October 7, 2021

Avalon is happy to announce the return of our European river cruises. Many countries in Europe and around the world have opened their borders to fully-vaccinated travellers this year, and the list continues to grow. 

Our full slate of 2022 and 2023 cruises can be found here on our website. Simply select your cruise and year and let the planning begin.

For added confidence all 2021 travel bookings automatically comes with our Peace of Mind travel plan, for details simply Click here, additionally Click here for our on-trip assurance page.

All Avalon crew members serving you onboard our ships are now fully vaccinated. Proof of guests' full COVID-19 vaccination is required for all Avalon cruises. For details on our Health & Safety requirements, view Pre-Trip Health Screening Instructions.

We are aware of the new travel restrictions regarding Switzerland, and currently our festive cruises are still scheduled to operate. Please be reassured our Customer Service Team will be contacting all guests affected in departure date order with further information. We thank you for your patience at this time.


Easy Guide for Travel & Entry Requirements

UK Passengers travelling will need to check:

All Avalon crewmembers serving you onboard ship are now fully vaccinated. Proof of guests' full COVID-19 vaccination is required for all Avalon cruises. For details on  Avalon Health Screening requirements Click here and to view our Health and Safety Waiver Click here

With international travel resuming, we’ve provided an easy tool to allow you to check the latest requirements and provisions for your travel plans. For Destination entry and Return to the UK requirements, simply click here  and enter Where from ? Where to ? and your Date Range. This will take you to specific information for both your departure destination and for entry to the UK upon your return. You must also check if you need to complete a Passenger Locator Form before travel to your destination. Click here and enter the Country you are visiting.

Tests required for return to UK
From 4am 30 November 2021 all vaccinated travellers will  have to test before returning to England. As per government guidelines you will need to take a PCR test before the end of day 2 after you arrive (lateral flow tests will not be accepted). Travellers must also self isolate until they receive a negative test result.

For more information about your return to the UK please click on your Country of Residence above.

Please note that any PCR test required for your destination or  required to return to the UK, must be pre-booked, before your holiday begins. Click here to see the UK government approved test providers offering discounts to our customers.

Remember you must have comprehensive travel insurance including Covid cover to protect you for all eventualities.

Due to the prior COVID-related circumstances and restrictions, Avalon Waterways has suspended select cruises through December 31, 2021. Guests impacted by European sailings that have been suspended are being contacted by their Travel Advisor or by Avalon Waterways with options for rebooking. In these situations, Avalon Waterways continues our program designed to give our travellers flexibility when considering their travel plans.