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. 


You're a lone ranger but don't want to be completely alone. We'll help plan your itinerary and set you up with our friends. Less hassles, more amazing, that's Monograms.

Happiness flows.
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.

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Ready to experience the untouched and adventure more? The untamed landscapes of South America may help to heed the call. Avalon offers three exotic river cruises, including the Peruvian Amazon, where you will sail through the depths of the Amazon jungle; and Ecuador and its Galapagos Islands, where you can get up close and personal with giant tortoises, marine iguanas, blue-footed boobies and curious sea lions. Explore deeper on lands that have been untouched by man for thousands of years, leaving behind the perfect nature lovers oasis, that is home to some of the most unique animal species in the world.

Your Avalon Cruise includes
Luxurious suites
All onboard meals
Choice of daily sightseeing
Wine with dinner
Services of a professional Cruise Director & Local Guides
Naturalist talks


Galapagos - Ecuador

One of the shining jewels of Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands offer that intoxicating “otherworldly” feeling– but with knowledgeable friends. Let us guide you through this unique landscape, where you’ll walk amongst giant tortoises, Blue-footed Boobies and dozens of endemic land species. Dive in (literally) and meet the water world face-to-face as you snorkel with tropical fish, playful seal pups and equatorial penguins. Ever wondered about yellow warblers and large-billed flycatchers? Sit back with a local wine as our expert Naturalist shares the wonder of this unique slice of heaven. Every day heralds a new discovery as we cruise between islands – choose as little or as much as you like on a Galapagos Islands Avalon Waterways cruise in 2021.

Peru and Amazon

Peru is the twittering songbirds of the Amazon at dawn, the awe-inspiring sight of sunrise at Machu Picchu, and Cusco, the ancient Andean city and former Inca Empire capital. But delve deeper and you’ll find that the many flavours of Peru make an intoxicating holiday cocktail. Your on-board Naturalist will introduce you to an Amazonian world less seen, with giant water lilies with flowers the size of soccer balls, and places where tamarin, spider monkeys and iguanas roam in the rainforest. Head into the jungle on a nocturnal trek and return to a dinner of exquisite Peruvian cuisine. Pause with a Pisco Sour on deck as you live it up with Avalon on a captivating Amazon River Cruise in 2021.

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We promise more than good view on an Avalon Waterways® river cruise - we deliver the suite view. Our entire fleet in Europe and Southeast Asia is completely comprised of Suite Ships®, each featuring our Panorama SuitesSM with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry's only Open-Air BalconySM, and inviting bed facing the ever-changing scenery.
Rooms with a View
The window of opportunity to see and experience the world just got a whole lot wider. Our beds actually face the view with the widest-opening, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows in river cruising. Think of it as a room with a view!
Relaxed Luxury
Delight in the difference and comfort. Leaving the rules behind, but not the luxury. From free time to optional excursions, enjoy your cruise at your pace, your way.
Taste the World
Great food feeds your soul, fuels your passion, and shapes your memories. Taste decadent local delicacies, fresh regional wine and produce. On an Avalon cruise, dining is part of the journey.
Unpack Once
We've mastered the art of blending luxury with comfort. Unpack once and its smooth sailing as we share our welcoming spirit throughout the ship.