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Avalon Waterways First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews

Avalon Waterways
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Romantic Cruises

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River Cruises

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First-Time Cruisers

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28 Avalon Waterways First-Time Cruisers Cruise Reviews


toryk46 avatar

toryk46

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

I would recommend this cruise.

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A friend did this cruise two years ago and raved about it so I along with 7 friends booked the same cruise for this June 14th cruise from Paris to the Beaches of Normandie. Everything was fabulous on the boat, the ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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S_S_2016cruise

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Avalon Treats You Right

We chose this Cruise after a presentation and booked immediately without shopping or comparisons and Wow did we pick a great one. WAB 503 Amsterdam to Budapest. the only complaint I can think of is the parts ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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mea63111@bigpond.net.au

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

The most relaxing way to see Europe with extraordinary service.

Avalon was recommended by our travel agent. The overall cruise was wonderful. The places we saw were fascinating and the time spent on board very relaxing. But it's the service of the staff that I will remember ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Willfish

4 Reviews Written

31 Helpful Votes

Fabulous: Ideal Way to See Europe in Luxury

This was our first cruise, and our first trip to Europe. We were very cautious about this trip. Would the cruise be worth the money, would the cabin be good enough, what about the staff, language, other costs etc. ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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hjklmnop

1 Review Written

33 Helpful Votes

What a pampered adventure!

This was my first cruise ever. I had no idea what to expect from a ship that would cruise on the river. The Avalon Siem Reap was an excellent surprise. The boat is quite new and is tastefully done with lots of dark ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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worldtraveller99

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Excellent Ship, Great Cruise

This was our first river cruise. Surprisingly my husband & I were the only British people on the Xmas market river cruise tour - 80% USA, 20% Australia + some Canadians & NZ and occasional others. Avalon marketing ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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fredman1

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Danube River Cruise

The boat was only a year old, it was wonderful, the crew was great, the food was 'ok', but I didn't really know what to expect. They had the same breakfast every morning, which is fine for me, not like i was ...
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Sail Date October 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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pickme

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Welcome Aboard

My husband and I recently experienced our first cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest. We loved it, our room was spacious and I was able to unpack everything and store our suitcases under the bed. I think having a room ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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aggie.michie@bigpond.com

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Best Ship on the River

A fantastic cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Avalon Expression was a magnificent, modern and spacious ship. Our cabin on the Royal Deck was cleverly designed and spacious. The queen sized bed was so comfortable ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Clobrun

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

A Great Trip

My wife and I took a River Cruise on the Danube River from Budapest to Prague. This was our very first cruise and our overall experience was phenomenal. We boarded the boat, the Avalon Expression, in Budapest. ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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marg155

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Amsterdam to Budapest September 2015

A wonderful experience, despite low water levels making completion by boat a little uncertain - but we got through when other, older boats didn't. The boat had Avalon's wonderful new cabins with whole room being ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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eagletraveller

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Exceeded Expectations

The Avalon cruise along the Seine to Normandy on the near-new Tapestry II was our first cruise of any kind. At just seven days duration, it was a "taste" to discover whether this type of holiday was to our liking, ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Maricopac

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

So Disappointed!

Our 11 day Avalon cruise started with three days on land in Prague. Very nice accomodations, great city tour. We met on first night with cruise director, at that time concerned travellers questioned the river ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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BoilerGreg

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Danube Family Cruise

Our family had a fantastic cruise down the Danube in late June / early July. The entire staff of the Avalon Panorama was great. We have highly recommend Avalon to many of our friends who are thinking of maybe taking ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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Boattripper

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Excellent trip

This was our first river trip and we picked the Seine trip so we could travel along the river and spend a little time in Paris. We made a small mistake with our flights. Boarding doesn't take place until around 4pm ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Glowworm70

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Last minute cruise change

As I was about to board the plane with my friend for Prague, I received an urgent call that our Central European Experience cruise was cancelled due to a cargo ship blocking the river. They didn't have an alternate ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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mawalker@mweb.co.za

1 Review Written

22 Helpful Votes

Exceptional

No words can adequately describe the wonderful trip I had on The Avalon Siem Reap. I could not fault a single thing. The accommodation was 5 star...spacious and very well appointed. The food was superb. ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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gsonier

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Very Good Impression!

It was our first river cruise and we really enjoy the experience so much that we want to go back soon. First, it was not a easy embarkation due to the low level of the Danube at this time of the year. It was a ...
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Sail Date July 2015


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Sue . Australia

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Nothing Short Of Brilliant. April 2015

This being my first river cruise, I dont have anything to compare it with. This is a truly lovely boat, only being added to the fleet in 2013. It was immaculately clean and beautifully decorated. The staff were ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Sailoraz

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

1st River Cruise; Exceptional on Avalon

We have traveled extensively and a lot on a private yacht charter with just 10 of us and 7 crew. This was our first river cruise and recommended by friends who did this trip once and then a second time with us. ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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okaner

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Beautiful ship, excellent crew, amazing itinerary!

We just got back from our Paris to Normandy cruise with Avalon and have nothing but positive to say. Embarkation: We arrived a few days early on our own and were able to get directions from the cruise director to ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Jezsab

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

My perfect introduction to river cruising

My sister and I chose to travel on Avalon Waterways Magnificent Europe tour starting from Budapest on 24 July 2013 and finishing at Amsterdam two weeks later on 7 August 2013. It was quite a change for me to be on ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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bobandjo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

WOW!

Our first cruise of any type was on the Avalon Vista's Amsterdam - Budapest June 23 - July 7 sailing. In a word - wow! Far exceeded our expectations. We were in one of their suites, mid-level near the stern of the ...
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Sail Date June 2013


Judgerick avatar

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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