Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways

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Avalon Waterways cruises

Operating one of the youngest fleets in river and small ship cruising, Avalon Waterways have more than eighty years of experience in organising travel itineraries and holidays around the world.

Boasting eighteen ships, Avalon sail to a variety of destinations in Europe, Egypt, and the Galápagos Islands, from where guests can go ashore and explore with certified local guides. Onboard, you can look forward to enjoying a meal in each ships open-seating venues, benefit from complimentary wine and beers during dinner and unlimited lattés and premium coffees whenever you want. It’s all included.

At every turn, you’ll enjoy the luxury of choice – something that can only be found with Avalon Choice® cruising. This new concept allows you to decide what, where and when to eat and select your cruising style. From choosing your inclusive excursions ashore to planning what onboard enrichment activities to enjoy, cruising with Avalon allows you to plan what you want to see and do. It’s a unique experience, something that only Avalon Waterways could create.

Avalon Inclusions

  • Private home pick-up service (within 100 mile radius of chosen departure airport)
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a cruise director
  • Accommodation
  • Onboard meals including à la carte dinners
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Excursions with expert local guides
  • Gratuities on cruise
  • All airport and port taxes
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Complimentary wi-fi onboard

 Private home pick up is available on 2020 holidays only.

The basics

Avalon Waterways operate a a number of purpose built modern river ships that sail the Rhine, Rhone, Danube, Moselle, Main and Seine rivers. They have a range of itineraries from 3 nights to 26 nights.

We like

The look of the new Avalon View, as the name suggests this river cruise vessel offers large spacious suites with large panoramic windows. Furthermore all preplanned excursions are included at no extra charge.

What you should know

Avalon Waterways are a Which? Recommended Provider for River Cruises.

In February 2019, consumer champion Which? conducted a river cruise line survey. With a customer score of 82%, Avalon came joint top in a table of 17 river cruise lines.

May we suggest

If you are new to river cruising then please contact us with all your needs and desires and we can offer you no obligation advice to ensure you get the river cruise experience you want.

Recommended for

Ideal for people who enjoy city breaks in Europe, or longer European holidays, or those who want to see the best of Europe without the hassle of constantly unpacking

Avalon Waterways

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All of our cruise specialists are also global travel experts. They'll happily draw from their years of experience to combine your cruise with any number of pre- and post-cruise holiday options, creating a trip designed for you.

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