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Kerry KH
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
I had never been to Europe, so my 3 experienced traveler friends chose this vacation. I'm so glad they did. It was wonderful. I liked it because I had choices. I could pick up a map at the front desk and explore on my own, or I could go ... Read more
Jazcan
Member Since 2012
1 review
A nice boat. The staff were very good. Some of the waiters are burned out. One saying they didn't have coffee cream when I had had it a few times before. I challenged him and he came up with it! Housekeeping was very good. Food 7/10. ... Read more
flynnsky
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
This was our first river cruise and thoroughly enjoyed it. We coached to Arles from Cannes where our tour gathered and under the direction of our tour director Monica we arrived and were settled in our cabins in good order. All of our ... Read more
beachbumbill
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
Approximately 3 days prior to our river cruise, our group of 20+ received an e-mail from Avalon stating there were going to be big changes to our itinerary due to high water levels & train strike on day we were supposed to take TGV ... Read more
pookeysmom
Member Since 2007
12 reviews
140 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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seattleGTfan
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
We took the Avalon Affinity for a late October/early November sailing along the Moselle and Rhine rivers, and had a great time. It was a special wine-themed cruise with several included wine tasting events that were a lot of fun. The ... Read more
winnipeg melody
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
My husband and I are in our early 60's and have enjoy traveling a lot. For the past few years we have been thinking about going on a river cruise and decided this was the year, to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We chose Avalon partly ... Read more
alcruiser15
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
reader8855
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We just got back from our fabulous cruise on the Rhine River from Amsterdam to Basel. We sailed on the Avalon Affinity with 6 friends and everyone had a wonderful time. The crew was friendly and helpful and our cruise director Karolien was ... Read more
Traveling Wifee
Member Since 2012
1 review
10 forum posts
My husband and I took our first river cruise May 30 from Basel to Amsterdam aboard the Avalon Affinity and absolutely loved it! We have done a dozen ocean cruises (and plan to do more), but enjoyed the personal style of the river cruise. ... Read more
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Kenster
Member Since 2001
1 review
292 forum posts
Sailed April 2014
We chose to do a Rhine River Cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. It could not have been more perfect. Our cruise was "The Rhine and Moselle" which is several days longer than the basic "Romantic Rhine" cruise. The entire ... Read more
bagwilltravel55
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2013
Others have described the boat in detail, so I'll only add the differences that we experienced. Another couple in their 60s and my husband and I booked suites, combination land-cruise, so 4 nights in hotels and 4 nights on the boat. When ... Read more
travellernco
Member Since 2013
1 review
Not rated Sailed October 2013
We considered a river cruise on Avalon on the recommendation of friends. We do not like ocean cruising, too many people, we like to see places and not spend days at sea. This seemed to suit our criteria. We spent 3 nights in Paris before ... Read more
BGleen
Member Since 2009
5 reviews
4 helpful votes
we are in our early sixties and my wife is retired and I am transitioning into retirement. This is our first river cruise and we did not know what to expect. the results? would we do a river cruise again? absolutely! there is no experience ... Read more
vanvleckeren
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
44 forum posts
River cruises are very popular and even though I was booking the trip in November to travel in July, almost everything was booked up. So I found an Avalon combination package, that included 2 days in a hotel in Vienna and Budapest, at ... Read more
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Liat
Member Since 2003
12 reviews
1,340 forum post
We know the French go on strike as a sort of national pastime, or when they get bored; but no one was prepared for a strike by the German Lock Masters. Since this trip up the Rhine and across on the Main River, the Main-Danube Canal and ... Read more
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njseas
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed October 2012
I have read some not so complimentary member reviews about Avalon Affinity so I was concerned that I may not have selected the right river cruise. However, I soon discovered that my fears were unfounded. Our cruise began in Vienna, a ... Read more
Marching Afar
Member Since 2012
1 review
1 helpful vote
Pre-Cruise and Embarcation: We started our Cruise on the Avalon Affinity with an overnight in Zurich, and stayed at the Moevenpick airport hotel, which was a good choice, since the bus transfer to the ship left from the hotel. The hotel ... Read more
World2sea
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
15 forum posts
What can I say that "Lorri1962" hasn't already said? We had a wonderful time and met many really great people. Rather than repeat what she said, go read Lorri1962's review, I agree 100% with it. It was very peaceful and quite on the ... Read more
Lorri1962
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed August 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed our cruise with Avalon. There were about 130 passengers - American/Canadian/UK/Australians and New Zealanders. The size of the boat and flexible dining, made it more personal and we enjoyed meeting a very wide range ... Read more
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gckeicher
Member Since 2004
2 reviews
197 forum posts
Sailed August 2012
After reading some of the reviews for Avalon River cruises, my husband and I just hoped we were not throwing money away! What a pleasant surprise The Avalon Affinity was! The stateroom was small but most of the staterooms are small ... Read more
cruisealert
Member Since 2009
8 reviews
184 forum posts
We had a great direct flight from Atlanta to Zurich and then 10 minutes van ride to Avalon arranged hotel at Movenpick Hotel. Wonderful hotel with good restaurant and easy access to trains to go downtown to Zurich. Spent 4 nights there to ... Read more
sunshinexyz
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 helpful votes
Since I am a well traveled person and research my trips before I go this was certainly a big disappointment. My travel agent touted this as a good cruise. However, the food was mediocre and the specials at breakfast were not ... Read more
QueenofEverything
Member Since 2001
1 review
448 forum posts
We had never experienced a river cruise before, so we read everything we could in preparation for our April trip aboard the Avalon Affinity. We selected the Amsterdam to Basel route on the Rhine for a variety of reasons. Amsterdam was ... Read more
alibi1
Member Since 2011
1 review
Sailed October 2011
transfer to ship-- We spent 3 days in Vienna before we took a cab from our hotel to the to the hotel where we were to meet and then transfer to ship. Avalon staff greeted us at the ship and showed us to our cabins. Our luggage arrived ... Read more
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