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3 generations (grandson, daughter/son-in-law and grandparents) elected to take this trip. Wonderful way to travel through Europe — no traffic, no changing hotels — Boat was beautiful and crew was incredible. Daily tours provided historical perspectives with a local feel. Tour guides (bar one) were exceptional. Port cities provided a wide range of European experience — from tiny to bustling. The pace was a bit slow for the younger generations, and the youngest was certainly more interested in the larger cities (Amsterdam). Given the distance traveled during the week, there often wasnt time to explore in more depth, but this provided a great opportunity to note places for future visits. The scenery while traveling was beautiful — European countryside! Some of the ports were more industrial. Transport to tour locations (typically bus) were efficient and comfortable. Most trips were under 30 minutes, so time wasn’t wasted on coaches, which was great. The boat itself was very comfortable. Rooms were “tight”, but not uncomfortably so. Plenty of storage for unpacking and room under the bed for suitcases. The staff, as mentioned above were helpful, accommodating and very service oriented. Food was plentiful!! One traveler was vegetarian and could easily find great choices. Would definitely travel on Avalon again, but younger generations would probably not unless there was a more “active” option. Overall, great experience.

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Avalon Affinity Cruise Review by 3gen2018europe

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: May 2018
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony
3 generations (grandson, daughter/son-in-law and grandparents) elected to take this trip. Wonderful way to travel through Europe — no traffic, no changing hotels — Boat was beautiful and crew was incredible. Daily tours provided historical perspectives with a local feel. Tour guides (bar one) were exceptional. Port cities provided a wide range of European experience — from tiny to bustling.

The pace was a bit slow for the younger generations, and the youngest was certainly more interested in the larger cities (Amsterdam). Given the distance traveled during the week, there often wasnt time to explore in more depth, but this provided a great opportunity to note places for future visits.

The scenery while traveling was beautiful — European countryside! Some of the ports were more industrial. Transport to tour locations (typically bus) were efficient and comfortable. Most trips were under 30 minutes, so time wasn’t wasted on coaches, which was great.

The boat itself was very comfortable. Rooms were “tight”, but not uncomfortably so. Plenty of storage for unpacking and room under the bed for suitcases. The staff, as mentioned above were helpful, accommodating and very service oriented. Food was plentiful!! One traveler was vegetarian and could easily find great choices.

Would definitely travel on Avalon again, but younger generations would probably not unless there was a more “active” option. Overall, great experience.
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony
Cabin A 305
Cabins were nice. Efficiently arranged, but just a bit “tight”. Room for storage but you had to keep everything in its place. Room to walk around the bed on all sides. Beautiful views out the sliding doors - but we spent very little time in our cabin.
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