Avalon Tapestry II
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Avalon Tapestry II: Passage to French charm and sophistication
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.
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.
- 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
- 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