Avalon Waterways: Avalon Waterways’ new Suite Ship Avalon Tapestry II offers an eight-day river cruise on the Seine, Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches. Departures in 2016 are available from NZ$ 3,075 per person twin share, including a 15 per cent earlybird discount if booked before September 15, 2015. Avalon Waterways fares include all on board meals, wine and beer at dinner, expert guides and a daily selection of activities and excursions. Cathay Pacific: Cathay Pacific offers a daily connection from New Zealand to Paris via Hong Kong. Pamela Wade was a guest of Avalon Waterways and flew to Paris with assistance from Cathay Pacific.