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Wine cruise down the Saone and Rhone

Review for Avalon Scenery to Europe - River Cruise

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carolina husker

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Just returned from a very busy and enjoyable wine-themed cruise through the Burgundy, Beaujolais and Provence regions of Southeastern France. The trip included two days in Paris and one in Monte Carlo, which we extended on both ends. I highly recommend the additional day in Monte Carlo as the coach does not arrive until after noon on the day before checkout. You really need the extra day to ...
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Sail Date: October 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


A Very Good Experience, but A Few Misses

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rogerrma@gmail.com

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We took the cruise from Arles to Chalon Sur Saone on the Scenery after having been met at the Nice Airport by an Avalon-contracted shuttle service, as Avalon also booked our flights and arranged all airport transfers. Basically the land transfer services were spot-on. Our driver from Nice to Monaco (where we stayed the first night) was originally from Brazil and he was great. Knew a great deal ...
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Sail Date: September 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


The Deafness of Avalon's Front Office

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cheme_1

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

So long as one doesn't need to correspond with Avalon's US headquarters in Colorado, their cruises are magnificent. My wife and I have cruised with Avalon 3 times, the latest being their Grand France cruise this past summer. We’ve found everything to always be first class: cruise directors, accommodations, crew, service, cuisine, routes, side excursions, ships—even the scenery. We and our ...
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Sail Date: June 2015


The Best Cruise Ever!!

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Ronal3261@yahoo.com

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We have been on several big line cruises. This was totally different. The ship was in excellent condition. The room had plenty of storage space. The food was wonderful. The wine was always flowing at dinner. The crew was fantastic and attentive. Our cruise director , Danielle was wonderful. All of the walking tours, which were included were great and informative. It was my Mother's ...
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Sail Date: May 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


My first but definitely not my last

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Donnaim

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

This was my first River cruise but it was such an excellent experience I will certainly do another one and go with Avalon. Firstly the location through the south of France was great with beautiful scenery and amazing history. Using the river cruise and with the aid of local guides we were able to explore the towns and villages on the river. The crew on the Avalon were wonderful. Very friendly, ...
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Sail Date: April 2015

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Nicely paced and thoughtfully presented

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gatineaugetaway

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

We did the cruise-only portion of the Paris to Monaco tour package. The ship was sold out months before departure from Chalon-sur-Saone on 02SEP14. Unlike many cruises on the Rhone River which start and return to Lyon repeating most of the river views, the Avalon Scenery begins in Chalon-sur-Saone and finishes at the mouth of the Rhone in Arles using both the lovely and picturesque Saone as well ...
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Sail Date: September 2014

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Avalon did not disapoint

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marlene.girvan

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We sailed with Avalon "Scenery" for a river cruise through Burgundy and Provence, embarking on July 1, 2014-CANADA DAY. When booking the trip over a year ago, space was limited as river cruises are so popular. We chose the upper floor, cabin #305 and the premium was well worth the location for our own reasons. The cabin was more spacious than regular cruise lines we had sailed in the past. The use ...
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Sail Date: July 2014


Grand France, Avalon Scenery and Avalon Creativity

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tassietravellers

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

The Grand France cruise is actually made up of 2 separate cruises, therefore 2 ships, 2 crews , just 25 of us did the whole cruise so we had almost a whole new ship of passengers , so you get to meet a lot of people on this cruise, but only the 1 CD which is great, our CD was Jerome he was with us the whole time, he did a great job and we were very happy with him, he was approachable and very well ...
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Sail Date: June 2014


You will enjoy this cruise

Review for Avalon Scenery to Europe - River Cruise

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Bellagio5151

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

We spent 8 days cruising from near marseille up the Rhone river to the Saone river. Our trip started in Monte Carlo at the Fairmont hotel. I heartily recommend a couple of days cruising around Monte Carlo and shopping. We were coached to just west of marseille where we embarked upon the Scenery. The cruise was exceptionally well organized and the ship's crew were tremendous all the way to the last ...
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Sail Date: May 2014


Excellent trip!!

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sshortliffe

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise from the moment we arrived in Paris to the time we got on our flight home in Nice. The staff were spectacular. We were greater at the airport by a wonderful driver and then when we arrived at the hotel there was a host to help us with all our planning. The rooms were fabulous, clean and well appointed. The ship was the nightlight of the whole trip. The staterooms ...
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Sail Date: April 2014


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