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Avalon Tranquility II Cruise Review
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Beautiful ship, pure luxury and superior service!

Avalon Tranquility II Cruise Review by teacherjudy

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Aug 2016
  • Destination: Europe River

Our travel agent selected it for us. She liked the company.

We sailed on the most beautiful, new ship, the Tranquility II. Every detail was sparkling and clean. The ship was beautifully appointed and there was attention to every detail. From candies on the front desk to refreshing face towels and juice to greet us upon our return to the ship from an excursion.

The meals were course after course of appealing and country-oriented flavors. Breakfasts included made-to-order eggs and omelettes, lunches were also buffet style and offered a huge array of meats, cheeses, vegetables, and breads. Dinners were multiple courses with plenty of options.

The wait staff were efficient and friendly, quick to refill our wines and sodas, and eager to get something special for us if it was our wish.

We were always treated by the captain when we returned from an excursion. The organization of all 122 passengers was smooth and friendly. With a group of this size, it was easy to meet people more than once and actually refer to them as friends.

Best experience EVER! Why would anyone want to go on a traveling city of thousands when there is this amazing, personable experience available?

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We had a queen sized bed with a comfortable pillow-top mattress. Our bed faced the panoramic window. We had a beautiful blooming orchid, fresh bottled water, and turn-down service each day. I felt like royalty!

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