Payments & Refunds

Deposit and Final Payment

To reserve an Avalon Waterways cruise, a non-refundable deposit is required at time of booking.


Deposit Amount

Final Payment Due Date

Oberammergau Sailings

$600 per person

45 days prior to departure

Delfin III Sailings

$500 per person

45 days prior to departure

All Other Avalon Sailings

$250 per person

45 days prior to departure

Within the final payment date, payment in full is required at time of booking to reserve space. Reservations (land, cruise, and air) are canceled if final payment is not received by the due date. Additional deposits or payments are required for trips that include international air.

Avalon Waterways accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover/Novus, and American Express.

Cancellations and Refunds

Cancellation and refund policies vary, with penalties generally increasing as the sailing date approaches. If a cancellation occurs, the following charges will be assessed:

Days Prior to Departure

Cancellation Charge

90+ days prior to departure


90-60 days prior to departure

35% of tour cost

59-30 days prior to departure

50% of tour cost

29-1 days prior to departure

80% of tour cost

Day of departure and later

No refund

Tour cost does not include any Instant Purchase Air or Instant Purchase Air service fees, which are non-refundable after 24 hours from purchase.

Cancellation fees may also apply to any additional services, including extra night accommodations, independently supplied services, and optional excursions reserved prior to, during, and after the tour. If flight changes, including but not limited to flight cancellations or name changes, are requested after full cruise and air deposits are received, revision fees, change fees, or airline cancellation fees will apply. In many instances, airline revision or change fees can be up to $300, but in some instances may be up to 100% of the ticket price. Cancellation penalties will be quoted at time of cancellation.

Timetables and rates are subject to change, and exceptions may apply for holiday departures; please confirm payment and cancellation policies with your Vacations To Go travel counselor at time of booking.

Deposit, payment and cancellation terms may differ for group bookings.

Purchase of travel insurance may reduce or eliminate the cancellation fees outlined above. For more information, please call your Vacations To Go travel counselor.