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
70 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

Magnificent Europe
5 Star Review from Geoffrey & Gail.

Excellent tour. Highly recommended. Great scenery. Great excursions. Great food, wine and entertainment. Excellent cruise...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

Romantic Rhine
5 Star Review from Tim & Michelle.

We were looking for a relaxing pre-home trip after having travelled on the Trans-Siberian train trip from Japan to St Petersburg...read more

Paris & Normandy
5 Star Review from Linda.

Fantastic not a single negative thing to say! Amazing tour guides very knowledgeable and amazing food and cruise staff. Astrid...read more

Magnificent Europe
5 Star Review from David.

We had high expectations as several of our friends had done this and similar cruises and to our delight it lived up to the...read more

Brilliant Bordeaux
4 Star Review from Peter.

The daily excursions were excellent. Each day a different winery in a different part of the Bordeaux region with expert commentary...read more

Danube Dreams
5 Star Review from Neil.

Travelling from Budapest to Prague with Avalon Waterways via the Danube was a memorable experience. Our ship was the Avalon...read more

Portugal, Spain & the Douro River Valley
5 Star Review from Jan.

This was a lovely trip and weather was perfect. It was well organised and as a single person travelling alone some great...read more

Rhine & Rhone Revealed
5 Star Review from Wendy & Edwin.

Avalon Waterways run great river cruises. The Rhone River cruise was great. Poetry II ship is a lovely vessel, our suite...read more

Castles Along the Rhine
5 Star Review from Roger & Mary.

We selected this trip as a fill in after the Tulips and Windmills cruise to slot in and meet the timing of the following...read more

Review Breakdown (Out of 5)

Value review average
4.4/5
Vs
4.4/5
Ship review average
4.8/5
Vs
4.7/5
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
4.7/5
Entertainment review average
4/5
Vs
3.5/5

Regions Visited

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Operator Details

178
Trips
1,400
Departures
12
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
385
Avg. Price Per Day
Premium
River Cruising
18
Ships in Fleet
Active Cruise Options
Gratuities
69
Trips
876
Departures
12
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
651
Avg. Price Per Day
Boutique
River Cruises
17
Ships in Fleet
Local Wine, Beer & Spirits
Excursions