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Avalon Vista
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91 Avalon Waterways Avalon Vista Cruise Reviews


Donnaanderson avatar

Donnaanderson

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous cruise; top quality ship; excellent crew; 5 Star meal; see max Europe

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Our travel agent recommended this cruise which most closely matched our desires and price range. It was very high quality (we got to compare when we walked thru others that double docked with us in ports), the crew ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Packerfan57

1 Review Written

Spring Eastbound Rhine, Main, Danube

First river cruise, wanted to experience the smaller ship, more intimate setting and the smaller ports than ocean cruises. Overall, Avalon was a wonderful cruise line, great caring and friendly staff, very good ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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florestan

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Tulip Time Cruise

We considered several cruise lines when preparing to book this trip through our travel agent. And we chose Avalon Waterways for several reasons. First of all, we really like the large 3-panel window which contains ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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MrTripper

1 Review Written

Tulip Time does not disappoint

Chosen because I knew my wife would love the flowers, our first Dutch trip exceeded our expectations. Aboard the Avalon Vista in our port side A type cabin, we could not have been more comfortable. The ship staff ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Robins21

1 Review Written

Christmas Markets on the Danube

This was our first river cruise. We have been on multiple ocean cruises and have heard great things about river cruising. We chose this cruise as Christmas is my favorite time of year and I love decorating at home. ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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TandDS

1 Review Written

If you enjoy Christmas markets and decorations.....

This Christmas Markets tour was exactly what we were looking for. It was cold, but we were prepared for that. Walking, enjoying the cities and towns decorated beautifully. The Christmas markets were full of food ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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halmekeel

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Christmas on the Danube

We wanted to enjoy the Christmas markets, and the idea of a river cruise really appealed. Sights and smells at the Christmas markets were amazing. Be sure to try the Gluhwein --with or without alcohol. The ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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Memaw Holly

1 Review Written

Getting in the Christmas spirit!

We initially chose this cruise for the excellent pricing. This was our first river cruise but had done numerous ocean cruises. We loved the more intimate atmosphere of the smaller boat. We appreciated the way the ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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ldaugherty

1 Review Written

Exceeded Expectations

Christmas Markets recommended by friends. First river cruise, will not be our last. Every aspect of the cruise could not have been better. Ship was great, cabin was very nice, plenty of room and lay out of the bed ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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MJMorgan3r

2 Reviews Written

Christmas Market on the Danube

We wanted to do a Christmas Market cruise and chose the one on the Danube so that we could visit Vienna. We had a great time. Prior to embarking we spent time in Prague exploring the city. Our ship was decorated ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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yagrooke

1 Review Written

Discovery for wine lovers along the Danube

My husband and I choose this river cruise because it is more intimate than an ocean cruise! Ship and crew were absolutely amazing, friendly, fun and helpful. Cruise director Nancy ran an extremely well organized ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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birthdaygal

4 Reviews Written

23 Helpful Votes

Spectacular cruise director Nancy! Great Trip! Great ship! Great itinerary!

Second sailing with Avalon and it lived up to the first. I LOVE Avalon and the way they take care of you. Great food, plenty of wine, wonderful cabin and bathroom, and the best cruise directors ever! We sailed ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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rick.lubecki

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wine Tasting on the Danube

My brother took care of the booking. He did much research on the Tour line as to cost, time of year and experiences offered and the decision to go with Avalon was made. As far as my wife and I are concerned it was ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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gosomewhereanywhere

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Christmas Market Cruise

We recently went on a river cruise, Christmas Markets, Danube, Vienna - Prague with Avalon Cruises on board the VISTA For those of you who do like gushing or glowing reports, you are excused. ...
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Sail Date December 2017


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John Schubbe

1 Review Written

Nice Ship, Wonderful Cruise Director.Adrienne

Our Parents have done this cruise and recommended it. Adrienne the cruise director was delightful and well educated.The ship was clean and staff was nice.All of the excursions were nice, and were as described.Easy ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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edwardjr

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Wonderful trip

We had a wonderful experience. The hotel in Budapest was very nice. The food was great. The ship was great. The staff was very pleasant. The food on the ship was great. The shore excursions were informative ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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dick veale

1 Review Written

Up the Danube from Budapest to Nuremberg

We wanted a French Balcony and the other cruise lines were fully booked, so we lucked out when a room of our choice was available with Avalon Cruises. Our room was so above our expectations, as it was so ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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KathyBee17

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Trip of a Lifetime

A European river cruise was on my bucket list for a long time. My ancestors are from The Netherlands so I loved that I could start in Amsterdam (where I spent a couple extra days before the ship departed). Most of ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Linda74

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fabulous from start to finish!!!

We had never been on a river cruise and are so glad we chose this ship. The ship was beautiful, immaculate and so well laid out. Meals were truly outstanding. Restaurant quality for sure! Wonderful wines and ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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uncle paul

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Magnificent and outstanding experience for our first river cruise!

We chose this cruise since it visited an area of Europe that is rarely visited, the Balkans. I had done all this area several times, but a long time ago. Most of it was new for my wife. Two dear friends accompanied ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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j pender

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The right pace, delicious food and top notch service!

A friend that is a travel agent alerted my husband and me to a deal. Boy are we glad we took it! This was our first time cruising and because of the ship size and helpful staff it was really easy to find everything ...
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Sail Date November 2016


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areta

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wonderful - again!

My husband and I have been on Avalon several times already. Organization should be their middle name. They have excellent Directors, staff and accommodations. Pre and post hotels are always top of the line and ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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anythingwilldo

1 Review Written

Met All of My Expectations

This was a very good value vacation with hotel nights in Budapest and Prague included , full breakfasts and tours in those cities. The ship was lovely as was our cabin. The meals were delicious and beautifully ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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JDWRIGHT55

1 Review Written

Much more included than on an ocean cruise

My trip on Avalon Vista was a dream come true. I have sailed on dozens of ocean cruises, but this was my first river cruise. I was amazed at how many things were complimentary. Free excursions in every port - ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Michelelabelle

4 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Cruise with Avalon

This was our first river cruise, and it was outstanding. Above all, everything was exceptionally well organized, we were mightily impressed. Our cabin was very comfortable and well appointed. The tours were all ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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