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We chose this cruise because we knew that we wanted to have an experience with a cruise line where they take excellent care of you with fewer passengers to contend with. Avalon fit that bill with great reviews and the cruise proved them correct. All aspects of embarkation & disembarkation went so very smoothly. The meals in the dining room & elsewhere were delicious and varied, and the service in the dining room and the Panorama Lounge was first-rate. Thanks to Emilia, Yannis and all our servers - you are the best! Entertainment is not the main attraction of this cruise but the music provided each evening was enjoyable and appropriate. We did enjoy the demonstration of Black Forest woodcarving and the evening music of "La Strada". The shore excursions were great and handled professionally. We loved our visit to the Keukenhof Gardens, the canal tour of Amsterdam, and the walk back to the ship through town with our guide, Rita. Our tour of Strasbourg with Raphaela was informative, especially the tour of the cathedral and the free time we had later. Our view of the the castles and towns along the Rhine Gorge was unbelievable - that's what comes from being so close & personal from the ship's deck. Don't hesitate to go on this Romantic Rhine cruise - it's the trip of a lifetime. We can't wait to go on the Danube - with Avalon!

A Trip down the Romantic Rhine

Avalon Affinity Cruise Review by tocamom

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2018
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony
We chose this cruise because we knew that we wanted to have an experience with a cruise line where they take excellent care of you with fewer passengers to contend with. Avalon fit that bill with great reviews and the cruise proved them correct. All aspects of embarkation & disembarkation went so very smoothly.

The meals in the dining room & elsewhere were delicious and varied, and the service in the dining room and the Panorama Lounge was first-rate. Thanks to Emilia, Yannis and all our servers - you are the best!

Entertainment is not the main attraction of this cruise but the music provided each evening was enjoyable and appropriate. We did enjoy the demonstration of Black Forest woodcarving and the evening music of "La Strada".

The shore excursions were great and handled professionally. We loved our visit to the Keukenhof Gardens, the canal tour of Amsterdam, and the walk back to the ship through town with our guide, Rita. Our tour of Strasbourg with Raphaela was informative, especially the tour of the cathedral and the free time we had later. Our view of the the castles and towns along the Rhine Gorge was unbelievable - that's what comes from being so close & personal from the ship's deck.

Don't hesitate to go on this Romantic Rhine cruise - it's the trip of a lifetime. We can't wait to go on the Danube - with Avalon!
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony
Cabin B 218
Our cabin was immaculate and was kept that way twice daily! The bathroom was spotless and we enjoyed the L'Occitane toiletries included.
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