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
127 Reviews
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Avalon River Cruises
4.7 out of 5
423 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 Budapest
4 Star Review from Sandra.

Our first river cruise and we enjoyed every moment. Jemma Rosen from Global Journeys did a great job organising everything...read more

Magnificent Europe
5 Star Review from Geoffrey & Gail.

Excellent tour. Highly recommended. Great scenery. Great excursions. Great food, wine and entertainment. Excellent cruise...read more

Rhine, Rhone & Moselle - Amsterdam to Arles
5 Star Review from Andrew.

Generally an excellent cruise with good service and very good guides on shore excursions. The only event which we thought...read more

Romantic Rhine
5 Star Review from Tim & Michelle.

We were looking for a relaxing pre-home trip after having travelled on the Trans-Siberian train trip from Japan to St Petersburg...read more

Magnificent Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest
5 Star Review from Andreas & Trudy.

A great cruise, very well organised, everything went on time and when one of the locks was damaged APT organised changing...read more

Magnificent Europe
5 Star Review from David.

We had high expectations as several of our friends had done this and similar cruises and to our delight it lived up to the...read more

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

Firstly we would have no hesitation in booking again with Global Journeys (hello Madeline). They were very professional,...read more

Danube Dreams
5 Star Review from Neil.

Travelling from Budapest to Prague with Avalon Waterways via the Danube was a memorable experience. Our ship was the Avalon...read more

Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam
5 Star Review from Charles & Robert.

We have travelled extensively each year by air, on land and with many ocean cruises but this was the first river cruise for...read more

Rhine & Rhone Revealed
5 Star Review from Wendy & Edwin.

Avalon Waterways run great river cruises. The Rhone River cruise was great. Poetry II ship is a lovely vessel, our suite...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
4.2/5
Vs
4/5

Regions Visited

10 Trips
151 Trips
9 Trips
169 Trips

Operator Details

161
Trips
2,108
Departures
14
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
588
Avg. Price Per Day
Luxury
River Cruises
13
Ships in Fleet
Local Wine, Beer & Spirits
All-Inclusive
178
Trips
1,400
Departures
12
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
384
Avg. Price Per Day
Premium
River Cruising
18
Ships in Fleet
Active Cruise Options
Gratuities