Avalon Expression Review

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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.

About

Crew: 47
Launched: 2013
Shore Excursions: 130

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Where does Avalon Expression sail from?

Avalon Expression departs from Basel, Amsterdam, Budapest, Prague, and Vienna

How much does it cost to go on Avalon Expression?

Cruises on Avalon Expression start from $1,812 per person.

Is Avalon Expression a good ship to cruise on?

Avalon Expression won 1 award over the years.
Avalon Expression Cruiser Reviews

Romantic Getaway

Our cruise director then loaded us on the bus and we were off to Basel to embark on the Avalon Expression. What a beautiful boat! The service, food and accommodations were better than we expected.Read More
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shannadsmith

couple2-5 Cruises

Age 50s

A wonderful time sailing down the Rhine

We would definitely take another Avalon cruise.Read More
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seamonkey922

oneFirst Time Cruiser

Age 60s

Fantastic Rhine Cruise through 4 countries

Our ship, the Avalon Expression travelled through 4 countries, starting in Basel in Switzerland and finishing in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.Read More
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ECCYBOY

few6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Our 1st River Cruise

We did look at Avalon vs. the big player and found Avalon to be several thousand less with very good reviews, hence our choice of the Expression.Read More
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Arizona Budgies

many10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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