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Bran (Dracula) Castle in Transylvania
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Delightful Educational Experience
"Local guide struggled with English and again provided mostly repetitive information.Avalon commitment to high quality was evident in all parts of the vacation - from pre/post information and care, to choice of hotels, local guides and upkeep, services and dining on the ship...."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

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Poor Management

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3rd timer
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I selected this Cruise company because it fit our plan to see the Oberammergua Passion Play with a Danube River Cruise. This was our 3rd river cruise. The pre-trip was TERRIBLE. The cruise was DELIGHTFUL. One of the Reservation clerks was extremely rude to me. Our travel agent called the office and was put on HOLD every time for 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours before getting to talk to the ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Delightful Educational Experience

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rmlesnick
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Having traveled to over 100 countries for business and leisure, chose this cruise to experience a part of the world previously not explored. Overall experience was excellent. Avalon commitment to high quality was evident in all parts of the vacation - from pre/post information and care, to choice of hotels, local guides and upkeep, services and dining on the ship. Visits were good to ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


First time cruisers

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Virgonz
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Had always wanted to see Christmas Markets and seeing them via a cruise sounded idyllic - it was. From the time we boarded to disembarking we were looked after superbly. The Cruise Director (Valentin) was very efficient with a great sense of humor which made everything run very smoothly. All the staff were very friendly and determined to make our trip as enjoyable as possible. The excursions ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Well organized cruise with a wonderful staff and destinations

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AlamoanaAnnie
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

I had previously been on another river cruise with a different company and wanted to try Avalon Waterways to compare. Avalon far exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend using them. We enjoyed the ship, our cabin, the food, amazing friendly staff (cruise director Valentin was the best, with his extensive knowledge and wicked humor, as was Melinda our cabin person who went above and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window


Best anniversary trip

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sjbjdeneau
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

We were intrigued by the Christmas Markets and seeing multiple countries. This cruise did not dissapoint. Everything was top notch. The excursions were interesting, the lounges were cozy and provided games to onboard entertainment, food was good- lots of choices. We were kept informed of all activities on a daily basis. The staff was over the top friendly. The rooms were tidied twice a day. ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window


Great Staff, Well organised, room for improvement

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L1k32Cru183
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

This was my fourth river cruise but first on Avalon - the itinerary and sailing dates were what we wanted. We went to Bucharest three days early to explore and are very glad that we did. There is a lot to see in Bucharest and very good food. Our accommodations on the escorted, managed part of the tour were very nice and the Cruise Director was very helpful as were the staff on the ship. The ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window


Well managed, great food and drink, good shore tours

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eatsoup
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

this was a make-up cruise from last year's low water cancellation town tour guide at St Gheorghe was worthless, just walked the dirt roads and said "this is the post office", "this is the school". She never told us that the town was a summer destination for city folks or anything else. it would have been nice to tour the Sturgeon caviar factory. of the 300+ species of birds in the ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


Travelled to parts of Europe we had never seen before.

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Muckka
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was not our first river cruise in Europe. We looked a cruise that hit the places we wanted to visit at the times we wanted to go. There were several options to choose from. We then looked for a smaller boat with fewer passengers and larger staterooms. Avalon fit the bill. The front and and back end of the tour included stays in 4 star hotels in Budapest and Bucharest, The hotels were ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window


Beautiful ship and cruise

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vlnovak
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we had never been to the previous communist countries.or cruise included a tour everyday that were very informative and interesting. The guides spoke excellent English. Our cabin was the lowest you could buy and it was very nice with a decent bathroom. We loved the dining experience. Breakfast and lunch were buffet with good choices of entree. Dinner was served off a ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window


Always on Time

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lwcc061
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Had a lot of friends who love the river cruise experience and thought we would give it a try. Service was very good. The staff works extremely hard to make the guests have a wonderful experience. If you like structure and and a clean well run experience this is it. Very little hassle with transportation, travel, transfers etc. The cabin was very nice. Excellent bed, bath and staff. ...
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Sail Date: September 2019


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