Avalon Waterways River Cruises – Intro
A Swiss company created Avalon Waterways River Cruises in 2004. The cruise line is known for their standard of floor-to-ceiling windows and the option of French balconies. They have the same commitment to views in their open-air bistros and sky decks. Most suites have wall to wall panoramic windows with open-air balconies. Most beds face the window.
Ships in the Avalon fleet average 150 passengers. Avalon operates vessels in Europe and Asia. They coordinate cruises with other companies in Egypt, China, the Amazon and the Galápagos. Avalon is able to sail directly from Siem Reap, Cambodia to Saigon, Vietnam due to the small size of its ship. Other cruise lines may use buses for portions of the journey.
Front Deck Lounge
Avalon Waterways River Cruises – Europe
In Europe Avalon operates on the Danube, Rhine, Main, Moselle, Rhône, Saône and Seine Rivers. rom newest to oldest, the ships operating in Europe are:
See European cruises available by river.
Avalon Waterways River Cruises – Asia & Africa
The Avalon Siem Reap operates on the Mekong River between Siem Reap, Cambodia and Saigon, Vietnam. The Avalon Myanmar travels the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar. Century Legend, is an independently owned ship that receives most of its passengers from Avalon and Uniworld. The Century Legend tours the Yangtze in China. The Sonesta St George is another independently owned ship that Avalon refers passengers to for river cruising on the Nile River in Egypt.
Avalon Waterways River Cruises – South America
You can tour the Galápagos and Amazon with Avalon Waterways. For the Galápagos guests cruise on the Isabela II. Guests visiting the Amazon travel on the Discovery.
Avalon Waterways – Theme Cruises
Theme Cruises receive special attention at Avalon Waterways. Cruises might concentrate on cooking, wine, music, history, Jewish heritage or Christmas.
Avalon Waterways – Guest Profile
- Educated 50+ people who like to travel.
- Affluent 60-year olds with dual income.
- Previous travel experience on ocean cruisers and motorcoaches.
- Usually married with a household income over $100,000, and only 7 percent still have children at home.
- 79% have traveled on 4 or more international trips.
- 70% have been on at least 2 ocean cruises.
- 27% have taken 2 or 3 river cruise vacations.