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Avalon Panorama Cruise Review
5.0 / 5.0
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Danube Family Cruise

Avalon Panorama Cruise Review by BoilerGreg

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2015
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony

Our family had a fantastic cruise down the Danube in late June / early July. The entire staff of the Avalon Panorama was great. We have highly recommend Avalon to many of our friends who are thinking of maybe taking a cruise. Enjoyed meeting other people from all over the world on the cruise. The staff was very helpful as the service was outstanding. The staff show on the last night was fantastic. Janos Horvath, our cruise director was excellent as he took the time with all the passengers to make them comfortable.

Started in Nuremberg, then Regensburg, on to Passau, took side trip to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, then re-joined the boat at Linz, stopped at the Melk Abbey, viewed the fantastic Wachau Valley, into Vienna, toured downtown Vienna at night, took the side trip to the Schonbrunn Imperial Palace. Enjoyed the Farewell Gala Dinner on the last night on the Panorama with the staff show. Enjoyed walking in downtown Budapest and seeing Castle Buda.

My wife's grandparents emigrated from Hungary before WW I, so the trip had family history implications. Enjoyed the great Hungarian meals in Budapest. All of the on-shore excursions had great guides to explain the local history of the cities and sites that we visited.

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Cabin Review

Panorama Suite with French Balcony
Cabin A 213

Excellent, the bed and sleeping was great.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


Rained the first day, but still had a great time. The visit to the Nazi rally grounds was cancelled.


Excellent, took care of my wife with a wheel chair at the palace.


Enjoyed the entire cruise experience. Having a Hungarian dinner in Budapest was excellent, but did not compare the wife's Hungarian cooking. She was/is still an excellent cook.


Enjoyed the castle district as we were able to purchase some gifts for home.

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