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Avalon Waterways River Cruises

With more than 80 years’ experience in travel, Avalon Waterways offers some of the world’s most luxurious river cruise holidays. Whether it’s sailing along the delightful Danube River, visiting Europe’s most cosmopolitan towns and cities or meandering through the vineyards of the Rhône Valley, Avalon river cruises offer the ideal way to take in some of Europe’s most attractive and appealing destinations on truly unforgettable adventures.

  • VIP private home pick-up service included
  • Sightseeing tours in every port of call
  • Full board a la carte dining on board with wine, beer and soft drinks included at lunch and dinner
  • Gratuities, transfers and port charges
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Luxury river cruise experience

Avalon Waterways has one of the world’s youngest fleets, all boasting contemporary designs and a wonderfully luxurious ambience. Along with the finest facilities, a complete range of modern facilities and incredibly spacious staterooms, on Avalon river cruise ships, you’ll discover all the amenities of a world-class hotel and the largest staterooms on Europe’s rivers.

As well as cruising in complete comfort and luxury, you can look forward to the finest cuisine, the most attentive service and perfectly planned excursions. Avalon cruises have a reputation for quality and service that the line has built up over the years, so it comes as no surprise that it has won many awards during its lifetime.

What's Included

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Accommodation

Avalon Waterways’ fleet of elegant ships offer some of the most spacious accommodation on the waterways of Europe. Each vessel features a host of fabulous and welcoming amenities including plush beds, deluxe woven carpets and panoramic views of the passing scenery, alongside marble bathrooms and premium L’Occitane products.

The line’s Suite Ships boast some of the finest accommodations in the river cruise industry, with large Panorama Suites offering maximum space as well as open-air balconies designed to make guests feel at home throughout their voyage.

Dining

Avalon Waterways understands that cuisine is an important part of the river cruise experience, which is why every meal on-board is lovingly crafted using only the finest and freshest ingredients - reflecting the culture and culinary tastes of each destination you visit.

Whether you are hoping for a wonderful buffet selection, al fresco dining or a simple light lunch, you will find it all on-board Avalon Waterways. There is also a wide selection of regional wines available to perfectly complement your dining experience.

Facilities

Each ship in Avalon’s impressive fleet is brimming with fabulous amenities and entertainment to keep guests occupied and entertained as they cruise from port to port. 

On a sunny day in Europe you could head up to the Sky Deck to relax in a sun lounger or take a dip in the whirlpool. Or if the weather turns, why not enjoy a good book at the on-board library, or surf the web at Internet Corner? Anyone who loves to look and feel their best will also appreciate the on-board fitness centre and hair salon, where you can work out using state-of-the-art gym equipment or try a new look.

On top of all this, on-board restaurants, bars and lounges each offer the ideal place to enjoy a marvellous meal or relax with a drink and chat with like-minded guests. 

Avalon Waterways Itineraries

Prague

Danube Dreams - Prague to Budapest

12 sailing dates April 2019 to October 2019
9 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest
Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2539pp
Rudesheim

Romantic Rhine - Amsterdam to Basel

22 sailing dates April 2019 to December 2019
7 Nights From Amsterdam, to Switzerland , Basel

Includes flights and transfers. No single supplement special, prices from £1,889.

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2089pp
Melk

The Legendary Danube - Prague to Budapest

31 sailing dates April 2019 to December 2019
9 Nights From Prague, to Hungary , Budapest

Includes flights and transfers. No single supplement special, prices from £2,269.

Avalon Waterways logo FROM £2159pp

Avalon Waterways Ships

Avalon Waterways’ award-winning fleet of river cruise ships offers a host of fabulous on-board facilities, amenities and accommodations, so you can navigate the rivers of the world in true style and complete comfort.

Every ship in the fleet provides guests with exceptionally attentive service from a dedicated crew as well as the expert guidance of the on-board Cruise Director. Wall-to-wall panoramic windows offer beautiful views of the passing scenery and selected behind-the-scenes ship tours provide insight into the inner workings of your river cruise vessel.

Just some of the fantastic features you can expect to find on-board an Avalon river cruise ship include a sky deck with lounge chairs, shade awnings and whirlpool; a fitness centre and hair salon; a self-serve beverage station with complimentary hot drinks; complimentary Wi-Fi internet acces; and a range of on-board talks, activities and evening entertainment.

Avalon’s new range of Suite Ships has also raised the bar for river cruising, offering some of the most luxurious accommodation on the waterways of the world. The line’s opulent Suite Ships boast unique Panorama Suites and incredible Open-air Balcony Suites, offering a distinctive and opulent place to retreat after a long day in port or on-board. Avalon’s latest range of accommodation is truly impressive and guests will be amazed and delighted with their stylish and spacious cabin from the moment they step on-board.

Each Avalon river cruise ship has its own charm and character, and with the low guest capacities and five-star service you can expect on-board, you are sure to savour every moment on your floating hotel.

Avalon Waterways Awards

  • World of Cruising - Wave Awards
    • Best Transfer Service (VIP Home Pick-Up Service) 2017
    • Best River Cruise Line (Highly Commended) 2017
  • Cruise Critic
    • Best River Cruise Line (Cabins) 2017
    • Best River Cruise Line for Active Cruisers 2017
  • Cruise Critic
    • Best River Cruise Line (Cabins) 2017
    • Best River Cruise Line for Active Cruisers 2017
  • TTG Travel Awards
    • Best River Cruise Line (Nominated) 2017
  • Travel Weekly Globe Awards
    • Best River Cruise Company (Finalist) 2017
  • Cruise Critic
    • Best River Cruise Line (Cabins) 2016
  • Travel Weekly Globe Awards
    • Best River Cruise Company (Nominated) 2016

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