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Avalon did an outstanding job of making sure we were comfortable and well-fed on the ship. The service was impeccable, and cheerful waitstaff and housekeepers made us feel welcome every day. Food was 5-star....delicious, plentiful, and well-presented. Home-baked goods and desserts were great, and the food was always hot. One complaint was the long bus rides to the excursions. We spent many hours on the bus, which couldn't be avoided, given the itinerary. We also were taken to several "very touristy" locations (wine-tasting, music-box factory, for example.) I would have preferred to have had the time to wander thru the towns or shop. The organizational skills of our tour director, Katy, were phenomenal. Everything seemed to be seamless, including disembarkation. I will go again, but will research the distances between the river and the points of interest. As an aside: late October is very cold and damp in this part of Europe!

October on the Rhine

Avalon Tranquility II Cruise Review by SandyNH

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2017
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window
Avalon did an outstanding job of making sure we were comfortable and well-fed on the ship. The service was impeccable, and cheerful waitstaff and housekeepers made us feel welcome every day. Food was 5-star....delicious, plentiful, and well-presented. Home-baked goods and desserts were great, and the food was always hot.

One complaint was the long bus rides to the excursions. We spent many hours on the bus, which couldn't be avoided, given the itinerary. We also were taken to several "very touristy" locations (wine-tasting, music-box factory, for example.) I would have preferred to have had the time to wander thru the towns or shop.

The organizational skills of our tour director, Katy, were phenomenal. Everything seemed to be seamless, including disembarkation.

I will go again, but will research the distances between the river and the points of interest.

As an aside: late October is very cold and damp in this part of Europe!
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Cabin Review

Outside Stateroom with Window
Cabin D 215
Seemed brand new; adequate space for 2 people and their luggage. VERY comfy bed!
Indigo Deck Outside Cabins