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73 Avalon Waterways Avalon Expression Cruise Reviews


djwoodman avatar

djwoodman

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Avalon Romantic Rhine Review

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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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Europeantraveler1

3 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

First-time river cruisers/long-time ocean cruisers

We recently returned from our Avalon river cruise from Amsterdam to Basel on the Expression. All four of us are seniors ranging in age from 65-74. Our group wanted to try a short river cruise in order to ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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omawillson

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

2019 Avalon River Cruise

We took the Avalon Danube River Cruise last year and enjoyed it so much, we decided to take a second Avalon River Cruise. While we enjoyed the Rhine Cruise, we felt the on shore excursions were better on the Danube ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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lhearog

1 Review Written

Fun on the Rhine

Recommendation of Travel Agent and research we did. Everything about the Avalon experience was great. No complaints ... except wanting a bit warmer weather. Food was very good. All members of the crew were ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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vdough1352

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Rhine Cruise

Our travel agent had been suggesting a river cruise for a while. We are not cruise ship people so hesitated to book this trip. We were happy we decided to go.The river cruise was wonderful. Nothing like what I think ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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vilks

1 Review Written

Highly Recommend this Trip

My wife and I,her brother and sister and brother in law, decided to take this Rhine river cruise (Basel to Amsterdam) to celebrate my wife's 70th birthday. Cruising was not high on my agenda for likes but after ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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s35flyer

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Romantic Rhine Cruise 2019

First I should say that I did not want to go on this trip and was dragged to the trip. Now let me say it was the best vacation ever and I can’t wait to go back. Everything was perfect, weather not perfect but ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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The Steeles

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Exceeding expectations up the Danube!

Our cruise was a themed cruise, Beer Enthusiast, and started in Budapest ending in Prague. Our flights, to / from, were arranged through Avalon on Lufthansa. The connections worked out great without a lot of layover ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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tacoma82

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very pampered

We wanted to experience the Christmas Markets in various cities. Except for the tragedy in Strasbourg, we got our wish. The bus tour to the Black Forest was interesting , but rather long. That was modified from the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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HAP83

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beautiful ship, lovely river

Embarkation was easy, and our room was lovely. The shore excursions were more scripted than I usually care for, but for travelers who want to spend less time figuring it out on their own it would be perfect. The ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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marymcgol

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent cruise despite low water challenge on the Danube

We left Budapest on October 5th and after a relaxing day of cruising, we arrived in Vienna around dinner time on the 6th. We were very fortunate to be able to navigate this stretch of the river; I believe that some ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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lynpat

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Should you cruise the Danube on Avalon?

We booked this trip over a year ago and then suddenly it was time to go. We were notified that the water on the Danube was low and it could adversley effect our itinerary but we decided to go ahead either way. We ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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RFiacco

1 Review Written

Wonderful cruise loaded with beauty and history.

Avalon delivered a top notch vacation and attended to every detail to give us a most memorable and stress free vacation. The hotels in Budapest and Prague were superior. The cruise director, Sabine, worked ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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jbeuks

2 Reviews Written

A wonderful cruise, despite riding buses for the first part

Because of the low water situation on the Danube, our intended 14-day cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest became four nights in hotels, three days on buses, and 10 nights on the beautiful Avalon Expression. But I'm ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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kathyrose

1 Review Written

High Satisfaction Despite Low Water Levels

Imagine our disappointment when we learned that our much anticipated cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest could not be offered as promised due to record low, drought- induced river water levels. However, the amazing ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Andyman346

1 Review Written

Amazing adult get away

My wife and I chose the river cruise on the Danube because we wanted a relaxed and luxurious way to see Europe. We were not disappointed. Everything was wonderful from the comfortable accommodations, the wide ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Terri246

1 Review Written

Avalon Waterways did not disappoint!

We explored Vienna a day before boarding for the river cruise. Embarkation was smooth with no uncertainty that our luggage would be taken care of safely and delivered to our room. We decided to upgrade to a larger ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Pat1998

1 Review Written

Neat new adventure

We’d done a couple of Nile River cruises & enjoyed being on a smaller ship. Our Danube cruise did not disappoint! We spent a few days in Vienna first before boarding the ship. Even though we were early arrivals on ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Runnerfran58

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Anniversary Cruise on the Danube

We took this cruise to celeberate our 30th wedding anniversary. Several friends had used Avalon and were please so that helpe us make our decision. Our accomodations in Budapest, on the ship, and Prague were ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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CAM51

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Heaven on Earth

We chose Avalon because of four previous, wonderful experiences with the Globus group. Because of low water on the Danube we had to embark on the Panarama for one day and then transition to the Expression for the ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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moonman20

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A great experience

Loved Budapest, liked having a few days to get our sleep patterns on track with the time change. We added on Prague at the end of the cruise and it was a beautiful city, a highlight of our trip. We did this cruise ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Nawar

1 Review Written

Wonderful cruise from Vienna to Passau

Wanted a river cruise along the Danube from Vienna to Passau to enjoy the scenery----especially in the wine-growing region of the Wachau--- and Benedictine monastery MELK (featured in the film "In the Name of the ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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joelle2347

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

More than we expected

We embarked in Budapest after 2 nights in a First class hotel Sofitel, excellent breakfasts The cabin was decent as well as the bathroom which was small but well designed (which was not always the case in other ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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justok

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Old Europe, New View

We had previously taken the Rhine river cruise a few years ago, and enjoyed it so much we decided to take the Danube cruise. First our cruise director Tony is wonderful, most thoughtful and innovative. Handled ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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SSG-NC

1 Review Written

Trip of a ifetime

Our travel agent recommended this trip. A river cruise had long been on my bucket list and this seemed like the perfect timing: both hubby and I had a milestone birthday this year. We loved the intimacy. With the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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