River cruising appeals strongly to baby boomers and matures. That said, a wide range of people river cruise. Some river cruise companies have family-friendly sailings for people traveling with children. The introduction of bikes on board is also enticing younger cruisers. There is a wide range of nationalities on board, generally from English-speaking countries, including from the U.S., Canada, England, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
Avalon Creativity - River Cruise Ship Review - Passenger Reviews
Having entered service for Avalon Waterways in 2009, Avalon Creativity carries 140 guests through the remarkable French countryside on voyages between Paris and Rouen. At 361 feet in length, she boasts all the comforts of a much larger vessel, but with the intimacy only a river cruise can provide.
Tired of hopping in and out of motor coaches or checking out of hotels at 6am on traditional land tours? A river cruise offers the convenience and luxury of a deep-ocean cruise combined with the in-depth experience of a land tour and the personal freedom of a river cruise. Step aboard. Unpack once. Explore, and enjoy.
Like her sisters, Avalon Creativity offers a host of amenities designed to ensure your stay aboard her is pleasurable. Throughout the ship you’ll find wall-to-wall panoramic windows so you never miss the incredible scenery passing by. A main lounge, aft-facing Club Lounge, and an elegantly appointed restaurant round out the mix. The ship is also fully equipped with Wi-Fi access and a dedicated Internet center, as well as a fitness center, and an outside viewing deck, the Sky Deck featuring premium lounge chairs and a whirlpool.
Avalon Creativity River Cruisers Should Know
♦ Avalon Creativity’s interior is non-smoking.
♦ Headsets are available for guests on guided shore excursions.
♦ Room service, including continental breakfast, is available.
♦ Avalon Creativity has a dedicated cruise director and onboard lecturers, as well as nightly entertainment.
Year Built 2009 ♦
Country of Registry Germany ♦
Length 361 ft - 110 m ♦
Passenger Capacity (double occupancy) 140 ♦
Passenger Decks 4 ♦
Officers and Crew 39 ♦
Officer's Nationality European ♦
Crew and Hotel Staff Nationality European
There are five different categories of cabins aboard Avalon Creativity. All cabins have a number of amenities, including nightly turn-down service, spacious three-door closets, flat-screen TV with movie channels, bathrobes and slippers, complimentary bottled water, and L’Occitane toiletries. Cabins are all double occupancy, with no 3rd and 4th person beds.
Located on Indigo Deck, Category E staterooms measure 172 square feet, and feature two windows located near the top of the stateroom. They also feature a full bathroom complete with a glass door enclosed shower, a writing desk, vanity, and of Avalon’s deluxe beds with premium mattress covers, Egyptian linens, European-style duvets, and a choice of firm or soft pillows.
Categories A, B and P also measure 172 square feet, and are located on the Sapphire and Royal decks. These staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a French style mini-balcony. These rooms are perfect for enjoying Europe’s waterways.
Rounding out the accommodations are Avalon Creativity’s 258-square foot Avalon Suites. Located side-by-side on Royal Deck, these two suites pull out all the stops, featuring all the amenities of the above but with more space, a large sitting area, and a larger bathroom.
Total Cabins 70 ♦
Suites 2 ♦
Riverview 57 ♦
Limited view (category E) 11 ♦
All cabins except category E have a French style mini-balcony
Luxury Bedding ♦
TV with Movie Channels ♦
Bathrobes and Slippers ♦
Complimentary Bottled Water ♦
Private Safe ♦
Alarm Clock ♦
Traditional Single Seating Dining in the restaurant ♦
Complimentary Regional Wines, Beer or Soft Drinks with Dinner ♦
Complimentary Soft Drinks with Lunch ♦
Open Air Bistro on Sky Deck ♦
24 Hour Room Service Available
Bars and Lounges ♦
Onboard Lectures ♦
Nightly Light Entertainment
Activities and Sports
Sightseeing with Local Guides Included ♦
Spa and Wellness
Other Facilities and Services
Sundry Shop ♦
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service ♦
Business Center Services