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7 Night
Tulip Time Cruise

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
Rotterdam, Antwerp ... see more
Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Rotterdam
  • Day 3
    Antwerp
  • Day 4
    Ghent
  • Day 5
    Middelburg
  • Day 6
    Willemstad (Curacao)
  • Day 7
    Amsterdam
  • Day 8
    Amsterdam
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Avalon Artistry II - Avalon Waterways

Features 52 200-square-foot panoramic suites

Choice of excursions - Leisurely, Traditional or Essential Sightseeing options

Wine with dinner, bottled water and Wi-Fi included in fare

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Avalon Artistry II Reviews

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0.0/5

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7 Night
Festive Season On The Legendary Danube - Cruise Only

Leaving:
Nuremberg
Visiting:
Nuremberg, Regensburg ... see more
Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Nuremberg
  • Day 2
    Nuremberg
  • Day 3
    Regensburg
  • Day 4
    Passau
  • Day 5
    Melk
  • Day 6
    Vienna
  • Day 7
    Budapest
  • Day 8
    Budapest
Ship Details

Avalon Envision - Avalon Waterways

Pros

Emphasis on more space; lower draft to handle low/high river levels

Cons

No USB ports by the bed (coming in 2020)

Bottom Line

Ship continues the line's focus on views and interesting excursions

Reviews

Avalon Envision Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service4.5
Value5.0

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7 Night
Festive Season On The Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only

Leaving:
Budapest
Visiting:
Vienna, Vienna ... see more
Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Budapest
  • Day 2
    Vienna
  • Day 3
    Vienna
  • Day 4
    Durnstein (Krems)
  • Day 5
    Passau
  • Day 6
    Regensburg
  • Day 7
    Nuremberg
  • Day 8
    Nuremberg
Ship Details

Avalon Impression - Avalon Waterways

Custom-built to sail the Rhine River

Most cabins transform into "open-air" balconies

Alternative dining: top-deck BBQ and bistro fare

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Avalon Impression Reviews

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0.0/5

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3 Night
A Taste Of The Danube – Cruise Only Eastbound

Leaving:
Vienna
Visiting:
Emmersdorf, Bratislava ... see more
Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Vienna
  • Day 2
    Emmersdorf
  • Day 3
    Bratislava
  • Day 4
    Budapest
Ship Details

Avalon Visionary - Avalon Waterways

Pros

Panoramic sliding-glass doors that create "open-air balconies" and beds facing the river

Cons

All plugs are European only

Bottom Line

An intimate and comfortable ship, small enough to sail places others can't

Reviews

Avalon Visionary Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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2019 Best River

4 Night
A Taste Of The Rhine (southbound)

Leaving:
Amsterdam
Visiting:
Amsterdam, Cologne ... see more
Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Amsterdam
  • Day 3
    Cologne
  • Day 4
    Boppard
  • Day 5
    Mainz
Ship Details

Avalon Imagery II - Avalon Waterways

Sightseeing excursions led by local guides

Beds in most rooms face the windows, not the wall

Fare includes wine with dinner, tours and Wi-Fi

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Avalon Imagery II Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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0.0/5

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7 Night
Danube Dreams – Cruise Only Westbound

Leaving:
Budapest
Visiting:
Budapest, Bratislava ... see more
Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Budapest
  • Day 2
    Budapest
  • Day 3
    Bratislava
  • Day 4
    Vienna
  • Day 5
    Durnstein (Krems)
  • Day 6
    Linz (Salzburg)
  • Day 7
    Passau
  • Day 8
    Deggendorf
Ship Details

Avalon Passion - Avalon Waterways

Pros

Waterview beds, French balconies running the room length and well-designed bathrooms

Cons

European plugs are annoying for North Americans; inclusions slightly weak for price point

Bottom Line

Healthy menus and a boutique feel equal a modern but comfortable take on river cruising

Reviews

Avalon Passion Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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2019 Best River

7 Night
Reflections On The Seine – Cruise Only Northbound

Leaving:
Paris
Visiting:
Paris, Conflans Ste. Honorine ... see more
Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Paris
  • Day 2
    Paris
  • Day 3
    Conflans Ste. Honorine
  • Day 4
    Vernon
  • Day 5
    Rouen
  • Day 6
    Caudebec
  • Day 7
    Le Havre
  • Day 8
    Le Havre
Ship Details

Avalon Tapestry II - Avalon Waterways

Pros

Clever design of river-facing beds and panoramic windows

Cons

Limited evening entertainment; some drinks are not included in the fare

Bottom Line

Good value and a relaxing way to see France

Reviews

Avalon Tapestry II Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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6 Night
Christmastime On The Danube – Cruise Only Westbound

Leaving:
Vienna
Visiting:
Vienna, Emmersdorf ... see more
Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Vienna
  • Day 2
    Vienna
  • Day 3
    Emmersdorf
  • Day 4
    Passau
  • Day 5
    Regensburg
  • Day 6
    Nuremberg
  • Day 7
    Nuremberg
Ship Details

Avalon Passion - Avalon Waterways

Pros

Waterview beds, French balconies running the room length and well-designed bathrooms

Cons

European plugs are annoying for North Americans; inclusions slightly weak for price point

Bottom Line

Healthy menus and a boutique feel equal a modern but comfortable take on river cruising

Reviews

Avalon Passion Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining5.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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3 Night
Festive Season On A Taste Of The Danube (westbound)

Leaving:
Budapest
Visiting:
Bratislava, Emmersdorf ... see more
Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Budapest
  • Day 2
    Bratislava
  • Day 3
    Emmersdorf
  • Day 4
    Vienna
Ship Details

Avalon Visionary - Avalon Waterways

Pros

Panoramic sliding-glass doors that create "open-air balconies" and beds facing the river

Cons

All plugs are European only

Bottom Line

An intimate and comfortable ship, small enough to sail places others can't

Reviews

Avalon Visionary Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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7 Night
Festive Season On The Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only

Leaving:
Budapest
Visiting:
Vienna, Vienna ... see more
Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Budapest
  • Day 2
    Vienna
  • Day 3
    Vienna
  • Day 4
    Durnstein (Krems)
  • Day 5
    Passau
  • Day 6
    Regensburg
  • Day 7
    Nuremberg
  • Day 8
    Nuremberg
Ship Details

Avalon Envision - Avalon Waterways

Pros

Emphasis on more space; lower draft to handle low/high river levels

Cons

No USB ports by the bed (coming in 2020)

Bottom Line

Ship continues the line's focus on views and interesting excursions

Reviews

Avalon Envision Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service4.5
Value5.0

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2019 Best River

7 Night
Burgundy & Provence For Wine Lovers – Cruise Only

Leaving:
Arles
Visiting:
Arles, Avignon ... see more
Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Arles
  • Day 2
    Arles
  • Day 3
    Avignon
  • Day 4
    Viviers
  • Day 5
    Tournon-sur-Rhone
  • Day 6
    Lyon
  • Day 7
    Cruising
  • Day 8
    Cruising
Ship Details

Avalon Poetry II - Avalon Waterways

Most cabins transform into "open-air" balconies

Top-deck BBQ and bistro fare

Silent Drive System offers smoother ride

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Avalon Poetry II Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0

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2019 Best River

7 Night
Festive Season On The Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only

Leaving:
Budapest
Visiting:
Vienna, Vienna ... see more
Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Budapest
  • Day 2
    Vienna
  • Day 3
    Vienna
  • Day 4
    Durnstein (Krems)
  • Day 5
    Passau
  • Day 6
    Regensburg
  • Day 7
    Nuremberg
  • Day 8
    Nuremberg
Ship Details

Avalon Imagery II - Avalon Waterways

Sightseeing excursions led by local guides

Beds in most rooms face the windows, not the wall

Fare includes wine with dinner, tours and Wi-Fi

Reviews

Avalon Imagery II Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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5 Night
Danube Symphony – Cruise Only Westbound

Leaving:
Vienna
Visiting:
Vienna, Durnstein ... see more
Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Vienna
  • Day 2
    Vienna
  • Day 3
    Durnstein (Krems)
  • Day 4
    Grein
  • Day 5
    Passau
  • Day 6
    Passau
Ship Details

Avalon Visionary - Avalon Waterways

Pros

Panoramic sliding-glass doors that create "open-air balconies" and beds facing the river

Cons

All plugs are European only

Bottom Line

An intimate and comfortable ship, small enough to sail places others can't

Reviews

Avalon Visionary Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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5 Night
Danube Symphony – Cruise Only Eastbound

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Leaving:
Passau
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Passau, Linz ... see more
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  • Day 1
    Passau
  • Day 2
    Passau
  • Day 3
    Linz (Salzburg)
  • Day 4
    Emmersdorf
  • Day 5
    Vienna
  • Day 6
    Vienna
Ship Details

Avalon Visionary - Avalon Waterways

Pros

Panoramic sliding-glass doors that create "open-air balconies" and beds facing the river

Cons

All plugs are European only

Bottom Line

An intimate and comfortable ship, small enough to sail places others can't

Reviews

Avalon Visionary Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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2019 Best River

14 Night
Jewels Of Central Europe – Cruise Only Westbound

Leaving:
Budapest
Visiting:
Vienna, Vienna ... see more
Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Budapest
  • Day 2
    Vienna
  • Day 3
    Vienna
  • Day 4
    Durnstein (Krems)
  • Day 5
    Passau
  • Day 6
    Regensburg
  • Day 7
    Nuremberg
  • Day 8
    Munich
  • Day 9
    Bamberg
  • Day 10
    Wurzburg
  • Day 11
    Main River (Cruising)
  • Day 12
    Rudesheim
  • Day 13
    Bernkastel-Kues
  • Day 14
    Remich
  • Day 15
    Remich
Ship Details

Avalon Imagery II - Avalon Waterways

Sightseeing excursions led by local guides

Beds in most rooms face the windows, not the wall

Fare includes wine with dinner, tours and Wi-Fi

Reviews

Avalon Imagery II Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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0.0/5

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2019 Best River

7 Night
Reflections On The Seine – Cruise Only Southbound

Leaving:
Le Havre
Visiting:
Le Havre, Normandy ... see more
Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Le Havre
  • Day 2
    Le Havre
  • Day 3
    Normandy
  • Day 4
    Rouen
  • Day 5
    Les Andelys
  • Day 6
    Conflans Ste. Honorine
  • Day 7
    Paris
  • Day 8
    Cruising
Ship Details

Avalon Tapestry II - Avalon Waterways

Pros

Clever design of river-facing beds and panoramic windows

Cons

Limited evening entertainment; some drinks are not included in the fare

Bottom Line

Good value and a relaxing way to see France

Reviews

Avalon Tapestry II Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining3.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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7 Night
Festive Season On The Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only

Leaving:
Budapest
Visiting:
Vienna, Vienna ... see more
Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Budapest
  • Day 2
    Vienna
  • Day 3
    Vienna
  • Day 4
    Durnstein (Krems)
  • Day 5
    Passau
  • Day 6
    Regensburg
  • Day 7
    Nuremberg
  • Day 8
    Nuremberg
Ship Details

Avalon Visionary - Avalon Waterways

Pros

Panoramic sliding-glass doors that create "open-air balconies" and beds facing the river

Cons

All plugs are European only

Bottom Line

An intimate and comfortable ship, small enough to sail places others can't

Reviews

Avalon Visionary Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
Overall
4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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7 Night
Festive Season On The Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only

Leaving:
Budapest
Visiting:
Vienna, Vienna ... see more
Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
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  • Day 1
    Budapest
  • Day 2
    Vienna
  • Day 3
    Vienna
  • Day 4
    Durnstein (Krems)
  • Day 5
    Passau
  • Day 6
    Regensburg
  • Day 7
    Nuremberg
  • Day 8
    Nuremberg
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Avalon Illumination - Avalon Waterways

Custom-built to sail the Rhine River

Most cabins transform into "open-air" balconies

Alternative dining: top-deck BBQ and bistro fare

Reviews

Avalon Illumination Reviews

Cruise Critic Editor Ratings
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4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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4 Night
A Taste Of The Rhine (southbound)

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Leaving:
Amsterdam
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Amsterdam, Cologne ... see more
Cruise Line:
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  • Day 1
    Amsterdam
  • Day 2
    Amsterdam
  • Day 3
    Cologne
  • Day 4
    Boppard
  • Day 5
    Mainz
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Avalon Artistry II - Avalon Waterways

Features 52 200-square-foot panoramic suites

Choice of excursions - Leisurely, Traditional or Essential Sightseeing options

Wine with dinner, bottled water and Wi-Fi included in fare

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Avalon Artistry II Reviews

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0.0/5

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7 Night
Festive Season On The Blue Danube Discovery

Leaving:
Budapest
Visiting:
Vienna, Vienna ... see more
Cruise Line:
Avalon Waterways
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Avalon Envision - Avalon Waterways

Pros

Emphasis on more space; lower draft to handle low/high river levels

Cons

No USB ports by the bed (coming in 2020)

Bottom Line

Ship continues the line's focus on views and interesting excursions

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Avalon Envision Reviews

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4.5/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.5
Service4.5
Value5.0

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Danube Dreams – Cruise Only Westbound

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Budapest
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Avalon Tranquility II - Avalon Waterways

Spacious 200 square foot standard cabins

High levels of comfort and personal service

Panoramic windows are largest in industry

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Avalon Tranquility II Reviews

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0.0/5

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7 Night
Festive Season On The Legendary Danube - Cruise Only

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Nuremberg
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Nuremberg, Regensburg ... see more
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Avalon Illumination - Avalon Waterways

Custom-built to sail the Rhine River

Most cabins transform into "open-air" balconies

Alternative dining: top-deck BBQ and bistro fare

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Avalon Illumination Reviews

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4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value5.0

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Festive Season On The Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only

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Avalon Artistry II - Avalon Waterways

Features 52 200-square-foot panoramic suites

Choice of excursions - Leisurely, Traditional or Essential Sightseeing options

Wine with dinner, bottled water and Wi-Fi included in fare

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Avalon Artistry II Reviews

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0.0/5

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Danube Dreams – Cruise Only Westbound

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Budapest
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Budapest, Bratislava ... see more
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Avalon Visionary - Avalon Waterways

Pros

Panoramic sliding-glass doors that create "open-air balconies" and beds facing the river

Cons

All plugs are European only

Bottom Line

An intimate and comfortable ship, small enough to sail places others can't

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Avalon Visionary Reviews

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4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0
Service4.0
Value4.0

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7 Night
Active & Discovery On The Rhône (southbound)

Leaving:
Lyon
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Lyon, Tournon-sur-Rhone ... see more
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Avalon Waterways
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    Arles
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Avalon Poetry II - Avalon Waterways

Most cabins transform into "open-air" balconies

Top-deck BBQ and bistro fare

Silent Drive System offers smoother ride

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Avalon Poetry II Reviews

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4.0/5
Cabins5.0
Dining4.0

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