Avalon Tapestry II Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
1 cruise (first)

Review
1

Helpful Vote
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5 out of 5

Seine River Cruise

Sail Date: May 26, 2016

Reviewed: 5 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Cabin: 316

Enjoyed the intimate nature of the small ships in terms of passengers.  This particular boat held 127 max. but only 77 people were on board.  The culture of the villages in the small towns that we stopped in was evidenced in presentations that were held on the ship prior to or right after land excursions. 

Cabin / Stateroom
The Ship has only been sailing for one year. This is it's second season. The rooms were well appointed. The bed was extremely comfortable. The bathroom was well thought out. This particular vessel had the bed facing the floor to ceiling window for great viewing while traveling on the river.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
We had the unfortunate experience of being on this river cruise when the Seine river flooded (record setting) however, the Avalon company went above and beyond our expectations in making accommodations for all passengers, as it was necessary to leave the vessel two days prior to the cruise actually ending. We were placed in a five star hotel with meals and many of the land excursions were still held.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs Given the average age of the passengers, there were no children's programs. I believe the cruise is not recommended for children under 8.
Entertainment
Service and Staff
Food and Dining

Tip

The only tip I would give someone is regarding the tour guides in each town. It was unclear if we should tip them or not. I believe they do not work for Avalon and are independent so, we did tip each tour guide after our excursions.



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