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Avalon Waterways Avalon Panorama Cruise Reviews

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Well planned excursions, good food, superb service & great scenery on Avalon Panorama
"After dinner, recorded music was played in the upstairs Lounge and there was plenty of space & seating for all to enjoy a drink there with new friends.Its a 4 course affair, so plenty of time to socialize with your fellow passengers, we made friends with US, Canadian, Australian & UK guests...."Read More
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Well planned excursions, good food, superb service & great scenery on Avalon Panorama

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10+ Cruises • Age 50s

We chose Avalon Panorama for our first ever river cruise. We flew from the UK to Basel, stayed the night before in St Louis & joined the ship next day. The staff were super friendly & within a few minutes of arriving we were told our cabin was ready for us. We unpacked & quickly returned for the lunch being served in the upstairs lounge. We had a very tasty lasagne, a vegetarian rice dish was ...
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Sail Date: October 2022


First time River Cruisers

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goodvino808
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

My Wife and I wanted to escape the USA with the backside of COVID and have the opportunity to try something totally different. After doing hours and hours of research we landed on a River cruise aboard the Panorama by Avalon. We had through a travel agent booked a week cruise from Amsterdam to Basel CH for 7 nights. First impression was the crew was very welcoming and excited to have us ...
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Sail Date: October 2021

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Would definitely consider cruising the Danube with Avalon based on our great exp

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luipers1
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

Our family decided that this was a very different way for us to spend the Christmas Holiday and we had never been on a river cruise before. We have been to Europe with Globus tours and were very happy with their services then and they lived up to our expectations again. The crew was absolutely wonderful. We have a family member with a gluten issue and the dining staff was at her side each night ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Christmas Markets on the Rhine

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MJMorgan3r
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We enjoyed the Avalon Romantic Rhine Cruise for our anniversary four year ago and tried the Christmas Market cruise on the Danube two years ago. We enjoyed both so much we did the Avalon Rhine Christmas Market cruise in December 2019. The ship itself is beautiful. The crew was very professional and nice. We reserve the same cabin category on each cruise so we know what we are getting and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Amsterdam-Basel - Avalon are functional, but AMA are fun!

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kentcouple65
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We had a wonderful time with Ama Waterways for my wife's 50th. birthday going from Budapest to Nuremberg, so thought we would try a river cruise again, this time with Avalon Waterways for her 60th. from Amsterdam to Basel. The best thing about this cruise was the food - when we travelled with AMA previously, the food was somewhat bland, but, other than the last night when presumably the chef ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Pleasant Avalon Cruise, But More Expensive Than Its Worth

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Forest Beach
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

Our Avalon Rhine River cruise from Basel to Amsterdam was taken in late October 2019. The cruise was pleasant with no real negatives, but also without any exceptional experiences or excursions. The cruise is marketed as an 8 day cruise, but there are 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners included, so its a 7 day cruise at best. The last 24 hours are spent docked in Amsterdam, so you are ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


LOVED EVERY MINUTE!!

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GMLoman
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

A European river cruise has been on the bucket list for years and we (7 family members) finally made IT happen! Several of us have taken numerous ocean cruises in the past and enjoyed them so we have something to compare this cruise to. Without a doubt, our Avalon Panorama cruise was special! Everything was so well-organized and the ease of shore excursions (without lengthy queuing) was so ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Active Discovery Cruise Down the Rhine From Amsterdam to Mainz

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FBecker
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This was our first river cruise.  We have taken cruises before on Oceania (London to Copenhagen), Royal Caribbean (Caribbean), Disney (3- Day), Celebrity (3 - Day), and  Norwegian (Alaska).   Embarkation and debarkation was very easy - even though we had not booked the Movenpick through Avalon, the man in charge of the concierge desk had our luggage delivered to the ship.  Embarkation and ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Service could have been better

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Jbrook05
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

The active cruise interested us as we are both avid walkers and enjoy biking and hiking. We were disappointed in the Avalon service compared to our experience on a Uniworld River Cruise on the Danube River. We enjoyed the option of the flexible dining that Avalon Cruise provided, but found the food being removed an hour earlier than advertised e.g. 8:00 PM instead of 9 PM. Then when we tried to go ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Great cruise, but not enough to be solely repeat customer

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CTJr
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose a river cruise as it would be a first for us and I had gotten seasick on the one and only time we went on an ocean cruise. We chose the Rhine river cruise due to the start/end cities and length of cruise. I looked at several cruise lines until it came down to two- Avalon and AmaWaterways. Chose Avalon due to schedule/direction. With the intimacy of small boats and smooth sailing on ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


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