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Avalon Vista Cruise Review to Europe

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Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 36

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Avalon Vista

7 Night Romantic Rhine Northbound (Basel To Amsterdam)

Sail date: September 14, 2019

Ship: Avalon Vista

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 212

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We have done 30 ocean cruises and this was our 1st river cruise. Being an active person, I was a little worried this would be to laid back for me but boy was I mistaken. Avalon did a spectacular job of scheduling land excursions in at all the right times. Our weather was great-which was a big plus for making this such a great vacation.


5 out of 5
Smooth, quick and easy

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was great with dishes served representing the different areas flavors and the happy hour before dinner was right on.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Being a river boat, there weren't many activities aboard ship, but that's O.K. It allowed us to sit back, relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery.


5 out of 5
The classical string concert was great, we also enjoyed the band and the pianist who played and sang every night was super.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The service was excellent and the staff was so friendly and caring.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Immaculate ship

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The cabin was perfect, very clean and the beds and linens were so comfortable. We really enjoyed the open wall sliders.

Ship tip

Get ready for a very enjoyable cruise

Ports of call


5 out of 5
We did a 5 day Globus tour, "The Top Of Switzerland" before getting on the ship and would highly recommend this as it aloud us to see some of the spectacular parts of Switzerland.

Breisach Am Rhine, Germany

4 out of 5
We took a wonderful excursion to the Black Forest

Strasbourg, France

4 out of 5
The Cathedral was spectacular with the beautiful stained-glass windows and the astronomical clock.

Heidelberg, Germany

4 out of 5
The castle ruins were really interesting.

Rudesheim, Germany

5 out of 5
We really enjoyed the Mechanical Music Museum, our guide was very knowledgeable, interesting and funny.

Cologne, Germany

4 out of 5
A very interesting city with it's beautiful twin steepled cathedral

Amsterdam, Netherlands

5 out of 5
The canal boat ride was super. We saw beautiful homes and the house boats all along the canal banks were very interesting.


5 out of 5
Very smooth Quick and easy
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