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Avalon Waterways Avalon Tapestry II Cruise Reviews

Avalon Waterways
Avalon Tapestry II
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91 Avalon Waterways Avalon Tapestry II Cruise Reviews


MSYEMY avatar

MSYEMY

1 Review Written

Fabulous cruise on the river Seine

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Avalon and our cruise Paris to Normandy surpassed all our expectations. Where to start...The food. I gained 10 pounds! The food was wonderfully presented, tasted great and was plentiful as was the wine. The ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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sueschaef

1 Review Written

Dream vacation

We chose this cruise based on the recommendation of a friend. The Avalon Tapestry II was the perfect size. Super clean with very comfortable public spaces both inside and outside the ship. Our cabin was clean and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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EMQ

1 Review Written

Superb experience Paris to Normandy with London

This was our first river cruise. We checked several river cruises lines and chose AvalonWaterways because of the panaromic windows in the cabins. We loved the itinerary and the idea of guided tours. We were greeted ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Quillendk

1 Review Written

Tapestry II Normandy Cruise

This location was a place my late husband had always wanted to visit as a WW II history buff. My daughter and I took the cruise in his honor to visit and hear about the times and places he had such avid interest ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Dlarkin

1 Review Written

The only way to see Europe for the first time!

This was our first cruise. We wanted to see the Normandy Beaches, which did not disappoint. We had a WWII historian traveling with us and his presentations were very interesting and insightful! All of the villages ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Awulkan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Very Good Time

We really enjoyed our first river cruise. The main reason we picked this cruise was the Normandy destination and history lectures. They were excellent. We are experienced Ocean Cruise people and frankly the river ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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mateo8bh

1 Review Written

First cruise was a great family adventure

This was my first cruise and it was with my adult relatives. We started from Paris and went to Le Havre with a side trip to Normandy. Each day was 1 or 2 shore excursions that were generally enjoyable as they were ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Hspierce

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


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AlliSummey

1 Review Written

An Unforgettable Experience

We could have not been more pleased with our cruise... everything was exceptional! The service, the cabin, the staff, the food , the total experience. We made memories that we will cherish for a lifetime . I ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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DunkinDonuts

4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Very Nice Ship

We chose this cruise because it was a themed World War 2 history cruise. If we hadn't taken a private tour before getting onboard, I would have left disappointed. The guest lecturer, Nigel Stewart, was able to give ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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NewtonFA

1 Review Written

Exceeded my expectations

Everything about this cruise exceeded my expectations and hopes. This was my first river cruise but won’t be my last. It started when we boarded and relaxed in the lounge while our luggage was delivered to the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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DaveBellshadow

1 Review Written

First River Cruise

This was my first River Cruise and my wife was concerned that I might not like it, because it is uniquely different than the mass market Cruise ships that I have sailed dozens of times. I actually loved the entire ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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grillo.aa

3 Reviews Written

Our Second Avalon Cruise was as Wonderful as our First

My wife and I chose Avalon because we had been on one of their cruises before down the Rhine River and found the service and the cruise director to be excellent. We were not disappointed on this cruise. The cabin ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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lexort

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


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Mj17ak

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Paris to Normandy onboard Avalon Tapestry Ii

This was our first river cruise, so we did not know what to expect. We were familiar with Globus, Avalon’s parent company, and had expectations based on that experience. Our pre-cruise hotel, Pullman Paris Tour ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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altonineil

1 Review Written

Wonderful staff

Chose this ship as part of a college alumni cruise. The entire staff and crew had one goal: our happiness. I watched the captain move heavy ramp equipment up steps along with a crew member, a leader by example. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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JVR519

1 Review Written

FABULOUS experience with Avalon

We had the opportunity to sail in a Panorama Suite on board the Avalon Tapestry II last fall and our experience did not disappoint. Everything about this trip was fabulous, from the flawless execution of ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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mlinebarger

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


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triciadnh

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

We Will Definitely Cruise with Avalon Again!

We chose this cruise because of the itinerary, which included a post cruise stay in London. This was my first time on Avalon, although I have done river cruises with other lines. On board I was very impressed with ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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mabrantley

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing and refreshing

We had a nine year old and could not find a lot of cruise lines that allowed children. She had an excellent time and really enjoyed all the attention. Excellent food, great excursions and the service was ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Jaetea

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Avalon Set the Bar High for Our First Cruise

My husband and I chose Avalon Waterways because we liked the idea of a smaller ship. We liked that a lot of the excursions were included in the price and who can resist laying in bed and looking out on the water ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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diana3912

1 Review Written

Trip of a lifetime

We chose this cruise because we wanted to see the beaches of Normandy and to cruise down the Seine River. We chose this cruise line because English was the first language spoken and because of the beautiful ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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karibee

1 Review Written

The crew made our cruise so very special.

We chose this cruise, because it appealed to all of the travelers in our group. Our travel agent (Vallier Vacations - excellent, by the way) suggested Avalon because of its excellent reputation. We are happy we ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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marmitch

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


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Peter Simpkin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing !

We had never done a river cruise. So we arrived with a little trepidation. Left with love. Food,crew, boat, was perfect. Other passengers were fine, mostly from the US. We fell in with a couple from Canada and ...
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Sail Date August 2017


Avalon Tapestry II Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.8
Dining3.04.8
Entertainment3.04.3
Public Rooms4.04.9
Fitness Recreation3.04.2
Family1.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.7
Service4.04.9
Value For Money4.04.7
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