Experience History in Authenticity

Avalon Creativity Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Avalon Creativity

7 Night Paris To Normandy (Paris Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 06, 2017

Ship: Avalon Creativity

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 102

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

Amazing ports of call provide opportunity to "feel" historic events in authentic surroundings. Local guides demonstrate wide-spread knowledge, enthusiastic narration, and personal warmth and interaction with cruise guests.


"Cruise Director" assumed a curious role. He did not appear to ever leave the ship, and displayed little effort to get to know but a relatively few guests. Other, similar, cruise lines have Director in the field with local guides.


Beds were particularly comfortable. Food plentiful, but not very variable.


Ships crew personable and friendly. Ship facilities excellent.

Delightful, educational, and enriching cruise.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Spacious with extra comfortable beds.

Ship tip

Do a little homework on the history of specific locations to be visited.

Ports of call

Paris, France

5 out of 5

Vernon, France

5 out of 5

Les Andelys, France

5 out of 5

Caudebec, France

5 out of 5

Caudebec (Normandy Beaches), France

5 out of 5

Rouen, France

5 out of 5

Conflans Ste Honorine, France

5 out of 5
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