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We commenced our Danube Westbound Active cruise with a night in Budapest before travelling as far as Engelhartszell before finishing in Linz. Quite simply we thought the cruise was absolutely wonderful in every way. Everything from the boat, cabin, destinations and sensational food through to the friendly super organised crew and fellow passengers was just about perfect. Being an Active cruise we were able to get out to see and do things which was great and very important to us as we did find ocean cruising somewhat restricted in this aspect. The choice of activities was brilliant while leaving plenty of time just to chill out - the mix was really good. We thought the mix between day and night cruising, allowing us to enjoy the wonderful scenery, was just right. Also, as the distance traveled was also too great, we were able to spend a couple of nights in Vienna and get a good look around which was special. In summary, the cruise was so well organised that we never felt like we were doing or seeing too much or too little, it was just perfect. Finally, a big tick from us on the lack of pressure to buy anything. The included activity options were ample and it was a pleasure just to enjoy our time without shops and the pressure to spend. In case it is not clear, we absolutely loved this cruise and can not recommend any more highly.

Simply a perfect experience

Avalon Luminary Cruise Review by valnsteve

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: June 2018
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony
We commenced our Danube Westbound Active cruise with a night in Budapest before travelling as far as Engelhartszell before finishing in Linz.

Quite simply we thought the cruise was absolutely wonderful in every way. Everything from the boat, cabin, destinations and sensational food through to the friendly super organised crew and fellow passengers was just about perfect.

Being an Active cruise we were able to get out to see and do things which was great and very important to us as we did find ocean cruising somewhat restricted in this aspect. The choice of activities was brilliant while leaving plenty of time just to chill out - the mix was really good. We thought the mix between day and night cruising, allowing us to enjoy the wonderful scenery, was just right. Also, as the distance traveled was also too great, we were able to spend a couple of nights in Vienna and get a good look around which was special. In summary, the cruise was so well organised that we never felt like we were doing or seeing too much or too little, it was just perfect.

Finally, a big tick from us on the lack of pressure to buy anything. The included activity options were ample and it was a pleasure just to enjoy our time without shops and the pressure to spend.

In case it is not clear, we absolutely loved this cruise and can not recommend any more highly.
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony
Cabin P 309
Most comfortable with a great view.
Royal Deck Balcony Cabins, Suite Cabins