Avalon Passion

Avalon Waterways


Beauty Salon
Fitness Center
Hot Tub

Ship Info

What's Included


  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows

    Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs

    Sky Deck with shade awnings

    Expanded Fitness Center

    Non-smoking interior


    Elegant, contemporary design

    Outside viewing deck

    Headsets for all guided shore excursions in Europe

    Friendly, English-speaking crew

    Sightseeing with Certified Local Guides

    Cruise Director

    Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment

    Revolutionary engineering

    Room service for Continental breakfast & beverages (service fee applies)

    Sky Deck whirlpool

    Internet Corner

    Hair salon (manicures available)

    Complimentary Wi-Fi access

    Onboard movie nights

    Biking excursions available in Amsterdam and Durnstein

    Alternate light lunch and dinner in the Panorama Bistro

    Behind-the-scenes ship tour

    Choice of Leisurely, Traditional or Independent sightseeing options

    Use of Nordic walking sticks

    Local Favorites onboard experiences with local chefs, entertainers, artisans & experts

    English-speaking TV channels with over 100 free movie options

    Onboard assistance is available to recommend, reserve and further personalize your cruise

    Panorama Bistro

    Sky Deck game area

    Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees

    Well-stocked library

    Complimentary maps

    Fresh fruit available throughout the day

    Selection of Local Favorites to bring the customs, cultures, and tastes of your destination to life

Not Included

  • Airfare


Ship Overview

Inaugural Sailing
5000 Tons
Public Decks
Passenger Capacity
Information was not provided

Reviews and Recommendations for Avalon Passion


of 12

Virtuoso Verified Traveler

All reviews are from confirmed guests sharing exclusive insights

Sort reviews by

The Danube

By: The Queen

Reviewed on: 26 Sep 2016

Beautiful ship - Great crew - Tour director excellent - Always very knowledgeable local guides. - Food exceptional -
Travel Advisor:  Randy Raphael

Avalon Passion

By: Norm

Reviewed on: 06 May 2017

Very good to excellent. Only comment is wine service - they seemed to routinely run out or ration wines, even when passengers requested another glass and for 'special' dinners. Wine is not expensive!!!!! Wine, for the price, should be available on such cruises. Wine should always be offered, and not be requested.

Danube Cruise

By: Mich

Reviewed on: 11 Jul 2017

We realized we were too young for this type of cruise......
Travel Advisor:  Kim Davis-Smith

21 day cruise

By: Me

Reviewed on: 01 Jul 2017

The cruise director was excellent and so was the staff. They were over the top in catering to everyone's needs. I would highly recommend Avalon Passion.
Travel Advisor:  Linda Voelker


By: Pizzaman

Reviewed on: 07 Oct 2017

Travel Advisor:  Denise Larson

Outstanding ship/crew

By: Fish1950

Reviewed on: 07 Nov 2017

What a great introduction to river cruising!!! Outstanding cruise from Black Sea to Budapest. We thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience. Now we understand the differnce between river cruising/ocen cruising. Avalon Passion is a relatively new (2016) ship in outstanding condition with a great crew from top to bottom. The crew was superb/top notch in all aspects. From introduction to final disembarkation things were handled in a timely, professional and accomodating fashion. Meals were a real pleasure. Breakfast was good, Lunch was very good and Dinner was excellent. We were very well taken care of and look forward to our next cruise with Avalon.
Travel Advisor:  Joe Lucero

Top notch

By: Tom C

Reviewed on: 23 Apr 2018

I have taken a number of ocean cruises and about 5 river cruises. I have traveled on Tauck which is supposed to be the bell weather of quality service. This ship provided all of the amenities as Tauck and an equally qualified staff including ship crew, cruise director and guides for excursions. The only difference is that Tauck includes all alcohol and gratuities. Wine and beer were provided at every lunch and dinner. Any additional charges were not much and not enough to warrant paying an extra 20% for a Tauck cruise. The suggested annuities by Avalon were not that much money and again, not enough to justify paying more for Tauck.
Travel Advisor:  Marcie Kotler

River Cruise

By: Hottie

Reviewed on: 08 May 2018

The river cruise was great. We loved being on the boat. The food was very good, Monika, our cruise director was extremely helpful. I loved her daily meetings letting us know what was planned for the next day. My only complaint was we choose Avalon because of the open balcony, floor to ceiling windows, but many days we were docked next to another ship and we had no view, no daylight. It was like being in a cave. While we were moving it was fine but while docked, annoying.
Travel Advisor:  Christine Van Vorst

Loved the ship and the cruise down the Danube

By: Cyndi Ray

Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

Great ship. The rooms were nice, bed was comfortable, the bathroom was gorgeous and the view from our verandah was wonderful. The staff was very knowledgeable and accommodating. The food was delicious and we especially enjoyed the afternoons when they grilled lunch on the skydeck and we were able to eat while watching the countryside as we were sailing past. The included tours/excursions were top notch as were the additional tours we purchased. We can't wait to go on our next river cruise!
Travel Advisor:  Christine Van Vorst

Avalon River Cruise

By: Bogart

Reviewed on: 15 May 2018

Nice ship, very clean and the crew were outstanding.
Travel Advisor:  Christine Van Vorst

Passion cruise

By: Rick

Reviewed on: 10 May 2018

Avalon Passion cruise was fantastic. Staff was very courteous and extremely helpful. Service was excellent as was the food. Cruise director Monika was very helpful and kept us informed daily on what to expect on the excursions. she is also very knowledgeable about the various cities and countries we visited. Maria her assistant was also very helpful. she was always available to answer questions and assist any way possible. One of the nicest people I have met. Always smiling. The entire crew were fantastic in how well they took care of everything for us. I would cruise with Avalon again.
Travel Advisor:  Christine Van Vorst

river cruise

By: traveler

Reviewed on: 22 Jul 2018

we loved the boat
Travel Advisor:  Debbie Yonker