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We chose this cruise as a last minute booking because it seemed exceptional value for money - inclusive of private travel to the airport and onboard gratuities. We travelled to Paris and were impressed with the organisation of the embarkation process. We were delighted with our panorama cabin and the full length sliding window which gave us access to the wonderful sights and sounds of the river Seine. The ship was very nicely furnished and had everything we needed. Excellent food, particularly the breakfasts and lunches. Evening Dinner was also good with excellent service from our waiters: Sebastian, NIkola and entertainment from Dan! Many thanks to the Maitre'D for the way he sought me out at every meal to ensure that no shellfish ever reached my plate. The crew were all very friendly and it was nice to meet the 'unseen' important galley and housekeeping staff. The excursions were very good with extremely knowledgeable local guides and it was good to have a daily choice of tours. We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Auvers-sur-Oise to Van Goch's final resting place and also the tour of Monet's Gardens. The Taste of Normandy trip was a fabulous day with an amazing inclusive lunch. Jean-Loup was a very busy, extremely efficient, well organised Cruise Director but it would have been nice to have enjoyed his company on some of the trips etc. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed sailing into Paris in glorious sunshine. All in all the cruise was extremely well organised and we had a truly memorable trip. We would definitely recommend Avalon and look forward to booking our next trip with the company. Friends who also booked at the last minute had cruised previously with Viking but would definitely book with Avalon again. Thanks to everyone for a wonderful holiday.

September Sailing down the Seine

Avalon Tapestry II Cruise Review by evanelliott

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2016
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony
We chose this cruise as a last minute booking because it seemed exceptional value for money - inclusive of private travel to the airport and onboard gratuities.

We travelled to Paris and were impressed with the organisation of the embarkation process. We were delighted with our panorama cabin and the full length sliding window which gave us access to the wonderful sights and sounds of the river Seine.

The ship was very nicely furnished and had everything we needed.

Excellent food, particularly the breakfasts and lunches.

Evening Dinner was also good with excellent service from our waiters: Sebastian, NIkola and entertainment from Dan!

Many thanks to the Maitre'D for the way he sought me out at every meal to ensure that no shellfish ever reached my plate.

The crew were all very friendly and it was nice to meet the 'unseen' important galley and housekeeping staff.

The excursions were very good with extremely knowledgeable local guides and it was good to have a daily choice of tours.

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Auvers-sur-Oise to Van Goch's final resting place and also the tour of Monet's Gardens. The Taste of Normandy trip was a fabulous day with an amazing inclusive lunch.

Jean-Loup was a very busy, extremely efficient, well organised Cruise Director but it would have been nice to have enjoyed his company on some of the trips etc.

We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed sailing into Paris in glorious sunshine.

All in all the cruise was extremely well organised and we had a truly memorable trip.

We would definitely recommend Avalon and look forward to booking our next trip with the company. Friends who also booked at the last minute had cruised previously with Viking but would definitely book with Avalon again.

Thanks to everyone for a wonderful holiday.
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Outside Stateroom with French Balcony
Cabin B 203
Spacious cabin with really comfy bed which faced the wonderful views visible through the full length window. Nice sized, very clean bathroom with gorgeous toiletries.
Ample sized wardrobes and plenty of storage space. Nice touch with the daily informative newsletters being delivered to our cabin every evening.
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