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Avalon Waterways

A member of the Globus family of brands, Avalon Waterways operates river cruises aboard sleek ships with state-of-the-art engineering that allows for smooth, comfortable sailing.

Passengers can relax in spacious staterooms featuring satellite television, private bathrooms and hotel-style beds with Egyptian cotton sheets. Each ship highlights a variety of resort-style amenities, including gourmet dining and quality entertainment from local musicians. Panoramic picture windows on every ship provide magnificent views of passing landscapes.

Avalon ships have English-speaking crews, and while the ship is in port, expert guides point out famous tourist spots as well as hidden gems. Guided sightseeing tours are included as part of your cruise, but you can also explore on your own if you prefer.

Trip ratings on this site are based on the quality of accommodations, the number of included meals and activities and the level of service delivered. Avalon's vacations are categorized as deluxe on the industry rating scale (budget, first class or deluxe).


Limited-Time Offers on Avalon Cruises!
  • Save up to $1,500 per couple off 2021 Europe sailings. Click here.
  • Fly for free from select gateways , plus save up to $1,000 per couple off 2023 Europe cruises. Click here.
  • Save up to $1,500 per couple off 2023 Europe cruises. Click here.
  • Fly for free from select gateways on Europe river cruises. Click here.
  • Fly for free from select gateways on 2022 & 2023 Europe river cruises. Click here.
  • Pay no single supplement in certain cabin categories on the cruise portion of select river cruises. Click here.
  • Save up to $1,500 per couple off 2022 cruises. Click here.
  • Travel with Avalon Waterways and receive a Welcome Back Credit of $100 to $250 per person after your trip. The credit can be applied toward a subsequent trip with Avalon Waterways . Click here.
Offers are subject to change or withdrawal at any time. Some discounts are not combinable with other promotions.
Ship Name Year Built Refurbished Passengers
Avalon Expression 2013 -- 166
Avalon Poetry II 2014 -- 128
Avalon Tapestry II 2015 -- 128