Welcome to Avalon

Welcome to river cruising with Avalon - 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.

What's included

  • Flights, transfers and accommodation
    • With a choice of up to 27 regional airports, convenient flights are a given. Your luggage will be transferred from airport to ship and taken to your room, so everything is waiting for you when you arrive.
  • Private VIP home pick-up
    • A friendly driver will pick you up at your home in an executive car, load your luggage for you and drive you to the airport within 100 miles. When you return, your private driver will be waiting for you in the arrivals lounge to take you home again.
  • Full-board dining
    • From the full breakfast of your choice, with Bucks Fizz and a dedicated egg station, to elevenses, lunch, afternoon snacks, tasting sessions, afternoon tea, dinner and late-night supper, you will be fully catered for all day.
  • Complimentary paired wine
    • You'll enjoy sommelier-selected regional wines at lunch and dinner, or beer if you prefer.
  • Excursions
    • At each port of call, a local guide will show you around to give you a first-hand, behind-the-scenes look at each destination.
  • Gratuities
    • All tips for crew and staff are included, so you don't have to budget extra for tipping or worry about how much to give.