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Avalon Tapestry II Cruise Review
4.0 / 5.0
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It was like traveling with friends and family

Avalon Tapestry II Cruise Review by fredMon2soon

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2017
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony

Wow, greeted with champagne, h, ow good is that. My advice to travelers is get to Paris a day early so you are not stressed by the travel.

They pick you up at the Airport, they take your luggage, bring you to a staging place ( Hotel Pullman) and you wait several hours to take the bus to the meals were( for a cruise ship) bathroom. Real live orchids, a window wall that opens to a French Balcony. A very comfortable bed.

We went to the lounge to here Caty our cruise director, tell us about the ship, the one time emergency drill and other features. Everybody loved Caty, everyday and evening she was there for our concerns and questions, thank you. We found out that we had 95 people cruising on the Tapestry II, not a lot when we have been on cruise ships with thousands.

Our dining experience was fantastic, Gabriel our server made sure our wine glasses were full, take a drink and he would top it off. Thank you Gabriel for taking such good care of us.

Just to mention, when we came on board the Matrei d asked if anyone had allergies, my wife is allergic to shell fish, informed him and at every meal he stopped by to see what she ordered. Caring and considering the welfare of the guests made us feel we made the right choice.

Hard to be on a very personal cruise and not make new friends, we were grateful to the many new ones we made.

The tours are many and fun, from the American cemetery at Normandy, Van Gogh, Monet, Paris and the many others we took, very interesting and knowledgeable guides.

Would do it again.

Thanks to the Captain for his singing New York, New York in French.

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Outside Stateroom with French Balcony
Cabin A 309

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