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The ship was beautiful and the staff was great. But what made this river cruise stand out was the active options for the excursions. Guided bike rides and hikes were all great. At some of the ports they could have had more bikes as these tours filled up quickly. One thing I would improve is the wine selection at dinner. I feel they could have provided higher quality wines. And also, it would have been nice to include all beverages in the price even when it wasn't at meal time. The free beer and wine being offered only at the meals didn't work well for me. I like to have a night cap and it would be good if that were included in the price. Also, more snack during the day would be good. The musician was great but the music was too mellow for the active passengers. I also recommend adding more Active Discovery cruises in other destinations. It's a great idea and a terrific way to discover new areas.

Active Discovery is the way to go!

Avalon Luminary Cruise Review by ddgenova

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2018
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony
The ship was beautiful and the staff was great. But what made this river cruise stand out was the active options for the excursions.

Guided bike rides and hikes were all great. At some of the ports they could have had more bikes as these tours filled up quickly.

One thing I would improve is the wine selection at dinner. I feel they could have provided higher quality wines. And also, it would have been nice to include all beverages in the price even when it wasn't at meal time. The free beer and wine being offered only at the meals didn't work well for me. I like to have a night cap and it would be good if that were included in the price. Also, more snack during the day would be good.

The musician was great but the music was too mellow for the active passengers.

I also recommend adding more Active Discovery cruises in other destinations. It's a great idea and a terrific way to discover new areas.
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The cabin was nice and very clean. It was just VERY small.
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