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Avalon Waterways Avalon Poetry II Outside Cabin Cruise Reviews

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Wine tasting in Chateau
Departure port of Burgundy-Provence trip
Pretty city of Beune, France - heart of wine tasting
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"Wanted to do a river cruise in Europe and found this one specializing in wine tasting. We had never gone on an Avalon or river cruise before. We absolutely loved it. Everything was taken care of. We felt..."Read More
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Daffy42
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Wanted to do a river cruise in Europe and found this one specializing in wine tasting. We had never gone on an Avalon or river cruise before. We absolutely loved it. Everything was taken care of. We felt pampered from start to finish. The staff on the ship were superb. The cabin was small but adequate since we spent so little time there. The food and wine were excellent. The activities ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


France

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Sidcruise
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Heard Avalon provided a very good river cruise. Had an excellent cruise director (Gayle Walter) and a very attentive crew. The trip was very organized and comfortable. Delicious food. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. A very relaxing way to see France. Disembarkation & embarkation went very smoothly. The crew had very good communication skills and were also just a lot of ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Enjoyable autumn trip down the Rhone

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bulkeley
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We love river cruising and some friends had recently toured with Avalon and raved about it, so we decided to try this cruise. We were not disappointed. The tour itself was well organized and included a nice variety of things to see and do. Local guides were above average, and our tour director was fantastic! It was her last cruise with Avalon and she will certainly leave them poorer for her ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Enjoyed it all.

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Finnley
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We were very pleased with Avalon when we cruised with Avalon 2 years ago. We knew we would want to travel with Avalon again. Everyone from hotel personnel to all ship personnel were so helpful, pleasant and made the experience special. The cruise director, Tony was available and very personable. We enjoyed the excursions, the guides were exceptional. A real bonus was meeting new friends. We ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Exceptionally good wine offerings and trips to local wineries.

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higginp
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We travel to Europe twice a year and have taken a number of river boat cruises. This particular cruise seemed interesting so we booked it. The side trip to Monaco for several days was very pleasant and we took 2 of the recommended bus tours both of which were excellent. The staff on the Poetry II were friendly and attentive. The dining room serving staff were particularly pleasant, very attentive ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


A great cruise through Provence and the Rhône and Soane Rivers.

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Linda74
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted to tour Southern France. This was a wine cruise and we sampled the local wines, visited small villages and enjoyed The French countryside. We flew to Monaco and spent a day there at the Fairmont Monte Carlo Hotel. We were then bussed to Arles to embark on our cruise. The Poetry II is a smaller ship than other Avalon River ships. It was clean, and beautifully designed. Everything ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Great food and wine. Excellent cruise director. Well Organized trips

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sgowrina
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

The region is of great interest to me. The culinary and wine experience was an important reason for my selecting this cruise. I have been on the Danube cruise and am aware of the excellent service provided by Avalon. The food was well planned and executed with a lot of choices. The fruits and veggies were fresh. The main courses were inspired by local cuisine. The desserts were also delicious ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


South France Vacation

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turzamx
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Every aspect of the cruise met or exceeded our expectations. Will recommend to others. Wonderful chance to see countryside. Great tour guides, small groups, reasonably priced optional excursions. Wonderful ship looks brand new with lots of storage in cabin. Cabin service was prompt. Beds were at angle that made movement in the cabin relatively easy. Food was good with the "Bistro" dinner the ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


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