More than I expected

Avalon Creativity Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 50

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Avalon Creativity

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: 6 years ago

Review summary

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. 

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs


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!

Ports of call

Vernon, France

5 out of 5
Monet's garden was fantastic!

Rouen, France

5 out of 5
Great walking tour - shopping here is wonderful in the little shops.

Rouen, France

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.

Les Andelys, France

5 out of 5
Beautiful unspoiled town with wonderful castle ruins. Wear good walking shoes.

Conflans Ste Honorine, France

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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