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Avalon Waterways Europe Cruise Reviews

Avalon Envision, docked at Krems, Austria
Sailing past Schoenbuehel Castle near Melk, Austria
Dinner one night in Austria
Cruiser Rating
4.7
Very Good
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Exceeded expectations

Review for Avalon Expression to Europe - River Cruise

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IMMTS
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

My partner and I have wanted to do this trip for several years. We had two night stay in Amsterdam prior to the cruise. Unfortunately my partner injured knee several days prior to the trip, so we were grateful for the short ride from the hotel to the ship (it normally would have been an easy walk}. Upon arrival, after check in we were greeted with a welcome reception in the Panorama Lounge. Our ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

Traveled with disabled person


Well planned excursions, good food, superb service & great scenery on Avalon Panorama

Review for Avalon Panorama to Europe - River Cruise

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ighten
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose Avalon Panorama for our first ever river cruise. We flew from the UK to Basel, stayed the night before in St Louis & joined the ship next day. The staff were super friendly & within a few minutes of arriving we were told our cabin was ready for us. We unpacked & quickly returned for the lunch being served in the upstairs lounge. We had a very tasty lasagne, a vegetarian rice dish was ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


A Great First Cruise

Review for Avalon Tapestry II to Europe - River Cruise

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yejnes
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

We had never been to Europe but decided before COVID that our first trip would be a river cruise. We chose Avalon because it seemed to include everything that we wanted in a vacation, including a great choice of excursions, plus additional options. The fact that we could add three days in London was a bonus. Our expectations were exceeded. The entire trip, from arrival in Paris to departure in ...
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Sail Date: September 2022


Avalon's Imagery II was outstanding

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Kathleen 4
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

I wish I could give Avalon's ship, crew, and itinerary 10 stars because it was outstanding in every way. The meals were so beautifully prepared and presented - with all the wine you want from the local region. The entire crew did their job with a smile and couldn't do more for each one of the passengers. The ship was spotless and our beds comfortable. My room attendant, Nemo, brightened my day ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Poor Management

Review for Avalon Passion to Europe - All

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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


Our 8th AVALON cruise and the last one!

Review for Avalon Tapestry II to Europe - River Cruise

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lowell.davis
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Had 7-previous AVALON river cruises. They lost my wife's suitcase for FOUR DAYS on their transfer from Paris to Saint Malo. On 2nd day, the tour guide told us they had video of the suitcase being loaded on the bus in Paris and it was probably stolen. On the 3rd day, told us that they think they found it and it should arrive by that evening...It didn't. On the evening of the 4th day, the suitcase ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Some Good -- but MANY Problems and Issues

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johnsimion
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Pros: Nice balcony room, comfortable bed, excellent excursions, the lady playing violin was really great and entertaining, too. Cons: 1) Food. Simply awful and small portions. Some examples: The "welcome aboard" lunch was noodles and hamburger. Reminded me of school lunch - not a good start to an expensive cruise. My wife's main course at the "gala dinner" was sole (fish). Literally ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


First river cruise.

Review for Avalon Artistry II to Europe - River Cruise

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Ollie100
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

First river cruise following a ocean cruise. The river cruise wins hands down. The ship is well staffed, friendly and spotlessly clean. We received a huge welcome on board and this continued on returning from day trips. Our state room was perfect and met all our needs. Cleaned daily and nothing was a bother for the cleaning team. The food- OMG- Beyond amazing. Presentation, taste, ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


River Cruise in France on Rhone and Soane Rivers

Review for Avalon Poetry II to Europe - River Cruise

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dondiegom
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because we wanted to do a river cruise and to see France up close and personal. We went with Avalon because they are very highly rated and had the perfect itinerary at very attractive fares. Our package was northbound and included two nights in Nice which was well worth seeing. It can also be done from Paris heading south. We then transferred to the ship, which was ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Phenomenal

Review for Avalon Envision to Europe - River Cruise

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Prissi1
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We had never cruised before - river or ocean - so didn't know what to expect. We will probably never do another one, because nothing can live up to the phenomenal time we had on or Jewish Heritage cruise. Where to begin? We had a royal suite - so worth the extra money for a king size bed, double sinks, a larger shower, a separate toilet room with sink, 2 televisions, a table and chairs and 12 ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Cabin Type: Royal Suite with French Balcony


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