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As new ships flood the river cruise market, each line has been one-upping the other with better bells and more whistles. Avalon Waterways' newest entry into the competition is the 164-passenger Avalon ...
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Dondald
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
The trip was great. We were on the Budapest to Amsterdam 2 week cruise in a category A cabin. Avalon Waterways looked after us very well and the accommodations were very good. We had 140 tourists on board and there were 47 staff to ... Read more
fredman1
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
The boat was only a year old, it was wonderful, the crew was great, the food was 'ok', but I didn't really know what to expect. They had the same breakfast every morning, which is fine for me, not like i was expecting escargot or roast ... Read more
pickme
Member Since 2015
1 review
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
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
Boaterlady
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
11 helpful votes
We booked this about 18 months ago to celebrate a milestone birthday. We had been told at that time that Avalon did a drinks package like most of the other lines, but when they eventually replied to my many calls and emails, they said they ... Read more

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Buggsie2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Our trip began with an email while we were in transit to Romania. The email informed us that the two days to the Black Sea (the highlight if the cruise) had been cancelled due to low water. At 11:00pm, we received a note under our door ... Read more
cantin2
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
72 forum posts
9 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
chanukbair
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
HOLIDAYING overseas with friends in 2013 we decided to put together a small group (total 6 - 3 couples ages 50 - 61) to embark on our much discussed European River Cruise. After a deal of research we chose Avalon Waterways as our Cruise ... Read more
laurettann
Member Since 2010
1 review
12 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
All my friends do Viking so I liked being different and felt that Avalon was a step up. The ship was new and very pretty. Unfortunately we rafted to Tauck and Uniworld and saw a big difference in décor. For example when the US was ... Read more
Bluesky1212
1 review
2 helpful votes
Not rated Sailed June 2014
After 3 days in Prague we were supposed to board the ship at Nuremberg for a cruise to Budapest. However, at the last minute we were advised that the river was too low and we would have to be transported by bus to Passau. As a result we ... Read more

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carolcosseboom
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote
Both my husband and I are disable. We can only walk short distances, very short. So we purchased two "Travelscoots" These are the smallest mobility scooters. They are only 28 lbs and can fold up into a size of a umbrella stroller. These ... Read more

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