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Avalon Passion Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 60

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Avalon Passion

12 Night European Splendor Westbound (Vienna To Amsterdam)

Sail date: May 20, 2016

Ship: Avalon Passion

Cabin number: 215

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

All of the staff were very friendly and professional with smiling faces all the time. We got the vibe that they really wanted us to have an enjoyable trip and they were very caring and considerate. This was the 2nd cruise on this brand new ship which was very well designed, especially the bathroom. The food was excellent and the wait staff were top notice. Generous pours of complimentary wine with dinner.  Nico our cruise director was the best.   

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
very good variety and delicious. always hot


5 out of 5
The piano player was excellent and the varied evening entertainment that we attended was good also.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
no children were aboard this ship and this type cruise is not suitable for children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Nico the cruise director

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin was spacious with everything we needed. Would have liked to have a separate sheet and blanket instead of a duvet. Also, a memory foam pillow would have been nice. But these did not detract at all from an overall high quality, wonderful cruise.

Ship tip

Find out how many locks you will encounter before deciding on your itinerary. This route included 66 locks which was time consuming

Ports of call

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5
watch out for bicycles

Cologne, Germany Did not visit port

cathedral and the Roemisch Germanisches Museum

Wurzburg, Germany

5 out of 5
The Residenz (staircase & ceiling especially) and the chapel at the Residenz.

Bamberg, Germany

5 out of 5
The city hall building

Nuremberg (Munich), Germany

5 out of 5
seeing the main square with the cathdral

Regensburg, Germany

5 out of 5
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