Avalon Waterways offers River Cruises throughout Europe, China, South East Asia, South America, the Galapagos Islands, Egypt and North America. The 2015 Avalon river cruise portfolio is our most comprehensive yet.
Larger, quieter and newer, the Avalon Waterways fleet is an ultra-modern river cruise experience featuring amenities you would commonly associate with a resort holiday. Our professional English-speaking tour directors offer impeccable service and insight into your destination be it a river cruise of Asia, a Europe river cruise, China river cruise, Mississippi river cruise or the various cruises through South America and the Galápagos Islands. Avalon Waterways’ small-ship cruises and popular river cruises are highly inclusive but can also be tailored to meet your own desires and goals for your holiday.
While some companies ask you compromise room space, we offer you a spacious Panorama Suite that never does. Avalon’s Suite Ships balconies let the outside in and turn your room into an open air balcony. These pioneering Suite Ships have become a benchmark in the river cruise ship industry, but that’s just a start. Avalon Waterways is part of the Globus family of brands, a travel company backed by an 80-year heritage of escorted travel including coach touring and river cruises. \
Whether it’s the old world charm of Europe that captivates you, or the exotic nature of Yangtze River in China, the massive ecosystem you find on an Amazon river cruise or the intricacies of a paddle wheeler on a might Mississippi river cruise, you'll be spoilt for choice as you experience the full depth of our Avalon Choice program on our river cruises.
2015 Europe River Cruises
The great river cruises of Europe meander aimlessly through the century old bends and turns of Europe’s waterways stopping at cosmopolitan cities rich in history and cultural intrigue. Europe’s townships are amongst the most charming in the world and an exemplary setting for a river cruise experience. Few other destinations would hold greater appeal for travellers than Europe which offers not just a diversity of roads and cobblestone streets but ancient river ways that were the original mode of transport. You’ll know your ship has come in when you wake up to the riverside wonders of Frankfurt, Nuremberg, Amsterdam or Budapest where you may roam where you want to or explore with the guidance of one of our expert tour guides.
2015 Asia River Cruises
Unravel the mysteries of the mystical east on an Asia river Cruise on the Yangtze River. This is the third longest river in the world flowing west to east from the Tibetan Plateau to the China Sea, and where you’ll experience the magnitude of the Three Gorges Dam and Qutang, a place of incomprehensible beauty where mountains explode up from its banks. Our Irrawaddy river cruises and Mekong river cruises will stimulate your senses as you rediscover lost civilizations and a stimulating kaleidoscope of history and culture.
2015 Galapagos Islands River Cruises
Giant tortoises, the marine iguana, countless sea lions, rays and sharks, the Galapagos Islands are home to all of these amazing marine wildlife. Avalon Galapagos Islands exploratory cruises put you on board a luxury yacht that easily navigates between the large and small islands with plenty of time for exciting shore excursions to up close and personal with curious penguins, lazy sea lines, the Blue Footed Boobie and a host of other diverse flora and fauna.
2015 Amazon River Cruises
Only Avalon Waterways can combine the wonders of a small-ship Amazon River cruise with the exciting diversity of cultures in Peru South America. Not only will you get to see and explore the shores on our Amazon river cruising itineraries, we also include city tours of Lima, the Peruvian capital of Cusco, Ollantaytambo and the stunning Sacred Valley as well as the world heritage listed Machu Picchu. Avalon Waterway’s South America and Amazon River cruises are some of the most enviable itineraries on offer in one of the world’s fastest growing travel destinations.