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"The City of Popes"
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"The City of Popes"
Started in 1177, the remaining arches of the Avignon Bridge are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Avignon, France

Avignon, often referred to as “The City of Popes,” is one of the most highly-sought cruise ports along the Rhone River. Located right in the famous Provence region, Avignon is a unique and charming city that is perfect for any traveler’s bucket list. With deep historic roots in the Catholic religion, you will discover famous landmarks that once played a significant role in Roman Catholicism. Avignon is filled with Michelin-starred restaurants, quaint local cafes, and all the mouthwatering French cuisine you can enjoy. Also, finding a vineyard for a tour and wine tasting won’t be hard at all!

There is a nice selection of river cruise lines that currently offer cruises from Avignon. Among them are CroisiEurope, Riviera River Cruises, Uniworld River Cruises, and Viking River Cruises. A great time to take a cruise from Avignon is from June to August, when you can usually enjoy beautiful weather during your vacation.

CroisiEurpoe features short 3- and 4-night cruises from Avignon onboard the 178-passenger ship MS Van Gogh and the smaller, 22-guest barge MS Anne-Marie. Riviera River Cruises does 7-night cruises from Avignon to Lyon onboard river ships MS William Shakespeare and MS Lord Byron. For an all-inclusive experience, Uniworld offers 7-, 14- and 21-night France itineraries onboard S.S. Bon Voyage, S.S. Catherine, and S.S. Joie de Vivre. Alternatively, Viking River Cruises has 7-night Western Europe cruises from Avignon onboard Viking Buri, Viking Delling, and Viking Heimdal.

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Destinations for Cruises to Avignon, France

The following cruise destinations can be visited on a cruise that includes Avignon, France. Select a destination to view the upcoming cruises that are available:

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Cruise Lines with Cruises to Avignon, France

The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Avignon, France. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Avignon, France:

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River Cruise Lines

Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.

River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.

Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.

Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 29 (28 - 196 Guests)
  • Intimate Environment, Inclusive Value
  • Excursions Included in Cruise Fare
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Avalon Waterways
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 19 (16 - 166 Guests)
  • Shore Excursions Included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 46 (16 - 226 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive Pricing
  • Authentic French Cuisine
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Emerald Cruises
  • Deluxe / River / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (84 - 204 Guests)
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
  • Valuable Inclusions
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Riviera River Cruises
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 13 (126 - 169 Guests)
  • British-owned Cruise Line
  • Spacious Accommodations
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Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
  • Luxury / River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 15 (68 - 228 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
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Tauck Cruises
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 25 (40 - 310 Guests)
  • All inclusive pricing
  • Family owned cruise line
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Uniworld River Cruises
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 17 (32 - 159 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive Product
  • Every Stateroom Has River View
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Viking River Cruises
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 66 (52 - 386 Guests)
  • Shore Excursions & Wi-Fi Included
  • Wine & Beer Included at Lunch &
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Things to do near Avignon, France

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Avignon, along with a brief description:

♦ The Palace of Popes

When spending time in Avignon, you simply cannot miss one of its greatest attractions – Palais des Papes (or the Palace of Popes). This UNESCO World Heritage Site was the original home of the Popes before they changed their residency to Rome, due to political turmoil at the time. Today, it is one of the grandest pieces of Gothic architecture in Avignon. Tours are available that take you through several rooms of this majestic landmark! The outside also makes for some incredible photo-ops!

♦ Pont du Gard

Another one of the most famous attractions in Avignon is Pont du Gard, an engineering masterpiece. This 3-tiered aqueduct is a designed UNESCO World Heritage Site and towers 160-feet into the sky, making it the tallest Roman bridges that once carried tons of water. Located not too far from the city, many cruise lines include an excursion to this wonder, although it is easily accessible by public transportation.

♦ Petit Palais

If you’re looking to tack on some history and culture to your cruise from Avignon, look no further than Petit Palais. This art museum, located in close proximity to Palais des Papes, is home to an incredible collection of over 300 paintings by Renaissance-era painters, and 600 sculptures. With so much artwork to admire, you can easily spend an entire day taking in the different works, and then check out the Palace of Popes, which is right in the same area.

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