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“Christmastime Cruise in Alsace & Germany on the Avalon Visionary”
Review of Rhine River

Rhine River
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Las Vegas
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26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Christmastime Cruise in Alsace & Germany on the Avalon Visionary”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

Just returned from the best vacation ever! The arrangements made by Avalon were flawless. The ship was incredible, the staff even better! The food on board was amazing. I could not find even one suggestion for improvement. The cruise director, Mr. Anthony Williamson, catered to our every need. This cruise is is tailored for everyone. You can explore port towns on your own or go on a guided tour. Five stars for everything. I am already saving up for my next Avalon Waterways cruise!

Visited November 2012
13 Thank SeasonedT
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Sydney, Australia
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37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“Avalon visionary”
Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

We have recently enjoyed an eight day cruise down the Rhine River on the Avalon Visionary's "Romantic Rhine" - leaving from Amsterdam and finishing in Basel, Switzerland.
The entire trip could not be faulted. The ships staff were professional and made every effort to make our trip luxurious and very memorable. The vessel itself was truly 5 star, from our amazing stateroom, the facilities and dining and lounge areas.
It is without reservation that I would recommend this cruise company!

18 Thank Vicki P
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Columbia, South Carolina
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43 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Castles Along the Rhine - Uniworld!! Best ever!!!”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

I just got off the S.S. Antoinette which is operated by Uniworld! OH MY GOODNESS!!! Best experience ever! Not only was the ship absolutely incredible, but the staff was also amazing! We sailed from Amsterdam to Basel. The itinerary is incredible as you get to see Cologne, Koblenz, Boppard, Strasbourg, Speyer/Germersheim, Keysersburg, Riquewehr, and Colmar along the way. I also did the optional excursions to Marksburg Castle and Heidelberg which were definitely worth the money! There was another optional excursion to the Black Forest from Strasbourg, but it was a little rainy out and since most of the tour is spent on the bus, I decided not to do it.

Julie, Marian, Anna, Borislav, Nadia, etc just to name a few of the amazing workers on the ship!! I would highly highly recommend this ship and this itinerary!

Visited November 2012
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long island ny
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“uniworld 's antoinette the queen of river ships”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

My wife and I enjoyed an 8day cruise on the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam. The ship and the accommodations were first class , the staff was very friendly and couldn't do enough for you.I tell my friends that if you have a bucket list this has to go to the head of the line it was that good.The sites along the way were breathtaking as were the guides who explained the significant history of each historic town ,city and site. Just an excellent vacation.

Visited October 2012
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Boca Raton, Florida
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“Amazing Castles around Every Turn! MUST SEE!”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

We saw 18 castles on our very short Rhine river cruise from Baden-Baden to Boppart. Some are just ruins, some have been restored and are museums or hotels. Some stand on small islands in the middle of the Rhine. Some tower over the town and are a view back in time and remind you of fairytales with the castle above the village. All are unique and beautiful and set along hillsides also covered in vineyards. We were there in the fall and the foilage was beautiful. The little towns themselves are also quite picturesque. And you can sit back and enjoy while sipping wine and learning of the history over the riverboat's speakers.

Visited October 2012
7 Thank FunKelly
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