Now that you know why river cruising should be your next holiday, you need to decide which cruise company to choose. That's easy. When you travel with Avalon Waterways, you can relax in the knowledge that you've made the best choice.
Once you have settled down in your spacious stateroom you are at home for the duration of your cruise. No need for daily unpacking, you can devote your time to exploring the highlights of each exciting stop.Then return to your floating hotel to relax on the upper deck or enjoy a meal and marvel at the sights while you glide gently by. An Avalon Waterways cruise lets you do it all - see more, experience more and include more free time in your holiday.
Because Avalon's itineraries take advantage of what a location provides, our cruises offer a variety of itineraries, lengths and shore stays. Some itineraries spend every night on board the ship while others have beginning and/or ending nights on shore.
All Avalon cruises are guaranteed departures.
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 cruising destination. Avalon Waterways lets you discover all the major river systems including the Rhine, the Moselle, the Main, the Danube, the Rhone and now the Black Sea.
The land of the Great Pyramids of Giza, The tomb of Tutankhamun, the Great Temple of Karnak and the enormous Abu Simbel. Egypt during its peak was the greatest ancient civilisation of its time, and the mysteries of the past still hold a very significant presence today. Avalon Waterways is the perfect way to experience all this plus more with two amazing itineraries.
China is a land of continual intrigue from the Great Wall of China and the terracotta warriors to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. With Avalon Waterways you'll discover the major capitals and the allure of the Yangtze River as well as the colossal Three Gorges Dam.
Ancient ruins, historic sites, and an opportunity to learn about new cultures, activities, and religions, cruising the Mekong River has it all.
The Galapagos Islands are home to some of the world's most amazing wildlife. The marine iguana, sea lions, giant tortoises', penguins and flamingos all inhabit this small cluster of islands and provided Charles Darwin much of the inspiration behind his theory on evolution. Avalon Waterways offers two exciting cruises.
Flowing 2,350 miles from its source in the wilderness of northern Minnesota to the balmy waters of the Gulf Coast of Mexico, the Mississippi River is the fourth-longest river in the world. Share in a beloved American tradition and sail on an authentic paddle wheel steamboat through the heartland of America
Along the way, watch for wildlife, visit quaint river towns, see rich farmland, and experience the birthplace of blues and jazz music. You'll also wander the grounds of beautifully restored antebellum plantation homes, sample marvelous American and Southern cuisine, and feel like you've stepped right into the pages of a Mark Twain adventure.
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