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Avalon Waterways’ young fleet of sixteen European river ships is aimed at Australian, New Zealand and North American guests in their 50s or older, as reflected by its cuisine, hotel-style twin beds (or queen), and English-speaking crew. Fares are all inclusive – meals, guides, activities, Internet access and tips – providing hotel comforts, as guests arrive at a new destination every day. Cruise only, and if you wish add a pre- or post-cruise tour. European cruises of 4- to 23-nights include such seasonal themes as tulip time, wine appreciation, European music, and many others. All vessels feature a smooth and quiet propulsion system, and outside accommodations on four decks, among the largest staterooms of the river fleets.

Avalon tours extend to China’s Yangtze River, Galapagos Islands, Peru’s Amazon River, Myanmar’s Irrawaddy River and Vietnam/Cambodia’s Mekong River. Expert tour directors deliver educational background: culture, language and art lessons in China, a specialist Egyptologist, and lectures on the natural history and wildlife of the Galapagos Islands. China tours extend from Tibet and Hong Kong to Ulaanbaatar. Traveller post-vacation surveys give Avalon a 98% satisfaction rating. Avalon Waterways ranked in the top 10 among River Cruises in Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards 2013 readers' survey.

Avalon Waterways 2017-2018 Ships

• Avalon Affinity
• Avalon Artistry II
• Avalon Creativity
• Avalon Expression
• Avalon Felicity
• Avalon Illumination
• Avalon Impression
• Avalon Luminary
• Avalon Panorama
• Avalon Poetry II
• Avalon Scenery
• Avalon Tapestry II
• Avalon Tranquility II
• Avalon Vista
• Avalon Visionary

Avalon Affinity 2017-2018 Avalon Affinity
Passengers:138 | Cabin sizes:16-24m²
Avalon Affinity and Avalon Poetry II provide a 10-night cruise on the Saône-Rhône river system (with fast rail and coach connections) between Paris and Côte d’Azur on the Mediterranean. Guests embark and disemb... More »
Avalon Artistry II 2017-2018 Avalon Artistry II
Passengers:128 | Cabin sizes:16-24m²
Avalon Artistry II sails the length of the Rhine-Moselle-Main-Danube river system from April to December. Sail between Amsterdam and Paris (with coach and rail) on the Rhine-Moselle Rivers over 9 nights. Tour f... More »
Avalon Creativity 2017-2018 Avalon Creativity
Passengers:140 | Cabin sizes:16-24m²
Avalon Creativity and Avalon Tapestry II offer 7-night cruises on the Seine, from Paris downstream to Caudebec-en-Caux, 50 km from the English Channel. A coach tour extends 200 km to the beaches of Normandy. Gu... More »
Avalon Expression 2017-2018 Avalon Expression
Passengers:166 | Cabin sizes:-m²
Avalon Expression cruises the Rhine-Main-Danube river system, over 7, 10 and 14 nights each way between Amsterdam and Budapest. This is one of six Avalon vessels that take you through Holland, Germany, Austria,... More »
Avalon Felicity 2017-2018 Avalon Felicity
Passengers:138 | Cabin sizes:16-24m²
Avalon’s Felicity, Tranquility II, Artistry II and Imagery II cruise the Rhine River over 7 nights from early April to early December, each way between Amsterdam and Basel (Switzerland) with a coach link to Zur... More »
Avalon Illumination 2017-2018 Avalon Illumination
Passengers:166 | Cabin sizes:-m²
Avalon Illumination is one of ten Avalon ships that cruise the Rhine-Man-Danube river system. Cruises range from 7 to 22 nights. Between Amsterdam and Vienna takes 12 nights, and Amsterdam to Budapest 14 nights... More »
Avalon Impression 2017-2018 Avalon Impression
Passengers:166 | Cabin sizes:-m²
Avalon Impression cruises the Rhine-Main-Danube river system across Europe between Amsterdam and Budapest, the full journey lasting 14 nights. Along with nine other Avalon ships she cruises the Danube between N... More »
Avalon Luminary 2017-2018 Avalon Luminary
Passengers:138 | Cabin sizes:16-24m²
Avalon Luminary cruises the Rhine-Moselle-Main-Danube river system across Europe. The Moselle river joins Amsterdam with Paris (taking train and coach from the Moselle) over 9 nights. A Rhine-Moselle cruise lin... More »
Avalon Panorama 2017-2018 Avalon Panorama
Passengers:166 | Cabin sizes:-m²
Avalon Panorama sails 7, 10 and 14-night cruises on the Rhine-Main-Danube river systems of Central Europe. Some of these itineraries are Special Interest Cruises - Beer Tasting, history, Art, Jazz and others. A... More »
Avalon Poetry II 2017-2018 Avalon Poetry II
Passengers:128 | Cabin sizes:16-24m²
Avalon Affinity and Avalon Poetry II provide a 10-night cruise on the Saône-Rhône river system (with fast rail and coach connections) between Paris and Côte d’Azur on the Mediterranean. Guests embark and disemb... More »
Avalon Scenery 2017-2018 Avalon Scenery
Passengers:138 | Cabin sizes:16-24m²
Avalon Scenery has been replaced by Avalon Passion and Avalon Imagery II.... More »
Avalon Tapestry II 2017-2018 Avalon Tapestry II
Passengers:128 | Cabin sizes:16-24m²
Avalon Creativity and Avalon Tapestry II offer 7-night cruises on the Seine, from Paris downstream to Caudebec-en-Caux, 50 km from the English Channel. A coach tour extends 200 km to the beaches of Normandy. Gu... More »
Avalon Tranquility II 2017-2018 Avalon Tranquility II
Passengers:128 | Cabin sizes:16-24m²
Avalon’s Tranquility II, Imagery II, Artistry II, Visionary and Felicity cruise the Rhine River over 7 nights from early April to early December, each way between Amsterdam and Basel (Switzerland) with a coach ... More »
Avalon Vista 2017-2018 Avalon Vista
Passengers:166 | Cabin sizes:-m²
Avalon Vista sails the Rhine/Main/Danube river system from March to December. Cruise the Danube between Budapest and Nuremburg, with a coach to Prague, over 12 nights. A longer 14-night cruises extends from Ams... More »
Avalon Visionary 2017-2018 Avalon Visionary
Passengers:166 | Cabin sizes:16-24m²
Avalon Visionary cruises the Rhine- Main-Danube river system each way across Europe between Amsterdam and Budapest, passing through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary. She also cruises west on the ... More »
Avalon Waterways — Cruiseline Review Rating: 4.7 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.

Avalon Waterways 2017-2018

Avalon Waterways facts

Avg star rating: 4 stars
Avg ship capacity: 146
Avg passenger/space ratio:
Avg crew/passenger ratio: 0.27

What's included? ▼

  • Land accommodation & travel as specified
  • Gratuities for Cruise director, crew, local guides & excursion drivers
  • On-shore hotel taxes, service charges, luggage handling, maids, guides
  • Breakfast, lunch, four-course dinner
  • A local chef specialty dinner every cruise
  • Single sitting, open-seated dining
  • Soft-drinks at lunch, wine and beer at dinner
  • Self-serve coffee, hot/ice tea, hot chocolate, ice water
  • Five-course welcome dinner
  • Captain’s reception with sparkling wine & canapés
  • Afternoon tea, Night Fare
  • In-cabin continental breakfast at no charge
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Specialty lectures, workshops, classes & programs
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Guest Services for bookings etc.
  • Onboard newsletter
  • Nordic walking sticks
  • Shore excursions & meals as specified
  • Fully hosted shore excursions, wireless headsets
  • Internet access & Wi-Fi complimentary

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Optional excursions in start/end cities (pre-book)
  • Drinks & Celebration packages (pre-order)
  • Room service menu items (unless specified)
  • Bar expenses & snacks
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry charges (unless self-serve)
  • Phone/facsimile charges
  • Phone/facsimile on some ships (pay)
  • Children under eight years (for Family Travel, under 5 years)
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes

Happy Customers

FOUND CLEAN CRUISING TO BE VERY MUCH ON THE BALL WITH ALL ASPECTS OF OUR CONNECTIONS ."

Reviewer: Oriel S, QLD
Date: 2 March 2016
Rating: 10

Rating: 9.8/10 from 4511 reviews
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