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Avalon Expression Review

Avalon Expression
Avalon Expression
2019 Best River

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Crew 47
Passenger to Crew 0:1
Launched 2013
Shore Excursions 73

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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.

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More about Avalon Expression

Where does Avalon Expression sail from?
Avalon Expression departs from Amsterdam and Frankfurt.
Where does Avalon Expression sail to?
How much does it cost to go on Avalon Expression?
Cruises on Avalon Expression start from $1,614 per person.
Is Avalon Expression a good ship to cruise on?
Avalon Expression won 1 award over the years, including Best River in 2019.

Awards and Recognition

Cruise Critic Cruisers’ Choice

  • 2019 Best River

Avalon Expression Member Reviews

Avalon Expression
Sail Date: Sep 2018
Because of the low water situation on the Danube, our intended 14-day cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest became four nights in hotels, three days on buses, and 10 nights on the beautiful Avalon Expression...Read More
Avalon Expression
Sail Date: Sep 2018
We did find the Avalon Expression and learned the story. From that moment on there wasn’t another glitch....Read More
Avalon Expression
Sail Date: Nov 2019
We arrived at the Zurich airport after visiting friends in Zurich and the connection was perfect. We were sent to the bus to await the rest of the guests arriving that morning. The bus was clean and very...Read More
Avalon Expression
Kevin of Denver
Sail Date: May 2018
it was the Avalon Expression, from Prague to Bratislava to Vienna. Or... was it Budapest? Cruise director was the amazing Tony. It was an English speaking group, and about 4 to 6 days long....Read More

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