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Paris/Port-Saint-Louis-Du-Rhone
14-night Grand France Southbound Cruise
March 24, 2020
Avalon Waterways: Avalon Tapestry II®
Paris/Port-Saint-Louis-Du-Rhone
Vacation Offer ID 1348728
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Cruise Inclusions

Throughout the Ship:

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Panoramic windows
  • Elegant, contemporary design & decor
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
  • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
  • Covered Observation Lounge
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day

Suites & Staterooms:

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Premium L'Occitane bath products
  • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with free movie channels
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe
  • USB Ports
  • Complimentary bottled water daily
  • And, much more.

Health & Fitness:

  • Bikes
  • Canoe, kayak and jogging excursions
  • Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes
  • Fitness and wellness activities
  • Fitbits®
  • All through your Avalon Adventure HostSM

Dining

  • FlexDining® for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating times in our Panorama Dining Room
  • Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options at every meal
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
  • Early and Late Riser breakfast options
  • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
  • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations
  • Alternative light lunch or Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting)
  • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches
  • Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the Panorama Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes and vegetarian options.
  • Enjoy a tasting menu with a view in the Panorama Bistro - a less formal 'sit-down' atmosphere while mingling over several satisfying selections
  • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapés
  • Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests
  • Cocktails available on the Sky Deck
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day

This itinerary takes place on two different ships: Tapestry II and Poetry II.  Guests will switch ships midway through the itinerary.

  • Destination Guide
  • Suggested Shore Excursions
Destination Arrival Departure
Paris

Paris 03/24/2020

Welcome to France. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Paris must arrive by 2:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Your day is free to explore the world's most romantic city before starting your cruise on the Seine. Get acquainted with the City of Light today with some shopping, strolling, or with a croissant and café au lait to watch the world go by amid the Parisian cityscape. (Dinner),
03/24/2020 03/24/2020
Vernon (Giverny)

Vernon (Giverny) 03/25/2020

Monet's Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour. Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon adventure host. This afternoon, enjoy cruising to the picturesque town of Les Andelys. Les Andelys: Serenity on the Seine's Most Beautiful Riverbends. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
03/25/2020 03/25/2020
Les Andelys

Les Andelys 03/25/2020

Monet's Muses, Castle Courtyards, and Crêpes du Jour. Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon adventure host. This afternoon, enjoy cruising to the picturesque town of Les Andelys. Les Andelys: Serenity on the Seine's Most Beautiful Riverbends. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
03/25/2020 03/25/2020
Caudebec-en-Caux

Caudebec-en-Caux 03/26/2020

Churches, Cherry Orchards, and White Cliffs of Normandy. This afternoon, you may choose a Guided Optional Excursion to the old seaside town of Honfleur. Later enjoy live entertainment on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
03/26/2020 03/26/2020
Caudebec-en-Caux

Caudebec-en-Caux 03/27/2020

Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard your ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
03/27/2020 03/27/2020
D-Day Beaches

D-Day Beaches 03/27/2020

Heroic Bravery on Normandy Beaches and French Farming Traditions. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard your ship. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
03/27/2020 03/27/2020
Rouen

Rouen 03/28/2020

The Cathedral of Notre-Dame, and a Heroine for France. Enjoy onboard entertainment before setting sail this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),

Optional Private Excursions

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Let us personalize your experience!

Le Havre: D-Day Beaches - 9 hours
The numerous monuments and memorials on the Normandy coastal area bear witness to the fierce fighting that took place here during and after the D-Day Landings of World War II. Your driver-guide meets you after you have departed your cruise ship and takes you on a full-day tour of the American Sector to visit some of the most important sites of this pivotal point in the war.

Your day starts on the famous coastline at Pointe du Hoc, which the US Rangers scaled, demonstrating a triumph of planning, training and execution by elite and well-led troops. Further eastwards along the coast is the sector known as Omaha Beach, also captured by invading American forces, and where you can examine several sites from both the German and US perspectives. You also hear about Operation Aquatint, a failed 1942 British Commando raid on the area. Your day ends with a poignant visit to the US Military Cemetery and Interpretation Centre at Colleville-sur-Mer, the final resting place of over 9300 US soldiers located on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach. You are transferred back to your cruise ship from here.

Highlights:
  • Visit Pointe du Hoc and Omaha Beach; two of the most significant D-Day sites
Tour Duration: 9 hours

Tour Can Operate: Morning

Wheelchair Accessible: Please enquire for more information

Physical Activity Level: Moderate

Inclusions:
•    Private transport by luxury car or minivan
•    An expert local driver-guide for 9 hours
•    Entrance fees to all sights and museums
•    All taxes

Exclusions:
•    All cruise travel, personal items, meals and associated costs
•    Gratuities
03/28/2020 03/28/2020
Conflans-Ste-Honorine

Conflans-Ste-Honorine 03/29/2020

Walk in the Footsteps of Van Gogh, Bonaparte, and Louis XIV. Perhaps, join a Guided Optional Excursion tour of the Palace of Versailles—home to a succession of French kings. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
03/29/2020 03/29/2020
Paris

Paris 03/30/2020

Cafés, Cathedrals, & Canvases—The City of Lights Truly Shines. Stroll through Paris on your own, or linger over wine in a literary café on the Left Bank. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
03/30/2020 03/30/2020
Paris

Paris 03/31/2020

Take a High-Speed Train from Paris to Dijon, to drive on to Beaune. This afternoon, travel to Saint-Jean-de-Losne to board your Suite Ship®. (Breakfast, Dinner),
03/31/2020 03/31/2020
Cruise Ends (Debarkation)

Cruise Ends (Debarkation) 03/31/2020

Take a High-Speed Train from Paris to Dijon, to drive on to Beaune. This afternoon, travel to Saint-Jean-de-Losne to board your Suite Ship®. (Breakfast, Dinner),
03/31/2020 03/31/2020
Dijon

Dijon 03/31/2020

Take a High-Speed Train from Paris to Dijon, to drive on to Beaune. This afternoon, travel to Saint-Jean-de-Losne to board your Suite Ship®. (Breakfast, Dinner),
03/31/2020 03/31/2020
Beaune

Beaune 03/31/2020

Take a High-Speed Train from Paris to Dijon, to drive on to Beaune. This afternoon, travel to Saint-Jean-de-Losne to board your Suite Ship®. (Breakfast, Dinner),
03/31/2020 03/31/2020
Cruise Starts (Embarkation)

Cruise Starts (Embarkation) 03/31/2020

Take a High-Speed Train from Paris to Dijon, to drive on to Beaune. This afternoon, travel to Saint-Jean-de-Losne to board your Suite Ship®. (Breakfast, Dinner),
03/31/2020 03/31/2020
Saint-Jean-de-Losne

Saint-Jean-de-Losne 03/31/2020

Take a High-Speed Train from Paris to Dijon, to drive on to Beaune. This afternoon, travel to Saint-Jean-de-Losne to board your Suite Ship®. (Breakfast, Dinner),
03/31/2020 03/31/2020
Macon

Macon 04/01/2020

Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône. Enjoy leisurely cruising en route to Mâcon along the majestic Saône River. Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin. Enjoy live entertainment while sailing for Trévoux this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
04/01/2020 04/01/2020
Trevoux

Trevoux 04/01/2020

Wine and Cheese on the Stunning Saône. Enjoy leisurely cruising en route to Mâcon along the majestic Saône River. Consider a Guided Optional Excursion to a Chardonnay wine cellar, or to the Castle of Cormatin. Enjoy live entertainment while sailing for Trévoux this evening. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
04/01/2020 04/01/2020
Lyon

Lyon 04/02/2020

Adventures in Food and Wine in the Gastronomy Capital of France. Sail for lovely Lyon this morning for French fare. Spend free time biking through Lyon's town squares, over bridges, and along the banks where the Rhône and Saône rivers meet. Later enjoy live entertainment after dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
04/02/2020 04/02/2020
Lyon

Lyon 04/03/2020

French Food and Wine—La Vie En Rose in Lyon. The rest of your day is free to explore, relax, or shop in France's third-largest city. Take a bike from the ship and explore local produce markets and parks, or take a leisurely tour of the city's more than 100 murals. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
04/03/2020 04/03/2020
Tournon

Tournon 04/04/2020

A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards. Enjoy a leisurely sail to Viviers after lunch. Viviers: World History in a Charming French Country Village. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
04/04/2020 04/04/2020
Viviers

Viviers 04/04/2020

A Rendezvous with Castle Views and Vineyards. Enjoy a leisurely sail to Viviers after lunch. Viviers: World History in a Charming French Country Village. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
04/04/2020 04/04/2020
Avignon

Avignon 04/05/2020

The City of Popes in Picturesque Provence. Guided Optional Excursions include a visit to the ancient Roman aqueduct of Pont du Gard, or a trip to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape for a true taste of the Rhône 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-Bénézet. Later, enjoy onboard live entertainment. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
04/05/2020 04/05/2020
Arles

Arles 04/06/2020

Inspiring Sights and Avant-Garde Lights. Consider also a Guided Optional Excursion to the Carrières de Lumières to immerse yourself in a truly unique experience of art, sound, and light in the old quarries of Val d'Enfer. Take advantage of any free time with a stop in Le Café Van Gogh for a glass of wine to relax and watch the world go by. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner),
04/06/2020 04/06/2020
Port-Saint-Louis-Du-Rhone

Port-Saint-Louis-Du-Rhone 04/07/2020

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Marseille airport before 10 am. (Breakfast),
04/07/2020 04/07/2020
Avalon Waterways: Avalon Tapestry II®

The Avalon Tapestry II is a true haven on the river - two full decks of Panorama Suites? with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony?. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. Onboard amenities and services include complimentary computer use in public areas and free Wi-Fi access, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, an elevator, and a spacious Sky Deck with shade system, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al-fresco lunches of light grill fare.

SHIP AMENITIES
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows
  • Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, shade awnings, & outdoor deck game area
  • State-of-the-art fitness center
  • Non-smoking staterooms & ship interior
  • Convenient Elevator Service
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Outside viewing deck
  • Headsets for guided shore excursions in Europe
  • English-speaking friendly crew, staff & professional Cruise Director
  • Sightseeing with Expert Local Guides
  • Onboard lectures, activities & entertainment
  • Room service for Continental breakfast & beverages (service fee applies)
  • Sky Deck whirlpool
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Additional biking excursions available in Amsterdam, Breisach and Bernkastel
  • Onboard Adventure Center with active gear, bikes, Nordic walking sticks, watercraft & maps
  • Sky Deck game area
  • Light lunch & casual dinner in the Panorama Bistro
  • Avalon Choice® cruising experience
  • Choice of Leisurely, Traditional or Independent sightseeing pace options
  • Nordic walking sticks available onboard for complimentary check-out
  • Onshore & Onboard experiences with regional customs, cultures & tastings with local artisans, experts & entertainers
  • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, including decaf options
  • Well-stocked library with books, cards, and board games
  • Complimentary bottled water, fresh fruit, and cookies available throughout the day
  • Full-size closet mirror
Ship Statistics
Year Built
2014
Year Refurbished
Year Entered Present Fleet
Previous Name
Country of Registry
Tonnage (GRT)
5000
Guests (Lowers)
128
Total Guests
128
Passenger Decks
4
Number of Crew
35
Officers' Nationality
Cruise/Hotel Staff Nationality
Total Rooms
64
Suites
2
Balconies
50
Ocean/River View
12
Interior
Accessible

Information provided within these pages has been updated as of June 2019. While we do our best to ensure that stateroom descriptions and deckplans appearing in this website are complete and accurate, we cannot be responsible for inaccurate representations, which may or may not be under our control. Please reconfirm stateroom accommodations and deck placement prior to booking.

River View

Deluxe Stateroom (E) Call for Price
Deluxe Stateroom
  • Category: E
  • Indigo Deck
Features

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Two windows
  • Writing desk
  • Memory foam mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hair dryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flat-screen satellite TV with movie channel
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
Deluxe Stateroom (D) Call for Price
Deluxe Stateroom
  • Category: D
  • Indigo Deck
Features

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Two windows
  • Writing desk
  • Memory foam mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hair dryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flat-screen satellite TV with movie channel
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity

Suite

Panorama Suite (B) Call for Price
Panorama Suite
  • Category: B
  • Sapphire Deck
Features

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Marble countertops in bathroom
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony®
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
  • Coffee table
  • Memory foam mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hair dryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flat-screen satellite TV with movie channel
  • Make-up mirror
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 6-person sitting area
  • Writing desk
  • Sofa
Panorama Suite (A) Call for Price
Panorama Suite
  • Category: A
  • Sapphire Deck
Features

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Marble countertops in bathroom
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony®
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
  • Coffee table
  • Memory foam mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hair dryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flat-screen satellite TV with movie channel
  • Make-up mirror
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 6-person sitting area
  • Writing desk
  • Sofa
Panorama Suite (P) Call for Price
Panorama Suite
  • Category: P
  • Royal Deck
Features

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Marble countertops in bathroom
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony®
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
  • Coffee table
  • Memory foam mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hair dryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flat-screen satellite TV with movie channel
  • Make-up mirror
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 6-person sitting area
  • Writing desk
  • Sofa
Royal Suite (RS) Call for Price
Royal Suite
  • Category: RS
  • Royal Deck
Features

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Alarm clock
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • In-room safe
  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Marble countertops in bathroom
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony®
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Vanity
  • Coffee table
  • Memory foam mattress toppers
  • European-style duvets
  • Extra blankets
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Hair dryer
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Flat-screen satellite TV with movie channel
  • Make-up mirror
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • Individual climate control
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • 6-person sitting area
  • Writing desk
  • Sofa
  • Double sinks

This itinerary takes place on two different ships: Tapestry II and Poetry II.  Guests will switch ships midway through the itinerary.

All prices are cruise or cruise/land only (where applicable), per person, in US dollars, based on double occupancy, and do not include port charges. Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change. A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for Avalon Waterways to reserve space.

The following charges are not included in the land/cruise vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; intra-vacation air, unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees, including the September 11th Security fee up to $11.20 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $4.10 per segment, and U.S. and international arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Avalon menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature. Additional airline-imposed fees for seat assignments may apply and are not included in your total package cost. Please refer to carrier websites for seat assignment policies and applicable pricing.

All fares are quoted in US Dollars.

Sky Deck
Royal Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Panorama Suite (P)
  • Royal Suite (RS)
Sapphire Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Panorama Suite (A)
  • Panorama Suite (B)
Indigo Deck

Stateroom Key

  • Deluxe Stateroom (D)
  • Deluxe Stateroom (E)