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Life aboard Avalon Poetry II
Avalon Poetry II provides a 7-night cruise on the Saône-Rhône river system in southern France, between Arles on the Mediterranean coast, and the town of St Jean de Losne that is 300 km from Paris. Fast rail adds the connection to Paris, and a coach takes you from Arles to Côte d’Azur on the Mediterranean coast. Guests can cruise in either direction, and en route stop at towns for guided walks and excursions. Sailings extend from early April to September. The vessel docks in the heart of towns, where travellers are free to roam as they wish, or follow experienced tour guides. Land extensions at the start/end of the cruise may link you to Barcelona, Nice, Paris or London. Luxury cruising past such a diversity of historical and cultural sites is impressive. Ask about adding pre- or post-cruise land tours.

This cruise can be linked with a 7-night Tapestry II cruise ex Paris on the Seine, to the Normandy coast of the English Channel. Or, join with a 7-night cruise between Basel and Amsterdam on another Avalon ship. On all cruises many activities are included, and then there is a selection of optional excursions, visits and activities. Tours are graded as leisurely, traditional and independent. No other destinations, in such close proximity, hold greater attractions for travellers than in Europe. (Some Avalon cruises are ‘special interest’ – Wine Appreciation.) This vessel is modern and spacious, with the comforts of a fine hotel, but without the need to pack and unpack during your holiday or pay for additional costs. The interior is non-smoking.

Accommodation
The ship has 50 Suites, 12 Deluxe Staterooms, and 2 Royal Suites, all spacious and well-appointed. Cabins have quality hotel-style bedding and linen with twin or queen-size beds and bed lamps, bathrobes and slippers, nightly turn down service, ample storage, flat-screen satellite TV with movie channels, complimentary Wi-Fi access, direct-dial telephone, writing desk, minibar, personal safe, controllable AC, hair dryer, shower and L’Occitane bath amenities. Twelve Indigo Deck cabins on the lowest accommodation deck have twin picture windows for viewing near the water line.

Each of the 50 Suites on the upper two decks has expanded river views with panoramic floor-to-ceiling French balconies (sliding glass doors with protective railings). They have a sitting area with sofa, chair and coffee table, and more spacious bathroom facilities. Two Royal Suites with king-size beds and double sinks take river cruising to a new level. There are no single or wheelchair accessible cabins. An elevator services the balcony decks.

Food and Dining
Meals are served in a spacious open-seating dining room. Here you will be welcomed with sparkling wine and canapés, and sent off with a five-course farewell dinner. Breakfast is full buffet with made-to-order egg dishes, with complimentary sparkling wine and fruit juices. Lunch is also buffet-style at the open air Bistro, or in the main dining room. Dinners are four-course regional and Western affairs (and vegetarian options) with complimentary regional wine, beers and soft drinks. Afternoon tea, coffee and sweet treats are served, and converse over social-hour drinks in the Panorama Lounge.

Night fare is served after 10.30 pm. The self-service beverage station supplies complimentary tea, hot chocolate and premium coffees. (In addition to complimentary drinks, an all-inclusive drinks package is available for purchase.) Below decks are two lounges: the forward-viewing Panorama Lounge with bar (and Afternoon Tea); and an outside Observation Lounge. There is a rear-viewing Club Lounge. Continental breakfast and beverage room service is available to all staterooms.

Entertainment
Guests have the service of a Cruise Director, and entertainment includes on-board port talks, complimentary tastings, and performances by local entertainers to introduce you to their cultures. The real entertainment focuses on shore excursions using headsets and led by certified local guides, and you have a personal audio headset so that you miss none of the commentary. Select the level of on-shore activity: Leisurely, Traditional, or Independent, along with a Nordic walking stick. Themed cruises feature wine and beer tasting, art, golf, jazz, provincial cuisines, and festive occasions.

On board while sailing relax on a Sky Deck deck-chair (some under shade), have drinks in the Panorama Lounge to a background of piano entertainment, or make use of the large whirlpool. Health and well-being facilities include a small modern fitness centre and a hair salon. An Internet corner and library are available. Some cruises include land stays and all cruises offer land extensions.





































Explore the decks

Avalon Poetry II deckplans

Avalon Poetry II deckplan

Cabins on Deck 11 (Aloha Deck)

AA
Suite with balcony
AB
Mini-suite with balcony
BB
Outside with balcony
CC
Outside
J
Inside
  • Sofa bed
  • Two pullman beds
  • Handicapped facilities
  • Four pullman beds
  • One pullman bed
  • Connecting staterooms
  • Sofa and pullman bed

Cabins

The ship has 50 Suites, 12 Deluxe Staterooms, and 2 Royal Suites, all spacious and well-appointed. Cabins have quality hotel-style bedding and linen with twin or queen-size beds and bed lamps, bathrobes and slippers, nightly turn down service, ample storage, flat-screen satellite TV with movie channels, complimentary Wi-Fi access, direct-dial telephone, writing desk, minibar, personal safe, controllable AC, hair dryer, shower and L’Occitane bath amenities. Twelve Indigo Deck cabins on the lowest accommodation deck have twin picture windows for viewing near the water line.

Each of the 50 Suites on the upper two decks has expanded river views with panoramic floor-to-ceiling French balconies (sliding glass doors with protective railings). They have a sitting area with sofa, chair and coffee table, and more spacious bathroom facilities. Two Royal Suites with king-size beds and double sinks take river cruising to a new level. There are no single or wheelchair accessible cabins. An elevator services the balcony decks.

Decks
Avalon Poetry II

Avalon Waterways

Ship facts

Star rating: Avalon Poetry II star rating
Maiden voyage: 2014
Number of decks: 4
Tonnage: 0
Cabins: 64
Passenger capacity: 128
Number of crew: 37

What's onboard? ▼

  • Tour Tour Director, English on board
  • Headsets for land tours
  • Open air suite balconies
  • Gratuities onboard included
  • Gift shop
  • DINING
  • Dining Room, open seated, single sitting
  • Drinks with meals complimentary
  • Open-air bistro
  • Afternoon tea
  • Night Fare
  • Room service, breakfast (charge)
  • Drink packages
  • Hot drinks, fruit, complimentary
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Lounges
  • Bar
  • Port Lectures, local entertainment
  • Cabin TV, movies
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Shore excursions, audio headset, certified guides
  • Bicycles complimentary
  • Galley tour
  • Whirlpool, 6 persons
  • Sky deck shaded, lounge chairs
  • Deck game area
  • Hair salon, fitness centre
  • Library, Internet corner
  • Wi-Fi complimentary
  • OTHER
  • Complimentary maps, Nordic walking sticks
  • Elevator (not lowest deck)
  • Cabin power 220V
  • Laundry (pay)
  • Daily newsletter
  • No children under 8 y

What's included? ▼

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Land accommodation & travel as specified
  • Gratuities for crew & Cruise Director in Europe
  • Breakfast, lunch, four-course dinner
  • A local chef specialty dinner every cruise
  • Single sitting, open-seated dining
  • Soft-drinks, wine and beer at lunch & dinner
  • Self-serve coffee, hot/ice tea, hot chocolate, ice water
  • Five-course welcome dinner
  • Captain’s reception with sparkling wine & canapés
  • Afternoon tea, Night Fare
  • In-cabin continental breakfast at no charge
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Specialty lectures, workshops, classes & programs
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Guest Services for bookings etc.
  • Onboard newsletter
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Shore excursions & meals as specified
  • Fully hosted shore excursions, wireless headsets
  • Internet access & Wi-Fi complimentary

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Bar expenses & snacks
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Phone/facsimile charges
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
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