Posted November 6th, 2013, 04:22 AM
We had 14 nights on an Avalon cruise last year, there were a few entertainers that came onboard, but mostly just the guy on the piano. He was great played lots of rock and roll, plenty of people on the dance floor each night.
We would always go to the lounge after dinner for a couple of drinks, socialising and dancing..we were rarely back in our room before about 10.30 or 11. That was our way of relaxing.
River cruising isnt as relaxing as most people believe..most days theres plenty of touring and walking, plus the early starts, alot of people were just as happy to go back and relax in their rooms after dinner, dinner didnt finish to at least 9 anyway.
I know river cruising doesnt have all the entertainment that ocean cruises do, I have never been on an ocean cruise, but believe river cruisers are at a lot busier during the day with less free time.
I know its a personal preference, but I was fine with what we had available.
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