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5 Avalon Waterways Frankfurt Cruise Reviews

Embarkation was easy, and our room was lovely. The shore excursions were more scripted than I usually care for, but for travelers who want to spend less time figuring it out on their own it would be perfect. The service onboard was ... Read More
Embarkation was easy, and our room was lovely. The shore excursions were more scripted than I usually care for, but for travelers who want to spend less time figuring it out on their own it would be perfect. The service onboard was great. The crew were hilarious, and made you feel like you were with friends even though they were new. They were friendly and helpful. The food onboard was amazing. I tried everything from snails to oxtail, and each was amazing. And if you're not into trying unusual foods, there were still plenty of wonderful things to choose from. We (late 30s) were some of the youngest on the cruise, but by no means the most energetic. We made many friends, and really enjoyed the trip. Don't let the assumption that river cruises are only for old people keep you back. It's not true and you'll have a great time with the other passengers. Loved the cruise and look forward to many more in the future. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
We wanted to experience the Christmas Markets in various cities. Except for the tragedy in Strasbourg, we got our wish. The bus tour to the Black Forest was interesting , but rather long. That was modified from the original due to the ... Read More
We wanted to experience the Christmas Markets in various cities. Except for the tragedy in Strasbourg, we got our wish. The bus tour to the Black Forest was interesting , but rather long. That was modified from the original due to the changes needed not visit Strasbourg. Meals were excellent with very attentive service. The room was quite nice - we enjoyed the bed facing the river, and the bathroom was good-size with a very nice tiled shower. We just wish it had been warmer so we could have gone up on the top deck, but we will do that on our next trip. Room storage was adequate, but we would like more drawers. The entertainment was good, especially La Strada. We had more than ample time to experience the Christmas markets, and enjoyed the walking tour of Basel very much, despite the cold. Overall we would do another Avalon cruise in a heartbeat! Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
My first river cruise, and it was great from beginning to end, The staff was amazing, very friendly and yet very professional. Having the clock maker from the black forest and his son there was very interesting, and the trip to their ... Read More
My first river cruise, and it was great from beginning to end, The staff was amazing, very friendly and yet very professional. Having the clock maker from the black forest and his son there was very interesting, and the trip to their business was wonderful I so enjoyed this excursion. The Christmas Fairs were out of this world travel to and from was very enjoyable The food was very good and the special dinner was so delish. The view room was one of my favorite places to sit and reflect on the day with a great cup of coffee and a little snack. It was all that I hoped it would be, Loved the staff they made our time on board very enjoyable So all in all it was wonderful. I went with a friend and now I want to take my husband on a river cruise. Yes Yes Yes I will use Avalon again. Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
We always wanted to go to the German Christmas markets. They were even better than we expected. Hustling & bustling shoppers everywhere. Christmas songs being broadcast and even had a Santa at Rothenberg cranking out some music for us. ... Read More
We always wanted to go to the German Christmas markets. They were even better than we expected. Hustling & bustling shoppers everywhere. Christmas songs being broadcast and even had a Santa at Rothenberg cranking out some music for us. Soooo worth the trip. You must drink the hot mulled wine in port...yum! And the ship's decor was very festive. Several Christmas trees and beautiful decorations everywhere. The employees were in the spirit. Super nice group of people. Made you feel welcome. Even had some schnapps on the bus one evening. Oh how fun.!! Food on board was delicious as usual. You should never go hungry...there's food available all day long. Always had special snacks when we came back from our excursions....cookies, stollen, hot drinks etc. If you've ever thought about making this trip....go for it !! You won't be disappointed. (Main River from Frankfurt to Nuremberg and then on over to Prague) Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
My husband and I choose this cruise to join friends. The cruise was relaxing. The excursions were great with enough time to wander on our own. The Christmas markets were interesting. The history and architecture were brought to life ... Read More
My husband and I choose this cruise to join friends. The cruise was relaxing. The excursions were great with enough time to wander on our own. The Christmas markets were interesting. The history and architecture were brought to life with extremely knowledgeable tour guides. They made the excursions fun. The organization of the excursions, arrivals and departures were phenomenal. Avalon waterways is a well oiled machine. There was only one glitch. Prior to the cruise we had prepaid for additional excursions that we went on. Unfortunately this was not communicated with the Tranquility ll cruise director who approached us for payment. I became sick during the second week. Our cruise director Tony helped to obtain a Doctor who came on board to assist me. The house keeping and kitchen staff were very caring in helping me during this time. Despite getting sick with bronchitis and sinusitis the trip was very relaxing. I will definitely go on another river cruise. Read Less
Sail Date December 2016
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