River Cruises & Small Ship Cruises by Avalon Waterways
Avalon offers Europe River Cruises, Egypt River Cruises, China River Cruises & Galapagos Islands Cruises
As part of the Globus family of brands, Avalon Waterways is backed by 80-plus years of travel expertise, more than 200 professional support staff members in Europe, and 37 offices worldwide, an ongoing collaboration to ensure guest satisfaction that continually raises the bar when it comes to 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 by English-speaking crews, Avalon lets you enjoy a Europe river cruise, Egypt river cruise, China river cruise, and a Galápagos Islands cruise in a world-class way. So, the next time you travel, enjoy a breath of fresh air-with Avalon Waterways river cruises and small-ship cruises.
With Avalon Waterways' river cruises and small-ship cruises, you'll sail on the newest river cruise ships on the European waterways-an impressive fleet that averages just two years in age. In fact, each year Avalon adds new award-winning vessels-2011 sees the launching of the Avalon PanoramaSM, the industry's FIRST "Suite Ship." With this ship, we are introducing a proprietary Panorama SuiteSM design to maximize the river cruise experience. Simply put, this Suite Ship redefines space: Space that was thoughtfully designed to enhance traveler comfort and views, while also bringing an indoor/outdoor living experience on board. In addition to boasting 17 of our award-winning Avalon Deluxe Staterooms on the lower deck, the Panorama features 64 newly designed Panorama Suites, positioned on the top two decks, showcasing a full, 200-square feet of living space. This space comes complete with a large seating area adjacent to a Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window. When opened, this floor-to-ceiling window is nearly 11' x 7', and transforms the entire Suite into the category's first Open-Air BalconySM.
You'll also enjoy modern, luxury river cruising on board the Victoria Anna and Victoria Jenna in China, the Royal Lotus in Egypt, and the Santa Cruz in the Galápagos Islands.
These river cruise & small-ship cruise ships all feature elegant interiors with abundant glass, polished metal, vibrant colors, modern designs with contemporary appointments, state-of the-art technology, personalized service, fine dining, remarkable amenities, and spacious outside staterooms. And as one of the most recognized and fastest-growing river cruise brands in the world, Avalon Waterways has captured a 98% traveler satisfaction rating aboard our river cruises.*
With Avalon Waterways river cruises, you'll see the world's most beautiful landscapes-even from the privacy of your luxury stateroom. That's because on an Avalon river cruise ship all staterooms enjoy an outside location and are designed to enhance your river cruising experience. Staterooms feature a minimum of 172 square feet of space and are the largest on the European rivers today.
While offering the newest river cruise ships on the European waterways might satisfy some companies, we don't stop there. As part of the Globus family of brands, we're also the best on land, with over 80 years of experience. Whether you're cruising down China's mighty Yangtze River, exploring the wonders of the Galápagos Islands, floating past antiquities along Egypt's majestic Nile River, or taking in the wonders of Europe, you'll benefit from more in-depth sightseeing to truly feel the charm of your destination on an Avalon river cruise.