Posted October 8th, 2012, 11:42 PM
We were on the Avalon Panorama in August, I wouldnt hesitate to recommend them, the staff, ship, food etc were excellent.
We had quite substantial river level problems, but I believe the CD and Captain handled them very professionally and did everything within their power to keep everyone happy and to try and keep to the advertised itinerary.
We too were docked beside a few of the Viking ships and we walked through their lobbies or could see into their cabins, I felt they looked older and not as modern looking as the Avalon ships. Plus I believe they carry more passengers in the same size ships as the Avalon ones, so the cabins must be smaller or the common areas, lounges etc must be.
Just my opinion of course
Avalon Panorama, Magnificent Europe, Budapest to Amsterdam August 15 -29th 2012
Avalon Scenery, Grand France , Cote D'Azur to Paris, 30th June - 8th July 2014
Avalon Creativity, Grand France, Paris-Normandy Beaches-Paris, 8th - 15th July 2014
HAL Oosterdam, Mediterranean Dream , Venice to Rome , 17th -29th June 2016
P&O Adonia, France and Spain, 3rd June - 19th June 2018