Good trip, nice ship, excellent cabin

Avalon Tranquility II Cruise Review to River Cruises - Europe

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 75

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Avalon Tranquility II

13 Night Romantic Rhine With Paris & London (Zurich To London)

Sail date: May 12, 2018

Ship: Avalon Tranquility II

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 308

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Avalon's website does not adequately describe the tours. Listen carefully onboard because some require extensive walking. The sky grill or lounge were not open on our trip. Did have some deck chairs later in cruise. Tour guides for the most part were good at their job with a few exceptions. However there was rarely enough time on your own. Ship cleanliness is a priority with Avalon. Their bar stock is somewhat limited. Staff is very friendly.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
You don't need those bulky cruise documents they send you, just your passport.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Good food at dinner but nothing spectacular. Average buffet. Bar stock is limited and bartender got drinks wrong.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
None really. I hoped for some lectures.

Entertainment

2 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Great Service from waiters, cabin stewards and reception

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Some questions I had before going were answered incorrectly by Avalon/travel agent. Got the correct answers on ship.

Ports of call

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

5 out of 5
If you're going in early, stay in the Old Town

Breisach Am Rhine, Germany

5 out of 5
Don't miss the wood carver and Cuckoo Clock shop!

Strasbourg, France

4 out of 5
Not enough free time

Mainz, Germany

4 out of 5

Rudesheim, Germany

5 out of 5
Loved Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Instruments & the coffee and brandy

Cologne, Germany

3 out of 5

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5
Always my favorite city.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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