Compare Avalon River Cruises vs Uniworld

Compare the travel styles, pricing, destinations and popularity of Avalon River Cruises vs Uniworld.

Uniworld
4.6 out of 5
76 Reviews
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Not as well known locally as APT or Scenic, Avalon Waterways have nevertheless been cruising the rivers of Europe and Asia since 2004. Featuring modern luxury ships, with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, our clients love Avalon, and some of their river itineraries are our biggest sellers. Avalon don't usually include Fly Offers, so you'll need to book flights separately, but consequently their cruise prices are cheaper than the other luxury Operators and they offer some great Earlybird discounts. Part of the Globus Family group of Brands, means you can secure further discounts the next time you decide to travel by coach with either Globus or Cosmos.
If you are looking for 5-star luxury with 6-star service then Uniworld river cruises should be at the top of your wish list. Uniworld's ships (while not the newest) are one-of-a-kind, exquisitely appointed, boutique floating hotels. Part of the Travel Corporation (which includes the sister brands of Trafalgar and Insight Vacations), Uniworld ships are slightly smaller with an average of about 130 guests, and are constantly being refurbished in their distinctive style. Half of the team at Global Journeys have embarked on a voyage with Uniworld and some us a few times!

Uniworld pricing is now dynamic so can vary day by day, and the cruises aren't cheap, however you wont need to dip into your wallet once your trip begins and further savings are available if you were a past passenger on any of the aforementioned sister brands.

Most Recent Reviews

Balkan Discovery with Bucharest Extension
4 Star Review from Felicity.

Easy booking online, lovely crew, interesting places, and the food was great. Don’t arrive in Budapest too early as days o...read more

Remarkable Rhine & Historic Holland
4 Star Review from Kaye & Russell.

Fantastic crew with outstanding service. Great food and already looking at a follow up cruise. Very informative tours. Extensive...read more

Magnificent Europe
5 Star Review from Patricia & Howard.

Everything was taken care of during our Magnificent Europe Cruise! The food was superb as was the wine and service. There...read more

Brilliant Bordeaux
5 Star Review from Roger & Mary.

This was a bit of an unusual trip compared to other river cruises we have undertaken. Most go from A to B (and maybe back...read more

Mekong Discovery
5 Star Review from Peter.

The tour itself lived up to the advertising. Culturally inspiring with fabulous Avalon support staff. Special thanks though...read more

Highlights of Eastern Europe
4 Star Review from Geoff & Norma.

Should you be interested in visiting a less frequented part of Europe this is the one. The Uniworld experience was excellent....read more

The Danube from the Black Sea to Budapest with Transylvania Extension
4 Star Review from Avalon Travellers.

In Bucharest the Hilton Athenee Palace provided rooms of widely varying quality eg. Room 352 : Cracked hand basin; dirty,...read more

Ultimate France
5 Star Review from Carol.

Our Uniworld River Cruise was amazing but there were a lot of optional tours which we think should be included for all passengers...read more

Romantic Rhine
5 Star Review from Sue.

We loved this trip! Avalon met expectations. I admit personally I had set a very high standard for them to meet after travelling...read more

Splendours of Egypt & the Nile
5 Star Review from Bob & Susan.

Well organised trip with terrific tour guides (all seemed to be named Mohamed). Accommodation in Cairo and on the boat (River...read more

Review Breakdown (Out of 5)

Value review average
4.4/5
Vs
4.3/5
Ship review average
4.8/5
Vs
4.6/5
Cabin review average
4.7/5
Vs
4.3/5
Shore Excursions review average
4.3/5
Vs
4.3/5
Food review average
4.7/5
Vs
4.6/5
Entertainment review average
4/5
Vs
3.5/5

Regions Visited

9 Asia Trips
9 Trips
169 Europe Trips
169 Trips
1 Middle East Trips
1 Trips
7 Asia Trips
7 Trips
61 Europe Trips
61 Trips

Operator Details

178
Trips
1,207
Departures
12
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
371
Avg. Price Per Day
Premium
River Cruising
18
Ships in Fleet
Active Cruise Options
Gratuities
69
Trips
750
Departures
12
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
673
Avg. Price Per Day
Boutique
River Cruises
17
Ships in Fleet
Local Wine, Beer & Spirits
Excursions