Including Flexible Booking and Travel Options

Sept. 1 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.

Given these openings, below is our planned start date with a limited roll-out of select cruises per river:

  • Seine - July 27
  • Rhine - August 7
  • Danube - August 10
  • Rhône - August 31
  • Moselle - September 10

For a listing of specific 2021 cruises in operation, click below.

2021 Cruises in Operation

Due to the prior COVID-related circumstances and restrictions, Avalon Waterways has suspended select cruises through December 31, 2021 and some others have slightly altered itineraries. Guests impacted by European sailings that have been suspended are being contacted by their Travel Advisor or by Avalon Waterways with options for rebooking.

Easy Guide for Travel & Entry Requirements

UK Passengers travelling will need to check:

Proof of a 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.

The UK government has introduced a Traffic Light System for entering the UK after visiting other Countries. It is our intention to operate our cruises, where operationally viable, to destinations on the governments Green or Amber lists which are accepting international visitors. For more information about your return to the UK please click on your Country of Residence above. 

If a PCR test is required for travel and also once back in the UK as part of the rules of arriving from your destination you will need to pre-book the tests, 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.