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"A fantastic cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. Avalon Expression was a magnificent, modern and spacious ship. Our cabin on the Royal Deck was cleverly designed and spacious. The queen sized bed was so comfortable..."Read More
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Review for Avalon Expression to Europe - River Cruise

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Europeantraveler1

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We recently returned from our Avalon river cruise from Amsterdam to Basel on the Expression. All four of us are seniors ranging in age from 65-74. Our group wanted to try a short river cruise in order to determine if we would try another, perhaps longer, river cruise. Here are our pros and cons: Pros The cabin (up on the topmost level) was large enough and the bed was very ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony

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2019 Avalon River Cruise

Review for Avalon Expression to Europe - River Cruise

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omawillson

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We took the Avalon Danube River Cruise last year and enjoyed it so much, we decided to take a second Avalon River Cruise. While we enjoyed the Rhine Cruise, we felt the on shore excursions were better on the Danube than the Rhine It seemed there were less attractions/activities on the Rhine vs Danube, which was disappointing Service crew were often stingy with wine service and bread and ...
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Sail Date: August 2019

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Romantic Rhine Cruise 2019

Review for Avalon Expression to Europe - All

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s35flyer

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

First I should say that I did not want to go on this trip and was dragged to the trip. Now let me say it was the best vacation ever and I can’t wait to go back. Everything was perfect, weather not perfect but it was fine as we dressed for it and had planned for it. We went early spring to insure the water levels as the last thing we wanted on our cruise was to be bussed. Liked - food was ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Departure Port: Jost Van Dyke

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Exceeding expectations up the Danube!

Review for Avalon Expression to Europe - All

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The Steeles

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Our cruise was a themed cruise, Beer Enthusiast, and started in Budapest ending in Prague. Our flights, to / from, were arranged through Avalon on Lufthansa. The connections worked out great without a lot of layover time. The transfer to the ship from the airport was very easy. The registration kiosk at the airport provided us with essential information and could not have been any nicer. ...
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Sail Date: November 2018

Departure Port: Fanning Island

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony

1 Helpful Vote


Very pampered

Review for Avalon Expression to Europe - River Cruise

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tacoma82

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

We wanted to experience the Christmas Markets in various cities. Except for the tragedy in Strasbourg, we got our wish. The bus tour to the Black Forest was interesting , but rather long. That was modified from the original due to the changes needed not visit Strasbourg. Meals were excellent with very attentive service. The room was quite nice - we enjoyed the bed facing the river, and the ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Lisbon

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony

2 Helpful Votes


Beautiful ship, lovely river

Review for Avalon Expression to Europe - River Cruise

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HAP83

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Embarkation was easy, and our room was lovely. The shore excursions were more scripted than I usually care for, but for travelers who want to spend less time figuring it out on their own it would be perfect. The service onboard was great. The crew were hilarious, and made you feel like you were with friends even though they were new. They were friendly and helpful. The food onboard was ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Lisbon

Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony

6 Helpful Votes


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