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Setting new standards for river cruising...

Their innovative Suite Ships feature one-of-a-kind Panorama Suites - a full 30% larger than the industry standard. Unlike other river cruise companies that use up valuable room space on tiny, unusable balconies, Avalon delivers a full balcony experience that is perfect in any weather conditions and in any season, without compromising your room space.

In their Panorama Suites their floor-to-ceiling sliding windows open up to give you a 7 foot opening. Slide the doors wide open and enjoy the feeling of sitting comfortably 'outside' as you float by stunning views of castle ruins, vineyards and ancient cities. We even furnished your space with a love seat and chairs, as well as a table where you can enjoy a meal, or perhaps entertain your friends.

Deluxe Staterooms and Suites...

All Deluxe Staterooms and Suites on every Avalon ship are well-appointed and offer a spacious welcome after a hard days sightseeing.

Even the placement of the bed is innovative, facing the window to allow you to watch the splendid passing riverscapes as you lie in comfort. Unlike other fleets that only have a few premium suites on each ship, 80% of their Suite Ship Staterooms are Panorama Suites.

From their luxurious Comfort Collection Beds with premium mattress covers, Egyptian Super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, to the large bathroom with premium L'Occitane bath products, ample storage space to unpack, fully stocked minibars, complimentary bottled water and flat screen televisions with a film channel for your enjoyment - you'll find them hard to leave.

First class guest services from start to finish...

From the moment you speak to one of their knowledgeable Avalon cruise specialists through to your return journey home, you are in expert hands. With an average of one onboard staff member to every four passengers, you will enjoy impeccable, attentive and unrivalled personal service.

On every river cruise holiday, a dedicated Cruise Director and English-speaking crew are always on hand to help you make the most of each day. They will guide you through a range of cruises and all the options available for your holiday with them. All their specialists have sailed on an Avalon Waterways Cruise, so they can answer any queries you may have.

Start your holiday in style with their complimentary, chauffeur-driven home pick-up service. Your exclusive, air-conditioned executive car will deliver you to your departure terminal, and on your return, your driver will meet you at the arrivals hall. Your driver will take care of your luggage, too.

No Hidden Costs...

There are no hidden costs – everything is included, right down to the gratuities. Take your pick from a wide selection of Avalon river cruises with more than 100 options across four continents; from cruises lasting three nights to 24 days.

Their itineraries are expertly designed to introduce and explore only the choicest of destinations. Sailing right into the heart of every port of call, simply step off the ship and the local sights and sounds are right there for you to discover. Take advantage of the many included excursions led by carefully selected, experienced local guides. Or choose to do your own thing, in their own time.

Take Time and Relax...

With so many amenities onboard, whether you are making the most of happy hour by enjoying a glass of wine, or a vodka and tonic in the lounge, or having a quiet moment in the Club Lounge whilst enjoying a cappuccino, you will find that there is plenty of space to stretch out and relax on an Avalon ship.

Keep in touch with your friends and family with complimentary WiFi access and free use of the computers at the internet corner. You might want to take advantage of the onboard hairdresser, whether having your hair styled or having a manicure.

Delicious Cuisine...

Finally, on all luxury Avalon cruises, the onboard cuisine is part of your journey. You will look forward to each meal in the same way that you look forward to each new port of call. With a wide choice of both elegant and informal dining options, you will enjoy unforgettable cuisine created by their top chefs, paired with perfect, complimentary regional wines.

On every one of their cruises, we bring a local chef on board to prepare a special dinner with signature dishes made from the freshest local ingredients, offering additional insight into the culture of every inspiring destination.

Don't just take their word for it, Avalon have been nominated for a host of awards, including recent 2014 awards, take a look here for more information.

Members Club

Journey's Club is Avalon's complimentary membership scheme created exclusively for loyal Avalon customers. Valued Journeys Club members can look forward to a range of exclusive onboard benefits and special offers. To join you must have already travelled with Avalon Cruises once and you can then look forward to £100 discount per couple on all future bookings.

Who can join?

Anyone who has travelled with Avalon Cruises before is eligible to join Journeys Club. You can start taking advantage of these great offers as soon as you sign up.

The Journeys Club discount scheme

Avalon Waterways love to reward their loyal customers so they've developed a new discount for their valued Journeys Club members

  • For your second cruise enjoy a £100 discount per couple on future booking
  • For your third cruise enjoy a £150 discount per couple on future bookings
  • For your fourth cruise or more cruise enjoy a £200 discount per couple on all future bookings

On Board Benefits...

Once you have completed your first cruise with Avalon, Journey's Club members can enjoy exclusive benefits such as:

  • Tantalising fresh fruit platter in your stateroom
  • Onboard drinks voucher to welcome you onto your new Avalon adventure
  • A Journeys Club membership collectors pin exclusive to your ship