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Avalon Illumination Review

4.0 / 5.0
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60 reviews

Everything and more than we could have expected from our first river cruise.

Review for Avalon Illumination to Europe River
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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Oct 2016
Cabin: Panorama Suite with French Balcony

~ Avalon Illumination 2016 ~

Dear friends I hope to entertain you with this rhyming illustration

Of our experience on board the good ship Avalon ‘Illumination’

Cabin Review

Panorama Suite with French Balcony

Cabin P

I could not fault the cabin or the way it was laid out. Having the sliding glass doors (Juliet style balcony) is a great idea as then you don't lose any space in the cabin when the balcony is not in use. Bed extremely comfortable. I slept well every single night. Ensuite excellent with really good shower and plenty of hot water. Airline type flush on the W.C. was very efficient. Towels must have been changed at least 3 times per day. In the cabin itself whisper quiet air conditioning or heating with easy to use controls. Safe in the wardrobe again easy to use. Room under the bed for storage. All first rate (and I'm very hard to please!)

Port Reviews


Lovely town and again a good walking tour


Very good but no thanks to the guide on the Nazi rally grounds tour. She seemed way out of her depth and was not able to answer several questions asked about factual events regarding what the tour was about. The tour was provided as part of the cruise but had I been paying I would have asked for a refund.


Another very good walking tour here



Durnstein (Krems)



Another very good walking tour and visit to the castle

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