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Avalon Waterways Ship Reviews

Avalon Felicity
Avalon Felicity
Ranked #1 of 18 Avalon Waterways Ships
95% Loved It
  • Debuted in March 2010, fourth in Scenery class
  • All outside cabins are spacious for river ship
  • Sails traditional itineraries along Europe's rivers
  • Launched: March 2010; Passengers: 138
Avalon Creativity
Avalon Creativity
Ranked #2 of 18 Avalon Waterways Ships
95% Loved It
  • Cruise fare includes guided tours, wine with dinner
  • Sails Europe's rivers with 140 passengers
  • Dine on locally provisioned cuisine
  • Launched: July 2009; Passengers: 140
Avalon Artistry II
Avalon Artistry II
Ranked #3 of 18 Avalon Waterways Ships
90% Loved It
  • Features 52 200-square-foot panoramic suites
  • Choice of excursions - Leisurely, Traditional or Essential Sightseeing options
  • Wine with dinner, bottled water and Wi-Fi included in fare
  • Launched: 2013; Passengers: 128
Avalon Visionary
Avalon Visionary
Ranked #4 of 18 Avalon Waterways Ships
87% Loved It
  • Custom-built to sail the Rhine River
  • Most cabins transform into "open-air" balconies
  • Alternative dining: top-deck BBQ and bistro fare
  • Launched: 2012; Passengers: 128
Avalon Scenery
Avalon Scenery
Ranked #5 of 18 Avalon Waterways Ships
86% Loved It
  • Sails the smaller European rivers
  • Cabins have either windows or French balconies
  • Intimate ship carries just 138 passengers
  • Launched: April 2008; Passengers: 138
Avalon Affinity
Avalon Affinity
Ranked #6 of 18 Avalon Waterways Ships
81% Loved It
  • 138-passenger ship sails Europe's rivers
  • Fare includes tours and wine with dinner
  • Cabins have French balconies or picture windows
  • Launched: May 2009; Passengers: 138
Avalon Luminary
Avalon Luminary
Ranked #7 of 18 Avalon Waterways Ships
78% Loved It
  • Fifth river ship in Avalon Waterway's Scenery class
  • All-outside cabins are spacious for river ship
  • Sky Grill for outdoor dining
  • Launched: August 2010; Passengers: 138
Avalon Panorama
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Avalon Panorama
Ranked #8 of 18 Avalon Waterways Ships
73% Loved It
  • Features 66 200-square-foot panoramic suites
  • Luxury touches: live orchids & L'Occitane bath products
  • Wine with dinner and Wi-Fi included in fare
  • Launched: 2011; Passengers: 164
Avalon Impression
Avalon Impression
Ranked #9 of 18 Avalon Waterways Ships
71% Loved It
  • Custom-built to sail the Rhine River
  • Most cabins transform into "open-air" balconies
  • Alternative dining: top-deck BBQ and bistro fare
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 166
Avalon Poetry II
Avalon Poetry II
Ranked #10 of 18 Avalon Waterways Ships
69% Loved It
  • Most cabins transform into "open-air" balconies
  • Top-deck BBQ and bistro fare
  • Silent Drive System offers smoother ride
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 128
Avalon Vista
Avalon Vista
Ranked #11 of 18 Avalon Waterways Ships
68% Loved It
  • Features top-deck whirlpool
  • Features "open-air" balcony cabins
  • Dine al fresco at the boat's bistro
  • Launched: 2012; Passengers: 166
Avalon Illumination
Avalon Illumination
Ranked #12 of 18 Avalon Waterways Ships
67% Loved It
  • Custom-built to sail the Rhine River
  • Most cabins transform into "open-air" balconies
  • Alternative dining: top-deck BBQ and bistro fare
  • Launched: 2014; Passengers: 166
Avalon Expression
Avalon Expression
Ranked #13 of 18 Avalon Waterways Ships
67% Loved It
  • Sightseeing excursions led by local guides
  • Features 64 200-square-foot panoramic suites
  • Fare includes wine with dinner, tours and Wi-Fi
  • Launched: 2013; Passengers:
Avalon Angkor
Avalon Angkor
Ranked #14 of 18 Avalon Waterways Ships
100% Loved It
  • Features 16 172-square-foot suites
  • 24-hour self-service beverage station with free coffee, tea, soft drinks, local beer/spirits
  • Headsets for all guided shore excursions
  • Launched: 2012; Passengers: 32
Avalon Myanmar
Avalon Myanmar
Ranked #15 of 18 Avalon Waterways Ships
100% Loved It
  • Pro: Small size gets passenger into remote spots of Myanmar
  • Con: Technology limits will leave you disconnected
  • Bottom Line: An intimate cruise for active travelers into a region still relatively untouched by tourism
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 36
Avalon Siem Reap
Avalon Siem Reap
Ranked #16 of 18 Avalon Waterways Ships
100% Loved It
  • Large 245 square feet cabins
  • Cruise in areas not accessible to larger ships
  • Complimentary drinks -- including beer and local spirits
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 36
Avalon Tapestry II
Avalon Tapestry II
Ranked #17 of 18 Avalon Waterways Ships
100% Loved It
  • Pro: Clever design of river-facing beds and panoramic windows
  • Con: Limited evening entertainment; some drinks are not included in the fare
  • Bottom Line: Good value and a relaxing way to see France
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 128
Avalon Tranquility II
Avalon Tranquility II
Ranked #18 of 18 Avalon Waterways Ships
100% Loved It
  • Spacious 200 square foot standard cabins
  • High levels of comfort and personal service
  • Panoramic windows are largest in industry
  • Launched: 2015; Passengers: 128
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Avalon Waterways Member Reviews

85% Loved It

This was our first river cruise. Surprisingly my husband & I were the only British people on the Xmas market river cruise tour - 80% USA, 20% ... Read more
by worldtraveller99
Sunday, November 29, 2015 Vienna - Had arrived days earlier in Vienna to tour town on our own. Took our luggage to the Intercontinental Hotel ... Read more
by ZincOxide
We have just completed a downstream journey on the Avalon Myanmar from Bhamo to Bagan. This is a beautiful new ship with a wonderful crew and it, for ... Read more
by Dwarfnandina
This was my fourth river cruise on Avalon Waterways. The cruise was excellent as was the food, cruise director, personnel on boar; however, as far as ... Read more
by sondraroseborough
This was our first river cruise. We've been all over the Caribbean & have sailed transatlantic, but this was on our bucket list & we were ... Read more
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