I was very fortunate to be chosen to visit Paris and experience two nights on Avalon Tapestry II River Boat up the River Seine. After an early start on a British Airways flight to Paris we were met by a representative from Avalon and transferred onto the waiting ship in Rouen. We spent two magical nights aboard before docking in Paris.
Avalon Tapestry II was launched in 2015 and offers two full decks of unrivalled Panorama Suites each with 200 square feet and featuring wall to wall panoramic windows that transformed our stateroom into a unique open air balcony. There is a spacious sky deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system and whirlpool, two lounges, spacious open-seating dining room with full panoramic viewing, an outside viewing deck and observation lounge, fitness centre, self-service hot drinks centre with complimentary drinks and free Wi-Fi access.
With Avalon cruises everything is included in the price including flights, all meals including beer, soft drinks and wine with lunch and dinner, excursions, gratuities and all transfers.
On day two I chose to take one of the included day trips at Conflans to Napolean and Josephine's Chateau de Malmaison which was a half day trip with a fully guided tour around the house and grounds. This was the highlight of my trip.
We docked early in the evening in Paris and after a luxurious dinner were able to go out and see the sights of Paris before spending another comfortable night aboard the ship.
This was a memorable trip and one I would highly recommend.