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Avalon Waterways Europe Cruise Reviews

Avalon Visionary docked in Koblenz
Lounge and forward deck.
Aft deck.
Lounge
Cruiser Rating
4.7
Very Good
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Superlative in every aspect

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hughc59
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

Having visited Germany frequently over the years for both business and pleasure, it had always been a wish of mine to cruise the Rhine and this year my wife and I eventually got the opportunity to do so. A bit of research and price comparisons showed Avalon to be the front runner for us in quite a crowded market, and what a perfect choice it turned out to be! Every aspect of the cruise - ship, ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Excellent experience - especially for families & those with mobility issues

Review for Avalon Vista to Europe - All

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TLSLP1
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

We initially chose Avalon primarily because it was one of the few highly rated river cruise lines that allowed children. We traveled with a family of 10, which included one person with mobility issues (uses wheelchair but can walk short distances) and one teen. Our trip was the "Romantic Rhine" (northbound). Rooms: We booked 4 of the basic staterooms & one of the panorama suites. The open-air ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

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Almost Back to Normal

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coyboy1971
10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose the Rhine for the opportunity to see the castles of the middle Rhine gorge and the Lorelei, and it did not disappoint. That was among the best scenic cruising days I've ever experienced. The ship is spotless and feels new. Many new crew members in the dining room, so service was a bit slow and uneven, but this is to be expected as rosters are rebuilt. Food ranged from spectacular ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Royal Suite with French Balcony


Highly recommended

Review for Avalon Vista to Europe - River Cruise

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BernardU
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was a southbound Rhine cruise from Amsterdam to Basel. It was our first river cruise, chosen because it would be a new experience, but also because of the ports of call, which looked very interesting. The ship was great; very clean, cabins roomy, modern and to a high spec., excellent air conditioning. All of the crew/staff that we encountered were very friendly and helpful. The food ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


What a wonderful first time river cruise experience

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REJS
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

My partner and I saw the advert in the newspaper and were attracted by the price, which was a lot lower than normal. We contacted the agent and booked. The only complaint I have is that we had to fly from Heathrow Airport which added £146 to our travel costs. Gatwick would have been a pleasure by comparison. The cruise itself was an absolute pleasure. The ship (Avalon Visionary) is beautiful, the ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Beautiful Boat, Excellent Cruise Director, But Dining Challenges

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SailawayDC
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Finally we can travel again and we got to take our cancelled 2020 cruise with Avalon, down the Danube. Overall we were very satisfied with the beautiful boat and cabins. Housekeeping was also excellent, keeping the room clean. Also the bar service was very good and included beer and wine. The cruise director was top notch and kept us well informed and handled all problems very effectively. Most of ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


A Regal time on the Rhine

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jimbochicago
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We decided to meet with some old friends for a cruise, and we had had a great experience with Avalon on a cruise years ago. Like clockwork, we met aboard the Visionary, a river cruise ship with great style and accommodations. Immediately, we were catered to with a staff of unfailingly courteous and cheerful people. There were hot towels waiting for us at the end of each day's excursion, along with ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Flowers, art, and fairy tales

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Tia Loco
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Belgium and the Netherlands are particularly beautiful in the Spring when daffodils, tulips, hyacinths, muscari, and primroses are in bloom. I went on this cruise primarily to visit public parks, private gardens, commercial bulb fields, and specialty gardens. All of these, particularly the Keukenhof Gardens, were wonderful but there was so much more! Everyday in the ports, I felt as if I were ...
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Sail Date: March 2022


First time River Cruisers

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goodvino808
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

My Wife and I wanted to escape the USA with the backside of COVID and have the opportunity to try something totally different. After doing hours and hours of research we landed on a River cruise aboard the Panorama by Avalon. We had through a travel agent booked a week cruise from Amsterdam to Basel CH for 7 nights. First impression was the crew was very welcoming and excited to have us ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Would definitely consider cruising the Danube with Avalon based on our great exp

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luipers1
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Our family decided that this was a very different way for us to spend the Christmas Holiday and we had never been on a river cruise before. We have been to Europe with Globus tours and were very happy with their services then and they lived up to our expectations again. The crew was absolutely wonderful. We have a family member with a gluten issue and the dining staff was at her side each night ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


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