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Avalon Waterways Avalon Illumination Cruise Reviews for River Cruises to Europe
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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..."Read More
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Budapest to Amsterdam

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kcd1952

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We chose Avalon for our first river cruise because of the itinerary, the amenities offered during the cruise and the cabin layout. The ship was spacious and our cabin was very comfortable. I especially enjoyed the french balcony that allowed us to breath the fresh air and see the river sites clearly. We particularly enjoyed the breakfast and lunch buffets and afternoon tea was a treat. ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

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Europe!

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Ctboone

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We choose this cruise to be able to see as much as possible while in Europe. Everyone on the ship was very accommodating to all types of passengers. I think we all would agree that we were very fortunate to have an awesome cruise director, Danielle. But it doesn’t stop there, from housekeeping to dining room staff to bartenders I mean everyone was great. The ship is in tiptop shape and the rooms ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony

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Prague to Budapest

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TimmJ

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This wasn't our first river cruise. We did the Rhine last year. Both vacations were amazing, but the Rhine wasn't as popular/crowded (fewer ships). The Danube was high due to recent rainfall and bridge clearance was an issue. Avalon did a great job of working around difficult conditions. The quality of the shore excursions depend, in large part, on the local guides. Many of the guides ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: La Palma

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window

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Very good first river cruise

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aidacra

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

This was our first river cruise, though we've been on a number of ocean cruises, including the Star Clipper and Aranui. Our cruise director was very good, the ship was very good, and our stateroom was very good, though the view of the river from the bed was 50% blocked by a wall (we opted for state room 312, the Royal Suite, and found this aspect of it very disappointing). My criticisms or ...
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Sail Date: May 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Royal Suite with French Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Above and beyond! Lemonade out of lemons!

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dale huberts

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

In October, we travelled as a group of six, for an 18 day cruise along the Danube river from Prague to Bucharest. What a wonderful time we had on Avalon's Illumination. The food was wonderful, the ship immaculately clean and the staff very personable. However, we knew that there had been a drought in Europe all summer and there was a possibility that it would affect our sailings. It did indeed. ...
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Sail Date: October 2018

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window

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Not what we expected.

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Roibert and Sandy

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

The Danube river was low therefore, we were bused to many of the destination we were originally supposed to cruise to and from. We were bused to Arnsdorf, Salzburg and to Regensburg, then again to Budapest, actually losing the last day on the boat and missing out again on river cruising. We were originally supposed to begin our cruise in Nuremberg, we which we did not get to see at all. Then to ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Departure Port: Corfu

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony

4 Helpful Votes


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