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Avalon Felicity Review

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Why Choose Avalon Felicity?

  • Debuted in March 2010, fourth in Scenery class
  • All outside cabins are spacious for river ship
  • Sails traditional itineraries along Europe's rivers

Avalon Felicity Overview

Avalon Felicity debuted in March 2010 as the fourth river ship in Avalon Waterway's "Scenery class" (Avalon Scenery debuted in 2008 as the first in the series). Like its predecessors, the 138-passenger riverboat features an all-outside cabin setup, with standard cabins measuring 172 square feet -- healthy footage in the river cruise industry (where cabins can be tiny) -- and junior suites at 258 square feet. A number of the ship's cabins have "French balconies," sliding glass doors with a protective railing (though you can't step out).

Onboard, passengers will find a sun deck with small pool, a "Sky Grill" for al fresco dining, two lounges, an open-seating dining room, a hairdresser and a fitness center. Felicity also boasts some of river cruising's most modern touches, including flat-screen TV's in the cabins and an elevator for general passenger use.

On an interesting technical note, the ship is outfitted with Avalon's Silent Drive System (SDS), a pod-propulsion system that the company says allows for a much smoother and quieter cruise.

Felicity sails traditional river cruise itineraries along Europe's great riverways, including the Rhine, Danube and their tributaries.

Editor's Note: Above photo is of Felicity's sister ship, Avalon Affinity.

Avalon Felicity Member Reviews

We sailed the Felicity from Basel Switzerland to Amsterdam and thoroughly enjoyed it. There were 134 passengers and al were very congenial. The crew though small were great. Some handled multiple chores and always with a smile. We chose to book one ... Read more
After touring throughout Europe on coach tours, we, my wife and me, decided to celebrate our 50th. wedding anniversary on something different - a river cruise. After reviewing the various lines available we settled on Avalon as it is part of Globus ... Read more
After 10 big ship cruises we decided to try a river cruise. Avalon go high marks in the reviews and the timing for the Rhine was good. We enjoyed the change to having just 132 people on board! Excellent service and wait staff. This is NOT a suite ... Read more
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