This was our first river cruise. We didn't know what to expect. Now after experiencing the cruise down the Rhine our expectations are high. Avalon and the crew of the Felicity far exceeded our dreams. We loved the relaxed atmosphere, the attentive service of the crew and the ability to make friends with fellow passengers and knew the crew members by name.
The shore tours were great. We appreciated the smaller tour groups--usually about twenty in a group. We noticed that our groups were usually smaller than the groups from other cruise companies. The guides were good. We really felt that we were able to experience a slice of Europe.
The accommodations on the Felicity were very good. Our stateroom was relatively roomy abd comfortable. We loved the floor to ceiling sliding windows.
Fantastic! Comfortable. Loved the floor to ceiling windows that could be opened and allow the room to become a balcony.
We had a very knowledgeable guide, the information was fascinating and the beer and chocolate were delicious.