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Avalon Waterways River Cruises

With more than 80 years’ experience in travel, Avalon Waterways offers some of the world’s most luxurious river cruise holidays. Whether it’s sailing along the delightful Danube River, visiting Europe’s most cosmopolitan towns and cities or meandering through the vineyards of the Rhône Valley, Avalon river cruises offer the ideal way to take in some of Europe’s most attractive and appealing destinations on truly unforgettable adventures.

  • VIP private home pick-up service included
  • Sightseeing tours in every port of call
  • Full board a la carte dining on board with wine, beer and soft drinks included at lunch and dinner
  • Gratuities, transfers and port charges
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Luxury river cruise experience

Avalon Waterways has one of the world’s youngest fleets, all boasting contemporary designs and a wonderfully luxurious ambience. Along with the finest facilities, a complete range of modern facilities and incredibly spacious staterooms, on Avalon river cruise ships, you’ll discover all the amenities of a world-class hotel and the largest staterooms on Europe’s rivers.

As well as cruising in complete comfort and luxury, you can look forward to the finest cuisine, the most attentive service and perfectly planned excursions. Avalon cruises have a reputation for quality and service that the line has built up over the years, so it comes as no surprise that it has won many awards during its lifetime.

What's Included

vip home pickup service VIP private home pick-up service VIP private home pick-up service
plane Return flights from the UK Return flights from the UK
overseas transfers Overseas transfers Overseas transfers
food All dining on-board All dining on-board
complimentry tea and coffee Afternoon tea with cakes Afternoon tea with cakes
food Welcome and Farewell dinner Welcome and Farewell dinner
complimentry tea and coffee Complimentary tea and coffee all day every day Complimentary tea and coffee all day every day
wine beer soft drinks Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on-board Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on-board
welcome reception champagne Sparkling wine with breakfast Sparkling wine with breakfast
man Captain's Welcome Receptions with champagne and canapes Captain's Welcome Receptions with champagne and canapes
map Choice of shore excursions in every port of call wih audio guides Choice of shore excursions in every port of call wih audio guides
itineraries Optional premium shore excursion in selected ports of call Optional premium shore excursion in selected ports of call
wifi Internet access and Wi-Fi Internet access and Wi-Fi
on-board entertainment All on-board entertainment All on-board entertainment
gratuities Gratuities on-board Gratuities on-board
port charges taxes All port charges and taxes All port charges and taxes

 

Accommodation

Avalon Waterways’ fleet of elegant ships offer some of the most spacious accommodation on the waterways of Europe. Each vessel features a host of fabulous and welcoming amenities including plush beds, deluxe woven carpets and panoramic views of the passing scenery, alongside marble bathrooms and premium L’Occitane products.

The line’s Suite Ships boast some of the finest accommodations in the river cruise industry, with large Panorama Suites offering maximum space as well as open-air balconies designed to make guests feel at home throughout their voyage.

Dining

Avalon Waterways understands that cuisine is an important part of the river cruise experience, which is why every meal on-board is lovingly crafted using only the finest and freshest ingredients - reflecting the culture and culinary tastes of each destination you visit.

Whether you are hoping for a wonderful buffet selection, al fresco dining or a simple light lunch, you will find it all on-board Avalon Waterways. There is also a wide selection of regional wines available to perfectly complement your dining experience.

Facilities

Each ship in Avalon’s impressive fleet is brimming with fabulous amenities and entertainment to keep guests occupied and entertained as they cruise from port to port. 

On a sunny day in Europe you could head up to the Sky Deck to relax in a sun lounger or take a dip in the whirlpool. Or if the weather turns, why not enjoy a good book at the on-board library, or surf the web at Internet Corner? Anyone who loves to look and feel their best will also appreciate the on-board fitness centre and hair salon, where you can work out using state-of-the-art gym equipment or try a new look.

On top of all this, on-board restaurants, bars and lounges each offer the ideal place to enjoy a marvellous meal or relax with a drink and chat with like-minded guests. 

Avalon Waterways Itineraries

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Bratislava

Danube Dreams - Prague to Budapest

2 sailing dates August 2019 to September 2019
9 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
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Vienna

Vienna to Munich

1 sailing date September 2019
7 Nights From Vienna, Austria to , Munich
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Basel

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

63 sailing dates September 2019 to December 2020
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel

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Avalon Waterways Ships

Avalon Waterways’ award-winning fleet of river cruise ships offers a host of fabulous on-board facilities, amenities and accommodations, so you can navigate the rivers of the world in true style and complete comfort. Every ship in the fleet provides guests with exceptionally attentive service from a dedicated crew as well as the expert guidance of the on-board Cruise Director. Wall-to-wall panoramic windows offer beautiful views of the passing scenery and selected behind-the-scenes ship tours provide insight into the inner workings of your river cruise vessel.

Europe

Many of the ships within the Avalon Waterways' fleet explore the European rivers, from the delightful Danube to the romantic Rhine. These include Avalon Illumination, Avalon Imagery II, Avalon Passion, Avalon Tapestry II, Avalon Tranquility II and Avalon Visionary.

There is also the additions of the cruise line's Suite Ships, which have raised the bar for river cruising and offer some of the most luxurious accommodations. Boasting Panorama Suites and Open-air Balcony Suites, these ships are truly impressive and offer true style and luxury. Suite Ships sailing through Europe include Avalon Artistry II, Avalon Expresssion, Avalon Impression, Avalon Panorama, Avalon Poetry II and Avalon Vista.

For this year, Avalon Waterways will also introduce Avalon Envision to the European fleet, which will sail along popular rivers such as the Danube. 2020 also brings another new addition in the form of Avalon View, which is also a Suite Ship.

Asia

Aside from Europe, Avalon Waterways also offers a selection of ships which sail along Asian rivers such as the Mekong, which crosses in to Vietnam, Thailand and Cambodia, or the Ganges River which courses through Northern India.

Avalon Siem Reap and Avalon Saigon, each offer incredible itineraries along the Mekong River. Both of these ships are all-suite, meaning you won't miss a view as you sail, and they visit exotic ports of call such as Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh.

Across the Bay of Bengal, the cruise line's Ganges Voyager ship offers the chance to visit ports such as Mayapur, Kolkata and Kalna for immersive experiences and local insights.

Yacht Ships

As well as river cruise ships, Avalon Waterways also boasts a yacht ship which is even more luxurious and offers a truly intimate experience. The Treasure of Galapagos is the cruise line's nine-suite yacht ship which is chartered exclusively for Avalon Waterways guests. Venture to the unmissable depths of the Galapagos Islands and enjoy spotting endemic wildlife within the elegantly relaxing atmosphere of the Treasure of Galapagos.

Each Avalon river cruise ship has its own charm and character, and with the low guest capacities and five-star service you can expect on-board, you are sure to savour every moment on your floating hotel.

Avalon Waterways Awards

  • World of Cruising - Wave Awards
    • Best Transfer Service (VIP Home Pick-Up Service) 2017
    • Best River Cruise Line (Highly Commended) 2017
  • Cruise Critic
    • Best River Cruise Line (Cabins) 2017
    • Best River Cruise Line for Active Cruisers 2017
  • Cruise Critic
    • Best River Cruise Line (Cabins) 2017
    • Best River Cruise Line for Active Cruisers 2017
  • TTG Travel Awards
    • Best River Cruise Line (Nominated) 2017
  • Travel Weekly Globe Awards
    • Best River Cruise Company (Finalist) 2017
  • Cruise Critic
    • Best River Cruise Line (Cabins) 2016
  • Travel Weekly Globe Awards
    • Best River Cruise Company (Nominated) 2016

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