Avalon invites you to see the world your way. Expansive. Unhindered. Utterly unique.
What defines luxury? Is it the enjoyment of the good things in life, or is it simply having things just the way you prefer? Avalon Waterways navigates both with 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. Along the legendary waterways of Europe, Avalon balances enriching activities, included excursions, mouthwatering cuisine, and unmatched service to offer the perfect degree of relaxed indulgence. That is called the Avalon difference.
the possibilities are as wide open as the views
A river cruise experience with expansive views and wider perspectives–where your vision leads the way.
There’s only one point of view on an Avalon Waterways® river cruise—the suite view. The entire fleet in Europe and Southeast Asia is completely comprised of Suite Ships®, each featuring Panorama SuitesSM, with the widest-opening windows in river cruising, the industry’s only Open-Air BalconySM, and an inviting bed facing the ever-changing scenery. Wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling, the panoramic windows blur the line between outside and in, yet clearly present a world waiting to be explored however you please. Even if you’re a seasoned traveler, you’ve never seen, or experienced, a world like this.
The Cruise Destinations
Take a Step Inside Faraway Places
Each of Europe’s legendary waterways have a distinct personality and a long, fascinating history. Whether you choose the blue Danube, the romantic Rhine, or one of the many other rivers, your perspective on this magnificent continent will be forever changed.
Wanting a more exotic location? Experience all that Avalon has to offer in locations such as Southeast Asia, the Galápagos Islands, or the Peruvian Amazon. A journey on the Mekong or on the Ganges in India offers a tapestry of fascinating sights, colorful cultures, and ancient traditions. In South America, you may 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 Islands.
The Avalon Choice
Select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way.
Choose Your Style and Pace
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—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.
Certified Local Guides
When it comes to showing you the world, Avalon selects the very best local guides—hand-selected professionals who are certified locally in each destination and selected by the Globus family of brands. Avalon’s certified Local Guides are recognized for their expertise, enthusiasm, and knowledge with insights only a local would know. They will lead you on engaging included sightseeing tours while delivering genuine, behind-the-scenes destination experiences. You’ll enjoy the benefit from the use of personal headsets for sightseeing, which gives you the freedom to roam through some of Europe’s most famous attractions without missing a moment of fascinating commentary.
Avalon offers a great selection of optional shore excursions to help you further personalize your cruise. Whether it’s a classical music concert in Vienna, a visit to a French winery, time at the colossal Romanian Parliament building in Bucharest, or a guided bicycle tour through town, MyAvalon makes it easy to browse, select, and pre-pay for your preferred optional shore excursions before your cruise.
Avalon never loses sight of the reason you’re traveling—to see the people, places, and sights on shore. And because Avalon is part of the Globus family of brands, they’re backed by more than 90 years in the travel business…which means you’ll experience the world in a way that no other river cruise operator can deliver!
Discover Avalon waterways
Take a tour of the Avalon Waterways fleet for a glimpse of life onboard.