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Avalon Affinity Review

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Our First River Cruise - New Friends and New Experience

Review for Avalon Affinity to the Baltic Sea
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caviargal
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2009
Cabin: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony

We started our trip with 4 nights in Berlin, a highlight of our trip. Berlin is a fabulous city and anyone interested in reading my very detailed trip report can find it on Trip Advisor and Fodor's - title is "Four Fabulous Days in Berlin".

We took an early morning train to Frankfurt to meet the ship. Our designated meeting spot was the Westin Grand. Here there was a hospitality room where we left our luggage and carry on. The cruise director, Nancy, was there along with some other Avalon folks. There was light refreshment available but we were anxious to explore Frankfurt so just checked in, dropped our stuff and headed out.

This was our first time in Frankfurt and we frankly did not care for the city. We grabbed a map and set out to see as much as we could in 5 hours. The streets in the pedestrian area had a lot of trash and were just not as nice as what we have come to expect in Germany. We explored, had an ok lunch at Cafe Mozart and headed back to the hotel.

Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony

Cabin B

Noisy cabin due to location and some issues with diesel fumes.

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