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I’ve done two cruises with Avalon (Rhine Basel -...
I’ve done two cruises with Avalon (Rhine Basel - Amsterdam) & Seine (Paris -Normandy). I’ve posted trip reports for both. I would recommend Avalon. I had great experiences on both trips. Last year I...
You can bring wine or alcohol on board to enjoy...
You can bring wine or alcohol on board to enjoy in your cabin or on the sun deck. If you want to drink in the restaurant, there may be a corkage fee. No need to sneak it on board.
goldengatecruisers- I'm greatly enjoying your...
goldengatecruisers- I'm greatly enjoying your posts & photos. I've done 2 river cruises on Avalon & loved them but am sure that Crystal is a few steps above. Please tell Mark that Kelly from Columbus...
So glad you're back. Wonderful video as always....
So glad you're back. Wonderful video as always. Missed seeing you on the boards.
I did this trip last May with Avalon & wrote an...
I did this trip last May with Avalon & wrote an extensive trip report on this site. I did not do my air through Avalon but was able to purchase transfers anyways. I did go in a day early to help with...
I posted an extensive trip report of my cruise...
I posted an extensive trip report of my cruise with Avalon last year. I did the thatched roof tour & enjoyed it. We were on a bus for a bit but had time to walk around & take pictures. Those who went...
Avalon, Globus, Monograms & Cosmos are all part...
Avalon, Globus, Monograms & Cosmos are all part of the same company. If you have traveled with any of these companies you qualify for the Journeys programs & get discounts & perks with all companies....
I think many lines with the exception of Viking...
I think many lines with the exception of Viking waive the single supplement on a select amount of cruises each year. As stated, Uniworld, Avalon, AMA, & Tauck have all done so. Sometimes this is just...
Avalon offers an optional excursion to Honfleur....
Avalon offers an optional excursion to Honfleur. It was a delightful town.
Bistro dinner
I did not do the Bistro dinner on my cruise because I did not find enough courses that appealed to me. The menu was the same on every night of my cruise. The bartenders had the menu & let me view it...
I posted a detailed trip report of my Avalon...
I posted a detailed trip report of my Avalon cruise on the Creativity on this itinerary in June. You can find it by searching this forum. Granted I was in France for the record rains & floods but...
I did this cruise in 2014 on Crystal & loved it....
I did this cruise in 2014 on Crystal & loved it. It was my first cruise on Crystal & we were completely spoiled. I stayed in a category D cabin & thought it had plenty of room. It is a very port...
On my Avalon cruise earlier this year, we sailed...
On my Avalon cruise earlier this year, we sailed at less than half capacity. Someone had originally booked a lower category room & he upgraded to a French balcony room while on the ship. I do not...
I was on Avalon's Paris to Normandy trip at the...
I was on Avalon's Paris to Normandy trip at the end of May / early June & we only had 50 passengers. I found that the sailings on the older ships, which are cheaper, seem to have less passengers...
I'm going to assume you mean you have booked a...
I'm going to assume you mean you have booked a pre-night hotel through Avalon. If this is what you are asking about, when you check in at the hotel they assign your room based on what is available....
Avalon has a buffet for breakfast & lunch but...
Avalon has a buffet for breakfast & lunch but there are always 1-2 items on the menu that can be ordered at lunch. Not all passengers realize there is a menu for these two meals. At lunch sometimes...
You will get replies recommending both lines. I...
You will get replies recommending both lines. I have done two cruises with Avalon - Rhine & Seine, & enjoyed both tremendously. I have written extensive trip reports for both. You will have a great...
Many lines waive the single supplement for the...
Many lines waive the single supplement for the lowest cabin category as has been mentioned. Most sites have a "Specials & deals" section where these are listed. Lines will also waive for sailing...
I pre-pay because I also think that is one less...
I pre-pay because I also think that is one less thing to worry about. I usually hand out extra tips directly to some staff - bartender, specific waiter, etc.
I just got back from my trip from Paris to...
I just got back from my trip from Paris to Normandy with Avalon. When our optional excursions were listed on line they also listed the included excursions that we had choices of. I talked to our...
Avalon put us up for 2 days in the Hotel du...
Avalon put us up for 2 days in the Hotel du Collectionneur last week when our river ship couldn't sail into Paris due to the flooding. Location is great, rooms are nice size, bathrooms have lots of...
Monday breakfast the next morning was included...
Monday breakfast the next morning was included and was very good. Very similar in offerings to what we had on the ship. There was a choice of 2 included excursions: a bus tour city overview tour or a...
Sunday we had to have our luggage outside our...
Sunday we had to have our luggage outside our rooms at 8:15 am. We left the ship on buses for Conflans. It was about a 1.5 hr drive to Conflans. Those going to Auvers-sur-Oise had to be on the buses...
Friday was the all day tours to Normandy. There...
Friday was the all day tours to Normandy. There were three options: US Beaches & Cemetery, British / Canadian Beaches & Cemetery, or a "Taste of Normandy". I did the US beaches tour. We left the ship...
Avalon Creativity Paris to Normandy Trip Report - May 31, 2016: Flooding and all
I really enjoyed my Avalon Creativity river cruise, in spite of the heavy rain and flooding in Paris. For those not aware, May 2016 was the wettest May ever in Paris and the Seine flooded worse than...