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The Avalon Expression sets sail in Europe, adding to the unique offering of Suite Ships. The Expression's two full decks of suites feature Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. Cruise along the legendary Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers, enjoying fresh breezes and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite.

    • 443

    • Length
    • 2013

    • Built Year
    • 47

    • Crew
    • 166

    • Pax Capacity
    • 67

    • Suites


Sail Date Operator Ship Departs Returns Length Price
Sep 25, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel9$3,808
Sep 25, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne11$4,737
Sep 25, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice18$8,686
Sep 25, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamMarseille16$8,007
Sep 26, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice17$8,327
Sep 26, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel8$3,449
Sep 26, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamMarseille15$7,648
Sep 26, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne10$4,378
Sep 26, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionMarseilleAmsterdam15$7,648
Oct 01, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionLucerneAmsterdam10$4,778
Oct 03, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBaselAmsterdam8$3,849
Oct 08, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionNiceAmsterdam17$7,827
Oct 09, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel9$4,108
Oct 09, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne11$5,037
Oct 09, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice18$8,286
Oct 09, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamMarseille16$7,607
Oct 10, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice17$7,927
Oct 10, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel8$3,749
Oct 10, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamMarseille15$7,248
Oct 10, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne10$4,678
Oct 10, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionMarseilleAmsterdam15$7,148
Oct 15, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionLucerneAmsterdam10$4,478
Oct 17, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBaselAmsterdam8$3,549
Oct 22, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionNiceAmsterdam17$6,777
Oct 23, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel9$3,308
Oct 23, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne11$4,147
Oct 23, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice18$7,566
Oct 23, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamMarseille16$6,907
Oct 24, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice17$7,207
Oct 24, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel8$2,949
Oct 24, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamMarseille15$6,548
Oct 24, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne10$3,788
Oct 24, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionMarseilleAmsterdam15$6,098
Oct 29, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionLucerneAmsterdam10$3,928
Oct 31, 2023Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBaselAmsterdam8$2,999
Mar 31, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionNiceAmsterdam17$6,757
Apr 02, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionPort St. LouisAmsterdam15$6,098
Apr 07, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionLucerneAmsterdam10$4,098
Apr 09, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBaselAmsterdam8$3,149
Apr 14, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionNiceAmsterdam17$7,527
Apr 15, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamZurich11$4,307
Apr 15, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice18$7,956
Apr 15, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamPort St. Louis16$7,207
Apr 15, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel9$3,358
Apr 16, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne10$3,948
Apr 16, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice17$7,597
Apr 16, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionPort St. LouisAmsterdam15$6,848
Apr 16, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel8$2,999
Apr 16, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamPort St. Louis15$6,848
Apr 21, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionLucerneAmsterdam10$4,298
Apr 23, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBaselAmsterdam8$3,349
Apr 28, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionNiceAmsterdam17$7,927
Apr 29, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamZurich11$4,257
Apr 29, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice18$8,606
Apr 29, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamPort St. Louis16$7,857
Apr 29, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel9$3,308
Apr 30, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne10$3,898
Apr 30, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice17$8,247
Apr 30, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionPort St. LouisAmsterdam15$7,248
Apr 30, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel8$2,949
Apr 30, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamPort St. Louis15$7,498
May 05, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionLucerneAmsterdam10$4,498
May 07, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBaselAmsterdam8$3,549
May 13, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamZurich11$4,457
May 13, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel9$3,508
May 14, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne10$4,098
May 14, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel8$3,149
May 19, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionLucerneAmsterdam10$4,198
May 21, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBaselAmsterdam8$3,249
May 27, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamZurich11$5,057
May 27, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel9$4,108
May 28, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne10$4,698
May 28, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionPort St. LouisAmsterdam15$7,548
May 28, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel8$3,749
Jun 02, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionLucerneAmsterdam10$4,698
Jun 04, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBaselAmsterdam8$3,749
Jun 09, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionNiceAmsterdam17$8,407
Jun 10, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamZurich11$5,057
Jun 10, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice18$8,766
Jun 10, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamPort St. Louis16$7,907
Jun 10, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel9$4,108
Jun 11, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne10$4,698
Jun 11, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice17$8,407
Jun 11, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionPort St. LouisAmsterdam15$7,548
Jun 11, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel8$3,749
Jun 11, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamPort St. Louis15$7,548
Jun 16, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionLucerneAmsterdam10$4,698
Jun 18, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBaselAmsterdam8$3,749
Jun 24, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamZurich11$5,057
Jun 24, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel9$4,108
Jun 25, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne10$4,698
Jun 25, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel8$3,749
Jun 30, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionLucerneAmsterdam10$4,848
Jul 02, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBaselAmsterdam8$3,899
Jul 08, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamZurich11$4,707
Jul 08, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice18$8,116
Jul 08, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamPort St. Louis16$7,257
Jul 08, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel9$3,758
Jul 09, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne10$4,348
Jul 09, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice17$7,757
Jul 09, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel8$3,399
Jul 09, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamPort St. Louis15$6,898
Jul 19, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamZurich11$5,207
Jul 19, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel9$4,258
Jul 20, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne10$4,848
Jul 20, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel8$3,899
Jul 25, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionLucerneAmsterdam10$4,598
Jul 27, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBaselAmsterdam8$3,649
Aug 08, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionLucerneAmsterdam10$4,348
Aug 10, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBaselAmsterdam8$3,399
Aug 16, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamZurich11$5,207
Aug 16, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel9$4,258
Aug 17, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne10$4,848
Aug 17, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel8$3,899
Aug 30, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamZurich11$5,257
Aug 30, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel9$4,308
Aug 31, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne10$4,898
Aug 31, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel8$3,949
Sep 05, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionLucerneAmsterdam10$4,998
Sep 07, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBaselAmsterdam8$4,049
Sep 15, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionNiceAmsterdam17$9,557
Sep 16, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamZurich11$4,857
Sep 16, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice18$8,986
Sep 16, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamPort St. Louis16$8,307
Sep 16, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel9$3,908
Sep 17, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne10$4,498
Sep 17, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice17$8,627
Sep 17, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionPort St. LouisAmsterdam15$8,698
Sep 17, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel8$3,549
Sep 17, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamPort St. Louis15$7,948
Sep 22, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionLucerneAmsterdam10$4,998
Sep 24, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBaselAmsterdam8$4,049
Sep 29, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionNiceAmsterdam17$8,157
Sep 30, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamZurich11$5,357
Sep 30, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice18$8,786
Sep 30, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamPort St. Louis16$8,107
Sep 30, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel9$4,408
Oct 01, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne10$4,998
Oct 01, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice17$8,427
Oct 01, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionPort St. LouisAmsterdam15$7,298
Oct 01, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel8$4,049
Oct 01, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamPort St. Louis15$7,748
Oct 06, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionLucerneAmsterdam10$4,898
Oct 08, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBaselAmsterdam8$3,949
Oct 13, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionNiceAmsterdam17$7,577
Oct 14, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamZurich11$4,907
Oct 14, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice18$8,286
Oct 14, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamPort St. Louis16$7,607
Oct 14, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel9$3,958
Oct 15, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamLucerne10$4,548
Oct 15, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamNice17$7,927
Oct 15, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionPort St. LouisAmsterdam15$6,898
Oct 15, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBasel8$3,599
Oct 15, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamPort St. Louis15$7,248
Oct 20, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionLucerneAmsterdam10$4,948
Oct 22, 2024Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBaselAmsterdam8$3,999
Apr 03, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamAmsterdam8$2,299
Apr 10, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamAmsterdam8$2,649
Apr 17, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamAmsterdam8$2,649
Apr 24, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamAmsterdam8$2,499
May 01, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamAmsterdam8$2,349
May 08, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBucharest25$10,147
May 08, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBucharest23$9,397
May 08, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBucharest22$9,198
May 08, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBudapest15$5,699
May 21, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest12$4,477
May 21, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest10$3,727
May 22, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest11$4,198
May 22, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest9$3,448
May 22, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest8$3,249
May 26, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestMunich19$7,947
May 26, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest13$4,977
May 26, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestPrague21$8,536
May 26, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest12$4,698
May 28, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestMunich17$7,197
May 28, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest11$4,227
May 28, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest10$3,948
May 28, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestPrague19$7,786
May 29, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest9$3,749
May 29, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestMunich16$6,998
Jun 06, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestMunich8$2,999
Jun 06, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestPrague10$3,588
Jun 11, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionPragueBudapest10$3,488
Jun 13, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionMunichBudapest8$2,899
Jun 20, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestAmsterdam16$6,349
Jul 05, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBudapest15$5,199
Aug 01, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest12$3,977
Aug 01, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest10$3,227
Aug 02, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest11$3,698
Aug 02, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest9$2,948
Aug 02, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest8$2,749
Aug 06, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestAmsterdam27$10,947
Aug 06, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest13$4,427
Aug 06, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest12$4,148
Aug 08, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestAmsterdam25$10,197
Aug 08, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest11$3,677
Aug 08, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest10$3,398
Aug 09, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest9$3,199
Aug 09, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionOltenitaAmsterdam24$9,998
Aug 17, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestAmsterdam16$5,549
Sep 01, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBucharest25$10,647
Sep 01, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBucharest23$9,897
Sep 01, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBucharest22$9,698
Sep 01, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBudapest15$6,149
Sep 14, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest12$4,777
Sep 14, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest10$4,027
Sep 15, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest11$4,498
Sep 15, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest9$3,748
Sep 15, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest8$3,549
Sep 19, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest13$5,177
Sep 19, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest12$4,898
Sep 21, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest11$4,427
Sep 21, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest10$4,148
Sep 22, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest9$3,949
Sep 29, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest12$4,527
Sep 29, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest10$3,777
Sep 30, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest11$4,248
Sep 30, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest9$3,498
Sep 30, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestBucharest8$3,299
Oct 04, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestAmsterdam27$10,997
Oct 04, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest13$4,677
Oct 04, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest12$4,398
Oct 06, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestAmsterdam25$10,247
Oct 06, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest11$3,927
Oct 06, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest10$3,648
Oct 07, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBucharestBudapest9$3,449
Oct 07, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionOltenitaAmsterdam24$10,048
Oct 15, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestAmsterdam16$5,599
Oct 30, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionAmsterdamBudapest15$5,099
Nov 24, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionBudapestVienna6$1,899
Nov 29, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionViennaPrague9$3,413
Nov 29, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionViennaNuremberg7$2,824
Dec 11, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionViennaPrague9$3,288
Dec 11, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionViennaNuremberg7$2,699
Dec 15, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionPragueVienna9$3,288
Dec 17, 2025Avalon WaterwaysExpressionNurembergVienna7$2,699

Ship Information

  • Maiden Voyage: 2013
  • Length: 443
  • Passenger Capacity: 166
  • Normal Crew Size: 47
  • Staterooms: 83
  • Suites: 67


Early Riser Coffee, 6 a.m. Start your day right with self-service coffee, hot water, croissants, cookies, and assorted finger foods. Breakfast Buffet, 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Enjoy a tempting selection of breads, cereals, fruits, cold cuts and cheeses, smoked salmon, pastries, yogurts, and juices. Hot items such as eggs, sausage, and bacon vary daily.

*Buffet breakfast items are conveniently color coded on all Avalon Waterways river cruise ships to indicate foods that are low calorie, low fat/low calorie, high fiber, low cholesterol, and high energy

Lunch Buffet, 12:30 p.m. Select from intriguing appetizers, hearty soups, hot dishes, homemade breads, cold cuts and cheeses, salads, and delectable desserts. Afternoon Tea, 4 p.m. Take a mid-day break with coffee or tea and cake or cookies served in the lounge or on the top deck. Dinner, 7:30 p.m. Dine elegantly with a sit-down meal served in a single sitting. The chef will delight you with gourmet selections and the perfect, complimentary wines (complimentary beer or soft drinks also available). Menus typically feature an appetizer, soup, entree, dessert, and coffee or tea. 

Note: Meal times may vary depending on cruise schedule.

Age Restrictions

Travelers who are less than 18 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of the vacation. We do not accept children less than 8 years old on any Avalon Waterways vacations. If a child will be traveling with adults other than the parents or with only one parent, it is recommended that a notarized letter be written by the parents or non-traveling parent granting authorization to travel, including the dates of travel.


Gratuities on board and on land are not included in the cruise price. Tipping is a personal way to show your satisfaction for good service and is always appreciated. It is recommended that tips be paid in cash.


Category E
Square Footage: 172

Category E

Staterooms have comfort collection beds, deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, choice of soft or firm pillows, extra blankets, choice of bed configuration, nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, hair dryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, easy under-bed luggage storage, flat screen satellite TV with movie channels, alarm clock, direct-dial telephone, bathrobes & slippers, well-stocked minibar, complimentary bottled water, in-room safe, individual climate control, elegant, contemporary design throughout, and a large mirror in bathroom. Located on Indigo Deck Forward.

Category D
Square Footage: 172

Category D

Staterooms have comfort collection beds, deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, hair dryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, easy under-bed luggage storage, flat screen satellite TV with movie channels, alarm clock, direct-dial telephone, bathrobes & slippers, well-stocked minibar, in-room safe, individual climate control, elegant, contemporary design throughout, and a large mirror in bathroom. Located on Indigo Deck Aft.

Category B
Square Footage: 200

Category B

Panorama Suites feature comfort collection beds, deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, hair dryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, easy under-bed luggage storage, flat screen satellite TV with movie channels, well-stocked minibar, wall-to-wall panoramic window with open-air Balcony, open-air balcony with full 6-person seating area. Located on Sapphire Deck Aft.

Category A
Square Footage: 200

Category A

Panorama Suites feature comfort collection beds, deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, hair dryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, easy under-bed luggage storage, flat screen satellite TV with movie channels, well-stocked minibar, wall-to-wall panoramic window with open-air Balcony, open-air balcony with full 6-person seating area. Located on Sapphire Deck Forward.

Category P
Square Footage: 200

Category P

Panorama Suites feature comfort collection beds, deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, hair dryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, easy under-bed luggage storage, flat screen satellite TV with movie channels, well-stocked minibar, wall-to-wall panoramic window with open-air Balcony, open-air balcony with full 6-person seating area. Located on Royal Deck.

Category Royal Suite
Square Footage: 300

Category Royal Suite

Suites include Comfort Collection Beds, Deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, Nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, Hair dryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, Easy under-bed luggage storage, Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels, Alarm clock, Direct-dial telephone, Bathrobes & slippers, Well-stocked minibar, In-room safe Individual climate control, Elegant, contemporary design throughout, Large mirror in bathroom, Marble countertops in bathroom, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Complimentary use of iPad mobile digital devices, Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony, Open-Air Balcony with full 6-person seating area, Full shower with glass door, Writing desk and Coffee table. Located on Royal Deck.

Life on Board


Dining Room

When it comes to dining, you'll savor your destination in more ways than one. Professional chefs will delight your taste buds with regional specialties as well as Western favorites. Located on the Sapphire Deck.


Panorama Bistro

Enjoy a light dinner alternative in the Panorama Bistro featuring regional specialties and wines. Located on the Royal Deck.


Sky Bistro

Why not sit outside and enjoy your lunch while watching the passing scenery. Located on the Sky Deck.


Club Lounge

An ever-changing landscape serves as the ultimate backdrop as you relax in the Club Lounge. Located on the Royal Deck.


Internet Corner

If you need to check your email and keep in touch, there are computers available for your personal use. Located on the Royal Deck.


Observation Lounge

Enjoy onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment with any outside viewing area. Located on the Royal Deck.


Panorama Lounge

Sit back and relax meeting new friends while having a drink at the lounge. Located on the Royal Deck.


Sky Deck

Relax at the Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs and a shade system or have fun at the game area. Located on the Sky Deck.


Fitness Center

The Fitness Center is well equipped so you can stick to your fitness program while on vacation. Take advantage of state-of-the-art cardio equipment while enjoying the view of unforgettable passing landscapes. Located on the Indigo Deck.



Of course you want to look your best on vacation, there is a salon for all your hair care and manicure needs. Located on the Royal Deck.



The whirlpool is the perfect place to unwind after an exciting day of sightseeing. Located on the Sky Deck.

Hygiene and Safety Protocols

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Avalon Waterways' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Avalon Waterways has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Avalon Waterways' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Avalon Waterways' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.


New embarkation procedures to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including:

  • Social distancing throughout embarkation
  • Mandatory health screening, including touch-free temperature-check, for all guests and crew
  • Luggage disinfection prior to onboarding (with crew wearing gloves and masks)


In addition to Avalon Waterways' Open-Air staterooms, the air in the ships is not circulated between staterooms; only within an individual stateroom and mixed with fresh, outside air.


New social distancing guidelines for guests throughout their Avalon cruise include:

  • Reducing ship capacity as required for more space on board per guest
  • Introducing more dining venues for more dining space per person
  • Crew wearing masks for the duration of the cruise during any guest interaction
  • Providing masks for guests to wear during any event where social proximity could become an issue, including disembarkation for excursions and safety drills
  • Adjusting ratio of guides and coaches for excursions, as required


  • Electrostatic disinfecting systems
  • UV disinfecting systems


Reducing risk with hands-free service, including:

  • More hand-sanitizing stations throughout the ship
  • Required use of hand-sanitizing stations when leaving the ship, returning to the ship and entering dining venues as well as entering each public/common space
  • Self-serve stations, including buffets, drinks, specialty coffees and snacks have been replaced with crew service
  • All buffets (breakfast and lunch) replaced by a full range of á la carte menu choices
  • Hourly (or more frequent) disinfection of all public areas


Enhanced cleaning procedures throughout each ship, including these additional steps that go above-and-beyond Avalon’s already strict procedures:

  • Deep disinfection of each stateroom between cruises, including:
    • Use of disinfectants and cleaning materials that meet the highest standards
    • Soft goods in each stateroom (mattress, sofa, window coverings, chairs, etc.) disinfected between cruises
  • Disinfection of all dining areas between meals
  • Disinfection of all shared items like umbrellas, bicycles and other Adventure Center items
  • Disinfection of all goods prior to loading on the ship
  • Ongoing crew training in protective equipment use and hygiene


Ensuring a healthy crew, including:

  • Medical certificate required prior to start of contract
  • Daily temperature checks
  • Social distancing in crew living quarters
  • Regular health screenings

Expression Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 58 reviews about Expression - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only
Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

AVALON did NOT disappoint again--- this was our third Riverboat trip with Avalon. Ship was beautiful -- staff was excellent --- food was absolutely amazing. Entertainment was great -- guides for the off boat tours were very knowledgeable and personal.


Avalon vs. Viking: I would probably go back to Viking, but each has it's favorable points and room for improvement. The Avalon ship was spotless and the staff was quite good. The food was fine. The Cruise Director was the best I have experienced anywhere. The cabin was spacious, but I missed having the lanai. The guides were great and timing was spot-on. The onboard entertainer was mediocre at best, though, and that really was a downer. On our Viking cruise two years ago, the onboard entertainer was awesome and a good part of our social time was spent enjoying him in the lounge. This guy on Avalon could not sing and his music was intended for the 80 year old+ audience. No one danced or sang along. Disappointing. One of the special music guests was incredibly good, and the other was incredibly bad.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2019

Our Avalon Waterways river cruise was phenomenal! So much fun! The cruise director was wonderful! The staff and the wait service are going to be missed! The excursions kept us up and moving everyday, which was expected. The local guides were all great! It was a dream vacation for sure! A guided tour of Europe was our best decision. Very happy indeed!


Very pleasant and helpful and resulted in significant savings versus booking directly.

Reviewed on May 28, 2019

I was a bit skeptical when I booked but that went away the first day. Everyone was very helpful and everything was fabulous, hope we can do another trip soon.

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