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The 166-passenger Avalon Vista was jointly christened with the 128-passenger Avalon Visionary in May 2012. Vista, a sister "Suite Ship" to 2011's Avalon Panorama, features the same novel cabin setup as its ...
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Bensus
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
My friends picked this cruise and invited me to go along. I had always wanted to do a river cruise so I signed up. They chose this one because the single traveler fee was less than other cruise lines and because it had an extensive list ... Read more
worldtraveller99
Member Since 2011
1 review
15 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
This was our first river cruise. Surprisingly my husband & I were the only British people on the Xmas market river cruise tour - 80% USA, 20% Australia + some Canadians & NZ and occasional others. Avalon marketing in the UK must be ... Read more
ZincOxide
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sunday, November 29, 2015 Vienna - Had arrived days earlier in Vienna to tour town on our own. Took our luggage to the Intercontinental Hotel (where is was securely stored) until several buses took us to the ship. Embarkation was a ... Read more
wifemothernana
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Because of low water levels on the Danube, our trip was not up to our expectations. Avalon handled the situation very poorly. We called them before we left for the cruise and we were told that sailings were going as scheduled. They ... 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

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Redhatchick
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We had seen so many advertisements and promos for the European River Cruises our expectations were set really high and I have to say that our cruise on the Vista certainly delivered on all fronts. We joined the ship in Amsterdam and ... 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
Carol Jay
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Avalon and we were absolutely delighted with every aspect of our experience with them. The ship was tastefully decorated; the lounge was spacious; the exercise facilities were more than adequate; the dining ... Read more
perkyblue
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
2,073 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I lived in Germany for 3 years when I was younger and have been dying to go back to the German Christmas markets ever since. A Christmas market river cruise has been on my bucket list for years, so I was thrilled when the opportunity came ... Read more
Hoyaheel
Member Since 2005
1 review
5,206 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Cabin 213, husband & wife sharing Bottom line for me– the cruise was great but I’m not a river cruiser. River cruises are more expensive than ocean cruises in general because they are small (numbers of passengers) and they ... Read more

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Mr Grumpy
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Not rated Sailed August 2014
Avalon Vista River Cruise “Magnificent Europe” (East Bound) Amsterdam to Budapest Aug 20 - Sep 3, 2014 Although my wife and I have been on five ocean cruises, this was our first river cruise. Based upon the price of river ... Read more
SoCal Cruise Critic User
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Overall • Very nice trip with few negatives. • Many interesting sites and photo ops • Avalon cruise was very good – excellent facilities and very good service, several very good tours, but fair (relatively bland) ... Read more
Meadbh
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
I recently completed a 12 day vacation with Avalon, consisting of two nights in Budapest at the Intercontinental Hotel, one week on the Avalon Vista cruising up the Danube and the Main-Danube Canal, and three nights in Prague. Quite ... Read more
mincedwords
Member Since 2009
1 review
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Just got back from an autumn cruise along the Danube from Budapest to Passau - what an unforgettable experience! As a solo traveler, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I loved every minute of it. The Avalon Vista's decor is classy and ... Read more
kice50@gmail.com
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We didn't know what to expect for October 19-27 on the Danube but we lucked out and the fall colors were at their peak and absolutely stunning! The weather was in the 60s all week, too. I know no one has control of the weather but the good ... Read more

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bobandjo
Member Since 2013
1 review
139 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2013
Our first cruise of any type was on the Avalon Vista's Amsterdam - Budapest June 23 - July 7 sailing. In a word - wow! Far exceeded our expectations. We were in one of their suites, mid-level near the stern of the ship. Our first night ... Read more
Drdisk
Member Since 2013
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Last spring, my wife and I took a 15 day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. We booked the cruise through our travel agent  choosing Avalon based on their strong recommendation. We paid ... Read more
the english lady
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
2,430 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2013
First river cruise so instead of being careful and picking a short one, we went straight in with a 2 week one, from Amsterdam to Budapest. We were very very lucky to be in one of the 2 royal suites on this boat. Was it worth the extra ... Read more
sailingmickey
Member Since 2007
1 review
96 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed March 2013
This was our first river boat cruise. We chose Avalon because they were recommended by friends and we were not disappointed. Not having been on any other river boat, I do not have any comparison but I will say the Vista was a wonderful ... Read more
kangarooboy
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2012
My wife and I had Cabin 220 on the Avalon Vista.This cruise is expensive & we were disappointed that our cabin noise was never rectified.We did not sleep well. The noise sounded like it came from the timber fittings installed ... Read more

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tmcauban
Member Since 2007
1 review
69 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
jimgalahad
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2012
In the event it doesn't really matter what our expectations really were before setting out - whatever they may have been, they were well exceeded. A pre-embarkation night at a Budepest hotel was really useful to recover from a long air ... Read more
tennisumpp
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2012
Avalon Vista Cruise Report July 22 -Aug 5, 2012 Budapest to Amsterdam by Ken Montgomery - Irvine, California The purpose of this review is to give details about this particular cruise (Avalon Vista - Budapest to Amsterdam) that are ... Read more
Judgerick
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We cruised from Amsterdam to Budapest on Avalon's Vista in July 2012 . We are new to cruising and were a bit underwhelmed by this cruise . The boat was very nice and our room was great The crew generally wonderful , especially our waiters ... Read more

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