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1 of 10 Best Cruise Ships River
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"Was on our bucket list and was so impressed with all aspects of the cruise, staff, food, service and the excursions ... Every day brought a new adventure and the crew members always had smiles on their faces. They bent over backwards to be helpful and accommodating."
Member Review: Aggies77
2 of 10 Best Cruise Ships River
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"It was true excellence all the way. The ports had lots to see. The staff was professional and very friendly. I loved the intimate feeling of a small boat versus an ocean liner. The food was delicious and planned to themes with the area the boat was visiting."
Member Review: Griffin1974
3 of 10 Best Cruise Ships River
4 of 10 Best Cruise Ships River
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"We chose Avalon because it sounded like a romantic, relaxing cruise with interesting excursions. They meet every high expectation. The dining food and service was excellent ... All staff were friendly and helpful. Service was excellent throughout the ship."
Member Review: gbaer
5 of 10 Best Cruise Ships River
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"Everything was wonderful from the comfortable accommodations, the wide variety of delicious foods, the friendly and helpful staff who remembered our names and preferences, and the exciting adventures on the land excursions."
Member Review: Andyman346
7 of 10 Best Cruise Ships River
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"Everything about this cruise surpassed my expectations. When we arrived on our ship we were made to feel at home by everyone on the ship. From our guest room to the professionalism of our crew it was a pleasurable and relaxed atmosphere every day."
Member Review: jandipietro
8 of 10 Best Cruise Ships River
9 of 10 Best Cruise Ships River
10 of 10 Best Cruise Ships River
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