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With more than 75 itineraries, guests can immerse themselves in the destination with Avalon’s state-of-the-art Suite Ships, award winning Panorama Suites, carefully curated itineraries and responsible tourism practices.

Avalon Waterways makes river cruising truly special.

Vessel Design

River cruise ships are smaller in size, allowing for a more intimate atmosphere. Avalon Waterways provides guests with state-of-the-art Suite Ships designed to maximise comfort and enjoyment.

Each Avalon vessel consists of 80% award-winning Panorama Suites that are 30% larger than the industry standard offering the widest view in river cruising.

With floor to ceiling, wall-to-wall windows, opening to river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony, there is nothing standing between you and the view. Each Panorama Suite contains a Comfort Collection Bed that faces the ever-changing scenery.

From reclining on the open-air Sky Deck, relaxing in the spacious Panorama Lounge, or feeling the wind over the bow in the Observation Lounge, there’s never a shortage of comfortable spots to relax.


With a high 3:1 guest-to-staff ratio, Avalon Waterways guests can expect personalised attention and a level of hospitality that is second to none.

Guests will be greeted by friendly crew, including stateroom attendants and waitstaff, who pride themselves on delivering exceptional service, ensuring a memorable experience.

Whether it’s the adventure host arranging shore excursions, providing insider tips on local attractions, or simply anticipating guests’ needs, the Avalon team onboard are dedicated to making every aspect of the journey seamless, enjoyable and unforgettable for all guests.

Itineraries with Choice

Avalon Waterways prides itself on carefully crafted itineraries for our guests to explore in each destination.

River cruising provides a more leisurely pace, with a minimum of one docking per day allowing travellers to truly immerse themselves in each destination.

Avalon offers a wide range of itineraries spanning Europe, Asia, South America and Egypt that showcase the highlights of each region.

Whether wine tasting in the vineyards of France, exploring ancient temples in Cambodia, or cruising past medieval castles along the Rhine, Avalon Waterways offers something for all.

Avalon takes the ‘no two travellers are the same’ approach. Guests will be carried away by Avalon’s signature Classic, Active or Discovery included experiences that offer clients the freedom to cater the cruise to their interests.

Classic excursions present a collection of guided walking tours through ancient fortresses, capitals and castles.

Guests can enjoy an Active excursion with biking, hiking and boating tours for a real get-up-and-go for the more active traveller.

Discovery excursions offer in-depth adventures for an awakening of the senses. With an expert Local Guide who is actually local, guests can finish their holiday with a true understanding of the destination.

Special Interest Cruises

Indulge your interests and passions with Avalon Waterways through unique themed cruises and special events.

Whether guests are foodies, wine lovers, history buffs, or outdoor enthusiasts, they can find a cruise that aligns with their interests, allowing them to delve deeper into their hobbies while simultaneously exploring new destinations.

Culinary Delights

Expert chefs create curated menus using locally sourced ingredients that showcase the flavours of each region visited making every meal a culinary adventure.

Whether savouring a splendid breakfast buffet featuring freshly baked pastries and seasonal fruits, enjoying a leisurely lunch on the Sky-Deck or indulging in a multi-course dinner paired with fine wines, passengers can expect nothing short of culinary excellence throughout their journey.

With options to accommodate various dietary preferences and a commitment to quality and innovation, dining aboard Avalon Waterways ships is a feast for the senses, elevating the river cruising experience.

Onboard Wellness

In addition to luxurious accommodations and gourmet dining options, Avalon Waterways focuses on wellness and relaxation, offering a variety of onboard amenities aimed at promoting health and well-being.

From fitness centres and yoga classes to spa treatments and relaxation lounges, passengers can rejuvenate their mind, body and spirit while cruising along picturesque waterways.

Whether it’s unwinding with a massage after a day of sightseeing or starting the morning with a sunrise yoga session on the deck, guests can prioritise self-care during their journey.


Avalon Waterways is committed to sustainability and responsible tourism practices, ensuring that its cruises have minimal impact on the environment and local communities.

Avalon employs eco-friendly technologies on its ships, such as energy-efficient engines and waste management systems, to reduce their carbon footprint. Avalon partners with local suppliers and artisans to support their economies, offering authentic experiences while contributing to the preservation of cultural heritage.

Avalon Waterways offers a truly unique and enriching experience that encompasses luxury, comfort, choice, exploration and sustainability for all.