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Avalon Scenery Review

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21 reviews

Nicely paced and thoughtfully presented

Review for Avalon Scenery to France
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6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Sep 2014
Cabin: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony

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 as the Rhone rivers. There were double day stops, a sense of easing through southern France. In short, the pace was efficiently lovely.

Local tours were provided as needed and were outstanding. Extra excursions offered more to those with additional interests like wine tasting.

The staterooms were more than adequate, well appointed and quiet. The housekeeping we got was cheery and efficient. The ship was well appointed and functioned very well without any sense of it all being simply routine. The meals, buffet breakfast and lunch and smoothly served dinner offered lots of choice and new items appeared daily. The dining room needs to be altered to absorb more of the conversational noise especially for those siting in the mid section of the dining room where conversations were almost impossible. Although seating was open, most sat at the same tables every evening. I would advise future cruisers on the Avalon Scenery to head for one of the tables at the far end of the dining room on the first night to stake out a place so that conversations are possible without shouting to each other.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony

Cabin A

Lovely quiet cabin near the mid portion of the ship and close to the action.

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