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River cruises differ greatly from open ocean cruises and can provide you with a completely different experience. At Co-operative Travel we have a superb range of river cruise holidays from all the best names in river cruising, including Avalon Waterways.
Avalon's fleet of state-of-the-art Suite Ships is revolutionising river cruising. Every possible comfort and amenity is combined with an unrivalled range of destinations and itineraries making Avalon river cruises an unbeatable and fabulous holiday experience.
Everything is fully included and nothing is overlooked in Avalon's dedication to ensuring that you have the most amazing holiday ever, from start to finish. Fully inclusive pricing represents the very best of value with no hidden costs and almost everything included. You can enjoy the highest quality river cruise experience at the very best price.
Avalon's innovative Suite Ships feature one-of-a-kind Panorama Suites - a full 30% larger than the industry standard. Avalon delivers a full balcony experience that is perfect in any weather conditions and in any season, without compromising your room space.
Panorama Suites feature floor-to-ceiling sliding windows which open up to give you a seven-foot opening. Slide the doors wide open and enjoy the feeling of sitting comfortably 'outside' as you float by stunning views of castle ruins, vineyards and ancient cities. Balconies are even furnished with a love seat and chairs, as well as a table where you can enjoy a meal, or perhaps entertain your friends.
River cruises have so much to offer and are perfect for people who enjoy sightseeing but don’t want the stress of packing, unpacking and tiredness when travelling by coach."
With an average of one onboard staff member to every four passengers, you can expect impeccable, attentive and unrivalled personal service.
On every river cruise holiday, a dedicated Cruise Director and English-speaking crew are always on hand to help you make the most of each day.
Start your holiday in style with Avalon's complimentary, chauffeur-driven home pick-up service. Your exclusive, air-conditioned executive car will deliver you to your departure terminal, and on your return, your driver will meet you at the arrivals hall. Your driver will take care of your luggage, too.
There are no hidden costs with Avalon – everything is included, right down to the gratuities. Take your pick from a wide selection of Avalon river cruises with more than 100 options across four continents; from cruises lasting three nights to 24 days.
Avalon itineraries are expertly designed to introduce and explore only the choicest of destinations. Sailing right into the heart of every port of call, you'll simply step off the ship and the local sights and sounds will be right there for you to discover. Take advantage of the many included excursions led by carefully selected, experienced local guides. Or choose to do your own thing, in your own time.
Whichever Avalon River Cruise you choose, you can be assured of fine dining at all times. You will look forward to each meal in the same way that you look forward to each new port of call. With a wide choice of both elegant and informal dining options, you will enjoy unforgettable cuisine created by top chefs, paired with perfect, complimentary regional wines.
On every cruise, a local chef is brought on board to prepare a special dinner with signature dishes made from the freshest local ingredients, offering additional insight into the culture of every inspiring destination.
Call us now to speak to our expert cruise team and book your Avalon River Cruise holiday today.
A modern and very well-equipped river cruise ship, Avalon Affinity embodies a feeling of space and provides a level of comfort unsurpassed by other river cruise ships.
Avalon Amazon Discovery
Explore the pristine, natural wonders of the Amazon rainforest from the luxurious Amazon Discovery river cruise ship with Avalon.
Avalon Artistry 2
Launched in May 2013, the Avalon Artistry II was designed to revolutionise river cruising and deliver the ultimate in comfort, style and service.
Avalon Century Legend
Cruise in style and comfort aboard Avalon's Century Legend, one of the newest and most innovative ships on the Yangtze River.
Avalon Century Paragon
Cruise in style and comfort aboard Avalon's Century Paragon - one of the most innovative ships on the Yangtze River.
Launched in 2009, Avalon Creativity is a modern, well-appointed ship embodying Avalon's respected reputation for state of the art technology, contemporary, spacious interiors and outstanding accommodation.
Launched in 2013, Avalon Expression is a brilliant river cruise ship. Constructed to deliver an unrivalled river cruise experience.
Avalon's Felicity was built in 2010 and utilises a modern and imaginative design to create a feeling of space.
The incredible Avalon Illumination is an innovatively designed 'Suite Ship' that embodies the essence of a luxury Avalon river cruise.
Avalon Imagery II
Another remarkable, brand new Suite Ship in Avalon's fleet, Avalon Imagery II will be launched in 2016.
Launched in 2014, Avalon Impression is an innovative and exciting, 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 Isabella II
Isabela II is specifically designed for Galápagos cruising and purpose-equipped with specialised, state of the art technology to provide you with an authentic, luxurious, expedition-style cruise.
Innovatively designed to be smaller than traditional river cruise ships, Avalon Luminary was designed for ease of navigation on intricate waterways.
A meticulously crafted all-suite ship, Avalon Myanmar is a brand new addition to the waters of the Irrawaddy.
Launched in May 2011, Avalon Panorama is a unique ‘Suite Ship’ - the first of its kind in the industry.
Another exciting addition to the Avalon fleet, Avalon Passion - the brand new Suite Ship launched in April 2016.
Avalon Poetry II
Intimate yet innovative, Avalon Poetry II launched in 2014 and was designed to deliver the ultimate comfort, style and service.
Avalon Siem Reap
One of Avalon's incredible Suite Ships, the all-suite Avalon Siem Reap is designed to provide a luxurious yet intimate experience for just 36 guests and offer you the chance to truly immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of the Mekong.
Avalon Tapestry II
An exceptional Avalon Suite Ship, the Avalon Tapestry II launched in 2015 and offers two full, spacious decks of brilliant Panorama Suites, each sized at a remarkable 200ft2 featuring wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to an impressive 7 feet across.
Avalon Tranquility II
An impressive new Suite Ship addition to the Avalon fleet, Avalon Tranquility II launched in 2015.
Avalon Visionary was designed to revolutionise river cruising and deliver the ultimate in comfort, style and service.
Launced in 2012, the impressive 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™.
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