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As veterans of several ocean cruises to many ports including, Europe, Alaska and the Caribbean, we decided to give river cruising a try for a change a pace. We were glad we made the choice. We arranged our air, (Air France, would highly ... Read More
As veterans of several ocean cruises to many ports including, Europe, Alaska and the Caribbean, we decided to give river cruising a try for a change a pace. We were glad we made the choice. We arranged our air, (Air France, would highly recommend them, free wine, even in coach} and pre-cruise extension, a lovely small boutique hotel near the Orsay and Louvre museum, independently. Avalon uses the Pullman Paris Montparnasse for their extensions, and unless you are traveling with a group that needs a block of rooms, I would not stay in the Montparnasse area for holiday. There are so many other wonderful choices in Paris in different price ranges. Research here on CC or Trip Advisor for ideas in your price range. Regardless if you pay for an air/hotel transfer through Avalon, Avalon has you arrive at the Pullman and transfers you to the Creativity for free. The Ship -- The condition of the Creativity is pristine, everything is kept in top condition. We booked the Aquarium Class cabins, which were 17O sq. ft. the same size as all other cabins except the two suites on board. The cabin had two large windows, plenty of storage. The bathroom had plenty of room and was larger than many ocean ship bathrooms. Robes and slippers were provided. The cabin steward cleaned your cabin every morning, and then turned down your bedding, placed a chocolate on your pillow, and turned on the fireplace channel each evening. Food and Wine -- Now for the most important aspect of any holiday. Food and Wine. We felt that the quality of the meals on the Avalon Creativity was better than any ocean cruise ship we have been on. Yes, the choice might be limited, and the portions slightly smaller, but the portions are still more than ample. We especially appreciated that much of the food came from the region. The bread, the cheese, the wine, all of the specialties of the region was served. One dinner there were two French chefs invited on board to prepare their specialties. Each night on the menu, there is a flag next to the choice of the specialty of the region. We usually chose that. The service staff was awesome. We found one waiter that we particularly liked and sat at his station each night. The wine offered is from the region also. How can you go wrong with French wine? The waiter and head bartender made certain your glass was always full. Never did we have to ask for more. The dining room was run very efficiently, with the chef, the maitre'd, and the hotel manager each in attendance watching over every aspect of the meal. I just want to add that even though breakfast and lunch is listed as "a buffet", there is a menu on the table and you may order the special of the day from your waiter. I usually did this at lunch, because I prefer to eat a simple sandwich than a variety of rich foods. There is a lounge where there is a fancy coffee machine similar to one found in Starbucks where you can make your own lattes, espresso, etc. Cookies and fruit and juice is also available. Each night they offer snacks at 1O:3O p.m. but we never looked because we were still full from dinner. Ports and Excursions -- The management of the excursions on a river cruise is done by the Cruise Director. Our Cruise Director, Yvette did a wonderful job explaining all of the ports and different excursions. Our particular sailing had us arriving in Paris on Bastille Day. Which was wonderful!!! But, the problem was we had to arrive in Paris before Bastille Day because the all of the locks would be shut down and we wouldn't be able to arrive in Paris at all. Yvette was able to change some of the excursions so all excursions advertised were able to be completed. All the of the excursions, free and optional were excellent. The excursion to the Normandy Landing Beaches exceeded my expectations. The guides were well informed and passionate about the subject. On this day, lunch was part of the excursion, and was offered at a lovely restaurant, offering a lovely french lunch. The extra touch that I appreciated was that at the cemetery, each couple was given a rose to place at a grave. A special ceremony of the National Anthem, taps, and a moment of silence was given. It was very moving. All the other excursions were very worthwhile also. Giverny, to experience Monet's gardens; Rouen showed you the half-timber houses and where Joan of Arc was burned at the stake; Also, in Rouen at 11 p.m. there is a special light show on the cathedral; Option tour to Honfleur, this is where we experienced some Normandy specialties, especially cider; Les Andelys, we walked up the hill to Chateau Gaillard, home of Richard the Lionhearted; Auvers-Sur-Oise, where Vincent Van Gough committed suicide; Versailles, you need to experience the palace and gardens in order to believe it; Paris overview tour, even though we were in Paris two days previously, this tour showed us many things we did not see. We also took the optional tour to Montmartre. When we returned from the excursion, crew members were waiting with wet washcloths and glasses of ice tea. River Cruise Extras -- There were some special events that Yvette arranged for our pleasure on the boat. Our favorite was a classical music concert. Another outstanding event was a Normandy Beaches lecture on the evening prior to our excursion given by a well known historian. We learned much from Yvette's lecture on French wine and cheese. The crew member show is hysterically funny, you need to go. Going through the locks is an interesting experience, you will travel though several. Also, in some ports you will find the ship tied up with another ship. When this happens, if it is on your side of the ship you can't look out of the window. Ship Demographics -- On our sailing, all ages were represented. There were several groups of friends and families cruising together. There were several couples in the fifties to sixties range. Cruisers came from U.S., Canada, England, Australia, and New Zealand. There were few elderly cruisers, and this particular itinerary is difficult for those with mobility or health issues. There is much walking over cobble-stones, and walking long distances from bus to venue. Fitness and Recreation -- There is an exercise room containing a top quality exercise bike and treadmill. It is easy to take a jog directly from the ship. There is a hot tub onboard, it was open one day. Conclusion -- River cruising is for those who want an intimate experience with the location visited and your fellow cruisers. You can not be anonymous on a river cruise. The Avalon Creativity is the ship for you if you appreciate clean and simple furnishings, delicious food and wine, friendly and helpful staff, making new friends with like minded individuals. This particular itinerary is not restful, you are on the go each minute and enjoying it. My advice when choosing a river cruise is to choose your itinerary first, then look at the details offered by the particular cruise line second.   Read Less
Sail Date July 2013
I received so much helpful information on Cruise Critic before we sailed that I want to share our recent experience on the Avalon Creativity in hope of helping others with their decisions. What follows is a general review of our very ... Read More
I received so much helpful information on Cruise Critic before we sailed that I want to share our recent experience on the Avalon Creativity in hope of helping others with their decisions. What follows is a general review of our very pleasant journey. Embarkation: We chose to fly to Paris independently so we could use flyer miles. We arrived in Paris, boarded an Air France bus to the Gare Montparnasse and took a short walk to our hotel,the Concorde Montparnasse. We chose the hotel because it was close to the Pullman Montparnasse where we would be getting the bus to the ship the next day. We dropped our bags at the Pullman around noon the next day and took the metro to the Notre Dame area. We spent the afternoon in the Ile St Louis, where we had a pleasant lunch and returned to board the bus for a short trip to the Creativity. Boarding was easy, and within a few minutes we were in our cabin where our bags were waiting. The Creativity: We loved the ship! It's 3 years old and shows absolutely no wear. The cabin is not large, but very cleverly designed with ample storage space. The front and back lounges are comfortable, and there are many areas to sit outside and watch the scenery go by. Excursions: The included excursions were all quite interesting. Our first stop was Conflans,a relatively colorless village, but we enjoyed the tour of Auvers-Sur-Oise, and the story of Vincent Van Gogh. Vernon on the other hand was a beautiful little place and Giverny and Monet's gardens a must do. We loved Rouen and the included tour there. The highlight for me, and the reason we took the trip, was the excursion to the D-Day beaches. It was a very moving experience, made even more so by a fellow passenger who was an Omaha beach D-Day veteran. On the way back to Paris we stopped at Les Andelys, another pretty village, and heard the story of Richard the Lion-Hearted. We didn't take many optional tours since we had been to Paris before, but did do the trip to Honfleur which is a beautiful spot and worth the extra money in our opinion. All in all, we were very happy with the excursions and the guides. Food and Drink: Breakfast was fine although lacking variety. One can order the special of the day, and there are made to order omelets. Everything else is the same each day. Lunch was also a buffet, with a meat and pasta selection freshly made. On 2 days, an al fresco grill lunch was offered on the skydeck. We were able to do this once, and it was very pleasant. It was unfortunate that this was not offered more, as it was very limited and everyone did not get to try it. Dinner was a very nice experience, with usually around six courses. Any one course is not large, but we were always full by the end of the meal. The food was excellent, although to a real foodie it was not gourmet quality. That being said, we loved it. The chef used local products and menus, and the wine and beer were free-flowing. We never saw the bottom of our wine glasses. The lounge was a fairly active place with nightly lounge type music, and happy hour two for ones each night at some point. A string quartet was brought in one night, we had a D-Day presentation, and there was a French pastry demonstration as well. Drink prices were fair in both the lounge and the mini-bar in our cabin. Service: This was the area where the Creativity really excelled. In every respect service was top-notch. Our room was made up while we were at breakfast each morning and turn down service was provided during dinner. The waiters were excellent both in the dining room and the lounge. When we were up on the skydeck during happy hour, our waiter even found us up there and asked if we wanted anything (of course we did!) The organization and execution of every aspect of the trip was truly fantastic. The boarding, meals, excursions, etc. were all carried off perfectly and demonstrated excellent planning and attention to detail. We loved sailing with Avalon and hope to do it again soon. If anyone has specific questions email me: massedtuck@hotmail.com Dave Tucker Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
I can't say enough about the service on the Avalon Creativity. Every member of the crew had a "can do" attitude; went above and beyond to ensure an exceptional guest experience. I do not believe that the word "no" ... Read More
I can't say enough about the service on the Avalon Creativity. Every member of the crew had a "can do" attitude; went above and beyond to ensure an exceptional guest experience. I do not believe that the word "no" was in any one's vocabulary, I have experienced good service on other cruises, but this exceptional service came from everyone, everyday, consistently. It was amazing. The Captain and Cruise Director wished us a nice day every time we left for an excursion, and welcomed us back every time; the cabin crew wished us a good day each and every morning; the waiters were all funny and efficient; the front desk staff never stopped smiling; the bartender was friendly and went out of his way to get us what we needed; the entertainment was excellent; the food superb, even the buffets were excellent. The desserts were great and the free flowing wine at dinner was a nice touch. This crew loves what they do and it shows. They are obviously led by an outstanding leadership team. The ship itself was comfortable, clean and up-to-date. The amenities were very nice. The only drawback - we are used to mini-suites on big cruise ships and this room was small in comparison. We were in the P category which is a pretty good upgraded cabin. We could open our sliding glass door which is floor to ceiling. There aren't balconies on these ships, but the top deck makes up for that. I think that Avalon cabins are actually bigger than other river cruise ships, so can't imagine what those are like! The excursions were led by knowledgeable, easy to understand guides. Every bus we got on was spotless and appeared brand new. The only excursion that I could have skipped was Malmaison, as it had been refurbished and there was little that was authentic. Normandy was amazing. The other ports interesting and worthwhile. The big drawback - we arrived in Paris around 8am. The representative from the line met us and was very nice and helpful. The chartered bus took us to a hotel, because you can't board the ship until 3:30p, and we hung out in a hospitality suite at the hotel. The suite had water, coffee and tea. No food was offered. We ventured out on our own to get food and to visit a fantastic, ancient cemetery in the neighborhood. Be sure to get the map and go to see this. It made for a long day considering we flew all night and had to hang out until the bus took us to the ship at 3:45p. People were sleeping on the sofas in the lobby of the hotel. Some chose to take an excursion to the Eiffel Tower for an additional $30pp fee. My suggestion is that they offer food to their guests and include a free mini tour around Paris. Hanging out that long to get on the ship, after such a long flight from the States was not a good first impression. Overall, I would recommend this ship and Avalon to anyone. We will sail with them again. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
We arrived in Paris early the morning of May 01....since boarding wasn't until later that after noon we were bused to the Montparnasse hotel where we could store our hand luggage. An optional trip to the Eiffel Tower was available but ... Read More
We arrived in Paris early the morning of May 01....since boarding wasn't until later that after noon we were bused to the Montparnasse hotel where we could store our hand luggage. An optional trip to the Eiffel Tower was available but since it was a holiday in France & would be crowded, we chose to walk to the nearby Gardens of Luxembourg and had a lovely time. We were later bused to the Creativity..The ship was very nice...we chose a french balcony cabin cat B as the only one below that on this ship was the water level deck..It was worth the upgrade..Even when it was too cool to open the door...the views were fantastic thru the full floor to ceiling glass door. The room was well appointed and clean..Comfy bed with a memory foam topper...small but adequate bath. First let me say that we can't say enough about how great our cruise director (Jean-Loup Domart) was..It would take up too much space in this review . Overall it was a fantastic trip ...great ports & tours....Special mention for the trip to Giverny to Monet's house..not to be missed....The food and service were very good & we enjoyed the French wines served with dinner. The passengers were a nice blend of Americans, Canadians, Australians & Brits. I think that makes Avalon more interesting than lines catering only to Americans. My husband did the Normandy beach tour & for personal reasons I chose the alternate tour of the Normandy countryside which was great. Due to high water levels we were unable to return to Paris by boat for the last day & spent it in Conflans. In the morning we were bused to either Paris or our next cruise on the Scenery ( see Scenery review for 2nd half) Read Less
Sail Date May 2012
Just wanted to make a comment before starting on the review. Avalon includes bottled water in the cabin each day on most ships. The soaps, shampoo, etc., were very nice and definitely an upgrade from our Magnificent Europe of two years ... Read More
Just wanted to make a comment before starting on the review. Avalon includes bottled water in the cabin each day on most ships. The soaps, shampoo, etc., were very nice and definitely an upgrade from our Magnificent Europe of two years ago. Coffee, tea, juice and water along with fruit and cookies are available 24 hours a day in the back lounge. Each afternoon there is a coffee/tea and cake offering in the main lounge. There is a beauty shop on board. They added head massages to their list of offerings. I had mentioned on last year's survey that it would be nice to have someone who could give manicures on board. This year on the Creativity, Sandra was able to shape my nails and cuticles and then give a hand massage. Again, I mentioned on the survey that further nail service would be nice. We did not use the onboard fitness room as we were walking quite a few miles each day on the tour. The hot tub was on the top deck and was used by quite a few people. We boarded the Creativity after taking an optional trip to the Eifel Tower. It was so nice to see one of our bartenders from last year, Radu. Always nice to have a familiar face to greet us ... This trip had 123 passengers as I recall. The Creativity is a fairly new ship and its layout was familiar to us as we were on the Affinity's maiden voyage last year. I have been asked by several Cruise Critic members to talk about the included and optional tours. On the Paris to Normandy portion of Grand France there were two included tours most every day. You were given the choice of one or the other. Sometimes we made a good choice and sometimes we didn't ... here are the choices that we had for tours and optionals: Paris: There was an included sightseeing tour of Paris. In the afternoon there were two optional tours: Louvre and Versailles. Last year we took the Versailles tour and really enjoyed it. Those who took the Louvre tour said it was good but not much time to just stand and enjoy the artwork. In the evening there was an optional trip to the Moulin Rouge. We didn't go either this year or last year but those who went had a great time. Conflans: The included tours were a trip to the village where Van Gogh spent his last three months or St. Germain to visit the home of Josephine Bonaparte. We did the St. Germain trip and it was OK but wish we had done the other one as we heard good things from those who took it. Vernon: The included tours were a trip to Claude Monet's home and gardens or Chateau de Bizy which is a 'small Versailles' ... we did Monet and loved it. That evening there was onboard entertainment by Valerie and Alexis, which was OK but not a group that I would want to hear again. Rouen: There was a walking tour of the city in the morning and then two optionals in the afternoon: Homfleur and Calvados Distillery or visiting several Abbey's, which is the one we did (I graduated from a Benedictine University and wanted to visit a Benedictine Abbey) and we had a great time. Those who went to Honfleur said it was nice and that they enjoyed the distillery. We stayed in Honfleur while we did our own Normandy trip so I wasn't interested in going there That evening we had onboard entertainment from La Strada, which is a trio of violins and keyboard synthesizer who performed classical music. This was our third time seeing these performers and they just get better each time. We did purchase their CDs so that I can enjoy then here at home. Rouen: This day there were three included trips: Landing Beaches for the American Landing Beaches for UK and a Taste or Normandy which included the Bayeux tapestries. My husband did the American landing beaches while I stayed on the ship and relaxed. Everyone enjoyed their tours. Normally there would just be a trip to the American Landing Beaches but there were 20+ folks from the UK who were there especially to see the UK beaches as many of them had served in the military in World War 2. Les Andelys: The included tours were basically the same. One did a tour of the city and then went up the hill to the ruins of Richard the LionHeart's castle and then walk back to the ship or take the bus up and back from the castle and then tour the city. That afternoon we had a tasting of several French cheeses. We arrived back in Paris and those who only took the Paris/Normandy trip leave to go home and the others of us went on to the start of the second cruise. NOTE: This trip was affected by the Iceland volcano and a little over 100 of the folks had to find alternative ways to get home. Some of them decided to go along on the Burgundy and Provence portion of the trip and then leave the ship to get back to Paris for their flights back to the US. Just a quick word on the Creativity. It was a great ship with good staff. The food wasn't as good as what we have had on our two previous cruises and we were sure that the CD knew about it and also put it on our survey forms. We had a limited number of people on this cruise as the volcano prevented many folks from getting to Paris. I believe that we had just 51 of us on this portion of the trip. Then those who were continuing on the Burgundy and Provence trip were put in a small van and began our journey to Chalon. On our way there we went to Beaune to either do Burgundy Wine Tasting or tour the Hospices of Beaune (we did the wine tasting). There we met the others group who would be joining us on the cruise. Lunch was on our own. We arrived at the ship to find out that one of the waiters was also on the Affinity last year (Lazlo). Chalon: Walking tour of the town and then sail to Tournus where you could walk to St. Philibert Abbey (beautiful place). There was an optional tour to Chateau Cormatin which we did not do. Macon: No tour just cruising on the Saone. The weather was beautiful so we enjoyed Lyon: City tour which includes the painted walls and the Basilica ... can't miss the Basilica ... Lyon is a wonderful place to tour. Lyon: There were two optional tours scheduled but they wound up being put together which is going to the silk mills and then to the market. Afternoon there was an optional to the Beaujolais vineyards ... we didn't take either one but heard great reviews on both of them. Tournon: Walking Tour and then a little free time before going to Viviers where we took a walking tour through the city and then went up the hill to the Church/Convent area and had an organ concert at the church ... for those with problems walking, transportation was provided up and down the hills. My husband took the transportation but I walked. Avignon: Included tour of the town and the Pope's Palace. In the afternoon there was an optional trip to Pone du Gard and Uzes which we again did not take. Arles: City walking tour and then optional to St. Remy, Van Gogh and Nostradamus ... again we did not take the optional. We took the extension and wound up in Nice where we did take the optional trip to Monaco ... which was great!!! The Scenery is a little older than the Creativity and has had some updating. Rooms, service, etc., were great. The food was better than on the Creativity but as with most ships, there was too much salt in the prepared food. This was a fantastic trip. We were so fortunate to have Yvette Laurent as our CD. She is so pleasant, organized, and nothing seems to 'rattle' her. She did such a great job in helping those who were stranded in Paris, both those who booked their air, etc, through Avalon and those who didn't. Read Less
Sail Date April 2010
We cruised on the Avalon Creativity in late September. We got really lucky and had fantastic weather. I absolutely fell in love with river cruising. It was awesome that any time you looked out the window or over the rail, there was ... Read More
We cruised on the Avalon Creativity in late September. We got really lucky and had fantastic weather. I absolutely fell in love with river cruising. It was awesome that any time you looked out the window or over the rail, there was something to see. You were always within yards of the nearest shore. All of the rooms on the ship were large compared with most of the ocean going ships. The bathrooms even had a decent size shower. We were a group of 4, so we had two rooms. We had a Jr. Suite, but the other couple had a standard room. The food was absolutely fantastic. One person in our group had some allergy considerations, and the kitchen always made sure that they had appropriate food that was just as good. One thing we really appreciated, was that the price of the drinks on board was reasonable. They also had happy hour each evening, where drinks were two for one. With all dinners, wine beer and soda were included. They only had one sitting for dinner, and it tended to take 2 hours... or longer if you liked. During this time the wine and beer were flowing freely. They were almost insulted if you declined a refill. Since we ultimately did not spend all that much money on drinks, and all the excursions are included in the price of the cruise, this is actually a pretty affordable vacation. Do be warned though, if you are into partying all night, and then sleeping till noon the next day, stick to the big ocean ships. They don't offer much in the way of entertainment, and by 11:00 it is pretty much down to sitting in the lounge for drinks. Most of the excursions are also quite early in the morning, and you do need to be at breakfast by 7:00 most days, if you were planning to participate. Due to the small size of the ship, however, by about day 3, people begin to know each other, and the evenings in the lounge and the happy hours start to turn into parties. I loved the intimacy of being in this environment. I do have to say though, that being in our early 40's, we did get labeled as the young people. That being said, the so called "older" crowd were no couch potatoes. Just try and keep up! I definitely did not feel out of place, and would go sailing with this group again in a heart beat. Read Less
Sail Date September 2009
My Wife and I took Avalon Waterways Romantic Rhine cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversery, cruising down the Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel this August. It was not only our first cruise it was the ships first cruise too. Well it ... Read More
My Wife and I took Avalon Waterways Romantic Rhine cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversery, cruising down the Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel this August. It was not only our first cruise it was the ships first cruise too. Well it was my first cruise if you don't count the trip across Lake Erie from Cleveland to Detroit that I took with my family in 1955 on the SS Aquarama. I had visited the Rhine before form the land side and wanted to share that experience with my wife during our river cruise. We were a little apprehensive about the maiden voyage but it turned out not to be a problem at all. The only thing that went wrong was our room safe did not have its battery installed so we could not lock up our valuables. That was quickly remedied by the ship's engineer. The first night's dinner service was a little slow but that just gave us more time to spend getting to know our dinner companions. It is a small ship with only 138 passengers and with open seating at every meal it is possible to get to know more than half the people on board if you don't dine with the same folks twice. With free wine at dinner and great companions it was tempting to linger over a meal. Meal service improved each night as the Maitre d' whipped his staff into shape. The wait staff was from Easern Europe, Indonesia, and China. Some of them started out clueless and managed to stay that way throughout the cruise despite Attila (his real name) the Hungarian's best direction. Just like on my sailboat, you have some crew that works out and some that doesn't. The food was very good and matched the region we were in. The only thing I got hungry for was simpler fare which we had the opportunity to sample when off the ship. Portions were not overly large like in the USA but you were well fed. The highlight of the meals were the salad dressings which were very light and always interesting. The only thing I would change is to lose the cake at 4:00 routine in favor of some extra time at happy hour or bigger glasses for the iced tea served when returing from a shore excursion. Iced Tea is the official (non alcoholic) drink of my home state of Texas and I have to commend the ship for doing a credible job with their brew, although not quite robust enough to stand up to a good piece of smoked brisket. The ship itself was very comfortable. We had a room on the bottom floor near the back. You would think it would be noisy but this ship has very little engine noise. The first day we pulled away from the dock and were moving before I realized it. Several passages are made at night and it was no trouble at all to sleep while underway. I found the top deck layout awkward. They had a hot tub in the forward section in front of the bridge. This meant anyone using that had to walk throught he lobby and past nearly everyone to get to it. This could have been better relocated aft with a seperate stairway near the back of the ship. I would also move the smoking section to aft of the bridge. I don't smoke. If you put the smokers at the front of the ship then the non smokers are downwind from them all the time. We ended going to the foremast part of the ship to try to get fresh air. We had the smallest stateroom on the ship and it had pleanty of space. We had more than enough room for our clothes, our empty suitcases slid easily under the bed. I loved being able to unpack only once during the trip. Beds were very comfortable. The room air conditioninig worked quietly. Our flat screen TV was good and offered a view from a foreward facing camera as well as a GPS display of the ships position and speed. Quite handy if you want to keep an eye on the helmsman's activiites. Our cruise was populated by many travel writers who were invited aboard to review the ship on its maiden voyage. I talked to many of them and they seemed to be enjoying their trip. I had a slightly different perspective from them because I paid to take this trip and I had no prior cruise experience. I have to say it was one of the best vacations I ever had. The pace was liesurley yet not boring. The people were interesting, the sites were lovely the service was good but not intrusive and I felt this Avalon cruise offered a great value for the money. Strasbourg - How the Germans would build a French town. Eat lots of pastry, have a french eclair for one hand and a pretzel for the other. Go to the cathedral and ask what time it is. Beware of beggars. Koln - Big Cathedral, interesting shops. Good place to take a stroll and find a sidewalk cafe to sit down and drink beer or wine. Koblens - Charming town. Take a walk down to the German corner to see big William  Heidleburg - Monster castle, great town to walk around. Only eat in restaurants with flags, sign of simple fare and low prices. Take the Philosopher's walk up the hill on the other side of the river. Rudesheim - Go to the Drosselgasse and dance the polka with the locals. Seigfreid's museum is unique. Try not to buy a cuckoo clock here. Get a hat instead. Read Less
Sail Date August 2009
Avalon Creativity Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 5.0 4.7
Dining 5.0 4.7
Entertainment 4.0 3.9
Public Rooms 4.0 4.7
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.5
Family 1.0 3.5
Shore Excursion 4.0 4.6
Enrichment 5.0 4.4
Service 4.0 4.9
Value For Money 5.0 4.6
Rates 4.0 4.5

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