Explore the world as a traveller, not a tourist, on a trip packed with inclusions. VIP experiences and first-class, insider encounters.

Cosmos is for those that adore the explore without breaking the bank. Hassle-free and flexible, you dream it and we create it.

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.

Get personal. This is experiential river cruising, your way. From Europe to the Galapagos and Asia, Avalon is relaxed luxury with choices as many, and individual as you.

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At Avalon Waterways, we know that luxury is about being able to choose your own adventure. You’ve earned your time to breathe. The time and space to step out and see the world your way. Welcome to the relaxed luxury of river cruising.

With 15 years of innovation in River Cruising, backed by over 90 years of experience in the travel industry, we’ll fuel your passions and show you a world less seen – both from the comfort of your Panoramic Suite℠, and outside of it.

Unpack once and indulge more in your own private suite aboard our river cruise fleet. Drink in the view of quaint towns and villages from the unique vantage point. Tempt your taste buds with decadent delicacies prepared by our renowned chefs. Choose your own adventure and create your own memories. Savour the freedom to do it all or to do just a little. 

Our job is to bring you the world. Your job is to live it..

A host of personalisation.

The Captain may be at the helm of your Avalon Suite Ship, but it’s your welcoming Cruise Director at the centre of it all. Worldly, insightful and infinitely helpful, every Avalon Waterways Cruise Director is hand selected to ensure a rewarding journey, a relaxing experience, and the smoothest of sailing. The most gracious of hosts, our Cruise Directors take the time to get to know our guests, asking the right questions to match our selection of included Avalon Choice® excursions and activities to individual personalities and preferences. These passionate men and women who proudly call Europe home also delight in sharing their favorite experiences to enhance yours. Whether you’re looking for the best spot to shop for local treasures, the liveliest sidewalks for a midday stroll, or a quaint café for a special night out at port, our Cruise Directors love shining their light on the local scene so that you return home with the brightest of memories. Amicable, approachable and accessible, Avalon Waterways Cruise Directors are eager to tailor your holiday to your unique tastes and help you feel at home. After all, it’s your river cruise, not ours.

 

Setting Your Spirit in Motion

Watching centuries of history slowly pass you by is an adventure in itself. But what if elevating your heart rate a few extra beats is more your speed? Meet your Avalon Adventure HostSM. In addition to included active excursions, your Adventure Host holds the gear, maps, and guidance for optional and free-time pursuits on board and on shore. With a visit to our Adventure Center, you can check out a bike for a scenic ride through town, grab a map and Nordic walking sticks and hike to a hillside vineyard or castle, or join a jog or active walk through the great cities or the great outdoors. Whether you're looking for an optional kayaking excursion or a complimentary yoga class on the Sky Deck, your Adventure Host can make it happen.

 

Ships & Suites

From the moment you step aboard our modern, award-winning cruise fleet, our passion for detail redefines relaxed luxury. 

Breathe in the view with our panoramic floor-to-ceiling windows, which blur the line between where the world ends and your room begins. With the most spacious suites of any European river cruise, unpack once and indulge more in your own private oasis. Relax and recharge in your own slice of heaven, which boasts complimentary Wifi, an on-board library, hair salon and fitness centre. 

Unwind after a day of adventure with decadent drinks at the cocktail bar. Savour local delicacies and world class wines prepared for you by our renowned chefs. Be surprised by the variety of on-board entertainment. Do it all or do as little, but do it your way.  

Popular Cruises

8 days 1 Country
ACTIVE & DISCOVERY ON THE RHONE
LYON   PORT ST LOUIS
Tour: WYL
ACTIVE & DISCOVERY ON THE RHONE

Your Active Discovery cruise on the Rhône River begins in Lyon, the culinary capital of France! With Avalon Choice included excursions, you’ll find a variety of ways to explore each port you visit....

8 days 4 Countries
ROMANTIC RHINE
AMSTERDAM   BASEL
Tour: WAZ
ROMANTIC RHINE

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on this exciting journey along the Rhine River, which takes you across Germany—and touches in Holland, France, and Switzerland! This magnificent river...

16 days 5 Countries
MAGNIFICENT RIVERS OF EUROPE
BUDAPEST   AMSTERDAM
Tour: WBA
MAGNIFICENT RIVERS OF EUROPE

From Budapest to Amsterdam, and many exciting stops along the way, you’ll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless river cruise holiday. Your river cruise...

8 days 4 Countries
DANUBE DREAMS
DEGGENDORF   BUDAPEST
Tour: WDB
DANUBE DREAMS

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. Passau, Germany, is...

8 days 3 Countries
THE LEGENDARY DANUBE
NUREMBERG   BUDAPEST
Tour: WNB
THE LEGENDARY DANUBE

From the rich history of Germany to the unique culture of Hungary, this Danube river cruise takes you to three countries, and the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns, can be experienced...

8 days 1 Country
BURGUNDY & PROVENCE
PORT ST LOUIS   ST. JEAN DE LOSNE
Tour: WLJ
BURGUNDY & PROVENCE

Take a wondrous journey through beautiful views of France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers with guided sightseeing in the well-known French treasures and some hidden gems too! Embark your ship in Port...