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Avalon Affinity Review

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Why Choose Avalon Affinity?

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

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

We took the Avalon Affinity for a late October/early November sailing along the Moselle and Rhine rivers, and had a great time. It was a special wine-themed cruise with several included wine tasting events that were a lot of fun. The trip ... Read more
My husband and I are in our early 60's and have enjoy traveling a lot. For the past few years we have been thinking about going on a river cruise and decided this was the year, to celebrate our 40th anniversary. We chose Avalon partly because of a ... Read more
First River Cruise in Europe (previously did the Nile in Egypt). First with Avalon. I researched many European River Cruise companies and talked to friends and family before selecting Avalon. It exceeded every expectation. Rooms were spacious ... Read more
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