A world beyond.
Hassle-free planning, regional Tour Directors & Local Guides, Handpicked hotels and inclusions, seamless transportation, VIP access, and rare Local Favourites that go beyond the guidebook. 


Adventure is knocking.
Turn “never thought I would” into “glad I did” with a budget-friendly tour that includes all the essentials plus a great mix of included excursions and free time. 


Cruising Elevated.
Cruise on Suite Ships with the widest stateroom views from your window-facing bed. Relaxed luxury flows throughout the ship in every detail plus personalise with Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions.


Why Cruise with Avalon


Our award-winning Suite Ships are specially designed to give you the best experience. Larger rooms allow for all the important things - like comfortable seating and full-size showers - while our Panorama Suites have the widest-opening windows on the water. It's a view with your room.

Why Cruise with Avalon


Whether you prefer biking through vineyards, exploring castles and cathedrals or learning to paint like Van Gogh, our cruises have Active, Discovery and Classic excursions you'll love. Fill your day with engaging activities, or relax on the Sky Deck with a good book. You're free to enjoy river cruising your way.

Why Cruise with Avalon


Four course or al fresco? Whichever you prefer, our talented chefs have you covered. Enjoy meals made with the freshest local ingredients in our dining room and the Panorama Bistro. Complement your meals with regional wines and local beers, or enjoy a happy hour cocktail in our Panorama Lounge.

Why Cruise with Avalon


Our crews deliver service that's professional but not stuffy. Our 3:1 passenger to crew ratio creates an atmosphere of relaxed luxury to make your cruise comfortable and enjoyable. On shore, our Local Guides and Adventure Hosts have engaging tales and the experience to take our excursions to the next level.

Why Cruise with Avalon


Spacious rooms and varied dining options are important, but sometimes it's the little touches that matter most. Plush towels and firm mattresses, premium spirits in the Panorama Lounge and hot drinks in the Club Lounge. It all adds up to giving you the best of everything for your holiday.

Experience the World
with our All-in-one Packages!

Welcome to a New wave


Innovative, transformative, original. Avalon Waterways has redefined cruising by going against the current and away from the ordinary. Delivering unparalleled experiences and boundless exploration, Avalon puts you in the captain’s seat to navigate your journey, fuel your passions and steer clear of the unexpected as you cruise down the world’s most memorable and mesmerising waterways. One step aboard our modern, luxurious Suite Ships with the grandest views in cruising and you’ll see how the tides are changing. Welcome to a new wave in cruising. Welcome aboard Avalon Waterways.

Special Interest Cruises

Your cruise, your way.

Your Cruise,

Your way.

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Active & Discovery


Wine Appreciation


River Spotlight

Douro River

Winding through terraced vineyards and remote, rustic villages, Portugal’s dreamy Douro River serves up medieval castles, cinematic scenery, and all the wine, bread, olives, and cheeses your heart desires.


River Spotlight

Garonne & Dordogne River

You may know Bordeaux for its world-class vineyards, but on a French river cruise on the Garonne and Dordogne Rivers you'll also be introduced to the history, art and natural beauty of the Aquitaine region.


River Spotlight

Seine River

Whether travellers possess an appreciation of the arts and fine wine, or rolling hills and time-tested architecture, the gentle roll of the river Seine provides a relaxing rhythm to any French discovery.


River Spotlight

Mekong River

Sailing through Vietnam and Cambodia on a Mekong River cruise delivers an unforgettable fusion of distinctive sights, colourful cultures, and ancient traditions.


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