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It was our first time trying a river cruise and we were concerned before we went as my wife and I typically travel on our own. The idea of being a part of a group made us a little apprehensive. After experiencing the ease of Avalon's trip we no longer would hesitate to do it again The dining room was a evening highlight where we ate with many nice people over the course of the journey. The food was excellent and the wine good and flowing regularly. The entertainment in the evenings was varied some quite good, other parts could probably be improved a bit. The room was clean and the ship very quiet. Our tour guides and cruise director were experienced in their roles. The tours were informative and the destinations quite nice. We also signed up for a couple of optional cruises in the afternoon. While they were very enjoyable, we felt that we probably should have passed on one of the morning tours that day, as we felt a bit rushed getting back for lunch, then out for the afternoon excursion, and then back for the evening port talk and dinner. When we sadly left the boat at the end, we were a bit tired out, but in a very good way. We relaxed a bit at our next destination on our own. We also quickly missed being taken care of and shown the sights. Doing it on our own seemed so less efficient!! I don't see how you can go wrong with Avalon!!

We felt taken care of with style from start to finish!!

Avalon Affinity Cruise Review by kknapp16

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2018
  • Destination: Europe River
  • Cabin Type: Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony
It was our first time trying a river cruise and we were concerned before we went as my wife and I typically travel on our own. The idea of being a part of a group made us a little apprehensive. After experiencing the ease of Avalon's trip we no longer would hesitate to do it again

The dining room was a evening highlight where we ate with many nice people over the course of the journey. The food was excellent and the wine good and flowing regularly.

The entertainment in the evenings was varied some quite good, other parts could probably be improved a bit. The room was clean and the ship very quiet. Our tour guides and cruise director were experienced in their roles.

The tours were informative and the destinations quite nice. We also signed up for a couple of optional cruises in the afternoon. While they were very enjoyable, we felt that we probably should have passed on one of the morning tours that day, as we felt a bit rushed getting back for lunch, then out for the afternoon excursion, and then back for the evening port talk and dinner. When we sadly left the boat at the end, we were a bit tired out, but in a very good way. We relaxed a bit at our next destination on our own. We also quickly missed being taken care of and shown the sights. Doing it on our own seemed so less efficient!!

I don't see how you can go wrong with Avalon!!
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Cabin Review

Deluxe Stateroom with French Balcony
Cabin P 310
Pretty good for a cabin. Good amount of storage. Good use of features for hanging clothes, toiletry kits etc
Adequate amount of plugs. AC was fine. Bed very comfortable. Very quiet even though we were in the middle and below the top deck.
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