Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

Avalon Waterways Senior Cruise Reviews

Filter reviews by:
Your selections (clear selections):
Avalon Waterways x
Senior Cruises x
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways
84% Loved It
Cruise Critic Overview
  • 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
  • Read full overview >>

20 Avalon Waterways Senior Cruise Reviews

Cruiser rating
Excellent
11
Very Good
6
Average
2
Poor
1
Terrible
0
See reviews for
River Cruises
River Cruises
120
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
35
Luxury Cruises
Luxury Cruises
27
Senior Cruises
Senior Cruises
20
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
pookeysmom
Member Since 2007
9 reviews
133 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
marg155
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 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
rogerrma@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
sueajp
Member Since 2006
5 reviews
251 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
After 10 big ship cruises we decided to try a river cruise. Avalon go high marks in the reviews and the timing for the Rhine was good. We enjoyed the change to having just 132 people on board! Excellent service and wait staff. This is NOT ... Read more
alcruiser15
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First River Cruise in Europe (previously did the Nile in Egypt). First with Avalon. I researched many European River Cruise companies and talked to friends and family before selecting Avalon. It exceeded every expectation. Rooms were ... Read more

Compare Prices on Avalon Waterways Cruises

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
BoilerGreg
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Our family had a fantastic cruise down the Danube in late June / early July. The entire staff of the Avalon Panorama was great. We have highly recommend Avalon to many of our friends who are thinking of maybe taking a cruise. Enjoyed ... Read more
victoria 6672
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I did not know that Avalon is a part of Cosmos tours and ultimately Globus, an American Company. There were only 4 English People on the boat, the majority being American with a few Canadians and Australians. This does not matter of course ... Read more
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
3 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

Compare Prices on Avalon Waterways Cruises

Mimi Powers
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We love cruising rivers in Europe and went on Tapestry I about 6 years ago on Rhine. Tapestry Ii has much better dining area, lounges, rooms, etc. However, they are still working kinks out on safety in the halls. Walking down the hall ... Read more
SEACRUZER
Member Since 2001
1 review
29 forum posts
1 helpful vote
General Info My wife and I sailed on the Avalon Tranquility II April 18 through April 25, 2015. It was a North bound sailing on the Rhine from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam in the Netherlands. The Tranquility II was launched on ... Read more
Juliana M
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
Having tired of Ocean cruising we turned to River cruising and enviously viewed the large luxury ships on the river, after more than a dozen most enjoyable trips, we decided for a change that a luxury river cruise was a way to stifle our ... Read more
Sailoraz
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have traveled extensively and a lot on a private yacht charter with just 10 of us and 7 crew. This was our first river cruise and recommended by friends who did this trip once and then a second time with us. They have been on over 40 ... Read more
ljbc
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Had a most enjoyable cruise on the Rhine on Avalon Felicity at Easter. We flew from the UK to Amsterdam where we waited at the Movenpik hotel to embark. While we waited we went for a stroll round Amsterdam centre, it's only about a 15 min. ... Read more
Helpful? Thank ljbc

Compare Prices on Avalon Waterways Cruises

ljbc
Member Since 2010
4 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Had a most enjoyable cruise on the Rhine on Avalon Felicity at Easter. We flew from the UK to Amsterdam where we waited at the Movenpik hotel to embark. While we waited we went for a stroll round Amsterdam centre, it's only about a 15 min. ... Read more
Helpful? Thank ljbc
Irv458
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
March of 2015 was our 2nd Avalon cruise in 18 months and it is a pleasure to obtain consistent and excellent service. We thoroughly enjoyed the crew , the professional services and Cruise Director Danielle as we went North on the River ... Read more
KittenQ
Member Since 2006
1 review
14 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2014
Our trip started in Prague. It is a beautiful city, with lots to see and do, especially if you want to attend music concerts. The Inter Continental Prague Hotel is a perfect place to stay and within walking distance of many stores, ... Read more
tmcauban
Member Since 2007
1 review
69 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just back from a Danube River Cruise on the new Avalon Vista, we are disappointed by the poor overall experience that Avalon Waterways delivers. Budapest-Nuremberg. August 2012: We boarded the ship in Budapest and were very impressed ... Read more
pey81
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2011
The ship was everything it was advertised to be. We had a 300 sq ft Royal suite and it was very well designed. Breakfast and lunch was very good, but the dinners were so-so. The quality of the wine and beer with dinner was of good ... Read more
Helpful? Thank pey81

Compare Prices on Avalon Waterways Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.