Avalon Waterways

With Avalon, you'll sail on the newest ships on the European waterways - an impressive fleet that averages just three years in age. In fact, each year Avalon adds new award-winning vessels.


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A Panorama Suite on Avalon's "Suite Ship" comes fully appointed and ready to deliver the very best of river cruising. You'll discover you can really "live" in the remarkably large living space - a full 30% larger than the industry standard.

You'll find yourself mesmerized by the amazing views outside your Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window and appreciate how the unique Open-Air Balcony doesn't detract from the indoor space.

Avalon Waterways not only provides travelers the youngest, most innovative fleet of ships in Europe, by design, we create panoramic access to a destination, uncompromising views, space to unwind and the choices that allow cruisers to make the most of their journey.

The Most Enriching Experiences
Experienced Local Guides will take you on sightseeing tours of wonderful towns and cities, plus if the schedule permits, you can spend the evening onshore. In addition to fascinating sightseeing on each itinerary, you can choose from a variety of optional excursions, and there's always time to make your own discoveries as well. Back on board, you'll enjoy interactive presentations with local area experts, wine tastings, local entertainment, and much more. Look on each cruise itinerary page to see the Included Features and Special Highlights listed for each cruise.

Fine Dining
When it comes to dining, you'll savour your destination in more ways than one. From the beef rouladen in Germany to the fine wines of France, our professional chefs will delight your taste buds with regional specialties as well as Western favourites. Sumptuous buffet breakfasts and lunches will please your palate and each on board sit-down dinner features an inviting selection of appetizers, soups, entrees, desserts as well as complimentary regional wine, beer, soft drinks, coffee and tea.

Quality Hotels
On several itineraries, you'll either begin or end your experience with a stay on land. We understand the importance of hotel quality to your holiday; that's why any hotels included in your itinerary are rated first class (F) or above (SF). Look for the exact ratings on the itinerary pages.

Unbeatable Value
We include all the main features of a destination without extra cost. Our volume buying power saves you money. And we handle all the logistics and details, leaving you free to relax and enjoy your cruise. Plus we provide all meals on board, a rich land excursion program and much more!

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Special Offers

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On an Avalon Waterways river cruise, “included” is the name of the game. Spacious outside staterooms with expansive riverscape views – included. VIP access into the must-see sights – included. Your choice of enriching shore excursions led by Certified Local Guides – included. WiFi access – Inlcuded. Sparkling wines with breakfast, regional wines and beers at every onboard dinner, and unlimited lattes and premium coffees – included. And we are proud to offer Avalon Choice, an exciting concept in river cruising that gives you the freedom to personalize so many elements of your cruise.

Once you have settled down in your spacious Deluxe Stateroom or Suite you are at home for the duration of your cruise. No need for daily unpacking, you can devote your time to exploring the highlights of each exciting stop.Then return to your floating hotel to relax on the upper deck or enjoy a meal and marvel at the sights while you glide gently by. An Avalon Waterways cruise lets you do it all – see more, experience more and include more free time in your holiday.

Because Avalon’s itineraries take advantage of what a location provides, our cruises offer a variety of itineraries, lengths and shore stays. Some itineraries spend every night on board the ship while others have beginning and/or ending nights on shore.

All Avalon cruises are guaranteed departures.

From the bustling cities steeped with history and culture to some of the most quaint townships and villages in the world, Europe is the quintessential river cruising destination. Avalon Waterways lets you discover all the major river systems including the Rhine, the Moselle, the Main, the Danube, the Rhone and now the Black Sea.

China is a land of continual intrigue from the Great Wall of China and the terracotta warriors to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. With Avalon Waterways you’ll discover the major capitals and the allure of the Yangtze River as well as the colossal Three Gorges Dam.

South-east Asia
Ancient ruins, historic sites, and an opportunity to learn about new cultures, activities, and religions, cruising the Mekong River has it all.

Galapagos Islands
The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the world’s most amazing wildlife. The marine iguana, sea lions, giant tortoises’, penguins and flamingos all inhabit this small cluster of islands and provided Charles Darwin much of the inspiration behind his theory on evolution. Avalon Waterways offers two exciting cruises.

Amazon River
Embark on a journey to one of the world’s vastly unexplored regions, the mighty Amazon. Experience the Amazon wilderness where it originates in Peru.