Avalon Illumination

3 out of 5
 (3 Reviews)


Avalon Illumination is a small ship, carrying 166 passengers and 47 crew, and sails from Budapest, Hungary and Fetesti, Romania.

Sails from: Amsterdam, Netherlands, Budapest, Hungary, Bucharest, Romania

Cruises to: Europe, River Cruises - Europe

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1 out of 5

Avalon let us down by alison411

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Our cruise was cancelled.  No fault of Avalon.  What was their fault, however, was the appalling circumstances that followed.  We were put on a bus trip.  Hotels were below standard and not 5 star as promised.  Locations were away from decent restaurants and certainly not within walking distance for elderly patrons.  We were given money for food, however, we had to pay for taxis to get to restaurants.  Avalon discriminated against the US/European groups in favor of the Asians.  We were put into a substandard Hilton whilst they were put into the Kempinski,  We were totally ripped off.  Our money was taken under false pretenses.  We will never ever even think about Avalon or indeed any river cruise again.

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5 out of 5

Excellent River Cruise by BBWDITTY

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Service was excellent, cabin arrangement and bathroom were well laid out, food was very good.  All in all wonderful cruise.  The only negative was the tour in Serbia. Serbia guide was very vocal about United States Politics which was in very poor taste. 

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3 out of 5

Fabulous Maiden Voyage by marycox808

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple
Ship caters to every need. Crew couldnt be more helpful. Only con I can say is the limited menu however it is understandable due to the limited size

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  • Price: $$$$

  • Size: S

  • Total Passengers: 166

  • Total Crew: 47

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 3.53

  • Built: Jan 2013

  • Number of Decks: 4

  • Total Cabins: 0

  • Cabin Categories: 6

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alison411 says ...
Jun 28, 2016

Steer away from Avalon - they do not follow through when things go wrong.

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