Compare Avalon River Cruises vs Uniworld

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

Overall Ratings

4.7

Out of 5 Rating

403

Client Reviews

4.7

Out of 5 Rating

71

Client Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

The Blue Danube Discovery
4 Star Review from Malcolm & Pat.

It was not the fault of Avalon that there was insufficient water in the Danube to allow us to do the whole cruise we had...read more
Paris To Normandy
5 Star Review from Tanya.

What a way to see the highlights of the French countryside! Pampered by the crew who attend to your every need. Relaxing...read more
Romantic Rhine
5 Star Review from Poul.

Our expectations were reasonably high but this trip exceeded them all. Jemma at Global Journeys made the booking process...read more
Magnificent Europe
5 Star Review from Christine.

The booking process was so easy with Jemma, nothing was too much trouble. The river cruise was fantastic, the staff on the...read more
Magnificent Europe
5 Star Review from Evan & Lorraine.

A delightful journey through the waterways of Europe from Amsterdam to Budapest. Well looked after by the crew, meals superb...read more
Paris & Normandy
5 Star Review from Linda.

Fantastic not a single negative thing to say! Amazing tour guides very knowledgeable. Amazing food and cruise staff. Astrid...read more
Bordeaux, Vineyards & Chateaux
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
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
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
Tulips & Windmills
5 Star Review from Roger & Mary.

We booked the last Tulips and Windmills trip for the season with the hope that there would be still plenty of Tulips to see....read more

Review Breakdown (Out of 5)

4.4

Value

4.4

Value

4.8

Ship

4.7

Ship

4.7

Cabin

4.4

Cabin

4.3

Excursions

4.3

Excursions

4.7

Food

4.7

Food

4.0

Entertainment

3.5

Entertainment

Regions Visited

Operator Details

89

Trips

660

Departures

68

Trips

589

Departures

12

Average Trip Length

12

Average Trip Length

$437

Average Price Per Day

$643

Average Price Per Day

Tour Types: River Cruises

Tour Types: River Cruises

Gratuities: Gratuities Included

Gratuities: All Gratuities Included

Transfers: Available, Not Included

Transfers: Included

Balconies: French & Private Balcony

Balconies: French & Private Balcony

Excursions: Included

Excursions: Included

Drinks: Wine & Beer Included with Meals

Drinks: Local Wine, Beer & Spirits Included

Top 5 Trips:

Magnificent Europe
15 Day River Cruise From Amsterdam to Budapest.


70 Reviews
Ultimate European Journey
25 Day River Cruise From Amsterdam to Bucharest.


7 Reviews
Romantic Rhine
8 Day River Cruise From Amsterdam to Basel.


63 Reviews
Castles Along the Rhine
8 Day River Cruise From Amsterdam to Basel.


7 Reviews
Magnificent Europe
15 Day River Cruise From Budapest to Amsterdam.


58 Reviews
European Jewels
16 Day River Cruise From Amsterdam to Budapest.


5 Reviews
Romantic Rhine
8 Day River Cruise From Basel to Amsterdam.


43 Reviews
European Jewels
16 Day River Cruise From Budapest to Amsterdam.


5 Reviews
The Legendary Danube
10 Day River Cruise From Prague to Budapest.


23 Reviews
Ultimate European Journey
25 Day River Cruise From Bucharest to Amsterdam.


4 Reviews

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