Avalon Waterways


Avalon Waterways
Avalon cruises provide some of the most exciting river and small-ship trips across the world, with over 80 years’ experience planning and executing such unique vacations. Avalon Waterways are continuing to expand too, with one of the most modern fleets around and more new ships set to join in the next few years.
Sail down the Irrawaddy through Burma or explore Europe via its intricate waterways with one of our fascinating Avalon river cruises. Uncover the culinary delights of Asia as you stop off in the likes of Vietnam, Cambodia and China. The smaller number of passengers allows true engagement with the locals and creates a more welcoming atmosphere.
Experience rarely seen wildlife in the Amazon jungle or the Galapagos Islands from the comfort of your own cabin. Being aboard smaller ships, relative to the huge cruise-liners, means you can see a lot more while on the water, really get up close and stop off in more intimate ports.
The majority of ships have been launched in the last six or seven years, ensuring some of the most contemporary accommodation and facilities are available for every Avalon cruise. Each vessel has been designed and created with the culture and style of the region it sails through in mind, forming an array of attractive and different ships.
From the largest steamboat ever built, the American Queen which traverses the USA’s waterways, to Asia’s Siem Reap which was built by local craftsmen and features traditional Vietnamese elements, each boat is unique.
An array of cabins are available, from luxurious staterooms with accompanying verandas to those with bay windows. Where possible most accommodation has been arranged so the beds face a window. Book your next trip with Avalon Waterways UK so you can wake up to a different yet equally stunning view every morning.



  • Amazon Discovery

    Amazon Discovery

    Launched
    1/01/2015
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    169 feet
    Crew
    24
    Occupancy
    Unknown
    Rating

    The 169-foot-long, Amazon Discovery has been tailor made to suit its environment, while maintaining its integrity as a true luxury river cruise ship. The Amazon Discovery offers an extraordinary level of comfort and style. The ship can accommodate a maximum of 44 cruise ship guests in 4 different styles of suites featuring floor to ceiling panoramic picture-windows. Cruise along the Amazon enjoying views of the vast rainforest full of wildlife and natural beauty from the comfort of your air-conditioned suite. This luxury river cruise ship is the perfect size to sail along the Amazon River, providing an extremely comfortable indoor and outdoor lounge, outdoor plunge pool, exercise room, spa, dining room, and sleeping accommodations.

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  • Aria

    Aria

    Launched
    1/01/2010
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    147 feet
    Crew
    24
    Occupancy
    Unknown
    Rating

    Offering an extraordinary level of comfort, Aria is a true luxury river cruise ship designed to enhance and enrich an already fascinating journey along the Amazon River. Aria is air conditioned throughout and provides just 16 large, deluxe suites, each with floor-to-ceiling panoramic picture windows so you enjoy the natural beauty of the vast rainforest from the comfort of your suite. Aria is also proud of its unrivalled on board culinary experience and its expert guides who offer a rich narrative about life on the river.

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  • Avalon Affinity

    Avalon Affinity

    Launched
    1/01/2009
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    361 feet
    Crew
    39
    Occupancy
    138
    Rating

    Accommodating a maximum of 138 passengers for an intimate cruise experience, the Avalon Affinity set sail in 2009 and reflects the uniqueness of the rivers it cruises - the Rhine, Main, Danube, and Moselle. After a day of exploring some of Europe's most exciting cities, relax in the ship's two lounges, soak in the whirlpool, or unwind in a deck chair atop the Sky Deck. This elegant, contemporary ship features popular amenities such as an Internet corner with Wi-Fi access, a fitness center, hair salon, and elevator. For accommodations, the Avalon Affinity boasts spacious and well-appointed deluxe staterooms and suites. With most staterooms featuring a large floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass door with a French balcony, passengers experience Europe's beauty and history even when on board.

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  • Avalon Artistry II

    Avalon Artistry II

    Launched
    1/01/2013
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    361 feet
    Crew
    37
    Occupancy
    128
    Rating

    The Avalon Artistry II delivers an intimate setting, along with two full decks of suites featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. Onboard amenities include an Internet corner, complimentary Wi-Fi access, an expanded fitness center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and the delightful open-air bistro.

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  • Avalon Creativity

    Avalon Creativity

    Launched
    1/01/2009
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    361 feet
    Crew
    39
    Occupancy
    140
    Rating

    Enjoy unmatched service, sumptuous cuisine, panoramic views, first-class amenities, and spacious staterooms as you cruise through France on the Avalon Creativity. Carrying a maximum of just 140 passengers, the Creativity offers staterooms that are a full 15% larger than the industry standard - with floor-to-ceiling windows on two decks - so you'll be comfortable, relaxed, and fully engaged with the passing French countryside as you cruise between Paris and Rouen. From a fitness center and hair salon to Wi-Fi access and a complimentary premium beverage station, the Creativity was built with an impressive collection of remarkable amenities to enhance your journey. The whirlpool on the Sky Deck allows for a refreshing dip after a day of sightseeing, and the Internet corner allows you to stay in touch with friends and family back home.

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  • Avalon Expression

    Avalon Expression

    Launched
    1/01/2013
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    443 feet
    Crew
    47
    Occupancy
    166
    Rating

    The Avalon Expression sets sail in 2013, adding to our unique offering of Suite Ships. The Expression's two full decks of suites feature Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. Cruise along the legendary Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers, enjoying fresh breezes and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include an expanded fitness center, Internet corner, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and the delightful open-air bistro.

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  • Avalon Felicity

    Avalon Felicity

    Launched
    1/01/2010
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    361 feet
    Crew
    39
    Occupancy
    138
    Rating

    Enjoy the Romantic Rhine cruising one of Europe's longest rivers between fascinating Amsterdam and culturally-diverse Basel. Accommodating only 138 passengers, the Avalon Felicity offers the intimate feeling of a small ship while providing the spaciousness passengers have come to expect from the Avalon fleet. The roomy and well-appointed staterooms feature a minimum of 172 square feet of space and are the largest of the European rivers today. All staterooms and suites include a well-stocked minibar, spacious closet, flatscreen satellite TV and radio, premium bedding, and a large private bathroom complete with a full shower, hairdryer, and premium bath amenities. For the more active guests, desirable onboard amenities include a fitness center and deck complete with whirlpool. An Internet corner and Wi-Fi access allow passengers to share their experience with friends and family at home.

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  • Avalon Illumination

    Avalon Illumination

    Launched
    1/01/2014
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    443 feet
    Crew
    47
    Occupancy
    166
    Rating

    Launching in 2014, the MS Illumination is a unique "Suite Ship" - featuring two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows opening to create unique Open-Air Balconies; upgrades and enhancements throughout the ship; a host of new on-board amenities and services; and so much more. It's an experience like no other.

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  • Avalon Imagery

    Avalon Imagery

    Launched
    1/01/2007
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    443 feet
    Crew
    43
    Occupancy
    170
    Rating

    What better way to see Europe and some of its most scenic rivers - the Rhine, Main, and Danube - than from the comfort of a small ship, where you unpack only once and spend the rest of your time enjoying the architecture, sumptuous cuisine, diverse culture, and amazing sights only available in Europe's most historic cities. After a day of sightseeing, experience the Imagery's innovative attributes and top-notch amenities - a panoramic Sky Deck, lounge, bar, and fitness center. Featuring the largest staterooms on the European rivers today, all rooms and suites feature premium bedding, nightly turn-down service, a large private bathroom with full shower, a well-stocked minibar, Wi-Fi access, and more. The Avalon Imagery was designed with your comfort in mind, including the Silent Drive System which separates the engines from the guests - providing a quieter and more enjoyable cruise experience.

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  • Avalon Impression

    Avalon Impression

    Launched
    1/01/2014
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    443 feet
    Crew
    47
    Occupancy
    166
    Rating

    Launching in 2014, the MS Impression is a unique "Suite Ship" - featuring two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows opening to create unique Open-Air Balconies; upgrades and enhancements throughout the ship; a host of new on-board amenities and services; and so much more. It's an experience like no other.

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  • Avalon Luminary

    Avalon Luminary

    Launched
    1/01/2010
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    361 feet
    Crew
    39
    Occupancy
    138
    Rating

    Cruising on the Avalon Luminary is the ideal way to experience the majesty, extensive history and fascinating culture of some of Europe's oldest cities. New in 2010, the Avalon Luminary offers nine cruises, is one of the latest additions to the Avalon fleet, and holds a maximum of just 138 passengers. Visit multiple countries and cities and unpack only once, so you spend your time experiencing and enjoying Europe rather than dealing with the logistics of travel. Enjoy a highly personalized cruise experience, spacious deluxe staterooms and suites, contemporary décor, and popular onboard amenities, including a large Sky Deck with deck chairs and whirlpool, multiple lounges and a bar, Internet corner, fitness center, hair salon, and elevator.

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  • Avalon Myanmar

    Avalon Myanmar

    Launched
    1/01/2015
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    200 feet
    Crew
    24
    Occupancy
    Unknown
    Rating

    Joining the Avalon family of remarkable Suite Ships is the meticulously crafted Avalon Myanmar, brand new to the waters of the Irrawaddy. Carrying a maximum of 36 passengers, this cruise truly enables you to engage with the locals, experience their culture, and revel in the unique sights along the Irrawaddy river. Built by local craftsmen, the ship reflects the character, symbols and traditions of Myanmar while offering all the modern features that today's travellers expect. Time on board centers around a refreshing outdoor experience, as all suites open to the outside and the large panorama lounge and open-air lounge offer a variety of expansive views. The innovative design of the Avalon Myanmar, allows you to cruise the spectacular Upper Irrawaddy throughout the season, a feat not possible on a larger ship.

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  • Avalon Panorama

    Avalon Panorama

    Launched
    1/01/2011
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    443 feet
    Crew
    47
    Occupancy
    166
    Rating

    A brand new kind of ship, the Avalon Panorama sets sail in 2011, taking inspired design to a whole new level. A unique "Suite Ship," the Avalon Panorama is the first of its kind in the industry - with two full decks of suites featuring a Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window that transforms the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. As you cruise through Europe's finest rivers - the Danube, Rhine, or Main - enjoy the fresh breeze and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite. With 200 square feet, the Panorama Suite is more than 30% larger than the industry standard, and it gives you the unparalleled opportunity to wake up each morning facing the magnificent passing scenery. Exciting onboard amenities include an Internet corner and Wi-Fi access, a well-stocked library, an expanded fitness center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and delightful Open-Air Bistro. There's no better way to cruise in Europe than in the spacious comfort offered on the Avalon Panorama.

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  • Avalon Passion

    Avalon Passion

    Launched
    1/01/2016
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    443 feet
    Crew
    47
    Occupancy
    166
    Rating

    Yet another beautiful Suite Ship graces the rivers of Europe in 2016. The Avalon Passion welcomes passengers to their home-away-from-home with two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform into a unique Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than industry standard and ideal for stretching out and relaxing-or even throwing a private cocktail party for up to six adults in the spacious sitting area. On board, passengers enjoy free Wi-Fi access, complimentary computer use at the Internet Corner, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, a hair salon, elevator, and an expansive Sky Deck with shade system, premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al fresco lunches of light grill fare.

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  • Avalon Poetry II

    Avalon Poetry II

    Launched
    1/01/2014
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    361 feet
    Crew
    37
    Occupancy
    128
    Rating

    Launching in 2014, the Avalon Poetry II is a unique "Suite Ship" - featuring two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows opening to create unique Open-Air Balconies; upgrades and enhancements throughout the ship; a host of new on-board amenities and services; and so much more. It's an experience like no other.

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  • Avalon Siem Reap

    Avalon Siem Reap

    Launched
    1/01/2014
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    195 feet
    Crew
    24
    Occupancy
    Unknown
    Rating

    The all-suite Avalon Siem Reap is one of Avalon's incredible new Suite Ships, designed to provide a luxurious yet intimate experience for just 36 guests and give you the chance to truly immerse yourself in the culture of the Mekong. Built by local craftsmen, the ship has modern features yet still retains and reflects the enchanting colonial charm of Vietnam and Cambodia. Avalon Siem Reap also delivers a refreshing outdoor experience, with all suites opening to the outside and two comfortable lounges offering unrivalled panoramic views.

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  • Avalon Tapestry II

    Avalon Tapestry II

    Launched
    1/01/2014
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    361 feet
    Crew
    37
    Occupancy
    128
    Rating

    Another exciting Suite Ship graces the rivers of Europe in 2015. The intimate setting of the Avalon Artistry II features two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard perfect for stretching out and relaxing or even throwing a private cocktail party for up to six adults in the spacious sitting area. Onboard amenities and services include free Wi-Fi access, Internet corner, a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, a hair salon, elevator, and a spacious Sky Deck with shade system, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al-fresco lunches of light grill fare.

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  • Avalon Tranquility II

    Avalon Tranquility II

    Launched
    1/01/2014
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    361 feet
    Crew
    37
    Occupancy
    Unknown
    Rating

    Another exciting Suite Ship graces the rivers of Europe in 2015. The intimate setting of the Avalon Artistry II features two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard¿perfect for stretching out and relaxing¿or even throwing a private cocktail party for up to six adults in the spacious sitting area. Onboard amenities and services include free Wi-Fi access, Internet corner, a fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment, a hair salon, elevator, and a spacious Sky Deck with shade system, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al-fresco lunches of light grill fare.

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  • Avalon Visionary

    Avalon Visionary

    Launched
    1/01/2012
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    361 feet
    Crew
    37
    Occupancy
    128
    Rating

    2012 brings with it another exciting Suite Ship cruising along Europe's glorious Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. The Avalon Visionary delivers an intimate setting, along with two full decks of suites featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. Onboard amenities include an Internet corner, complimentary Wi-Fi access, an expanded fitness center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and the delightful open-air bistro.

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  • Avalon Vista

    Avalon Vista

    Launched
    1/01/2012
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    443 feet
    Crew
    47
    Occupancy
    166
    Rating

    The Avalon Vista sets sail in 2012, adding to our unique offering of Suite Ships. The Vista's two full decks of suites feature Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. Cruise along the legendary Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers, enjoying fresh breezes and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include an expanded fitness center, Internet corner, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and the delightful open-air bistro.

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  • Century Legend

    Century Legend

    Launched
    1/01/2013
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    465 feet
    Crew
    150
    Occupancy
    398
    Rating

    Cruise in style and comfort on board one of the newest ships on the Yangtze, the Century Legend As you embark your contemporary, elegant ship, a friendly, English-speaking crew and stunning 7-story atrium lobby welcome you aboard. The Century Legend is charting a new course for Yangtze River cruising. The ship features a state-of-the-art propulsion system that reduces vibration and decreases emissions to reduce environmental impact. Other innovations include a pillar less multifunction lounge with unobstructed views of evening entertainment, and a large indoor swimming pool, both firsts on the Yangtze.

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  • Century Paragon

    Century Paragon

    Launched
    1/01/2013
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    465 feet
    Crew
    150
    Occupancy
    398
    Rating

    Cruise in style and comfort on board one of the newest ships on the Yangtze, the Century Paragon. As you embark your contemporary, elegant ship, a friendly, English-speaking crew and stunning 7-story atrium lobby welcome you aboard. The Century Paragon is charting a new course for Yangtze River cruising. The ship features a state-of-the-art propulsion system that reduces vibration and decreases emissions to reduce environmental impact. Other innovations include a pillar less multifunction lounge with unobstructed views of evening entertainment, and a large indoor swimming pool, both firsts on the Yangtze.

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  • Isabela II

    Isabela II

    Launched
    1/01/2014
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    166 feet
    Crew
    27
    Occupancy
    Unknown
    Rating

    The Isabela II is built to luxurious standards and features an elegant yet relaxed atmosphere, allowing guests to enjoy all that the Galapagos is famous for - intimate contact with the wildlife.

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  • MS Avalon Imagery II

    MS Avalon Imagery II

    Launched
    1/01/2016
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    361 feet
    Crew
    37
    Occupancy
    128
    Rating

    One of 2016's two new additions to the youngest fleet on Europe's waterways, the Imagery II continues all of Avalon's outstanding Suite Ship traditions. Passengers can choose from two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. At a spacious 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording the incomparable opportunity to awaken each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, an expanded Fitness Center, hair salon, an elevator, alternative light dining options in the Panorama Bistro or al fresco grill lunch at the Sky Bistro, and an expansive Sky Deck with whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, a shade system, and deck games.

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  • MV Aria

    MV Aria

    Launched
    /00/2014
    Tonnage
    Unknown
    Length
    147 feet
    Crew
    24
    Occupancy
    32
    Rating

    Venture deep into the Amazon Jungle in search of elusive wildlife on board one of the world's most luxurious small ships - the Aria.

    Sixteen 250-square-foot luxury suites feature en-suite sitting areas, private bathroom and shower and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame nature at its most exotic.

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Accommodation

Your luxurious stateroom is everything you would expect of a five-star hotel, with the addition of ever-changing waterfront views. Spacious staterooms have floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors in most cabins. Your room features quality furnishings and modern facilities, including a flat-screen TV, minibar and comfortable bedding with Egyptian cotton sheets. Your bathroom has all the necessities too, with fresh towelling daily.

Dining

We go out of our way to ensure that not only is the cuisine superb, but that it becomes an integral part of your travel experience. You'll enjoy buffet breakfasts and leisurely lunches. For dinner, sample the freshest foods from the region you're cruising through, paired with complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks.

Entertainment

From the moment you step aboard, your days are devoted exclusively to leisure and pleasure. Enjoy the company of your fellow guests over a drink at the bar or lounge, or simply sit back on the spacious Sky Deck and take in the stunning views. In the evenings, listen to guest lectures and enjoy special performances including nightly piano music.

Facilities

Enjoy the very best in luxury resort-style amenities and state-of-the-art technology. Our contemporary vessels feature elegant interiors with panoramic windows for landscape viewing. Relax in the whirlpool or pamper yourself in the salon. Work out in the fitness centre or stay in touch with friends and family at our onboard internet centre.