We are honoured to be regularly nominated by our guests and within the industry for the most prestigious awards in cruising. Below is a selection of our most recent awards:
In 2019, we were delighted to have become a Which? Recommended Provider when Avalon Waterways came top of the tables in a recent survey of River Cruise Lines.
In December 2018, we were thrilled to receive the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended endorsement for our panoramic views.
With over 90 years of knowledge, research and know-how, Good Housekeeping magazine informs family life and is respected as the unrivalled, credible authority on food, beauty, fashion, home and health.
From Good Housekeeping's reader panel, 112 readers recommended Avalon for its panoramic views. Some of the comments included:
• 97% rated the customer service on-board as either very good or excellent.
• 96% would recommend Avalon to a friend.
• 91% would happily travel on an Avalon cruise again.
• 89% said excursions were flexible with free time to wander independently, but that there was no pressure to join an excursion.
• Feedback included: "my favourite part was the luxurious room with huge window, delicious food and the ambience on-board" and "just fantastic from beginning to end".
World of Cruising - Wave Awards
2019 - Best River Cruise Line - Winner
2018 - Best River Cruise Line - Winner
2018 - Best Transfer Service - Highly Commended, for our Home Pick Up Service
2017 - Best Transfer Service - Winner, for our Home Pick Up Service
2017 - Best River Cruise Line - Highly Commended
2019 - Best European River Cruise Line
2018 - Best River Cruise Line Cabins (Editors' Picks)
2017 - Best River Cruise Line cabins
2017 - Best River Cruise Line for active cruisers
2016 - Best River Cruise Line cabins
2015 - Best River Cruise Line cabins
TTG Travel Awards
2017 - Best River Cruise Line – Nominated
2015 - Best River Cruise Line - Finalist
2014 - Best River Cruise Line - Finalist
Travel Weekly Globe Awards
2017 - Best River Cruise Company - Finalist
2016 - Best River Cruise Company - Nominated
Travel Weekly Readers Choice Awards (USA)
2013 - Best River Cruise Ship (Avalon Panorama)
Travel Weekly Magellan Awards (USA)
* Best new ship - Avalon Affinity
* Best new ship - Avalon Panorama
* Best new ship - Avalon Scenery
Condé Nast Traveller
2014 - Top River Cruise line
2015 - Top River Cruise line - Finalist
2016 - Top River Cruise line - Finalist
Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended survey of Avalon panoramic views, 112 Good Housekeeping readers, 2018.