Having been established in 2004, Avalon Waterways boasts the youngest and most contemporary fleet of award-winning ships in Europe. Whether you decide to cruise along popular European rivers such as the Rhine or Danube, or Asian rivers including the Yangtze or Mekong, Avalon Waterways provides an opportunity to enjoy it all in 5* luxury.
Each Avalon Waterways itinerary has been meticulously planned and is regularly amended to ensure guests enjoy the highest quality enriching experiences. Whilst on board, guests can indulge in luxurious and comfortable surroundings whilst enjoying attentive but unobtrusive service.
The attention to detail on board all Avalon Waterways vessels is unparalleled and becomes apparent upon admiring the exceptional hand-finished interior designs. Every evening, guests will be able to choose from a wide range of dining options, each of which reflects regional cuisine and is accompanied with complimentary wines.
All of Avalon’s staterooms are designed to be a home away from home, with plenty of comfort touches throughout. Nearly all the staterooms on board feature beds facing the windows, with the Panoramic and Royal suites also offering wall-to-wall windows, allowing for incredible and unparalleled sights of the river cruising.
All suites come with a wide range of facilities to cater for your every need. These include a private bathroom, hairdryer & premium bath products, spacious 3-door closets, a well-stocked minibar with complimentary bottled water, nightly turn-down service, Flat screen TV, in room safe and complimentary bathrobes, slippers and Wi-Fi access.
Every meal is made part of the journey on an Avalon River Cruise, with breakfast, lunch, and dinner the very best of regional cuisine. Each cruise begins with Captain's reception, including complimentary sparkling wine and canapés and a five-course welcome dinner. Breakfast and lunch are both served in a buffet style with the option to order additional entrees. Dinner is an open seated affair with four or six course meal options available catering to all dietary requirements.
Public spaces on board include a sky deck with comfortable lounge chairs and a Whirlpool, large indoor lounge, indoor club lounge and an outdoor seating area perfect for open air sightseeing. You can also take advantage of the Fitness Centre, Library and Hair & Beauty Salon, for those relaxed pamper days on board.
Avalon also has a rich array of entertainment, featuring regional entertainment as part of the line’s Local Favourites program. Enjoy on ship culinary demonstration in France or Tai Chi and calligraphy lessons as you sail the Yangtze River in China.
Avalon Waterways offer a great selection of optional shore excursions, designed to help you personalise your cruise experience. All the tours provide you with the very best guides to lead you on engaging and immersive site seeing tours. You will also benefit from the use of audio equipment, allowing you to roam through some of Europe’s most famous landmarks without missing a word.
As well as site seeing tours, there is a range of shore excursions to meet everyone’s personal interests, from a visit to a French winery, guided bicycle tours or a classical music convert in the Heart of Vienna. Most of the excursions available are included in your river cruise fares.