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Avalon Waterways Avalon Vista River Cruises Cruise Reviews

Avalon Waterways
Avalon Vista
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Romantic Cruises

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River Cruises

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Family Cruises

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18 Avalon Waterways Avalon Vista River Cruises Cruise Reviews


Jay Stephens avatar

Jay Stephens

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

I thought I had found a good riverboat cruise line. Now I have. It's Avalon.

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I did not take this cruise to london and went west from budapest to amsterdam. it all started in budapest. i arrived one day early, just in case the luggage didn't appear on my british air flight from miami ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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whidbey66

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing Avalon cruise!

Avalon was highly recommended by friends, so we gave it a try...we were NOT disappointed! Our friends gave us some wonderful tips before our travel. We spent two extra days in Budapest and would have liked one ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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ZincOxide

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Grand Christmastime Cruise – Westbound (2015)

Sunday, November 29, 2015 Vienna - Had arrived days earlier in Vienna to tour town on our own. Took our luggage to the Intercontinental Hotel (where is was securely stored) until several buses took us to the ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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wifemothernana

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Overall poor

Because of low water levels on the Danube, our trip was not up to our expectations. Avalon handled the situation very poorly. We called them before we left for the cruise and we were told that sailings were going ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Juliana M

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Vienna to the Black Sea

Having tired of Ocean cruising we turned to River cruising and enviously viewed the large luxury ships on the river, after more than a dozen most enjoyable trips, we decided for a change that a luxury river cruise ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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perkyblue

5 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Do it for the itinerary -- but skip the cuckoo store.

I lived in Germany for 3 years when I was younger and have been dying to go back to the German Christmas markets ever since. A Christmas market river cruise has been on my bucket list for years, so I was thrilled ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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Hoyaheel

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Avalon Vista, Dec 5-14, 2014 Nuremberg to Basel Christmas Markets

Cabin 213, husband & wife sharing Bottom line for me– the cruise was great but I’m not a river cruiser. River cruises are more expensive than ocean cruises in general because they are small (numbers of ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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SoCal Cruise Critic User

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

River Cruising the Danube plus Prague - Great Itinerary

Overall • Very nice trip with few negatives. • Many interesting sites and photo ops • Avalon cruise was very good – excellent facilities and very good service, several very good tours, but fair ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Meadbh

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Expectations exceeded!

I recently completed a 12 day vacation with Avalon, consisting of two nights in Budapest at the Intercontinental Hotel, one week on the Avalon Vista cruising up the Danube and the Main-Danube Canal, and three nights ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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mincedwords

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Vistas of the Danube on the Lovely Avalon Vista

Just got back from an autumn cruise along the Danube from Budapest to Passau - what an unforgettable experience! As a solo traveler, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I loved every minute of it. The Avalon Vista's ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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kice50@gmail.com

1 Review Written

Beautiful Trip Down the Danube

We didn't know what to expect for October 19-27 on the Danube but we lucked out and the fall colors were at their peak and absolutely stunning! The weather was in the 60s all week, too. I know no one has control of ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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sailingmickey

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Loved Every Minute!

This was our first river boat cruise. We chose Avalon because they were recommended by friends and we were not disappointed. Not having been on any other river boat, I do not have any comparison but I will say the ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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Drdisk

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beware of River Cruises

Last spring, my wife and I took a 15 day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. We booked the cruise through our travel agent  choosing Avalon based on their strong ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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kangarooboy

7 Reviews Written

30 Helpful Votes

Cabin noise problem for us.

My wife and I had Cabin 220 on the Avalon Vista.This cruise is expensive & we were disappointed that our cabin noise was never rectified.We did not sleep well. The noise sounded like it came from the timber fittings ...
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Sail Date October 2012


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tmcauban

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Disappointing Experience on the new Avalon Vista

Just back from a Danube River Cruise on the new Avalon Vista, we are disappointed by the poor overall experience that Avalon Waterways delivers. Budapest-Nuremberg. August 2012: We boarded the ship in Budapest ...
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Sail Date August 2012


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jimgalahad

1 Review Written

Avalon Expectation

In the event it doesn't really matter what our expectations really were before setting out - whatever they may have been, they were well exceeded. A pre-embarkation night at a Budepest hotel was really useful to ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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tennisumpp

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

15 Days of River Magic

Avalon Vista Cruise Report July 22 -Aug 5, 2012 Budapest to Amsterdam by Ken Montgomery - Irvine, California The purpose of this review is to give details about this particular cruise (Avalon Vista - Budapest ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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Judgerick

1 Review Written

Next Time we will go with the competition

We cruised from Amsterdam to Budapest on Avalon's Vista in July 2012 . We are new to cruising and were a bit underwhelmed by this cruise . The boat was very nice and our room was great The crew generally wonderful ...
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Sail Date July 2012


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