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91 Avalon Waterways Avalon Vista Cruise Reviews


knightgown avatar

knightgown

1 Review Written

Fantastic people working, great food, great scenery

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We wanted to visit Eastern Europe as we heard the scenery was beautiful. We were not disappointed. We felt Avalon Waterways did a great job in every aspect of the trip. It was an opera cruise, and we were not ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Surfs1d3r

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Thoroughly Enjoyable, Relaxing, Entertaining, Educational European Cruise

My wife and I have wanted to do a river cruise for a few years and this one was an outstanding choice. Avalon Waterways is totally dedicated to customer satisfaction, from the beautiful, sparkling clean ship to the ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Jay Stephens

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

I thought I had found a good riverboat cruise line. Now I have. It's Avalon.

I did not take this cruise to london and went west from budapest to amsterdam. it all started in budapest. i arrived one day early, just in case the luggage didn't appear on my british air flight from miami ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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whidbey66

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing Avalon cruise!

Avalon was highly recommended by friends, so we gave it a try...we were NOT disappointed! Our friends gave us some wonderful tips before our travel. We spent two extra days in Budapest and would have liked one ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Ironweed

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Egypt, trip of my life

What are you crazy? That's what everyone said when I told them I booked a cruise down the Nile! Well they were all wrong. This trip was more wonderful than I could have ever expected. Avalon was great! The hotels ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Angela.tapley

1 Review Written

Two contented cruisers!

We chose this cruise,, quite late,.. Having been aboard BlackWatch in June,when it caught fire and we were flown home. We found everything about the Avalon Vista exceeded our expectations , having done a fair ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Bensus

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Gluten Free Meals No Proboem

My friends picked this cruise and invited me to go along. I had always wanted to do a river cruise so I signed up. They chose this one because the single traveler fee was less than other cruise lines and because ...
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Sail Date May 2016


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ZincOxide

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Grand Christmastime Cruise – Westbound (2015)

Sunday, November 29, 2015 Vienna - Had arrived days earlier in Vienna to tour town on our own. Took our luggage to the Intercontinental Hotel (where is was securely stored) until several buses took us to the ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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worldtraveller99

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Excellent Ship, Great Cruise

This was our first river cruise. Surprisingly my husband & I were the only British people on the Xmas market river cruise tour - 80% USA, 20% Australia + some Canadians & NZ and occasional others. Avalon marketing ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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wifemothernana

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Overall poor

Because of low water levels on the Danube, our trip was not up to our expectations. Avalon handled the situation very poorly. We called them before we left for the cruise and we were told that sailings were going ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Maricopac

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

So Disappointed!

Our 11 day Avalon cruise started with three days on land in Prague. Very nice accomodations, great city tour. We met on first night with cruise director, at that time concerned travellers questioned the river ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Redhatchick

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Simply Fabulous

We had seen so many advertisements and promos for the European River Cruises our expectations were set really high and I have to say that our cruise on the Vista certainly delivered on all fronts. We joined the ...
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Sail Date August 2015


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Juliana M

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Vienna to the Black Sea

Having tired of Ocean cruising we turned to River cruising and enviously viewed the large luxury ships on the river, after more than a dozen most enjoyable trips, we decided for a change that a luxury river cruise ...
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Sail Date April 2015


Carol Jay avatar

Carol Jay

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

We couldn't have been more pleased

This was our first cruise with Avalon and we were absolutely delighted with every aspect of our experience with them. The ship was tastefully decorated; the lounge was spacious; the exercise facilities were more ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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perkyblue

5 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Do it for the itinerary -- but skip the cuckoo store.

I lived in Germany for 3 years when I was younger and have been dying to go back to the German Christmas markets ever since. A Christmas market river cruise has been on my bucket list for years, so I was thrilled ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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Hoyaheel

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Avalon Vista, Dec 5-14, 2014 Nuremberg to Basel Christmas Markets

Cabin 213, husband & wife sharing Bottom line for me– the cruise was great but I’m not a river cruiser. River cruises are more expensive than ocean cruises in general because they are small (numbers of ...
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Sail Date December 2014


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SoCal Cruise Critic User

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

River Cruising the Danube plus Prague - Great Itinerary

Overall • Very nice trip with few negatives. • Many interesting sites and photo ops • Avalon cruise was very good – excellent facilities and very good service, several very good tours, but fair ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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Mr Grumpy

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

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Avalon Vista Review

Avalon Vista River Cruise “Magnificent Europe” (East Bound) Amsterdam to Budapest Aug 20 - Sep 3, 2014 Although my wife and I have been on five ocean cruises, this was our first river cruise. Based upon the ...
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Sail Date August 2014


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Meadbh

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Expectations exceeded!

I recently completed a 12 day vacation with Avalon, consisting of two nights in Budapest at the Intercontinental Hotel, one week on the Avalon Vista cruising up the Danube and the Main-Danube Canal, and three nights ...
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Sail Date April 2014


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mincedwords

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fantastic Vistas of the Danube on the Lovely Avalon Vista

Just got back from an autumn cruise along the Danube from Budapest to Passau - what an unforgettable experience! As a solo traveler, I wasn't sure what to expect, but I loved every minute of it. The Avalon Vista's ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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kice50@gmail.com

1 Review Written

Beautiful Trip Down the Danube

We didn't know what to expect for October 19-27 on the Danube but we lucked out and the fall colors were at their peak and absolutely stunning! The weather was in the 60s all week, too. I know no one has control of ...
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Sail Date October 2013


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sailingmickey

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Loved Every Minute!

This was our first river boat cruise. We chose Avalon because they were recommended by friends and we were not disappointed. Not having been on any other river boat, I do not have any comparison but I will say the ...
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Sail Date March 2013


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Drdisk

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Beware of River Cruises

Last spring, my wife and I took a 15 day River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary. We booked the cruise through our travel agent  choosing Avalon based on their strong ...
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Sail Date May 2013


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bobandjo

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

WOW!

Our first cruise of any type was on the Avalon Vista's Amsterdam - Budapest June 23 - July 7 sailing. In a word - wow! Far exceeded our expectations. We were in one of their suites, mid-level near the stern of the ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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the english lady

2 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Our First River Cruise

First river cruise so instead of being careful and picking a short one, we went straight in with a 2 week one, from Amsterdam to Budapest. We were very very lucky to be in one of the 2 royal suites on this boat. ...
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Sail Date April 2013


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