Avalon Waterways and the Environment

Few companies are as closely connected to nature and the environment as Avalon Waterways.  So it is not surprising that we do all we can to protect the environment, and take seriously our commitment to minimise our impact on rivers through a number of initiatives.


Energy efficient cruises...

To reduce our carbon footprint, our low-carbon river cruise ships are fitted with state of the art propulsion systems, engines and generators.  When docked, we choose energy efficient land electricity, wherever possible.

Cleaning and recycling...

No waste is ever allowed into the river.  On board all of our river cruise ships is an advanced multi-step sewage treatment that actually releases water cleaner than the river water itself.  When it comes to cleaning, we only use environment-friendly cleaning products.

Local sourcing...

To further reduce our carbon footprint – and to support local providers – we source all of our supplies and services locally, wherever possible.  Whether it is food, equipment, coaches, stationery or any other product or service, we think carefully about ways in which we can minimise transportation.