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
113 Reviews
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Avalon River Cruises
4.7 out of 5
410 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 - 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

Mekong Discovery
5 Star Review from David & Helen.

This tour by Avalon was absolutely amazing. There were only twelve people in our group so a boat that has 18 cabins was only...read more

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

Mekong Discovery
5 Star Review from Ainslie & Robyn.

Fantastic trip starting in Ho Chi Minh staying in the opulent The Reverie Saigon which stepped straight onto the boulevard....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

Christmastime in Alsace & Germany
4 Star Review from Neil and Anne.

Great trip met some really nice people. The ship was well presented apart from a rip in our cabin carpet. Our trip was...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

Christmastime in Alsace & Germany
4 Star Review from John & Heather.

This short cruise was a great way to start our Christmas European holiday with delicious food, highlighting local produce,...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

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

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
127 Trips
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Operator Details

137
Trips
1,484
Departures
15
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
600
Avg. Price Per Day
Luxury
River Cruises
13
Ships in Fleet
Local Wine, Beer & Spirits
All-Inclusive
178
Trips
1,663
Departures
12
Avg. Trip Length (Days)
423
Avg. Price Per Day
Premium
River Cruising
18
Ships in Fleet
Active Cruise Options
Gratuities