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Paris to Europe Avalon Waterways Avalon Poetry II Cruise Reviews

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Wine tasting in Chateau
Departure port of Burgundy-Provence trip
Pretty city of Beune, France - heart of wine tasting
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The nicest people and most interesting sites are on an Avalon cruise

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KateYule
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I have cruised on Avalon before and found them to be a wonderful and relaxing way to travel. I travel as a single. Their staff is very helpful in providing information on things to see and do on your own. You meet other nice travelers from all over the world. You see sites that you would never see unless you got off the beaten bath. Many UNESCO sites that would be missed if you sailed a larger ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Paris to Monte Carlo

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Azzie45
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We choose Avalon because of the cabins on the boats. They are larger than most of the other river boats. The outside wall is literally glass from ceiling to floor. The glass slides so you can open your room to the river, sit in a very comfortable chair and enjoy watching the scenery as you cruise. The space that other river boats put in an outside balcony is extra space in your room and you ...
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Sail Date: April 2018


Perfect food, service, facilities, amenities, entertainment, tours

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sheddj
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

The ship was gorgeous, clean and up to date. The triple wide panorama windows gave us a fabulous view. The crew was professional and went above and beyond for our comfort. The staterooms well appointed. The food was fabulous! Our tour guides were interesting and very professional! There was food all day long, and it was beautifully prepared and served. The wine was delicious and flowing. We have ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Paris to Monaco - 2017

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g6hr9gbl
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Traveled with two other couples; found the trip fascinating, from the bullet train ride to the daily small group tours through Central and Southern French cities and towns. The river trip itself was fun and relaxing. Our cabin gave us plenty of space, and being able to open our door to the outside made it feel even more expansive. Plenty of room to store everything, and attention from the crew ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Good but weather did affect our enjoyment

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Rivercruiser44
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise because we went on Avalon Tranquility 2 in July and loved it so much. We booked this cruise for some late Summer sun - unfortunately we chose the wrong week for this. The two nights in Paris allowed us to make the most of a great location near the Champs Elysee. A magnificent hotel and a good room made this a great start for the holiday. The TGV ride to Dijon was also ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


South France Vacation

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turzamx
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Every aspect of the cruise met or exceeded our expectations. Will recommend to others. Wonderful chance to see countryside. Great tour guides, small groups, reasonably priced optional excursions. Wonderful ship looks brand new with lots of storage in cabin. Cabin service was prompt. Beds were at angle that made movement in the cabin relatively easy. Food was good with the "Bistro" dinner the ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


All was wonderful with a few exceptions

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djohnston1
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I always do a lot of research before we take any trip. This was our second European river cruise and our first time with Avalon. I would definitely sail with them again. However the two things that were not great were the dinner menu choices and our particular cabin. (see below) The food was nicely prepared and the wait staff was terrific, but the dinner menu was lacking in good choices. We ...
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Sail Date: August 2017

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


The best way to see the south of France!

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Kathleen M.
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise for the itinerary through France's historic cities, the views and the opportunities to learn about and enjoy French wines. We were not disappointed from the pre-cruise cocktail party where we immediately made new friends and stayed in a beautiful, high-quality Paris hotel. Our Paris tour guide, Phillipe, was knowledgeable and witty and gave us great ideas for seeing more of ...
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Sail Date: June 2017


Wine cruise review

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river cruisers
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Great chance to see many different aspects of France. Although this was a wine cruise and we got to experience many different wineries and vineyards we also had the chance to tour the countryside on excursions and see many historical features as well. Towns were interesting and offered a variety of sites. The boat always offered an informative walking tour of each town. One review read prior to ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Excellent Cruise in Beautiful France

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eblch1
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

My husband and I have been on many ocean cruises, but we wanted to experience a River Boat cruise. Traveling in France seemed like the perfect opportunity as the smaller ship enabled us to stop at ports that were out of reach for a larger ship. We were very impressed with Avalon - the ship, the amenities, the crew - all excellent. The included walking tours of every little town along the way ...
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Sail Date: October 2016

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


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