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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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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

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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

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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

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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


Pure Joy

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Blashrun

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

We wanted a river cruise that was active. This definitely fit the bill. This was so relaxing and pleasurable. The food was great and they accommodated my special dietary needs along with my husbands. The entire staff was wonderful, pleasant, and went above and beyond to make sure all our needs were met. The room was always kept neat and clean and the bed was really comfortable. Our cruise ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Active Discovery Danube

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MJQ

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

We chose this cruise for the active itinerary, and loved all the biking and hiking excursions. It was a great way to see the countryside. Mixed in were great sightseeing excursions in the main cities so there was a great choice of activities. All of the local guides were fantastic and very knowledgeable. There were about 115 passengers so you got to know your fellow passengers, and we met a ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Suite with French Balcony


Best Vacation

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bfbowlby

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Had the most wonderful vacation aboard the Avalon Luminary. Fantastic ports-of-call. Beautiful boat. We were an the active cruise, and enjoyed the hiking and biking tours. There were only 120 passengers on board so we got to know most of the passengers and really enjoyed their comany Our cabin was very nicely appointed on the second floor with a French Balcony almost at the level of the ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Great river cruise

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lindguine2

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

It travel to a lot of countries and offered trip to London and Paris after the cruise. The ports and shore excursions were very good. The service staff was excellent. The crew were great on embarkation and disembarkation. The cruise director was very informing and had a great cents of humor making our nightly group meeting fun.Dining was good with open seating with only 95 people on board we got ...
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Sail Date: March 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


This was the first of many trips on Avalon!.We will go again.

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papalermo54

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Fort us this was the trip of a lifetime and hopefully the first of many with Avalon. Everything went smoothly from our pickup in Budapest all the way to Vienna. The cruise director and the entire crew made this a fantastic experience. Our tour guides for shore excursions were also fantastic. Arrived early at the Sofitel in Budapest and were treated to an upgraded suite overlooking the Chain ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony

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Splendid!

Review for AmaPrima to Europe - River Cruise

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wizardbrave

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

There are so many great things to say about Amawaterways AmaPrima, but the most important is the hospitality and service quality of the staff. Every single interaction with them was a pleasure -- waiters, housekeepers, the madly French cruise manager, chefs, sailors met in the hallways or on deck, and the seriously Dutch captain. The ship is bigger than you expect -- 38 feet wide and much ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Stateroom with French balcony

Traveled with disabled person

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