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This was our second Avalon Cruise. The Ship was only 1 month old. We were very pleased again! The daily excursions were informative and our guides were wonderful and well informed. We purchased 1 additional excursion to the Palace of Versailles. Well worth it. We used our Journey Member's discount to lower the price. We saw some familiar faces from our cruise last year on the Danube. The Chef came to our table every night and asked how our dinner was. The wine kept flowing. All in all very satisfied and looking forward to our next cruise. The ship was only 1 month old. While the cabins are not large they are comfortable. The bed faces of wall of windows out to the river that slide open if you like. We had Avalon's Panorama Suite. The entertainment onboard was basic. A piano player every night. Our group did dance with the music a few nights. One night a French singer performed. My brother in law used the hot tub on the sundeck several times. He said it was small but enjoyed it. We extended our stay in Paris by 4 days. The ship arranged for a taxi to take us to an flat we rented from VRBO on the day of Disembarkation after breakfast.

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Avalon Tapestry II Cruise Review by robdur

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  • Sail Date: April 2015
  • Destination: Europe
This was our second Avalon Cruise. The Ship was only 1 month old. We were very pleased again! The daily excursions were informative and our guides were wonderful and well informed. We purchased 1 additional excursion to the Palace of Versailles. Well worth it. We used our Journey Member's discount to lower the price. We saw some familiar faces from our cruise last year on the Danube. The Chef came to our table every night and asked how our dinner was. The wine kept flowing. All in all very satisfied and looking forward to our next cruise.

The ship was only 1 month old. While the cabins are not large they are comfortable. The bed faces of wall of windows out to the river that slide open if you like. We had Avalon's Panorama Suite. The entertainment onboard was basic. A piano player every night. Our group did dance with the music a few nights. One night a French singer performed. My brother in law used the hot tub on the sundeck several times. He said it was small but enjoyed it.

We extended our stay in Paris by 4 days. The ship arranged for a taxi to take us to an flat we rented from VRBO on the day of Disembarkation after breakfast.
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Cabin Review

Cabin 313
Cabin was small but comfortable. Identical to the cabin we had on our previous cruise. Bathroom was tiled in marble with a full sized shower. Room had floor to ceiling sliding glass doors. Internet was good in ports and slow to nil while sailing.
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Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

  • City Tour
    We elected to take the island walking tour with a visit to Notre Dame. As this was not our first visit to Paris we did not partake of the city bus tour.
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  • L'Orangerie
    We extended our stay 4 nights in Paris. We went to L'Orangerie to see the Monet exhibit. Since Giverny was an excursion on our cruise we could compare the actual to the paintings.
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  • Monet at Giverny Gardens
    Giverny was one of our first excursions. We saw Monet's home, workshop and gardens. The lily pond with the famous bridge to this day still looks so much like his painting we visited in the L'Orangerie.
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  • Versailles
    This was an optional afternoon excursion The Palace was large and crowded. Our tour guide did a great job of informing us and keeping the group together. The grounds were spectacular. We will plan a return trip to be able to spend more time exploring the grounds.
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  • Cathedral of Rouen
    We took a waling tour of the City of Rouen and visited the cathedral. I will admit I did stop at McDonalds here for a fast food fix. We had free time where some of my group went to the museum while other chose to shop.
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