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Avalon Waterways
Avalon Illumination
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Romantic Cruises


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River Cruises


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8 Avalon Waterways Avalon Illumination River Cruises Cruise Reviews

oliveoil1 avatar


2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Great fall colors on Danube but no royal treatment for suites


After numerous ocean cruises, we decided it was time to try a European river cruise and friends suggested Avalon. Choose the Blue Danube Budapest-Prague itinerary for mid-Oct based on the sites, included pre and ...
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Sail Date October 2017

Traveller53Wiltshire avatar


1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Everything and more than we could have expected from our first river cruise.

~ Avalon Illumination 2016 ~ Dear friends I hope to entertain you with this rhyming illustration Of our experience on board the good ship Avalon ‘Illumination’ We’d often talked about it but we ...
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Sail Date October 2016

illumination avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Blue Danube River Cruise from Budapest to Prague

Ship was new and lovely, very clean. Staff was attentive and helpful; service was very good. Housekeeping staff for cleaning our cabin was great, especially the young man assigned to us. Food was good - liked the ...
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Sail Date September 2016

Dondald avatar


1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Excellent River Cruise

The trip was great. We were on the Budapest to Amsterdam 2 week cruise in a category A cabin. Avalon Waterways looked after us very well and the accommodations were very good. We had 140 tourists on board and ...
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Sail Date June 2016

Boaterlady avatar


5 Reviews Written

38 Helpful Votes

Nice ship, shame about the rest

We booked this about 18 months ago to celebrate a milestone birthday. We had been told at that time that Avalon did a drinks package like most of the other lines, but when they eventually replied to my many calls ...
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Sail Date July 2015

chanukbair avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

BRILLIANT CRUISE - Gorgeous Ship, Fantastic Crew

HOLIDAYING overseas with friends in 2013 we decided to put together a small group (total 6 - 3 couples ages 50 - 61) to embark on our much discussed European River Cruise. After a deal of research we chose Avalon ...
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Sail Date October 2014

laurettann avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes


All my friends do Viking so I liked being different and felt that Avalon was a step up. The ship was new and very pretty. Unfortunately we rafted to Tauck and Uniworld and saw a big difference in décor. For example ...
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Sail Date June 2014

carolcosseboom avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

River cruise for the disabled traveler

Both my husband and I are disable. We can only walk short distances, very short. So we purchased two "Travelscoots" These are the smallest mobility scooters. They are only 28 lbs and can fold up into a size of a ...
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Sail Date May 2014

Avalon Illumination Ratings

Public Rooms4.04.7
Fitness Recreation4.03.8
Value For Money5.04.3
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