Loved the Rhine and Moselle
Avalon Luminary Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe
Sail Date: August 18, 2016
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: 225
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 months ago
Overall, we loved the cruise. The Avalon ship and its practices could use some improvement, however. Lectures could only be heard from top deck or the lounge, but not in your cabin. On days where morning and afternoon tours were scheduled, we barely had time to get back, eat and rush out again. Dinner options weren't great, tho food presentation was good. The dining room was stifling hot on several dates when temps got into the 90's. There was only one pillow option--too soft for me. Cabin was quite cozy--only one chair. Our bed faced aft, so not good viewing from the bed. Needed more tour options in Cologne, as it was Sunday, the included tour was less than 90 minutes and we were there all day. Aside from seeing the cathedral, we were bored. Most of the tours were quite good. I would choose a different cruise company next time--we liked Uniworld overall much better, but they didnt offer the same itinerary....
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We only had one chair, so no opportunity to both sit by the slider as we cruised. Our bed faced rear, so didnt enjoy trying to watch the world go by!
The bathroom was tiny, but had great storage!
Be aware there are bikes on board that can be used in most every stop--there are wonderful bike paths all along the rivers. The crew did not make that clear. My husband looked into it because our prior ship had them and he used them many times. It really added to his enjoyment of the cruise!!