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Avalon Waterways Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews

Avalon Waterways
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Romantic Cruises

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River Cruises

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Senior Cruises

120

Family Cruises

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Luxury Cruises

40

40 Avalon Waterways Luxury Cruises Cruise Reviews


Bluiiz avatar

Bluiiz

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Avalon Tapestry II Fabulous!!

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We chose this cruise initially because we were attracted to the itinerary which included Monet and Van Gogh homes and the Normandy beach Memorials. We chose Avalon because the rooms were spacious and bed faced out ...
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Sail Date September 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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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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javanderhule

1 Review Written

Better than 2008 river cruise

Avalon was more upscale than the last river cruise we went on 10 yrs ago. Our cruise director Andre was incredible! His evening briefings for the next day were very informative. We really enjoyed our extension in ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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lionlover

1 Review Written

A REPEAT FOR SURE!

Honestly, checked Viking first because I was familiar with it through mailings and commercials. When dates and accommodations didn't work out, Googled further and found Avalon. It was our first river cruise and we ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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jdaven

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

A Mixed Review

This was our first river cruise. Embarkation and disembarkation went smoothly, though the dock area was a bit funky and dirty. The excursions were very well done with local guides. That said, there were a couple of ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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71Bruin

9 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise: A Complete Success!

We are experienced ocean cruisers (17 cruises, including Disney (2), Princess (2) and mostly Royal Caribbean (13) but we had never tried a River Cruise. We chose a 7 day "Legendary Danube" cruise which included 3 ...
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Sail Date July 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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huber.ann@gmail.com

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The Amazing Cruise Line: Avalon!

I chose this ship originally for the itinerary -- mainly Normandy and Giverney. The Seine River caused a few problems from all the rain it was quite high. We needed to be transported to Rouen to board the ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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ragged cover

1 Review Written

19 Helpful Votes

Has Avalon lost the plot or are they about to sink into murky water?

Has Avalon lost the plot or are they about to sink into murky water? One would think so by our experience. Picked up at 4.30am in the morning, in Amsterdam by 10.25am we were taken to a hotel where a meeting room ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Christo4

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

High Quality Cruise Amsterdam to Budapest

Went on 15 day cruise Amsterdam to Budapest. Ship, crew, food, cabin all excellent. You tend to travel overnight, mooring up during the day, often for just a few hours for quick tour either on foot or by coach. We ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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balaeo

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Best Cruise Ever

This is a new ship, launched in 2016, and the design for river cruising is perfect. Our group of six shared ideas one evening on how we would have designed the ship to make it better, and we had zero ideas; the ship ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Agapios

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

A TRIP TO LONG REMEMBER

We sailed from the black sea (Romania) to Bratislava (Slovakia) and travelled from there by bus to Vienna and had the most superb experience.The ship is brand new, in beautiful shape and is very nicely appointed. ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Amcienancy

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Irrawady myanmar

Great trip. Avalon was first class. Staff were wonderful, helpful and friendly. Stops were so interesting and the guide was very informative. Moy was a great help. Mark was a very good Cruise director . The ...
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Sail Date February 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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Dwarfnandina

5 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

More than Expected

We have just completed a downstream journey on the Avalon Myanmar from Bhamo to Bagan. This is a beautiful new ship with a wonderful crew and it, for the first half, covers a part of the river largely not travelled ...
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Sail Date November 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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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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MrPeabody11

1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Amsterdam to Budapest

My wife and I are in our mid '60's. This was our first river cruise. The Panorama is a newer ship in great shape, with sliding glass doors on all of the rooms that are above the waterline. We found this to be an ...
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Sail Date August 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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Bruce Clark

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Bus Trip or River Cruise?

We just completed a 10 day Danube River cruise on the Avalon Expression (7 nights on board) and were very disappointed with having to travel by bus for a good part of the trip. We arrived in Prague for a ...
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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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Toronto Travel Lover

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pretty Good Value!

We really did enjoy this trip! A couple of things that were not so great.. The day we arrived 9am after 3 hrs at the airport at home an 8 hour flight and a 6 hr time difference.. We we greeted at the airport and ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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