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Avalon Waterways Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

Avalon Waterways
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Romantic Cruises

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River Cruises

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Family Cruises

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Group and Theme Cruises

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51 Avalon Waterways Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews


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VT2019cruiser

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A relaxing, stress-free way to enjoy the German Christmas Markets

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From the moment we were met at the Prague airport by an Avalon representative who brought us to the hotel to meet our amazing cruise director, then from the moment we boarded our ship, to when the time came to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Daffy42

1 Review Written

Amazing

Wanted to do a river cruise in Europe and found this one specializing in wine tasting. We had never gone on an Avalon or river cruise before. We absolutely loved it. Everything was taken care of. We felt ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Slce123

2 Reviews Written

Trip of a Lifetime

Jewish Heritage Cruise was way above our expectations. Two excursions included everyday. Way more than was advertised. Lecturers/Speakers on board were excellent. Chef and Cruise Director modified things to meet ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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wendycwhite

1 Review Written

Relaxing yet adventurous tour

We choose this cruise line based upon square footage of staterooms and floor to ceiling windows. Also , we liked the smaller ship capacity. This was an excellent cruise from beginning to end. Staff from cruise ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Paddyo1993

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Trip of a Lifetime

Our cruise down the Danube in December was truly a trip of a lifetime. The entire staff aboard the Avalon Illumination were amazing. We received first class treatment in a very relaxed, friendly and professional ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Donna Klie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Christmas Market Cruise on the Avalon Vista!

I chose this cruise as I have always loved Christmas markets and have German heritage. My sister and I did this cruise together for a milestone birthday. We spent a few days exploring the glorious city of Vienna, ...
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Sail Date December 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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Dlarkin

1 Review Written

The only way to see Europe for the first time!

This was our first cruise. We wanted to see the Normandy Beaches, which did not disappoint. We had a WWII historian traveling with us and his presentations were very interesting and insightful! All of the villages ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Hspierce

1 Review Written

Amazing vacation!

The cruise staff all around was amazing. From the crew to the waiters, to everybody we saw on board. We loved all the activities we could choose from. Being able to pick between included excursions made our ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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DunkinDonuts

4 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Very Nice Ship

We chose this cruise because it was a themed World War 2 history cruise. If we hadn't taken a private tour before getting onboard, I would have left disappointed. The guest lecturer, Nigel Stewart, was able to give ...
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Sail Date July 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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HardwareHounds2028

1 Review Written

Well planned excursions with flexibility for going out on your own.

This cruise was the Legendary Danube Author Cruise, featuring Diana Gabaldon. Our Cruise director Robert was outstanding. Tours in Prague led by Helenna were excellent. The waiter/waitress staff were very ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Bleeson

1 Review Written

Tulips, windmills for garden lovers

The garden lovers part of the cruise was good. All garden trips were included but the best was Keukenhof Gardens. We did the whole day tour, and used every minute of the time exploring. Traffic delayed us 1 hour or ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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RonH522

1 Review Written

It truly was a "Danube Dream"

Our cruise was the Danube Dream with Habsburg Royalty. The history in this region has been recorded over a thousand years and is filled with stories of people whose names are in history books. The Avalon Passion is ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Narf4653

1 Review Written

Tulips

Wanted to see the tulips and the surrounding areas in Holland We started in Amsterdam and had a marvelous time. The cruise did offer some wonderful off board excursions that were well done, our guides, for the ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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halmekeel

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Christmas on the Danube

We wanted to enjoy the Christmas markets, and the idea of a river cruise really appealed. Sights and smells at the Christmas markets were amazing. Be sure to try the Gluhwein --with or without alcohol. The ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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mlld3536

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Perfect Anniversary Celebration

We wanted something special for our 50th anniversary, and we were not disappointed. This was our first cruise of any kind. We have always been budget travelers, but we wanted something special. We realize that ...
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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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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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yagrooke

1 Review Written

Discovery for wine lovers along the Danube

My husband and I choose this river cruise because it is more intimate than an ocean cruise! Ship and crew were absolutely amazing, friendly, fun and helpful. Cruise director Nancy ran an extremely well organized ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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rick.lubecki

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wine Tasting on the Danube

My brother took care of the booking. He did much research on the Tour line as to cost, time of year and experiences offered and the decision to go with Avalon was made. As far as my wife and I are concerned it was ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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lkemper

1 Review Written

Normandy Cruise

We had an incredible week-long tour to celebrate a friend's birthday. We chose this cruise based on the itinerary and time spent in Paris. This was my second river cruise, although I've cruised on ocean cruise ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Jaetea

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Avalon Set the Bar High for Our First Cruise

My husband and I chose Avalon Waterways because we liked the idea of a smaller ship. We liked that a lot of the excursions were included in the price and who can resist laying in bed and looking out on the water ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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JECasey

1 Review Written

Great historical cruise!

We chose this cruise because it had a historical aspect to it. Also, because it was a much more relaxed cruise line. We didn't have to dress up every night for dinner. (no jacket and tie required) All of the tours ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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emclark

1 Review Written

French and English Vacation

We were very pleased with our cruise, cruise director and our special history lecturer. We actually picked this cruise because of the history theme and we were not disappointed. The staff met our every need ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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