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Avalon Waterways Avalon Vista Cruise Reviews

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"The ship was great; very clean, cabins roomy, modern and to a high spec.Four course dinners every night (five one night), prepared to a very high standard...."Read More

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Amazing Romantic Rhine.

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Vista

JoyMBee
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Our travel agent suggested Avalon to us. It was our first cruise as we had never had any interest in an ocean cruise. We stayed two nights in Zurich precruise and one night in Amsterdam at the end. We had the pre and post hotel rooms booked through Avalon. Transfers were included except the last one back to the airport in Amsterdam. We were booked at the Raddison Blue at Zurich airport and ...
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Sail Date: October 2023

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


First time cruisers!

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Vista

jcdagarfield
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

Review - This was the perfect first time cruise for us! We celebrated 50th Anniversaries with our friends! We thoroughly enjoyed the itinerary that Avalon chose for us to enjoy the Rhine River. They covered every detail which made every day a great experience. We were thankful Avalon considered all details of keeping the cruising community safe with accessible hand sanitizing stations and a ...
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Sail Date: September 2023

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Rhine Cruise

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Vista

username72
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We chose this cruise specifically for traveling through Germany, our favorite food stop was Cologne, great sidewalk restaurants and cold beer, plenty to see very close to where the boat docked. The food quality and choices were beyond what we expected. The rooms were very nice and accommodating. Particularly enjoyed being able to open up the sliding doors and take in the view while sailing. A wide ...
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Sail Date: August 2023

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Fun First Cruise

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Vista

jline0210
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

We chose this cruise as a high school graduation present for our son who took German all four years. What a great way to visit 4 coutries at one time! This was a great way to dip our toe into international travel as Avalon was with us every step of the way. The excursions were lovely and the staff we fantastic. Our room was located right next to the engine room so next time I will definitely look ...
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Sail Date: July 2023


magdziak vacation

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Vista

Ivory19
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this tour because Avalon Waterways waived the vaccine requirement in November 2023 and we wanted to cruise the Rhine for the first time. One of our party of four did not get the covid vaccine. The cruise was wonderful. The staff was exceptional and completely met our needs. The food was great and featured many local cuisine specialties that we enjoyed. The free happy hour every day ...
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Sail Date: July 2023

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


They really out did their selves!

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Vista

sph728
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

This was our first time doing a river cruise and it was amazing. We really loved that the ship was so small. The crew went above and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. The excursions were planned very well with tour guides that truly loved showing off these beautiful cities. The meals were all top notch and we loved that the lunch buffet and bistro dinners had healthy and small portions. ...
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Sail Date: July 2023

Cabin Type: Royal Suite with French Balcony


Crew 5 stars! The Vista ship itself sadly would only give it 2 or 3 stars at best

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Vista

rosepetalsbeck
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Let me just say the crew deserves 6 stars, they were all phenomenal! Buffet breakfasts and lunches were terrific, omelet maker Ridho I believe his name was had the best smile everyone morning and was a pure joy to be around. He literally made my day start off on the best note and I would gladly sail on the Avalon Vista again if I knew he was going to still be there, he was that great! By the ...
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Sail Date: June 2023

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window


Almost But Not Quite

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Vista

raslq
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

In comparison to Uniworld or Ama our cruise didn't sparkle - it was good but not special. Staff did their jobs but for the most part that is all they did - no real sense of a 'can do' hospitality vibe. Food was good but not memorable. Breakfast buffets offered numerous options but were basically the same each morning. Lunches offered three choices each day with the option for a burger or ...
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Sail Date: June 2023

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Great stateroom and staff but....

Review for a Europe - River Cruise Cruise on Avalon Vista

LT1208
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Our travel companions picked Avalon and we said we'd try it though we have cruised with Viking twice. The Panorama stateroom was fabulous - comfortable, and updated; the bathroom was roomy. 99% of the staff was excellent. My big bone of contention was getting in touch with anyone from Avalon the company when we had an issue at the hotel in Amsterdam (luckily, I had printed the paperwork) and ...
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Sail Date: June 2023


Exceeded our expectations

Review for a Europe River Cruise on Avalon Vista

BrinyBoy
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

After having done more than 20 ocean cruises we decided to try a river cruise. We weren’t sure we would like the small boat without all the activities available on ocean vessels. I now think I prefer the river cruise experience in many ways. It was so calming watching the scenery go by as you cruised down the river and went through the locks. That was endless entertainment. The small number of ...
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Sail Date: June 2023

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


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