Discover the Avalon difference

Cruise with the world at your feet

If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Our Suite Ships® feature one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM, with the widest-opening windows in river cruising, the industry's only Open-Air BalconySM, and beds facing the incredible views.


Good Housekeeping reader recommended


'My favourite part was the luxurious room with a huge window, delicious food and the ambience on-board.’

Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended survey of Avalon panoramic views, 112 Good Housekeeping readers, 2018

Relaxed Luxury, Never Stuffy

From your first step aboard an Avalon Suite Ship®, you can feel the happiness flowing from stem to stern. It begins with our welcoming spirit throughout the entire ship - from the Captain and Cruise Director to your stateroom attendant and wait staff. We measure happiness in the wide smiles of our guests, not in white gloves on a stuffy crew. Instead, we deliver impeccable service by a crew that is professional, approachable, and informative - never stuffy - with an atmosphere of relaxed luxury.


Changing your outlook can be a great thing. For Avalon, we wouldn’t have it any other way. Our entire fleet of Suite Ships® in Europe and Southeast Asia features incomparable Panorama SuitesSM with the widest windows in river cruising that transform your suite into our signature Open-Air BalconySM. While other river cruise ships stick your bed against one wall only to face another wall, we’ve turned that idea on its head. With beds that actually face your wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, you’ll stretch out to the widest views in river cruising. So, go ahead, open wide and say, “Aaaahhh!”

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Cruisers can be choosers


No two travellers are alike--so Avalon would never expect you to enjoy the same cruise experiences as everyone else. Whether you like to paddle a canoe or paint a canvas, we think happiness on ship and onshore is a personalised notion. On each Avalon river cruise, each day is an adventure of the mind, heart, or heart rate if you prefer. Pedal a bike through Amsterdam or ponder the great masterpieces in Paris. Hike a vineyard or taste a vintage in the castle above. Learn phrases of the local language, or get praises for your new culinary skills. Whatever floats your boat, Avalon ChoiceSM offers the wide-open possibilities that speak to you.