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This was our first river cruise. We chose the 8-day cruise for length of time & German concentration. We did extend our cruise arriving 1 1/2 days early in Amsterdam & explored on our own. We also stayed in Zurich for 1 1/2 days before flying back to Amsterdam, then home the next day. We did have several issues with the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in Zurich, but got them resolved. Roos was an excellent cruise director. She was always upbeat & answered all of our questions. I felt the meals were great & liked having beer/wine included with our meals. We liked both 3 piece band/string entertainment nights & were glad these were included. I thought they were both excellent choices. Also enjoyed having the wood carving demonstration. We wish the Heidelberg day trip to the Cuckoo Clock shop/cake had been longer. I think the 2 could be combined on that day with a later lunch or picnic lunch would be nice.

Avalon Visionary-Rhine

Avalon Visionary Cruise Review by lynnkbuckley

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: July 2018
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Outside Stateroom with Window
This was our first river cruise. We chose the 8-day cruise for length of time & German concentration.

We did extend our cruise arriving 1 1/2 days early in Amsterdam & explored on our own.

We also stayed in Zurich for 1 1/2 days before flying back to Amsterdam, then home the next day.

We did have several issues with the Marriott Renaissance Hotel in Zurich, but got them resolved.

Roos was an excellent cruise director. She was always upbeat & answered all of our questions.

I felt the meals were great & liked having beer/wine included with our meals.

We liked both 3 piece band/string entertainment nights & were glad these were included. I thought they were both excellent choices.

Also enjoyed having the wood carving demonstration. We wish the Heidelberg day trip to the Cuckoo Clock shop/cake had been longer. I think the 2 could be combined on that day with a later lunch or picnic lunch would be nice.
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Outside Stateroom with Window
Cabin D 102
The cabin was more spacious than I anticipated. We didn't mind not having a balcony. We still could look out our windows. The windows could have been a little cleaner. Other than this, the bed was very comfortable & decorating was well done!!
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