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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 $2,500 per couple on Europe sailings with a special bonus offer. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • Save up to $500 per couple on Europe departures. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • Save up to $4,000 per couple on cruises worldwide. Prices shown reflect discount. Click here.
  • Receive free prepaid gratuities on the cruise portion of Active & Discovery sailings (a value of up to $878 per couple depending on the itinerary). This is combinable with most offers. 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 or its sister brands Globus and Cosmos. Click here.
Offers are subject to change without notice by the operator until a payment has been made.
Ship Name Year Built Refurbished Passengers
Avalon Alegria 2024 -- 102
Avalon Artistry II 2013 -- 128
Avalon Envision 2019 -- 166
Avalon Expression 2013 -- 166
Avalon Illumination 2014 -- 164
Avalon Imagery II 2016 -- 128
Avalon Impression 2014 -- 166
Avalon Panorama 2011 -- 166
Avalon Passion 2016 -- 166
Avalon Poetry II 2014 -- 128
Avalon Tapestry II 2015 -- 128
Avalon Tranquility II 2015 -- 128
Avalon View 2020 -- 166
Avalon Vista 2012 -- 166