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72 Avalon Waterways Avalon Vista Cruise Reviews


Callyfrog avatar

Callyfrog

1 Review Written

Bucket List

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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 ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Geoffcw1

1 Review Written

Romantic Rhine Cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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DianePrentice

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First River Cruise -- but probably not our last

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 ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Salena

1 Review Written

Europe In October Is Magnificent

My husband and I traveled with another couple for our first European River Cruise. I’d been wanting to do one of these cruises for years, so when the opportunity came up to go with our friends we jumped on it. ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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ckm48

1 Review Written

Netherland Tulips March 2019

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 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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sunbug006

1 Review Written

Very enjoyable

The cabins are clean and spacious for a river boat. We had a problem with dinner and the service of one crew member in particular, but the Cruise Director and dining manager went way above and beyond to make it ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Donna Klie

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing Christmas Market Cruise on the Avalon Vista!

I chose this cruise as I have always loved Christmas markets and have German heritage. My sister and I did this cruise together for a milestone birthday. We spent a few days exploring the glorious city of Vienna, ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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GRBob

1 Review Written

Maybe our best vacation ever!?

We were interested in trying a river cruise because several of our friends had enjoyed them. Our travel agent recommended Avalon--highly!! And this particular tour included a number of places we had not visited on ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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plruffo

1 Review Written

October cruise from Prague to Budapest

This was our first river cruise and based on our experience, certainly not the last. Despite record low river levels at both ends of our trip that required more motorcoach time, Avalon went above and beyond to make ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Steertire

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best cruise with the best people

This cruise went along the waterways that my wife and I really wanted to travel on. From the time we checked in, the staff was friendly, professional, and provided attention to detail. All of our needs were met and ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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scubagear2018

1 Review Written

Our First River Cruise - Much More Then Expected - Not a Beer Cruise

What a marvelous start, all of the crew treated us as long term good friends, right from the Captain to the room staff. Our Cruise Director Ms. Barbara Bocz proved to be the number one person to handle all requests ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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David1000

1 Review Written

14 Night Magnificent Europe - Eastbound

Our travel agent recommended Avalon Cruise Lines, as we had no previous cruise experience. our on board cruise director, Mauro, was the best and completely engaged. All the various shore excursions were well ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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bspgm56

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Cruise Danube through UNESCO Heritage Areas Westbound

I selected this cruise because I wanted to experience a river cruise. I had never been on the Danube, and the towns and the cities on this voyage seemed that they were going to be historic and beautiful. We were ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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NickerDL

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Prague, Vienna, Budapest

We chose the Avalon Waterways version of this Danube River Cruise, because it included a 3-night pre-trip extension in Prague (#1 on my wife's bucket list). We stayed in the Prague Hilton for 3 nights, had several ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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R2Park

1 Review Written

Fabulous cruise, great tour guides, interesting places, fantastic staff!

We heard this Danube river cruise is the best in East Europe because it courses through agrarian countrysides, includes tours of interesting towns and has a special East-Euro feel due to the crew also coming from ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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uglybrutus

1 Review Written

Trip of a lifetime!

We thoroughly enjoyed our first Avalon cruise. We traveled on the Danube aboard the Avalon Vista. The staff on board and our cruise director Nico made this an exceptional vacation. We chose a cabin with a ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Lizagan

1 Review Written

Relaxing, informative, exploration of Europe

This was our first river cruise, but it won't be our last. We were busy every day and the tour guides at each port were fabulous. Our Cruise director, Maria, was amazing. She made everyone feel welcome and handled ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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kjwick

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loved the cruise, but too many locks.

Overall I really enjoyed my cruise. The service on the ship was excellent, the staff is extremely well trained and went out of their way to make the cruise as smooth and enjoyable as possible. I also really ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Donnaanderson

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

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

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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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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