Cruise along legendary rivers of the world on the contemporary and inviting ships of Avalon Waterways designed for comfort and enjoyment. Guests will be made to feel at home the moment they step aboard and experience acclaimed personalized service of the English-speaking staff.
Guests will savor gourmet cuisine and stay in a variety of spacious accommodations, including the innovative Panorama Suites™ that are featured on many of the Avalon Waterways’ ships. Meet fellow passengers in a convivial atmosphere and attend expert guest lectures where you will learn in depth about the areas that you are visiting.
Avalon Waterways offers unique itineraries on more than 20 deluxe ships and boasts one of the youngest fleets on the Europe rivers. New ships will be added in 2016. These include the Avalon Passion, Avalon Imagery II, Avalon Illumination, Avalon Tranquility II, Avalon Impression and Avalon Artistry II.
Known for its unique itineraries, Avalon Waterways offers cruises in worldwide destinations. Sail through history on the Nile River in Egypt, the Amazon River in Peru and the Galápagos Islands. Europe voyages include such historic rivers as the Danube, Rhine, Moselle, Seine and Rhône. Exotic journeys include the Irrawaddy River in Myanmar (formerly Burma), the Yangtze River in China and the Mekong River in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Included in every Avalon Waterways cruise are shore excursions with local guides, beer and wine at all dinners onboard. Wi-Fi, dining and onboard enrichment activities are also complimentary.
Guests of Avalon Waterways are given VIP access at a number of destinations, providing even a higher level of insight into the local culture. Enjoy the freedom of Avalon Choice® to personalize many aspects of your vacation, including sightseeing at your own pace. See Europe’s cities at the pace that is most comfortable for you including “traditional,” “leisurely” and “independent” for those who want to explore on their own.
Enhancing the river cruise experience, Avalon Waterways offers cultural immersion in the region they are traveling. Activities include food and wine tastings, demonstrations by artisans, talks by experts and performances by local entertainers. Bikes are available as well and the line has partnered with bicycle tour specialists in some European cities for further explorations and insight.
The variety of amenities offered by Avalon Waterways makes your river cruise experience even more special. Relax at a range of popular and upscale bars, enjoy Wi-Fi access, an Internet corner, a self-serve beverage station with premium coffees, hot chocolate and more that are available 24/7.
Entertainment includes performances by local musicians, dancers and singers. Enjoy your favorite drink at the Club Lounge and take a unique behind-the-scenes ship tour. The Observation Lounge provides relaxing views. Lounge on deck and simply enjoy the passing sights. Enriching “Culture & Cruise” experiences offer insight into destinations with local performers, entertainers, chefs and artisans.
Journey along the storied waters of the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers, on its newest class of Suite Ships. Inviting accommodations offer a comfortable retreat that measure 200-square-feet and unique 11 by 7 foot walls of glass that slide back to transform the stateroom into an immense Open-Air Balcony™.
Innovative Panorama Suites are 30 percent larger that the standard with wall-to-wall, floor-to ceiling windows. Unique placement of the bed faces this window so you can enjoy all the passing views for the ultimate luxury.
High-end amenities include the Comfort Collection Beds™ with a premium foam mattress and Egyptian cotton linens. Watch a flat-screen TV and enjoy L’Occitane® bath products in some suites.
Enhancing your vacation experience is Avalon Waterways’ philosophy that every meal is part of the journey. Breakfast, lunch and dinner highlight regional dishes, as well as traditional Western cuisine.
Savor mouthwatering cuisine from the region you are traveling in. Daily four-course à la carte dinners are served in the Main Dining Room, and each includes delicious vegetarian and other healthy selections. Paired with complimentary local wines, enjoy meals created by highly trained chefs and made from the freshest ingredients. Al fresco lunches and other casual venues are also offered. Scrumptious culinary delights are served in the late evening at Daily Night Fare.
Lunches include expansive buffets of salads, homemade soups, hand-carved meats and more. Breakfasts include a variety of made-to-order omelets, just-baked bread and an assortment of fruit.
Theme River Cruises
Indulge your passions on a variety of Theme Cruises. These special interest sailings include festive Christmastime Market and Tulip Time cruise in Europe.
Other theme sailings including Art & Impressionist, Author, Beer Tasting, Culinary Cruises, Golf, Jewish Heritage, Music, Wellness and Wine Appreciation.
There is something for everyone on an Avalon Waterways river cruise. Whether a discerning traveler or first-time cruiser, you will feel right at home on these comfortable innovative ships.
For more information on of Avalon Waterways, visit us at Cruise.com or call one of our River Cruise experts at 1-888-776-0659.