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Avalon Affinity travel42 Professional Ship Review

Affinity is one of the most elegant ships sailing Europe's rivers. Inaugurated by Avalon Waterways in May 2009, it offers tasteful decor, attentive service and amenities that are unusual for a small ship.

Avalon is part of Globus, a major tour operator, so many of the passengers come from bus tours. This 361-ft riverboat takes 138 passengers and an Eastern European crew of 39 along the Rhine, Main, Moselle and Danube rivers.

Most passengers are North Americans of or near retirement age, an...

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