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Custom Vacations is now Canada’s trusted source for cruising. Backed by a list of world-renowned Cruise Lines we can help you find the perfect sea escape. Whether you wish to sail the turquoise waters of the Caribbean or watch the sunset from your stateroom balcony in the Mediterranean, we’ve got your cruising options covered! At great prices for our valued clients, you’re sure to find a great deal on spectacular sea escapes!

We offer Cruises to destinations all over the world including: Alaska, Asia, the South Pacific, Bermuda, the Caribbean, Hawaii, the Mediterranean, Mexico, Central and South America and much more!

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Portugal's River of Gold

Lisbon to Porto 

Discover one of Europe's most pristine destinations, Portugal. Explore Lisbon, then see unspoiled vistas, stop at ports of call largely unchanged for centuries and sample the local cuisine and port wines on your Douro River cruise.

Spend two fascinating days and nights exploring Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon. Then sail the Douro River past steeply terraced vineyards to ports of call with charming town squares, colorful castles, baroque mansions and historic monasteries. Visit the Spanish medieval city of Salamanca and sample Portuguese specialties like salt cod, hearty soups and of course the area’s sensational port and tawny wines.

From $2,919 | 10 Days | 2 Countries

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Romantic Rhine – Southbound 2016

Amsterdam to Basel

One of Europe’s most legendary rivers awaits on this mesmerizing journey along the Rhine. Enjoy a canal cruise in splendid Amsterdam as well as guided sightseeing in Cologne, Koblenz, and Strasbourg. Delight in excursions to Germany’s Black Forest and to Heidelberg, Germany’s oldest university town with its imposing castle. Also sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, see the legendary Lorelei rock, and visit the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz.

Visit all the highlights of the legendary Rhine River on this 8-day cruise. You will see the many charming castles that command the riverbanks as you sail through Germany. Experience the lush landscape of the Black Forest region, explore Holland’s famous windmills and waterworks and take part in the inviting nightlife in Rüdesheim’s Drosselgasse.

From $2441 | 8 Days | 3 Countries

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Society Islands, Cook Islands, Tonga & Fiji | 13-night cruise

Follow in the wake of explorers on this comprehensive cruise. Begin in the spectacularly beautiful Society Islands, home waters of The Gauguin, and sail on to the Cook Island of Aitutaki, with its unique culture and exquisite lagoon. Cross the International Date Line en route to the islands of Vava’u, Tonga, with their spectacularly clear waters brimming with colorful marine life. Your captain next charts a course to legendary Fiji, where you'll visit the country’s cultural centers along with more remote destinations. Contrast Savusavu, sometimes called the “Hidden Paradise of Fiji,” with lovely Suva, Fiji’s bustling capital, where you’ll discover a blend of Polynesian flair and European sophistication. And enjoy a true escape from everyday cares on the remote, family-owned Malolo Island before arriving in the “Sugar City”—Lautoka, the heart of Fiji’s sugarcane-growing region, where your cruise draws to a close.

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2015 Sail Soon Sailings

Save $2,000 per couple on select 2015 Sail Soon Sailings!

Our best river cruise deals - you can easily and affordably enjoy a cruise that includes everything. Some travelers plan long in advance and it's not too early to book 2016 river cruises. No matter when you book, Avalon Waterways never compromises on comfort, style or experience. Our cruise ships offer sweeping views of awe-inspiring landscapes and bring you into the hearts of small towns and big cities to experience unique destinations like a local.

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Imperial Jewels of China

Beijing to Shanghai 

See all of China’s key highlights in just 13 days. Explore cosmopolitan Shanghai and, in Beijing, imperial treasures like the Great Wall and Forbidden City. Cruise the wildly beautiful Three Gorges region of the legendary Yangtze, and admire the engineering marvel of the Three Gorges Dam. You also visit Xian, home of the famous Terra Cotta Army.

Cruise the legendary Yangtze through the scenic Three Gorges and wildly beautiful Lesser Three Gorges. Visit cosmopolitan Shanghai and encounter thousands of Terra Cotta Warriors at Xian. In Beijing, explore imperial treasures like the Forbidden City and the Great Wall, and walk through historic Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public venue.

From $3,999 / 13 days

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Danube Dreams – Eastbound 2016

Prague to Budapest

On this magnificent cruise vacation, enjoy seeing some of Central Europe’s splendid capitals—Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest—as well as many small towns that dot the landscape along the way. Explore the grounds of majestic Hradcany Castle in Prague, explore Germany’s Passau, located at the confluence of three rivers, and Linz, Austria’s third-largest city. Visit the quaint historical theater in the resort town of Grein; and one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular monasteries at Melk. Discover pretty little Weissenkirchen in Austria’s Wachau Valley or join a tasting of Wachau wines, an important product of the region. Visit St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava and end your vacation in vibrant Budapest. Guided sightseeing with Certified Local Guides in each city is sure to heighten your experience.

From $3041 | 10 Days | 4 Countries 

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Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & the Mekong River Cruise Only – Northbound 2016

Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap

Immerse yourself in fascinating cultures and ancient traditions as you embark on an inspiring journey through Vietnam and Cambodia. Along the way, learn more about the history of each country, marvel at spectacular scenery, and interact with the friendly locals. This is a journey that will create memories you won’t soon forget!

Start your cruise on the Mekong River, the thread that connects the people of Southeast Asia. Visit a colorful local market, a fish farm, and a local establishment to see how rice paper and traditional candy are made. In Phnom Penh, take a tour of the city by private cyclo, with visits to the National Museum and the Royal Palace with the stunning Silver Pagoda. Walking tours through the rural villages of Prek Bang Kong and Angkor Ban and an ox cart ride through the countryside at Kampong Tralach will grant you a memorable inside look at life along the river and interactions with the local people.



From $3339 | 8 Days | 2 Countries



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Tahiti & The Society Islands | 7-night cruise

In 1891, when Paul Gauguin arrived in Tahiti, he captured the charm, culture, and languid grace of its people in oils.You won't find his paintings here, but the breathtaking scenic splendor and easygoing lifestyle of its people remain. This 7-night itinerary is perfect for those who want to experience the best French Polynesia has to offer in just a week.

Aboard the award-winning m/s Paul Gauguin, you'll draw close to the islands that inspired Gauguin, author James A. Michener, and so many others. Call on Huahine, the "Garden Island" ... spend a day on our own private islet off the coast of Taha'a ... explore magical Bora Bora and bask on our private white-sand beach on a motu off the coast ... and discover Moorea, said to be the model for Michener's Bali Hai.

There's a reason these islands are world-renowned— their beauty is unmatched.

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