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Avalon Waterways River Cruises Cruise Reviews

Avalon Waterways
Ship
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Traveler rating

Excellent

87

Very Good

18

Average

14

Poor

4

Terrible

3

Cruise type

Romantic Cruises

206

River Cruises

126

Senior Cruises

121

Family Cruises

58

Group and Theme Cruises

51

126 Avalon Waterways River Cruises Cruise Reviews


ckenneys avatar

ckenneys

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

The trip of a lifetime!

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This cruise had a great variety of large cities and small towns and 4 countries to visit. The High speed train ride to Paris was what clinched it for me. The cruise went like clockwork. Avalon took care of ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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mabrantley

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Amazing and refreshing

We had a nine year old and could not find a lot of cruise lines that allowed children. She had an excellent time and really enjoyed all the attention. Excellent food, great excursions and the service was ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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oliveoil1

2 Reviews Written

15 Helpful Votes

Great fall colors on Danube but no royal treatment for suites

After numerous ocean cruises, we decided it was time to try a European river cruise and friends suggested Avalon. Choose the Blue Danube Budapest-Prague itinerary for mid-Oct based on the sites, included pre and ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Barbmcgee

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Another great experience with Avalon!

We love Avalon Waterways, have had great experiences with their ships! Embarking and disembarking smooth as can be, love the way you can place your suitcase at end of cruise for early morning pickup and not midnight ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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schlick

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

River Cruise - Best Way to See a Little of Everything

We looked at a few cruises and the Avalon cruise fit our timetable the best. Also the cabins were a little larger which is nice for 2 friends traveling. It was nice to have the panoramic window. I would highly ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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marmitch

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

We felt like we were in a live painting!

We chose this river cruise because we wanted a more personal experience, and to be on a smaller boat than a cruise ship. We had a feeling we would like this more than prior cruises we went on before, but didn't ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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vebria

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Spectacular river cruise experience

This was our first river cruise after completing over 20 ocean cruises in the past few years and we would do another in a heart beat. We were concerned that the smaller vessel would be too confined after the space ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Cland004

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

France 2017

We had a wonderful experience on Poetry II. The intercontinental hotel in Nice was fabulous. We were right on the The Mediterranean and had a lovely time befor we got on the ship. We also stayed in the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Felin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Week of Fun

Went on Avalon cruise a few years ago and the river was “closed”. We were very disappointed. We were not sure we wanted to try this again. Avalon kindly refunded part of our trip cost. We wanted to try again ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Peter Simpkin

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing !

We had never done a river cruise. So we arrived with a little trepidation. Left with love. Food,crew, boat, was perfect. Other passengers were fine, mostly from the US. We fell in with a couple from Canada and ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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theloft

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lovely cruise let down by travel to and from ship

We are UK residents and live about 30 miles from London. We wanted a 7-day cruise with not too far to travel, so went for 7-days Paris to Normandy & return to Paris. Used Avalon last year on the Rhine and it was ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Reesaroo

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Fabulous first river cruise!!!

One of my friends and I have been talking about taking a river cruise for years. Let's face it - those Viking commercials are very inviting. Now that my three kids are grown, in the spring of 2016 we decided now was ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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jeriram

3 Reviews Written

79 Helpful Votes

Fascinating River Journey through Cambodia & Vietnam

We just got back from a wonderful trip on the Siem Reap Riverboat from Siem Reap to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) in February, 2017. There weren’t many reviews of this boat and I had so many unanswered questions ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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1branscombe1

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

The most wonderful introduction to beautiful Myanmar

This was our 4th experience with Avalon river cruises and each one has been a wonderful experience. This ship was beautifully designed and decorated. Particularly memorable highlights were… · ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Donretired

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Romantic Rhine - First Cruise

What a wonderful experience for our first cruise. We were celebrating our wedding anniversary and retirement. Everything was simply perfect from the day we first stepped on the boat to our day of departure. The ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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THH Homes

1 Review Written

Christmas & New Years cruise

Right time / rather new cruise ship / Love the cruise director, loved the crew always happy, friendly and willing to do whatever to make the trip an experience!! The food portions were very good, not too large and ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Mdignan

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Absolutely Fantastic

Three years ago we took an Avalon cruise on the Rhine River and loved the experience. We decided to take the Christmas Market cruise on the Danube to celebrate our wedding anniversary. We were not disappointed. ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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Serodriguez

2 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Interesting countries and beat ship ever

We had serious limitations as to the dates and the amount of time for traveling this year; we have always been intrigued by some of the former communist countries with a great past and their way back to democracy. ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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jlcritic

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Rhine River Cruise

We wanted to tour Europe without transportation hassles, This was our first river cruise after attending several ocean cruises. The cruise director was charming and excellent at explaining all options available to ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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Traveller53Wiltshire

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Everything and more than we could have expected from our first river cruise.

~ Avalon Illumination 2016 ~ Dear friends I hope to entertain you with this rhyming illustration Of our experience on board the good ship Avalon ‘Illumination’ We’d often talked about it but we ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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High

1 Review Written

Highs & Lows

We were advised that Avalon would to a ship swap because of the flooding on the Danube. We sailed from Budapest to Prague. We scheduled to sail on the Expression. We had chosen a cabin at the back of the ship and on ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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triplej366

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

The ports of call were fantastic with the highlight being Normandy

Started in Paris and stops along the way to Normandy and at the end, a transfer to the train for the chunnel to London. The ship was a new ship and we thoroughly enjoyed the window setup and the ship itself with ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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Barbara.landino

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

All around wonderful

We wanted to see the Normandy Beaches. That was a high point but all the stops along the Seine had their own appeal. Actually, travelling along the Seine during the day was a relaxing experience. I did some ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Sharon DePerro

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

The service, accommodations and food were superb

We had heard that river cruises were excellent. Love the smaller atmosphere and personal service. The embarkation and disembarkation were extremely easy, well planned and executed. Our cabin was beautiful and well ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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slagutan

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

River Cruise102016

Overall the river cruise was very good, it was just misleading in selling to us that all cabins are balcony, when in fact the level one was not. The several ports visited was more than what I expected. There ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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