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dfishel
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed October 2016
It was 4am in the morning. My travel champion was in my driveway right on time. We loaded up my luggage and we were on our way to GRR to catch our United flight for a trip of a life time. We had a 10 hour lay over in Chicago and a 9 ... Read more
Paddler60
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because of the two primary locations of Paris and Prague, two cities we had not visited previously. As our first river cruise, we were extremely impressed with the organization of the timeline. Everything exceeded ... Read more
bryanmaryevans
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Traveling the Rhine and Mosel river valleys with Avalon fulfilled everything on our bucket list! We expected great service and they delivered that with many smiles. We were surprised with an optional tour inside a windmill in Amsterdam ... Read more
FuelScience
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
640 forum posts
Overall: I think that I'm the fourth person to review this sailing of the Artistry II. After sailing three times with Viking and once with Vantage, Avalon is our new favorite cruise line. We chose this cruise for the beautiful scenery ... Read more
jjmindoro@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We choose this cruise because it was only 9 nights, it stayed in Western Europe (Paris to Amsterdam), and it is a smaller ship. Our tour guide, Hendrik Dadema, was great, He paid special attention to each individual and their wants and ... Read more
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gabaryza
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I retired about a year ago. My wife and I decided to try a river cruise. Since this was our first such trip, we treated it somewhat as a learning experience. It could not have turned out any better. We met the tour director, Hendrik ... Read more
oz@woodcliffeit.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
We chose Avalon because we preferred the cabin layout over other vendors. Price and tour itinerary and availability were also factors. There was some confusion in not being met at the airport and we had to call Avalon and wait around ... Read more
Tatiana9
Member Since 2016
1 review
Our cruise director really made the entire cruise. Hendrick's knowledge and experience made our cruise fun and educational and stress free. We loved the views that we had cruising the Moselle and Rhine Rivers. We loved, loved our ... Read more
DougSandi
Member Since 2016
1 review
We had never been on any type of cruise. The 16 day river cruise was a much more intimate way of being introduced to cruising and with this our first trip to Europe this appealed to us as a way to be able to visit 5 countries, 6 counting ... Read more
flower in the window
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Arrived at hotel on June 7th 2016 Excursions around Budapest which was our embarkation city Daily Newsletters were excellent to inform us of what is happening the following day. Avalon Artistry ll boarding was just great well ... Read more
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IAMTHELIGHT
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We've done two other Avalon Cruises and this one was the best. The staff worked harmoniously and gave commendable service. The Cruise Director's preparation and conscientiousness was apparent. The pace of this cruise was good in that we ... Read more
IanAdams
Member Since 2015
1 review
8 helpful votes
Lovely ship, our cabin fantastic, great food, very friendly staff (mostly), scenery on Rhine and Moselle Rivers excellent. For elderly people with mobility issues or people like me on crutches after a knee operation, this may not be the ... Read more
lodema@comcast.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This was our first river cruise and we found the size of the ship perfect. We made great new friends and enjoyed the staff immensely. Sitting in the lounge after dinner listening to the piano music was relaxing and fun. Tours included ... Read more
Sue . Australia
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
This being my first river cruise, I dont have anything to compare it with. This is a truly lovely boat, only being added to the fleet in 2013. It was immaculately clean and beautifully decorated. The staff were extremely cheerful and ... Read more
bfamily9
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
We chose Avalon Waterways for this cruise as it was one of the very few that did not begin or end in Amsterdam. We had a great itinerary, embarking at Passau, Germany and disembarking at Basel, Switzerland. The ship is only about three ... Read more
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wise2travel
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
30 forum posts
Sailed August 2014
We were on the sapphire deck and the views were wonderful from our room it was also nice to hear the river. Our room had a very comfortable love seat and chair that allowed us to watch the scenery go by. Lots of storage in closet and ... Read more
kismif65
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 helpful votes
Was ABSOLUTELY impressed!! Avalon Artistry II was the best! This was our first river cruise and I can't really imagine how it could have gone any better. Getting on the boat, into our room was beyond fast. No issues, no waiting, just like ... Read more
CaroleSS
Member Since 2008
1 review
1,969 forum post
We did a cruise that isn't too popular.....we did a land tour beginning in Munich, boarded the ship in Passau, sailing through Germany to Basel, Switzerland. In a word.....WOW!!! We could not have asked for a better ship, a better crew, ... Read more
Memsahib27
Member Since 2012
1 review
92 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have done several river cruises - this the second with Avalon Waterways. It was the best. The weather wasn't so good on the first part and the scenery not as good from Amsterdam to Koblenz but after that it was really beautiful. So glad ... Read more
garymonli
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Returned from a river cruise on Avalon Waterways Artistry II. This ship is a little over a year old and is very well maintained. Entertainment on this ship was sparse but it did not bother me. After a full day sightseeing we were pretty ... Read more
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michaeltfl
Member Since 2016
1 review
We weren't sure what cruise line to choose, sort of happened upon this one on the recommendation of a friend of a friend and were glad we did! The entire staff was friendly, the Cruise Director, Minka, was fantastic, and when low water ... Read more
Janet and Phil Davis
Member Since 2016
1 review
Love the smaller boat on River Cruise which you are able to meet the people that you would like to meet!! The food was good however would have like more of the native food of the region we where traveling in. I could of had the food we ... Read more
fjvillani
Member Since 2016
1 review
The ship is beautiful; the service is exemplary. We enjoyed tasty food that was presented extremely well, as well as many specialty drinks and local beers Our voyage included a terrific stay in Prague prior to our journey on the river. ... Read more

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