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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.


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 $1,899 per person.

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

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

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

Absolutely top grade company.

Our recent Rhine River cruise on the Avalon Expression was our 5th with Avalon.Read More

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Everything we had hoped for!

We went on an Avalon river cruise, the Rhine and Rhone revealed for 14 days. We were on 2 ships during the trip, the Expression on the Rhine and Poetry II on the Rhone.Read More

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

Rhine Cruise

The overall cruise on the Expression was fine. the cabins are nice and provide adequate room. The service and staff were all very nice. We were disappointed with the food.Read More

2-5 Cruises

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