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Avalon Waterways Avalon Visionary Balcony Cabin Cruise Reviews

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73 reviews
Youll miss this in Strasbourg if you leave with the last cruise bus!
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One of the few days we had cruising up the river
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Wonderful Trip, Made Better with a Few of Our Own Deviations from the Itinerary
"We had a great time on our brief cruise of the Rhine for the Christmas in Alsace tour. To save money and time, we booked our own flights and we ended up adding a night before and after the cruise on our own. I'm..."Read More
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Annebar1

6-10 Cruises

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Extraordinary on the Visionary

Review for Avalon Visionary to Europe - River Cruise

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Scott 65

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

This was our very first cruise and chose it because it was short (time wise) and the boat small (people wise). We would definitely sign up for another cruise as it is a great way to see multiple places that we probably wouldn’t see if traveling by land. Regarding this cruise in particular, Basel, Colmar, Strasbourg, Heidelberg & Speyer were absolutely beautiful! We are considering a Danube cruise ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Avalon is excellent

Review for Avalon Visionary to Europe - River Cruise

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longandfosterjames

10+ Cruises

Age 2020s

The short cruise & itinerary fit our schedule. We’ve been on 35+ ocean cruises. This was our first river cruise. Very expensive. But it included everything, unlimited bottled water in room, fresh orchid in room, fruit delivery, free excursions at every port, free fleet of bikes to use at every port, hot tub on the top deck, panoramic view sliding glass doors in room, small gymnasium, unlimited ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Wonderful Trip, Made Better with a Few of Our Own Deviations from the Itinerary

Review for Avalon Visionary to Europe - River Cruise

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Annebar1

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

We had a great time on our brief cruise of the Rhine for the Christmas in Alsace tour. To save money and time, we booked our own flights and we ended up adding a night before and after the cruise on our own. I'm glad we did because we had the opportunity to tour the Christmas markets of Zurich and Frankfurt as an extra bonus. The Visionary ship was nicely appointed and the crew was very ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Best cruise ever!

Review for Avalon Visionary to Europe - River Cruise

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MSGran

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We had never been on a river cruise. Yes, we had done multiple ocean cruises in the Caribbean and even Alaska, but never a river cruise. So we thought we would splurge and do it! We booked airline arrangements through Avalon and planned for an extra day in case of airline problems - a good decision. We arrived in Zurich at 8:30pm and walked to the hotel at the airport where arrangements had ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Triple docked diesel exhaust

Review for Avalon Visionary to Europe - River Cruise

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Masten812

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Ship was beautiful but we didn’t get to open drapes or sliding door because we were always triple docked at every port. Also would wake up at 3 a.m. because of diesel exhaust in our room. Excursions were not exactly as published. Cruise director was personable. Dining room was nice. Breakfast and lunch were buffets. Dinner had nice menu with wine. Wine / champagne at breakfast and ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Busy Trip with Lots to See

Review for Avalon Visionary to Europe - River Cruise

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gerryv85234

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Bucket list trip to see Budapest & Prague for my wife & I, we have taken 4 ocean liner cruises but this was our first river cruise. We arrived in Budapest the day before the cruise started & we arranged for Avalon to transfer us from the airport to the hotel. The morning of our trip departure Avalon had a bus shuttle us & many other passengers from the hotel to the Visionary ship. Check in went ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Amazing Trip!

Review for Avalon Visionary to Europe - River Cruise

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MRosario

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

The main purpose of this trip was to see the tulips at the Keukenhof. We wanted to try a river cruise since big cruises are not as appealing to us. Usually, river cruises are marketed for older people. We are in our 30s, but wanted to try it anyway. It doesn't disappoint! We arrived a day before to explore the city (Amsterdam) and the hotel provided was great. Transfers were included and were ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Rhine and Mosel, drought year

Review for Avalon Visionary to Europe - River Cruise

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jeanschott

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Of course I was disappointed that we were only able to be onboard for 6 days of our 13, but Avalon and every crew member, especially our cruise director, went above and beyond to assure that our experience was a wonderful time! Unprecedented drought in the Rhine Region this year halted river traffic and left many ships grounded. Somehow, Avalon was able to arrange alternate transportation, hotels, ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Grand European Experience

Review for Avalon Visionary to Europe - River Cruise

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Don Y

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

The cruise went to area in Europe we wanted to see. Traveled to 7 countries in 21 days. First cruise with Avalon but it will not be our last. Everyone was very accommodating. The dining was exceptional. The hotels were all 5 star, could not have been more enjoyable. The overall trip was a once in a life time experience. Every day was a new adventure. Our only concern was the low water ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Low water, plenty of locks, excellent food and switching ships

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Alancruises

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

The Avalon Visionary had the best itinerary and offered it at the perfect time for our travel party. We started out with two wonderful days in Paris. Then a high speed train to Luxembourg where we boarded the Visionary. My favorite part of the Mosel cruising was the stop in Bernkastel. It is the most beautiful town in Germany. Due to low water levels on the middle Rhein, We had to disembark the ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


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