Compare Avalon River Cruises vs Viking River Cruises

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

Avalon River Cruises
4.7 out of 5
431 Reviews
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Viking River Cruises
4.5 out of 5
59 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.
Cruising down the rivers of Europe you are sure to pass a Viking Longship on your travels. Viking boasts the most extensive fleet of river cruises vessels in Europe, and while their core market is the US, there are many clients from Australia that choose to cruise with them each year. In 2017 Viking launched their range of mid-sized ocean cruises - with just 930 guests this gives their ships greater maneuverability, allowing them to dock where the mega-liners cannot. Viking do not offer NZD pricing, so if you're a Kiwi wanting jump onboard then you'll need to pay in AUD or USD.

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

Lyon & Provence
1 Star Review from Parvez & Christine.

I will be contacting Viking directly to voice my concerns as this trip did not meet expectations. The ship repair for change...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

Cities Of Light
3 Star Review from Linda.

Many thanks to Juliet (who has since left!) and Jodie for organising our holiday. All dealings with Global Journeys were...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

Waterways of the Tsars
3 Star Review from Ian & Barbara.

The booking procedure was seamless from selecting our holiday to the receipt of our travel documents. The airfares were...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

Rhine Getaway
4 Star Review from Eileen & Samuel.

Our first river cruise ever and it didn't disappoint! We had a French balcony room which gave us a lovely view of the river...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

Rhine Getaway
4 Star Review from Josephine.

We very much enjoyed our first river cruise. The included excursions were excellent though started quite early in the morning...read more

Review Breakdown (Out of 5)

Value review average
4.4/5
Vs
4.3/5
Ship review average
4.8/5
Vs
4.7/5
Cabin review average
4.7/5
Vs
4.5/5
Shore Excursions review average
4.3/5
Vs
4.2/5
Food review average
4.7/5
Vs
4.5/5
Entertainment review average
4/5
Vs
4/5

Regions Visited

9 Asia Trips
9 Trips
169 Europe Trips
169 Trips
41 Europe Trips
41 Trips

Operator Details

178
Trips
1,207
Departures
12
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
369
Avg. Price Per Day
Premium
River Cruising
18
Ships in Fleet
Active Cruise Options
Gratuities
41
Trips
2,172
Departures
11
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
451
Avg. Price Per Day
Luxury
River Cruises
64
Ships in Fleet
Transfers
Excursions