Avalon Expression

443 ft.
Danube, Rhine, Rhone,
Main, Saone, Neckar
Country Regions
Bavaria, Rhine Valley, Castle

Ship Overview

Have you dreamt of going on a river cruise on a luxury ship fitted out with all the luxuries and amenities imaginable? Did your dreams include delicious al fresco lunches on an open deck, bedrooms where the indoors and outdoors were the same thing and endless space to do your own thing? Wake up and experience the Avalon Expression, a premier ship in Avalon’s range of river cruising Suite Ships. Two entire decks of Panorama Suites will transform your cruise experience with wall-to-wall panorama windows and an Open-Air Balcony. At 200 square feet the Panorama Suites give you 30% more space and luxury than the current industry standard. Wake up out of your dreams to the glorious experience of exciting river views, Sky Decks, Bistros both indoors and on the open deck, great food, luxurious loungers, free Wi-Fi, relaxing whirlpools and so many other features.

  • Premium lounge chairs, awnings and whirlpool at the Sky deck
  • Games at the Sky Deck
  • Smoke-free rooms
  • Panoramic windows that extend from wall-to-wall
  • Viewing deck to soak in the sights
  • European destination guided excursions with headsets
  • Friendly crew who speak English comfortably
  • Certified Local Guides for smarter sightseeing
  • Experienced Cruise Director
  • The best of design and aesthetics
  • Modern technology at its best
  • Fully equipped Fitness Center
  • Room service available for beverages and Continental breakfast (service fee applies)
  • Enjoy fresh local fruit at all times of the day
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access and use of computers in public areas
  • Cinema-style movie nights
  • Biking sightseeing tours in Amsterdam and Durnstein
  • Nordic walking sticks available
  • Fun activities and lectures onboard
  • Free bicycle renting facility at many ports
  • Light and healthy lunch and dinner at the Panorama Bistro
  • Tea, premium coffees and hot chocolate freely available at self-service counters
  • Guided tour of the ship
  • Hair salon (manicures available)
  • Passengers can choose independent, leisurely or traditional options for sightseeing
  • Local artists, chefs and artisans brought onboard for special events
  • English television channels with more than 100 free movies
  • Well-stocked library
  • Complimentary maps
  • Assistance to make recommendations, reservations and other assistance for a personalized cruise
  • Food and wine tastings of regional cuisines at the Panorama Bistro
  • Curated selection of favorite customs, cultures and cuisines of the destinations


Staterooms / Suites

  • Avalon Deluxe Stateroom (Cat. D, E) - 172 sq. ft.
  • Panorama Suite (Cat. A, B, P) - 200 sq. ft.
  • Royal Suite - 300 sq. ft.


  • Storage space under the bed for luggage and shoes
  • Beautiful furnishings and fittings
  • L'Occitane bath products for perfect luxury
  • In-room safe
  • Bathrooms with oversized mirrors
  • Comfort Collection Beds
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Individual climate control
  • Satellite Flatscreen television and movie channel
  • Vanity
  • Soft duvets in a classy European design
  • Cozy pillows
  • Complimentary bottled drinking water
  • Bed configuration options
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Three-door closets with ample storage room
  • Relax in cushioned slippers and soft bathrobes
  • Alarm clock
  • Super comfortable Egyptian combed cotton linens
  • Two windows
  • Minibar with all the essentials
  • Mattress toppers made of memory foam
  • Hairdryer
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Extra blankets
  • Bedside tables and lamps for reading
  • Elegant shower with a full-length glass door
  • A desk for writing or work

Deck Plans

Sky Deck
Sky Deck
Royal Deck
Royal Deck
Sapphire Deck
Sapphire Deck
Indigo Deck
Indigo Deck
Deck Plan
Deck Plan


  • Special early-riser breakfast
  • Panorama Bistro serving light meals and small portions of regional foods and wines
  • Welcome dinner
  • A full choice of regional & Western cuisine with all meals onboard the ship
  • Relaxing bar with premium spirits
  • Food prepared in a clean and healthy manner
  • Elegant four-course dinners featuring appetizers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts or cheese
  • Continental breakfast & accompanying beverages available as room service with a service fee
  • Sky Deck with Sky Bistro for light meals and cocktails
  • Open and tastefully designed dining room
  • Tastings of the famous foods of various destinations
  • Avalon Fresh, starting from 2017, featuring healthy and delicious recipes with only fresh and local ingredients
  • Healthy breakfast buffets with low fat and low calorie foods, with high fiber and energy values
  • Complimentary juices
  • Sweets and snacks and tea and or coffee for Afternoon Tea
  • Complimentary tea, exotic coffees and hot chocolate at self-service counters
  • Night Fare at 10:30 pm
  • Lavish farewell dinner with five meal courses
  • Specials on drinks during social hour at the Panorama Lounge
  • Daily late-riser breakfast
  • Buffet breakfast every day, with sparkling wines and eggs made to preference
  • Seasonal cuisine with the best local ingredients
  • Sparkling wine & canapés at the elegant Captain’s Reception
  • Complimentary beer, wine, or soft drinks with dinner and from 2017 with lunch also
  • A choice of tea or coffee after dinner
  • Carving and pasta counters with the lunch buffet

Avalon Expression Tours