We chose Avalon having got a good last minute deal and having heard from former river cruisers about infirm and very elderly clients on river cruises. Avalon has an ‘Active’ excursion leader and as such appeals to a slightly younger crowd. You do not have to be active to enjoy the cruise, it’s all at your own pace but the active excursions gave this cruise an edge in our opinion.
We cruised down river from Basel to Amsterdam and had an amazing experience in no doubt due to the cruise director - István Pinter.
The panorama suite was ready for us when we boarded (about 2pm) and a light luncheon buffet had been prepared. And so the holiday began….