Compare APT River Cruises vs Avalon River Cruises

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

Overall Ratings

4.7

Out of 5 Rating

110

Client Reviews

4.7

Out of 5 Rating

403

Client Reviews

Most Recent Reviews

Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest
5 Star Review from Nick & Heather.

We booked our APT Europe River Cruise with Global Journeys, we upgraded flights and had a few changes, nothing was a problem...read more
Luxury Mekong River Cruise
5 Star Review from Norma & Geoff.

First impression in Cambodia is the warm and friendly people. In Siem Reap visiting the temples is a snack by tuk tuk. Angkor...read more
Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam
5 Star Review from Tony & Sue.

Absolutely fabulous cruise under the the direction of Daniela Obermeir on board AMA Reina & Venita, couldn't find a fault....read more
Russian Waterways
5 Star Review from Jim & Marg.

Many great experiences on this tour of the palaces, churches, Kremlin and a lot of places of interest along the way. The...read more
Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Prague
5 Star Review from Debbie.

What a trip. I've never done a cruise of any description before and this was certainly the way to go. My cabin on the ship...read more
The Blue Danube Discovery
4 Star Review from Malcolm & Pat.

It was not the fault of Avalon that there was insufficient water in the Danube to allow us to do the whole cruise we had...read more
Paris To Normandy
5 Star Review from Tanya.

What a way to see the highlights of the French countryside! Pampered by the crew who attend to your every need. Relaxing...read more
Romantic Rhine
5 Star Review from Poul.

Our expectations were reasonably high but this trip exceeded them all. Jemma at Global Journeys made the booking process...read more
Magnificent Europe
5 Star Review from Christine.

The booking process was so easy with Jemma, nothing was too much trouble. The river cruise was fantastic, the staff on the...read more
Magnificent Europe
5 Star Review from Evan & Lorraine.

A delightful journey through the waterways of Europe from Amsterdam to Budapest. Well looked after by the crew, meals superb...read more

Review Breakdown (Out of 5)

4.5

Value

4.4

Value

4.8

Ship

4.8

Ship

4.7

Cabin

4.7

Cabin

4.6

Excursions

4.3

Excursions

4.8

Food

4.7

Food

4.2

Entertainment

4.0

Entertainment

Regions Visited

Operator Details

116

Trips

911

Departures

89

Trips

660

Departures

15

Average Trip Length

12

Average Trip Length

$595

Average Price Per Day

$437

Average Price Per Day

Tour Types: River Cruises

Tour Types: River Cruises

Gratuities: All Included

Gratuities: Gratuities Included

Transfers: All Included

Transfers: Available, Not Included

Balconies: French & Private Balcony

Balconies: French & Private Balcony

Excursions: Included

Excursions: Included

Drinks: Local Wine, Beer & Spirits Included

Drinks: Wine & Beer Included with Meals

Top 5 Trips:

Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest
15 Day River Cruise From Amsterdam to Budapest.


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Magnificent Europe
15 Day River Cruise From Amsterdam to Budapest.


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Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam
15 Day River Cruise From Budapest to Amsterdam.


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Romantic Rhine
8 Day River Cruise From Amsterdam to Basel.


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Magnificent Europe - Paris to Prague
21 Day River Cruise From Paris to Prague.


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Magnificent Europe
15 Day River Cruise From Budapest to Amsterdam.


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Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Prague
18 Day River Cruise From Amsterdam to Prague.


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Romantic Rhine
8 Day River Cruise From Basel to Amsterdam.


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Magnificent Europe - Prague to Amsterdam
18 Day River Cruise From Prague to Amsterdam.


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The Legendary Danube
10 Day River Cruise From Prague to Budapest.


23 Reviews

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