Outstanding Experience

Avalon Expression Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 67

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Avalon Expression

The Legendary Danube - Prague to Budapest

Sail date: October 04, 2016

Ship: Avalon Expression

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 111

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

The overall cruise was outstanding. Two highlights were the Folk Lore dinner and show in Prague and the  entertainers that appeared on board the ship. Dining could be improved. All passengers ate at the same time, The dining room became very noisy. Service got bogged down. On two occasions I ordered Beef that was under cooked and was served cold after a long wait. Most of the items on the buffets were only warm. for breakfast and lunch. I would highly recommend this river cruise to close friends and family

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
There was only one seating for all meals. This caused a noisy room and waiting times for ordered food. At the Buffets most of the food was only warm. The omelet station was kept very busy!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
On board activities were limited to three shows. Leslie and gentlemen playing piano, violin and two local instruments(look like sticks) and the crew show. All were very good


5 out of 5
On Board entertainment was also very good. Leslie the singer was quite an artist. Both her singing and repartee were excellent. KC the waitress did a splendid job in the crews show

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
There wasn't any

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The servers went out f their way to please the guests. KC a female waitress was excellent. The Hotel Manager went out of his way to assist me in getting a boarding pass from KLM for my return home

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship was kept clean. Design was appropriate for river cruising Europe rivers

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Always clean and prepared.

Ship tip

Please check flight plans for both directions for excessive waiting times

Ports of call

Regensburg, Germany

3 out of 5
Old Sausage Kitchen

Passau, Germany

3 out of 5

Melk, Austria

5 out of 5
Benedictine Abbey and cruise Wachau Valley
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