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Avalon Waterways

As part of the Globus family of brands, Avalon Waterways is backed by 80-plus years of travel expertise offering river cruising & small-ship cruising. Offering the newest, quietest, and most spacious river cruise and small-ship cruise ships, state-of-the-art resort-style amenities, and incomparable service, Avalon lets you cruise Europe, Egypt, China, and the Galápagos Islands in a world-class way. These river cruise & small-ship cruise ships allow see the world's most beautiful landscapes-even from the privacy of your luxuriously appointed stateroom featuring modern amenities. That's because on an Avalon river cruise ship all staterooms enjoy an outside location and are designed to enhance your river cruise experience.

Fellow Passengers – Avalon Waterways’ guests tend to be older, wealthier and more seasoned travelers. Although their guests are from all parts of the world, a typical guest is from an English-speaking country. Guests on their European cruises are predominantly North American and Australian, while the South American and China cruises also get a lot of travellers from the UK.

Avalon Waterways - Destinations

With an Avalon Waterways cruise you'll get to thoroughly explore the towns, villages and exotic scenery along the way.

  • Europe You will glide past imposing medieval castles, lush riverbank vineyards, colorful native wildlife, and remarkable ancient wonders. In Western Europe you will cruise along the Rhine, Moselle and Main Rivers through Holland, Belgium, France, Germany and discovering fascinating history. In Eastern Europe, you will Cruise along the Danube River to the Black Sea through Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania and Bulgaria
  • China The longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world at more than 3,915 miles (6,300 km), the Yangtze flows from the Tibetan Plateau in the west to the East China Sea. Travel through the impressive Three Gorges (Qutang, Wuxia, and Xiling) and view the immense dam, China's largest construction project since the Great Wall. Qutang is the shortest and most dramatic gorge, where you can nearly touch the perpendicular mountains that rise from the river banks like walls.
  • Egypt Journey along the lifeline of Egyptian civilization, sightseeing ancient temples, tombs, local villages, and farms. Located in Africa's northeast, the Nile is the longest river in the world! Measuring 4,160 miles (6,955 km), the river flows north from Lake Victoria through Uganda, Sudan, and Egypt, passing rainforests, mountains, savannas, swamps, and desert landscapes before culminating in the fertile Nile Delta and draining into the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Galapagos Islands Consisting of 13 large and hundreds of small islands in the Pacific Ocean off the western coast of South America, the Galápagos Islands are home to some of the world’s most fascinating animal life. Encounter giant tortoises, penguins, sea lions, lizards, and a whole host of diverse bird species. As you explore these remarkable volcanic isles firsthand, you’ll discover the wildlife that inspired Charles Darwin.

Additional Avalon Waterways Information

Client Reviews For 'Avalon Waterways' cruises

Review of 8 Days Romantic Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel (WAZ) aboard Avalon Felcity

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Review Title : One of the excellent Trip I had in my life.
Review posted by : Mr Arun Liladhar Kapani
Review Posted on : 17-May-2012
Region : Europe- Mediterranean & Mainland
Cruiseliner : Avalon Waterways
Ship Name : Avalon Felcity
Sailing Name : 8 Days Romantic Rhine from Amsterdam to Basel (WAZ)
Departure Port : Amsterdam, Holland
Ports of Call : Amsterdam , Basel , Breisach , Cologne , France , Germany , Germany , Heidelberg , Holland , Koblenz , Mainz , Rhine Gorge , Rudesheim , Strasbourg , Switzerland
Date of Sailing : 22 Apr 2012

Our Ships

Treasure of Galápagos is designed to surpass luxurious standards with an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, allowing guests to enjoy all of the treasures of the Galápagos Islands! Crew and expert Naturalist, who share their passion for nature and conservation of this mysterious part of the world. It features 9 spacious suites with balconies and takes you around the archipelago to explore the natural wonders of this region.


The Avalon Tapestry II is a true haven on the river with two full decks of Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform the living space into river cruising's only Open-Air Balcony.. The Avalon Tapestry II weaves a wonderful river cruise experience from ship to shore.


The newest addition to Avalon's fleet of ships, the View is a perfect example of relaxed luxury. Passengers can choose from two floors of award-winning panoramic suites, or choose to relax on the extensive Sky Deck with spectacular views.Observation Lounge affords the perfect vantage point to watch the world go by. The expansive Sky Deck beckons with a whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, shade system, and deck games-against a backdrop of Europe's most spectacular views!


The Avalon continues its outstanding commitment to comfortable luxury and excellence with the Envision. Avalon Envision's features are two decks of Panorama Suites. These 200-square-foot cabins feature wall-to-wall French balconies that open up to create what Avalon likes to call a, "wall-to-wall panoramic balcony."


The all-suite Avalon SaigonSM, our newest Suite Ship® in Asia, was specifically designed to offer the best cruise experience on the Mekong River. The ship has been meticulously crafted to offer all the modern features you expect, yet it retains the colonial charm fitting to Vietnam and Cambodia.


The youngest fleet on Europe's waterways, the Imagery II continues all of Avalon's outstanding Suite Ship traditions. Panorama Suites, featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, an expanded Fitness Center, hair salon, an elevator, alternative light dining options in the Panorama Bistro or al fresco grill lunch at the Sky Bistro, and an expansive Sky Deck.