In October, 2012, we did the Danube River Cruise offered by Avalon. What a wonderful trip! The trip started with a 3-night stay in beautiful Prague, Czech Republic. The Intercontinental Hotel was within walking distance of Old Town, the Charles Bridge and shops and restaurants. It had a great breakfast buffet with lots of food options. We were then bussed to Nuremberg, Germany to board our ship.
The Tranquility was lovely and our cabin on the P level was surprisingly spacious with good storage. The cruise director was organized and very informative on his talks about the ports we were visiting. We will definitely do another river cruise with Avalon. Compared to a huge ship like Holland America, this fits us much better. We liked the size of the ship and the fact there were only 170 of us. You could sit wherever you wanted at any meal so you got to know a lot of people on board. The headphones they provided on the city tours were great for hearing everything that was being discussed. Take a river cruise - you will love it! Free beer and wine at dinner!