Avalon Waterways

Overview

Avalon Waterways’ 80+ years of experience offers river cruises like no other. This innovative river line aims to deliver you a luxury, customized cruising experience as you sail comfortably along some of the most intriguing rivers in the world. With a bevy of incredible itineraries filled with a diverse selection of shore excursions. Explore the history, peoples, and cultures of the finest locations in the world. Try “Avalon Choice” for your next vacation, it will surely be a memorable one.

Awards:

  • Cruise Critic 2015 Editors’ Picks – Best River Cruise Line Cabins (2016, 2015)
  • USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards: Top 10 River Cruise Lines (2015)
  • Condé  Nast Traveler: Top River Cruise Line (2014)
  • Condé  Nast Traveler: Top 40 Cruise Ships 2013 (Avalon Scenery®, Avalon Creativity)
  • Condé  Nast Traveler: Top 40 Cruise Ships 2012 (Avalon Scenery, Avalon Creativity, Avalon Tranquility)
  • Condé  Nast Traveler: Top 5 Best River Cruise Lines (2012, 2011)
  • TravelAge West Wave Awards Best New River Cruise Ship (2011, 2009)
  • Travel Weekly Readers’ Choice Awards Best River Cruise Ship (2011, 2010)

Onboard Activities

You can expect to have a sky deck perfect for sightseeing and lounging. On some ships there will even be a giant chessboard where you can start a game with a fellow passenger. You might also have a movie night or two while onboard.
The dining onboard an Avalon Waterways cruise is an extension of the typical sightseeing and touring experience. Each dinner includes the option of a regional delicacy or western favorite along with a complimentary local wine paired by an expert sommelier. Each sailing also includes a meal prepared by a local chef. 
Avalon Waterways has an extensive network of local guides and they use these resources to bring artisans, musicians and local chefs onboard to perform their crafts for you. This may mean an evening watching a local dancer or hearing the folk music of a region, it could also mean a special wine or food tasting.
Avalon Waterways offers bike tours at destinations throughout Europe. Here you can experience cities like Amsterdam and Vienna on the cities’ preferred form of transportation. The ships also have several Nordic walking sticks that can be used when in port as you walk from one beautiful spot to the next.

Destinations

Europe

Europe

Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia

Ports

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Arles, France

Bangkok, Thailand

Basel, Switzerland

Berlin, Germany

Bucharest, Romania

Budapest, Hungary

Cote d’ Azur, France

Deggendorf, Germany

Hanoi, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Le Havre, France

Lima, Peru

Linz, Austria

Lucerne, Switzerland

Lyon, France

Mainz, Germany

Nuremberg, Germany

Paris, France

Passau, Germany

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Prague, Czech Republic

Remich, Luxembourg

Siem Reap, Cambodia

Vienna, Austria

FAQs

When will I receive my travel documents?
Avalon will send you a set of travel documents, which includes a copy of your itinerary and, where applicable, information on your hotels and optional excursions. Travel documents, including applicable eTicket receipts, itineraries, and other information are sent approximately 2-3 weeks prior to departure, provided full payment has been received.
What about young travelers and children?
Avalon thinks that children under the age of eight typically are too young to fully enjoy a cruise vacation. Because of this and for the safety and enjoyment of all passengers, they do not accept children under eight years of age. In addition, please note that there are no special arrangements or activities for children on ships.
What size can my suitcase be?
Your single bag should have dimensions not exceeding 30"x21"x11" and a weight not exceeding 50 lbs. (22 kg).
Is internet is accessible while on Avalon’s ship?
All Avalon ships in Europe have complimentary Wi-Fi available. On the Mekong and Ganges, complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in the Panorama Lounge. The signal is not always reliable, as you will be cruising through remote areas. To access the ship's Wi-Fi Internet network you will be given a PIN number at reception to use on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Wi-Fi is not available in the Amazon or Galápagos.

Reviews

Atul Sehgal

My family had a wonderful experience at the Norwegian cruise.
They were all praises for the arrangements done by your agency from beginning to the end of tour.
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