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Wanted a river cruise along the Danube from Vienna to Passau to enjoy the scenery----especially in the wine-growing region of the Wachau--- and Benedictine monastery MELK (featured in the film "In the Name of the Rose") on my way to my old hometown in Munich. The cabin and ship were in excellent shape, clean, wonderful stateroom amenities (L'Occident products). Food was fabulous, with an incredible selection of local food, delicacies and wine. And for those who don't want international food, filet mignons and steak were available every night if one preferred. Service aboard was impeccable. Cruise director very knowledgeable, interesting, funny and personable. Staff couldn't have been more caring. Excursions excellent and interesting. My only complaint is that the cruise wasn't long enough. Having grown up in Europe never would have thought years ago that I would do such a cruise. But now hooked on river cruising. Didn't miss the throngs of people found on ocean cruises. Enjoyed the sights and sounds of the beautiful countryside calmly and quietly floating by.

Wonderful cruise from Vienna to Passau

Avalon Expression Cruise Review by Nawar

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: April 2018
  • Destination: Europe
  • Cabin Type: Panorama Suite with French Balcony
Wanted a river cruise along the Danube from Vienna to Passau to enjoy the scenery----especially in the wine-growing region of the Wachau--- and Benedictine monastery MELK (featured in the film "In the Name of the Rose") on my way to my old hometown in Munich.

The cabin and ship were in excellent shape, clean, wonderful stateroom amenities (L'Occident products). Food was fabulous, with an incredible selection of local food, delicacies and wine. And for those who don't want international food, filet mignons and steak were available every night if one preferred. Service aboard was impeccable. Cruise director very knowledgeable, interesting, funny and personable.

Staff couldn't have been more caring.

Excursions excellent and interesting.

My only complaint is that the cruise wasn't long enough.

Having grown up in Europe never would have thought years ago that I would do such a cruise. But now hooked on river cruising. Didn't miss the throngs of people found on ocean cruises. Enjoyed the sights and sounds of the beautiful countryside calmly and quietly floating by.
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Panorama Suite with French Balcony
Cabin A
Very clean and comfortable. Enjoyed the L'Occident bathroom products
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