Avalon Waterways Avalon Passion Cruise Reviews

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A view of the Danube
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Balkans aboard the Avalon Passion and Globus by land tour, was a truly remarkable experience.
"I recently had the pleasure of embarking on an unforgettable journey through the Balkans on the Avalon Passion cruise ship.The onboard dining was a culinary journey through the Balkans, showcasing the diverse flavors of Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, and Croatia...."Read More
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We sailed from Budapest west along to beautiful Danube

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AKH2023
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

I always wanted to sail the Danube and my husband and Avalon made this dream come true. It was a beautiful trip and we we so lucky to be sailing with Avalon. The ship was beautiful and beautifully run. The staff were attentive and helpful and the talk’s informative. The food was outstanding. The lounge was spacious and everything was so clean and well looked after. The reception staff were ...
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Sail Date: October 2023

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


West bound Danube River Cruise

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Paulacbaldwin
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We booked this river cruise one month out for October. Not sure we would even be able to get a room. Our travel agent (Affordable Tours) found us one on the Avalon line. We had room and worried that it was not a good spot, being as it was the first one). It turned out to be a great location. Next to the main lobby and restaurants. He had us go a week later for a great cruise rate. The ...
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Sail Date: October 2023


Lovely cruise, all first rate, but communications with Avalon was quite bad.

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thisisridiculous
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Traveling to these counties was somewhere we had never been. The actual cruise was terrific. The pre-trip was fine, nothing great. The guides and excursions were usually just an average. One in Vidin Bulgaria was terrific. Nothing in context with regards to history or inclusion (lots of churches and according to guides no synagogues, even when they were 1 or 2 blocks away) and we found them on ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


Absolute BEST VACATION ever!

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e2me
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Chose this cruise as it had very good reviews and we were not dissapointed in any way whatsoever! The Cruise director (Valentine) crossed every T and dotted every I making sure we didn't need to "think" just enjoy. He should also be a stand up comic. We had a group of 11 and they made sure to accomodate our large group with ease and efficiency. The food was EXCELLENT at EVERY MEAL and the ...
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Sail Date: August 2023

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Excellent, but there is scope for improvement.

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ramsey1949
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

We wanted a relaxing couple of weeks. A little sightseeing was ok, but we were not into museums etc. The excursions, by and large, were quite interesting. There was one serious exception: In Belgrade, there was an optional excursion - Learn about Yugoslav history by driving around in a Yugo. This was a total disaster. They drove us around in clunkers with no air conditioning. We were sweating like ...
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Sail Date: August 2023

Cabin Type: Royal Suite with French Balcony


Pleasant cruise, wonderful crew

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rbedford210
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

The cruise was a fantastic way to explore Austria, Hungary, Germany, and Slovakia in complete comfort. The crew was very polite, knowledgeable, and organized. I enjoyed the relatively small amount of people on board, and everybody felt personable. The ship was extremely clean and sanitary. The food was of the utmost quality and completely exceeded my expectations. Excursions were interesting and ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


Lovely Danube trip

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Colp20
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

A trip on the Danube was on our bucket list, so we decided to go ahead and book a River Cruise this year. We've been on an Avalon Waterways cruise before, so we knew we wouldn't be disappointed. Everything is included in the price which we liked, and the ship and cabins are spotlessly clean. The staff can't do enough for you to make your stay special and are very friendly. You are greted by ...
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Sail Date: August 2023


All around fabulous experience!

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gasman489
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was our first cruise on Avalon, and it definitely won’t be our last! The Eastern European itinerary is unique, as it covers 4 countries where tourism is still in somewhat of the infancy stage (with the possible exception of Croatia, which has gotten quite built up). Our cruise covered four countries - Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. Most of the passengers onboard had traveled on ...
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Sail Date: July 2023

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Great experience exploring eastern Europe

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Traveler from Colorado
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Could not have been more pleased with every aspect of the cruise from Croatia to the Black Sea. The staff went above and beyond to ensure that everyone had a great experience while on our tour. The cruise director even provided a special educational session on her personal experiences growing up in Communist eastern Europe. Excursions were well planned out, educational, and fun! Enjoyed the ...
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Sail Date: July 2023

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Danube Croatia to the Black Sea

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sad2
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

I chose this as it was an area of Europe I had not yet explored, however, I did not realize the countries visited would be so austere and still have such a large communist influence. Because of the oppressed feeling I felt I would not recommend this cruise. The cruise itself was very good but not the places visited. The staff was excellent, cleanliness top notch, food very good. I would ...
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Sail Date: July 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window


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