What's Included

No detail is left to chance. Our cruises include everything you could need...

At Avalon, 'included' is one of our favourite words. With 85 years' experience in providing first class holidays, we believe in giving you everything you could need for a spectacular cruise holiday. From regional wines and beer with every onboard dinner to complimentary L'Occitane toiletries and Wi-Fi access, you'll find our state-of-the-art, luxury ships fully equipped for your comfort.


Included Personal Chauffeur Service

Start and finish your holiday in style with our included personal chauffeur service. Travel in a private executive car to and from your chosen departure airport or station. Find out more...

Included Choice of Excursions

On Avalon's themed cruises, expert local guides with insider knowledge bring each destination to life, providing fascinating commentary on our included sightseeing and orientation tours. You'll also receive an individual audio system for all guided shore excursions. If you want to discover even more of a particular calling point, you can choose from our optional excursions available at an extra cost.

Newest Fleet and Finest Suite Ships

Our ships average just three years in age, and we are constantly adding brand new ships to our fleet. Our stunning Suite Ships are a new class of ship, with remarkably large living spaces and stylish interiors, offering true luxury cruising.

Spectacular Views

With Avalon, you never miss out because we've designed our ships with a panoramic view at every turn. From the elegant dining room and bistro to the  state-of-the-art fitness centre and spacious Sky Deck, where you can sip cocktails in the Jacuzzi, Avalon ships are designed to deliver every riverbank vineyard, medieval castle and quaint village right to you.

Included Gratuities

The price of your Avalon cruise includes all gratuities for your Cruise Director and crew, transfers and port charges, so all you have to think about is enjoying your well-earned break.

Largest Staterooms on Europes Rivers

Avalon boasts the largest staterooms on Europe's rivers. With panoramic windows to take in the passing scenery throughout the ship, even your Deluxe Stateroom or Suite is a luxurious, floating room with a view.

Included Travel

Flights and rail travel are included with all Avalon itineraries. Unlike many other river cruise operators, at Avalon, we understand that some people prefer not to fly, or sometimes just like the idea of taking in the scenery along the way. Through expanding our rail links all over Europe, we're delighted to announce that we now offer rail travel to and from the majority of our European cruises.

English Speaking on Board

Our crew only speak English on board, for all presentations, announcements and activities, so no translation is necessary.

Included Dining and Drinks with Dinner

Enjoy our sumptuous full-board dining, including gourmet waiter-service cuisine, with regional wines and beer with dinner. Soft drinks are complimentary with lunch, and you can enjoy splendid afternoon teas with cakes. The all-day beverage station serves premium teas and coffees. New for 2017 – wine and beer is also included with lunch.

Spacious Accommodation

Our beautifully appointed staterooms and suites offer exquisite comfort with plush hotel-style beds and superb private amentities. Most of our staterooms feature wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open for a full balcony experience. Our exclusive Panorama Suites even offer a full-size eating area, and are 30% larger than the industry standard.

Elegant and Contemporary Design

All our ships are designed with meticulous care, from hand-crafted wood and leading-edge technological soundproofing to open floorplans, comfortable seating and panoramic views. We dedicate ourselves to the details to give you the best river cruise experience possible.

Satisfaction Rate

Throughout your cruise, our friendly crew will pamper you with impeccable service, and Guest Services are on hand to help make your time with us exceptional. Our commitment to your onboard experience, as well as the high quality of our ships and the choices we offer, has earned us a 98% satisfaction rating.

More Staff Per Guest

With an average of one member of staff to every three passengers, Avalon offers a truly personalised experience. Sit back, relax and let us do the hard work for you.

Included Daily Sightseeing

Daily sightseeing tours with local guides are included with all of our itineraries, but they're completely optional, so it's up to you whether you choose to explore each calling point or relax in the comfort of your luxurious stateroom.

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