Coast's Brian Kelly shares tips for first-time river cruisers

In June, my wife, Roanna, and I had the best holiday of our lives.

Sailing on a nine-day Avalon Waterways Active Discovery Cruise on the Danube, we departed from beautiful Budapest and along the way visited Visegrad, Vienna, Krems, Grein, Engelhartszell before disembarking at Linz.

I suffered withdrawal symptoms for many weeks after. In a word, it was fabulous. This was our first time experiencing cruising and we thoroughly recommend it.

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Avalon Waterways offer many different cruise experiences, not just on the Danube but also on many other European waterways, as

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