My wife and her sister cruised the Seine River on an Avalon boat, from Paris to Normandy in 10/16; they had such a wonderful experience that my wife booked this Avalon cruise for us. It was also a wonderful experience!
Starting in Holland and ending in Switzerland, every detail aboard the Avalon Artistry II, the river-side scenery, the local shore excursions led by very knowledgeable guides and the extraordinary attention to every aspect of our experience by the Avalon staff was remarkable.
It was obvious that our trip was such a wonderful time due to the Avalon company's attention to quality improvement based upon previous customers' feed-back.
Our cruise director gave the highest priority to our satisfaction in every way. His knowledge and sense of humor made his daily before-dinner tour talk presentations a highlight of the trip!
The food and the food service was another highlight of our trip, such an abundance of excellent entree choices every day, featuring examples of each region's cuisine showed that a lot of attention and preparation went into each day's menu.
The Avalon Artistry II's front desk staff, the dining room staff, the boat's sailing crew as well as our cabin attendant, provided us with truly top-notch service.
We are certainly looking forward with a great sense of expectation to more Avalon cruises in the future.
Although we stayed in a lower level cabin with a small window, it was truly a great bargain, as we spent most of our time either elsewhere on the boat, or out on shore excursions.