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As you set sail down the world’s most legendary waters, we’ve curated a collection of the most intriguing experiences to immerse yourself in – both on board and off. With the wind in your hair, whim in your heart and the excursions on your cruising itinerary, the compass is in the palm of your hand to choose any direction you desire. Here’s your window of opportunity on some featured cruise deals and offers!

  • Save $700 per couple on select 2024 Avalon Waterways Europe River Cruises (PLUS FLY FREE from select Canadian Cities)*

    • booking window: September 5, 2023 through January 3, 2024

    • travel window: January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024

  • Fly Free (plus save $700 per couple) from select Canadian cities on select 2024 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

    • booking window: September 5, 2023 through January 3, 2024

    • travel window: January 1, 2024 through December 31, 2024

Glide Across the Globe & Save

Go ahead, rock the boat. Book your future Avalon river cruise! Don’t wait to lock in an early discount with guaranteed stateroom confirmation today! It’s just another way you’ll have smooth sailing on an Avalon river cruise.

Finding the right cruise deal that is right for you is our goal. Search by the river you are interested in and then filter down by when you want to go. Make sure to look through our current offers and river cruise deals and select the ones you are interested’s that easy.

    Saône River Cruises

    The Saône River-its name derived from the Gallic river goddess, Souconna-flows from northeastern France to join the Rhône River in Lyon. The Saône passes through the picturesque wine-making landscapes of Burgundy and Beaujolais.

    Seine River Cruises

    The Seine rises just northwest of Dijon and flows in northwesterly through Paris before emptying into the English Channel at Le Havre. It's one of Europe's great historic rivers and since the early Middle Ages has been considered the river of Paris.

    Why Cruise the Seine River?

    The Nile River

    Follow the lifeline of Egyptian civilization and exquisite customs of ancient temples, royal tombs, and local villages along longest river in the world. Unravel the mysteries and marvel at mammoth feats that defy explanation and drive the imagination.   

    Why Cruise the Nile River?

    The Mekong River

    From its source high up in the Tibetan Plateau, the powerful Mekong River courses for over 3,000 miles through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, providing a lifeline for millions of people. By the end of your journey along the Mekong, you will have a better understanding of life along this Mother of Water on a cruise through Cambodia and Vietnam.

    Why Cruise the Mekong River?

    The Galápagos Islands

    Consisting of 13 large and hundreds of small islands in the Pacific Ocean off the western coast of South America, the Galápagos Islands, a region of Ecuador, are home to some of the world's most fascinating animal life. From Quito, Ecuador, fly to Baltra Island, then board your luxury yacht and cruise from island to island, encountering species found nowhere else in the world like giant tortoises, penguins, sea lions, iguanas, and a whole host of diverse bird species. As you explore these remarkable volcanic isles firsthand, you'll discover the wildlife that inspired Charles Darwin.

    Why Cruise the Galápagos Islands?

    The Mighty Amazon River

    Embark on a journey to one of the world's vastly unexplored regions, the mighty Amazon. Experience the Amazon wilderness where it originates in Peru. The Amazon Basin covers an area larger than Western Europe, but it's in Peru's Amazon where biodiversity is at its greatest and the rainforest is untamed. Imagine venturing deep into the Amazon jungle in search of elusive wildlife, taking a swim with pink dolphins, and visiting native communities, all while returning to an air-conditioned suite, hot shower, and an over-sized plush bed. Cruises on the Amazon River run through Peru.

    Why Cruise the Amazon River?

    Special Interest Cruises

    Avalon puts the “you” in “unique” with special interest themed river cruises that are suited to your passions and pursuits. Appreciate a fine wine or hearty ale? Do you love gardens and nature? Our WWII or Habsburg & Royalty cruises provide the epic page-turner you’ve been looking for!

    The Ganges River

    Along the Ganges, you’ll meet saree weavers, goldsmiths, and pottery makers. Explore the fascinating Hare Krishna headquarters in Mayapur, and visit Saint Mother Teresa’s former home. On land, discover the capital city of Delhi, and tour the massive Amber Fort towering over Jaipur. Visit India’s most iconic site, the Taj Mahal, for stunning views at sunrise and sunset. All of this and more await you on this gripping voyage through the heart of India.

    Active & Discovery Cruises

    Everyone travels to see new things, but many travel to do new things as well. Avalon offers activities for travellers with varying interests and for all energy and fitness levels. From action-packed experiences and interactive discoveries, to traditional sightseeing, you can tailor a vacation to suit your interests and pace.