Why choose Avalon river cruises?
Quite simply, Avalon Waterways offers the very best in exclusive, luxury river cruise holidays. Our fleet of state-of-the-art Suite Ships is revolutionising river cruising itself. Every possible comfort and amenity is combined with our unrivalled range of destinations and itineraries making Avalon river cruises an unbeatable and fabulous holiday experience. What makes our river cruises even more special is our total commitment to impeccable levels of service for all our guests and our attention to the finest of details. Everything is fully included and nothing is overlooked in our dedication to ensuring that you have the most amazing holiday ever, from start to finish. Our fully inclusive pricing represents the very best of value with no hidden costs and almost everything included. You can enjoy the highest quality river cruise experience at the very best price.
Most importantly, you can book in complete confidence. With 85 years’ experience in the world of travel, Avalon Waterways is one of the most reputable operators around. One of our proudest claims is that our guests have given us a 97% satisfaction rating. We are fully ABTA and ATOL bonded, so you can rest assured that your holiday is fully protected.
Setting new standards for river cruising
We pride ourselves on having the most contemporary fleet on Europe’s rivers - averaging just three years in age compared to the industry average of seven years. Constantly pushing the boundaries of ship design, we are able to offer our guests the most innovative on board technology and the highest standard of features and services that distinguish our ships from all of the rest.
Our unique fleet of Suite Ships was designed with your total comfort and pleasure in mind, delivering a river cruise experience like no other. Our staterooms are 15% larger than the industry standard and our Panorama Suites a full 30% larger. With floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, French balconies and beautifully appointed seating areas you can enjoy an airy and luxurious living space complete with magnificent views of passing riverscapes.
The accommodation on board all Avalon river cruises is of a luxury hotel quality standard. Your choice of twin beds or a queen-size bed (king-sized in Royal suites), marble bathrooms, individual temperature control and enhanced soundproofing come as standard. Our premium bedding collection is comprised of fine Egyptian bed linen. Thoughtful little touches enhance your personal comfort, such as fresh flowers, scented sticks, luxury toiletries and quality robes and slippers. Every amenity is on hand, including flat-screen satellite TV and complimentary WiFi.
Avalon cruises offer first class guest services from start to finish
Our guests are at the centre of all Avalon cruises. From the moment you speak to one of our knowledgeable Avalon cruise specialists through to your return journey home, you are in expert hands. With an average of one on board staff member to every four passengers, you will enjoy impeccable, attentive and unrivalled personal service. On every river cruise holiday, a dedicated Cruise Director and English-speaking crew are always on hand to help you make the most of each day.
Start your holiday in style with our complimentary, chauffeur-driven home pick-up service. Your exclusive, air-conditioned executive car will deliver you to your departure terminal, and on your return, your driver will meet you at the arrivals hall. Your driver will take care of your luggage, too.
There are no hidden costs – everything is included, right down to the gratuities. Take your pick from a wide selection of Avalon river cruises with more than 100 options across four continents; from cruises lasting three nights to 24 days; from cruise-only getaways to cruise plus land journeys, including five amazing brand new itineraries in 2013, four in Europe and one in China. Our itineraries are expertly designed to introduce and explore only the choicest of destinations. Sailing right into the heart of every port of call, simply step off the ship and the local sights and sounds are right there for you to discover. Take advantage of the many included excursions led by carefully selected, experienced local guides. Or choose to do your own thing, in our own time.
Finally, on all luxury Avalon cruises, the on board cuisine is part of your journey. You will look forward to each meal in the same way that you look forward to each new port of call. With a wide choice of both elegant and informal dining options, you will enjoy unforgettable cuisine created by our top chefs, paired with perfect, complimentary regional wines. On every one of our cruises, we bring a local chef on board to prepare a special dinner with signature dishes made from the freshest local ingredients, offering additional insight into the culture of every inspiring destination.