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91 Avalon Waterways Avalon Vista Cruise Reviews


Callyfrog avatar

Callyfrog

1 Review Written

Bucket List

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It was a chance to see several places within a short amount of time in places I have always wanted to visit. Also, I wanted a short (7days) trip to try out river cruising to see if it was a travel method that I ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Geoffcw1

1 Review Written

Romantic Rhine Cruise

Arrived in Amsterdam a day early to walk around and adjust to the time change. That worked well, but not enough time to do Amsterdam justice. The cruise far exceeded our expectations. The cabin was comfortable ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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sammamishcruiser50

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Stick with Ocean Cruising - Unless you like spending time on buses

We had high expectations for our first (and LAST) river cruise last summer to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We had no idea that there were issues with low water levels until we landed in Prague. Most ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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DianePrentice

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First River Cruise -- but probably not our last

As strange as it sounds, this cruise was actually a late addition to our European trip. We had booked an ocean cruise that started and ended in Amsterdam last year and, since the cost of the flight from Canada was ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Salena

1 Review Written

Europe In October Is Magnificent

My husband and I traveled with another couple for our first European River Cruise. I’d been wanting to do one of these cruises for years, so when the opportunity came up to go with our friends we jumped on it. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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tonyg11

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Tulip Time Cruise

We wanted to visit Amsterdam and try a river cruise. The room on the ship were spacious,' comfortable and clean. The crew and staff were very helpful and friendly. The highlights were Keuknhof Gardens and spending a ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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ckm48

1 Review Written

Netherland Tulips March 2019

Globus Friends & Family opportunity. Spring was a perfect time for our 1st river cruise. The Avalon Vista was very, very nice. The itinerary was wonderful starting & ending in Amsterdam so we stayed a few extra days ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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sunbug006

1 Review Written

Very enjoyable

The cabins are clean and spacious for a river boat. We had a problem with dinner and the service of one crew member in particular, but the Cruise Director and dining manager went way above and beyond to make it ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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foodpolice

13 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Tulip Time Cruise

We wanted a quick short get away and cruise on a river that we've never been on. The Avalon Vista has a capacity of 164 passengers & is 7 years young. It appeared well kept, was very clean & comfortable. The ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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MStrickland

1 Review Written

Beautiful Blue Danube!

We booked aboard the Avalon Vista from Budapest to Nuremberg. We really had a wonderful trip. Due to low water levels our cruise had to be altered multiple times. Avalon handled these changes nearly seamlessly ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Donna Klie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Christmas Market Cruise on the Avalon Vista!

I chose this cruise as I have always loved Christmas markets and have German heritage. My sister and I did this cruise together for a milestone birthday. We spent a few days exploring the glorious city of Vienna, ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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killer32

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Cruise

We choose this cruise because of the Christmas markets and the cities we would visit. We did the pre-package in Prague. The cruise itinerary was changed due to the low river and we lost cruising on half the river, ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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GRBob

1 Review Written

Maybe our best vacation ever!?

We were interested in trying a river cruise because several of our friends had enjoyed them. Our travel agent recommended Avalon--highly!! And this particular tour included a number of places we had not visited on ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Steertire

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best cruise with the best people

This cruise went along the waterways that my wife and I really wanted to travel on. From the time we checked in, the staff was friendly, professional, and provided attention to detail. All of our needs were met and ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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plruffo

1 Review Written

October cruise from Prague to Budapest

This was our first river cruise and based on our experience, certainly not the last. Despite record low river levels at both ends of our trip that required more motorcoach time, Avalon went above and beyond to make ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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scubagear2018

1 Review Written

Our First River Cruise - Much More Then Expected - Not a Beer Cruise

What a marvelous start, all of the crew treated us as long term good friends, right from the Captain to the room staff. Our Cruise Director Ms. Barbara Bocz proved to be the number one person to handle all requests ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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David1000

1 Review Written

14 Night Magnificent Europe - Eastbound

Our travel agent recommended Avalon Cruise Lines, as we had no previous cruise experience. our on board cruise director, Mauro, was the best and completely engaged. All the various shore excursions were well ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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SB6262

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise - Sort Of....

We have cruised several times, but this was our first river cruise (sort of). A friend had highly recommended taking a river cruise and when we saw the dates and itinerary for this cruise, we booked within 30 ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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CarlyJax

6 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Unusual Cruise

We had never been on a river cruise and since "Travel With Alan" offered a special, we thought we'd try river cruising. First we were notified that the ship could not make it into Amsterdam due to low water so we'd ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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bspgm56

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise Danube through UNESCO Heritage Areas Westbound

I selected this cruise because I wanted to experience a river cruise. I had never been on the Danube, and the towns and the cities on this voyage seemed that they were going to be historic and beautiful. We were ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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NickerDL

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Prague, Vienna, Budapest

We chose the Avalon Waterways version of this Danube River Cruise, because it included a 3-night pre-trip extension in Prague (#1 on my wife's bucket list). We stayed in the Prague Hilton for 3 nights, had several ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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R2Park

1 Review Written

Fabulous cruise, great tour guides, interesting places, fantastic staff!

We heard this Danube river cruise is the best in East Europe because it courses through agrarian countrysides, includes tours of interesting towns and has a special East-Euro feel due to the crew also coming from ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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uglybrutus

1 Review Written

Trip of a lifetime!

We thoroughly enjoyed our first Avalon cruise. We traveled on the Danube aboard the Avalon Vista. The staff on board and our cruise director Nico made this an exceptional vacation. We chose a cabin with a ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Lizagan

1 Review Written

Relaxing, informative, exploration of Europe

This was our first river cruise, but it won't be our last. We were busy every day and the tour guides at each port were fabulous. Our Cruise director, Maria, was amazing. She made everyone feel welcome and handled ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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kjwick

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loved the cruise, but too many locks.

Overall I really enjoyed my cruise. The service on the ship was excellent, the staff is extremely well trained and went out of their way to make the cruise as smooth and enjoyable as possible. I also really ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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