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We travel to see new things, try new things, and experience new cultures. So it only makes sense to set sail on a river cruise that’s just as far from the ordinary. From endless views to endless possibilities, Avalon Waterways charts a whole new course in river cruising.

Avalon Waterways - Best Luxury River Cruise Line

Join us as we sail on mighty new waters, see Europe in a different light, on new voyages, and experience our new ships. Take each day as it comes with more choice than ever for exploration, wellbeing and relaxation, with enhanced facilities, activity experts and now, even more freedom at dinner. Each day, choose from Classic, Discovery or Active excursions and personalise your cruise experience to your exact taste.

People who have never been on a river cruise sometimes wonder what it’s like on board a ship. Will it be small and cramped? Do you get a porthole window? Will there be hundreds of people on board? Happily, the answer to all these questions is ‘no’. River cruising with Avalon Waterways is the epitome of relaxed luxury. Our beautiful ships are small and intimate, offering a refined but unpretentious atmosphere. Our staterooms offer 30 per cent more space than the industry standard, and most include wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows that open to create your own open-air balcony.

Evenings are spent enjoying a drink on deck or in the lounge, chatting with friends new and old, admiring the view from your open-air balcony or simply snuggling up to watch a movie in your stateroom. Grab a book, listen to a guest speaker or local musicians, or perhaps even take part in an onboard tasting of wine, beer or regional delicacies.

Whether you are off to explore Europe’s Christmas Markets, be amazed by the Amazon or meditate along the Mekong, Avalon Waterways will delight in providing you with a river cruise to surpass all others. We are proud to say that our guests have given us a 98% satisfaction rating.

Want to broaden your horizons but short on time? Discover what makes Avalon so special with a taster river cruise. Perfect for a short break with a difference.

The Avalon Difference

  • The largest staterooms on Europe’s rivers, with beds facing stunning river views.
  • Return flights included from 27 regional UK airports.
  • Full board a la carte dining on board with wine and beer included at lunch and dinner.
  • On board gratuities included.
  • Sightseeing tours included in every port of call.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Spacious bathrooms with fluffy bathrobes, slippers and complimentary L’Occitane toiletries.
  • English speaking Cruise Director and Crew.
  • We are fully ABTA and ATOL bonded, so you can rest assured that your holiday is fully protected.

Silver Travel Accessible and Assisted

For accessibility and assistance, read more here.

Read about Pam Hoffee, Avalon Waterways’ Managing Director.

Silver Travel Explorers Club

How about cruising the Danube to where the iconic city of Budapest bestrides the river? Click through to discover little-known facts and even more reasons to visit this fascinating city – it’s all part of our new monthly Silver Travel Explorers Club feature.

Read more about Budapest

Read Features and Reviews about Avalon Waterways

  • Read cruise reviews about Avalon Tapestry
  • Read Active Discovery river cruising with Avalon Waterways by Jeannine Williamson
  • Chrissy Nason celebrated her mother’s 90th birthday in style on board the Avalon Felicity:
    Part 1 – Chrissy prepares for a 90th birthday treat
    Part 2 – The 90th birthday celebration river cruise
    Part 3 – Strasbourg to Koblenz highlights
    Part 4 – Cologne & Amsterdam highlights
  • Chrissy Nason attended the christening of the Avalon Poetry II:
    Part 1 – First Impressions and Cologne
    Part 2 – Curising through Europe’s rich and turbulent heritage
    Part 3 – Poetry II Christening and Final Impressions
  • Steve Aldridge travelled on the European waterways on the Avalon Impression:
    Part 1 – Magnificent Europe: But where was Bryan Ferry?
    Part 2 – Magnificent Europe: The Fragrance and the Leg
    Part 3 – Magnificent Europe: The Skoda and the Shoes
No Single Supplement sailings in 2021 and 2022

Save up to £2,878

For a limited time, Avalon Waterways is waiving the Single Supplement on the cruise portion of your holiday on selected sailings in so many exciting river destinations, from the Rhine, Rhône and Danube in Europe to the Mekong in Vietnam and Cambodia and India’s legendary Ganges. Please click on the links below for further details:

Call 0330 808 4745 or visit the website for more details.

    Goes to : Oceans & Rivers
  • Danube
  • Dutch Waterways
  • Ganges
  • Main
  • Mekong
  • Moselle
  • Nile
  • Rhine
  • Rhone
  • Seine