Avalon River Cruise

My husband and I along with two other couples went on an Avalon Waterways river cruise in June. I had heard so many positive things about river cruising and couldn’t wait for this experience. We were on the 128-passenger Tapestry II, an all suite ship, in a panoramic suite, with river facing beds and panoramic windows. We traveled the Seine River in France from Paris up to Normandy and back again to Paris.

 

The ship was beautiful and so well maintained. Our room, which  had the most comfortable bed and beautiful marble bathroom was cleaned early every day and had nightly turn-down service. The crew were so friendly and accommodating to any request and went above and beyond to be helpful.

Our cruise was all inclusive and each day we had the choice between two included excursions. We were on the buses by 8:30 most mornings along with local tour guides who accompanied us on our sightseeing tours. Each group was small enough that we did not feel lost, and we were given headsets to hear our knowledgeable and informative guides. While cruising along the Seine we always saw land, the beautiful scenery and little towns. Some of our tours included Giverny, Monet’s Garden, Rouen and an emotional and memorable day visiting the Landing Beaches and the Normandy American Cemetery. Optional tours were offered for an additional cost and we chose to go to the gorgeous palace, Versailles

A delicious dinner was served every night at 7:00 with included wine and beer. The dining room was set with tables for 4, 6 or 8 people and was very comfortable with large windows surrounding it so that we were able to have dinner while enjoying the scenery while we cruisedThis was especially nice since it did not get dark until almost 10:00pm. 

I am so happy that I finally had the chance to experience a river cruise. Traveling this way allows you to see many places and have amazing experiences without having to change hotels, worry about your luggage and think about what you want to see each day. While you are on the go all the time, you do still feel relaxed and pampered. If you are interested in taking a river cruise and would like to find out more information, I would love to help you choose the right cruise for you. 

 

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