Avalon Waterways - Avalon Waterways
Follow your heart. Never the crowd. Unexpected. Unhindered. Utterly unique river cruises.
Avalon has designed a cruise experience that’s just a bit different.
Spaces are bigger. Views are more epic. Excursions are more enriching. It's a step beyond the ordinary.
Whether you'd like a romantic mini-break, an extended exploration, or something in between, find it all with Avalon Waterways and choose the river cruise that reveals the very best of Europe, Southeast Asia, India, Egypt or South America!
THE WIDEST WATERFRONT VIEW OF THE WORLD
There’s only one point-of-view on an Avalon Waterways river cruise – the suite view. Now, our entire fleet in Europe and Southeast Asia is completely comprised of Suite Ships®, each featuring our signature Panorama SuitesSM with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry’s only Open-Air Balcony® and an inviting bed facing the ever-changing scenery on two full decks of every ship. Even seasoned travelers have never seen – or experienced – the world like this.
Providing wider openings for the wide-eyed, Avalon Waterways Open-Air Balconies were designed with our guests’ views in mind. A Panorama Suite highlight on the Suite Ships of Avalon, these wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows open 11-feet wide in Europe and 14-feet wide in Southeast Asia … Wider than any other balconies in the industry.
Avalon’s innovative Open-Air Balconies blur the line between outside and in while forming a comfortable and spacious seating area for six and creating an open invitation to discover and dream. Even better? Open-Air Balconies do not sacrifice room space. In contrast, they invite our guests to enjoy 100 percent of their Panorama Suite, 100 percent of the time.
WE NAVIGATE. YOU STEER.
The company that reinvented river cruise ships is now redefining the river cruise experience with Avalon Choice®. Offering travelers “Classic,” “Discovery” and “Active” options on every river cruise itinerary, Avalon Choice presents Avalon guests with a variety of excursions and onboard activities each day – all engaging in their own way. Whether travelers want to walk in the footsteps of legends, walk down the street like a local or accelerate their walk into a jog, Avalon’s selection of included daily outings and optional excursions invite guests to further personalize their experience to suit their interests and passions.
And, with help from their Avalon Adventure Host – available on every Suite Ship in Europe – travelers can check out a bike (from on board their Suite Ship) for a scenic ride through town. They can grab a Nordic walking stick and hike to a hillside vineyard or castle. Whether they’re looking for a kayaking excursion on the river or a complimentary fitness class on the Sky Deck, Avalon’s Adventure Host can make it happen.
Also, our new AvalonGo app helps travelers independently explore each destination throughout their vacation with a detailed, daily schedule of their itinerary, a list of nearby attractions (featuring hours of operation, historical facts and more), maps, directions as well as local cafés, restaurants, bars and entertainment options for further exploration.
ACTIVE & DISCOVERY RIVER CRUISES THROUGH EUROPE
Everyone travels to see new things, but many travel to do new things as well. With our Active & Discovery river cruises, Avalon offers activities for travelers with varying interests and for all energy and fitness levels. From action-packed experiences and interactive discoveries, to traditional sightseeing, you can tailor a vacation to suit your interests and pace.
An Immersive Cruise Experience
Avalon Active & Discovery is an exciting type of cruise that introduces you to the people and places of Europe in the most engaged and fun ways imaginable. Immerse yourself in the history and culture at each port with excursions to historic castles, a culinary tour, a painting class, and even a chance to dress up in real Roman attire at a Roman Clothes Workshop or reenactment of the Roman Games. Tour an extinct volcano and coal mine, and visit sites off the beaten path, such as a chocolate museum ... sure to entice your sweet tooth! We offer the chance to explore an ice cave, take an archery lesson, or help a farmer in his apricot orchard. Descend into an underground salt mine...or ascend a mountain during a guided climb. Conduct an orchestra, and compose your own waltz. Every port gives you a world of possibilities as you interact with the locals and choose the dynamic, interactive activities that appeal to you most. It's the Old World in a whole new way!
CRUISES TO EXOTIC DESTINATIONS
Experience all that Avalon has to offer in exotic locations like Southeast Asia, India, Egypt, the Galápagos Islands, or Peruvian Amazon. Join us to cruise on the Mekong through the heart of Vietnam and Cambodia, or on the Ganges in India for a tapestry of fascinating sights, colorful cultures, and ancient traditions. In South America, embark down one of the world's vastly unexplored regions, the mighty Amazon, or explore the home of some of the world's most fascinating animal life in the Galápagos Island. Explore in the company of expert Local Guides and Naturalist Guides for an exceptional experience only Avalon can deliver. Journey along the lifeline of Egyptian civilization on our Nile river cruise, experience incredible sights that include ancient temples, tombs, and local villages.
Cruise Critic named Avalon’s staterooms the best in the business, and yes, we’re blushing a bit. But it’s only because we’ve taken such pride in bringing you river cruising’s only Open-Air BalconySM stateroom design, featuring beds with a view. Rest easy (literally) as you enjoy bigger views, more space and 24/7 access to open-air cruising. With Avalon, the award-winning views are as wide open as the possibilities.