Avalon Waterways Mediterranean Cruise Reviews

Panorama suite with beds separated- not enough room to walk between them
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sundeck, which was largely unusable due to bad weather most of the time
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Photo taken at one of the marrkets
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Us in front of our favourite River cruise
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Our 1st River Cruise

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Expression

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Arizona Budgies
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

Two seniors from Phoenix in response to a bucket list item - never taken a river cruise before. Arrived 1 night prior to boarding after a frustrating flight experience. On boarding day Tu 10-24 arrived at the dock, met by an Avalon person on the sidewalk to help with luggage, checked it in and left for the Rijksmuseum to await cabin entry at 4pm. Ship parked at Amsterdam Tuesday night. Wed. ...
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Sail Date: October 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window


Poetry in Motion :)

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Poetry II

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Salamanda17
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Avalon does it right! Boat was in excellent condition, crew was fabulous. Adding the Happy hour was an excellent way to start your evening on board. Never had to wait for a drink, the service was impeccable. All meals on board are delicious & service in the dining room is top notch. Seating very comfortable with tables available for two, four ,and a few larger tables for bigger ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Great Trip with a Great Cruise Line

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Expression

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grbnjb1
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our second Avalon cruise. We did the Saone and Rhone river cruise last year through Burgundy and Provence and had a great experience with Avalon so we decided to go with them again. There was also a $250.00 per person incentive for returning patrons. This cruise began in Amsterdam with stops in Cologne, Rudesheim, Heidelberg, Strasbourg, Breach, Basel, and finally Lucerne. The ...
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Sail Date: September 2023


First River Cruise

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Poetry II

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Watermaker
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This was to be our first river cruise after exclusively going on ocean cruises. We weren't sure if it would be what we are interested in. We chose a shorter cruise (8 days) on a less travelled river to avoid larger crowds. It is a different experience never being out of sight of land and all activities on board occurring at a fixed time. It is also very different travelling with 120 passengers ...
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Sail Date: August 2023

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Lovely cruise, all first rate, but communications with Avalon was quite bad.

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Passion

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thisisridiculous
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Traveling to these counties was somewhere we had never been. The actual cruise was terrific. The pre-trip was fine, nothing great. The guides and excursions were usually just an average. One in Vidin Bulgaria was terrific. Nothing in context with regards to history or inclusion (lots of churches and according to guides no synagogues, even when they were 1 or 2 blocks away) and we found them on ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


Delightful experience

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Poetry II

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Sovay60
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Friends were already booked on it, and so we elected to join them! I had always fancied a river cruise, as opposed to an ocean cruise, and particularly wanted to do this Saone- Rhône one. I thought it was very good value for money, as there were several excursions included, and also drinks with meals. I throughly enjoyed it, as I adore France, so I was in heaven, visiting so many beautiful ...
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Sail Date: May 2023

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Nothing special - just another week on a cruise ship

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Poetry II

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Rivercruiselover1963
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

There were high expectations for this cruise. We do not get to take very many vacations together as a married couple, especially as we are working and our schedules do not align very often. So, much emphasis was placed on maximizing our time. We had take the Avalon cruise of the Rhine River in 2018, and we thoroughly enjoyed it. It was an "active cruise" and also introductory - which meant that ...
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Sail Date: May 2023


The cruise was outstanding on all levels.

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Poetry II

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RobmacBoston
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We were looking for a Provence experience and Avalon delivered. First Avalon sets the standard for top. Held cruise experiences. The rooms, the staff and crew are so attentive. They made us feel so very special . The food, entertainment and excursions were all excellent. We gained so much information about all the places we visited. The special Avalon service started at the airport where they ...
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Sail Date: April 2023

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


2 nights in Paris, Chaoln-sur-Saone to Arles (8 day), 2 days in Nice

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Poetry II

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JeanDarri
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

We had done Amsterdam to Basel in 2018, and Paris-Normandy-Paris in 2019. This was our third cruise, and in our opinion, the best so far. Poetry II was immaculate and the crew and staff were friendly, competent, courteous and professional. As usual, the food was superb with excellent wine accompaniments. The daily "happy hour" is the best idea yet! We haven't decided where next year's cruise will ...
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Sail Date: April 2023

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


The Partial Cruise

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Poetry II

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condorbo
2-5 Cruises • Age 80s

I chose this cruise because thirteen friends and family were going on cruise. Unfortunately, I was the only one who made it. Two got covid, and the others cancelled because cruise was shortened to four nights, due to strikes in France. I was already in Paris so I decided to take the abbreviated cruise. I can't really call it much of a cruise as we only spent two days actually cruising and ...
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Sail Date: April 2023


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