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Avalon Waterways Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews

Avalon Waterways
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Romantic Cruises

206

River Cruises

126

Senior Cruises

121

Family Cruises

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Group and Theme Cruises

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121 Avalon Waterways Senior Cruises Cruise Reviews


Cjenningsrn avatar

Cjenningsrn

2 Reviews Written

Best way to see France.

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We chose this cruise based largely on the ports of call offered. We loved the convienance of unpacking just once. The ship is lovely, the staff are very welcoming, and truly work extremely hard to anticipate your ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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tdriscollmail

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruising the Rhone Northbound

Our expectations for our cruise on the Rhone were high, but to our surprise Avalon exceeded these expectations consistently. The Poetry II provided superb accommodations in the Room 308 Royal Suite. Housekeeping ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Poppa Pete

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Be Careful who you choose!! Great expectations DASHED!!

Long journey from New Zealand, with High expectations of Avalon from Travel Agents. Fresh Food didn't arrive before leaving Amsterdam so meals were often AVERAGE. we are not that fussy, but compared to other ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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balashroff

1 Review Written

Excellent Experience!!

Right from check-in at Linz to check-out at Budapest, everything was absolutely perfect. It was our first river cruise and it turned out to much more than our expectations. The ship was quite big with a capacity of ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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vlnovak

1 Review Written

Beautiful ship and cruise

We chose this cruise because we had never been to the previous communist countries.or cruise included a tour everyday that were very informative and interesting. The guides spoke excellent English. Our cabin was the ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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trek_doc

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

8 days to travel 300 miles!

Firstly a disclaimer this is our first river cruise although we have done a number of cruises on small ships Azamara, Oceana. We embarked in Arle and then went downstream 1 hour to the Camarge. The active ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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JV51

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Danube cruise Excelent ship and crew

Envision is a new ship very nice. Cabin with confortable beds good bathroom great storage and huge TV. Wifi excellent all time. Cabin staff perfect work. Food was variated and always very good in all meals. Staff in ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Azpattio

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent value and exceptional service from staff to tour director Tony!!!

Have used Avalon Waterways on previous trips. This was by far a dream cruise! Beautiful ship....to excellent staff! Easy access to all ports....Carrier buses were excellent. The food was just outstanding and ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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lwcc061

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Always on Time

Had a lot of friends who love the river cruise experience and thought we would give it a try. Service was very good. The staff works extremely hard to make the guests have a wonderful experience. If you like ...
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Sail Date September 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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kwerb12

1 Review Written

Wonderful Trip for First Timers to Europe

I picked this August date so the weather would be warm enough to enjoy the Avalon window that opens 7 feet wide so we could really experience traveling the Danube. Target city Vienna. I figured that eastbound was ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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Ctboone

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Europe!

We choose this cruise to be able to see as much as possible while in Europe. Everyone on the ship was very accommodating to all types of passengers. I think we all would agree that we were very fortunate to have an ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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gerryv85234

1 Review Written

Busy Trip with Lots to See

Bucket list trip to see Budapest & Prague for my wife & I, we have taken 4 ocean liner cruises but this was our first river cruise. We arrived in Budapest the day before the cruise started & we arranged for Avalon ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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TimmJ

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Prague to Budapest

This wasn't our first river cruise. We did the Rhine last year. Both vacations were amazing, but the Rhine wasn't as popular/crowded (fewer ships). The Danube was high due to recent rainfall and bridge ...
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Sail Date May 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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Psychbabs

4 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Fantastic trip on the Danube, Main and Rhein!

This cruise was magical on the Avalon Panorama, thanks to the wonderful, attentive crew, especially our tour director, István. Passengers were mostly Americans and Australians/New Zealanders in their 60s or later. ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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elthorbo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Trip of a Lifetime

Having traveled with Avalon before we have found this company provides the best quality experience in every phase of the trip. Last year 3 of us did the Danube cruise from Prague to Budapest. The trip this year we ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Dana6Kids

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent Crew!

I chose this cruise because it was my first cruise ever and was offered on a singles 50+ website. It was a small river ship, and as I was born in Germany (U.S. Army), it as well as Switzerland was at the top of my ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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tacoma82

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Very pampered

We wanted to experience the Christmas Markets in various cities. Except for the tragedy in Strasbourg, we got our wish. The bus tour to the Black Forest was interesting , but rather long. That was modified from the ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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scubagear2018

1 Review Written

Our First River Cruise - Much More Then Expected - Not a Beer Cruise

What a marvelous start, all of the crew treated us as long term good friends, right from the Captain to the room staff. Our Cruise Director Ms. Barbara Bocz proved to be the number one person to handle all requests ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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David1000

1 Review Written

14 Night Magnificent Europe - Eastbound

Our travel agent recommended Avalon Cruise Lines, as we had no previous cruise experience. our on board cruise director, Mauro, was the best and completely engaged. All the various shore excursions were well ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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savycruisers

8 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Awesome and Exceptional River Cruise Experience - STAFF WAS INCREDIBLE

I had never cruised on the Rhine before, and I sell a lot of Avalon river cruises, so I thought it was time to experience one of the most popular river cruises for myself. I did the Danube last year with Avalon, ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Fred Zubrin

1 Review Written

Wonderful Seine River Cruise

This was our first river cruise, but we have been on 5 ocean cruises, and this was far more intimate and relaxing. We explored Paris for only one day before the cruise. Embarkation and disembarkation could NOT ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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labeggins

1 Review Written

Beautiful Ship, Wonderful Vistas

The Avalon Visionary is much nicer than other ships to which we had access due to the double and sometimes triple docking at ports along the way. The clean, Scandinavian aesthetics most evident in the salon were ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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jpswimmer

1 Review Written

Switched to an identical boat with excellent crew, staff and great trip for us

This was our first river cruise. It was great! We had been to European cities several times in the past, always on our own (driving or taking trains, etc.) with few pre-planned tours, so we were a little anxious ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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