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Such a wonderful cruise
"We just came back from our great cruise down the Danube River starting in Budapest and ending in Prague. Absolutely a wonderful time. Ibbi is the cruise director and so nice, patient and knowledgeable. The captain..."Read More
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nancyk4

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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First but not last time Crystal

Review for Crystal Mahler to Europe - All

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richminn

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

Have heard about crystal and decided to try it out. Previously we had done a Viking river cruise was NOT excited about that and were reluctant to do another river cruise but thought we would. we boarded the ship in Budapest. We spent time there before cruising on up the Danube. I won't bore you with the daily stuff but suffice it to say we enjoyed all of the excursions and side trips they ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Suite

101 Helpful Votes


Small ship, big price, big excursion groups, poorly organized

Review for S.S. Beatrice to Europe - River Cruise

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djbarnes

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

We've done ocean cruises for years and decided to try a river cruise because we always wanted to see the Danube. We chose Uniworld since it was a boutique line with good reviews. We did the 9 night Delightful Danube and Prague on the SS Beatrice on July 24, 2019. We opted for the 2 day pre-extension in Budapest. Overall the vacation was good. But given the price, I would say it failed to ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

13 Helpful Votes


Crystal's Negligence Put Us In A Horrific, Dangerous Situation

Review for Crystal Ravel to Europe - River Cruise

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PB176

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

We are still in disbelief as to what happened to us at the hands of Crystal. More unbelievable is the uncaring, disregard they have exhibited since our return. We were assured this would be handled with the utmost attention. That has not happened almost five months later. I could write pages describing this ordeal but will try to keep it concise. Our cruise documents we received had no ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Suite

7 Helpful Votes


Cruise did not meet our expectations

Review for S.S. Beatrice to Europe - All

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MelanieSco

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

I would like to congratulate Uniworld´s marketing department - they do a great job of selling something that does not exist. . This is a nicely decorated river ship but it is nothing special. . Their "ALL INCLUSIVE" policy is not so - the city tour in Budapest consisted of a visit to the Parliament Building, impressive, a short drive on the Pest side and a 10 minute stop for picture taking ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

17 Helpful Votes


Another River Cruise Turned into a Bus Tour

Review for S.S. Beatrice to Europe - All

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Worldtraveler2013

2-5 Cruises

This was our 4th experience on Uniworld and was a 7-day cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg with an additional 2-day land excursion in Prague. As I have learned the hard way from a previous river cruise, your dream and expensive vacation can go wrong quickly and unexpectedly. On the positive side the Beatrice was a nice ship. Overall the ship was clean and well maintained. The staff was ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Fanning Island

10 Helpful Votes


Great variety of activities in all levels. Not your Grandma's cruise!

Review for Avalon Luminary to Europe - River Cruise

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nurseskier

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We choose this cruise because of Active Discovery option. The Activities offered were varied and included several types of activities. They were interesting and all were of great quality. We are outdoorsy, living in the Mountains of Colorado. The hiking and biking was great. The canoeing was much more fun than anticipated with stand up paddle board option. I do wish there was more availability ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Our First River Cruise - A Grand Slam

Review for Avalon Luminary to Europe - River Cruise

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hjgoetze

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first river cruise and we were lucky to have selected an Active Discovery Cruise. The ship, though one of the oldest in the Avalon fleet, was wonderfully maintained. For the first three days we were puzzling over how old it was, with many guests guessing that it was new! We later learned from the crew that the Luminary would soon be replaced. Our cabin, while small, and the beds ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Ship and Shore Exceeded our Expectations

Review for Avalon Luminary to Europe - River Cruise

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JGrahamK

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Our ship, the Avalon Luminary, was beautiful and comfortable. We enjoyed every stop on the Danube cruise, with Budapest being our favorite city. Cesky Krumlov was a gem that we’d love to visit again. Our arrangements for the trip and extra days on either end exceeded our expectations. The onboard accommodations and the activities program were excellent. The port city hotels in Prague and ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


As advertised

Review for Avalon Luminary to Europe - River Cruise

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jobtraklite

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

This is a review of the 14 day Avalon cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. We are a 70's couple and the excuse for the cruise was our 50th wedding anniversary, but was actually the fulfillment of the last item on my punch list. The cruises was exactly as described in Avalon's online advertisement. So I will confine this review to a few pleasant surprises, a few negatives, and a ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Not My Cup Of Tea

Review for S.S. Beatrice to Europe - River Cruise

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Texas Traveler1717

6-10 Cruises

Age 70s

For me the ship was too small. I don't think river cruises are for me. This might be great for some people but just didn't wow me at all. The entertainment was mediocre at best. It consisted of a female singer with a piano accompaniment. One night they had a singer who claimed to know 2000 songs. He was beyond awful. That was it for entertainment. The enrichment portion was one person ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

7 Helpful Votes


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