Avalon Expression

Avalon Expression current position

Avalon Expression current location is at Europe Inland (coordinates 51.90261 N / 5.63802 E) cruising en route to DODEWAARD. The AIS position was reported 4 minutes ago.

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Current itinerary of Avalon Expression

Avalon Expression current cruise is 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles. The itinerary starts on 02 Apr, 2024 and ends on 16 Apr, 2024.

Specifications of Avalon Expression

Year of build2013  /  Age: 11
Flag state Germany
BuilderScheepswerf Den Breejen Shipyard (Hardinxveld-Giessendam, Holland)
ClassSuite Ship
Speed12 kn / 22 km/h / 14 mph
Length (LOA)135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width)12 m / 39 ft
Gross Tonnage2775 gt
Passengers84 - 166
Crew47
Decks4
Cabins84
Decks with cabins3
Sister-shipsAvalon Envision, Avalon Illumination, Avalon Impression, Avalon Passion, Avalon View
Christened byPatricia Schultz
OwnerMS Main GmbH & Co KG Hamburg
OperatorAvalon Waterways

Avalon Expression Itineraries

DateItineraryDeparture PortPrice from
2024 Apr 02 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles Amsterdam
2024 Apr 09 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2078
2024 Apr 16 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $2528
2024 Apr 16 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles Amsterdam $5149
2024 Apr 23 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2228
2024 Apr 30 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2024 Apr 30 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles Amsterdam
2024 May 07 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2378
2024 May 14 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $2653
2024 May 21 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2728
2024 May 28 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $3577
2024 May 28 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles Amsterdam
2024 Jun 04 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2677
2024 Jun 11 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $2528
2024 Jun 11 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles Amsterdam $5674
2024 Jun 18 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $1950
2024 Jun 25 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $1950
2024 Jul 02 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2278
2024 Jul 09 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam
2024 Jul 09 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles Amsterdam
2024 Jul 20 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $1950
2024 Jul 27 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $1950
2024 Aug 10 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2278
2024 Aug 17 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $1950
2024 Aug 31 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $2827
2024 Sep 07 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2753
2024 Sep 17 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $3102
2024 Sep 17 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles Amsterdam
2024 Sep 24 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2753
2024 Oct 01 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $2753
2024 Oct 01 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles Amsterdam $6122
2024 Oct 08 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2827
2024 Oct 15 7 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Basel Amsterdam $2428
2024 Oct 15 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Arles Amsterdam
2024 Oct 22 7 days, one-way from Basel to Amsterdam Basel $2200
2025 Apr 03 7 days, round-trip Tulip Time Cruise Amsterdam $2063
2025 Apr 10 7 days, round-trip Tulip Time Cruise Amsterdam $2139
2025 Apr 17 7 days, round-trip Tulip Time Cruise Amsterdam $2139
2025 Apr 24 7 days, round-trip Tulip Time Cruise for Garden Nature Lovers Amsterdam $2564
2025 May 01 7 days, round-trip Tulip Time Cruise for Garden Nature Lovers Amsterdam $2265
2025 May 08 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $4975
2025 May 08 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Oltenita Amsterdam $7914
2025 May 22 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita Budapest $2794
2025 May 29 8 days, one-way from Oltenita to Budapest Oltenita $3217
2025 May 29 15 days, one-way from Oltenita to Vilshofen an der Donau Oltenita $6005
2025 Jun 06 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $2594
2025 Jun 13 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2518
2025 Jun 20 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $5512
2025 Jul 05 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $4575
2025 Jul 19 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Vilshofen an der Donau Budapest $2343
2025 Jul 26 7 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Budapest Vilshofen an der Donau $2343
2025 Jul 26 14 days, one-way from Vilshofen an der Donau to Oltenita Vilshofen an der Donau $6606
2025 Aug 02 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita Budapest $2419
2025 Aug 09 8 days, one-way from Oltenita to Budapest Oltenita $2804
2025 Aug 09 23 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $8568
2025 Aug 17 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $4885
2025 Sep 01 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $5302
2025 Sep 01 21 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Oltenita Amsterdam $8293
2025 Sep 15 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita Budapest $3022
2025 Sep 22 8 days, one-way from Oltenita to Budapest Oltenita $3369
2025 Sep 30 7 days, one-way from Budapest to Oltenita Budapest $2822
2025 Oct 07 23 days, one-way from Bucharest to Amsterdam Bucharest $8606
2025 Oct 07 8 days, one-way from Oltenita to Budapest Oltenita $2979
2025 Oct 15 15 days, one-way from Budapest to Amsterdam Budapest $4923
2025 Oct 30 14 days, one-way from Amsterdam to Budapest Amsterdam $4499
2025 Nov 24 5 days, one-way from Budapest to Vienna Budapest $1668
2025 Nov 29 6 days, one-way from Vienna to Nuremberg Vienna $2508
2025 Dec 11 6 days, one-way from Vienna to Nuremberg Vienna $2318
2025 Dec 17 6 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Vienna Nuremberg $2318

Avalon Expression Review

Review of Avalon Expression

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

Avalon Expression cruise ship

Cabins

Avalon Expression riverboat features two decks of Panorama Suites, all with wall-to-wall windows, transforming the living space into an 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 has a total number of 84 staterooms in 6 grades (of which 2 Royal Suite, 66 Panorama Suite, 16 with non-opening windows).

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, minibar, safe, deluxe pillow menu, complimentary bottled water. Cabin occupancy - 2 guests in a 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).

Shipboard facilities

MS Avalon 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 restaurants include Expression (dining room), Panorama Bistro, Sky Bistro (al-fresco). Avalon Expression also has 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.

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 cruise tour 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" is 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" is 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 - user reviews and comments

Avalon Expression Wiki

Expression is the 5th boat from Avalon's "Suite Ship" class. Among ship's best features are 2 full decks of Suite cabins (each with wall-to-wall sliding windows and French Balcony) and spacious and diverse public venues (each with full-length floor-ceiling windows).

Each Avalon "Suite Ship" is powered by two Caterpillar Marine diesel engines (model C32 ACERT, total power output 1420 kW / 1930 HP), plus an emergency diesel generator. The 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 Expression riverboat was launched on May 6, 2013. 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).

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.