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Personal Information

Author:
Rude man

Did you do a river cruise before:
No

Number of previous cruises:
0

Summary:
This cruise far exceeded our expectations. The ship was great, our room was fabulous, the food, service and entertainment were wonderful, the sights and stops were fabulous. Avalon's suite ship room configuration was great. Both get to lie there and watch the world go by through our large French balcony. Great way to celebrate our 40th anniversary.


General Questions

Why did you select this particular cruise itinerary?
Get to see a lot of Europe's interior in one trip. Plus, if flying all the way out there, may as well do as long an itinerary as possible.

Why did you select this particular cruise line?
Three reasons: Bed configuration Large French Balcony does not reduce living area Globus (parent company) reputation

Did you book with or without airfare?
0

How would you rate the service provided by the cruise line from the day you booked until the cruise started?
8

How would you describe the service provided by the cruise line from the day you booked until the cruise started?
Need to book through a TA who was "okay". Wish we could book and deal directly with Avalon.

How would you rate the service provided by the cruise line from your disembarkation until you where back home?
9

How would you describe the service provided by the cruise line from your disembarkation until you where back home?
Our transfer to airport was fine.

How would you rate the quality of your cruise director / program manager(s) during the cruise?
10

How would you describe the quality of your cruise director / program manager(s) during the cruise?
Andrezj was excellent. He was extremely knowledgeable, well-organized and very helpful. He "made" the cruise!

Did you experience any problems during the cruise?
Low Water

How did your cruise line handle the crisis management?
9

How did your cruise line handle the crisis management?
It wasn't a crisis. It just caused slow going in one section and we missed an excursion opportunity but was not a big deal.

How often was your ship double docked to another?
3


Avalon Impression Ship Rating

Ship Tech: Please rate the ships cabins, elevator and all other technical installations.
10

Ship Tech: Please describe the ships cabins, elevator and all other technical installations.
New ship. All was well. Did not personally use elevator. Sound, tv, etc were all okay.

Ship Equipment: Please rate the other rooms and and their equipment on board.
10

Ship Equipment: Please describe the other rooms and their equipment on board.
The lounges (sky deck, panorama and aft) were all excellent.

Ship Service: Please rate the on board service.
10

Ship Service: Please describe the on board service.
All services, from housekeeping to reception to food service, were all outstanding.

Ship Food: Please rate the food, restaurant, restaurant service and cuisine while on board.
10

Ship Food: Please describe the food, restaurant, restaurant service and cuisine while on board.<
Food selection was excellent for a small ship.


General thoughts
This would be the field for any general comments on the itinerary, the countries or the season of the year your cruise took place.
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Day 1: City Budapest

How would you rate the city?
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Tags for this City:
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In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
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Tour Type
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Please describe the city and your activity:
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Day 2: City Budapest

How would you rate the city?
10

Tags for this City:
Photo Opportunities   Cold War   

In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
9

Tour Type
Combined Drive & Walk

Please describe the city and your activity:
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Day 3: City Bratislava

How would you rate the city?
10

Tags for this City:
19th Century   Contemporary History   

In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
10

Tour Type
Combined Drive & Walk

Please describe the city and your activity:
Great old town area close to docking.


Day 4: City Vienna

How would you rate the city?
8

Tags for this City:
Music   Renaissance   

In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
9

Tour Type
Combined Drive & Walk

Please describe the city and your activity:
Lots of sites to see but less charming than we expected.


Day 5: City Dürnstein

How would you rate the city?
10

Tags for this City:
Meet the Locals   Medieval History   

In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
10

Tour Type
Walking Tour

Please describe the city and your activity:
Great little town, easily walkable.


Day 5: City Melk

How would you rate the city?
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Tags for this City:
Renaissance   

In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
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Tour Type
Walking Tour

Please describe the city and your activity:
Only really experienced the Abbey, which was excellent.


Day 5: City Wachau Valley

How would you rate the city?
10

Tags for this City:
Nature   

In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
10

Tour Type
Other

Please describe the city and your activity:
Andrezj gave a great narration as we cruised.


Day 6: City Linz

How would you rate the city?
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In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
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Day 6: City Salzburg

How would you rate the city?
10

Tags for this City:
Music   Nature   

In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
10

Tour Type
Combined Drive & Walk

Please describe the city and your activity:
The stop in Mondsee was great as was the tour of Salzburg.


Day 6: City Cesky Krumlov

How would you rate the city?
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In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
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Day 6: City Passau

How would you rate the city?
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Day 7: City Regensburg

How would you rate the city?
9

Tags for this City:
Medieval History   

In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
10

Tour Type
Walking Tour

Please describe the city and your activity:
Another nice little German town, easily walkable. Plus, we got to try some free sausages!


Day 8: City Nuremberg

How would you rate the city?
8

Tags for this City:
World War 2   Medieval History   

In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
9

Tour Type
Walking Tour

Please describe the city and your activity:
Nice city. Great main square.


Day 9: City Bamberg

How would you rate the city?
10

Tags for this City:
Medieval History   

In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
10

Tour Type
Walking Tour

Please describe the city and your activity:
Great small town


Day 10: City Würzburg

How would you rate the city?
10

Tags for this City:
19th Century   Art   

In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
10

Tour Type
Combined Drive & Walk

Please describe the city and your activity:
Very nice city with a great pedestrian area. Walkable.


Day 10: City Rothenburg

How would you rate the city?
10

Tags for this City:
Medieval History   

In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
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Tour Type
Combined Drive & Walk

Please describe the city and your activity:
Beautiful medieval town. This is a must-see.


Day 11: City Miltenberg

How would you rate the city?
10

Tags for this City:
Meet the Locals   

In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
10

Tour Type
Walking Tour

Please describe the city and your activity:
This is a great stop. Walkable from dock. Great pedestrian area with shops and cafés


Day 12: City Rüdesheim

How would you rate the city?
10

Tags for this City:
19th Century   Medieval History   

In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
8

Tour Type
Other

Please describe the city and your activity:
Nice little town. Must take gondola up to monument.


Day 12: City Rhine Gorge

How would you rate the city?
10

Tags for this City:
Medieval History   

In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
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Tour Type
Other

Please describe the city and your activity:
Andrezj gave a great narration on the castles, etc


Day 13: City Cologne

How would you rate the city?
7

Tags for this City:
Medieval History   

In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
7

Tour Type
Walking Tour

Please describe the city and your activity:
Unfortunately, the old city no longer exists. If not for the Cathedral (must see), this wouldn't even be worth a stop.


Day 14: City Amsterdam

How would you rate the city?
9

Tags for this City:
Meet the Locals   

In case you had a tour, how would you rate the quality of your tour guide?
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Tour Type
Other

Please describe the city and your activity:
Great city to check out. Walkable, but beware the killer bikes.


Day 15: City Amsterdam

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