More than I expected

Avalon Creativity Cruise Review to Europe


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 28

Overall Rating:

5.0 out of 5
7 Night Paris To Normandy's Landing Beaches (Paris Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 26, 2014
Ship: Avalon Creativity
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 109
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 3 years ago

From the moment I stepped on board, I was pleased by the service and courteousness of the crew.  The ship was elegant and comfortable, the food was wonderful, and the itinerary kept me interested in every part of the cruise.  All our off ship excursions had wonderful tour guides that spoke English.  I don't speak French, but there was never a problem with this in any of the towns we visited. 

I really feel that it was an excellent value for the cost of the trip.   

This was my first river cruise, and I called my travel agent the day after I returned to book one next year. 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

None

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Take some time outside on the front open deck area outside the lounge when going through the locks. It is incredible to watch the process as the ship is lifted by the water!
Also, don't forget your camera - the scenery is amazing!

5 out of 5
Monet's garden was fantastic!
5 out of 5
Great walking tour - shopping here is wonderful in the little shops.
5 out of 5
This was a very powerful and moving trip to the landing beaches and US cemetary. It is something I will never forget.
5 out of 5
Beautiful unspoiled town with wonderful castle ruins. Wear good walking shoes.
3 out of 5
Take time to take a walk when the ship docks in the evening. Go to see the local market as it is setting up early in the morning.

Paris, France Did not visit port

Don't miss the Louvre tour - it is the best way to get into the museum and bypass all the lines.
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