THE POSSIBILITIES ARE AS WIDE OPEN AS THE VIEWS.
The window of opportunity to see and experience the world just got a whole lot wider. The same company that reinvented river cruise ships has now redefined the river cruise experience. Beyond the widest views on the water is an open invitation to experience your destination in more ways, in exceptional ways, in your way.
MORE IN VIEW. MORE TO DO.
Everyone travels to see new things, but many travel to do new things as well. With the introduction of our new Active Discovery cruises on the Danube and Rhine, there is something for travelers with varying interests and for all fitness levels. You can now hike, bike, and explore your way through the scenic and historic wonders of the world. On these interactive and energetic cruises, we give you opportunities to spend time with locals and learn about local traditions and the culture with hands-on activities and we pack in real get-up-and-go for those who like to do the same.
While Avalon cruises provide a selection of nutritious local delicacies and Western favorites at every meal, we’re raising the bar with the introduction of Avalon Fresh®. Created in conjunction with two of Europe’s rising culinary stars-the Wrenkh brothers-Avalon Fresh® allows travelers to guiltlessly indulge in creative dishes that combine surprising flavors with a dash of innovation. With the philosophy of procuring the freshest ingredients from small farms and local producers, Avalon Fresh® brings the passing landscape to your plate for an inspiring, fulfilling, and healthful dining experience.
The Possibilities are as Wide Open as the Views
If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Our Suite Ships feature one-of-a-kind Panorama Suites, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry’s only Open-Air BalconySM, and beds facing the incredible views.
Beyond our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored—your way. Whether you want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe, our Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. When you prefer to explore on your own, we can help you with all the recommendations, information and gear you need with our new Adventure Center and AvalonGO Mobile App. And when it’s time to refuel, your dining options on board are as wide open as your views, with our new FlexDiningSM choices.
Wider openings for the wide-eyed
The Open-Air BalconySM – designed with your views in mind. For those who have always looked deeper, we redefined the window of opportunity with river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony. A Panorama SuiteSM feature on the Suite Ships® of Avalon, these wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows open wider than any other in the industry, blurring the line between outside and in, forming a comfortable and spacious seating area for six, and creating an open invitation to discover and dream. Even if you’re a seasoned traveller, you’ve never seen Europe like this.
The “Just Right” Way to River Cruise
What defines luxury? Is it the enjoyment of the good things in life, or is it simply having things just the way you prefer them? At Avalon Waterways, we navigate with both elegance and ease to deliver a “just right” experience – one that transports you at just the right pace, with just the right amenities, and just the right views.
The Art of Making You Feel at Home
We don’t just reserve the warmth and comfort for your room on an Avalon river cruise – we carry our welcoming spirit throughout the entire ship and spill it onto shore. From the captain and Cruise Director to your cabin steward and wait staff, we deliver exquisite service that’s professional, approachable, and informative – never stuffy. But it doesn’t stop there. Our friendly Local Guides greet you at every port with engaging tales that bring you closer to your destination. Whether you’re on board or on shore, you’re perfectly taken care of every step of the way.
Special Touches Available
- Continental breakfast and beverage room service in all staterooms (service fee applies)
- Private cocktail parties in Panorama & Avalon Suites
- Avalon Celebration packages available for purchase
True Discoveries Never Start by Following the Crowds.
No two travellers are alike – so, why on earth should we expect you to enjoy the same things? With more expertly-led discovery options than any other cruise line, we make it possible for you to explore each port according to what intrigues you most.
Avalon’s inspired, 360-degree, engaging cruise experiences afford travellers the chance to immerse themselves into a destination and culture thanks to award-winning land programs and world-class guides. Our Naturalists (in the Galápagos and the Amazon), Cruise Directors (in Europe – Southeast Asia) and special guest lecturers also offer them a vast onboard educational program, giving cruisers the chance to soak in the history and culture of a region as they drift from village to village or island to island.
It’s not easy to be an expert on everywhere. Thanks to Avalon’s relationship with Globus – an award-winning tour company with 85+ years of experience and 300 support staff on the ground in 65 countries around the world — our cruisers are privy to the best, all-inclusive land programs available.
We transform tourists into travellers and storytellers and help them truly experience each destination with guided sightseeing in every port (complete with headsets), daily port lectures, VIP access into key destinations, no waiting in lines and great cultural immersion and storytelling thanks to highly skilled Cruise and Tour Directors.
Starting in 2019, you can select included excursion and onboard activity options based on what interests you most, so you can experience your cruise – your way. The 3 types of included excursions available on every 2019 Avalon Europe cruise:
A local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations and the “must see” sites.
Inspiring and interactive hands-on activities designed to speak to your interests – you spend your day immersing yourself in the destination’s unique culture.
Embark on energetic excursions keeping you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.