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Great embarkation in Paris with 1st class carrying of bags to room by lovely crew member. Our large bags arrived in minutes. Ship is beautiful with lots of lounge space inside and out. Only 98 passengers which is awesome and what a wonderful group of people. Dining area is so much larger than our previous Avalon Tapestry I ship on the Rhine in 2009 with lots more room to maneuver. Giverny was the highlight of our bucket list with gardens in bloom and a sunny day. Had 7 days of sun with late afternoon temps at 70 F. Normandy was a long day but most moving and amazing ceremony for our group with Taps and our national anthem plus a rose for each grave. Beautiful! Meals were great! Wine was wonderful and free flowing. Never did try champagne at breakfast but nice touch. Staff were amazing in the bar, in the restaurant and in the Hair Salon...Best treat, wash and style for $18; eyebrow color for $7 and eyelash tinting for $7. Anette is fabulous. Bartender Shady was a crackup and so much fun! Pianist was outstanding! Special signup dinner tastings with wine were a special treat too! Take advantage of this amazing cruise line; you won't regret it!

Loved the new Tapestry II.

Avalon Tapestry II Cruise Review by Mimi Powers

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Great embarkation in Paris with 1st class carrying of bags to room by lovely crew member. Our large bags arrived in minutes. Ship is beautiful with lots of lounge space inside and out. Only 98 passengers which is awesome and what a wonderful group of people. Dining area is so much larger than our previous Avalon Tapestry I ship on the Rhine in 2009 with lots more room to maneuver.

Giverny was the highlight of our bucket list with gardens in bloom and a sunny day. Had 7 days of sun with late afternoon temps at 70 F.

Normandy was a long day but most moving and amazing ceremony for our group with Taps and our national anthem plus a rose for each grave. Beautiful!

Meals were great! Wine was wonderful and free flowing. Never did try champagne at breakfast but nice touch.

Staff were amazing in the bar, in the restaurant and in the Hair Salon...Best treat, wash and style for $18; eyebrow color for $7 and eyelash tinting for $7. Anette is fabulous. Bartender Shady was a crackup and so much fun! Pianist was outstanding! Special signup dinner tastings with wine were a special treat too! Take advantage of this amazing cruise line; you won't regret it!
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Cabin 217
Beautiful with incredibly large windows and mirrors and roomy bathroom. Just enough storage space. I'd take this over Viking anyway who carries more passengers and less lounge areas, so I'm told from experienced travelers on board.
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