Grand France

  Avg. Trip Rating 4.8 Based on 8 Reviews. No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant

Grand France

  Avg. Trip Rating 4.8 Based on 8 Reviews. No Booking FeesDedicated Consultant
Our Price From 8,857 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 2,880 Per Person
 Trip Length
15 Days
 Trip Starts
Port St Louis
 Trip Finishes
Paris
15 Day Grand France Itinerary (Avalon)
Countries Explored: France
Our Price From 8,857 Per Person
Exclusive Savings 2,880 Per Person
 Trip Length
15 Days
 Trip Starts
Arles
 Trip Finishes
Paris
15 Day Grand France Itinerary (Avalon)
Countries Explored: France
Trip Operator:
Budget
Premium
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Code
WLP
Trip Operator:
Budget
Premium
Ship Type
River Ship
Trip Code
WLP

Overview

Read 8 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Avalon's 15 Day Grand France. This river cruise holiday showcases France's charm, breath-taking views, and rich history. Your adventure begins on the Rhône River with a visit to Arles, France - famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh - and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes. The city of Tournon is beautifully nestled among vineyards and you'll go on a guided walk of this medieval treasure with plenty of Roman...read more ruins.

Lyon, France's gastronomic capital is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. The Seine River offers a choice of excursion opportunities, such as a visit to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery; a visit to delightful Les Andelys, Joan of Arc's Rouen, and the choice between a visit to Vincent van Gogh's Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine's Malmaison.

On this French river cruise, you'll enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery, and stops in charming and historical parts of France, but your adventure would not be complete without a visit to Paris - one of the world's most romantic and vibrant cities! Discover its true heart on a guided walk through the sites of Paris' rich history, or take a tour showing you the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. Walk in the footsteps of the great master artists, enjoy the delectable cuisine of France, and stand where heroes fought for freedom on the beaches of Normandy. This and so much more is waiting for you on your French cruise on the Seine!
Read 8 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Avalon's 15 Day Grand France. This river cruise holiday showcases France's charm, breath-taking views, and rich history. Your adventure begins on the Rhône River with a visit to Arles, France - famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh - and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre. On a guided tour of historical Avignon, see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes. The city of Tournon is beautifully nestled among vineyards and you'll go on a guided walk of this medieval treasure with plenty of Roman...read more ruins.

Lyon, France's gastronomic capital is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture. The Seine River offers a choice of excursion opportunities, such as a visit to the historic Normandy Landing Beaches, including Omaha Beach, the Point du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery; a visit to delightful Les Andelys, Joan of Arc's Rouen, and the choice between a visit to Vincent van Gogh's Auvers-sur-Oise or Napoleon and Josephine's Malmaison.

On this French river cruise, you'll enjoy wine, cheese, beautiful scenery, and stops in charming and historical parts of France, but your adventure would not be complete without a visit to Paris - one of the world's most romantic and vibrant cities! Discover its true heart on a guided walk through the sites of Paris' rich history, or take a tour showing you the iconic sites of the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, and more. Walk in the footsteps of the great master artists, enjoy the delectable cuisine of France, and stand where heroes fought for freedom on the beaches of Normandy. This and so much more is waiting for you on your French cruise on the Seine!

Itinerary

Welcome to France. Your Avalon Waterways suite ship is ready for boarding. Flights into Marseille must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

EVENING CRUISE TO ARLES (D)

Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights

Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host.

Active: Get your daily dose of exercise through nordic walking in Arles with your Adventure Host. OR:

Discovery: Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist, OR:

Classic: Enjoy a guided walking tour of Arles-the captivating city of the Provence region. You'll visit the Roman Amphitheater in this visually stunning city.

Consider a guided Optional Excursion to the Carrieres de Lumieres (Cathedral of Images) a unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d'Enfer. Take free time to stop in Le Cafe Van Gogh for a glass of wine. , before sailing to Avignon.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON (B/L/D)

The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence

Classic: Take a guided sightseeing tour of the fortress city of Avignon-with its ramparts encircling the city-and a visit to the amazing Palace of the Popes.

guided Optional Excursions include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Chateauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhone wine region. Explore Avignon on your own for the city's art and culture, theatre, and museums. Be sure to snap photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments, and the medieval Pont Saint-Benezet. Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON (B/L/D)

World History in a Charming French Country Village

Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Viviers.

Active: Walk your way up to Vivier's hilltop Cathedral with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon guided walking tour of this charming village. You'll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman, and medieval influences.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNON (B/L/D)

A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards

Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities.

Active: Bike along the Rhone river with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Take a morning guided walking tour to explore Tournon-one of France's oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle, and Roman ruins between the Rhone River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage.

In the late morning cruise to Vienne.

VIENNE: Roman and Middle Age History

Active: See Vienne from atop, hike up to a viewpoint with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Join a guided walking tour of Vienne and discover this charming little town surrounded by steep hills.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON (B/L/D)

Adventures in Food and Wine in the Gastronomy Capital of France

Classic: Join a guided sightseeing tour to survey Lyon from Fourviere Hill with its numerous churches. You'll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafes, monuments, and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux.

Spend free time riding a bike through Lyon's town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhone and Saone rivers meet. Enjoy live entertainment while sailing to Tournus.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNUS (B/L/D)

Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saone

Consider a guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin. Alternatively enjoy a leisurely cruising morning along the majestic Saone River on your way to St. Jean de Losne.

Discovery: Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship.

Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN ST. JEAN DE LOSNE (B/L/D)

Drive to Beaune and take a High-Speed Train from Dijon to Paris.

Classic: Visit the Hotel-Dieu Charity Hospital in Beaune, built in 1443, today home of the Van der Weyden's painting of the Last Judgment and is one of France's architectural highlights.

This afternoon, take a high-speed train from Dijon to Paris to board your Suite Ship.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VERNON (B/D)

Monet's Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crepes du Jour

Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host.

Active: Explore Vernon's Chateau des Tourelles by foot with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Take a guided tour of Giverny, home and inspiration of the master impressionist painter Claude Monet. Walk the grounds and see Monet's charming residence, and the flower and water gardens captured in his masterpieces, OR:

Classic: Join a Guided Visit to Bizy Castle-called "Normandy's Versailles" for its magnificent courtyard, water garden, and stables.

Discovery: While sailing, enjoy a traditional French luncheon of authentic French crepes, followed by a Pastry Demonstration.

This afternoon, enjoy a beautiful cruise to the picturesque town of Les Andelys.

LES: ANDELYS: Serenity on the Seine

Active: Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Chateau Gaillard-historic home of King Richard the Lionheart, OR:

Classic: Take a guided walking tour of Les Andelys-one of France's most picturesque spots on the Seine.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CAUDEBEC (B/L/D)

Ancient Abbeys Along the Seine

Active: Enjoy a relaxing bike ride along the river with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Take a Guided Trip along the Normandy Abbeys Route-where more than 100 medieval Benedictine and Augustine abbeys and churches were built along the Seine.

This afternoon, you may choose a guided Optional Excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CAUDEBEC (B/L/D)

Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions

Classic: Join a guided tour of Normandy's WWII landing beaches, visit significant U.S. sites, including Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery, OR:

Classic: Take a full-day Guided Tour of the British and Canadian commemorative sites, including the British cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, the seaside town of Arromanches, the Juno Beach centre, and the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, OR:

Classic: Join "A Taste of Normandy" Guided Tour for an in-depth look at this rich agricultural region. See the famous Bayeux Tapestry, visit the beautiful village of Beuvron en Auge and taste Calvados at a local distillery.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

EVENING CRUISE TO ROUEN (B/L/D)

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and a Heroine for France

Active: Take a Guided Bike Tour to discover and explore the most famous monuments and the lesser known hidden gems of Rouen on two wheels, OR:

Classic: Take a Guided WaLking Tour of Rouen-home of the martyred Joan of Arc-and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CONFLANS (B/L/D)

The Footsteps of Van Gogh, Bonaparte, and Louis XIV

Active: Enjoy a relaxing bike ride along the Seine with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Join a Guided Visit to Auvers-sur-Oise, home and resting place of Vincent van Gogh, OR:

Classic: Take a Guided tour of the opulent Chateau de Malmaison-home of Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.

Perhaps, join a guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles-home to a succession of French kings.

EVENING CRUISE TO PARIS (B/L/D)

Cafes, Cathedrals and Canvases in the city of Light

Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities.

Active: Experience the Seine river by foot with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Discover the ancient heart of Paris on a captivating Guided Walk featuring the Palais-Royal, Louvre pyramid, ancient sites on Ile de la Cite, the Left Bank, bustling Latin Quarter, and more, OR:

Classic: Join a Guided City Tour, that shows you the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opera Garnier, and the famous Champs-Elysees.

Stroll through Paris on your own, or linger over wine in a literary cafe on the Left Bank.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS (B/L/D)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Welcome to France. Your Avalon Waterways suite ship is ready for boarding. Flights into Marseille must arrive by 3 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. (D)

Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights

Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host.

Active: Get your daily dose of exercise through nordic walking in Arles with your Adventure Host. OR:

Discovery: Attend a Painting Workshop to learn techniques of Vincent van Gogh. Create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist, OR:

Classic: Enjoy a guided walking tour of Arles-the captivating city of the Provence region. You'll visit the Roman Amphitheater in this visually stunning city.

Consider a guided Optional Excursion to the Carrieres de Lumieres (Cathedral of Images) a unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d'Enfer. Take free time to stop in Le Cafe Van Gogh for a glass of wine. , before sailing to Avignon.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON (B/L/D)

The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence

Classic: Take a guided sightseeing tour of the fortress city of Avignon-with its ramparts encircling the city-and a visit to the amazing Palace of the Popes.

guided Optional Excursions include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Chateauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhone wine region. Explore Avignon on your own for the city's art and culture, theatre, and museums. Be sure to snap photos of the captivating countryside, historic monuments, and the medieval Pont Saint-Benezet. Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AVIGNON (B/L/D)

World History in a Charming French Country Village

Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Viviers.

Active: Walk your way up to Vivier's hilltop Cathedral with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Explore the pale-stone buildings of Viviers on a late afternoon guided walking tour of this charming village. You'll see its Romanesque cathedral and Old Town with a mix of historical Christian, Roman, and medieval influences.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNON (B/L/D)

A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards

Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities.

Active: Bike along the Rhone river with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Take a morning guided walking tour to explore Tournon-one of France's oldest medieval cities. See its 16th-century castle, and Roman ruins between the Rhone River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage.

In the late morning cruise to Vienne.

VIENNE: Roman and Middle Age History

Active: See Vienne from atop, hike up to a viewpoint with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Join a guided walking tour of Vienne and discover this charming little town surrounded by steep hills.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LYON (B/L/D)

Adventures in Food and Wine in the Gastronomy Capital of France

Classic: Join a guided sightseeing tour to survey Lyon from Fourviere Hill with its numerous churches. You'll also explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, and the lively cafes, monuments, and famed fountain of Place des Terreaux.

Spend free time riding a bike through Lyon's town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhone and Saone rivers meet. Enjoy live entertainment while sailing to Tournus.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO TOURNUS (B/L/D)

Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saone

Discovery: guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin. Discovery - Later, enjoy a delicious Cheese Tasting on board your ship.

Enjoy live entertainment on board this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE (B/L/D)

Drive to Beaune and take a High-Speed Train from Dijon to Paris.

Classic: Visit the Hotel-Dieu Charity Hospital in Beaune, built in 1443, today home of the Van der Weyden's painting of the Last Judgment and is one of France's architectural highlights.

This afternoon, take a high-speed train from Dijon to Paris to board your Suite Ship.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VERNON (B/D)

Monet's Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crepes du Jour

Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host.

Active: Explore Vernon's Chateau des Tourelles by foot with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Take a guided tour of Giverny, home and inspiration of the master impressionist painter Claude Monet. Walk the grounds and see Monet's charming residence, and the flower and water gardens captured in his masterpieces, OR:

Classic: Join a Guided Visit to Bizy Castle-called "Normandy's Versailles" for its magnificent courtyard, water garden, and stables.

Discovery: While sailing, enjoy a traditional French luncheon of authentic French crepes, followed by a Pastry Demonstration.

This afternoon, enjoy a beautiful cruise to the picturesque town of Les Andelys.

LES: ANDELYS: Serenity on the Seine

Active: Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins of Chateau Gaillard-historic home of King Richard the Lionheart, OR:

Classic: Take a guided walking tour of Les Andelys-one of France's most picturesque spots on the Seine.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CAUDEBEC (B/L/D)

Ancient Abbeys Along the Seine

Active: Enjoy a relaxing bike ride along the river with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Take a Guided Trip along the Normandy Abbeys Route-where more than 100 medieval Benedictine and Augustine abbeys and churches were built along the Seine.

This afternoon, you may choose a guided Optional Excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN CAUDEBEC (B/L/D)

Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions

Classic: Join a guided tour of Normandy's WWII landing beaches, visit significant U.S. sites, including Omaha Beach, the Pointe du Hoc monument, and the American Cemetery, OR:

Classic: Take a full-day Guided Tour of the British and Canadian commemorative sites, including the British cemetery, Pegasus Memorial, the seaside town of Arromanches, the Juno Beach centre, and the Beny-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, OR:

Classic: Join "A Taste of Normandy" Guided Tour for an in-depth look at this rich agricultural region. See the famous Bayeux Tapestry, visit the beautiful village of Beuvron en Auge and taste Calvados at a local distillery.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

EVENING CRUISE TO ROUEN (B/L/D)

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and a Heroine for France

Active: Take a Guided Bike Tour to discover and explore the most famous monuments and the lesser known hidden gems of Rouen on two wheels, OR:

Classic: Take a Guided WaLking Tour of Rouen-home of the martyred Joan of Arc-and see the medieval quarter with its 16th-century Astronomical Clock, and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CONFLANS (B/L/D)

XIV: steps of Van Gogh, Bonaparte, and Louis XIV

Active: Enjoy a relaxing bike ride along the Seine with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Join a Guided Visit to Auvers-sur-Oise, home and resting place of Vincent van Gogh, OR:

Classic: Take a Guided tour of the opulent Chateau de Malmaison-home of Napoleon Bonaparte and his wife Josephine.

Perhaps, join a guided Optional Excursion to the Palace of Versailles-home to a succession of French kings.

EVENING CRUISE TO PARIS (B/L/D)

Cafes, Cathedrals and Canvases in the city of Light

Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities.

Active: Experience the Seine river by foot with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic: Discover the ancient heart of Paris on a captivating Guided Walk featuring the Palais-Royal, Louvre pyramid, ancient sites on Ile de la Cite, the Left Bank, bustling Latin Quarter, and more, OR:

Classic: Join a Guided City Tour, that shows you the iconic sites of Paris, such as the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the Eiffel Tower, Opera Garnier, and the famous Champs-Elysees.

Stroll through Paris on your own, or linger over wine in a literary cafe on the Left Bank.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN PARIS (B/L/D)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Trip Reviews (8) View All Most Recent 'Grand France' Reviews

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Wondeful French Adventure 6 , QLD, Australia, Sep 2017
We have just returned from a month in France which included Avalon's Grand France cruise (WLP) from Cote D'Azur starting on 18th September and ending on 3rd October 2017. We had cabin 203 on both ships. We also had the same cruise director for both cruises - Jean-Loup Domart who kept us entertained with his dry wit during his daily briefings and was ...read more very helpful, knowledgeable and patient. The first cruise was on Affinity and Creativity on the second leg. The ships do sail during the night, sometimes only for a short time but sometimes all night. Unfortunately cabin 203 on Affinity had a very annoying sliding glass door rattle which happened to be next to my head. I did let the receptionist know and was told maintenance would come and check it out but they never did. Otherwise, we were very happy with both cabins and ships overall.

I would suggest they should have coffee, tea etc available in the main lounge/bar area rather than at the rear of the ship too. We enjoyed all the included and optional excursions and everything was run smoothly and we were well looked after. The food was delicious but surprisingly we thought it was a little nicer on Affinity. The weather was very king to us and we had warm days and cool nights and mornings - a nice time to be in France. Overall we would highly recommend this cruise especially for first time travellers to France. As usual, Global Journeys handled our booking well and got us a good discount.
Grand France Magic 0 , WA, Australia, Sep 2017
Our Avalon river cruise through France was fantastic from beginning to end. From the fantastic friendly crew for whom nothing was too much trouble, and our super efficient and personable cruise director to the amazing food and fine dining, plentiful drinks and luxurious on board accommodation, everything was even better than I'd imagined. The local ...read more guides at each town along the way shared their extensive knowledge about the town and brought its history to life through interesting and at time humorous anecdotes. The optional extra tours provided even further opportunities to see even more. It was an unbeatable way to see France. I would thorough recommend this holiday and would happy do it all again.
Enjoyable River Cruising   0 , QLD, Australia, Aug 2017
We had previously travelled with Avalon some years ago and, while that tour was very good, we believe that the Avalon network has improved in quality since that time. The rooms are very efficiently designed and even though they are not large (about the size of a standard Paris hotel room - and that's not large) the amount of storage is amazing. The ...read more ships (back to back cruises here) were in excellent condition and kept immaculately. Anybody who has been on a river cruise knows that, by the end of the cruise, you are begging for no more food please! Breakfast, lunch and dinner are varied and of high quality.

The staff on the ships were outstanding - well trained, efficient, welcoming and very friendly. The excursions were OK and starting the tour in Monte Carlo, whilst a bit of a gimmick, was probably worth it for fun value. Although Monte Carlo is more difficult to get to than, say, Nice or Marseilles, it is probably a place most people would avoid. A room on the very front row of the Fairmont Hotel looking out over the billionaires boats and sitting directly over the F1 circuit at the Fairmont Hairpin is a bit of fun.

The on-board entertainment was not a strong feature but it was adequate. In summary, I was impressed by the commitment of Avalon to quality improvement.
Relaxing way to explore France 2 , NSW, Australia, Jul 2017
This was our second Avalon cruise and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The best thing about river cruising is being able to settle into your stateroom and know you can stay there for the whole journey. Both the boats, Avalon Affinity and Avalon Creativity were comfortable and the hotel staff and crews of both provided excellent service. Our cruise director, ...read more Joost Ruitenberg was outstanding: a most engaging manner together with great organisational skills, which made our cruise run very smoothly. He successfully transferred 82 travellers from St Jean to Losne by coach and TGV to Paris, without losing anyone!

The experiences on the cruise were varied with lots of included walks through small towns and villages, as well as optional tours to nearby places. There were so many enjoyable experiences, I cannot name a favourite. We were, however, pleased that we had prebooked all our optional excursions before leaving Australia. Because of this those tours were guaranteed, which meant there were only four people on one tour and five on another. We were the only passengers who had prebooked and as a result, several other tours were cancelled due to insufficient numbers.
16 Day Grand France 4 , WA, Australia, Aug 2016
This was basically two tours. The first section was on the Affinity. We were lucky with the Captain and the Cruise Directory who went to both ships. However on the Affinity we did not enjoy the same service that we enjoyed on a previous Avalon ship. We found the Hotel Manager and the restaurant manager to be not that friendly and not as welcoming ...read more as expected. There was one exceptional staff member called Emile that provided very good service. At one stage the Restaurant manager had told a waitress to not serve alcohol to us after the main meal. This is not what we experience on a previous Avalon ship. Once we mentioned this to the Cruise Director the Hotel Manager and restaurant manager spoke to us an blamed the waitress. We observed other people getting served alcohol after their main meal. Also when they have the Bistro meal I the lounge all the good waiters are servicing in that area and the main dinning room is under staffed. When you have a beer in the dining room it is not as cold as it should be as they pour it into jugs from the bar upstairs and they get warm. I would suggest that they have a tap beer in the dining room area. This was the same at both ships.

The second leg was the Creativity which was a total more enjoyable experience. The Hotel Manager (Vincent) was excellent and he greeted us on all occasion we returned to the ship after and excursion. He and the Captain were wonderful. The Captain also welcomed us on returning to the ship. All the waiters , front desk staff and bar staff on the Creativity were excellent. It was a far better experience on the Creativity than the Affinity. Nancy the Cruise Director was also excellent on both tours. The Monograms extra stay at the Pullman was also very good. Our experience on the Affinity has made us think about another Cruise line and not Avalon in the Future. We have been very good ambassadors for Avalon after our trip on the Expression from Budapest but the Affinity experience may change our minds. We would have no hesitation recommending the Creativity as a fun ship to be on.
Everything was well planned, loved all the tours 1 , Australia, May 2014
I felt that everything was well planned, and the staff were very co-operative. We loved all the tours and the food and wine was excellent.
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Deck Plans

Ship Profile
 
Category E
Stateroom
 
Category D
Stateroom
Indigo Deck (Level 1)
 
Category B
Panorama Suite
 
Category A
Panorama Suite
Sapphire Deck (Level 2)
 
Category P
Panorama Suite
 
Category S
Royal Suite
Royal Deck (Level 3)
Sky Deck

Cabins

  • Deluxe Stateroom (172 sq ft)
  • Twin Windows
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers

  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (200 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers

  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (300 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers

Deck Plans

Ship Profile
 
Category E
Stateroom
 
Category D
Stateroom
Indigo Deck (Level 1)
 
Category B
Panorama Suite
 
Category A
Panorama Suite
Sapphire Deck (Level 2)
 
Category P
Panorama Suite
 
Category S
Royal Suite
Royal Deck (Level 3)
Sky Deck

Cabins

  • Deluxe Stateroom (172 sq ft)
  • Twin Windows
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers

  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (200 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers

  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (300 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers

Availability

Limited Time Sale
Tuesday 16 Aug 2022
Tuesday 30 Aug 2022
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $10,973 $9,189
Save $1,784 Enquire
Tuesday 13 Sep 2022
Tuesday 27 Sep 2022
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $11,567
  N/A
Tuesday 27 Sep 2022
Tuesday 11 Oct 2022
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $11,303
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Limited Time Sale
Tuesday 16 Aug 2022
Tuesday 30 Aug 2022
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $16,524 $14,685
Save $1,839 Enquire
Tuesday 13 Sep 2022
Tuesday 27 Sep 2022
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $17,445
  N/A
Tuesday 27 Sep 2022
Tuesday 11 Oct 2022
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $17,036
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Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 11 Apr 2023
Tuesday 25 Apr 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $11,042 $9,208
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Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 25 Apr 2023
Tuesday 09 May 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $11,737 $9,896
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Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 23 May 2023
Tuesday 06 Jun 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $12,015 $10,518
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Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 06 Jun 2023
Tuesday 20 Jun 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $12,015 $10,518
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Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 04 Jul 2023
Tuesday 18 Jul 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $11,737 $8,857
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Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 18 Jul 2023
Tuesday 01 Aug 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $11,737 $9,550
Save $2,187 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 15 Aug 2023
Tuesday 29 Aug 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $11,737 $9,550
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Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 29 Aug 2023
Tuesday 12 Sep 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $12,293 $10,793
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Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 26 Sep 2023
Tuesday 10 Oct 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $12,293 $10,100
Save $2,193 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 10 Oct 2023
Tuesday 24 Oct 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $11,737 $9,550
Save $2,187 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 16 Apr 2024
Tuesday 30 Apr 2024
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $11,918 $10,076
Save $1,842 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 30 Apr 2024
Tuesday 14 May 2024
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $12,335 $10,489
Save $1,846 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 11 Jun 2024
Tuesday 25 Jun 2024
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $12,613 $11,110
Save $1,503 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 09 Jul 2024
Tuesday 23 Jul 2024
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $12,335 $10,142
Save $2,193 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 06 Aug 2024
Tuesday 20 Aug 2024
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $12,335 $10,142
Save $2,193 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 03 Sep 2024
Tuesday 17 Sep 2024
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $12,891 $11,385
Save $1,506 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 17 Sep 2024
Tuesday 01 Oct 2024
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $12,891 $11,385
Save $1,506 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 01 Oct 2024
Tuesday 15 Oct 2024
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $12,474 $10,626
Save $1,848 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 15 Oct 2024
Tuesday 29 Oct 2024
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $11,918 $9,729
Save $2,189 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 11 Apr 2023
Tuesday 25 Apr 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $16,622 $14,732
Save $1,890 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 25 Apr 2023
Tuesday 09 May 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $17,699 $15,798
Save $1,901 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 23 May 2023
Tuesday 06 Jun 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $18,130 $16,572
Save $1,558 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 06 Jun 2023
Tuesday 20 Jun 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $18,130 $16,572
Save $1,558 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 04 Jul 2023
Tuesday 18 Jul 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $17,699 $14,759
Save $2,940 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 18 Jul 2023
Tuesday 01 Aug 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $17,699 $15,452
Save $2,247 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 15 Aug 2023
Tuesday 29 Aug 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $17,699 $15,452
Save $2,247 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 29 Aug 2023
Tuesday 12 Sep 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $18,561 $16,998
Save $1,563 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 26 Sep 2023
Tuesday 10 Oct 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $18,561 $16,305
Save $2,256 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 10 Oct 2023
Tuesday 24 Oct 2023
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $17,699 $15,452
Save $2,247 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 16 Apr 2024
Tuesday 30 Apr 2024
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $17,957 $16,054
Save $1,903 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 30 Apr 2024
Tuesday 14 May 2024
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $18,603 $16,694
Save $1,909 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 11 Jun 2024
Tuesday 25 Jun 2024
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $19,034 $17,467
Save $1,567 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 09 Jul 2024
Tuesday 23 Jul 2024
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $18,603 $16,347
Save $2,256 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 06 Aug 2024
Tuesday 20 Aug 2024
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $18,603 $16,347
Save $2,256 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 03 Sep 2024
Tuesday 17 Sep 2024
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $19,465 $17,894
Save $1,571 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 17 Sep 2024
Tuesday 01 Oct 2024
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $19,465 $17,894
Save $1,571 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 01 Oct 2024
Tuesday 15 Oct 2024
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $18,819 $16,908
Save $1,911 Enquire
Earlybird Saving
Tuesday 15 Oct 2024
Tuesday 29 Oct 2024
Ship Name Avalon Poetry II & Avalon Tapestry II
From: $17,957 $15,708
Save $2,249 Enquire
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Cabin Upgrades Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person

Category E  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category D From $ 398
Category B From $ 3,098
Category A From $ 3,198
Category P From $ 3,398
Category S From $ 6,198
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Cabin Upgrades Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person

Category E  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Category D From $ 398
Category B $ 3,098 - $ 3,398
Category A $ 3,198 - $ 3,498
Category P $ 3,398 - $ 3,699
Category S $ 6,198 - $ 6,598
Note
Upgrade prices shown are per person. Your Global Journeys Travel Advisor will confirm and include the upgrade price in your quote.
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