Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways’ smaller vessels allow you to dock in the heart of iconic cities, historic towns and hard-to-reach villages, so you can immerse yourself straight away in the local sights and sounds and make the most of every stop.

Avalon puts you in the captain’s seat to navigate your journey, fuel your passions and steer clear of the unexpected as you cruise down the world’s most memorable and mesmerising waterways. One step aboard their modern, luxurious Suite Ships with the grandest views in river cruising and you will see how the tides are changing. Their Suite Ships offer beds that face the view and floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. Avalon Waterways’ inclusive pricing represents the best of value with no hidden costs and almost everything included, so you can enjoy the highest quality river cruise experience at the very best price. Most importantly, you can book in complete confidence. With 85 years’ experience in the world of travel, Avalon Waterways is one of the most reputable operators around. One of their proudest claims is that their guests have given them a 98% satisfaction rating.

WHY WE RECOMMEND Avalon Waterways

With 85 years’ experience in the world of travel, Avalon Waterways is one of the most highly regarded cruise lines out there.

Smaller vessels allow you to make the most of every stop, and Avalon’s Classic, Active and Discovery excursions mean you can experience your cruise your way.

Avalon’s priority is making you feel happy from the first throw of the bowlines to the last drop of the anchor.

the Avalon Waterways difference

A room with a view

No other river cruise fleet offers you a view of the world like Avalon Suite Ships. Featuring the widest-opening, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows in river cruising, your Avalon Panorama Suite is river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony – with living space that’s 30% larger than the industry standard. Avalon’s Comfort Collection Beds face the view, so you can stretch out and watch the world go by. Wake up to an ever-changing view just outside your window – think of it as a view with a room.

Delight in every bite

Avalon shares the flavours of the world, with the freshest local ingredients prepared by talented chefs and served in your choice of venues on board. The Avalon FlexDining approach to on-board dining experiences has tossed out the idea of restrictive seating times in limited settings. They’ve brought back the question, “Where should we eat?” to the cruise experience. Choose from options like a breezy al fresco lunch at the Sky Grill, an elegant four-course dinner in the glass-walled Panorama Dining Room, or a more casual culinary setting in the Panorama Bistro. Whichever table setting you choose, you’ll savour local flavours as well as the familiar favourites you love. On an Avalon river cruise, great food is all part of the journey.

Room to dream

Designed from the bottom up for comfort, space and room to dream, each Avalon Suite Ship consists of 80% Panorama Suites, offering the widest view in river cruising. Larger suites result in fewer passengers, so you’ll never feel crowded anywhere on board. From reclining on the open-air Sky Deck to feeling the wind over the bough on the Observation Lounge, there’s never a shortage of comfortable spots to stretch out, daydream or just watch the world go by.

Avalon Choice

Raise a glass at an Austrian wine tasting or raise your heart rate on a jogging tour of Cologne. From classic sightseeing in Paris to a classical concert in Vienna, a culinary walk in Lyon or a bicycle tour of the Dutch countryside, the possibilities are wide open. Avalon includes an exceptional variety of excursions and activities so you can experience your cruise your way.

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