Avalon Expression

Avalon Expression Review and Specifications

Specifications of Avalon Expression

Year built 2013  /  Age : 4
Flag state Germany
Builder Den Breejen BV (Holland)
Class Suite Ship
Owner MS Main GmbH & Co KG Hamburg
Operator Avalon Waterways
Speed 12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
Length (LOA) 135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width) 12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage 2775 gt
Passengers 84 - 166
Crew 47
Decks 4
Cabins 84
Decks with cabins 3
Christened by Patricia Schultz

Review of Avalon Expression

The Avalon Expression boat cruises on Danube River departing from Amsterdam, Budapest, Prague and Nurnberg.

Avalon Expression cruise ship is part of Avalon Waterways cutting-edge Suite Ships. This magnificent river boat features two decks of Panorama Suites, all with wall-to-wall windows, transforming the living space into open-air unique balcony. The Panorama Suites boast 200 sq. feet, which is more than 30% than the standard, and affords passengers incomparable opportunity to face each morning the splendid scenery.Avalon Expression cruise ship Avalon Waterways Expression onboard amenities include the Panorama Bistro alternative dining, expanded fitness center, spacious Sky Deck with lounge chairs, complimentary Wi-Fi access, whirlpool and al fresco lunches at Expression's Sky Bistro.

Avalon Expression river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Avalon river cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Avalon Waterways cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On Avalon Expression cruises, Avalon Waterways offers USA flights-inclusive deals with discount airfare and complimentary airport transfers.

RIver Cruise Itineraries

Follows the list of Avalon Expression itineraries as themes officially announced by the Avalon Waterways line:

  • (7-nights cruising) "Tulip Time Cruise" are Springtime themed 8-days Belgium and Holland river cruises from Amsterdam (round-trip, code WAA).
  • (7-nights cruising) "Magnificent Europe" are 15-days river cruises from Amsterdam to Budapest (Eastbound, code WAB), and the reverse from Budapest to Amsterdam (Westbound, code WBA).
  • (7-nights cruising) “The Blue Danube Discovery” are 13-days river cruises from Budapest to Prague (Nuremberg disembarkation, Westbound, code WBN). The reverse route is themed “The Legendary Danube” – (7-days sailing) 11-days river cruises from Prague to Budapest (Eastbound, code WNB, Nuremberg embarkation). "Cruising-Only" deals are from Nuremberg to Budapest (code WNBO) and the reverse from Budapest to Nuremberg (code WBNO).
  • (3-nights cruising) "A Taste of the Danube" are 8-days river cruises from Vienna to Budapest (Eastbound, code WVB), and the reverse from Budapest to Vienna (Westbound, code WBV). "Cruising-Only" deals are from Budapest to Nuremberg (code WBVO, non-inclusive of Budapest hotel package).
  • (7-nights cruising) "Capitals of Central Europe" are 10-days Danube river cruises from Prague to Budapest (Eastbound, code WPB), and the reverse from Budapest to Prague (Westbound, code WBP). "Cruising-Only" deals are from Passau to Budapest (code WPBO, non-inclusive of Prague hotel package).
  • (5-nights cruising) "Austrian Highlights and Bavaria" are 9-days river cruises from Munich to Vienna (Eastbound, code WPV), and the reverse from Vienna to Munich/Passau (Westbound, code WVP). Departures from Vienna include disembarkation in Passau, then bus travel to Munich (luxury hotel package included /2-night stay). "Cruising-Only" deals are from Vienna to Passau (code WVPO) and from Passau to Vienna (code WPVO).

Avalon Expression wiki

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  • Cabin grades number: 6
  • Total number of cabins: 84 (of which 2 Royal Suite, 66 Panorama Suite, 16 with non-opening windows).
  • Restaurants: Expression (dining room), Panorama Bistro, Sky Bistro (al-fresco).
  • Lounges & Bars: Panorama Lounge & Bar (observation, with an outside viewing deck), Club Lounge, Library/Internet Corner, Expression Atrium Lobby, Hair Salon, Fitness, Sun Deck (Sky Lounge & Bar, Sky Bistro, Whirlpool, shaded seating, deck games area).
  • Avalon Expression cruise deals are inclusive of Wi-Fi Internet, room-service, all land tours and excursions (by certified local tour guides), port taxes, flights, motorcoach transfers, live evening entertainment (local performers), daily enrichment lectures, Expression cruise ship tour ("behind-the-scenes"), food and wine tastings, 24-hour premium coffee/tea/hot chocolate, replenished daily bottled water.
  • The Avalon Expression boat is the 5th vessel in the line's "Suite Ships" class. With this unique river cruise ship design are also the Avalon Waterways ships Artistry 2IlluminationImpressionPanorama, Poetry 2Tapestry 2Tranquility 2Visionary and Vista. The list of its best features includes: 2 full decks of spacious Suite accommodations (each with wall-to-wall sliding windows and French Balcony) and large and diverse public venues all with full panorama views. Each of these ships is equipped with two "C32 ACERT" Caterpillar Marine diesel engines (total power output 1420 kW / 1930 HP), plus an emergency diesel generator. The Artistry 2 ship's propulsion is diesel-electric, with one azimuth thruster (at the bow) and a "Silent Drive System" (separating the ship's engines from passenger staterooms).
  • The Avalon cruise ship Expression was launched in 2013 on May 6th. It was christened in Koblenz (Germany) by mrs Patricia Schultz - co-author of Berlitz travel guides and a bestselling travel books author of the "1,000 Places to See Before You Die" series (including the "USA-Canada" and "Germany-Austria-Switzerland" themed).

Cabins Types, Sizes, Categories (high to low) 

  • Amenities in all types of staterooms - 2 twin beds converting to queen-sized, 3-door closets with shelves, private bathroom (glass-door shower, hairdryer, bathrobes, slippers), sofa, coffee table, flat TV, vanity/writing desk, private French balcony (floor-to-ceiling sliding door), individual climate control, phone, mini bar, safe, deluxe pillow menu, complimentary bottled water. Cabin occupancy - 2 guests in room.
  • 2x "Royal Suites" (RS) - deck 3, size 300 ft2 / 28 m2
  • Panorama Suites - P (x33, deck 3), A (x23, deck 2), B (x9, deck 2) - size 200 ft2 / 18,6 m2.
  • Deluxe Staterooms (category, number) - D (x10, deck 1), E (6, deck 1) - size 172 ft2 / 16 m2).

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Avalon Expression Itineraries 2018

The below listed Avalon Expression cruise prices on 2018 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Avalon Waterways fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Budapest cruise port

13 April 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna
Prices starting
from $2346
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13 Apr      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
15 Apr     Bratislava, Slovakia   
16 Apr     Melk, Austria   
17 Apr      Arriving in Vienna, Austria   

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Vienna cruise port

16 April 2018 5 nights / 6 days, one-way from Vienna to Passau
Prices starting
from $3147
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16 Apr      Departing from Vienna, Austria   
18 Apr     Vienna, Austria   
19 Apr     Durnstein, Austria   
19 Apr     Melk, Austria   
20 Apr     Grein, Austria   
20 Apr     Linz, Austria   
21 Apr     Passau, Germany   
22 Apr      Arriving in Passau, Germany   

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Budapest cruise port

28 April 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna
Prices starting
from $2438
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28 Apr      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
30 Apr     Bratislava, Slovakia   
01 May     Melk, Austria   
02 May      Arriving in Vienna, Austria   

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Vienna cruise port

01 May 2018 3 nights / 4 days, one-way from Vienna to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2438
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01 May      Departing from Vienna, Austria   
03 May     Melk, Austria   
04 May     Bratislava, Slovakia   
05 May      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

04 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $4620
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04 May      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
06 May     Danube River   
06 May - 07 May     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
07 May     Vienna, Austria   
08 May     Durnstein, Austria   
08 May     Wachau Valley, Austria   
08 May     Melk, Austria   
09 May     Passau, Germany   
10 May     Regensburg, Germany   
11 May     Roth, Germany   
12 May      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   

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Prague cruise port

11 May 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Prague to Budapest
Prices starting
from $4262
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11 May      Departing from Prague, Czech Republic (Coach transfer)   
11 May      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
13 May     Nuremberg, Germany   
14 May     Regensburg, Germany   
15 May     Passau, Germany   
16 May     Melk, Austria   
16 May     Wachau Valley, Austria   
16 May - 17 May     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
17 May     Vienna, Austria   
18 May     Budapest, Hungary   
19 May      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

18 May 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $5980
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18 May      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
20 May     Budapest, Hungary   
21 May     Bratislava, Slovakia   
22 May     Vienna, Austria   
23 May     Durnstein, Austria   
23 May     Melk, Austria   
24 May     Passau, Germany   
25 May     Regensburg, Germany   
26 May     Nuremberg, Germany   
27 May     Bamberg, Germany   
28 May     Wurzburg, Germany   
29 May     Main River   
30 May     Rudesheim, Germany   
31 May     Cologne, Germany   
01 Jun - 02 Jun     Amsterdam, Holland (Overnight)   
02 Jun      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

01 June 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
Prices starting
from $5856
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01 Jun      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
03 Jun     Amsterdam, Holland   
04 Jun     Cologne, Germany   
05 Jun     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
05 Jun     Rudesheim, Germany   
06 Jun     Main River   
06 Jun     Miltenberg, Germany   
07 Jun     Wurzburg, Germany   
08 Jun     Bamberg, Germany   
09 Jun     Nuremberg, Germany   
10 Jun     Regensburg, Germany   
11 Jun     Passau, Germany   
12 Jun     Melk, Austria   
12 Jun     Wachau Valley, Austria   
12 Jun     Durnstein, Austria   
13 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
14 Jun     Bratislava, Slovakia   
15 Jun - 16 Jun     Budapest, Hungary (Overnight)   
16 Jun      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Prague cruise port

22 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Prague to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3831
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22 Jun      Departing from Prague, Czech Republic (Coach transfer)   
22 Jun      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
24 Jun     Nuremberg, Germany   
25 Jun     Regensburg, Germany   
26 Jun     Passau, Germany   
27 Jun     Melk, Austria   
27 Jun     Wachau Valley, Austria   
27 Jun - 28 Jun     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
28 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
29 Jun     Budapest, Hungary   
30 Jun      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

29 June 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $4188
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29 Jun      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
01 Jul     Danube River   
01 Jul - 02 Jul     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
02 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
03 Jul     Durnstein, Austria   
03 Jul     Wachau Valley, Austria   
03 Jul     Melk, Austria   
04 Jul     Passau, Germany   
05 Jul     Regensburg, Germany   
06 Jul     Roth, Germany   
07 Jul      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   

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Prague cruise port

06 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Prague to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3099
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06 Jul      Departing from Prague, Czech Republic (Coach transfer)   
06 Jul      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
08 Jul     Nuremberg, Germany   
09 Jul     Regensburg, Germany   
10 Jul     Passau, Germany   
11 Jul     Melk, Austria   
11 Jul     Wachau Valley, Austria   
11 Jul - 12 Jul     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
12 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
13 Jul     Budapest, Hungary   
14 Jul      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Prague cruise port

20 July 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Prague to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3790
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20 Jul      Departing from Prague, Czech Republic (Coach transfer)   
20 Jul      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
22 Jul     Nuremberg, Germany   
23 Jul     Regensburg, Germany   
24 Jul     Passau, Germany   
25 Jul     Melk, Austria   
25 Jul     Wachau Valley, Austria   
25 Jul - 26 Jul     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
26 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
27 Jul     Budapest, Hungary   
28 Jul      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

27 July 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $5066
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27 Jul      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
29 Jul     Budapest, Hungary   
30 Jul     Bratislava, Slovakia   
31 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
01 Aug     Durnstein, Austria   
01 Aug     Melk, Austria   
02 Aug     Passau, Germany   
03 Aug     Regensburg, Germany   
04 Aug     Nuremberg, Germany   
05 Aug     Bamberg, Germany   
06 Aug     Wurzburg, Germany   
07 Aug     Main River   
08 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
09 Aug     Cologne, Germany   
10 Aug - 11 Aug     Amsterdam, Holland (Overnight)   
11 Aug      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

10 August 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
Prices starting
from $5835
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10 Aug      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
12 Aug     Amsterdam, Holland   
13 Aug     Cologne, Germany   
14 Aug     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
14 Aug     Rudesheim, Germany   
15 Aug     Main River   
15 Aug     Miltenberg, Germany   
16 Aug     Wurzburg, Germany   
17 Aug     Bamberg, Germany   
18 Aug     Nuremberg, Germany   
19 Aug     Regensburg, Germany   
20 Aug     Passau, Germany   
21 Aug     Melk, Austria   
21 Aug     Wachau Valley, Austria   
21 Aug     Durnstein, Austria   
22 Aug     Vienna, Austria   
23 Aug     Bratislava, Slovakia   
24 Aug - 25 Aug     Budapest, Hungary (Overnight)   
25 Aug      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

24 August 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $4320
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24 Aug      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
26 Aug     Danube River   
26 Aug - 27 Aug     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
27 Aug     Vienna, Austria   
28 Aug     Durnstein, Austria   
28 Aug     Wachau Valley, Austria   
28 Aug     Melk, Austria   
29 Aug     Passau, Germany   
30 Aug     Regensburg, Germany   
31 Aug     Roth, Germany   
01 Sep      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   

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Prague cruise port

31 August 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Prague to Budapest
Prices starting
from $4158
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31 Aug      Departing from Prague, Czech Republic (Coach transfer)   
31 Aug      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
02 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
03 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
04 Sep     Passau, Germany   
05 Sep     Melk, Austria   
05 Sep     Wachau Valley, Austria   
05 Sep - 06 Sep     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
06 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
07 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
08 Sep      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

07 September 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam
Prices starting
from $6393
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07 Sep      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
09 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
10 Sep     Bratislava, Slovakia   
11 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
12 Sep     Durnstein, Austria   
12 Sep     Melk, Austria   
13 Sep     Passau, Germany   
14 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
15 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
16 Sep     Bamberg, Germany   
17 Sep     Wurzburg, Germany   
18 Sep     Main River   
19 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
20 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
21 Sep - 22 Sep     Amsterdam, Holland (Overnight)   
22 Sep      Arriving in Amsterdam, Holland   

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Amsterdam cruise port

21 September 2018 14 nights / 15 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest
Prices starting
from $6315
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21 Sep      Departing from Amsterdam, Holland   
23 Sep     Amsterdam, Holland   
24 Sep     Cologne, Germany   
25 Sep     Rhine Gorge, Germany   
25 Sep     Rudesheim, Germany   
26 Sep     Main River   
26 Sep     Miltenberg, Germany   
27 Sep     Wurzburg, Germany   
28 Sep     Bamberg, Germany   
29 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
30 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
01 Oct     Passau, Germany   
02 Oct     Melk, Austria   
02 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
02 Oct     Durnstein, Austria   
03 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
04 Oct     Bratislava, Slovakia   
05 Oct - 06 Oct     Budapest, Hungary (Overnight)   
06 Oct      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

05 October 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $4188
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05 Oct      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
07 Oct     Danube River   
07 Oct - 08 Oct     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
08 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
09 Oct     Durnstein, Austria   
09 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
09 Oct     Melk, Austria   
10 Oct     Passau, Germany   
11 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
12 Oct     Roth, Germany   
13 Oct      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   

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Prague cruise port

12 October 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Prague to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3698
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12 Oct      Departing from Prague, Czech Republic (Coach transfer)   
12 Oct      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
14 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
15 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
16 Oct     Passau, Germany   
17 Oct     Melk, Austria   
17 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
17 Oct - 18 Oct     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
18 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
19 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
20 Oct      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

19 October 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $4005
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19 Oct      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
21 Oct     Danube River   
21 Oct - 22 Oct     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
22 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
23 Oct     Durnstein, Austria   
23 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
23 Oct     Melk, Austria   
24 Oct     Passau, Germany   
25 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
26 Oct     Roth, Germany   
27 Oct      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   

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Prague cruise port

26 October 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Prague to Budapest
Prices starting
from $3514
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26 Oct      Departing from Prague, Czech Republic (Coach transfer)   
26 Oct      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
28 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
29 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
30 Oct     Passau, Germany   
31 Oct     Melk, Austria   
31 Oct     Wachau Valley, Austria   
31 Oct - 01 Nov     Vienna, Austria (Overnight)   
01 Nov     Vienna, Austria   
02 Nov     Budapest, Hungary   
03 Nov      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary   

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Budapest cruise port

02 November 2018 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Deggendorf
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02 Nov      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
04 Nov     Budapest, Hungary   
05 Nov     Bratislava, Slovakia   
06 Nov     Vienna, Austria   
07 Nov     Durnstein, Austria   
07 Nov     Melk, Austria   
08 Nov     Linz, Austria   
09 Nov     Passau, Germany   
10 Nov      Arriving in Deggendorf, Germany   

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