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We chose Avalon for our first river cruise because of the itinerary, the amenities offered during the cruise and the cabin layout. The ship was spacious and our cabin was very comfortable. I especially enjoyed the french balcony that allowed us to breath the fresh air and see the river sites clearly. We particularly enjoyed the breakfast and lunch buffets and afternoon tea was a treat. Our wait staff were wonderful! We laughed so much during our meals! We were so happy to find two other like-minded couples to share our experience, so our expectation of getting to know people from other countries was definitely met! We also appreciated our cruise director who was wonderful at guiding us and responsive during stressful times. Evening entertainment was mixed, some of the evenings were more enjoyable than others, which is to be expected. The ports and shore excursions met our expectations of learning a bit more about the different countries and their regions. All in all, an enjoyable experience that we will recommend to others and repeat!

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Avalon Illumination Cruise Review by kcd1952

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We chose Avalon for our first river cruise because of the itinerary, the amenities offered during the cruise and the cabin layout.

The ship was spacious and our cabin was very comfortable. I especially enjoyed the french balcony that allowed us to breath the fresh air and see the river sites clearly.

We particularly enjoyed the breakfast and lunch buffets and afternoon tea was a treat. Our wait staff were wonderful! We laughed so much during our meals!

We were so happy to find two other like-minded couples to share our experience, so our expectation of getting to know people from other countries was definitely met!

We also appreciated our cruise director who was wonderful at guiding us and responsive during stressful times.

Evening entertainment was mixed, some of the evenings were more enjoyable than others, which is to be expected.

The ports and shore excursions met our expectations of learning a bit more about the different countries and their regions.

All in all, an enjoyable experience that we will recommend to others and repeat!
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