Avalon Imagery II Cruise Review by lkoster
- Sail Date: August 2017
- Destination: Europe River
- Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with French Balcony
I have seen in another review about how busy the schedule was on their Avalon cruise. I can't really compare, not having been on another line, but my sense is that river cruising is busier than ocean cruising. Most Avalon excursions are included, so I can see if you aren't used to going by 8:30 in the morning and don't want to "miss out", it can seem hectic if you have never been on one. We were on the Romantic Rhine and did have one morning to sleep in and the day spent cruising along the castle route which was very relaxing. I highly recommend the Zurich/Lake Como extension. It was a wonderful relaxing way to end our trip. Do it after the cruise, not at the beginning.
I will provide two suggestions to Avalon: 1) Consider the airfare schedule more when you are including it. We had to leave Lake Como at like 3 am. If a later flight was not possible, it would have been better to offer to have our last night's stay in Milan. 2) If at all possible, look at extending your time at stops. There was never much time for shopping after walking tours.
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