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Avalon Waterways
Avalon Creativity
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Traveler rating

Excellent

14

Very Good

2

Average

1

Terrible

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Cruise type

River Cruises

18

Group and Theme Cruises

6

Luxury Cruises

4

Romantic Cruises

3

Family Cruises

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18 Avalon Waterways Avalon Creativity River Cruises Cruise Reviews


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vebria

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Spectacular river cruise experience

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This was our first river cruise after completing over 20 ocean cruises in the past few years and we would do another in a heart beat. We were concerned that the smaller vessel would be too confined after the space ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Barbara.landino

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

All around wonderful

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Real cruises

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A truly wonderful adventure

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, ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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jdaven

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Mixed Review

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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bettyaubin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great introduction to river cruising.

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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lustern

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great relaxing river cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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suite_thing

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Avalon falls short on Normandy beaches experience.

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2014


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yuntrips

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Paris - Normandy Beaches

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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geo212

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Dream vacation come true!!

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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jkadventures

10 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Perfection on the Seine

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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okaner

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful ship, excellent crew, amazing itinerary!

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 ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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zichau

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Seine River Cruise ---- Paris to Rouen

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2013


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Ready 2 Go Again

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Exceptional service on the Seine

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" ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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massedtuck

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

A Wonderful Trip with Avalon

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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honumaui

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Avalon Grand France

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2012


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webfoot

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Grand France with Avalon

Just wanted to make a comment before starting on the review. Avalon includes bottled water in the cabin each day on most ships. The soaps, shampoo, etc., were very nice and definitely an upgrade from our Magnificent ...
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Sail Date April 2010


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langleyvagabond

2 Reviews Written

I have fallen in love with River Cruising

We cruised on the Avalon Creativity in late September. We got really lucky and had fantastic weather. I absolutely fell in love with river cruising. It was awesome that any time you looked out the window or over ...
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Sail Date September 2009


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Airstream1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Creativity Maiden Voyage goes smoothly

My Wife and I took Avalon Waterways Romantic Rhine cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversery, cruising down the Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel this August. It was not only our first cruise it was the ships ...
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Sail Date August 2009


Avalon Creativity Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.7
Dining5.04.6
Entertainment4.03.9
Public Rooms4.04.7
Fitness Recreation4.03.5
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment5.04.4
Service4.04.9
Value For Money5.04.6
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