaco at the same time! Jean Lupe was with us until the end and made sure everyone got in the right van for the rides to the airport. Avalon took good care of us ! Less
Cabin review: B228 Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony
Worth the extra money form cat E which is water level portholes...Loved the full french balcony...Views were much better with the full floor to ceiling window . No problem with noise being in the back of the boat except to get to the rear lounge ( where beverages were always available)... you had to walk back to the front of the boat ..go up a level & back to the rear again. ( the direct stairs were crew only ) We didn't mind as we like to walk. Plenty of storage . Bath was small but adequate. Shower was a bit tight..but unless you get a suite..all the rest are the same.Read All Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony (B) Reviews >>
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