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Avalon Felicity Review

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93% of cruisers loved it
  • Debuted in March 2010, fourth in Scenery class
  • All outside cabins are spacious for river ship
  • Sails traditional itineraries along Europe's rivers

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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.

Avalon Felicity Member Reviews 17 Reviews
   Mostly good trip
September 2014

This was our first river cruise. Our cabin was adequate. The shower was good. Storage was very good for a ship. Most passengers were in their 60's. Many older too. Dress was very casual. I should mention the stairs on the ship. The layout is a ...continue

   A Rhine River Delight
August 2014

We are two friends traveling together every August on either an adventure travel experience or a river cruise. We have cruised rivers in the USA, The Amazon among others throughout Europe. We arrived by air in Zurich early AM and spent part of ...continue

The Avalon Felicity Basel to Amsterdam affords the cruiser a taste of the many delightful small towns and cities that line the Rhine River from Zurich Switzerland through Amsterdam Netherlands.

We are a couple in our mid-fifties who enjoy ...continue

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