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  • Suite class ships feature floor-to-ceiling, retractable windows
  • Locally sourced wines and shore excursion included in fare
  • Cruises great rivers in Europe and Asia
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28 Avalon Waterways Luxury Cruise Reviews

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Blodwen49
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We're a couple of sixty somethings embarking on our first cruise together. My partner loves cruising in the eastern Med but the prospect of cruising on large ships with gazillions of passengers is my idea of hell, so this was a compromise. ... Read more
Agapios
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We sailed from the black sea (Romania) to Bratislava (Slovakia) and travelled from there by bus to Vienna and had the most superb experience.The ship is brand new, in beautiful shape and is very nicely appointed. There is plenty of ... Read more
Amcienancy
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Great trip. Avalon was first class. Staff were wonderful, helpful and friendly. Stops were so interesting and the guide was very informative. Moy was a great help. Mark was a very good Cruise director . The ship overall is new and ... Read more
Dwarfnandina
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We have just completed a downstream journey on the Avalon Myanmar from Bhamo to Bagan. This is a beautiful new ship with a wonderful crew and it, for the first half, covers a part of the river largely not travelled by other companies. ... Read more
pookeysmom
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
136 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was our first river cruise. We've been all over the Caribbean & have sailed transatlantic, but this was on our bucket list & we were fortunate to find a deal! We flew in 5 days early to enjoy Amsterdam. We stayed at the IBIS ... Read more

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pickme
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My husband and I recently experienced our first cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. We loved it, our room was spacious and I was able to unpack everything and store our suitcases under the bed. I think having a room away from the back of ... Read more
marg155
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
A wonderful experience, despite low water levels making completion by boat a little uncertain - but we got through when other, older boats didn't. The boat had Avalon's wonderful new cabins with whole room being integrated with the ... Read more
Willfish
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise, and our first trip to Europe. We were very cautious about this trip. Would the cruise be worth the money, would the cabin be good enough, what about the staff, language, other costs etc. etc. Typical ... Read more
rogerrma@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We took the cruise from Arles to Chalon Sur Saone on the Scenery after having been met at the Nice Airport by an Avalon-contracted shuttle service, as Avalon also booked our flights and arranged all airport transfers. Basically the land ... Read more
eagletraveller
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
The Avalon cruise along the Seine to Normandy on the near-new Tapestry II was our first cruise of any kind. At just seven days duration, it was a "taste" to discover whether this type of holiday was to our liking, as previously ... Read more

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MrPeabody11
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
My wife and I are in our mid '60's. This was our first river cruise. The Panorama is a newer ship in great shape, with sliding glass doors on all of the rooms that are above the waterline. We found this to be an exceptional feature that ... Read more
Maricopac
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Our 11 day Avalon cruise started with three days on land in Prague. Very nice accomodations, great city tour. We met on first night with cruise director, at that time concerned travellers questioned the river levels, as we heard they were ... Read more
aggie.michie@bigpond.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
A fantastic cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Avalon Expression was a magnificent, modern and spacious ship. Our cabin on the Royal Deck was cleverly designed and spacious. The queen sized bed was so comfortable and faced the river ... Read more
anglerted
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was our 2nnd cruise with AVALON; and we were not disappointed. The Luminary is a well-appointed ship with all the amenities needed for an upscale cruise experience. Our cabin had ample room for us and storage for our things; while the ... Read more
Toronto Travel Lover
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2015
We really did enjoy this trip! A couple of things that were not so great.. The day we arrived 9am after 3 hrs at the airport at home an 8 hour flight and a 6 hr time difference.. We we greeted at the airport and headed to our bus, good so ... Read more

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Bruce Clark
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We just completed a 10 day Danube River cruise on the Avalon Expression (7 nights on board) and were very disappointed with having to travel by bus for a good part of the trip. We arrived in Prague for a scheduled three night stay there ... Read more
kevinruffcorn
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was our first river cruise. We didn't know what to expect. Now after experiencing the cruise down the Rhine our expectations are high. Avalon and the crew of the Felicity far exceeded our dreams. We loved the relaxed atmosphere, the ... Read more
Barneytravel
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
No one can predict water levels or heat when they are booking a river cruise. Given that, the cruise staff pulled off our trip and eked thru with the boat touching bottom at one point. We did miss one port so that the Captain could ... Read more
mawalker@mweb.co.za
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
No words can adequately describe the wonderful trip I had on The Avalon Siem Reap. I could not fault a single thing. The accommodation was 5 star...spacious and very well appointed. The food was superb. The crew were so ... Read more
Tony Martin
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
The ship is immaculately maintained and luxuriously comfortable. The food was exquisite and the staff from the Cruise Director, Hotel Manager, Maitre D and all the other staff as well as the captain and crew were, without exception, first ... Read more

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ThereSheGoesAgain
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
My husband and I travelled with my brother and his wife on a 7 night cruise from Paris to Normandy and back. We have done several cruises before, but this was our first river cruise and loved the smaller, more intimate style offered. We ... Read more
cantin2
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
70 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We’ve just returned from a 14 night River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam on the new Avalon Illumination. All other River Cruisers have to adhere to is a maximum length, width and height requirement in order to pass through the ... Read more
Ronal3261@yahoo.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We have been on several big line cruises. This was totally different. The ship was in excellent condition. The room had plenty of storage space. The food was wonderful. The wine was always flowing at dinner. The crew was fantastic ... Read more
Mimi Powers
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Great embarkation in Paris with 1st class carrying of bags to room by lovely crew member. Our large bags arrived in minutes. Ship is beautiful with lots of lounge space inside and out. Only 98 passengers which is awesome and what a ... Read more
birthdaygal
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
496 forum posts
8 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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