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Hi All, Excellent vacation. We flew into Bucharest from ATL. All went like an advert for Delta/KLM. Stayed a few nights at http://scalaboutiquehotel.ro/ Highly recommended - excellent service, royal breakfast, good location. Enjoyed the sights and sounds of Bucharest. Cabs are verrrry cheap. Arrived at the meeting place at noon, as ordered. Hung around until 2:30. Transfer by bus to the boat went very well. Our stay on the Avalon Passion was very, very nice. Room 217 on Sapphire deck. Little noise. Little vibration. Crew was superb. Entertainment was as expected. Food ranged from "very good" to "excellent". Our CD - Ms Adrienne - did a great job. Included excursions ranged from "OK" to "Quite Good". I think that this is a matter of taste. Some people like to tour ruined castles perched high on a hill, others don't. At one point, there was a medical emergency. It was handled most efficiently and professionally. The captain expressed sympathy and concern for the family and friends in a short ceremony. A counselor was sent by Avalon for those who might need the help. We did not go on to Vienna, but left the ship in Bratislava. Stayed at the Radisson Blu Carleton. - Quite a nice stay. Interesting city. Well worth a visit. Took https://www.blacklane.com/en/limousine-service-bratislava to VIE, and flew home via AMS. Did not go as well as expected. Plane to AMS was late. Distance between disembark and reembark was long. KLM agents were about as helpful as AirFrance. Anyway, we got home. River cruising is an excellent alternative to ocean cruising, and Can be much better than a motor trip. Ira

A Great Way to Fly

Avalon Passion Cruise Review by I_r_a

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2016
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony
Hi All,

Excellent vacation.

We flew into Bucharest from ATL. All went like an advert for Delta/KLM.

Stayed a few nights at http://scalaboutiquehotel.ro/

Highly recommended - excellent service, royal breakfast, good location.

Enjoyed the sights and sounds of Bucharest. Cabs are verrrry cheap.

Arrived at the meeting place at noon, as ordered. Hung around until 2:30. Transfer by bus to the boat went very well.

Our stay on the Avalon Passion was very, very nice. Room 217 on Sapphire deck. Little noise. Little vibration.

Crew was superb. Entertainment was as expected.

Food ranged from "very good" to "excellent".

Our CD - Ms Adrienne - did a great job.

Included excursions ranged from "OK" to "Quite Good". I think that this is a matter of taste. Some people like to tour ruined castles perched high on a hill, others don't.

At one point, there was a medical emergency. It was handled most efficiently and professionally.

The captain expressed sympathy and concern for the family and friends in a short ceremony. A counselor was sent by Avalon for those who might need the help.

We did not go on to Vienna, but left the ship in Bratislava.

Stayed at the Radisson Blu Carleton. - Quite a nice stay.

Interesting city. Well worth a visit.

Took https://www.blacklane.com/en/limousine-service-bratislava to VIE, and flew home via AMS.

Did not go as well as expected. Plane to AMS was late. Distance between disembark and reembark was long. KLM agents were about as helpful as AirFrance.

Anyway, we got home.

River cruising is an excellent alternative to ocean cruising, and Can be much better than a motor trip.

Ira
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Panorama Suite with French Balcony
Cabin B 217
Large Comfy Nice views
Lady Wife would have liked more shelf space in the WC
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