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Amsterdam Avalon Waterways Avalon Artistry II Cruise Reviews

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Excellent value and exceptional service from staff to tour director Tony!!!
"Have used Avalon Waterways on previous trips. This was by far a dream cruise! Beautiful ship....to excellent staff! Easy access to all ports....Carrier buses were excellent. The food was just outstanding and..."Read More
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Tootyizac
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because it covered a lot of Europe and we liked the 14 day length of the cruise. We also liked the idea of having one room for the entire trip as opposed to bus touring where you have multiple hotel rooms. When we arrived, a crew member met us as soon as we exited our cab. She insisted on taking our bags. That was the beginning of a wonderful (first experience) river cruise. ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Excellent value and exceptional service from staff to tour director Tony!!!

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Azpattio
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Have used Avalon Waterways on previous trips. This was by far a dream cruise! Beautiful ship....to excellent staff! Easy access to all ports....Carrier buses were excellent. The food was just outstanding and delicious. Embarkation and disembarking went extremely well and very organized. Service staff was always helpful and willing to serve. I would use Avalon Waterways again and have ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Perfect Rhine/Mosel river cruise cut a bit short

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carolina husker
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Our third river cruise on Avalon. First two went so well, we didn't want to risk another line. Again, we were not disappointed. Avalon is very consistent with their ships, policies, activities, excursions, meal service, etc. We knew what to expect. With a few exceptions, everything was well organized, including the ship repositioning and busing resulting from low water levels on the Rhine. ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Rhine and Mosel River - Our first cruise ever was GREAT!

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Scott Robertson
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

After talking with a few friends about river cruises, we selected Avalon because it met all of our objectives and value. The ship was wonderful, the cabin and bathroom were large and well appointed, two dining options were provided at lunch and dinner - offering a quite, lighter meal when desired. The staff and crew were wonderful. We experienced a river water level issue toward the end of our ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Loved all of it.

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Muffin68
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Had a very good time. Loved all the places we stopped and everything I saw. The tours were well planned and really liked the use of the receivers. You could walk at your own pace and still hear everything the guide was saying. Our tour director Vlad was great. His talks the night before the ports were very helpful and having a map of each stop was valuable. The food was fantastic and never had a ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Great cruise on the Rhine and Mosel Rivers

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crsmith
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because it was 12 nights and visited the Rhine and Mosel Rivers. The ports were interesting and fun to explore. The included tours were well planned and allowed time for individual exploration. We never felt rushed to get back to the ship. The crew was friendly and helpful and excellent service at all meals. The buffets at breakfast and lunch offered a wide variety of ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Most Enjoyable Cruise

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mamabull
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

My husband and I tool our first river cruise with Avalon because it was highly recommended by friends.The cruise director, Vlad, and his staff were outstanding. They were accommodating and very attentive. The entire ship was very clean and well appointed with flowers. Each room had beautiful orchid plants. The entertainment was pretty amazing and of high quality. Most ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


River Crusing Done to Perfection!

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ILVTTRVL
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

I chose Avalon Artistry II because I wanted a longer cruise that stopped at the particular ports I wanted to visit. Every port visit was orchestrated beautifully. Small group tours with options, knowledgeable local guides who spoke fluent English and who were enthusiastic about their respective cities. Staff and crew were friendly and accommodating. Artistry II is well- maintained; the public ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Very Picturesque Cruise

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evansjb58
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because it combined the Rhine River (which we'd cruised before) with the Moselle River, with its scenic benefits. We were not disappointed! The scenery and excursions were excellent throughout. Avalon did an excellent job of this, particularly consider potential problems with low river water levels. The Cruise Director was outstanding in making sure all excursions were ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Disappointed

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picky_cruiser
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We have enjoyed a number of ocean cruises on various cruise lines and were ready to try a river cruise. The appeal of a small upscale ship, docking right in the city was alluring. Our vision was interrupted by reality. When we arrived we were told that the water levels were too low and we would be boarding a different ship in a few days. This was not their fault and the ship was identical, but it ...
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Sail Date: August 2018


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