Wonderful First River Cruise: Avalon Affinity Cruise Review by cruisealert
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Wonderful First River Cruise
Destination: Europe - Eastern Mediterranean
Our suite (one of 4 on Affinity) was great. Also close to back lounge which has a great 24/7 coffee machine and snacks.All meals were great with ample selection options and super friendly staff. Breakfast was a nice buffet with fresh fruits/cereals/eggs to order/cheeses/ and always a special. Lunch also a buffet with specials. Dessert always included 2 flavors of More home-made ice cream. Dinner is served to you and you select from options -- always have some attractive options and free wines and Beck beer on tap. You decide where and with whom you eat - great way to mingle and meet great new people - a real high light.
Entertainment was limited as expected, but always fun. Famous zither player, a talented accordion player, fantastic electric violinist -- never expected I would like that.
Wonderful night in Vienna with a great show with Viennese waltzes played by talented musicians in a beautiful setting. We also loved Salzburg and Sound of Music tour, Heidelberg, and Durnstein. All villages/cities were fun. 70 locks on this trip.Cannot think of any town/city we did not enjoy - fun to just walk around. My wive, a talented pianist, enjoyed Salzburg and Vienna with emphasis on music and insights on Mozart.
Return flight thru Charles de Gaulle was a bad experience and with 90 minutes, we still almost missed our flight. Will try to avoid this in the future.
Overall, we would sure use Avalon again. Our cruise director was very dedicated and helpful Less
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