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Avalon Tapestry II Review

First cruise was a great family adventure

Review for Europe River Cruise on Avalon Tapestry II
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jun 2018
Cabin: Outside Stateroom with Window

This was my first cruise and it was with my adult relatives. We started from Paris and went to Le Havre with a side trip to Normandy. Each day was 1 or 2 shore excursions that were generally enjoyable as they were to historic areas or buildings. Tours of Versaille and Le Louvre were almost surreal due to the crowds so be prepared. I also had a couple of days before the cruise to see some of Paris which helped the trip feel complete.

The rooms were compact but very comfortable, although we weren't in them much due to all the activities. Food was plentiful and leaned towards the high end, definitely not steaks and pasta. Although it seemed we were eating all the time the portions where small (but sufficient) so it was easy to not feel stuffed. Wine is all you can drink. There were also 24/7 snacks available. I would have preferred a little earlier dinner time but since there weren't planned events afterwards it worked out. A great memory was setting on the deck after dinner and watching the scenery go by as the sun set - really amazing.

The crew was great, very friendly and helpful. Entertainment on board was mostly just happy hour, with a couple of events like cooking and a classical band - which I enjoyed greatly even though I am a rock fan.

Cabin Review

Outside Stateroom with Window

Cabin D

Although tight the room was very well outfitted and everything was high quality. The bed was comfy, lots of water in the shower, and movie channels to help unwind at night. Hardly any boat noise came into the cabin, just a little water sloshing at times since I was in the lower deck.

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