Tulips and Windmills

Avalon Passion Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

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Reviews: 8
Helpful Votes: 250

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
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Avalon Passion

7 Night Holland & Belgium With Tulips Southbound (Amsterdam To Brussels)

Sail date: March 30, 2017

Ship: Avalon Passion

Cabin number: 215

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

What's the difference between a Dyke and a Dam?  Now I know.  How does Holland relate to the Netherlands? Now I know.  Is Belgium part of Flanders or vice versa? Now I know.  Beautiful Tulips, Diamonds, Ancient Castles and centers with ridiculously small cobblestone streets. Living below sea level is not for me despite the Delta works, flood prevention system, but a great adventure.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Too tired, wouldn't matter


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Had no kids, and didn't see any on the cruise.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great cabin, but sometimes that glass wall only faced a cement dock wall or looked into another ship. When we were moving it was great and when it was clear could get a great breeze.

Ship tip

Lots of locks, but I found them interesting. Visited all the major cities in the area and got to live history

Ports of call

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5
Get the Royal Delft here. I didn't see it anywhere else and am so sorry I didn't get it when I saw it.

Rotterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5

Kinderdijk, Netherlands

5 out of 5
Windmills are amazing

Willemstad, Netherlands

5 out of 5

Veere, Netherlands

5 out of 5

Middleburg, Netherlands

5 out of 5

Ghent (Brugge), Belgium

5 out of 5

Antwerp (Brussels), Belgium

5 out of 5
Chocolate and shopping
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