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Avalon Expression Review

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67% of cruisers loved it
  • Sightseeing excursions led by local guides
  • Features 64 200-square-foot panoramic suites
  • Fare includes wine with dinner, tours and Wi-Fi

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Avalon Expression Overview

Avalon Expression joined Avalon Waterways in May 2013.Itineraries focus on the Danube River with sailings from Amsterdam to Budapest and Budapest to Prague.

Here's what you can expect onboard:

Sixty-four 200-square-foot Panorama Suites -- or two decks' worth -- have wall-to-wall panoramic windows, which open seven feet to create an open-air balcony of sorts. Two 300-square-foot Royal Suites will offer an even wider view. The remaining 16 cabins are 172 square feet and have picture windows.

Cabin amenities include flat-screen satellite TV, radio, minibar, safe and hair dryers. Beds can be configured into two twins or one queen and come with choice of firm or soft pillows and duvets and Egyptian cotton linens. Royal suite occupants also get usage of in-suite complimentary iPads.

Avalon Expression has four decks, including a sky deck for sunning and relaxing by the whirlpool. The sky deck also boasts an open-air bistro. There are multiple lounges, an open-seating dining room, an Internet corner, a hairdresser and manicurist, and an small fitness center. Wi-Fi is free throughout the ship. Smoking is not permitted in interior areas. An onboard elevator is available for passenger use.

In addition to meals and accommodations, sightseeing excursions led by local guides, onboard lectures and piano entertainment, and wine with dinners are included in the fare. Avalon Waterways appeals to mostly English speaking passengers in the 55-plus range.

--Pictured above is a Royal Suite onboard Avalon Expression.

Avalon Expression Member Reviews 3 Reviews
   Nice Trip Up the Danube
August 2014

Avalon Expression is a very nice and pretty new ship. Crew was very attentive and shore excursions were well organized and probably the best part of the trip. Some rain dampened the scenic cruise of the Wachau Valley region and a couple of the ...continue

April 2014

Just returned from a river cruise on the Avalon Expression. Fabulous chauffer service from home to airport and vice versa. Lovely cars and lovely chauffeurs.

Arrived at Amsterdam (large airport) but was disappointed in the meet and greet ...continue

   A wonderful cruise down the Danube
September 2013

I have to say that this cruise had been a few years in the planning. There were six in our party and I was chosen to research all of the cruise lines going down the Danube. The process of picking the correct cruise and line was a daunting task to ...continue

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