Welcome to our 2019 collection

Join us as we sail on mighty new waters, see Europe in a different light on new voyages, and experience our new ships in 2019. Take each day as it comes with more choice than ever for exploration, wellbeing and relaxation, with enhanced facilities, activity experts and now, even more freedom at dinner. Each day, choose from Classic, Discovery or Active excursions and personalise your cruise experience to your exact taste. With a new early booking price pledge, an extended loyalty scheme and a £100 gift card for all 2019 bookings, there's a lot to celebrate in 2019.

New journeys through Europe

In 2019, we are offering more ways to explore France with our new nine-day Reflections on the Seine cruise, sister route to our Paris to Normandy voyage. You can also get an in-depth look at Germany on our 11-day German Grandeur cruise from Basel to Nuremburg, with two nights in Munich. And if you are looking to explore further in Eastern and Central Europe, our new Enchanted Europe cruise sails along the Danube down through the Rhine all the way from Hungary to Switzerland in a 17-night odyssey that reveals the best of this magical part of the world.

What's new in Europe for 2019

 

Reflections on the Seine

Uncover the bright lights of Paris, the gardens that inspired Claude Monet and the beautiful scenery along the Seine river

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The Blue Danube Revealed

Uncover the delights of vibrant Budapest in Hungary, then sail along the Danube with exciting stops in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic

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German Grandeur

Experience Germany's gleaming cities and idyllic Bavarian villages on the Rhine and Main rivers

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Enchanted Europe

Discover the magic of Hungary's Pearl of the Danube, Austria's musical romance and Germany's grand vistas on the Main and Danube rivers

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A special gift with every Panorama or Royal Suite

Book a Panorama or Royal Suite on any 2019 river cruise and we’ll give you a John Lewis Gift Card worth £100 per guest. Whether you’re shopping for an Italian leather holdall or a desirable pair of aviators, you can start your holiday on just the right foot.

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Fly Business Class – on us

Book a Royal Suite between 5 March and 30 June 2018 for any European sailing in 2019 and we'll upgrade your return flight to Business Class if you're flying with BA (or with Lufthansa on Active Discovery on the Danube cruises) and to Standard Premier on return Eurostar journeys.

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Active Discovery comes to the Rhône

If you’re looking for a deeper experience of the French culture and landscape, look no further. Following the popularity of our Active Discovery cruises on the Danube and Rhine, we’re pleased to introduce it to the Rhône. With a number of options for engaging with each port of call, you could find yourself choosing between a guided canoe trip down the Gorges de l’Ardeche, a wine tasting in an underground cave and a visit to a crocodile farm.

Get active in 2019

 

Active Discovery on the Rhône

From the Rhône delta of southern France to the culinary crown of Lyon, your Active Discovery cruise is a feast for the mind, body and spirit

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Active Discovery on the Danube

The legend of the Blue Danube and the beauty of Austria and Budapest invite you to make history with active discoveries of your own

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Active Discovery on the Rhine

Explore Germany and Holland with Active Discovery experiences to inspire, enlighten and move you to new heights and horizons, and meaningful milestones along the way

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Introducing incredible India

We are delighted to introduce our new voyage along the holy river of Hinduism, Colourful India and the Ganges River. Join us to discover a beautiful and chaotic blend of pink-walled cities and ramshackle bazaars, riverbank villages and Hindu temples. Take a guided rickshaw ride around Kalna and see its many intricately carved temples. Walk through Azhimganj to see gold and silver smithing, then enjoy an authentic Indian tea at a landlord’s mansion. Aboard the Ganges Voyager, you’ll experience India in relaxed colonial-style luxury, each stateroom a private sanctuary of 260 square feet with an open-air balcony and beds that face the view. One of just 56 guests, you’ll get an intimate experience of the Ganges on a journey of ancient history and delicious thalis, warm hospitality and aching natural beauty.

What's new on board

This year we welcome our new ship Avalon Envision to our fleet, which from 2019 will be made up entirely of suite ships. On board each vessel, you'll find a new Adventure Centre, where you'll be able to hire all the equipment you need for independent activities, including bikes, binoculars, yoga mats and stretch bands, backpacks, picnic blankets and walking sticks. You'll also find our latest expert recruit: your Avalon Adventure Host. Ready to offer advice and assistance, whether that's an expert opinion on routes, helping you fit your bike helmet, leading a morning stretch or arranging onboard yoga sessions with a tutor to help you start the day, your resident Adventure Host will be on hand throughout your river cruise.


Introducing FlexDining

Our new FlexDining gives options for dining times and venues so you can choose where and when to eat. You've always been able to select your breakfast time; late riser or early riser. Now, feel free to join us in the dining room for dinner at your leisure, as well as greater options of where to eat. Have breakfast in your stateroom, lunch on the Sky Grill, a tasting menu in the Panorama Bistro, our classic dining area with FlexDining options or even pack a picnic and head ashore!

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Your loyalty, rewarded

If you've booked with Avalon before, we'd like to say thank you! We're increasing our loyalty discount so that customers with a past or future Avalon booking will receive £100pp discount when making a new booking before 31 May 2018 for any 2019 departure.

Read about our 2019 loyalty offer