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Cruise Line
Avalon Luminary
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

46

Very Good

8

Average

4

Cruise type

58


nurseskier avatar

nurseskier

1 Review Written

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

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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 ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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hjgoetze

1 Review Written

Our First River Cruise - A Grand Slam

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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JGrahamK

1 Review Written

Ship and Shore Exceeded our Expectations

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 ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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cpalmnj

1 Review Written

Our first river cruise was a success!!

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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BethanyInKC

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Adventure on Avalon

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Mae-ry

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best family vacation ever!

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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jobtraklite

1 Review Written

As advertised

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 ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Charleston SC Traveler

1 Review Written

The Netherlands - Excellent Trip

Good online reviews of Avalon. The cruise itinerary and timing fit out schedule. Land short day trips also fit our desires. The accommodations were excellent as was the guest to crew ratio. Very good food with a ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Blashrun

1 Review Written

Pure Joy

We wanted a river cruise that was active. This definitely fit the bill. This was so relaxing and pleasurable. The food was great and they accommodated my special dietary needs along with my husbands. The entire ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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MJQ

1 Review Written

Active Discovery Danube

We chose this cruise for the active itinerary, and loved all the biking and hiking excursions. It was a great way to see the countryside. Mixed in were great sightseeing excursions in the main cities so there was ...
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Sail Date July 2018


CanadianPaul avatar

CanadianPaul

1 Review Written

Wonderful Active Cruise on the Danube

Was our first river cruise. Chose Avalon because of good reviews, well priced and wanted to see Budapest, Vienna and Prague. Had always heard great things about river cruises and Avalon met all our expectations re ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Hanh and Julie

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

AVALON LUMINARY DESERVES FIVE STARS.

This cruise ship is comfortably medium in size and beautiful. Nancy, The Director of the cruise was outstanding. She was a very good speaker and was extremely well-organized and knowledgeable of the local ports. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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bfbowlby

1 Review Written

Best Vacation

Had the most wonderful vacation aboard the Avalon Luminary. Fantastic ports-of-call. Beautiful boat. We were an the active cruise, and enjoyed the hiking and biking tours. There were only 120 passengers on board ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Sporeju

1 Review Written

Active Discovery Danube River Cruise

The active excursions were very attractive. The two days in Vienna was also attractive. The ship was shabby but the active excursions were GREAT. I was told that the Avalon Luminary is sailing into the sunset ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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lindguine2

1 Review Written

Great river cruise

It travel to a lot of countries and offered trip to London and Paris after the cruise. The ports and shore excursions were very good. The service staff was excellent. The crew were great on embarkation and ...
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Sail Date March 2018


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Tarlady

1 Review Written

First Wonderful View of Netherlands

I was drawn to this cruise advertised as Tulips of Holland. I realized that I knew so very little about this part of Europe and the opportunity to experience more than Amsterdam was intriguing. I am embarrassed to ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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patty ac

1 Review Written

Will sail again!

We wanted to try a river cruise. My brother in law was in Holland 50 years ago as a student and wanted to go back. While this cruise only covered one country it was a wonderful experience. First of all, the ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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PaulWD

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Danube River Cruise!! Highly Recommended

This was our third Avalon river cruise having taken the Seine and Rhine previously. We chose Avalon based on its reputation and recommendations from friends. All three cruises were different but the the quality ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Ktbwall

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First River Boat cruise

Our river cruise on the Luminary was amazing. We embarked in Budapest and were greeted and given our cabins by delightful front desk staff. We had booked the 3rd floor which we are glad we did. Rooms were ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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JGCruisers

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Relaxing, Refreshing Cruise on the Danube!

Originally, we chose this cruise because it was described as an "Active Discovery" vacation that offered us an opportunity to explore the Danube. A broken back during a cruise in 2016 modified our expectations, ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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loridawnbarn

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

It was my first river cruise. I am now sworn off Ocean liners;(

My travel companion had been on 3 other river cruise lines and so this was somewhat of a first for both of us. We were picked up at the airport in Vienna and taken to the intercontinental hotel to store bags and ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Philie J avatar

Philie J

1 Review Written

Informative, educational, and inspiring

We planned to spend our 40th wedding anniversary with close cousins. Unfortunately, one couple had to cancel because of illness. The most enjoyable parts of the cruise were visiting the small villages and ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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roneic

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

1st River Cruise

Everything was perfect from beginning to end! The cruise director was very well organized. The shore excursions were also an added bonus and well timed by the cruise director. The tour buses were fairly new and nice ...
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Sail Date September 2017


Cheryl J avatar

Cheryl J

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

We had a FABULOUS time!

We're new to river-cruising; this cruise was our very first one. We those this cruise both because of its itinerary (down the Danube from Linz to Budapest, with two nights in Vienna), and its activities (e.g. ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Jotradigan

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Budapest to Vienna

Short cruise with Hotel stays at both start and finish. From the time they picked us up at the airport and dropped uus off at the airprort the logistics were excellent. Great hotels, great ship and great excursions. ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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