Avalon never misses an acceptable value.
Service is impeccable. Rooms are shining with cleanliness. Linens are superb.
Unfortunately, this is not enough when you consider the price one pays per day.
Cruise plan was uninspired (as an understatement).
The stateroom was no less than claustrophobic. Taking a shower required acrobatic qualifications.
Smoking areas were on the same end of the boat, thus requiring long walks in many occasions. This is highly inconsiderate and I hope Avalon doesn't attempt to re educate smokers...
The food was mediocre (another understatement).
The free wine matched its poor quality.
On the other hand, the crew was superb.
Chamber maids were devoted and meticulous.
Hotel manager and dining room manager were highly professional and exceeded all expectations.
Entertainment on board ranged from acceptable to very good.
Bar prices were fair and didn't exhibit any greediness.
To sum up: For a price tag of 500-900 USD per day, Avalon passengers deserve better.