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Our First River Cruise - A Grand Slam

Review for Avalon Luminary to Europe - River Cruise

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hjgoetze

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

This was our first river cruise and we were lucky to have selected an Active Discovery Cruise. The ship, though one of the oldest in the Avalon fleet, was wonderfully maintained. For the first three days we were puzzling over how old it was, with many guests guessing that it was new! We later learned from the crew that the Luminary would soon be replaced. Our cabin, while small, and the beds ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Great variety of activities in all levels. Not your Grandma's cruise!

Review for Avalon Luminary to Europe - River Cruise

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nurseskier

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We choose this cruise because of Active Discovery option. The Activities offered were varied and included several types of activities. They were interesting and all were of great quality. We are outdoorsy, living in the Mountains of Colorado. The hiking and biking was great. The canoeing was much more fun than anticipated with stand up paddle board option. I do wish there was more availability ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Ship and Shore Exceeded our Expectations

Review for Avalon Luminary to Europe - River Cruise

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JGrahamK

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Our ship, the Avalon Luminary, was beautiful and comfortable. We enjoyed every stop on the Danube cruise, with Budapest being our favorite city. Cesky Krumlov was a gem that we’d love to visit again. Our arrangements for the trip and extra days on either end exceeded our expectations. The onboard accommodations and the activities program were excellent. The port city hotels in Prague and ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Active Discovery is the way to go!

Review for Avalon Luminary to Europe - River Cruise

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ddgenova

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

The ship was beautiful and the staff was great. But what made this river cruise stand out was the active options for the excursions. Guided bike rides and hikes were all great. At some of the ports they could have had more bikes as these tours filled up quickly. One thing I would improve is the wine selection at dinner. I feel they could have provided higher quality wines. And also, it ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Awesome Cruise

Review for Avalon Luminary to Europe - River Cruise

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River Cruising is fun

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

We were interested in the Active Cruise that was offered. We went from Budapest to Linz and added Prague. I'd say overall the cruise was awesome. The food was great, the ship was great, our cabin was nice, comfortable bed, and the crew were great. Also, all of the activities were very well organized. I'd say our only room for improvement was the following: 1) The 2 hour briefings were way ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


As advertised

Review for Avalon Luminary to Europe - River Cruise

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jobtraklite

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

This is a review of the 14 day Avalon cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. We are a 70's couple and the excuse for the cruise was our 50th wedding anniversary, but was actually the fulfillment of the last item on my punch list. The cruises was exactly as described in Avalon's online advertisement. So I will confine this review to a few pleasant surprises, a few negatives, and a ...
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Sail Date: August 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Our first river cruise was a success!!

Review for Avalon Luminary to Europe - All

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cpalmnj

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We picked the Danube because we had never been to Vienna or Budapest and liked the idea of sailing on the river. We picked the 'active' cruise and this was the right decision for us. We love bike tours of cities and this cruise included four bike tours. We loved the wine with all the meals on board and the food was very good. It's also great to meet most of the passengers and crew by the end of ...
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Sail Date: July 2018


Amazing Adventure on Avalon

Review for Avalon Luminary to Europe - River Cruise

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BethanyInKC

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

This was my second cruise with Avalon. I loved the first one (Rhine River) so much I booked this one just a few weeks after getting back! I was interested in the Active Discovery concept, because I wanted a little more than just the standard walking city tour at each stop. I was definitely not disappointed! I absolutely loved the variety of unique excursions (both included and optional) ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


Best family vacation ever!

Review for Avalon Luminary to Europe - All

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Mae-ry

2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

Our family of six, four young adults in their twenties and my husband and I (fifty-somethings), all had a great time on our cruise! There was a wide range of activities, enough to please everyone and keep us all busy (maybe too busy at times...we had to take some breaks!). The food was outstanding, with many choices at every meal. The dining room staff was professional, yet also comfortable and ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Half-Height Windows


Our first river cruise!

Review for Avalon Luminary to Europe - River Cruise

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NCarolinians

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

Avalon was recommended by our travel agent, and we are so glad we took her advice. Everything was done with excellence, and it made our first river cruise and time in Europe most memorable! This was as "active cruise", and lived up to its name! There were always active choices - we hiked, canoed, took bike rides - but these were interspersed with walking and coach tours, sight-seeing and just ...
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Sail Date: July 2018

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony


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