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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you read no other part of this review, just scroll down and read the last paragraph. We booked the Romantic Rhine River Cruise on the Avalon Imagery II 14 months in advance. Unfortunately, the water level in the Rhine was too low for the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wendy T
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first experience with Viking was extremely disappointing. It turned out to be more of a bus tour with excursions to the boat. We called 2 days before leaving on our trip to check on the water level in the Rhine. Viking told us there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank APDempster
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting because low water levels disrupted the itinerary. In spit of the disclaimer on travel documentation (the will be no reimbursements ....) Gate1 bent over backwards to maximize the experience for travelers. Every time there was a change it cam with a bonus or a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Dave C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Below, is the (slightly edited) feedback sent by me to Riviera - it says most of what needs to be said and saves me re-typing a lot of the information. Were it not for the quality of the ship and the ship's company, I would...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Roadwater_11
Reviewed 1 week ago

BEWARE!! Uniworld let a whole ship full of passengers board a "Castles on the Rhine" river cruise ship in mid-October knowing full well the Rhine River was IMPASSABLE. The first full day at the Captain’s dinner we were all told the cruise was OVER! One...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank tjconnors02
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the bad luck of sailing when the river was low, what we did was nice, but missed some parts. The dinners were terrible on the AMA boat - Amareina and the meals are supposed to be part of the cruising experience. Their boats...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Sherpa06671637428
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I went on the Saga river cruise from Basel to Nuremburg. This is not a route that should be taken if you like relaxing in the sun, cooling off in the plunge pool or playing the large chess game as for 3...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank 1xmaturecouple
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just returned from a Viking Rhine River Cruise Basel to Amsterdam. We also added the extra 2.5 days in Lucerne. I traveled with 3 other friends to celebrate my friend's 60th birthday. We LOVED the cruise and the extra days in Lucerne! The staff,...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank spequigney
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I commend the Kitchen staff of this vessel. They make serious attempts to improve from the dull standard "international buffet" fare and western styled meals, to produce a buffet and dinner truly for International tastes. There was chicken rice, laksa, and even soya sauce is...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Mark T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We traveled from Amsterdam to Basel on an Avalon cruise, and had a wonderful experience. Castles and cathedrals are the highlights of this cruise. Strasbourg was beautiful to see, even in the rain we experienced. The views from Heidelberg were spectacular, and there was enough...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Lili Z
20 October 2018|
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Response from Reggiefox | Reviewed this property |
It depends. We enjoyed the french balcony but really didn't get to use it all that often. The weather was very hot during our trip so we needed the air conditioning. We loved sitting out on the top deck with friends so... More
Nancy J
24 September 2018|
Response from sel f | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not far from the Petite France bridge
23 September 2018|
Response from stanr222 | Reviewed this property |
We travelled on Viking & the TVs all had USB ports. Not sure about Avalon line, but they should be the same.