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Avalon Waterways Ship Reviews

Avalon Felicity
Ranked #1 of 19 Avalon Waterways Ships
96% 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
Ranked #2 of 19 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
Ranked #3 of 19 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 Scenery
Avalon Scenery
Ranked #4 of 19 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 Visionary
Ranked #5 of 19 Avalon Waterways Ships
88% 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 Affinity
Ranked #6 of 19 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
Ranked #7 of 19 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
Ranked #8 of 19 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 Expression
Ranked #9 of 19 Avalon Waterways Ships
71% 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 Poetry II
Ranked #10 of 19 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
Ranked #11 of 19 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
Ranked #12 of 19 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 Impression
Ranked #13 of 19 Avalon Waterways Ships
63% 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 Myanmar
Ranked #14 of 19 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
Ranked #15 of 19 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
Ranked #16 of 19 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
Ranked #17 of 19 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
Avalon Imagery II
Avalon Imagery II
Ranked #18 of 19 Avalon Waterways Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Sightseeing excursions led by local guides
  • Beds in most rooms face the windows, not the wall
  • Fare includes wine with dinner, tours and Wi-Fi
  • Launched: 2016; Passengers: 128
Avalon Passion
Ranked #19 of 19 Avalon Waterways Ships
0% Loved It
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  • Sightseeing excursions led by local guides
  • Beds in most rooms face the windows, not the wall
  • Fare includes wine with dinner, tours and Wi-Fi
  • Launched: 2016; Passengers: 166
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Avalon Waterways Member Reviews

83% Loved It

After two cruises on Uniworld, we decided to try Avalon. We liked their "panorama suite" design. Sadly, that was the only thing outstanding ... Read more
by acwmom
We have cruised large ocean going ships quite a few times, but decided to try a river cruise. The Avalon Felicity is a very nice ship and the ... Read more
by weejock
I loved this cruise! Amsterdam to Budapest. The staff was exceptional. It comes from the top down. Each person was genuine, polite and ... Read more
by Txjpk
This was my first cruise ever. I had no idea what to expect from a ship that would cruise on the river. The Avalon Siem Reap was an excellent ... Read more
by hjklmnop
Great trip. Avalon was first class. Staff were wonderful, helpful and friendly. Stops were so interesting and the guide was very informative. Moy ... Read more
by Amcienancy
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