This was our first river cruise, but we have been on 5 ocean cruises, and this was far more intimate and relaxing. We explored Paris for only one day before the cruise.
Embarkation and disembarkation could NOT have gone smoother, with the Avalon staff meeting us immediately upon arrival, and seeing us off after the cruise.
The ship, Tapestry II is a cozy and comfortable modern home away from home. The cabin and amenities were top notch.
Dining was a pleasant experience at EVERY meal with fine food, and a wonderfully attentive staff. Our galley tour was eye opening, and a marvel to behold.
Shore excursions were as advertised, with an emphasis on explanations of the sites, a fine selection of sites, knowledgeable, and friendly local tour guides.
Our transfer to the airport was professionally handled, with our cruise director making sure that we saw that our luggage was totally on the van.
We met many of the other people on board, and they were extremely pleasant.
Casual dress was a definite plus, and not a gown or sport jacket were necessary.
We would definitely cruise Avalon again.
The cabin was very very nice. The bed was comfy, the bathroom outstanding, and the amenities offered were top notch.