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Avalon Creativity Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Normandie Beaches tour is an emotional high.

Avalon Creativity Cruise Review by JClements

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2016
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony

The River Seine Paris to Normandy cruise was wonderfully well organized.

The several times that we tied up along side other river cruise ships gave us a chance to see them also. Candidly, a couple of them did look a little more updated and luxurious than our ship.

Do sign up for the 12 course Bistro Dinner. Well done.

Skip the "Basic" wine and cheese lecture. It is not.

TIP: Lunches are buffet style, but, be sure to take time to read the menu also.

TIP: An optional tour to Honfluer is offered. Honfluer is way over crowded with tourists. I would not do this one again.

TIP: Try for a mid ship cabin. The lower numbered units, up near the main lobby etc should be very noisy.

It was unseasonably hot when we were there and the air conditioning, both in the main areas and our cabin was marginal, if that.


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Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony
Cabin B 215

Quite adequate, but certainly small. Nothing fancy at all. Cabin service was great.


Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

D-Day Beaches

Well done, especially considering the short time constraints. It takes a couple hours, one way, just to get there from the ship.

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Rouen

The walking tour of the old part of the city if well done. We loved our guide.


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