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Budapest to Europe - River Cruise Avalon Waterways Avalon Panorama Cruise Reviews

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Avalon Panorama
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23 Budapest to Europe - River Cruise Avalon Waterways Avalon Panorama Cruise Reviews


Tliams avatar

Tliams

1 Review Written

Wonderful trip of a beautiful area of Europe.

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My wife's grandparents were from Amsterdam and it was a trip she thought would be enjoyable. As it turned out it was way better than that. The cruise was perfect from the basic(fabulous) food service to trips off ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Jesse S.

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Avalon Pulls a Fast One on its Customers

This was a Danube cruise, Budapest to Nuremburg. Due to low water on the river, the ship discharged passengers just beyond Regensburg, busing those who were departing from Nuremburg and to Prague for those who had ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Pjhmusic

1 Review Written

Trip of a lifetime

We had friends that had taken the same cruise on Avalon and another cruise line. We heard so many great things about it that we thought we would try it. We were not disappointed. 3 days in Budapest, 7 days on the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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DMyersSD

1 Review Written

Fantastic Danube Cruise

I had never been on a river cruise, and had never been to eastern Europe, so this cruise ticked all the boxes for a new adventure. Avalon did not disappoint. The boat was meticulous, I loved that my bed faced the ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Janstu

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Misleading and treated poorly

Having arrived in Budapest from NZ, over 32 hrs in transit, we were informed that due to low water levels Avalon Panorama could not sail from Budapest to Vienna. However we saw Viking, Uniworld, Tauck and many ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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YorbaLindaMike

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An Excellent Experience

For the most part, the cruise itself was spectacular. As ever, there were a few things that could've been improved. We chose the cruise because some friends had done the same cruise the year before and raved ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Deryck

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A GREAT INTRODUCTION TO RIVER CRUISING

We arrived in Budapest a couple of days ahead and had a great time exploring the city prior to boarding the Avalon Panorama. Embarkation was done with a minimum of fuss and our luggage was placed in our suite ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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nlshannon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous vacation

Cruise chosen for the itinerary, the ship, the cost, and the exploration opportunities offered. Everything about the ship itself was outstanding - all members of the crew were polite, helpful, and respectful. The ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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klmackey

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful Relaxation Trip!

This was my first river cruise and I was not disappointed! It was very relaxing to sit on-board and watch the beautiful scenery float by. The port excursions were anywhere from easy-to-walk to strenuous, but you ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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CruiseFanSarasota

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful Trip, Beautiful Scenery and Locations

I chose this trip because my sister, brother-in law, and I got a great Friends and Family discount that we could pass up. The ship was lovely, food excellent, smaller size of ship and total passengers (125) made for ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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Supcoop3

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful cruise!

The Blue Danube cruise on Avalon from Budapest to Nuremburg and on to Prague, was even better than we expected. We chose this trip based on previous reviews of the room, the boat, and the excursions, and it did not ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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corgilfive

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Dream Vacation

The trip was even better than we hoped. It was relaxing yet stimulating. The crew was wonderful; the cruise director was fabulous; the food was outstanding. Every aspect was well thought out. The cabin was modern ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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bobclark15

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Budapest to Prague - with some surprises

Destinations, timing, price, dates that fit with other travel plans all were factors in our decision to select this sailing and itinerary. My previous cruises - even on small ships - offered places to get a snack ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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jmiller9@sympatico.ca

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise

We thoroughly enjoyed this cruise. The staff, cabin, dining and excursions were all excellent. What we really liked is that in most cases we were able to disembark in or close to the town or city we were to visit. ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Jezsab

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

My perfect introduction to river cruising

My sister and I chose to travel on Avalon Waterways Magnificent Europe tour starting from Budapest on 24 July 2013 and finishing at Amsterdam two weeks later on 7 August 2013. It was quite a change for me to be on ...
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Sail Date July 2013


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Rottoguide

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enjoyed experience despite flooding rivers

Embarking on the Panorama at Budapest we had only cruised to Vienna when unprecedented floods made further progress on the river impossible. Along with another eight cruise ships from other cruise lines we were ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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ranles

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

First River Cruise...everything covered+or- and 615 photos

14 Day River Cruise: Hungary-Holland PREAMBLE: After many a sea cruise, we finally did our first major River Cruise. We are two very seasoned travelers, both work paid and "on our own dime". In our late mid 60's, ...
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Sail Date June 2012


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keenmolly

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Avalon Panorama Budapest to Amsterdam

We have arrived home after six weeks in Europe the first 2 weeks were cruising from Budapest to Amsterdam aboard the Avalon Panorama. Leaving Budapest April 25th 2012: We had arranged our own transfers from the ...
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Sail Date April 2012


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pey81

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Panorama Cruise

The ship was everything it was advertised to be. We had a 300 sq ft Royal suite and it was very well designed. Breakfast and lunch was very good, but the dinners were so-so. The quality of the wine and beer with ...
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Sail Date August 2011


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DogDocDon

1 Review Written

Low water levels in August caused 3 bus trips.

After 40 trips and cruises over seas, this 15 day Budapest to Amsterdam was our first river cruise. The record low water levels throughout Europe required us to take 3 bus trips to get around low water sections. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Bobbio11315

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Danube Cruise was Stellar

I had traveled with two other couples who have cruised on other riverboat lines and hands down said that Avalon was a cut above the others. I have to say that the staff/crew of the Panama were so great and fun to ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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dedoki06

1 Review Written

The optional and included tours were excellent

I traveled with Globus to South America in 2000 and was impressed with the experience. Also I had many recommendations from friends and associates on the Avalon experience. The airfare was a bargain. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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winterjm

1 Review Written

50th Anniversary

We wanted something special to celebrate our 50th Anniversary and wanted to visit places in Europe that we hadn't visited before. This itinerary was the perfect choice - especially ending in Prague, only 50 miles ...
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Sail Date June 2018


Avalon Panorama Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins5.04.7
Dining5.04.4
Entertainment4.03.9
Public Rooms5.04.5
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family2.0N/A
Enrichment4.04.2
Service4.04.6
Value For Money4.04.2
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