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Our Awards

Recognition for Avalon Waterways

We are honoured to be regularly nominated by our guests and within the industry for the most prestigious awards in cruising. Below is a selection of our most recent awards:


In December 2018, we were thrilled to receive the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended endorsement for our panoramic views.

With over 90 years of knowledge, research and know-how, Good Housekeeping magazine informs family life and is respected as the unrivalled, credible authority on food, beauty, fashion, home and health. 

From Good Housekeeping's reader panel, 112 readers recommended Avalon for its panoramic views. Some of the comments included:

• 97% rated the customer service on-board as either very good or excellent.

• 96% would recommend Avalon to a friend.

• 91% would happily travel on an Avalon cruise again.

• 89% said excursions were flexible with free time to wander independently, but that there was no pressure to join an excursion.

• Feedback included: "my favourite part was the luxurious room with huge window, delicious food and the ambience on-board" and "just fantastic from beginning to end".


 

Recent awards for Avalon Waterways

 

World of Cruising - WAVE Awards

2018 - Best River Cruise Line - Winner

2018 - Best Transfer Service - Highly Commended, for our Home Pick Up Service

2017 - Best Transfer Service - Winner, for our Home Pick Up Service

2017 - Best River Cruise Line - Highly Commended

 

Cruise Critic

2017 - Best River Cruise Line cabins

2017 - Best River Cruise Line for active cruisers

2016 - Best River Cruise Line cabins

2015 - Best River Cruise Line cabins

 

TTG Travel Awards

2017 - Best River Cruise Line – Nominated

2015 - Best River Cruise Line - Finalist

2014 - Best River Cruise Line - Finalist

 

Travel Weekly Globe Awards

2017 - Best River Cruise Company - Finalist

2016 - Best River Cruise Company - Nominated

 

Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards (USA)

2013 - Best River Cruise Ship (Avalon Panorama)

 

Travel Weekly Magellan Awards (USA)

* Best new ship - Avalon Affinity

* Best new ship - Avalon Panorama

* Best new ship - Avalon Scenery

 

Condé Nast Traveller

2014 - Top River Cruise line

2015 - Top River Cruise line - Finalist

2016 - Top River Cruise line - Finalist


Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended survey of Avalon panoramic views, 112 Good Housekeeping readers, 2018.