If you want to see more of the world and cruise down its legendary rivers, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Their one-of-a kind Panorama Suites offer the widest opening windows in river cruising, as well as their shore excursions and Adventure center onboard will help with all your exploring needs, to see the most out of every destination. And when it's time to refuel your dining options on board are as wide open as your views.
Avalon Europe River Cruising
Their Vision. Your View.
Avalon has mastered the art of blending luxury with comfort and now - blurring the line between outside and in. Not only are their Panorama Suites on their Suite Ships 30% larger than the industry standard staterooms, their wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows open wider than any other, creating river cruising's only Open-Air Balcony and with your bed facing the window, giving you a bed with the greatest views. Even if you're a seasoned traveller, you've never seen Europe like this.
Chart your Course and Make your Cruise your Own with Avalon Choice
Avalon has designed included excursions and onboard activities for a choice of experiences. You select the included tours, adventures, and events that interest you most, so you can enjoy your cruise your way.
CLASSIC - Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You'll marvel at the legends, lore and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites
DISCOVERY - Inspiring and interactive activities designed to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore
ACTIVE - Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
In addition, Avalon has a selection of optional excursions to allow you to personalise your experience to suit your individual interests, passions and style.
The Avalon Touch in every Detail
When it comes to the little touches, Avalon thinks big - like your choice of firmness in their exclusive Comfort Collection beds and pillows, the plushest of towels, L'Occitane bath products atop marble counter-tops, premium spirits at the upscale bar, and rich Lavazza coffees in the Club Lounge.
Savour the Local Flavours of the World
From morning breakfast to elegant dinners, Avalon frees your taste buds from the ordinary. Using the freshest local ingredients, Avalon's talented chefs prepare mouthwatering recipes from the region through which you're travelling and present them in a variety of inspiring settings. Their FlexDining approach dispenses with strict seating times and limited restaurant options. Choose the onboard dining venue that suits your mood - from a breezy al fresco lunch at the Sky Grill to an elegant four-course dinner in the glass-walled dining room. For a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere, take a more casual approach to fine dining while mingling over several satisfying selections in the Panorama Bistro.
Setting your Spirit in Motion
Meet your Avalon Adventure Host. In addition to included active excursions, your Adventure Host holds the gear, maps, and guidance for optional, and free-time pursuits on board and on shore. With a visit to the Adventure Center, you can check out a bike for scenic ride through town, grab Nordic walking sticks and hike to a hillside vineyard or castle, or join a jog or active walk through the great cities or the great outdoors. Whether you're looking for an optional kayaking excursion or a complimentary yoga class on the Sky Deck, you Adventure Host can make it happen.
Avalon Special Interest River Cruises
Avalon Special Interest Cruises unite you with your pastimes - and other like-minded enthusiasts - both on the ship and off. Including cruises like Wine Appreciation, Beer Tasting, History, Festive, Golf and Garden & Nature to name a few of the special interest Cruises on offer.
Inspiring Asia & the Avalon Advantage
A journey with Avalon Waterways along the legendary rivers of Asia is an unforgettable fusion of distinctive sights, colourful cultures, and ancient traditions. And because bigger isn't always better, Avalon focuses on intimate experiences with exceptional personalised service on their Suite Ships in Southeast Asia and the Ganges Voyager in India. With a maximum of 36 and 56 guests, Avalon gets you closer to the must-see sights and introduce you to the unique stories and people in each destinations. An expert Cruise director and carefully selected Certified Local Guides accompany you throughout your adventure, ensuring no detail is overlooked.
Explore Untouched Treasures in South America
Craving adventure and dreaming of more untamed locations? Avalon offers three exotic river cruises to help heed the call. In South America, sail through the Peruvian Amazon and into the depths of the Amazon Jungle, stopping to fish for piranha and hear ancient legends from local villages. Journey by train to awe-inspiring Machu Picchu and witness an unforgettable sunrise. In Ecuador, head to the Galapagos Islands where you can get up close and personal to giant tortoises, marine iguanas, blue-footed bobbies, and curious sea lions. Untouched by man for thousands of years, this is a nature lover's paradise and home to some of the most unique animals species in the world.