Avalon Waterways – Incredible Views of an Ever Changing Landscape

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.

atriumAvalon 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.


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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.

Suite Ships

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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.

Elegant Dining

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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.

4 thoughts on “Avalon Waterways – Incredible Views of an Ever Changing Landscape

  1. Hello, I know your company is very concerned with customer satisfaction. That is why I am writing to you. Today, I tried to book 2 rooms on a 5-day Royal Caribbean cruise to Bermuda. It is my mom and dad’s 65th anniversary this year. I don’t have the money right this moment because of Christmas and my kids’ college tuition, but your email said no deposit required. My plan was to book the rooms today and pay for them in full in February when I get my tax return. You have some really good deals going on right now and I wanted to take advantage of them.

    I read the advertisement carefully to make sure there weren’t any catches or small print. The advertisement said “no deposit on virtually any sailing before March 30, 2017.” However, when I called to make the reservation, I was told that it only applied to cruises that were 6 days or longer. This was very disappointing. The Cruises.com agent, April, was very kind and even asked her supervisor if that was a steadfast rule seeing that the advertisement did not say anything about requiring 6 days or more. None the less, I was told I could not book without a deposit.

    I feel that your advertisement was misleading and that the requirement should have been waved. After all, we are only talking a few hundred dollars and the two cruises are going to cost several thousand dollars.

    I guess I will just wait until I get my tax return and call someone else. I want to make sure my mom and dad have a memorable 65th anniversary.

    Thank you for your time and trouble.


    J M

    • Hi J M! We do not advertise “no deposit” on cruises. A few comepetitors advertise that and whether or not is fulfilled, I have no idea. The deposits required are required by the cruise lines respectively in order to guarantee your stateroom. In addition deposit rates are decided by the cruise lines. There are times when they will offer reduced deposits and we happily share those with our guests. I believe you have us confused with Cruises.com. Warm regards and Happy New Year!

    • Hi J M,

      We do not advertise no deposit. The cruise lines require deposits so, therefore, they are required. A competitor does advertise that and we’re certain there must be certain criteria needing to be met as with most promotional offers.

      We wish your parents a wonderful 65th Anniversary and many more years of wedded bliss.

      Warm regards,

  2. Thank you so much for your feedback! We strive to provide educational and entertaining posts to help guests find the perfect product for their well deserved vacations. At this time we are not hosting guest writers. But we promise if we do we will happily share the news 🙂

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