Avalon Waterways has redefined cruising by going against the current and away from the ordinary.

Delivering unparalleled experiences and boundless exploration, Avalon places guests in the captain’s seat to navigate their journeys. Additionally, Avalon also fuel their passions and steer clear of the unexpected as they cruise down the world’s most memorable and mesmerising waterways.

One step aboard Avalon Waterways modern, luxurious Suite Ships with the grandest views in cruising and it’s easy to see how the tides are now changing. No other fleet of river cruise ships offers you a view of the world like Avalon Waterways’ Suite Ships featuring Panorama Suites. Moreover, these suites feature river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony. Additionally, the said balcony is thirty per cent larger than the industry standard with nothing between you and the view.

While other river cruise cabins are designed with beds against a wall for a view of another wall, Avalon’s Comfort Collection Beds faces the view with the widest-opening. It features wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows in river cruising. Think of it as a view with a room!

Meanwhile, Avalon doesn’t just reserve the warmth and comfort for your room. In fact, the welcoming spirit is carried throughout the entire ship and onto shore. Avalon delivers exquisite service that’s professional, approachable and informative. From the Captain and Cruise Director to attendant and wait staff, the line offers nothing but the best service. Moreover, Avalon Waterways creates an atmosphere of relaxed luxury. Like the casual and comfortable dress code that’s defined only by your individual preference.

From reclining on the open-air Sky Deck, relaxing in the spacious Panorama Lounge, or feeling the wind over the bough in the Observation Lounge, there’s never a shortage of comfortable spots to stretch out, daydream or just watch the world go by.

Welcome to a new wave in cruising. Welcome aboard Avalon Waterways.

What’s new on Avalon Waterways

In 2024, Avalon Waterways is welcoming the Avalon Alegria to its fleet of Suite Ships. The line built this ship specifically to sail along the Douro River on the new eight-day itinerary Vida Portugal: Vineyards & Villages. Additionally, this ship delights river cruisers with exceptional experiences and the elegant, yet relaxed, luxury you’ve come to expect from Avalon. Moreover, cruisers choose from 14 deluxe staterooms or 37 Panorama Suites. Furthermore, the ship accommodates 102 passengers, complete with a swimming pool on the Sky Deck.

What’s included on Avalon Waterways

• Full-sized bathroom with premium L’Occitane products

• Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast, and wine, beer or soft drinks with lunch and dinner

• Daily, complimentary Happy Hour beverage menu

• Sightseeing with expert local guides
• Avalon Adventure Host

• An expert Cruise Director and crew

• Complimentary bicycles

• Onboard local entertainment

• ComplimentaryWi-Fi

• Gratuities(in Europe)


With 77 cruises spanning 10 rivers in 24 countries in Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa and South America, there is an Avalon cruise for you. Discover the historic waterways of Europe, sail through the heart of the Mekong River, experience life along the Nile River, or embark on an expedition along the Amazon River or to the Galápagos Islands.

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