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Avalon Waterways Avalon Poetry II Cruise Reviews

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Wine tasting in Chateau
Departure port of Burgundy-Provence trip
Pretty city of Beune, France - heart of wine tasting
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"Wanted to do a river cruise in Europe and found this one specializing in wine tasting. We had never gone on an Avalon or river cruise before. We absolutely loved it. Everything was taken care of. We felt..."Read More
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Daffy42
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Wanted to do a river cruise in Europe and found this one specializing in wine tasting. We had never gone on an Avalon or river cruise before. We absolutely loved it. Everything was taken care of. We felt pampered from start to finish. The staff on the ship were superb. The cabin was small but adequate since we spent so little time there. The food and wine were excellent. The activities ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


The nicest people and most interesting sites are on an Avalon cruise

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KateYule
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I have cruised on Avalon before and found them to be a wonderful and relaxing way to travel. I travel as a single. Their staff is very helpful in providing information on things to see and do on your own. You meet other nice travelers from all over the world. You see sites that you would never see unless you got off the beaten bath. Many UNESCO sites that would be missed if you sailed a larger ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Cruising the Rhone Northbound

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tdriscollmail
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Our expectations for our cruise on the Rhone were high, but to our surprise Avalon exceeded these expectations consistently. The Poetry II provided superb accommodations in the Room 308 Royal Suite. Housekeeping and the wait staff were professional, thorough, and met any request quickly and completely. I would like to single out Jean-Loup Domart, our cruise director. He was professional, ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Royal Suite with French Balcony


8 days to travel 300 miles!

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trek_doc
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Firstly a disclaimer this is our first river cruise although we have done a number of cruises on small ships Azamara, Oceana. We embarked in Arle and then went downstream 1 hour to the Camarge. The active excursion by bike was great. Day 2 back to Arle ( where we had independently spent a day) the excursion was great hiking up a limestone mountain and seeing a Van Gogh audiovisual ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


France

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Sidcruise
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Heard Avalon provided a very good river cruise. Had an excellent cruise director (Gayle Walter) and a very attentive crew. The trip was very organized and comfortable. Delicious food. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly. A very relaxing way to see France. Disembarkation & embarkation went very smoothly. The crew had very good communication skills and were also just a lot of ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Stimulating yet relaxing on the Rhone and Saone

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EVAKK
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

On the Rhone and the Saone in France. No big noisy cities, just quaint towns and villages, interesting experiences, and pastoral views. Avalon's ships have the most spacious staterooms with plenty of storage and deluxe bathrooms. The crew and cruise director were all outstanding - so friendly and helpful. A very relaxing atmosphere. Love the excursions where you actually DO something - visit ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


The enchanting cruise up the Rhone!!

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Louise Kenitzer
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

I chose this cruise because of the interactive events, Bike Riding, hiking, wine tasting in a cave, wine tasting and hiking, wine tasting and bike riding, helicopter ride over the South of France visiting the enchanting port cities along the Rhone River. Also because of the ship size there was an intimate # of guests on the cruise. I met some really incredible people I know call ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Enjoyable autumn trip down the Rhone

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bulkeley
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We love river cruising and some friends had recently toured with Avalon and raved about it, so we decided to try this cruise. We were not disappointed. The tour itself was well organized and included a nice variety of things to see and do. Local guides were above average, and our tour director was fantastic! It was her last cruise with Avalon and she will certainly leave them poorer for her ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Enjoyed it all.

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Finnley
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We were very pleased with Avalon when we cruised with Avalon 2 years ago. We knew we would want to travel with Avalon again. Everyone from hotel personnel to all ship personnel were so helpful, pleasant and made the experience special. The cruise director, Tony was available and very personable. We enjoyed the excursions, the guides were exceptional. A real bonus was meeting new friends. We ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Exceptionally good wine offerings and trips to local wineries.

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higginp
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We travel to Europe twice a year and have taken a number of river boat cruises. This particular cruise seemed interesting so we booked it. The side trip to Monaco for several days was very pleasant and we took 2 of the recommended bus tours both of which were excellent. The staff on the Poetry II were friendly and attentive. The dining room serving staff were particularly pleasant, very attentive ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


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