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Avalon Waterways Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Avalon Waterways
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58 Avalon Waterways Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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sammy4813

1 Review Written

Passion of Europe

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Traveled with a teen and since it was summer there were other teens on board. There are no programs or plans for children/teens though so not recommended if you are looking for someone to entertain them. Ship crew ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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SallyMelby

1 Review Written

Amazing Experience!

I am so happy that my Travel Agent selected the Avalon Waterways. This was my first trip to Europe and I can honestly say I was treated like Royalty. Not only were the accommodations excellent, also were the staff. ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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harvsupra

1 Review Written

Avalon Waterways -The most relaxing way to see towns in Europe

Avalon river cruise is absolutely the way to go. Avalon is a first class river cruise line at very reasonable prices. The ship is beautiful, with glass french door walls that open to give you a view of the river, ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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RafiKornfeld

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Magnificent cruise

About the Avalon river cruise we first learned from the internet. We booked the river cruise from Nuremberg to Luxemburg on the Main river and the Rhine river. The deal included two nights in a five stars hotel ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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elthorbo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Trip of a Lifetime

Having traveled with Avalon before we have found this company provides the best quality experience in every phase of the trip. Last year 3 of us did the Danube cruise from Prague to Budapest. The trip this year we ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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vilks

1 Review Written

Highly Recommend this Trip

My wife and I,her brother and sister and brother in law, decided to take this Rhine river cruise (Basel to Amsterdam) to celebrate my wife's 70th birthday. Cruising was not high on my agenda for likes but after ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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scubagear2018

1 Review Written

Our First River Cruise - Much More Then Expected - Not a Beer Cruise

What a marvelous start, all of the crew treated us as long term good friends, right from the Captain to the room staff. Our Cruise Director Ms. Barbara Bocz proved to be the number one person to handle all requests ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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DMyersSD

1 Review Written

Fantastic Danube Cruise

I had never been on a river cruise, and had never been to eastern Europe, so this cruise ticked all the boxes for a new adventure. Avalon did not disappoint. The boat was meticulous, I loved that my bed faced the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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MarmeeD

1 Review Written

Excellent Family Cruise

We were traveling with 3 adult children (in their 20's) and selected Avalon because of the general itinerary and the fact there was not a single supplement add-on for single rooms (which each of our kids had). On ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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ShermieLA

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Unpretentious Total Comfort

My wife andI have made many ocean and river cruises. Our latest trip on the Avalon Tapestry II has been the best ever. The route is Paris to Normandy with many charming and informative stops. The guides provided by ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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BarnardRG

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Low water. Making the most of a difficult situation!

We had travelled with Avalon previously in 2015 and spent a lot of time convincing my sister and her husband to join us for the Budapest to Amsterdam cruise. This was to be the trip of a lifetime for my sister. As ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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EMQ

1 Review Written

Superb experience Paris to Normandy with London

This was our first river cruise. We checked several river cruises lines and chose AvalonWaterways because of the panaromic windows in the cabins. We loved the itinerary and the idea of guided tours. We were greeted ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Quillendk

1 Review Written

Tapestry II Normandy Cruise

This location was a place my late husband had always wanted to visit as a WW II history buff. My daughter and I took the cruise in his honor to visit and hear about the times and places he had such avid interest ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Nawar

1 Review Written

Wonderful cruise from Vienna to Passau

Wanted a river cruise along the Danube from Vienna to Passau to enjoy the scenery----especially in the wine-growing region of the Wachau--- and Benedictine monastery MELK (featured in the film "In the Name of the ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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R2Park

1 Review Written

Fabulous cruise, great tour guides, interesting places, fantastic staff!

We heard this Danube river cruise is the best in East Europe because it courses through agrarian countrysides, includes tours of interesting towns and has a special East-Euro feel due to the crew also coming from ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Danielle1969

1 Review Written

AMAZING

The ship, the cruise director and the crew were all AMAZING! We felt completely pampered by the Imagery II crew. We had everything we needed and more. Our captain and his staff were friendly and professional. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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mateo8bh

1 Review Written

First cruise was a great family adventure

This was my first cruise and it was with my adult relatives. We started from Paris and went to Le Havre with a side trip to Normandy. Each day was 1 or 2 shore excursions that were generally enjoyable as they were ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Uncle G

1 Review Written

Jazz Cruise

This was our second cruise on the Rhone/Seine with Avalon. A great experience, great food and all on board were very accommodating. This was a Jazz themed cruise so we had plenty of different musicians on board. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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garry15478

1 Review Written

Great Customer Service

Great staff and knowledgeable... - Very well thought out ship of space and still be "simple elegant" style - Cruise director "Tony" was awesome - Food was well matched to the region along with wines ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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awakenctte

1 Review Written

Fantastic, 180° from a ocean cruise

I have been on many and loved ocean cruises so I was really leery taking a river cruise. As soon as we boarded the ship everything changed. Things were so easy, no confusion, simple on board drill. There were 130 ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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rjobin

1 Review Written

Tulip

We chose this cruise because it was the most perfect one to xperience the height of Holland’s tulip season. Our research led us to Avalon because of its reputation and it would be our first river cruise. The ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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lexort

1 Review Written

My first experience with a river cruise

Friends who have had very positive experiences with Avalon Waterways, highly recommended it to us. It was our first and all our experiences exceeded our expectations. The crew, each one, was extremely efficient, ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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noanksailor

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful cruise -- despite rainy weather!

Something totally different from a standard ocean cruise -- Christmas markets throughout Europe in the winter! Excellent cruise overall, with great food, friendly service and a clean, new ship in perfect shape -- ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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BigEAJ

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Magical Christmas Cruise

This was our first river cruise and could not have been more impressed with everything start to finish. The ship was the newer Imagery which was absolutely beautiful. Rooms overall were spacious, full windows to ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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ldaugherty

1 Review Written

Exceeded Expectations

Christmas Markets recommended by friends. First river cruise, will not be our last. Every aspect of the cruise could not have been better. Ship was great, cabin was very nice, plenty of room and lay out of the bed ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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