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Jane McDonald cruises with us on the Rhône

We loved hosting Jane McDonald on board Avalon Poetry II for Cruising with Jane McDonald on Channel 5 last summer. Watch it again on My5 to see her explore the delights of the Rhône river, with its cosmopolitan cities, medieval towns and tranquil rural countryside, on our Burgundy and Provence river cruise. 

This episode showed the world what our customers already know – that a river cruise is the best way to see Europe’s sights and cultures, taking you right to the heart of every exciting port of call. If you've always wanted to know what a river cruise is really like, now is your chance to find out.

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Explore our river cruises in France

Active Discovery

Do you prefer to take pictures, or take action? To visit new places, or to experience them? To see magnificent artworks, or learn how to imitate the masters?

On an Active Discovery cruise, you choose your experiences every day. Sailing along the Rhine, the Danube, and now the Rhône, you'll have a choice of excursions when you wake up each morning. So whether you favour a painting class, underground wine tasting, canoe trip or oyster tasting session, the discovery is up to you.

Discover the Avalon Difference

Welcome to river cruising - a new way of seeing the world that gives you the exceptional service and luxury of small-ship ocean cruising with intimacy, choice and attention to detail.

On an Avalon river cruise, we take care of everything. We host fewer passengers so we can offer a personal, intuitive service, whether it's the wine expert who remembers which vintage you enjoyed yesterday, the pillows you prefer on your bed, or the way you like your steak cooked at dinner.

Our spacious, elegant ships offer you the chance to explore each new horizon in sheer comfort, while our expert-led excursions bring each port of call to life - the moment you step off the ship.

Discover more about river cruising