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Avalon Waterways continues to grow with the launch of sister ships Avalon Illumination and Avalon Impression. With the smaller ship Avalon Poetry II, also launched in 2014, there are now eight vessels in its ...
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71Bruin
Member Since 2012
6 reviews
20 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We are experienced ocean cruisers (17 cruises, including Disney (2), Princess (2) and mostly Royal Caribbean (13) but we had never tried a River Cruise. We chose a 7 day "Legendary Danube" cruise which included 3 nights ... Read more
Vacation Nut
Member Since 2003
5 reviews
438 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Our first river cruise, and like many people we had been attracted by all the advertising Viking has done in the USA. However, a travel agent recommended AVALON and she was right. We chose the Legendary Danube with pre-cruise in Prague and ... Read more
sjhutch
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise as a part of an educational package. Generally the trips have been excellent with this educational tour company so I did not hesitate to book with them on Avalon. This was a newer ship and I was happy to see what ... Read more
S_S_2016cruise
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this Cruise after a presentation and booked immediately without shopping or comparisons and Wow did we pick a great one. WAB 503 Amsterdam to Budapest. the only complaint I can think of is the parts of the river I missed ... Read more
princeton47
Member Since 2010
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was our first River Cruise (we've been on 4 regular Princess Cruises). Wonderful Cruise and we especially loved the food and the waiters. Good News was that we met some River Cruisers (on a Viking cruise) who had their cruises end ... Read more

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Kingnm
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Before departing I had been warned about the noise in rear cabins so I contacted my travel agent to upgrade without success. I also emailed Globus (the parent company() re my concerns. I was assured that as the Impression was their newest ... Read more
Barneytravel
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
No one can predict water levels or heat when they are booking a river cruise. Given that, the cruise staff pulled off our trip and eked thru with the boat touching bottom at one point. We did miss one port so that the Captain could ... Read more
gsonier
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
It was our first river cruise and we really enjoy the experience so much that we want to go back soon. First, it was not a easy embarkation due to the low level of the Danube at this time of the year. It was a exceptional situation that ... Read more
Sailoraz
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
8 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
rudeman
Member Since 2008
6 reviews
360 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Introduction  This was our first, ever, river cruise, having been on 11 previous ocean cruises. We had attended a travel seminar almost two years prior and our interest was piqued by a competing river cruise company. When we began ... Read more

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gdarroca
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
It was the inaugural cruise for the ship after commissioning, with a recently hired Captain from another cruise company, an unfamiliar cruise director (in her introduction, she apologized to all for the rest of the cruise as she is ... Read more
MrsTraveller
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
My husband and I have just returned from 2 glorious weeks on the Avalon Impression sailing from Amsterdam to Budapest. We have done ocean cruises before but this was our first river cruise. The ship was sparkling clean thanks to a crew ... Read more

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