Our 2020 cruises are here!

Welcome to our 2020 collection of inspiring river cruises, which include new itineraries, new experiences and new Avalon 'your way' personalisation options. Browse at your leisure and book by 30 April to enjoy our early booking discount.

Want a chat about our cruises? Our travel specialists are available on 0330 058 8243.

Early booking discounts of up to £1,500 per couple

Book your 2020 cruise with us before 30 April and enjoy an Early Booking discount of up to £1,500 per couple on selected sailings. Simply call our travel specialists to book.

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Introducing cruise-only prices

We’re committed to bringing you as much choice as possible. That’s why our 2020 brochure now shows you the price just for the cruise itself, so you have the flexibility to just book the river cruise and arrange the rest of your holiday yourself if you wish. Alternatively, you may prefer to let us arrange your full package, including cruise, flights, transfers and private home pick-up service, so you can relax knowing that all you have to do is pack. From 2020, you’ll also see the available Avalon your way options for each cruise, which give you the chance to further customise your holiday with extra days at the beginning or end of your trip.

Woman in sun hat enjoying the view from the deck on board an Avalon Waterways ship

Introducing Avalon YourWay

Avalon YourWay options are seamless extension options that you can add on both before and after your cruise. So from Budapest to Basel, you can spend a little or a lot more time getting to know more on shore with Avalon YourWay custom itineraries.

New cruises for 2020

We are delighted to bring you new itineraries for next year on some of our most popular rivers - including the Rhine, the Danube and the waterways of Holland.

Grand Tulip Cruise of Holland & Belgium

Enjoy the charms of spring along the Dutch and Belgian waterways

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The Complete Danube

Discover the colourful lands along the Danube, between Germany and Romania

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European Masterpiece

Take a journey of discovery from Bucharest to the Balkans, Austria, Bavaria and Germany

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Our latest ship: Avalon View

Sister ship to Avalon Artistry II, Avalon View is the newest addition to our fleet, and continues our commitment to comfortable luxury and excellence. Guests can choose from two full decks of award-winning Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling Panoramic Windows that transform your living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony.

Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, an Adventure Center for bikes and active gear, and an Avalon Adventure Host to assist with active excursions and activities. Enjoy exceptional onboard cuisine, including Avalon Fresh menu options, premium coffee and spirits, and versatile FlexDining venues, including the casual Panorama Bistro, al fresco Sky Grill, or elegant glass-walled Dining Room. Library books, cards, and board games are favorites in the Club Lounge, and our Observation Lounge affords the perfect vantage point to watch the world go by. The expansive Sky Deck beckons with a whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, shade system and deck games, all set against a backdrop of Europe's most spectacular scenery.

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.

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Everyone deserves a suite view

There’s only one point of view on an Avalon Waterways® river cruise – the suite view. Our entire fleet in Europe and Southeast Asia is completely comprised of Suite Ships®, each featuring our Panorama Suites, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry’s only Open-Air Balcony, and an inviting bed facing the ever-changing scenery. Wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling, our panoramic windows blur the line between outside and in, yet clearly present a world waiting to be explored however you please. 

Using our new 3D virtual tour, you can see exactly what you'll be seeing as you step aboard an award-winning Avalon Waterways Suite Ship. Use the link below to start your virtual tour of the Avalon Artistry II, one of the newest ships in our European Suite Ship fleet, and of the Avalon Saigon, part of our worldwide fleet.

Explore Avalon Artistry II 360° view

Explore Avalon Saigon 360° view

Terms and conditions

Offer valid on all new 2020/21 bookings made between 18 Feb and 30 Apr 2019. Early booking discount of up to £1,500 per couple, against our published brochure rate in February 2019, is subject to availability and based on two people sharing a stateroom. Example: The Blue Danube Discovery (WBN), departing 6 Apr 2020, was £2,129pp, now £1,377pp, saving £750pp. Limited sailings have a higher introductory offer; see individual cruises for details. Single supplements may apply. Offer excludes Royal Suite staterooms. Standard deposit and loyalty discounts apply.