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lkemper

1 Review Written

Normandy Cruise

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We had an incredible week-long tour to celebrate a friend's birthday. We chose this cruise based on the itinerary and time spent in Paris. This was my second river cruise, although I've cruised on ocean cruise ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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drewsive

1 Review Written

The best way to cruise.

We wanted to see France and the Sienne River and experience it on a small boat. Didn’t like big cruise boats. Too crowded and too regimented. On a river cruise you can have dinner with other guests or by ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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jpennington

1 Review Written

Excellent Experience

We chose this cruise because we wanted small vessel, low to the water, and slow-moving. No big ships anymore! The service was outstanding and the crew somehow seemed to know everyone by first name after the first ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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JECasey

1 Review Written

Great historical cruise!

We chose this cruise because it had a historical aspect to it. Also, because it was a much more relaxed cruise line. We didn't have to dress up every night for dinner. (no jacket and tie required) All of the tours ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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JackieMeowse

1 Review Written

First Time in Europe!

This was my first trip to Europe. If I were to travel again it would most definitely be with Avalon. The staff was fantastic, tour options were wonderful and I felts as though I was able to see so much in such a ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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vebria

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Spectacular river cruise experience

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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nonnigrampy2

1 Review Written

Wonderful Cruise

I chose this cruise because I wanted to go to Normandy. All the stops were great and our guides were all so interesting. I learned so much about the area. We were so lucky to also have a beautiful weather week. ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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emclark

1 Review Written

French and English Vacation

We were very pleased with our cruise, cruise director and our special history lecturer. We actually picked this cruise because of the history theme and we were not disappointed. The staff met our every need ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Jmsw

2 Reviews Written

Great trip

Loved our ship, Creativity. Our cabin was large - 172 sq ft as opposed to other river cruises where there was only 126 sq ft. Also, the bathroom was roomy and there was enough storage space for two people. And ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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NatalieK

1 Review Written

Perfect Way to See Normandy

We chose this cruise because the itinerary offered options which were interesting for both of us. We also liked having the option to stay over in Paris on our own after disembarking the Creativity. This was our ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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DD1956

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First River Cruise - Seine/France

This was our first river cruise and we put alot of thought into where we wanted to travel. We spent an extra night in Paris and stayed at the Pullman Paris Eiffel Tower. The hotel was fine - room was small but ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Chrissy220463

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Get used to the word NO

This is my third cruise with Avalon and I'm still on the creativity. My first was amazing, second the passion I put up with quite a few no's and can't help you. Like Missing out on food, they pack up 10 minutes ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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jeanhindson

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

First river cruise and certainly not the last

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Trogcat

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Favorite Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date May 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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Ginnyfen

1 Review Written

Amazing

Taking a river cruise in Europe was on my bucket list and the time was finally right. We weren't sure which cruise to choose, but we were so glad we ended up on Avalon Paris to the beaches of Normandy. We arrived ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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foodpolice

13 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Cruising Avalon...just right again

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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James Ellis

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Avalon delivered a very nice experience. Cruise ran like a fine Swiss timepiece.

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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grandma963

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise

We chose this cruise as I wanted to see Monet's Garden and my husband was interested in the Normandy tour. All of the tour guides associated with the cruise were outstanding - easy to understand (English speaking) ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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floranthony

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

More Than Satisfied With the Whole Experience

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 ...
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Sail Date September 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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SuePo

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Time Riverboat Cruise (Paris to Normandy) was Outstanding!

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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pas2445

1 Review Written

Great Experience

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 ...
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Sail Date September 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


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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