Compare APT River Cruises vs Avalon River Cruises

Compare the travel styles, pricing, destinations and popularity of APT River Cruises vs Avalon River Cruises.

APT River Cruises
4.8 out of 5
132 Reviews
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Avalon River Cruises
4.7 out of 5
431 Reviews
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Initially providing coach touring around Australia and NZ to the local market, APT have grown exponentially over the last decade to now offer trips around the world, and are well known for their European river cruises. Over the last few years APT have introduced small ship expeditions that cruise the waters through Asia, Europe, Canada and off the coast of Kimberley. Catering primarily for the retired market, their trips aren't cheap, but in APT's case - you get what you pay for.

Look out for their great Fly Free offers, and Earlybird Savings. The team here at Global Journeys have travelled multiple times by coach, cruise & river with APT, and we definitely recommend them as a quality, consistent, reliable Operator, and our past client reviews back that up.
Not as well known locally as APT or Scenic, Avalon Waterways have nevertheless been cruising the rivers of Europe and Asia since 2004. Featuring modern luxury ships, with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, our clients love Avalon, and some of their river itineraries are our biggest sellers. Avalon don't usually include Fly Offers, so you'll need to book flights separately, but consequently their cruise prices are cheaper than the other luxury Operators and they offer some great Earlybird discounts. Part of the Globus Family group of Brands, means you can secure further discounts the next time you decide to travel by coach with either Globus or Cosmos.

Most Recent Reviews

Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Prague
5 Star Review from Fay & Roger.

We couldn't believe that after booking twice we were going to finally make this journey on our third attempt! We joined...read more

Balkan Discovery with Bucharest Extension
4 Star Review from Felicity.

Easy booking online, lovely crew, interesting places, and the food was great. Don’t arrive in Budapest too early as days o...read more

Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest
5 Star Review from Judy & Ken.

Our first river cruise was the best ever. We were pampered all the time, the staff were fantastic, nothing was too much to...read more

Magnificent Europe
5 Star Review from Patricia & Howard.

Everything was taken care of during our Magnificent Europe Cruise! The food was superb as was the wine and service. There...read more

Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest
5 Star Review from Steve & Nantiya.

A wonderful trip. Everything was first rate. We would highly recommend this trip to anyone. It was nice to have everything...read more

Mekong Discovery
5 Star Review from Peter.

The tour itself lived up to the advertising. Culturally inspiring with fabulous Avalon support staff. Special thanks though...read more

Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest
5 Star Review from Brian & Maureen.

Our recent APT River Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest was fantastic. The accommodation in our double balcony suite on the...read more

The Danube from the Black Sea to Budapest with Transylvania Extension
4 Star Review from Avalon Travellers.

In Bucharest the Hilton Athenee Palace provided rooms of widely varying quality eg. Room 352 : Cracked hand basin; dirty,...read more

Balkan Jewels - Bucharest to Prague
4 Star Review from Graham & Lois.

Have used APT several times before and are always impressed with the package they provide. Would certainly use them agai...read more

Romantic Rhine
5 Star Review from Sue.

We loved this trip! Avalon met expectations. I admit personally I had set a very high standard for them to meet after travelling...read more

Review Breakdown (Out of 5)

Value review average
4.5/5
Vs
4.4/5
Ship review average
4.8/5
Vs
4.8/5
Cabin review average
4.7/5
Vs
4.7/5
Shore Excursions review average
4.6/5
Vs
4.3/5
Food review average
4.8/5
Vs
4.7/5
Entertainment review average
4.1/5
Vs
4/5

Regions Visited

15 Asia Trips
15 Trips
151 Europe Trips
151 Trips
9 Asia Trips
9 Trips
169 Europe Trips
169 Trips

Operator Details

166
Trips
1,857
Departures
14
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
595
Avg. Price Per Day
Luxury
River Cruises
13
Ships in Fleet
Local Wine, Beer & Spirits
All-Inclusive
178
Trips
1,219
Departures
12
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
371
Avg. Price Per Day
Premium
River Cruising
18
Ships in Fleet
Active Cruise Options
Gratuities