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Avalon Waterways Avalon Tapestry II Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

Avalon Waterways
Avalon Tapestry II
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Romantic Cruises


Senior Cruises


River Cruises


Family Cruises


Luxury Cruises


18 Avalon Waterways Avalon Tapestry II Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

Cjenningsrn avatar


2 Reviews Written

Best way to see France.


We chose this cruise based largely on the ports of call offered. We loved the convienance of unpacking just once. The ship is lovely, the staff are very welcoming, and truly work extremely hard to anticipate your ...
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Sail Date October 2019

cschneider12 avatar


1 Review Written

Very nice

We loved this cruise and it’s excursions but the pace was so grueling. If we’ve never been to an area we want to do the excursions but it was exhausting. It would be nice to have a couple of days built in where ...
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Sail Date October 2018

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Bruce Gulley

1 Review Written

Outstanding cruise, food, wine, tours, and scenery

This is our first river cruise. We opted for Avalon to book our flights which included transfers and sure glad we did. We were met at the airport by our escort who loaded our luggage into his car a immediately drove ...
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Sail Date September 2018

Hspierce avatar


1 Review Written

Amazing vacation!

The cruise staff all around was amazing. From the crew to the waiters, to everybody we saw on board. We loved all the activities we could choose from. Being able to pick between included excursions made our ...
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Sail Date June 2018

lexort avatar


1 Review Written

My first experience with a river cruise

Friends who have had very positive experiences with Avalon Waterways, highly recommended it to us. It was our first and all our experiences exceeded our expectations. The crew, each one, was extremely efficient, ...
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Sail Date April 2018

mlinebarger avatar


1 Review Written

It is so true that "you never forget the first time" -- I never will!

We always wanted to travel to France (Paris and Normandy, specifically) and this was the PERFECT way to do that. The comfort with the room was above fantastic and the food and wine was superb! We loved the ...
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Sail Date October 2017

marmitch avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

We felt like we were in a live painting!

We chose this river cruise because we wanted a more personal experience, and to be on a smaller boat than a cruise ship. We had a feeling we would like this more than prior cruises we went on before, but didn't ...
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Sail Date September 2017

fredMon2soon avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

It was like traveling with friends and family

Wow, greeted with champagne, h, ow good is that. My advice to travelers is get to Paris a day early so you are not stressed by the travel. They pick you up at the Airport, they take your luggage, bring you to a ...
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Sail Date August 2017

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mister critic

1 Review Written

Seine & Normandy Cruise

We wanted a cruise that included both Paris & Normandy, so this one fit the bill. The ship is by far the best we have ever sailed. Although you don't spend much time in your cabin, the fact it was so relaxing, ...
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Sail Date October 2016

Carter_CAN avatar


1 Review Written

Paris Lights and Normandy Fights

My wife and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary on board in Paris. We made friends with fellow cruisers as river boats provide a more intimate setting and promote these connections. It was great to be in good ...
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Sail Date October 2016

rosietomato avatar


6 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Normandy Beach, a trip in memory of our fathers.

Both my husbands dad and my dad served in Europe during WWII. My husbands dad was part of the invasion of Normandy as air support. For this reason we wanted to do the Paris to Normandy Beach river cruise. ...
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Sail Date September 2016

bxlady avatar


3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

A Wonderful Cruise on The Seine

We chose this cruise because of where it went and specifically the Tapestry II river boat. We had always wanted to go to visit the Normandy area, specifically the WWII sites and Avalon seemed to have the best ...
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Sail Date September 2016

eatdrinkfly avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful itinerary and great food.

We thought this would be a slow-paced itinerary, since geographically it doesn't cover much ground, but it ended up being quite busy. The included tours were very well organized and had great guides. We had ...
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Sail Date September 2016

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1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The Amazing Cruise Line: Avalon!

I chose this ship originally for the itinerary -- mainly Normandy and Giverney. The Seine River caused a few problems from all the rain it was quite high. We needed to be transported to Rouen to board the ...
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Sail Date June 2016

ThereSheGoesAgain avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Exceeded All Expectations

My husband and I travelled with my brother and his wife on a 7 night cruise from Paris to Normandy and back. We have done several cruises before, but this was our first river cruise and loved the smaller, more ...
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Sail Date June 2015

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Mimi Powers

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Loved the new Tapestry II.

Great embarkation in Paris with 1st class carrying of bags to room by lovely crew member. Our large bags arrived in minutes. Ship is beautiful with lots of lounge space inside and out. Only 98 passengers which is ...
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Sail Date May 2015

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Mimi Powers

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Still working out kinks on safety in hallways

We love cruising rivers in Europe and went on Tapestry I about 6 years ago on Rhine. Tapestry Ii has much better dining area, lounges, rooms, etc. However, they are still working kinks out on safety in the halls. ...
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Sail Date April 2015



1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Paris

I chose this cruise because I had great interest in Normandy. Our ship departed from Paris & we had planned on spending 2 days before boarding to explore the city. I am very glad that we did! Paris is a delightful ...
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Sail Date July 2019

Avalon Tapestry II Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.9
Fitness Recreation3.04.2
Value For Money4.04.7
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