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  • Avalon-Tapestry-II-bar - Enjoy a cocktail at Avalon Tapestry II's bar and watch France sail by. 
  • Avalon-Tapestry-II-royal-suite-2 - The 300-square-foot Royal Suite on Avalon Tapestry II includes a spacious seating area and stocked minibar.
  • Avalon-Tapestry-II-Seine - Avalon Waterways Tapestry II cruises the Seine River in Europe.
  • Avalon-Tapestry-II-Royal-Suite - Enter your sancuary, the Royal Suite, on Avalon Tapestry II as it cruises the Seine, Saône and Rhone Rivers of France.
  • Avalon-Tapestry-II-panorama-lounge - Meet new friends at the Panorama Lounge social hour when you sail Avalon Tapestry II.
  • Avalon-Tapestry-II-fitness-room - Avalon Tapestry II's amenities include an expanded fitness room, complimentary wi-fi and movie nights.
  • Avalon-Tapestry-II-observation-lounge - Share a glass of wine and watch the French countryside pass by from Avalon Tapestry II's Observation Lounge.
  • Avalon-Tapestry-II-exterior - Avalon Tapestry II sailing the Seine River in Paris.
  • Avalon-Tapestry-II-dining-room-2 - Avalon Tapestry II's dining room serves four-course dinners with a choice of appetizers, soups, salads and entrées.
  • Avalon-Tapestry-II-panorama-suite - Wake up to a beautiful view of France gliding by your Panorama Suite on  Avalon Tapestry II.
  • Avalon-Tapestry-II-food - You'll sit down to chef-inspired regional and international cuisine when you sail Avalon Tapestry II.

Avalon Tapestry II: Passage to French charm and sophistication

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Snapshot

There’s both serenity and a measure of adventure when cruising France’s famed waterways aboard Avalon Tapestry II. Sailing the Seine, Rhône and Saône rivers, Avalon Tapestry II can glide by centuries-old châteaux and beautiful landscapes in the afternoon, then make an overnight port call at one of Europe’s overlooked gems. Whether tastes favor exploring charming historic neighborhoods and world-class museums, or indulging in France’s sophisticated cuisine and fashions or a city’s vibrant nightlife, Avalon Tapestry II offers even seasoned travelers new opportunity to discover (or rediscover) France.

One of the line’s newest ships, Avalon Tapestry II is fitted with onboard amenities that promise sailing in comfort. Cruisers can soak in the rays and take in the view from a lounge chair or whirlpool on the Sky Deck. Or wake each morning to the scenery passing by their suite’s wall-to-wall panoramic windows (the ship’s suites are spacious – at 200 square feet, Avalon says, they’re more than 30 percent larger than industry standard). Dining options include buffets, light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro and multi-course dinners.

Where Avalon Tapestry II sails

Avalon Tapestry II sails the France’s Seine, Rhône and Saône rivers. Cruises range from 11 to 19 days, and destinations and port calls include Paris, Lyon and Avignon. Some cruises include overnights in London or Côte d’Azur (the French Riviera) via high-speed rail.

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Dining

Dining is part of the journey on Avalon Tapestry II. Whether you’re sitting for an al fresco lunch on the Sky Deck, waterfront room service or multi-course dining, you can choose between enticing regional cuisine or Western dishes. Meals are prepared by expert chefs with fresh, quality ingredients direct from the market.  

Activities

  • Sky Deck whirlpool
  • Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment
  • Onboard movie nights
  • Hair salon (manicures available)
  • Sky Deck game area
  • Tastings: Sample the destination's famous delicacies.
  • Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
  • Sightseeing with certified local guides
  • Biking excursions

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Top highlights on this ship

  • What: Main Lounge

  • What: Royal Suite

  • What: Panorama Lounge
  • Wall-to-wall panoramic windows
  • Sky deck with premium lounge chairs
  • Bistro on the Sky Deck
  • Fitness center
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Lounges and upscale bar serving premium spirits

Top dining options on board

Main dining room

  • Style: Regional & international cuisine
  • No additional cost
  • Open: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Fast facts

128 Passengers [?]
37 Crew
4 Decks
2014 Maiden voyage
5,000 Tonnage [?]
361 Length in feet
37 Width in feet (max beam)
9 speed (mph) [?]

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