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Avalon Passion Review

4.5 / 5.0
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48 reviews

Crusing from Amsterdam to Budapest "Paris of the East"

Review for Avalon Passion to Europe River
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bkastner
2-5 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Aug 2018
Cabin: Panorama Suite with French Balcony

We love Avalon and their outstanding staff! Avalon makes each guest feel welcome and special. My opinion, Avalon is more personal and not as commercial as some cruise ships.

The Amsterdam to Budapest cruise appealed to use because we wanted to relax and enjoy the scenery as we traveled.

To start with, I have to commend Avalon for the fantastic trip we had, especially since our ship "Passion" was stuck in the Black Sea due to low water. Illumination, the replacement ship, and the crew from Passion were amazing. Our Capitan did an outstanding job navigating through the low water point. All the shore excursions went extremely well. Loved our cabin which was roomy with plenty of storage and of course the French doors opened to the view. The configuration of Illumination allowed us to dine in the lovely dining room or in the lounge area where we could watch the view as we cruised. Beautiful flower arrangements added a warm touch. FOOD was delicious! The Chef matched food to the areas we were traveling through. Our Tour Director was a real Pro! He was knowledgeable, personable and accessible! We really cannot say enough about Avalon and their staff and the way they handle their cruises. Yes, we would take an AVALON cruise again!!!!!!!

Cabin Review

Panorama Suite with French Balcony

Cabin B

More than adequate for our suitcases and lots of storage. Bathroom was quite spacious and of course the French Balcony perfect for viewing as we cruised. Very comfortable!!

Port Reviews

Cologne

great walk through the city

Wurzburg

Beautiful tour of the Bishops Grand Building

Bamberg

Love this small town. Very personable, good shopping, great icecream

Regensburg

beautiful old city

Bratislava

Love Bratislava and it's friendly people. Great city to site see and of course shop.

Budapest

LOVE THIS BEAUTIFUL CITY ON THE DANUBE! A must see for any one. Great food, wonderful people. So MUCH to see, too many to itemize. do not miss the Market etc.

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