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Avalon Affinity Review

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76% of cruisers loved it
  • 138-passenger ship sails Europe's rivers
  • Fare includes tours and wine with dinner
  • Cabins have French balconies or picture windows

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Avalon Affinity Overview

The 138-passenger Avalon Affinity joined the Avalon Waterways fleet of river cruise ships in May 2009. Itineraries focus on the inland waterways of Holland, Belgium, France and Germany, with cruises sailing on the Rhine, Danube and Mosel Rivers. Here's what you can expect on an Avalon Affinity cruise:

In addition to meals and accommodations, sightseeing excursions led by local guides, onboard lectures and piano entertainment, and wine with dinners are included in the fare. The ship appeals to mostly English speaking passengers in the 55-plus age range.

Cabins, all outside, measure 172 square feet; junior suites are 258 square ft. Cabins on the Royal and Sapphire Decks have "French balconies," sliding glass doors with a protective railing; remaining cabins have picture windows.

Cabin amenities include flat-screen satellite TV, radio, mini-bar, safe and hair dryers. Beds can be configured into two twins or one queen and come with high-quality pillows and duvets and Egyptian cotton linens.

Avalon Affinity has four decks, including a sky deck for sunning and relaxing by the whirlpool. There are multiple lounges, an open-seating dining room, a hairdresser and a fitness center. Smoking is not permitted in interior areas. An onboard elevator is available for guest use.


Avalon Affinity Member Reviews 22 Reviews
   Fabulous First River Cruise
May 2014

My husband and I took our first river cruise May 30 from Basel to Amsterdam aboard the Avalon Affinity and absolutely loved it! We have done a dozen ocean cruises (and plan to do more), but enjoyed the personal style of the river cruise. Avalon ...continue


   Magnificent!
April 2014

We chose to do a Rhine River Cruise to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. It could not have been more perfect. Our cruise was "The Rhine and Moselle" which is several days longer than the basic "Romantic Rhine" cruise. The entire experience ...continue


   Danube Land-Cruise Oct 2013
October 2013

Others have described the boat in detail, so I'll only add the differences that we experienced. Another couple in their 60s and my husband and I booked suites, combination land-cruise, so 4 nights in hotels and 4 nights on the boat. When we ...continue


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Ship Stats
Crew: 39
Launched: May 2009
Decks: 4
Tonnage: N/A
Passengers: 138
Registry: N/A
CDC Score: Not yet inspected
 
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