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DEBRA MCCANN

Age: 57

Occupation:RETIRED

Number of Cruises: 3

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways

Ship: Tranquility

Sailing Date: 2010-08-16

Itinerary: PRAGUE TO PARIS

THIS WAS TO BE THE TRIP OF A LIFETIME AND IT WAS. WILL NEVER FORGET IT.

THE FOOD WAS WONDERFUL EVERY DAY. SOMETHING WAS AVAILABLE FOR EVERY TASTE.

STATEROOM WAS COMPACT BUT PERFECTLY COMFORTABLE WITH QUALITY LINEN AND CLEANED DAILEY. LOVED THE FULL WINDOWS WHICH COULD BE OPENED HALF WAY ACROSS THE ROOM TO ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL DAYS.

ONBOARD ACTIVITIES WERE NIL WHICH WAS A LITTLE DISAPPOINTING TO ME. THE DAYS WERE ALWAYS FULL EXCURSIONS BUT THE EVENING HAD JUST A MAN ON THE ORGAN WHICH IS VERY NICE JUST FOR BACKGROUND BUT IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO SPICE IT UP FROM TIME TO TIME OR HAVE SOMETHING LIKE A SINGALONG,THEME NIGHT. CREW PUT ON A COUPLE OF SKITS WHICH WAS FUN.

I LOVED EVERY MINUTE BUT FOUND THAT AFTER A FEW DAYS I DROPPED OUT OF THE EXCURSIONS AS I FELT I COULD ONLY TAKE SO MUCH HISTORY. SHOPPING. THE SHOPS IN GERMANY WERE LOVELY AND I WISHED I HAD BOUGHT MORE. I THOUGHT PARIS WOULD BE THE BEST PLACE TO SHOP SO HELD OFF AND WAS DISAPPOINTED AS PARIS WAS SO EXPENSIVE. IF YOU HAVE ANY HEALTH PROBLEMS OR HAVE TROUBLE WALKING OR CLIMBING STAIRS THEN YOU MAY BE UPSET TO FIND THAT SOME OF THE EXCURSIONS WERE QUITE STRENUOUS AND SEVERAL PEOPLE WERE UNABLE TO CONTINUE. THIS COULD HAVE EASILY BEEN AVOIDED WHEN THE DAILEY NEWSLETTER WAS PRINTED AND DETAILED THE EXCURSION.

PRAGUE IS BEAUTIFUL. HOTEL INTERCONTINENTAL WAS FIRST RATE. ALL OUR EXCURSIONS WERE IN BEAUTIFUL PLACES AND PICTURE POSTCARD PERFECT. CRUISE,CREW AND FOOD WERE PERFECT. PARIS WAS A BIT OF A LETDOWN FOR ME AS THE HOTEL LE MERIDIEN WAS POOR AND A BIT OUT OF THE MAIN AREA. EIFFEL TOWER AND RIVER CRUISE IN THE EVENING WERE THE HIGHLIGHT FOR ME IN PARIS. IF YOU GET YOUR TICKETS THROUGH THE RECEPTION AT THE HOTEL THEN YOU DONT HAVE TO WAIT TO GET TO THE 2ND FLOOR OF THE TOWER AND GO STRAIGHT IN. I WAITED FOR ONLY 15 MINUTES TO GET TO THE TOP. DONT MAKE PHONE CALLS FROM YOUR ROOM AS I WAS SHOCKED TO HAVE A BILL OF $100 FOR 4 LOCAL CALLS TO THE AIRLINE WHO DAMAGED MY LUGGAGE WHICH ARRIVED A DAY AFTER ME.

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