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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 & Provence
All-Lesbian France River Cruise 2022

July 12 – 19, 2022
Avalon Waterways Avalon Poetry II

Lesbian Provence River Cruise 2022 Welcome to France! You’ll arrive in Paris and then continue on by motorcoach to fascinating Beaune for an included visit of Hôtel-Dieu, or you may choose a complimentary wine-tasting tour. Next, board your ship in quaint St. Jean de Losne and set sail for lovely Macon, France’s gastronomic capital of Lyon, as well as medieval Tournon, charming Viviers, Avignon, Arles and Port-Saint-Louis. Daylight permitting, sail into the peaceful Camargue area.

 

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Take a delightful river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in known French treasures and some hidden gems too! Take in the beautiful countryside, quaint villages and towns, as you sail through the most captivating views of France. Lyon, France’s gastronomic capital, founded by the Romans in 43 BC, sits at the junction of the Rhône and Saône Rivers and is a showcase of medieval and Renaissance architecture.

 

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Visit the popular Place des Terreaux with its lively cafés and monuments and stand in front of the famous fountain you’ve seen on postcards. You’ll have plenty of time to explore this historical city further and be sure to sample Beaujolais, the famous wine of the region.

 

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Beautifully nestled among vineyards, you’ll find the city of Tournon, a medieval treasure with plenty of Roman ruins and a fascinating 16th-century castle, where you’ll go on a guided walk.

Continue your river cruise to historical Avignon and see the 14th-century Palace of the Popes—the largest gothic fortress in the world. On the Rhône River sits Arles, France—famous for inspiring the paintings of Van Gogh and its 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre, which hosts plays and concerts to this day.

 

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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.

 

Avalon Poetry II Panorama Lounge

 

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

 

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• Room service for Continental breakfast & beverages (service fee)
• Sky Deck whirlpool
• Complimentary computer use in public areas
• Hair salon (manicures available)
• 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

 

Avalon Poetry II Lounge

 

• 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 & Provence France River Cruise Itinerary

  Date

Port

Meals

  12 July Paris / Beaune / St. Jean de Losne / Seurre D
  13 July Seurre / Mâcon

B, L, D

  14 July Lyon, France B, L, D
  15 July Lyon, France B, L, D
  16 July Tournon / Tain l’Hermitage / Viviers B, L, D
  17 July Avignon, France B, L, D
  18 July Arles, France B, L, D
  19 July Arles, France B
 

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

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Paris, Beaune, St. Jean de Losne (Embark), Seurre
Tuesday, July 12, 2022

This morning, transfer from Paris hotel 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.
Today you have an included tour. Choose from a wine tasting in a local cellar, OR 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 Macon.

 

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Seurre and Mâcon
Wednesday, July 13, 2022

Enjoy 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.

 

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Lyon, France
Thursday, July 14, 2022

Lyon, France’s third-largest city and its gastronomic capital, was founded by the Romans in 43 B.C. 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, and Place des Terreaux, a popular area with lively cafés, monuments, and the famous fountain often depicted on postcards.
Tonight, you may choose to participate in an optional tour to Paul Bocuse, a 3-star Michelin Restaurant for the meal of a lifetime!

 

Burgundy lesbian cruise - Lyon

Lyon, France
Friday, July 15, 2022

Enjoy 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 hand-picked. Or take a bike ride along the river. Your Cruise Director will have plenty of suggestions for things to do.

 

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Tournon, Tain l’Hermitage and Viviers
Saturday, July 16, 2022

The 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. An included “Organ Concert” organized by Olivia will end the tour at the top of the hill with beautiful views.

 

Provence lesbian cruise - Avignon

Avignon, France
Sunday, July 17, 2022

The 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 excursions to Pont du Gard or to the famed wine cellars of Châteauneuf-du-Pape are available for purchase.

 

Provence lesbian cruise - Arles

Arles, France
Monday, July 18, 2022

This 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 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.

 

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Arles, France (Disembarkation)
Tuesday, July 19, 2022

After breakfast, disembark to fly home, or to your next destination, or join us on our extended stretcher to Marseille.

 

Included Tours and Optional Tours
Each city we visit will have an included walking or city tour. In addition, you will have the option to purchase optional tours that may range in price from 35 Euros to over 300 Euros (to experience a full meal with wine pairings at a Michelin 3-star restaurant!) These optional tours will not conflict with your included excursions. It’s a way to experience and see a little more of these beautiful places we visit, go to wine regions and more historical areas of this region. Payments for the optional tours are made directly with your Avalon Cruise Director, separate from your on-board account. Or you can use that free-time to shop, check out a complimentary bike from the ship and ride along the river, or take a nap!

 

Vacation Stretchers
We will be offering 1-, 2-, and 3-day pre-trip Vacation Stretchers in Paris and 1- and 2-night post-trip Vacation Stretchers in Marseille. Information on these packages available on request.

 

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What is included?

• Early morning transfer from host hotel in Paris to the ship in St. Jean de Losne on July 12, with a stop in Beaune with included tour (choice of wine tasting or the Hotel Dieu tour) (travel time is approx. 5 hours).

• Included sightseeing tours in Beaune, Macon, Lyon, Tournon, Viviers, Avignon, Arles and Port-Saint-Louis.

• Accommodations for 8 days/7 nights in Comfort Collection beds with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens on board Avalon’s ms Poetry II

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

• Champagne with breakfast; coffee, tea, and juice with all meals; wine from France’s most famous wine regions, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; premium coffee, cappuccino, lattes, cocoa, and tea throughout the day; and filtered water to fill up your reusable water bottles

• Cookies and fresh fruit available throughout the day

• Wifi on board

• Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks loaned while docked

• Gratuities to ships staff, your tour guides and bus drivers

• Olivia’s signature entertainment and programming

• Local Entertainment, commentaries while cruising and historic talks by local expert and Avalon Cruise Director

• Group transfer from ship in Arles to Marseille airport on July 19 (for flights departing after 10:30 am)

• 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

2022 Burgundy & Povence Lesbian River Cruise Rates

Category Description
Reg. Rate US $
Early Bird US $
Availability

RS - Royal Suite

Avalon Poetry II Royal Suite

Royal Deck. Located on the Royal deck, the Royal Suite features floor-to-ceiling windows, a Comfort Collection bed that can convert to two single beds, soft and firm nonallergenic pillows, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, flat-screen satellite TV with movie channels, telephone, minibar, bathroom with marble counter and two sinks, robes, slippers, writing desk and chair, sofa, and full-length closets. 300 sq ft.

$ 8,599

$ 6,599

P Category Stateroom

Avalon Poetry II Panorama Suite

Royal Deck. Located on the Royal deck, this Panorama Suite features floor-to-ceiling windows, a Comfort Collection bed that can convert to two single beds, soft and firm nonallergenic pillows, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, flat-screen satellite TV with movie channels, telephone, minibar, bathroom with marble counter, robes, slippers, writing desk and chair, sofa, and full-length closets. 200 sq ft.

$ 7,399

$ 5,699

A Category Stateroom

Avalon Poetry II Panorama Stateroom

Sapphire Deck. Located on the Sapphire deck, this Panorama Suite features floor-to-ceiling windows, a Comfort Collection bed that can convert to two single beds, soft and firm nonallergenic pillows, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, flat-screen satellite TV with movie channels, telephone, minibar, bathroom with marble counter, robes, slippers, writing desk and chair, sofa, and full-length closets. 200 sq ft.

$ 7,299

$ 5,599

B Category Stateroom

Avalon Poetry II Panorama Stateroom

Sapphire Deck. Located on the Sapphire deck aft, this Panorama Suite features floor-to-ceiling windows, a Comfort Collection bed that can convert to two single beds, soft and firm nonallergenic pillows, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, flat-screen satellite TV with movie channels, telephone, minibar, bathroom with marble counter, robes, slippers, writing desk and chair, sofa, and full-length closets. 200 sq ft.

$ 7,199

$ 5,499

D Category Stateroom

Avalon Poetry II Window Stateroom

Indigo Deck. Located on the Indigo deck, this Deluxe Stateroom features small windows above the waterline, a Comfort Collection bed that can convert to two single beds, soft and firm nonallergenic pillows, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, flat-screen satellite TV with movie channels, telephone, minibar, full shower with glass doors, robes, slippers, writing desk and chair, and full-length closets. 172 sq ft.

$ 6,099

$ 4,699

E Category Stateroom

Avalon Poetry II Window Stateroom

Indigo Deck. Located on the Indigo deck, this Deluxe Stateroom features small windows above the waterline, a Comfort Collection bed that can convert to two single beds, soft and firm nonallergenic pillows, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, flat-screen satellite TV with movie channels, telephone, minibar, full shower with glass doors, robes, slippers, writing desk and chair, and full-length closets. 172 sq ft.

$ 5,999

$ 4,599

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Pre/Post Cruise Packages

We are offering 1-, 2-, and 3-day pre-trip Vacation Stretchers in Paris and
1- and 2-night post-trip Vacation Stretchers in Marseille.
Information on these packages available on request.

 

 

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