New to river cruising?

If you have never before experienced the magic of a luxury river cruise, you have something really very special to look forward to.

River cruising offers a truly unique way to discover the genuine character and culture of any destination from a totally different perspective.

A river cruise is a journey that captures the essence of every inspiring place. Perhaps you’re tired of ocean cruising, with its long days between ports of call and endless extras?

Avalon Waterways river cruise ships offer all the high-end facilities you have come to expect, but with so much more included; from shore excursions, to food and drink.


Discover a Whole New World of Luxury River Cruising...

In one seamless voyage, our inspirational and innovative itineraries will take you to the destinations of your dreams, without the hassles of conventional travel.

Board your luxurious floating hotel, unpack just once, then sit back, relax and watch the ever-changing scenery slip by as you sail to your next exciting destination.

Take advantage of the many included excursions led by carefully selected, experienced local guides, or venture out at your own leisure to explore museums, monuments, galleries, cafés and boutiques – freedom of choice is promoted to enhance expected standards of relaxation.

"As I had never been on a River Cruise before the whole experience was new to me - liked mooring up in each destination that we visited and the fact that there are only a small number of passengers compared to a couple of thousand on board ocean liners. The food was excellent at every meal as was the service."

What's Included


We Take Care of Every Detail...

Our sleek, ultra-modern fleet boasts both luxury and comfort. You will enjoy 5* hotel standard accommodation, with elegant contemporary and spacious design throughout, as well as beautifully-appointed, light and inviting staterooms. We have taken care of every detail, on board and on shore. On board, you will find complimentary WiFi access to keep you in touch with loved ones at home.

In your stateroom, you will find little finishing touches like L’Occitane toiletries, fragranced diffuser sticks, bottled water and fresh flowers.Every amenity is on hand, including the spacious Sky Deck with shade system, premium lounge chairs and whirlpool.

The Panorma Lounge boasts a first class bar serving premium spirits and other facilities on board include a fitness centre, an internet centre, a hairdressing salon and a well-stocked library are all available for you to take advantage of at your leisure.You can also enjoy a full programme of live on board entertainment .

On shore, our shore excursions , personal headsets mean that you do not have to strain to hear the commentary from our knowledgeable local guides and with VIP access, you will not have to endure any monotonous queues for attractions.

Finally, at Avalon Waterways, we take care of the whole package from start to finish. We take the strain, so you don’t have to – all you have to do is relax.With your included personal Avalon chauffeur service by executive car, we will collect you from your home before your holiday begins and deliver you back once you have made unforgettable memories.

We take care of all your travel arrangements, including flights or Eurostar travel and transfers, or if you prefer to make your own transport arrangements, we provide comprehensive support and expert advice to help you organise it – all at the best possible price.