Cruising Elevated.

Innovative, transformative, original. Avalon Waterways has redefined cruising by going against the current and away from the ordinary. Delivering unparalleled experiences and boundless exploration, Avalon puts you in the captain’s seat to navigate your journey, fuel your passions and steer clear of the unexpected as you cruise down the world’s most memorable and mesmerizing waterways. One step aboard our modern, luxurious Suite Ships with the grandest views in cruising and you’ll see how the tides they are a-changin’.

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


River Cruising from a Unique Point of View...Yours.
You see life differently. While others chase what's popular, you follow your own path. Your own voice has never led you astray. You've arrived, knowing what it’s taken to get here. At Avalon, we share your unique point of view. That's why we've designed a cruise experience that’s just a bit different. Spaces are bigger. Views are more epic. Excursions are more enriching. It's a step beyond the ordinary, but knowing you, we think you'll feel at home here. Welcome aboard.

Whether you'd like a romantic mini-break, an extended exploration, or something in between, with Avalon Waterways, you get to choose the river cruise that reveals the very best of Europe, Asia, South America, or Africa-your way!


Avalon GO Cruise App

Download, Dock and Go!

Never feel like a stranger with the AvalonGO mobile app in your hand. AvalonGO keeps you informed and on course before and during your cruise. Personalized for you approximately 30 days before your departure, the AvalonGO app is free to download and delivers your daily schedules, transfer details, daily itineraries, and GPS maps right to your phone. Perfect for free-time exploring, AvalonGO gives our expert recommendations for the best local cafes, wine bars, and entertainment options — to name a few. Explore with confidence with AvalonGO directions for the freedom to wander wherever you are. Post photos and comments to share with social media friends via real time posts! Be in the know when you’re on the go with the AvalonGO mobile app!

Pen it. Snap it. Post it.

Document your journey with notes and photos, and share your experiences with friends and family on social media.

Stay in the know, on the go.

From your flight schedules and transfer details to your daily itineraries, the AvalonGO app keeps you abreast of logistics throughout your vacation.

Fuel your free time.

The AvalonGO app is loaded with restaurant, entertainment and sightseeing suggestions to make the most of your independent time.

Wander and wonder without Wi-Fi.

Easily navigate local streets with GPS directions – without the need for Wi-Fi or cellular data.


No one looks out for you like family.

Now that you’ve selected your Avalon cruise, let the excitement and anticipation of your upcoming cruise begin! Upon booking, we invite you to register with us on MyAvalon to ensure you receive all of our valuable email information and news for your upcoming cruise. From a handy pre-cruise checklist, to a selection of fun and engaging optional excursions, to packing and travel tips-even handy airport maps so you can breeze through arrival to your destination-all courtesy of Avalon.

After all, we want your Avalon cruise to be relaxing from start to finish.

Mother Nature and Unforeseen Events.

When it comes to showing you the world, our mission is to provide you with an exceptional and engaging river cruise experience. Occasionally, Mother Nature has other ideas and may present us with unexpected high or low water conditions. While we cannot predict water levels, we can assure you that all of us at Avalon Waterways-on board, on shore, and behind the scenes-are dedicated to providing the best possible vacation experience-no matter what Mother Nature throws our way.

Our seasoned global team works proactively to manage and communicate any necessary itinerary changes with you. We are always ready with thoughtfully planned alternatives and modifications to minimize delay or disruption-which may include changes in embarkation and/or disembarkation locations, utilizing other Avalon Suite Ships available in the area, providing alternative sightseeing, or offering hotel accommodations. Every modification we make is with your comfort and convenience in mind.

And while we’ll always do our best to anticipate and plan ahead, there can be a rare occasion when river conditions require us to update plans close-in to departure, or even make adjustments during the cruise. Even in those situations, our goal is to provide a complete vacation experience and rely on our experience to help you navigate around any affected areas.

In any case we deem that weather or river conditions stand in the way of a true Avalon cruise experience, we’ll offer alternatives that will ensure you’ll ultimately experience an amazing cruise, even if it means moving to a new date.

Stress-Free Planning

Planning and booking your cruise should be exciting, not stressful. We want you to focus on your dream cruise, not lie awake worried about potential “what if’s” of travel. Avalon gets that, which is why we offer the ability to cancel for any reason at all, up to the day of departure, included when you purchase our Trip Protection.

Make sure to ask about it at the time of booking. And replace worry with anticipation.

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