We are considering a Tulips & Windmills river cruise in 09. We have been on Uniworld . We are looking for comments on other River Cruise companies. Saw some interesting articles relating to Avalon Waterways ans would like to talk to anyone who has been on their riverboats.
I sailed once on Avalon. Nice experience. They are very comparable to Amadeus Waterways which is a great cruise line. Both companies lease ships from the same European company, I think, and so the ships are very similar. I would give an edge to Amadeus in terms of customer service, perhaps. I did two Holland cruises and it's a nice itinerary. But be careful to pick the right sail date so that you see the tulips at their best. It's tricky to plan. If you haven't been to Amsterdam then you should spend a couple extra days there before or after your cruise. Email me and I'll give you some info if you wish. Sue (firstname.lastname@example.org)