avalon waterways

About Avalon Waterways

Luxury European River Cruises

Rhine | Moselle | Danube | Main | Seine | Rhône | Dutch & Belgian Waterways and Asia

5* Luxury River Cruising

Avalon ships exude luxury and space with panoramic windows and innovative design throughout – our Panorama Suites are up to 30% larger than many of our competitors' staterooms. In addition, our superior customer service sets us apart.

Avalon includes so much ...

  • Home pick up with Avalon's Personal Chauffeur service in a private executive car to/from your chosen departure airport or rail station. Chauffeur service is a available at a supplement for journeys of more than 100 miles
  • Scheduled flights from a choice of 27 UK airports, or alternatively travel by rail to the cruise
  • Beautifully appointed staterooms and suites with plush hotel style beds. Most staterooms feature wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open for a full balcony experience
  • Sumptuous full board gourmet dining served during the cruise with a choice of dining locations.
  • Free flowing regional wines, and soft drinks beer served with lunch and dinner.
  • Afternoon tea with cakes; complimentary premium coffees, teas and biscuits available all day at the self-service beverage station
  • Included excursion programme offered along with daily sightseeing with local experts guides.
  • On board lectures, activities and evening entertainment every night of the cruise
  • Captain’s Welcome Reception with sparkling wine and canapés
  • Welcome and Farewell gala dinners
  • Port Taxes, Gratuities and Cruise Director and Crew included in the price quoted.

The Avalon difference ...

  • Deposits – Europe: £99 pp Worldwide £300 pp – lower than most competitors
  • 97% Guest satisfaction as rated by Feefo
  • Elegant and contemporary design with panoramic windows in all public areas
  • Largest minimum standard staterooms 172sq ft – 15% larger than the industry average
  • Regional flight departures available from throughout the UK
  • All ships have lifts between all decks (except the Sky Deck)
  • In the Panorama Suites our floor-to-ceiling windows open up to give a 7ft opening, giving a full balcony experience
  • Avalon’s Suite ships are the only European ships to have 2 full decks of 200sq ft Panorama Suites with beds facing the window – 30% larger than industry average
  • Premium L’Occitaine bath products
  • Flat screen televisions with a wide range of entertainment channels
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All ships have lifts between all decks (except the Sky Deck)
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UK & Ireland Contacts

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Janet Parton - Sales Director UK & Ireland  


Kelly Calver - Business Development Manager - Central
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Anna Hall - Business Development Manager - South
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Danielle Radford - Business Development Manager - North
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Helpful selling hints ...

  • River cruising appeals to people wanting to experience different destinations, history and culture whilst enjoying high quality accommodation and dining
  • Appeals to couples, groups of friends and singles
  • All staterooms are ‘outside’ – no ‘inside’ cabins
  • Open seating restaurant
  • No service charge added to bar bills
  • In Europe – the currency on board is the Euro
  • Only unpack once
  • Moor in the heart of each destination

Flexibility - giving the customer what they want ...

Avalon offers a range of services to allow the customer to tailor make their cruise to make the perfect holiday

  • Avalon offer flights from a choice of 27 UK airports
  • Upgrade to Business Class
  • Non fly - If customers don’t want to fly Avalon can arrange travel by rail on many cruises
  • Pre and post night hotel stays – why not add a hotel stay before and/or after the cruise
  • The right number of hotel nights - some holidays include hotel nights, if that doesn’t suit we can reduce the nights
  • Make your own way – if the customer doesn’t want to take our flights they don’t have to
  • Make your own arrangements – if you want to explore your destination before or after the cruise we can arrange the flights