Embark with Avalon on your choice of 80 cruises on 10 rivers through 20 countries in Europe, Asia, and South America.

Discover the European continent on its legendary rivers from the North Sea to the Black Sea. From the English Channel to the Mediterranean Sea, discover timeless tradition and beauty on the Rhine, Danube, Seine, and Rhône – to name just a few.

Or explore South America with a cruise on the Amazon or an expedition to the Galápagos Islands. Discover ancient traditions on the Mekong in Southeast Asia, the sacred Ganges in India, or the mysterious Nile in Egypt. Whatever you decide, cruise your way with countless combinations of land stays before or after your cruise.

You could be discovering endless wonders as you experience Europe like never before. Glide past imposing medieval castles, lush riverbank vineyards and remarkable ancient wonders and be close enough you can almost touch the river banks from the comfort of your suite. Every gentle bend of the river reveals another fascinating sight as your luxurious river cruise ship winds its way through scenic landscapes, delivering you right to the heart of some of Europe’s most celebrated cities.

Perhaps immersing yourself in an unforgettable fusion of distinctive sights, colourful cultures and ancient traditions along the legendary rivers of Asia is more your thing. With a maximum of 36 guests on Southeast Asia cruises and 56 on India cruises, Avalon gets you closer to the must-see sights and introduces you to the unique stories and people in each destination. An expert Cruise Director and carefully selected Certified Local Guides accompany you throughout your adventure, ensuring no detail is overlooked.

"Embark with Avalon on your choice of 80 cruises on 10 rivers through 20 countries in Europe, Asia, and South America."

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2021 Itineraries

While travel has come to a necessary pause in 2020, nothing can stop us from letting our hearts and minds wander! No matter what comes to mind, Avalon has a cruise in every far flung corner of the world: the dense Amazon rainforest, the spiritual meccas of India, the buzz of the Mekong river, the enthralling environments at the Galapagos Islands and the medieval fortresses of central Europe. Avalon can – and will – get you there!

On the eight-day Mekong Discovery river cruise you’ll be immersed in the cultures and ancient traditions as you sightsee and spend time with locals in interesting places along the mighty Mekong River. Enjoy experiences such as an ox cart ride among rice paddy fields and witness the daily lives of farmers, and visit a silversmith village and watch craftsmen making silver artwork using ancient techniques.

Extend your Mekong Discovery with the 13 day Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong river cruise and enjoy extra stays in Siem Reap and Ho Chi Minh. In Siem Reap, get up close to the phenomenal Temples of Angkor with an intricacy and architectural grandeur unmatched in the world. In bustling Ho Chi Minh City, visit the famous landmarks then try your hand in the kitchen, Vietnamese-style, with a cooking class.

If a festive river cruise through Central Europe takes your fancy, look no further than the Christmastime on the Danube itinerary, and enter a stunning world of cherished Christmas traditions along the Danube River. Enjoy magical moments visiting famous Christmas markets in Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau and Vienna.

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Avalon Waterways Mekong Discovery


Aboard the Saigon

Charming and hospitable people welcome you into their villages to share their culture and stories on this unforgettable cruise through Vietnam and Cambodia. Candy makers, weavers, master silversmiths, and local school children are just a few of those who carry the Mekong River traditions through the generations. Join Avalon for discoveries along the legendary Mother of Water.

Avalon Waterways Fascinating Vietnam


Aboard the Siem Reap

Explore Cambodia’s spectacular Angkor temple complex, including the famed Angkor Wat, on an intimate Avalon ship experience to further reaches of the Mekong River. Stroll through the sights and sounds of daily life in local markets to find no shortage of inspirational stories and warm local people to share them. Discover a different world on this life-giving river through Vietnam and Cambodia.

Avalon Waterways Christmas on the Danube


Aboard the Passion

This Danube River cruise features the most popular Christmas markets in Central Europe. Shop and enjoy the glowing market stalls in Nuremberg, Regensburg and Vienna on this cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna. Few experiences could compare to the winter holiday season on the blue Danube!

2022 Itineraries

With another season comes another range of incredible river cruising experiences just waiting to be had! One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits you on the exciting Romantic Rhine that takes you across Germany and touches Holland, France, and Switzerland! Enjoy special moments such as a canal cruise exploring the iconic waterways of Amsterdam and a wine tasting at the largest German wine producer.

Many culinary delights can be found on the eight-day Burgundy & Provence itinerary. This river cruise through France along the Rhône and Saône Rivers will showcase well known French treasures and some hidden gems too! In Lyon, join a culinary walk through the city to discover (and taste!) why Lyon is known as the gastronomic capital of France. In Arles, channel your inner Van Gogh and attend a Painting Workshop to learn his techniques and create your own painting in the style of the legendary artist. This cruise will leave you inspired in more ways than one!

If elevating your heart rate is more your speed, Avalon’s new Active & Discovery river cruises offer a deeper immersion into each destination with the most engaging activities imaginable. From inspiring food and wine tastings to invigorating kayaking tours and hiking tours, Active & Discovery on the Danube was designed for every type of doer. The possibilities are as wide open as the views.

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Avalon Waterways Romantic Rhine


Aboard the Expression

The beautiful banks of the Rhine River are spotted with vineyards, castles and palaces. This cruise sails through stunning views of Amsterdam, Cologne, the Rhine Gorge, Strasbourg and the Black Forest on the romantic and remarkably beautiful Rhine.

Avalon Waterways Burgundy and Provence


Aboard the Poetry II

Spend a few days in Burgundy, and sail on the Saône River to where it meets the Rhône River at the culinary capital of France – Lyon. Discover the beautiful vineyards of charming Provence, and sail the entirety of the Rhône to Port Saint Louis. A banquet for the senses in Burgundy and Provence!

Avalon Waterways active discovery


Aboard the View

Experience the Danube River at its best with time to explore charming villages and exciting cities such as Budapest and Deggendorf. Included active excursions and cultural discoveries alongside classic sightseeing offer something for everyone on this Active & Discovery cruise.