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Avalon Waterways Avalon Visionary Cruise Reviews

Avalon Waterways
Avalon Visionary
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73 Avalon Waterways Avalon Visionary Cruise Reviews


Annebar1 avatar

Annebar1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

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

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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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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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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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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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gerryv85234

1 Review Written

Busy Trip with Lots to See

Bucket list trip to see Budapest & Prague for my wife & I, we have taken 4 ocean liner cruises but this was our first river cruise. We arrived in Budapest the day before the cruise started & we arranged for Avalon ...
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Sail Date June 2019


MRosario avatar

MRosario

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing Trip!

The main purpose of this trip was to see the tulips at the Keukenhof. We wanted to try a river cruise since big cruises are not as appealing to us. Usually, river cruises are marketed for older people. We are in our ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jeanschott

1 Review Written

Rhine and Mosel, drought year

Of course I was disappointed that we were only able to be onboard for 6 days of our 13, but Avalon and every crew member, especially our cruise director, went above and beyond to assure that our experience was a ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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labeggins

1 Review Written

Beautiful Ship, Wonderful Vistas

The Avalon Visionary is much nicer than other ships to which we had access due to the double and sometimes triple docking at ports along the way. The clean, Scandinavian aesthetics most evident in the salon were ...
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Sail Date May 2018


Don Y avatar

Don Y

1 Review Written

Grand European Experience

The cruise went to area in Europe we wanted to see. Traveled to 7 countries in 21 days. First cruise with Avalon but it will not be our last. Everyone was very accommodating. The dining was exceptional. The ...
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Sail Date August 2018


Snowens avatar

Snowens

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Rhine and Moselle to Amsterdam

Awesome scenery, people, crew, tour guides, and food! We felt very well taken care of the whole time. We would have liked to spend more time in a couple places (some of the quaint little towns, for example) and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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snowyowl57

5 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Amazing first river cruise

We chose this cruise because being from Canada we wanted a cruise over a week long and introduce us to Europe and river cruising. We have been on ocean cruises 4 times and wanted to try something different. We had a ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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barrken

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Rhine River Cruise

I took this cruise with my folks (87 and 82) after talking about it for years. This was the first river cruise by any of us. It more than surpassed our expectations. The shuttle picked us up at the airport and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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lynnkbuckley

1 Review Written

Avalon Visionary-Rhine

This was our first river cruise. We chose the 8-day cruise for length of time & German concentration. We did extend our cruise arriving 1 1/2 days early in Amsterdam & explored on our own. We also stayed in ...
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Sail Date July 2018


Randi H. avatar

Randi H.

1 Review Written

First time river cruiser

This was our first time on a river cruise. I loved loved loved it! My husband liked it very much but the jury is still out on river vs ocean for him. We both thought the ship (Avalon Visionary) was lovely. While ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Arista.morris

1 Review Written

Outstanding Cruise

My husband has never been to Europe, our travel agent reccommended a River boat cruise so we decided on Avalon. We looked into both Viking and Avalon and came to conclusion Avalon would be better and they did not ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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KAZDOY

1 Review Written

Wonderful experience

My wife and I have been on 15 prior ocean cruises, and had not tried a river cruise until this on. I would certainly go on one again. The Panorama Suite was just as advertised. The sliding door opened ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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jenreynolds

1 Review Written

Great value!

This was my first river cruise. We began in Paris with a city tour, then embarked from Remich, Germany to cruise the Mosel River, then cruised down the Rhine to Amsterdam. We stopped at many scenic towns, had time ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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L. Alt

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Incredible views

We chose this cruise to celebrate our 25th Wedding Anniversary. We wanted to see the architecture in Germany along with the castles on the Rhine river. Every town in Germany on the cruise had its own style, and ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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cdlangwell

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic voyage

What a fabulous trip! Ship and crew were great. I was disappointed that the top deck was closed for so long as I was planning/hoping to spend most of my time up there. I understand WHY (height of the bridges & ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Rcolpo

1 Review Written

River Cruise

We wanted to take a European cruise that saw as many parts of Europe as possible. This didn’t disappoint. We saw many beautiful sites and would highly recommend this cruise. The crew was wonderful. They ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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rjobin

1 Review Written

Tulip

We chose this cruise because it was the most perfect one to xperience the height of Holland’s tulip season. Our research led us to Avalon because of its reputation and it would be our first river cruise. The ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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S&Satsea

1 Review Written

Inspiring first-time river cruise

A Danube River cruise was on our bucket list, Avalon provided the perfect itinerary, and did not disappoint. Everything went smoothly from start to finish. All staff members were courteous and knowledgeable. Our ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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angiesuemiller

1 Review Written

Retirement Trip

Our retirement trip on Avalon's Eastern European River Cruise was perfect in every way!! I loved the intimate size of the vessel and the fact that there were only 107 passengers on board. The staff, meals, ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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RubieHill

2 Reviews Written

The noise level

The ship was unbearably noisy in the dining room and the large lounge. So much so that a conversation could not be had. And yes the Captain knows this and agrees something needs to done to rectify the problem. ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Cb081548

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amsterdam to Paris

Never been on a river cruise and we wanted to see things we hadn’t seen with a minimal schedule. The staff was top notch——-knowledgeable, service-oriented, pleasant, polite—-just the best imaginable and ...
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Sail Date April 2018


Avalon Visionary Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.6
Dining4.04.5
Entertainment3.53.9
Public Rooms4.04.7
Fitness Recreation3.03.8
FamilyN/A
Enrichment4.04.4
Service4.04.8
Value For Money4.04.4
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