Avalon Felicity Review

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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.

34 Avalon Felicity Reviews from our Cruise Critic Community

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Member Since 2016
1 review
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0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We wished for a smaller cruise...fewer people, and this was it! It was fun! Most all the travelers were outgoing and fun and funny. Food was great, with beautifully presented plated dinners. Abundant choices for breakfast and lunch ... Read more
Member Since 2012
8 reviews
44 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because I really wanted to see the region around the Rhine River. Rhine River cruises seem to be very popular because I had tried to book one a few years ago in November for the following summer, and everything was ... Read more
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Our cruise director, Heinrich, and the rest of the staff made our trip simply incredible. They were informed, accessible and exceedingly polite. The food and drink were impeccable. We appreciate the excellent wines offered for free at ... Read more
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