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Avalon Passion Cruise Review
4.5 / 5.0
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Fascinating Itinerary

Avalon Passion Cruise Review by WorldTravelerFan

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2019
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony

We chose this cruise based on location, dates and then were intrigued by the special itinerary around the Hapsberg Empire. Everything met or exceeded our expectations. The stateroom was beautiful and spacious, and the bed was very comfortable. Our favorite part was the panoramic operable windows - we used this multiple times to enjoy our "cruising time." The food, and especially the wine, was delicious. All the staff were knowledgeable, attentive and made us feel like valued passengers. Our cruise director, Tony Williamson, was just terrific - he really made it a special journey. We loved the variety of excursion options and enjoyed every one we did. There were many special activities or excursions that were unique to this itinerary. The daily briefings and the written itineraries were very helpful.

My only negative feedback is about the embarkation process. The information provided about the specific docking location was not specific enough and there was no one at the dock to help provide additional information. We had to walk up and down the various docking locations along the Danube, dragging our luggage in extreme heat before finding the ship. Once onboard, everything was terrific and we had wonderful service. Surely, there must be a better way to board in Budapest. Also, while I downloaded the app and looked up some information ahead of time, it was not useful during the cruise.

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Cabin Review

Panorama Suite with French Balcony
Cabin P 309

Outstanding - we were so pleasantly surprised at how spacious and comfortable our stateroom was. The bathroom was especially nice. In addition to the nice decor, there was plenty of storage for all our belongings.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews

Culinary Tour

nice quick overview of some spots not typically visited but if we hadn't explored the city already on our own, this would not have been a good representative sampling of the city

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Schonbrunn Palace

very interesting palace

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tour part was fine but guide left us in the city causing us to find our way back to the ship independently

oustanding -- visited Halstatt and a Hapsberg villa

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very interesting - great guide

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