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Teen & Tween Review Of A European River Cruise With Avalon

Mom and two daughters having lunch on a cruise ship

What did our kids think of our European River cruise? We know many of you eagerly followed our journey down the Danube River this past summer with Avalon Waterways. We worked in partnership with them to showcase why this can be a memorable travel experience for families. 

Lunch on our ship in Passau, Germany

We have several blog posts sharing the reasons why we thought European river cruising was great for families, and a breakdown of our 8 Day Danube River itinerary. We sailed from Vilshofen in Germany to Budapest in Hungary. 

In this post, we’ve asked our kids to pick up the pen – or tap on the keyboard – to share their perspective of the ship, the activities, the tours and destinations!

I can tell you that we’re ready for our next river cruise. You can’t beat that relaxing pace where everything is taken care of for you!


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12 year old Savannah’s Perspective of the Avalon River Cruise

Mocktails at happy hour on the ship

I was very privileged to go on the Avalon river cruise from Germany to Hungary. I’ve been lucky to travel to many countries and exciting destinations with my Mom and Dad, but this was my first time on a river cruise. 

Most people assume that a river cruise is meant for older people, but I’m 11 and I actually really liked it. The Avalon Cruise has a very good variety of stuff to do and here are a few of the things I loved. 

Endless sweets

Girl holding an ice cream
I enjoyed this local ice cream in Cesky Krumlov

As you may or may not know, I really like sweet foods. So I was very happy when I realized everyday from 4:15-5:00 there was afternoon tea. 

The afternoon tea had many different things every day, including black forest cake, chocolate mousse and multi-colored macarons which were probably my favorite.

Then there was the all-day snack bar that Kalyra and I often raided at midnight. Don’t tell my Mom and Dad. My favorite was the donuts so I had extra of those when they were available. 

And we also had dessert every single night for dinner in the restaurant and had a few different choices. One night our funny waiter, Julian bought out all three for me…

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