Discover Avalon Waterways
It's about you. You are the reason we've used our 80-plus years of travel expertise to design the very best river cruise experience. Inspired by you, we've taken everything special about river cruising and made it even better. Views become epic. Spaces become inviting. Dining becomes personalized. Itineraries become legendary.
In addition to providing travelers the chance to immerse themselves in each destination they visit, we help them enjoy local cuisines, inspired by local ingredients and created by some of Europe's most highly skilled chefs, as well as regional wines on board our ships.
With help from our top European chefs, we offer cruisers the dining experience they crave. Some of the highlights of our vast menu of dining choices include:
- Giving cruisers a choice of appetizer, salad, entrée, cheese and dessert
- Featuring local fare options at each meal
- Highlighting sustainable cuisine on our French itineraries
- Providing cruisers more healthy menu options including low calorie, low sodium and glucose-free cuisine
- Introducing Night Fare, served at 10:30 PM to cap off each day with a treat
Having the most thoughtfully designed, newest ships in the industry isn't the only advantage of Avalon. We tailor experiences too. Our handpicked Cruise Directors and local guides in Europe, China, Egypt and the Galápagos Islands are the best in the business.
Avalon's inspired, 360-degree, engaging cruise experiences afford travelers the chance to immerse themselves into a destination and culture thanks to award-winning land programs and world-class guides. Our Egyptologists (along the Nile), Naturalists (in the Galápagos), Cruise Directors (in Europe Southeast Asia and China) 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.
We have always provided river cruisers the most spacious staterooms in Europe. Our entire fleet features Avalon Deluxe Staterooms that are, on average, 15 percent larger than the competition. Now, with the introduction of our trio of Panorama-style Suite Ships, we're not only offering cruisers our award-winning Avalon Deluxe Staterooms, we're featuring newly designed 200-square foot Panorama Suites (30 percent larger than the average stateroom) and 300-square foot Royal Suites, offering cruisers even more room to relax and take in 360-degree views of Europe.
At Avalon Waterways, it’s our goal and commitment to make sure every traveler enjoys their cruise. Avalon has received numerous industry awards, as well as outstanding feedback from cruisers. Also, as part of the Globus family of brands, cruisers can join a frequent traveler club call Journeys Club and receive Avalon Waterways benefits.
"I was amazed at the size of the suites. The way the suites were configured with the beds and the bathrooms being placed in certain ways, and the color schemes – it just seems like you have a lot of room. Also, it was very smart as far as storage availability.”
“There is a lot of opportunity to explore somewhat untapped areas. A lot of villages were started along the rivers, and the primary way to get into them is by river boat. It's all about the experience."- Lisa B
"There are certainly all the advantages of being on the river. For the Panorama in particular, the food was sensational. I really thought the history and – for lack of a better term – port lecturing was outstanding. It was actually a highlight to get that information while cruising."- Greg N.
"A river-cruising vessel (Avalon Panorama) with an oceangoing soul, thanks to generously sized cabins and thoughtful touches like sliding glass doors that turn your room into a balcony of sorts. Book one of the 64 clean-lined, 200-square-foot Panorama suites. Interiors are modern in a palette of crimson and white, and even the simplest cabin categories are stocked with Egyptian-cotton linens and L'Occitane amenities. The main lounge and boîte have floor-to-ceiling windows, which means you don't have to abandon your cocktail and run out to the deck to see - or risk missing - the castle looming on the riverbank."- Travel & Leisure