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Avalon River Cruises



About Avalon River Cruises

Navigate your way down Europe’s most picturesque waterways, including the Rhine, Danube and Seine. Avalon River Cruises also extend to destinations worldwide, allowing you to venture into the wilds of the Amazon jungle or isles of the Galapagos to come face to face with exotic wildlife. Southeast Asian cruises tour the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers for a close-knit cultural experience alongside no more than 36 fellow passengers.

On an Avalon Waterways cruise, it’s all about the view. This stylish European cruise line features Suite Ships with the widest opening windows available on river cruises, along with open-air balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows everywhere you turn.


Popular Routes

Navigate your way down Europe’s most picturesque waterways, including the Rhine, Danube and Seine. Avalon River Cruises also extend to destinations worldwide, allowing you to venture into the wilds of the Amazon jungle or isles of the Galapagos to come face to face with exotic wildlife. Southeast Asian cruises tour the Mekong and Irrawaddy rivers for a close-knit cultural experience alongside no more than 36 fellow passengers.


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Avalon Passion - Black Sea To North Sea Adventure

Avalon Passion

By Wood, Rayleigh on 22nd Dec 2017

From the moment we were picked up and chauffeured to the airport until we were dropped off home again, it was a 24 day, five star experience. The Avalon Passion is a beautiful ship and...

Avalon Impression

Excellent River Cruise

Avalon Impression

By Wallace, Salisbury on 13th Sep 2017

The guides on the walking tours were all very good. Evening entertainment was either of local talent or the resident musician. There were beer tastings in...

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Avalon Affinity

Avalon Affinity

Accommodating 138 passengers for an intimate cruise experience, Avalon Affinity reflects the uniqueness of the rivers it cruises.

Avalon Affinity Cruises
Avalon Artistry II

Avalon Artistry II

Intimate and innovative, Avalon Artistry II is an Avalon Suite Ship which accommodates 128 passengers.

Avalon Artistry II Cruises
Avalon Envision

Avalon Envision

Avalon continues its outstanding commitment to comfortable luxury and excellence with the Envision, new for 2019.

Avalon Expression

Avalon Expression

Avalon Expression is an innovatively designed Suite Ship which accommodates 166 passengers and offers two full decks of suites!

Avalon Expression Cruises

Avalon Felicity

Avalon Felicity combines the intimate feeling of a small ship while giving the space passengers now expect from the fleet.

Avalon Felicity Cruises
Avalon Illumination

Avalon Illumination

Avalon Illumination accommodates 166 passengers. This gorgeous ship features two full decks of Panorama Suites.

Avalon Illumination Cruises

Avalon Imagery II

The Imagery II accommodates 128 passengers and continues all of Avalon's excellent Suite Ship traditions.

Avalon Imagery II Cruises

Avalon Impression

Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships, the Avalon Impression accommodates 166 passengers.

Avalon Impression Cruises

Avalon Luminary

With 69 comfortable, well-equipped staterooms and suites, the Avalon Luminary is smaller than most river ships.

Avalon Luminary Cruises

Avalon Myanmar

The all-suite Avalon Myanmar offers an unrivalled small-ship river cruise experience for up to 36 passengers.

Avalon Myanmar Cruises
Avalon Panorama

Avalon Panorama

Avalon Panorama accommodates 166 passengers. A unique Suite Ship, it was the first of its kind in the industry.

Avalon Panorama Cruises
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Avalon Passion

The Avalon Passion accommodates 166 passengers and features two full decks of Panorama Suites.

Avalon Poetry II

Avalon Poetry II

The Avalon Poetry II offers a delightfully intimate cruise setting for 128 passengers.

Avalon Poetry II Cruises
Avalon Saigon

Avalon Saigon

Avalon Saigon is specifically designed to offer the best cruise experience on the Mekong River.

Avalon Siem Reap

Avalon Siem Reap

The all-suite Avalon Siem Reap has been designed to provide a luxurious and intimate experience for just 36 guests.

Avalon Tapestry II

Avalon Tapestry II

Avalon Tapestry II accommodates 128 passengers and offers two full decks of Panorama Suites.

Avalon Tranquility II

Avalon Tranquility II

The Avalon Tranquility II accommodates 128 passengers. Its intimate setting features two full decks of Panorama Suites.

Avalon Tranquility II Cruises
Avalon Visionary

Avalon Visionary

The Avalon Visionary delivers an intimate setting for 128 passengers, with two full decks of suites.

Avalon Visionary Cruises
Avalon Vista

Avalon Vista

Accommodating 166 passengers, Avalon Vista delivers a river cruising experience like no other.

Avalon Vista Cruises
Avalon Ganges Voyager

Ganges Voyager

Ganges Voyager carries just 56 guests and offers a warm and relaxed experience.

Avalon Treasure of the Galapagos

Treasure of Galapagos

Seeing the Galapagos Islands on board the eight-suite Treasure of Galapagos is a wonderfully intimate and relaxed experience.

Avalon Delfin III

Delfin III

Delfin III is a luxury cruise ship offering an extraordinary level of style and comfort.

Delfin III Cruises


What are Avalon's single supplement charges?

There is a supplement for a single room/stateroom. Single rooms can vary in size or location. Avalon do offer no single supplement for a limited number of staterooms on selected sailing dates, please contact one of our specialist cruise consultants for more information.


See Your Things Your Way

Forge Your Own Path


Dining Options

When you’ve worked up an appetite sightseeing, Avalon’s dining options are just the ticket. You’ll start and end the cruise with cocktails, sparkling wine and canapes. Start your day with a full breakfast buffet, including an egg station, hot and cold plates, fresh pastries, sparkling wine and juices. Whether you fancy an early start or a long lie-in, you’ll have your choice between early-riser and late-riser breakfast sittings. Lunchtime brings a buffet with pasta, carving stations and plenty of beverages, or you can opt for lighter fare in the Panorama Lounge and al fresco dining at Sky Grill.  

Treat yourself to a full spread at Afternoon Tea, with your choice of delicate sandwiches, tempting sweets and tea or coffee. And Avalon pulls out all the stops for dinner, served in the main dining room with multiple courses including appetizers, soups, main dishes, salads, desserts and cheese plates.

Avalon Fresh

Being on holiday doesn’t have to mean breaking away from your healthy lifestyle! Another unique facet of dining onboard an Avalon River Cruise is their Avalon Fresh feature, with healthy options crafted with top Austrian chefs Karl and Leo Wrenkh. Expect super fresh choices sourced from local suppliers, featuring plenty of seasonal produce.

Drinks Packages

Quench your thirst or sample regional wines as you cruise your way across the world. These all-inclusive options vary according to your itinerary. Within Europe, you’ll be treated to complimentary sparkling wine at breakfast and wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner. Wine is served with dinner in the Galapagos, while local beer and spirits are included all day on Asian cruises along with wine with lunch and dinner. Free coffee and tea are also available throughout the day on all cruises.

Entertainment and Excursions

In the evenings, you can unwind in the cosy environs of the ship’s lounges to curl up with a good book or enjoy a glass of wine with travel companions. Live music is often on hand to provide a sophisticated ambience before and after dinner, with local singers and ensemble musicians performing intimate concerts as you pass through each region.

The cruise line has a strong relationship with Globus, giving you access to all-inclusive land programs. As a result, much of the entertainment at Avalon River Cruises is focused on the excursions, walking tours, and lectures. Listen to talks about each port, with dynamic presentations about each destination’s culture, art and history. Walking tours include personal wireless headsets, while specialty excursions are tailored to your interests.

  • Classic – Tour the must-see attractions in each port on a classic walking tour.
  • Discovery – Immerse yourself in local culture with unique outings designed to give you a more in-depth look at daily life.
  • Active – If you prefer the thrill of an adrenaline rush or a more outdoorsy experience, the Active excursions keep you on the go whether you’re paddling, hiking or cycling your way around.

Amenities and Activities

You’ll enjoy a holiday just as fast-paced or slow and leisurely as you prefer, with the emphasis on flexibility. Avalon’s onboard facilities include everything from complimentary Wi-Fi to ongoing commentary from the Cruise Director to narrate your journey. Soak up the sun on the Sky Deck, featuring a relaxing whirlpool hot tub and gaming area. The Panorama Lounge offers plenty of places to get cosy and admire the views, and it also heats up in the evenings with a lively dance floor. Complimentary cappuccinos and hot chocolates are available 24-7 in the Club Lounge, along with a selection of teas and cookies and a fully stocked library.

There’s an emphasis on health and wellness on an Avalon River Cruise. You’ll be able to keep fit in the onboard gym, or visit the Adventure Centre to access maps, bicycles and other activities to stay busy both on and off the ship. Complimentary Nordic walking sticks are available to help you keep up the pace during your action-packed days.

Stateroom Amenities

You’ll enjoy those little luxurious details that make all the difference in Avalon’s spacious staterooms, starting with the floor-to-ceiling windows to help you make the most of the view. Private bathrooms are outfitted in lavish marble with l’Occitane bath products. Avalon’s own premium Comfort Collection Beds are specifically designed to ensure a great night of sleep. Soundproofing and designer lighting help set the mood, with flat screen TVs, Lavazza coffee and complimentary Wi-Fi adding to the array of features to enjoy. Relax in your robe and slippers or enjoy the snuggly softness of crisp Egyptian cotton linens. Suite Ships offer even more space, with 360-degree views from Royal Suites.

Your holiday starts right from your front door step, with Avalon’s private home pick-up service on hand to take you to your departure point and collect you from the airport upon your return!

Service Charges

Gratuities for the Cruise Director and crew are all included as part of your cruise price, so you don’t have to worry about extra service charges or tipping once you’re on deck. However, you’re free to tip tour leaders, bus drivers or lecturers if you wish during your local days out.

Dress Code

Comfort comes as top priority on an Avalon cruise, with casual dress codes both onboard and off. The line recommends wearing comfortable shoes for all the sightseeing you’ll be doing, along with weather-appropriate attire. Onboard, you can wear casual clothing to dinner. This means regular shirts and trousers for men and a choice of slacks, dresses or skirts for women. Coats and ties aren’t required, but you’re certainly welcome to wear them if you wish!

Avalon River Cruises News

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