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Avalon Waterways Cruise Reviews

Avalon Waterways
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Very Good

126

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957 Avalon Waterways Cruise Reviews


Cjenningsrn avatar

Cjenningsrn

2 Reviews Written

Best way to see France.

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We chose this cruise based largely on the ports of call offered. We loved the convienance of unpacking just once. The ship is lovely, the staff are very welcoming, and truly work extremely hard to anticipate your ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Annebar1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Trip, Made Better with a Few of Our Own Deviations from the Itinerary

We had a great time on our brief cruise of the Rhine for the Christmas in Alsace tour. To save money and time, we booked our own flights and we ended up adding a night before and after the cruise on our own. I'm ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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kentcouple65

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amsterdam-Basel - Avalon are functional, but AMA are fun!

We had a wonderful time with Ama Waterways for my wife's 50th. birthday going from Budapest to Nuremberg, so thought we would try a river cruise again, this time with Avalon Waterways for her 60th. from Amsterdam to ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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VT2019cruiser

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A relaxing, stress-free way to enjoy the German Christmas Markets

From the moment we were met at the Prague airport by an Avalon representative who brought us to the hotel to meet our amazing cruise director, then from the moment we boarded our ship, to when the time came to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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longandfosterjames

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Avalon is excellent

The short cruise & itinerary fit our schedule. We’ve been on 35+ ocean cruises. This was our first river cruise. Very expensive. But it included everything, unlimited bottled water in room, fresh orchid in room, ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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rfmagui

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Avalon wins again, the Danube not so much

This was our second cruise on Avalon, the first was on the Rhine in September, 2017. I want to emphasize that the part of the cruise that could be controlled by Avalon was exceptional, Avalon will continue to be ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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igf

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Interesting and memorable. Needs significant improvements. Awful customer service

Overall good cruise with somewhat interesting itinerary on a relatively comfortable ship and a good crew. We saw what we came to see - how real people of the 2 countries live, many historic sites. Clearly Seam Riep ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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nanaevie

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Best cruise we have ever been on.

We always wanted to try a river cruise in Europe. This was our first river cruise after experiencing numerous ocean cruises. This trip exceeded all of our exceptions, from the food, to service and itinerary. The ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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8grammy8

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Our Dream Cruise - Seven Days on the Seine

Our group of eight senior citizens arrived in Paris on the day before the cruise started. This gave us time to see a bit of the city, enjoy a relaxing dinner near our hotel, and get a little rest before we left on ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Brenda J Long

1 Review Written

Awesome! This river cruise more than met my expectations.

We’ve always wanted to take a European River Cruise. On this two week cruise, we visited the countries of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and the Netherlands. Our interests are history, architecture, ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Daffy42

1 Review Written

Amazing

Wanted to do a river cruise in Europe and found this one specializing in wine tasting. We had never gone on an Avalon or river cruise before. We absolutely loved it. Everything was taken care of. We felt ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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djwoodman

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Avalon Romantic Rhine Review

We arrived at the Zurich airport after visiting friends in Zurich and the connection was perfect. We were sent to the bus to await the rest of the guests arriving that morning. The bus was clean and very ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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tdriscollmail

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruising the Rhone Northbound

Our expectations for our cruise on the Rhone were high, but to our surprise Avalon exceeded these expectations consistently. The Poetry II provided superb accommodations in the Room 308 Royal Suite. Housekeeping ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Vallerie

1 Review Written

Beautiful and Relaxing

This was my first ever cruise of any kind. It far exceeded my expectations. The ship was beautiful and comfortable. The cabin was tastefully decorated. The French balcony with the floor to ceiling sliding glass ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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ching808

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Positively wonderful trip!

Chose Avalon again because of the classy way they handled the low water situation on the Rhine when we went last year and were sure their professionalism and high quality would not disappoint...and they did not! We ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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L1k32Cru183

1 Review Written

Great Staff, Well organised, room for improvement

This was my fourth river cruise but first on Avalon - the itinerary and sailing dates were what we wanted. We went to Bucharest three days early to explore and are very glad that we did. There is a lot to see in ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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nidany

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Too routine - mediocre food - cheap wine

Avalon never misses an acceptable value. Service is impeccable. Rooms are shining with cleanliness. Linens are superb. Unfortunately, this is not enough when you consider the price one pays per day. Cruise ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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SueChis

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

River Cruise from Linz to Budapest

This is my first river cruise so I don’t have a comparison with any other cruise line. I started with an optional 3 days in Prague where I had an excellent guide. In fact, on all the excursions I went on the ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Forest Beach

1 Review Written

Pleasant Avalon Cruise, But More Expensive Than Its Worth

Our Avalon Rhine River cruise from Basel to Amsterdam was taken in late October 2019. The cruise was pleasant with no real negatives, but also without any exceptional experiences or excursions. The cruise is ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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MSGran

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best cruise ever!

We had never been on a river cruise. Yes, we had done multiple ocean cruises in the Caribbean and even Alaska, but never a river cruise. So we thought we would splurge and do it! We booked airline arrangements ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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kcd1952

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Budapest to Amsterdam

We chose Avalon for our first river cruise because of the itinerary, the amenities offered during the cruise and the cabin layout. The ship was spacious and our cabin was very comfortable. I especially enjoyed ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Poppa Pete

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Be Careful who you choose!! Great expectations DASHED!!

Long journey from New Zealand, with High expectations of Avalon from Travel Agents. Fresh Food didn't arrive before leaving Amsterdam so meals were often AVERAGE. we are not that fussy, but compared to other ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Renegade20

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful wecoming staff

I chose this cruise because Avalon waived the single supplement which saved me quite a bit of money. The cruise itself was fantastic. I liked my room which was plenty big enough for me and the bathroom was a nice ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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balashroff

1 Review Written

Excellent Experience!!

Right from check-in at Linz to check-out at Budapest, everything was absolutely perfect. It was our first river cruise and it turned out to much more than our expectations. The ship was quite big with a capacity of ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Marionfay

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Best of time

Our Cruise was the best fall trip I could Imagine. Lovely location, great Hotel, wonderful people. Very well organized. Lots to do or not do, you choose what it is that you wan to so. Everyone made sure you had what ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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