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
118 Reviews
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Avalon River Cruises
4.7 out of 5
415 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
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

Romantic Rhine
5 Star Review from Patricia.

The whole experience was excellent. The help and communication I received from Yvonne Brooks of Global Journeys was first...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

Magnificent Europe
5 Star Review from Lloyd & Anne.

We are extremely happy to leave some feedback about our recent Avalon River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam. The program...read more

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

From day one we enjoyed the welcoming and pleasurable hospitality on board the MS AmaVenita. Every aspect of this trip was...read more

Tulip Time Cruise
3 Star Review from Allen & Vyvette.

We booked this Tulip Time Cruise because my husband is a keen gardener and thought we would be gliding down the rivers of...read more

Voyage Through The Balkans
5 Star Review from Bruce & Cheryl.

Hannah did a great job booking our river cruise (Voyage Through The Balkans) with APT. If you want a holiday where everything...read more

Tulip Time Cruise
4 Star Review from Carolyn.

I was a bit unlucky with the weather but it did not stop me having a great time. Especially seeing the tulips which was my...read more

Magnificent Europe - Budapest to Amsterdam
5 Star Review from Arthur & Dianne.

We booked with Yvonne of Global Journeys. Everything was worry free and Yvonne promptly dealt with any questions and was...read more

Paris to Normandy
4 Star Review from Rodney.

Well organised, all staff gave their all, really outstanding service, the rooms, although compact, were well appointed and...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
4.8/5
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
143 Trips
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Operator Details

153
Trips
1,654
Departures
15
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
602
Avg. Price Per Day
Luxury
River Cruises
13
Ships in Fleet
Local Wine, Beer & Spirits
All-Inclusive
178
Trips
1,536
Departures
12
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
400
Avg. Price Per Day
Premium
River Cruising
18
Ships in Fleet
Active Cruise Options
Gratuities