Avalon Waterways Avalon Tranquility II Cruise Reviews

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martysmarty
Member Since 2011
1 review
1 helpful vote
The cruise was good overall. I gave it 4 stars, as the food was just OK. We thought that the portions were smaller then expected, certainly any fish being served was minute! Also, having to be in the restaurant at a specific time was ... Read more
janicepaddock
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I chose this particular cruise because at the time I booked it, it was the only two-week river cruise over the Christmas and New Year's holidays in that part of Europe. The ship was beautiful and the cruise was wonderful. The tours ... Read more
AnnZ8
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I am a solo traveller -- I like to be safe and looked after. Avalon knows how to do this in style. The suites are roomy with a lot of storage area and huge floor to ceiling windows. The room is large as they don't have the wasted ... Read more
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Worf100
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
My husband and I choose this cruise to join friends. The cruise was relaxing. The excursions were great with enough time to wander on our own. The Christmas markets were interesting. The history and architecture were brought to life ... Read more
Carla Schlemmer
Member Since 2016
1 review
We always wanted to go to the German Christmas markets. They were even better than we expected. Hustling & bustling shoppers everywhere. Christmas songs being broadcast and even had a Santa at Rothenberg cranking out some music for us. ... Read more
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JCH2009
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
The stops were fascinating and culturally diverse. We loved visiting all 4 countries. We felt safe and enjoyed the experience. Our favorite stops were Basel and Prague. This was mainly because we experienced the market at night. Seeing ... Read more
jlcritic
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
We wanted to tour Europe without transportation hassles, This was our first river cruise after attending several ocean cruises. The cruise director was charming and excellent at explaining all options available to us. All of the service ... Read more
Edinburgh Browns
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This is the best way to see several different places - no packing and unpacking involved The crew work very hard, and cheerfully, to make your week special, the service was excellent and the food was restaurant quality every time. ... Read more
MrsT12
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We have never cruised before so this was a first for us. We were not keen on the idea of ocean cruising due to the size of vessel, number of passengers & possibility of sea sickness! Our cruise down the Rhine from Basel to ... Read more
Donretired
Member Since 2015
1 review
What a wonderful experience for our first cruise. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and retirement. Everything was simply perfect from the day we first stepped on the boat to our day of departure. The room was superb. The ... Read more
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Sjeanne
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
When we decided to treat ourselves to a river cruise for our anniversary, we looked at several different cruise lines as well as getting information from friends who had gone on cruises We then went to our local travel agent who highly ... Read more
paradise village
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise as a recommendation from a friend, who had cruised with Avalon Waterways. I went to the website filled out a form and was assigned a cruise coordinator. She was just wonderful. She was efficient and friendly and always ... Read more
David/Cyndy
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Choosing an Avalon cruise was really pretty easy after speaking to other people about river cruising and the recommendation of our travel agent. We chose the Rhine River Cruise aboard the Tranquility II in late September early October. ... Read more
jmmurt5
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
My wife and I just returned from our very first river cruise on the Tranquility II. We sailed northbound on the Rhine, from Basel to Amsterdam. We were by ourselves but met many interesting people from the UK, Australia, Canada, and of ... Read more
Allen47
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
We chose to book the Romantic Rhine cruise on the Avalon Tranquility II. We traveled in mid-late September and were glad we had heavy jackets, gloves, and knit hats, as we needed them on Mt. Pilatus and while on the deck when going ... Read more
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teacherjudy
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Our travel agent selected it for us. She liked the company. We sailed on the most beautiful, new ship, the Tranquility II. Every detail was sparkling and clean. The ship was beautifully appointed and there was attention to every ... Read more
KissKowgirl
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
119 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
My husband and I just returned from our very first river cruise on the Tranquility II. We sailed northbound on the Rhine, from Basel to Amsterdam. We stayed 4 days prior to the cruise in Switzerland, 2 nights in Zurich at the Central ... Read more
emptybe
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
In June, my husband and I traveled with Avalon on the Romantic Rhine cruise. It was fabulous. We were on the Tranquility II where the staff was courteous, friendly, and helpful and the food was delicious. Our cabin was roomy, clean, and ... Read more
partrick
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
14 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
We have just returned from a Rhine Cruise on Tranquility II- Northbound from Zurich to Amsterdam and loved it.There was a problem with the river being closed due to too high water but Avalon could'nt help have done any more to a situation ... Read more
rlbarthman
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This cruise was a gift from my wife's parents, however i would say i would it again and already looking to when my wife and I will be going on the next trip!!! on this trip we were never in need of want, as a person with Gluten allergies ... Read more
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JordanF
Member Since 2001
5 reviews
289 forum posts
14 helpful votes
We sailed on the Avalon Tranquility II from Amsterdam on Saturday June 4, 2016. By we, I mean my wife and two sons, ages 27 and 25. We wondered about the weather as it had been raining like crazy in Europe as we arrived. Paris and ... Read more
arenkalee
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Our first river cruise and it was a wonderful experience! The weather was not ideal and there was some flooding but I would still not change my rating. The ship was beautiful and the cabins with the beds facing the river were all you ... Read more
lyoungjcmo
Member Since 2014
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
My wife and I have always wanted to go to Europe and thought that a Rhine River cruise would get us a good sampling of the main countries of northern Europe. We sailed out of Amsterdam and ended up the cruise in Basel, Switzerland with a ... Read more
victoria 6672
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 helpful votes
I did not know that Avalon is a part of Cosmos tours and ultimately Globus, an American Company. There were only 4 English People on the boat, the majority being American with a few Canadians and Australians. This does not matter of course ... Read more
birthdaygal
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
553 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We had high water river flooding so Avalon had to scurry and make our trip the best it could be under the circumstances. We were very impressed with their actions. They notified us via email that there was high water and things were ... Read more
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