Avalon Waterways

What Sets Avalon Apart

Avalon Waterways visits exotic destinations in Europe, Southeast Asia, South America and Egypt with a modern, award-winning fleet of riverboats; the youngest on the European waterways. We provide more choices and more ways to explore the world’s legendary river ports. Every Avalon ship delivers spacious staterooms, innovative technologies, inspired designs, and highly desirable features and services.  By designing our ships, and our entire river cruise experience, around our guests, we have changed the river cruise industry. We boast the largest standard staterooms and suites on European waters. including one-of-a-kind Panorama Suites℠ highlighted by with innovative Open-Air Balconies® and beds positioned to capture the views. On the spectacular ships of Avalon, “included” is one of our favorite words.  Spacious outside staterooms with plenty of room to relax; special touches like regional wines and beer at dinner, complimentary Wi-Fi, shore excursions led by Certified Local Guides, VIP access to must-see sights, unique Local Favorites® and more—all included. In addition to this inclusiveness, we also give you the freedom of Avalon Choice® – a different approach to river cruising that invites guests to personalize the experience.

Industry firsts such as our introduction of Suite Ships®, unequaled vessels featuring two full decks of 200 and 300-square-foot suites, underscore Avalon’s dedication to energizing the river cruise category. For more than a decade, we have inspired upscale design innovations that have elevated the industry standard, including floor-to-ceiling windows on two decks of every Avalon vessel. We were also the first to bring a larger stateroom with deluxe hotel-style design, the Avalon Deluxe Stateroom, to an entire fleet of ships, making us the most contemporary and consistent river cruise operator around. We continue to set the standard in river cruising with extraordinary cruises on the newest ships.

Our Commitment to You

From our exclusive Suite Ships and complimentary wine and beer with dinners to a choice of included sightseeing, your entire group cruise is a cut above the competition. Over 80% of our staterooms in our Suite Ships® are 200-square foot Panorama Suites, 30% larger than the average stateroom. And at 172 square feet, our Deluxe Staterooms are spacious, comfortable, and quiet. We’ve designed a cruise experience that includes all the right things…but still leaves room for your own preferences. Our specialized Groups Department is ready to help guide you. Our Custom Tours Department can put together a tailor-made pre or post itinerary for groups of 20+ travelers. Partial and full ship charters are also available. No matter the occasion – family reunion cruises, a private charter cruise or a group cruise – Avalon provides a great collection of river and small-ship cruise choices.

Signature Services

•   SUITE SHIPS  Our exclusive Panorama Suites—exquisite
accommodations with innovative room configuration to highlight
every view, and a huge Open-Air Balcony℠

•   One-of-a-kind stateroom layout, with beds angled to face the
view outside the window

•   Spacious, open-seating dining room

•   Guided sightseeing in every port (complete with headsets), daily
port lectures, VIP access into key destinations, great cultural
immersion and storytelling thanks to highly skilled Cruise and
Tour Directors.

•   Complimentary Wi-Fi access

•   Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate
& premium coffees

•   Well-stocked library

•   Non-smoking interior

•   Avalon Choice®… cruising; pre-sail customizations of dining

•   The largest staterooms on European waters


•   Europe
•   Vietnam & Cambodia
•   Myramar
•   China
•   Galapagos Islands
•   Peruvian Amazon
•   Egypt

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