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We recently went on a river cruise, Christmas Markets, Danube, Vienna - Prague with Avalon Cruises on board the VISTA For those of you who do like gushing or glowing reports, you are excused. We stayed in Vienna for 4 - 5 days before the cruise great idea ! We have done many,many cruises before of various shapes and sizes . This was our first river cruise. Maybe it was the time of year. Maybe it was the destinations. Maybe it was the experience. But, we both would give it a spectacular rating. The crew of VISTA (Avalon Cruises) every one of them, did a wonderful job. The vessel was well appointed and very clean, our room was spacious and the bedding 1st class, toiletries were the luxury brand L'Occitane the large size. (not the teeny, tiny size) Our cruise director (Helmut) did a wonderful job, with well organized excursions, the guides exceptional and sound equipment used, was of very good quality. Everything ran with what looked like clock work precision. For those of us who love spending as much time as possible up on the deck, in all conditions, Please realize the enormous number of low bridges and locks that these vessels must navigate. We would gladly do it again, but at a different time (off season) when it is less crowded and it gives you more time to experience everything. Our only complaints, "it was'nt long enough, it ended to quickly, back to the real world." To the crew of Avalons Vista, to cruise director Helmut, to all of our guides and bus drivers. Thank you Well Done M/D

Christmas Market Cruise

Avalon Vista Cruise Review by gosomewhereanywhere

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2017
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony
We recently went on a river cruise, Christmas Markets, Danube, Vienna - Prague with Avalon Cruises on board the VISTA

For those of you who do like gushing or glowing reports, you are excused. We stayed in Vienna for 4 - 5 days before the cruise great idea ! We have done many,many cruises before of various shapes and sizes . This was our first river cruise.

Maybe it was the time of year.

Maybe it was the destinations.

Maybe it was the experience.

But, we both would give it a spectacular rating.

The crew of VISTA (Avalon Cruises) every one of them, did a wonderful job.

The vessel was well appointed and very clean, our room was spacious and the bedding 1st class, toiletries were the luxury brand L'Occitane the large size. (not the teeny, tiny size)

Our cruise director (Helmut) did a wonderful job, with well organized excursions, the guides exceptional and sound equipment used, was of very good quality. Everything ran with what looked like clock work precision.

For those of us who love spending as much time as possible up on the deck, in all conditions, Please realize the enormous number of low bridges and locks that these vessels must navigate.

We would gladly do it again, but at a different time (off season) when it is less crowded and it gives you more time to experience everything.

Our only complaints,

"it was'nt long enough, it ended to quickly, back to the real world."

To the crew of Avalons Vista, to cruise director Helmut, to all of our guides and bus drivers. Thank you Well Done M/D
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Panorama Suite with French Balcony
Cabin A 215
Spacious room, you could walk around the bed. Floor to ceiling, wall to wall window.. Nice sitting area. Lots of storage space. Well appointed room and bath room, CLEAN CLEAN CLEAN.. Nice big towels Luxury brand L'Occitane toiletries large size not those teeny tiny hotel size. Bed was very comfortable and the bedding was 1st class. We had 2 wonderful lady's who did a marvelous job keeping the place clean. Well done.
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