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7 Night Europe Cruise from Paris

7 Night Europe Cruise from Paris

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Itinerary

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  • Day 1
    Paris
  • Day 2
    Vernon
  • Day 3
    Caudebec
  • Day 4
    Caudebec
  • Day 4
    Normandy
  • Day 5
    Rouen
  • Day 6
    Conflans Ste. Honorine
  • Day 7
    Paris
  • Day 8
    Paris

Avalon Tapestry II

Avalon Tapestry II - Avalon Waterways

Pros

Clever design of river-facing beds and panoramic windows

Cons

Limited evening entertainment; some drinks are not included in the fare

Bottom Line

Good value and a relaxing way to see France


Cruise Reviews

Our group of eight senior citizens arrived in Paris on the day before the cruise started. This gave us time to see a bit of the city, enjoy a relaxing dinner near our hotel, and get a little rest before we left on the cruise. We were ... Read More
Our group of eight senior citizens arrived in Paris on the day before the cruise started. This gave us time to see a bit of the city, enjoy a relaxing dinner near our hotel, and get a little rest before we left on the cruise. We were picked up and taken to the ship, where we had lunch. Our cruise directors arranged for taxi service and we spent the afternoon at the Arc de Triomphe. When we returned to the ship just before sailing time, our luggage had been delivered to our cabins. We unpacked and watched the city float by. The cabins are compact, but well designed to accommodate everything we brought with us. We enjoyed the large windows and the little touches of luxury - Loccitane bath products and the “fire” on our room TV wheN we went to bed each night. The food was delicious and varied and the service was wonderful. We had the same servers throughout the trip and they very quickly learned our eating and drinking preferences and often anticipated our requests. We also loved the warm towels and fruit infused drinks that greeted us when we returned to the ship after excursions. Every part of the ship was spotless and felt comfortable and even homey. The ship docked at places which made the various excursions accessible without spending hours on a bus. The guides were knowledgeable and interesting. They also were very helpful. Our guide in Rouen went out of her way to find a weekend Mass that fit in with our itinerary. The cruise director was readily available and kept us informed of schedules, special activities, and where we needed to be. We focused most of our time on the various excursions, so we were not on the ship for most of the day. We did however, participate in a few activities and enjoyed them. We especially liked a lecture on WWII on the evening before we visited the D Day landing beaches. There was a piano player/singer who entertained in the lounge most evenings. We found him to be pleasant, but we actually were not in the lounge all that much. I would not say that this cruise was geared to children. There was only one child on the cruise and he did not seem happy most of the time. There were no child specific activities. After our cruise ended we spent three days in London. We were transported from the ship to the Eurostar train and the transition went very smoothly. I would definitely use the Avalon Cruise Line again. I recommend it highly. Read Less
Sail Date November 2019
Chose Avalon again because of the classy way they handled the low water situation on the Rhine when we went last year and were sure their professionalism and high quality would not disappoint...and they did not! We love Avalon's ... Read More
Chose Avalon again because of the classy way they handled the low water situation on the Rhine when we went last year and were sure their professionalism and high quality would not disappoint...and they did not! We love Avalon's staterooms and their well organized shore trips as well as the quality of the staff, food...I guess everything! We traveled with my 80+ year old parents who are still very spry (my husband and I are 57 and 61) and the pace of the trip was great for all of us. We enjoyed the combination of busy shore tripping with leisurely cruising along the Seine when we could enjoy the ship and the scenery. We chose the Seine because of the opportunity to visit the beaches, Giverny, the little towns along the way and of course, Paris. The Seine trip is nice as, apart from the unavoidable long drive to the Normandy beach memorials, the shore excursions did not require much in the way of buses. Besides the WWII memorial trip, the only trip that was longer was the optional trip to Honfluers, and that was only 45 mins, I believe. We loved the ability to explore the towns and leisurely walk back to the ship ourselves. The local guides were very good. We especially liked the ones who grew up in the towns we visited and told us cute stories of their experiences. We really enjoyed the onboard crepe lunch and pastry demonstration, both very fun and resulting in delicious treats to eat while enjoying the cruise. Cruise Director Gail was exceptional as well. She was warm, funny, organized and just all around a wonderful director. Because of her shopping guidance in Rouen, I came home with significantly heavier luggage and fewer euros! My parents, when arriving on the Tapestry II, both commented how it was like being at your favorite vacation home! We stayed a couple of extra days in Paris post-cruise, and we stayed at a lovely 4+ star hotel, yet my mom commented, "if this is a 4+ star hotel, then the Avalon is a 7 star!" I think that sums up the service and quality. And one last thing...my parents fell in love with Edourd in the dining room and insisted on getting to dinner asap so that we could sit in his section. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
We chose this ship for its itinerary on the Seine. We were truly looking forward to Vernon and Monet's Garden, which was spectacular, but we fell in love with every inch of France we saw!! Avalon knows how to treat passengers like ... Read More
We chose this ship for its itinerary on the Seine. We were truly looking forward to Vernon and Monet's Garden, which was spectacular, but we fell in love with every inch of France we saw!! Avalon knows how to treat passengers like royalty. From the captain to the chamber maids this crew was exceptionally talented at their job and very eager to assist passengers in any way possible. The cruise director works for a different company, and while she was pleasant enough I felt she had no empathy, and lacked a bit in the customer service area. Unfortunately I became ill on an excursion, and was essentially abandoned. When we did get back to the ship we had to seek her out. It was hours later, and she didn't call, come by the cabin, or leave a note. This ship is clean and beautiful. Every single morsel of food was delicious! Everything was absolutely first class. We stayed in a smaller cabin on Indigo deck, and it was roomier than we'd find on an ocean cruise, and nicely appointed. The bed was roomy and very comfortable. We would most definitely recommend this cruise and would definitely sail with Avalon again. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
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