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Avalon Waterways
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12 Avalon Waterways Avalon Illumination Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

Ctboone avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes



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 ...
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Sail Date August 2019

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dale huberts

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Above and beyond! Lemonade out of lemons!

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 ...
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Sail Date October 2018

canoe03 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Excellent Christmas Market cruise on the Danube

We traveled with another couple and chose December to experience Christmas Markets. Our vacation started with 3 days in Prague. The local tour guides were excellent. We joined the city tour, Terezin, and the ...
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Sail Date December 2018

Paddyo1993 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Trip of a Lifetime

Our cruise down the Danube in December was truly a trip of a lifetime. The entire staff aboard the Avalon Illumination were amazing. We received first class treatment in a very relaxed, friendly and professional ...
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Sail Date December 2018

Suzq2art avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best Cuise Ever

We wanted a river cruise that visited as many Christmas Markets as we could get. This was ideal for that purpose and also we loved the time of year. Perfect stops with local foods, shopping and so many wonderful ...
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Sail Date November 2017

moyrrison2017 avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Honeymoon of a Lifetime

My husband and I wanted a way to see Europe without the hassle of actually traveling a lot. We went through our travel agent friend and she suggested Avalon. What a great choice! We booked a honeymoon right after ...
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Sail Date December 2017

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1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great First Cruise

We cruised from Budapest to Amsterdam. This was our first cruise and we enjoyed it immensely. The ship, the state room, the scenery, the shore excursions, the food, the staff, the service, etc. were wonderful. It ...
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Sail Date September 2017

nucsdoc avatar


2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise, Terrible Room

In General we liked this cruise and crew. Very through and professional. Not Quite up to Viking but much less expensive. Our only complaint was the location of our cabin, which was quite nice. It was, however, ...
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Sail Date August 2017

Buggsie2015 avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes


Our trip began with an email while we were in transit to Romania. The email informed us that the two days to the Black Sea (the highlight if the cruise) had been cancelled due to low water. At 11:00pm, we received a ...
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Sail Date July 2015

cantin2 avatar


6 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Avalon Illumination River Cruise

We’ve just returned from a 14 night River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam on the new Avalon Illumination. All other River Cruisers have to adhere to is a maximum length, width and height requirement in order to ...
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Sail Date June 2015

egardiner90 avatar


1 Review Written

Outlander Danube Cruise

I chose this cruise because Diana Gabaldon was going to be featured. I’d been interested in a River Cruise but with the added bonus of my favorite author meant I had to go on this trip. It truly was an ...
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Sail Date June 2018

heddablack avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Outstanding service all the way

We only had 7 nights of our 15 day cruise due to low water levels which was disappointing, however Avalon did everything possible to still make this a fantastic trip. Our cruise director was exceptional in every ...
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Sail Date July 2018

Avalon Illumination Ratings

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