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Avalon Waterways Avalon Panorama Cruise Reviews

Avalon Waterways
Avalon Panorama
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79 Avalon Waterways Avalon Panorama Cruise Reviews


kentcouple65 avatar

kentcouple65

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

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

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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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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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GMLoman

1 Review Written

LOVED EVERY MINUTE!!

A European river cruise has been on the bucket list for years and we (7 family members) finally made IT happen! Several of us have taken numerous ocean cruises in the past and enjoyed them so we have something to ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Jbrook05

1 Review Written

Service could have been better

The active cruise interested us as we are both avid walkers and enjoy biking and hiking. We were disappointed in the Avalon service compared to our experience on a Uniworld River Cruise on the Danube River. We ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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FBecker

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Active Discovery Cruise Down the Rhine From Amsterdam to Mainz

This was our first river cruise.  We have taken cruises before on Oceania (London to Copenhagen), Royal Caribbean (Caribbean), Disney (3- Day), Celebrity (3 - Day), and  Norwegian (Alaska).   Embarkation and ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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CTJr

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise, but not enough to be solely repeat customer

We chose a river cruise as it would be a first for us and I had gotten seasick on the one and only time we went on an ocean cruise. We chose the Rhine river cruise due to the start/end cities and length of cruise. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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ksloanbrown

1 Review Written

Top notch

We have taken several ocean liner type cruises, so we didn't know how this would differ. Now, I can say EVERYTHING was wonderful and went so smoothly. The transfers to / from airport, the availability of ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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71Bruin

9 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Another wonderful experience on Avalon!

We are avid ocean cruisers and this was our second River Cruise, both on Avalon. The overall experience was fantastic again, with the condition of the ship, the service and the food meeting our expectations. As it ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Tliams

1 Review Written

Wonderful trip of a beautiful area of Europe.

My wife's grandparents were from Amsterdam and it was a trip she thought would be enjoyable. As it turned out it was way better than that. The cruise was perfect from the basic(fabulous) food service to trips off ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Psychbabs

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Fantastic trip on the Danube, Main and Rhein!

This cruise was magical on the Avalon Panorama, thanks to the wonderful, attentive crew, especially our tour director, István. Passengers were mostly Americans and Australians/New Zealanders in their 60s or later. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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wraeja

1 Review Written

12 Wonderful Days

First the Danube River Cruise with Avalon Exceeded our expectations. The crew and accommodations were first class and professional making us feel at home and welcome. The shore excursion's were not only ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Jesse S.

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Avalon Pulls a Fast One on its Customers

This was a Danube cruise, Budapest to Nuremburg. Due to low water on the river, the ship discharged passengers just beyond Regensburg, busing those who were departing from Nuremburg and to Prague for those who had ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Pjhmusic

1 Review Written

Trip of a lifetime

We had friends that had taken the same cruise on Avalon and another cruise line. We heard so many great things about it that we thought we would try it. We were not disappointed. 3 days in Budapest, 7 days on the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


DMyersSD avatar

DMyersSD

1 Review Written

Fantastic Danube Cruise

I had never been on a river cruise, and had never been to eastern Europe, so this cruise ticked all the boxes for a new adventure. Avalon did not disappoint. The boat was meticulous, I loved that my bed faced the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Janstu

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Misleading and treated poorly

Having arrived in Budapest from NZ, over 32 hrs in transit, we were informed that due to low water levels Avalon Panorama could not sail from Budapest to Vienna. However we saw Viking, Uniworld, Tauck and many ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Dr Karen avatar

Dr Karen

1 Review Written

Delightful ship, great Capt Rolf, wonderful guide Gusta.

Like Avalon lots, my 2nd Avalon trip, (1st was Nov 2016 to Peru, Macchu Picchu & Amazon cruise) our friends 1st time picked this Danube cruise- very satisfying journey! Ship was lovely; crew excellent & genuinely ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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WestVirginia

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Exceptional

We wanted something more interactive and small. Meeting almost everyone was one of the more surprising positives. The food was high quality, local style cuisines for each area and standard foods if you chose. On a ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Susan Merritt

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

My experience on the Panorama!

I chose it because of the single supplement was a good price! My cabin was very comfortable! It had a lovely view, but because the wTer level on the Danube was so low that often the view was another ship! I know the ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Lindanick60 avatar

Lindanick60

1 Review Written

BEAUTIFUL SCENERY ON THE DANUBE

While we cannot fault Avalon for the low water level of the rivers in Europe we were very happy that they bent over backwards to accomodate us. After spending 4 days in Prague we were bused to Passau instead of ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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sammamishcruiser50

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Don't book a river cruise - very expensive mistake

While most people were notified before they left home, we were not, that our cruise would not be sailing as planned. I had no idea the river levels were too low in places until I arrived in Prague for the land ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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SJHfromGB

1 Review Written

Wonderful Danube Vacation

We had such a great trip on our first Avalon river cruise in 2016 that we made plans shortly thereafter to enjoy our second one in 2018. And our Prague to Budapest trip in 2108 did not disappoint....it was awesome. ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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PJSJBS

1 Review Written

Top notch trip

This being our first cruise we were always attracted to taking a river cruise. Much more to see and do than on a ocean cruise. The included daily excursions would give us a opportunity to visit cities we may never ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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YorbaLindaMike

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An Excellent Experience

For the most part, the cruise itself was spectacular. As ever, there were a few things that could've been improved. We chose the cruise because some friends had done the same cruise the year before and raved ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Mamieoppy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First river cruise

We have been on multiple ocean cruises and wanted to try something different. This cruise traveled to countries we wanted to visit. Avalon exceeded our expectations. The ship was very comfortable and clean. The ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Jersey Eileen

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

A Few Misconceptions

The Danube cruise is going to be pretty much the same, whichever line you choose. We chose Avalon, and generally, the ship’s appointments and food were quite fine. But perhaps you have a few misconceptions as you ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Avalon Panorama Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.7
Dining5.04.4
Entertainment4.03.9
Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family2.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.2
Service4.04.6
Value For Money4.04.2
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