Launched in 2009, Avalon Creativity is one of the smaller vessels in the Avalon Waterways fleet. The 361-foot river vessel cruises the River Seine from Paris. English is spoken on board. The ship has three decks and carries 140 passengers and 39 crew.
There are 68 staterooms and two suites on board. The Avalon Suites are 258 square feet with larger shower rooms and a sitting area. There are 57 cabins with French balconies and 11 cabins with non-opening windows, each measuring 172 square feet. All rooms have air-conditioning units, private bathroom with shower, satellite television, telephone, radio, hairdryer, bathrobes and slippers, ample storage, desk, personal safe and mini-bar.
Avalon Creativity has a spacious, open-seating dining room, which serves a full buffet breakfast with sparkling wine and a made-to-order egg station, a lunch buffet with carving and pasta stations and four-course dinners featuring local ingredients. Healthy meal options are available and complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks are offered with dinner and lunch. The Sky Bistro offers al fresco dining on the Sky Deck.
The Sky Deck has lounge chairs, shade awnings, a whirlpool and a games area. There is an onboard fitness centre and a hair salon, which also offers manicures. Nightly onboard entertainment includes lectures and movie nights, and cabins have English-speaking TV channels and free movies. There is free Wi-Fi access, a computer area and a well-stocked library. Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks are available for guests to use.
Avalon Waterways does not accept children under eight years of age and there are no special arrangements or activities for children on its ships.
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