Avalon Waterways



Part of the Globus family of brands, Avalon Waterways is backed by more than 80 years of experience in planning itineraries and guiding vacations around the world. And as experts in travel, Avalon continues to raise the bar when it comes to river and small-ship cruising by creating truly unique getaways—on one of the youngest fleets on the waterways today.

Inspired by design, Avalon Waterways’ ships are crafted to entice all five senses. Some enhancements, including deluxe woven carpeting, flowers, premium L’Occitane products and scented sticks in our staterooms are subtle. Other offerings, such as new Avalon-branded premium bedding (Comfort Collection by AvalonSM), marble bathrooms as well as a perfect balance of warm interiors, natural lighting and panoramic views are distinctive and unexpected. Combined, all elements provide travellers with a unique feeling of space, freedom and comfort not found with another cruise line.


The Avalon Waterways fleet is made up 31 river and small cruise ships and they boast the youngest fleet on the European waterways which is significantly younger than the industry average. What this means for guests is that you get access to the largest staterooms, the latest innovative technologies, inspired designs and highly desirable features during your time onboard an Avalon Waterways cruise. The fleet is constantly evolving and innovating and Avalon invest heavily in their fleet to keep them at the pinnacle of river cruising in Europe and throughout the world.

As well as their European waterways fleet, Avalon also specialise in river cruising in other parts of the world including Asia, the Amazon and the Nile. They also operate a specialist cruise ship that visits the stunning Galapagos Islands.

You can find out more about the Avalon Waterways fleet here.

Onboard Experience

As you would expect from such a modern fleet, the onboard experience on an Avalon Waterways cruise is up there with the biggest and best cruise lines out there. One thing that Avalon focus on are the views. The staterooms all have a unique, one-of-a-kind layout which angles your bed to face the view outside the window – a great way to wake up every day. Avalon also designed and created the first (and only) open air balconies. These wall-to-wall windows in all panorama suites open 7 feet wide and invite the outside to come in.

On top of the new and modern facilities and unique features, you can also rely on a fantastic level of service onboard an Avalon Waterways cruise. They pride themselves on the art of making you feel at home no matter how far away you travel. Add into this some excellent excursions including biking, walking and sightseeing trips, elegant dining and desirable amenities including a sky deck complete with whirlpool, complimentary WiFi access, fitness centre, well stocked library and a hair salon and you have all the ingredients for the perfect river cruise.

Find out more about the onboard experience here.


Avalon Waterways focus a lot of their activity in and around the waterways of Europe and this is where the majority of their fleet are based, however they do also run itineraries to some of the more exotic locations around the world. Here is just a sample of some of the place you can cruise with Avalon Waterways:

• Danube • The Peruvian Amazon • Budapest • Vienna
• Bucharest • Paris • Cote d’Azur • Tibet • Yangtze
• China • Amsterdam • Prague • Germany • Switzerland
• Galapagos • Munich • Frankfurt • Ecuador • Belgium
• Holland • Vietnam • Cambodia • Myanmar • Egypt

Book your Avalon Waterways Cruise

Here at iCruise we have fantastic offers on Avalon Waterways’ cruises throughout the world. We have an expert team of cruise advisors with experience of travelling the routes and we are available on the phone to talk you through the best cruise options for you. We make sure we know everything there is to know about Avalon Waterways, helping us to recommend the Avalon Waterways cruise ship that meets your needs both in terms of destination and onboard facilities.

Find out more about the current cruises on offer with Avalon Waterways and book your dream cruise today.