Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways has redefined cruising by going against the current and away from the ordinary. Delivering unparalleled experiences and boundless exploration, Avalon pairs relaxation with luxury when sailing the world’s most majestic rivers. One step aboard our modern Suite Ships with the grandest views in cruising and it’s easy to see how the tides are changing.

Welcome to a new wave in cruising. Welcome aboard Avalon Waterways.

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Free to take each day as it comes with more choice than ever for exploration, wellbeing and relaxation, making the most of enhanced facilities, and now, even more freedom at dinner.

And each day, you can choose from Classic, Discovery or Active excursions and personalise your time ashore to your exact taste.

Why Travel with Avalon Waterways?

Along with the widest suite views that river cruising has to offer, Avalon guests can expect relaxed luxury in intimate surroundings.

Staterooms offer 30% more space than the industry standard, with floor-to-ceiling windows that open to create an open-air balcony.

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Avalon Waterways
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Destinations & Tours

Key Destinations

Amazon, Danube, Dutch Waterways, Galapagos, Ganges, Main, Mekong, Moselle, Nile, Rhine, Rhône, Seine

Sweet Dreams

Avalon Waterways’ entire fleet of Suite Ships in Europe and Southeast Asia features incomparable Panorama Suites with the widest windows in river cruising that can transform your suite into Avalon’s signature Open Air Balcony.

Room With A View

And while other river ships position the bed to look straight at another wall, Avalon is different. With beds facing the river view, through wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, you can enjoy the widest views in river cruising, right from your pillow.

Best Of Times Ashore

With a choice of Active, Discovery or Classic tours ashore included in the price, Avalon offers options for varying interests and fitness levels. From hiking, biking or kayaking for the energetic, to painting classes for the creative, and cheese or chocolate making tips for the foodies.


Whether you are off to explore Europe’s Christmas Markets, to sail the Nile in style, to be amazed by the Amazon or to meander along the Mekong, Avalon Waterways can offer the opportunity to extend your holiday.

Cruise With Confidence

A guest satisfaction rating of  98% satisfaction rating. Returning guests choose Avalon Waterways time and time again. 

Special Offers

Avalon Waterways

New late departures added in September

Romantic Rhine (Northbound), departing 10th September – Deluxe Stateroom from £1,362pp, saving £2,240pp

The Rhine & Moselle: Canals, Vineyards and Castles, departing 11th September – Deluxe Stateroom from £1,312pp, saving £2,091pp

Special interest cruise with celebrity author Gillian Flynn, departing 15th September – Deluxe Stateroom from £1,377pp, saving £2,091pp

Call Silver Travel Advisor on 0800 412 5678 for more information or a quote.

Save up to £2,200 per couple

Book a selected 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive £1100 off per person (£2,200 per couple) on the cruise/land or cruise only price.

Offer ends 31 December 2022.

Terms and conditions apply.

Call our Silver Travel Advisors on 0800 412 5678 for more information or to book.

Free case of wine per booking

Book with Avalon between 01 – 30 November 2022 to travel in 2023 & receive 1 free case of wine worth over £100, per booking.

Guaranteed to arrive before Christmas.

Free case includes a mixed selection of six bottles.

Offer ends 30 November 2022. Terms and conditions apply.

Call our Silver Travel Advisors on 0800 412 5678 for more information or to book.

We regularly receive special offers and discounts from our travel partners.

For the latest offers and a bespoke quotation, speak to our Silver Travel Advisors on 0800 412 5678.

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