Raising the bar – a philosophy of change. In 2004, Avalon Waterways set out to revolutionise luxury river cruising. We have the resources and inspiration to create a new and different kind of river cruise experience – one that would embrace and celebrate the best this unique mode of travel has to offer and take it to new levels of luxury and service. Our vision was clear – to visit the choicest destinations, cruising through the most magnificent of scenery, exploring history, heritage and culture, all delivered with the ultimate of luxury 5* hotel standard accommodation on board the most modern of ships. Now, with the youngest, most contemporary fleet of award-winning ships in Europe, Avalon Waterways brings you river cruising at its supreme best. We have taken everything special about river cruising and made it even better – down to the very last detail. Luxurious comfort, an uncompromising level of service, sleek and spacious staterooms, fine cuisine and carefully-crafted itineraries along some of the world’s most beautiful waterways are just some of the reasons why our guests have awarded us a 98% satisfaction rating, and why they choose to return, time after time.
Avalon Chauffeur Service
For your convenience and comfort, all of our cruises include return personal Avalon Chauffeur Service*. All of our executive cars are chauffeur driven and fully equipped for your comfort and, unlike some other cruise companies, the car is dedicated to you. You don’t have to lift a finger as your luggage will be loaded and unloaded for you when you are collected from home and taken to and from your international departure airport or Eurostar station. Everything will be fully explained when you book, including how to change your pick-up point and how to contact your driver. This service is available if you live within 100 miles of your chosen international airport or Eurostar station. If you live further than 100 miles by road from the airport or station you can still take advantage of the service by paying for the excess mileage at £1.70 per car, per mile. Mileage is calculated using the quickest route on www.googlemaps.co.uk. This service is only applicable to the UK mainland. – UK Only
The Avalon Experience
River cruises with Avalon are like no other. As the world’s youngest fleet, our ships have an average age of just two years. With a sleek, modern design and contemporary feel on board, most of our ships feature lifts between ship decks, sun-deck pools and all the latest modern technology – from satellite TVs to individual climate control. All of which set the scene for a stunning cruise experience.
The Best in European River Cruising
You’ll eat, sleep and dine in comfort on board Avalon’s modern river cruise ships. And you’ll experience the excitement of new surroundings – with all the fascinating sights and sounds on offer. Expect nightly entertainment on board and daily discoveries on our well-planned, included shore excursions with expert local guides. We’re here to give you a fantastic cruise experience and to make sure you’re catered for in every way. View our wide selection of European cruises here.
Not only do Avalon ships grace the richly terraced vineyards of the Moselle, the fairy tale castles of the Rhine and the classical cities of the Danube; a new era of luxury worldwide river cruises is surfacing. Showcasing an inspirational range of exotic locations, Avalon are pleased to sail through stunning locations, from the legendary Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, to China’s dramatic Yangtze River. Discover once in a lifetime Worldwide cruises here.