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Avalon Waterways Avalon Vista Cruise Reviews

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Most amazing vacation in years
"This is the way to travel. Everything taken care of, great friendly and hard working staff. Amazing crew guiding the ship, excellent tour director and unbelievable chef. Food so good it could have been a foody..."Read More
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streck

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Bucket List

Review for Avalon Vista to Europe - River Cruise

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Callyfrog

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

It was a chance to see several places within a short amount of time in places I have always wanted to visit. Also, I wanted a short (7days) trip to try out river cruising to see if it was a travel method that I would enjoy. I was impressed on all counts. The stops along the river gave you a good sample of the area. The ship was amazing from well appointed, clean, comfortable rooms, amazing ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Great 60th anniversary

Review for Avalon Vista to Europe - River Cruise

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Ricokat

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

It sounded like a great idea to Cruise the Rhine and we added 3 nights in Zurich to the end. Our room was excellent but the true stars were the staff. There was not one who didn’t go out of they’re way to provide us with a great experience. With only 168 guests we had a chance to meet just about all of them. The food was fantastic with a lot of choices. We had to skip some of the excursions as ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window


Special Diets & Excursions

Review for Avalon Vista to Europe - River Cruise

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dpehan

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I eat Gluten Free for medical reasons and the Chef and his entire staff were very accommodating. This was very appreciated and I had a great dining experience. The dinner menu was marked with all the available gluten free items along with separate choices if these weren't to my liking. I had no trouble choosing from the menu each night. Breakfast and lunch offered enough choices that were ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window


Romantic Rhine Cruise

Review for Avalon Vista to Europe - All

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Geoffcw1

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

Arrived in Amsterdam a day early to walk around and adjust to the time change. That worked well, but not enough time to do Amsterdam justice. The cruise far exceeded our expectations. The cabin was comfortable and always clean, the cabin arrangement was great and you could wake up in the morning a watch the country-side go by. The staff was always looking to help, whether answering questions, ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Most amazing vacation in years

Review for Avalon Vista to Europe - River Cruise

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streck

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

This is the way to travel. Everything taken care of, great friendly and hard working staff. Amazing crew guiding the ship, excellent tour director and unbelievable chef. Food so good it could have been a foody cruise. Very good selection of stops and gorgeous scenery. The Vista is a beautiful and clean ship that was a pleasure to be aboard. We are sold on this as as a way to discover a ...
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Sail Date: July 2019


Romantic Rhine Southbound

Review for Avalon Vista to Europe - River Cruise

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z39bounder

First Time Cruiser

Age 70s

The ship it was built in 2012 and it still looked brand new, our cabin was spacious and well equipped. We arrived on 12 July 2019 and checked into the Movenpick Hotel, Amsterdam City Center, the next morning to Breakfast and finally closed up all our bags ready to board the Avalon Vista to get settled. We had breakfast and prep for our Amsterdam Canal Cruse plus a walking tour, every day there ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window

Traveled with disabled person


First River Cruise -- but probably not our last

Review for Avalon Vista to Europe - River Cruise

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DianePrentice

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

As strange as it sounds, this cruise was actually a late addition to our European trip. We had booked an ocean cruise that started and ended in Amsterdam last year and, since the cost of the flight from Canada was significant, we allowed ourselves some extra time (two weeks plus) in Europe beforehand to see and do other things. We had previously considered a river cruise and the Rhine ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


Tulip Time Cruise

Review for Avalon Vista to Europe - River Cruise

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tonyg11

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

We wanted to visit Amsterdam and try a river cruise. The room on the ship were spacious,' comfortable and clean. The crew and staff were very helpful and friendly. The highlights were Keuknhof Gardens and spending a day in Bruges. The entertainment on the ship was good and the local guides for the excursions off the ship were excellent. The only negative was the food, sometimes it was cold and 2 ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Tulip Time Cruise

Review for Avalon Vista to Europe - River Cruise

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foodpolice

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

We wanted a quick short get away and cruise on a river that we've never been on. The Avalon Vista has a capacity of 164 passengers & is 7 years young. It appeared well kept, was very clean & comfortable. The buffet breakfast & lunch, along with the sit down dinner was varied & very good. As this was Avalons first sailing of the season, we were able to check into our rooms upon embarkation. ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony


Netherland Tulips March 2019

Review for Avalon Vista to Europe - River Cruise

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ckm48

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Globus Friends & Family opportunity. Spring was a perfect time for our 1st river cruise. The Avalon Vista was very, very nice. The itinerary was wonderful starting & ending in Amsterdam so we stayed a few extra days both before & after the cruise. The private organ recital in Willemstad was exceptional. Being behind the Delta Pan Barrage with a local quide was so educational. Every guide was ...
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Sail Date: March 2019

Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with Window


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