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Avalon Poetry II

Avalon Poetry II

 

Ship Facts

Ship's Registry: Germany

Passenger Capacity: 128

Crew Members: 37

Year Built: 2014

Length: 361 feet

Passenger Decks: 3

 

 

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Burgundy to Provence
All-Lesbian France River Cruise

July 21 – 28, 2018
Avalon Waterways Avalon Poetry II

Provence Lesbian River Cruise 2018 Get ready for the trip of a lifetime! France along the Saône and the Rhone Rivers will have your mouth watering for delectable cuisine and fine wine, all in the company of 128 women of Olivia. You’ll arrive in Paris and then continue by motorcoach to fascinating Beaune for a visit of Hôtel-Dieu or a wine-tasting tour. Next, board your ship in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for Seurre, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, where you’ll explore the Old Town with its maze of cobblestone alleyways or dine at a famous bouchon. Tournon awaits, one of France’s oldest medieval cities, as well as charming Viviers, fortified Avignon - center of the Papacy in the 14th century - and Arles. You’ll also be traveling through some of the most impressive wine regions of France, including Burgundy, Rhone, and Provence.

 

Burgundy & Provence lesbian river cruise on Avalon Poetry II

 

Your Ship - Avalon Poetry II

The Avalon Poetry II, offers a delightfully intimate cruise setting. Like its sister Suite Ships, the Poetry II features two full decks of suites featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony®. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. Onboard amenities include an alternative dining option in the Panorama Bistro, complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, an expanded Fitness Center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro.

 

Avalon Poetry II Panorama Lounge

 

Some of the features and amenities you'll enjoy onboard:
• Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows
• Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs
• Elevator
• Sightseeing with Certified Local Guides
• Cruise Director
• Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment
• Room service for Continental breakfast & beverages (service fee)
• Sky Deck whirlpool
• Complimentary computer use in public areas
• Hair salon (manicures available)

 

Avalon Poetry II Bar

 

• Complimentary Wi-Fi access
• Bicycles you can check out and use around many port towns
• Alternate light lunch and dinner in the Panorama Bistro
• Use of Nordic walking sticks
• Local Favorites onboard experiences with local chefs, entertainers, artisans & experts
• English-speaking TV channels with over 100 free movie options
• Sky Deck game area
• Self-serve beverage station
• Well-stocked library
• Expanded Fitness Center

 

Avalon Poetry II dining room

 

Dining:
• Olivia's welcome reception with sparkling wine and canapés
• Spacious, open-seating dining room
• Daily early- and late-riser breakfast
• Full buffet breakfast
• Lunch buffet with carving and pasta stations
• Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck
• Cocktails with a view on the Sky Deck
• Breakfast buffets with foods that are low calorie, low fat, high fiber, low cholesterol, and high energy
• Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
• Social hour and drink specials in Panorama Lounge
• Seasonal cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients

 

Avalon Poetry II buffet

 

• Delectable regional & Western cuisine with all onboard meals
• Four-course dinners
• Wines from France’s most famous wine regions, beer or soft drinks with lunches and dinners; complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast
• Coffee, tea and juices during all meals
• Premium coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolates and teas
• Night Fare served at 10:30 pm
• Room service for Continental breakfast & beverages (service fee applies)
• Upscale bar serving premium spirits
• Alternate light lunch and dinner in the Panorama Bistro
• Delectable petite portions of regional specialties
• Tastings–sample the destination's famous delicacies
• Coffee or tea after dinner

 

Avalon Poetry II stateroom view

 

Deluxe Staterooms & Suites Amenities:
• Comfort Collection Beds
• Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
• Soft & firm pillows
• Choice of bed configuration
• Bedside tables with reading lamps
• L'Occitane bath products
• Easy under-bed luggage storage
• Alarm clock
• Bathrobes & slippers
• Complimentary bottled water
• Individual climate control
• Large mirror in bathroom
• Two windows
• Writing desk

 

Avalon Poetry II Royal Suite

 

• Memory foam mattress toppers
• European-style duvets
• Extra blankets
• Nightly turn-down service
• Hairdryer
• Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
• Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channel
• Direct-dial telephone
• Well-stocked minibar
• In-room safe
• Elegant, contemporary design
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• Full shower with glass door
• Vanity

 

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Burgundy to Provence France River Cruise Itinerary

  Date

Port

Meals

  21 Jul Paris / Dijon-Beaune / St. Jean de Losne / Seurre D
  22 Jul Seurre / Måcon

B, L, D

  23 Jul Lyon, France B, L, D
  24 Jul Lyon, France B, L, D
  25 Jul Tournon / Tain-l'Hermitage / Viviers B, L, D
  26 Jul Avignon, France B, L, D
  27 Jul Arles, France B, L, D
  28 Jul Arles, France B
 

Itinerary is subject to change based on river level, traffic, and locks.

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Paris / Dijon-Beaune / St. Jean de Losne / Seurre
Saturday, July 21, 2018

France lesbian river cruise - BeauneThis morning, transfer from Paris host hotel to Beaune, the unofficial capital of the Côte d’Or area. Beaune owes its wealth to the production, aging, and selling of fine wines. Although life here centers around wine, Beaune offers much more. Visit the Hôtel-Dieu charity hospital, built in 1443 and paid for by the chancellor of Burgundy after the Hundred Years’ War left many of the town’s population destitute. Today it houses Van der Weyden’s painting of The Last Judgment and is one of France’s architectural highlights. Then, continue to St. Jean de Losne, where you’ll board your river cruise vessel. Before dinner, meet your Olivia staff and ship’s crew at a welcome reception as your ship departs for Seurre.

Seurre / Måcon
Sunday, July 22, 2018

Burgundy Lesbian river cruise - MaconEnjoy some leisurely cruising today and before lunch, enjoy an onboard cheese tasting. In the late afternoon, arrive in Mâcon, a city that plays an important role in the wine trade. Free time allows you to explore on your own. Alternatively, you may choose to participate in one of the optional excursions offered, such as a visit to a wine cellar.

Lyon, France
Monday, July 23, 2018

France lesbian river cruise - Lyon, FranceLyon, France’s third largest city and its gastronomic capital, was founded by the Romans in 43 BC. The city’s prosperity dates back to the 16th century and is due to commercial, industrial and banking activities. Roman remains, excellent museums and renaissance architecture delight visitors. A local guide joins you as you survey the city from Fourvière Hill and explore the Old Town with its maze of medieval alleyways, Place des Terreaux, a popular area with lively cafés, monuments and the famous fountain often depicted on postcards.

Lyon, France
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Lesbian France river cruise - LyonEnjoy a free day in this fascinating city to explore at leisure. Early risers might like to visit the local produce market. Perhaps wander through one of Lyon’s parks, discover some of the murals (there are over 100), or select one of the available optional excursions. Be sure to taste the gastronomic delights and sample Beaujolais, the wine of the region; wine connoisseurs know that the grapes must be handpicked. Your cruise director will have plenty of suggestions for things to do.

Tournon / Tain-l'Hermitage / Viviers
Wednesday, April 26, 2018

Provence lesbian cruise - Viviers, FranceThe twin cities of Tournon and Tain-l’Hermitage lie nestled among vineyards between the Rhône River and the granite slopes of the Hermitage. A local guide will show you Tournon, one of France’s oldest medieval cities, with its imposing 16th century castle and Roman ruins. Your Olivia cruise director will take you to one of the best chocolate shops for some free tastings.

Arriving in Viviers in the afternoon, a guided walk shows you this charming town that developed around its Romanesque cathedral. The Old Town has an appealing mix of Christian, Roman and medieval influences.

Avignon, France
Thursday, July 26, 2018

Lesbian Provence river cruise - Avignon, FranceThe fortified city of Avignon is the capital of the Vaucluse region, the most picturesque part of Provence with its intact ramparts encircling the entire city, cobblestone streets and squares, and private mansions built in the 18th and 19th centuries. Known as the “City of Popes,” it was the center of the Catholic Church in the 14th century. During your guided tour you may choose to join an included visit of the Palace of the Popes, built in the 14th century as the sovereign popes’ residence. A photo of the famous Pont Saint Bénezet (Saint Bénezet Bridge), of the popular song Sur le Pont d’Avignon, is a must. Optional outings to Pont du Gard or to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are available.

Arles, France
Friday, April 28, 2018

Provence lesbian cruise - ArlesThis morning, wake up early to the tranquil vistas of Camargue National Park (daylight permitting) before arriving in Arles after breakfast. Located on the northern tip of the Camargue, Arles is the capital of the Provence region. Your local guide will show you highlights of the city and you’ll visit the Roman Amphitheater. Still used today, it dates to the 1st century and was constructed to hold more than 20,000 spectators. Visit areas where Van Gogh lived and painted.

Disembarkation
Saturday, July 28, 2018

After breakfast, disembark home, or to your next destination.

 

Vacation Stretchers
We will be offering a 1- and 2-night pre-vacation stretcher in Paris, France (July 20-21 and July 19-21, 2018). Transfer from our host hotel in Paris to the ship in St. Jean de Losne is included in the cost of the trip. More information will be available 11 months prior to the trip.

 

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What is included?

• Accommodations for 8 days/7 nights in Comfort Collection beds with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens

• Transfer from host hotel in Paris to the ship

• Included sightseeing tours in Beaune, Seurre, Mâcon, Lyon, Tournon, Viviers, Avignon, and Arles

• All meals while on board, with a French cheese and French cuisine option each evening

• Wines from France’s most famous wine regions, beer or soft drinks with lunches and dinners; complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast

• Coffee, tea and juices during all meals

• Premium coffees, cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolates and teas

• Cookies and fresh fruit available throughout the day

• Complimentary bottled water replenished in rooms daily

• Complimentary Wi-Fi on board

• Complimentary bicycles available on shore

• Complimentary Nordic walking sticks

• Early morning transfer from host hotel in Paris to the ship in St. Jean de Losne on July 21 with stop in Beaune and included tour (travel time is approx. 5 hours)

• Olivia signature entertainment and programming

• Olivia Staff assistance throughout

 

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Avalon Poetry II

 

Avalon Poetry II

Avalon Poetry II Deck Plan

Occupancy: 128 • Crew: 37 • Length: 361 feet • Built: 2014 • Registry: Germany

2018 Burgundy to Povence River Cruise Rates

Category Description
Reg. Rate US $
Early Bird
Availability

RS - Royal Suite

Avalon Poetry II Royal Suite

Royal Deck. 300 sq. ft., Royal Deck – Sliding Glass Doors, French Balcony (Queen Bed or 2 singles)

$ 7,999

$ 5,999

P Category Stateroom

Avalon Poetry II Panorama Suite

Royal Deck. 200 sq. ft., Royal Deck – Sliding Glass Doors, French Balcony (Queen Bed or 2 singles)

$ 6,799

$ 5,199

A Category Stateroom

Avalon Poetry II Panorama Stateroom

Sapphire Deck. 200 sq. ft., Sapphire Deck – Sliding Glass Doors, French Balcony (Queen Bed or 2 singles)

$ 6,699

$ 5,099

B Category Stateroom

Avalon Poetry II Panorama Stateroom

Sapphire Deck. 200 sq. ft., Sapphire Deck – Sliding Glass Doors, French Balcony (Queen Bed or 2 singles)

$ 6,499

$ 4,999

D Category Stateroom

Avalon Poetry II Window Stateroom

Indigo Deck. 172 sq. ft., Indigo Deck – Small windows above water line, do not open (Queen Bed or 2 singles)

$ 5,559

$ 4,259

E Category Stateroom

Avalon Poetry II Window Stateroom

Indigo Deck. 172 sq. ft., Indigo Deck – Small windows above water line, do not open (Queen Bed or 2 singles)

$ 5,499

$ 4,199

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Pre/Post Cruise Packages

We will be offering a 1- and 2-night pre-vacation stretcher in Paris, France (July 20-21 and July 19-21, 2018).

 

 

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Rates: Prices are per person based on double occupancy. Pricing does not include airfare, insurance, fuel surcharge or NDA of $499 per person (subject to change).

Early bird prices valid until November 23, 2017.

Availability updated weekly and is provided for informational purposes only. The accuracy is not guaranteed. Olivia & HappyGay Travel will not be held responsible for any errors, omissions or inaccuracies. It is advised for guests to check information provided on this site with an HappyGay Travel Travel Consultant.

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