Next Time we will go with the competition: Avalon Vista Cruise Review by Judgerick
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Next Time we will go with the competition
Destination: Europe - River Cruise
Although it may be conventional , I found the gratuities policy ( giving us envelopes and telling us exacly how much to tip everone including the cruise director ) offensive and we ignored it . We tipped those that provided us good service ( NOT the cruise director ) . More We spent the same amount of money ( a bit more actually ) but giving it ,in cash , directly to those who deserved it .
Our fellow passengers were suprising old . We expected that to some degree but at age 65 I didn't expect to be one of the youngest onboard .
River cruising is nice but it is not a good way to see a place . You spend too little time on shore and you seem cutoff from local people and experiences .
Avalon seemed too interested in getting extra money out of us at every opportunity given we were sold this cruise as "all inclusive " .
We will probably do it again but I doubt if we will use Avalon Less
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