2017 Avalon Waterways River Cruises
Avalon Waterways offers River Cruises throughout Europe, China, South East Asia, South America and the Galapagos Islands. The 2017 Avalon river cruise portfolio is our most comprehensive yet.
Offering the newest, quietest, and most spacious river cruise and small-ship cruise ships, state-of-the-art resort-style amenities, and incomparable service by English-speaking crews, Avalon lets you enjoy a Europe river cruise, Cambodia and Vietnam river cruise, Myanmar river cruise, China river cruise, Amazon river cruise and a Galápagos Islands cruise in a world-class way. So, the next time you travel, enjoy a breath of fresh air-with Avalon Waterways river cruises and small-ship cruises.
While some companies offer space ships and twin balconies, Avalon offers the newest river cruise ships on the European waterways and we don't stop there. As part of the Globus family of brands, we're also the best on land for escorted travel, with over 89 years of coach touring and escorted travel experience. Whether you're cruising down China's mighty Yangtze River, exploring the wonders of the Galápagos Islands, or taking in the wonders of Europe, you'll benefit from more in-depth sightseeing to truly feel the charm of your destination on an Avalon river cruise.
View our river cruises including special cruise deals:
2017 Europe River Cruises
From the bustling cities steeped with history and culture to some of the most quaint townships and villages in the world, Europe is the quintessential river cruise destination. No other destination holds greater allure for travellers than Europe. The sheer diversity of countries and cultures that can best be discovered via Europe's original highways and byways - its rivers. Better still, when you dock, you do so in the heart of Europe's great cities where you are free to roam as you wish, or you can turn to our experienced tour guides.
2017 China River Cruises
Discover the major capitals and the allure of the Yangtze River as well as the colossal Three Gorges Dam. The longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world, the Yangtze flows from the Tibetan Plateau in the west to the East China Sea. View the immense and impressive dam at the Three Gorges, and the shortest and most dramatic gorge, Qutang, an unimaginable place where you can nearly touch the perpendicular mountains rising from the river banks.
2017 Vietnam & Cambodia Cruises
The powerful Mekong River courses for over 3,000 miles through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, providing a lifeline for millions of people. As you sail along this vibrant waterway, fascinating scenes of daily life unfold, arousing your mind and senses—the sounds of a bustling local market, opportunities to sample traditional candy and rice wine, fishermen hauling in their daily catch, and master artisans crafting works of art from silk and pure silver. By the end of your journey along the Mekong you will have a better understanding of life along the river and the friendly people who depend on it.
2017 Myanmar River Cruises
The Irrawaddy and its surrounding valley form the historical, cultural and economic heart of Myanmar. From its glacial origins in the soaring Himalayas, it meanders peacefully through jungle-shrouded highlands and sun-seared plains to its mangrove-dotted delta and the Andaman Sea. The country's largest river, this 'Road to Mandalay' offers you a fascinating glimpse of the 'The Golden Land' that is Myanmar
2017 Galapagos Islands River Cruises
Home to some of the world’s most amazing wildlife. The marine iguana, sea lions and giant tortoises’ all inhabit this small cluster of islands. Consisting of 13 large and hundreds of small islands in the Pacific Ocean off the western coast of South America, the Galapagos Islands are home to some of the world's most fascinating animal life. Board your luxury yacht and cruise from island to island, encountering giant tortoises, penguins, sea lions, lizards, and a whole host of diverse bird species and explore these remarkable volcanic isles firsthand.
2017 Amazon River Cruises
Experience the Amazon wilderness where it originates in Peru. The Amazon Basin covers an area larger than Western Europe, but it's in Peru's Amazon where biodiversity is at its greatest and the rainforest is untamed. Imagine venturing deep into the Amazon jungle in search of elusive wildlife, taking a swim with pink dolphins, and visiting native communities, all while returning to an air-conditioned suite, hot shower, and an over-sized plush bed. Now you can on one of the world's most luxurious small ships—the Amazon Discovery. Each of the 44 guests aboard the 168-foot-long Amazon Discovery enjoys fine wine and haute cuisine in all-inclusive comfort equivalent to a five star boutique hotel.