Next Time we will go with the competition: Avalon Vista Cruise Review by Judgerick
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Next Time we will go with the competition
Destination: Europe - River Cruise
Although it may be conventional , I found the gratuities policy ( giving us envelopes and telling us exacly how much to tip everone including the cruise director ) offensive and we ignored it . We tipped those that provided us good service ( NOT the cruise director ) . More We spent the same amount of money ( a bit more actually ) but giving it ,in cash , directly to those who deserved it .
Our fellow passengers were suprising old . We expected that to some degree but at age 65 I didn't expect to be one of the youngest onboard .
River cruising is nice but it is not a good way to see a place . You spend too little time on shore and you seem cutoff from local people and experiences .
Avalon seemed too interested in getting extra money out of us at every opportunity given we were sold this cruise as "all inclusive " .
We will probably do it again but I doubt if we will use Avalon Less
Wonderful voyage to the Douro ...
Great Service, Meals and Atten...
Fabulous from start to finish!...
The right pace, delicious food...
Met All of My Expectations