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Suite Ship
443 feet
37.50 feet
5.50 feet
12.0 knots
220 AC

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Avalon Expression

Travel from Budapest to Vienna, discover Balkan countries, spend a night in Transylvania, enjoy a new culinary experience in French and German cities, and get much more from your unforgettable Avalon Expression cruise. This ship takes guests along the Rhine, Rhone, Danube, and other European rivers throughout Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia, the Netherlands, and other countries. You can explore lovely cities and villages within these destinations that bring new, exciting memories.

Enjoy fine wines in the main dining room aboard Avalon Expression.

Launched in 2014, Avalon Expression is one of Avalon Waterways fleet of “Suite Ships,” featuring two full decks of suites that are at least 200 square feet, making them 30% larger than the industry standard. On your fantastic Avalon Expression cruise, you can expect personalized service, elegant accommodations, mouthwatering meals, and excellent itineraries, making for a fabulous cruise experience.

Avalon Expression can carry 166 passengers, promising every guest a very personalized cruise with individual attention from the crew. Avalon Waterways embodies a welcoming spirit on all of their ships, and Avalon Expression is no exception. The staff is ready to help you with anything you need. Since the ship has such a small capacity, your chances of making new friends are much higher than on a larger vessel. The crew can even assist you in throwing private in-suite cocktail parties so you can truly enjoy your time onboard with the friends you make.


Every Avalon Expression cruise offers fabulous itineraries, immersing guests right in the center of European culture. One of the biggest benefits of a river cruise is that you can spend the entire day seeing all there is to offer. Then, you can wake up and do it all over again in a brand-new city or village. Some of the destinations to which Avalon Expression can take you include:

Enjoy delectable cuisine aboard Avalon Expression.
  • Vienna, Austria;
  • Melk, Austria;
  • Budapest, Hungary;
  • Bratislava, Slovakia;
  • Passau, Germany;
  • Nuremberg, Germany; and more!

Every stop offers different-paced tours with local experts and many different ways to learn about the European history and culture in each city, including bicycle tours. Imagine visiting Germany’s beautiful Black Forest, sampling local European cheese and wines, or exploring castle ruins in Heidelberg. With a fantastic Avalon Expression cruise, these things can easily become a reality. Cultural enrichment doesn’t end once you step back onto your ship. Experts and special guest lecturers are willing to pass on their specialized knowledge to you through Avalon Waterways seemingly limitless onboard enrichment program.

Dining Options

Another great highlight of Avalon Expression cruises is the must-have cuisine. From the Welcome Dinner to the Farewell Gala, you can revel in the different flavors of regionally-influenced cuisine or stick with traditional western favorites. From al fresco lunches to full buffets and four-course dinners with plenty of healthy options, you’ll never hear your stomach grumbling for long.

  • Breakfast is served as early as 6 a.m. with a second late-riser option, and you can get food all the way up to 10:30 p.m.
  • Avalon Expression offers complimentary wine, beer, or soda with all lunches and dinners and sparkling wine with breakfast, so you never have to worry about racking up a tab.

Activities & Entertainment

When you’re not out exploring, you can discover many great things to do onboard Avalon Expression.

  • After a long day of tours and sightseeing, you can relax on the Sky Deck with comfortable lounge furniture, shaded areas, a whirlpool, and a game area.
  • You may also spend your free time using the onboard fitness center, hair salon, and library or visiting the two onboard lounges for a refreshing mixed drink.

Staterooms & Suites

In your stateroom, you can enjoy a handful of lavish amenities such as a flat-screen TV with English-speaking channels and over 50 free movies, complimentary filtered water, a fully stocked minibar, nightly turn-down service, a full-size closet mirror, alarm clock, safe, vanity, lighted makeup mirror and the ability to adjust the room’s temperature.

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Beautiful Panorama Lounge with a Bar aboard Avalon Expression.

Ship Highlights

Suite Ship

Avalon Expression is one of Avalon Waterways “Suite Ships.” This vessel emphasizes the 67 suites onboard. Each of these suites features a one-of-a-kind, wall-to-wall sliding glass door that fully opens, turning your entire suite into an Open-Air Balcony. Regarding your bedding, Avalon Waterways provides you with their own brand of premium bedding, including orthopedic mattresses and a choice of pillows. All beds in these staterooms face the water, so the first thing you wake up to every morning is a view of the beautiful European river you’re cruising.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

During your Avalon Expression cruise, you can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi in your stateroom and throughout the ship. This enables you to research your upcoming ports of call, stay connected with friends and family back home, and even keep up with business demands while traveling.

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