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Avalon Waterways Avalon Illumination Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Avalon Waterways
Avalon Illumination
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Romantic Cruises


Senior Cruises


River Cruises


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10 Avalon Waterways Avalon Illumination Senior 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

TimmJ avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Prague to Budapest

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019

PBRWilson avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good experience, great crew, well organised

The main reason, initially to chose Avalon was that the set up of the cabins. Also the fairs suited us as we had follow up plans with family. The service crew were constantly helpful and pleasant. Our waiter, ...
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Sail Date June 2018

vickyzzzz avatar


1 Review Written

The Illumination is beautiful!

My husband and I wanted to see this part of Europe (Germany, Austria, Hungary) and the river cruise appealed since we didn't have to pack and unpack every day! We flew into Prague November 1, two days early to take ...
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Sail Date November 2017

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

marg155 avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Amsterdam to Budapest September 2015

A wonderful experience, despite low water levels making completion by boat a little uncertain - but we got through when other, older boats didn't. The boat had Avalon's wonderful new cabins with whole room being ...
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Sail Date September 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

suzbiggs avatar


1 Review Written

Wonderful experience; wonderful cruise

We had a great time with Avalon in China in 2017. We wanted to see the Danube and thought Avalon would be good again. They did not disappoint. The service was magnificent, the food very good, the tours were ...
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Sail Date September 2018

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Frank Dininger

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Absolutely Excellent

Choose Avalon because of Panoramic rooms. Rooms did not disappoint. The crew was very courteous and professional.Always willing to help and assist. If we made the wrong menu choice,our water served a alternative ...
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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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