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Avalon Waterways Avalon Artistry II Cruise Reviews

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EXCELLENT!
"Friends of ours asked if we would like to go on a river cruise with them. Having never been on one, and not a fan of being on a ship with thousands of people, I was a little hesitant. However, when I found how many..."Read More
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EXCELLENT!

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rnevrly
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Friends of ours asked if we would like to go on a river cruise with them. Having never been on one, and not a fan of being on a ship with thousands of people, I was a little hesitant. However, when I found how many we would be cruising with on this ship, I said yes....and I'm glad I did. The staff was amazing. The minute we arrived, even before stepping on the ship, the staff made us feel special. ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Amsterdam Cologne Vienna Budapest

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Tootyizac
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We chose this cruise because it covered a lot of Europe and we liked the 14 day length of the cruise. We also liked the idea of having one room for the entire trip as opposed to bus touring where you have multiple hotel rooms. When we arrived, a crew member met us as soon as we exited our cab. She insisted on taking our bags. That was the beginning of a wonderful (first experience) river cruise. ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


Excellent value and exceptional service from staff to tour director Tony!!!

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Azpattio
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Have used Avalon Waterways on previous trips. This was by far a dream cruise! Beautiful ship....to excellent staff! Easy access to all ports....Carrier buses were excellent. The food was just outstanding and delicious. Embarkation and disembarking went extremely well and very organized. Service staff was always helpful and willing to serve. I would use Avalon Waterways again and have ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


BEWARE! Slick advertising, but reality far different...

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gsavadov
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

My wife and her elderly parents booked Avalon Waterways Blue Danube Discovery Cruise. This was intended to be a "trip of a lifetime" for my 88-year-old mother-in-law. My father-in-law, who is 90, had been saving for years to make her dream a reality. Despite spending nearly $8,500, this dream, was instead a nightmare. While they were still healthy enough to participate in such an adventure, my ...
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Sail Date: August 2019


The Rhine and Moselle Northbound WZRA 90611

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drcarol
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

I had experienced three other Avalon Cruises and thoroughly enjoyed every one. I'm hooked! The ship, room, service, food, entertainment, excursions, and crew were all exceptional! Cruise Director, Maria Pascual, made it the best cruise yet! She accommodated the needs and wishes of everyone with her beautiful smile and "will do" attitude! Every excursion was outstanding! Ayu and Monika were ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


Extraordinarily Superior

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YukonO2
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

This cruise along the Rhine and Moselle Rivers was spectacular! The food was phenomenal. So much to choose from. Buffet style for breakfast and lunch. A menu for dinner. Excursion choices were great. Port of calls were great. So many new places to explore. We went north, starting in Switzerland and ending in Amsterdam. Maria was our social director. Very knowledgeable! She helped my husband out ...
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Sail Date: June 2019


We hit a Home Run with Avalon!

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Chinook06
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We did a lot of homework before choosing Avalon Waterways. We read reviews of a number of different companies offering river cruises in Europe, and Avalon came out the clear winner. As first time river cruise folks we had no idea what to expect. Our first day on the boat set the tone for the next twelve days. Were were greeted, pampered, fed, and treated like royalty in every respect throughout ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Cabin Type: Royal Suite with French Balcony


Perfect Rhine/Mosel river cruise cut a bit short

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carolina husker
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Our third river cruise on Avalon. First two went so well, we didn't want to risk another line. Again, we were not disappointed. Avalon is very consistent with their ships, policies, activities, excursions, meal service, etc. We knew what to expect. With a few exceptions, everything was well organized, including the ship repositioning and busing resulting from low water levels on the Rhine. ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Loved all of it.

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Muffin68
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

Had a very good time. Loved all the places we stopped and everything I saw. The tours were well planned and really liked the use of the receivers. You could walk at your own pace and still hear everything the guide was saying. Our tour director Vlad was great. His talks the night before the ports were very helpful and having a map of each stop was valuable. The food was fantastic and never had a ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony


Most Enjoyable Cruise

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mamabull
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

My husband and I tool our first river cruise with Avalon because it was highly recommended by friends.The cruise director, Vlad, and his staff were outstanding. They were accommodating and very attentive. The entire ship was very clean and well appointed with flowers. Each room had beautiful orchid plants. The entertainment was pretty amazing and of high quality. Most ...
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Sail Date: September 2018

Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window


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