Avalon offers Europe River, South East Asia, China and North America River Cruises as well as Galapagos Islands Cruises across one of the most comprehensive range of river cruises in 2014
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, Egypt river cruise, China 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 80 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 2014 river cruises including special cruise deals:
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.
Asia 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.
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.
Explore the culture, heritage, and splendor of America's heartland as you immerse yourself in the charm of an all-American tradition - experience a Mississippi river cruise aboard the American Queen, a grand paddlewheel steamboat. Comfortable cruise accommodations, enriching included sightseeing, lively onboard entertainment, world-class regional cuisine…Avalon's exciting new cruises along the upper and lower Mississippi River ensure you'll experience the very essence of this incredible region by water—and land.