European Luxury River Cruises

Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship Fleet

The Suite Ships of Avalon

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Avalon Poetry II

Intimate yet innovative, the brand new Avalon Poetry II will launch in 2014 and will be the newest class of ship, designed to revolutionise river cruising and deliver the ultimate in comfort, style and superb service, An Avalon ‘Suite Ship’, Avalon Poetry II offers two full decks of Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. Avalon Poetry II is a contemporary ship designed with comfort in mind and will offer upgrades and enhancements throughout, impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as fine dining and sleek, minimalist décor. Every suite will provide the very best in size, views and design, measuring a spacious 200 square feet and featuring an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up and retire to bed each day facing the magnificent river views.
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Avalon Illumination

The newest addition to the Avalon fleet, Avalon Illumination is an impressive, newly built ship, due to launch in 2014. Constructed to deliver a river cruising experience like no other, Avalon Illumination is an innovatively designed ‘Suite Ship’, offering two full decks of Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. Avalon Illumination was designed with comfort in mind and with upgrades and enhancements throughout, offers impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as fine dining and chic, contemporary decor. Every suite provides the very best in size, views and design. Each is sized at an incredibly spacious 200 square feet and the placement of the bed allows you to wake up and retire to bed each day facing the magnificent river views.
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Avalon Impression

2014 will see the launch of Avalon Impression, an impressive, ultra-modern ship featuring two full decks of Panorama Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to an airy two thirds across, giving the feeling of having your own exclusive open-air balcony. Avalon Impression was designed with comfort in mind and with upgrades and enhancements throughout, offers impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as elegant dining and chic, contemporary décor. Every suite provides the very best in size, views and design. Each is sized at an incredibly spacious 200 square feet and the placement of the bed allows you to wake up and retire to bed each day facing the magnificent river views.
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Avalon Artistry II

Launched in May 2013, the brand new Avalon Artistry II is the newest class of ship, designed to revolutionise river cruising and deliver the ultimate in comfort, style and superb service. Intimate yet innovative, Avalon Artistry II is an Avalon ‘Suite Ship’, offering two full decks of Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. A contemporary ship designed with comfort in mind, Avalon Artistry II offers upgrades and enhancements throughout, impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as fine dining and sleek, minimalist décor. Every suite provides the very best in size, views and design, measuring a spacious 200 square feet and featureing an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up each morning and retire to bed each evening facing the magnificent river views.
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Avalon Expression

The newest addition to the Avalon fleet, Avalon Expression is an impressive, newly built ship, launched in 2013. Constructed to deliver a river cruising experience like no other, Avalon Expression is an innovatively designed ‘Suite Ship’, offering two full decks of Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. Avalon Expression was designed with comfort in mind and with upgrades and enhancements throughout, offers impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as fine dining and chic, contemporary décor. Every suite provides the very best in size, views and design. Each is sized at an incredibly spacious 200 square feet and features an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window which opens to an airy two thirds across, giving the feeling of having your own exclusive open-air balcony. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up and retire to bed each day facing the magnificent river views.

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Avalon Visionary

The all new Avalon Visionary is a completely new class of ship, designed to revolutionise river cruising and deliver the ultimate in comfort, style and superb service. Launched in 2012, this intimate and innovative ‘Suite Ship’ will offer two full decks of Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. Avalon Visionary was designed with comfort in mind and with upgrades and enhancements throughout, offers impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as fine dining and chic, contemporary decor. Every suite provides the very best in size, views and design. Each is sized at an incredibly spacious 200 square feet and features an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window which opens to an airy two thirds across, giving the feeling of having your own exclusive open-air balcony. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up and retire to bed each day facing the magnificent river views.

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Avalon Vista

Launced in 2012, the impressive new Avalon Vista delivers a river cruising experience like no other and as an innovatively designed ‘Suite Ship’, offers two full decks of Panorama Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. Avalon Vista was designed with comfort in mind and with upgrades and enhancements throughout, offers impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as fine dining and chic, contemporary decor. Every suite provides the very best in size, views and design. Each is sized at an incredibly spacious 200 square feet and features an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window which opens to an airy two thirds across, giving the feeling of having your own exclusive open-air balcony. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up and retire to bed each day facing the magnificent river views.

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Avalon Panorama

Launched in May 2011, the impressive new Avalon Panorama is a unique ‘Suite Ship’ – the first of its kind in the industry. Our newest style of ship features two full decks of Panorama suites with wall-to-wall panoramic windows and open-air balconies, upgrades and enhancements throughout the ship, as well as a host of new onboard facilities and services. Every Avalon Panorama suite provides the very best in size, views and design available on Europe’s rivers. Each is sized at a remarkably spacious 200 square feet and features an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window which opens to an airy two thirds across, giving the feeling of having your own exclusive open-air balcony. The suites’ full-size seating area is ideal for quiet moments to yourself, or is spacious enough to host a private cocktail party for new found friends. The cleverly designed positioning of the bed means you will wake up and retire to bed facing the magnificent passing landscapes.

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Avalon Luminary

Recently launched, Avalon Luminary is one of the newest additions to the Avalon fleet and innovatively designed to be smaller than traditional river cruise ships, for ease of navigation on intricate waterways. Embodying Avalon’s distinguished reputation for modern technology, stylish interiors and chic, spacious public areas, Avalon Luminary accommodates just 138 passengers in 69 comfortable, well-equipped staterooms and suites. As with all of the river cruise ships in the Avalon fleet, Avalon Luminary’s staterooms are amongst the largest available on any European river cruise ships. Well-equipped and decorated to hotel room standards, almost every stateroom has floor to ceiling sliding glass windows and a French balcony, so you never have to miss the beautiful, ever-changing views. The Sky Deck, with its sun beds and whirlpool bath, is the perfect place socialise and meet friends while the rear lounge provides a tranquil oasis in which to unwind and relax. Guests have the use of a lift to access the staterooms.

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Avalon Felicity

Avalon Felicity was built in 2010 and utilises a modern and imaginative design to create a feeling of space and light yet, carrying a maximum of just 138 passengers, also offers an intimate and relaxing environment from which enjoy our river cruises. Avalon Felicity has 4 suites and 65 staterooms, all of which are spacious and well appointed, and many of which have floor-to-ceiling windows providing amazing views throughout your river cruise. Staterooms are among the largest available on European river cruise ships and are equipped to provide the highest levels of comfort. On the sun deck, as well as plenty of space to watch the world go by, there is a Jacuzzi to take a refreshing dip while you cruise. Guests have the use of a lift to reach the staterooms.

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Avalon Affinity

A modern and well-equipped river cruise ship, Avalon Affinity embodies a feeling of space and light and provides a level of comfort unsurpassed by other river cruise holidays. On board, there are 65 generously sized staterooms and 4 Junior Suites, each equipped to hotel room standards. All suites and most staterooms feature floor-to-ceiling sliding glass windows with a French Balcony, so you can marvel at the beautiful passing scenery from the comfort of your stateroom. On the Sky Deck, as well as plenty of space to stroll, take photographs or simply sit and watch the world go by, there is also a whirpool bath so you can take a soothing dip, relax and admire the views as you cruise. Guests have the use of a lift to access the staterooms.

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Avalon Creativity

Avalon Creativity, launched in 2009, is a modern, well-appointed ship embodying Avalon’s respected reputation for state of the art technology, contemporary, spacious interiors and outstanding accommodation. Providing accommodation for just 140 guests, Avalon Creativity is an intimate and relaxing river cruise ship with pleasantly spacious stateooms equipped to hotel room standards, most of which feature floor-to-ceiling windows and a French balcony for spectacular views as you cruise. On the sun deck, as well as plenty of space to relax and watch the world go by, there is a Jacuzzi so you can enjoy a refreshing dip while you cruise. Guests have the use of a lift to access the staterooms.

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Avalon Scenery

Avalon Scenery is a modern and well-equipped river cruise ship, benefitting from a design which creates a feeling of space and light throughout. All of the public areas, including the Club Lounge, the main lobby area, the dining room and the fitness centre provide a level of comfort unrivalled on other river cruise holidays. Avalon Scenery carries just 138 passengers in large, well-appointed staterooms, most of which feature floor-to-ceiling windows and French balconies for outstanding views of the constantly changing panoramas. On the sun deck, as well as plenty of space to watch the world go by, there is a Jacuzzi to take a refreshing dip while you cruise. Guests have the use of a lift to reach the staterooms.

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