Avalon Waterways

"A river cruise unlike any other"
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If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Our Suite Ships® feature one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM, with the widest-opening windows in river cruising, the industry’s only Open-Air BalconySM, and beds facing the incredible views.

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River Cruises

Explore small villages of Europe, with incredible itineraries leaving you wanting to come back for more. Excursions included means most of your trip is already planned for you. Relax. Enjoy.

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Prepare yourself for once in a lifetime experience, see the unknown parts of the world and say, “I’ve done that”.

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Blue Water Small Ships

Pick your destination, there is always a ship that can take you there. Whether it is Alaska, Asia or Mediterranean, these ships are prepared to bring you.

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World Cruises

Take a time out, explore dozens of ports, multiple continents and countries all while unpacking only once. A World Cruise is a Pinnacle Event for all Cruisers.

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Beyond our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world just waiting to be discovered with Avalon’s unmatched choice of included excursions and activities. Whether you want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe, our Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery, and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. When you prefer to explore on your own, we can help you with all the recommendations, information, and gear you need with our new Adventure Center and AvalonGO Mobile App. When it’s time to refuel, your onboard dining options are as wide open as your views, with our new FlexDining® choices. Rise and shine when you please, dine where and when you wish, or take a picnic lunch to enjoy on shore.

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30% more space makes you feel 100% more comfortable. Over 80% of our staterooms in our Suite Ships® are 200-square foot Panorama Suites, 30% larger than the average stateroom. And at 172 square feet, our Deluxe Staterooms are still spacious, comfortable, and quiet (thank you, sound insulation!).

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Stretch out on a luxurious bed that faces a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic window, and your room is transformed into river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony®—with nothing between you and the view. You can almost reach out and touch the changing landscapes and landmarks, castles and cathedrals, vineyards and villages, and scenic serenity. You’re not dreaming. You’re in your Panorama Suite® on an award-winning Avalon Suite Ship®. Let’s face it. Beds facing the view are worlds above the rest.


Tantalizing flavors to suit your distinct taste. When you travel for fresh perspectives, your dining experience should feel the same. Avalon delivers local flavor to the table with fresh and local ingredients our chefs use to create regional specialties as well as traditional favorites you love in a variety of inspired settings. Dine al fresco with a made-to-order lunch at the Sky Grill, enjoy an elegant four-course dinner in the glass-walled Panorama Dining Room, or sample a buffet of select specialties in the Panorama Bistro—always with regional fresh fare or the comfort foods you love.

Multiple Menys & Venues

With FlexDining® you choose your dining experience morning, noon, and night on our Suite Ships®. Up early or prefer to sleep in? No problem. Our Early and Late-Riser Continental breakfasts ensure you’re off to a great start. Whether it’s surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views in the Panorama Dining Room, an al fresco lunch at the Sky Bistro (weather permitting), or a casual light lunch or dinner in the Panorama Bistro, the choice is yours. And we never charge extra for these alternatives.

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Experience all that Avalon has to offer in exotic locations like Southeast Asia, India, the Galapagos Islands, or the 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 Galapagos Island. Explore in the company of expert Local Guides and Naturalist Guides for an exceptional experience only Avalon can deliver.



That’s what we hear a lot from our guests. We know it’s the little things that make a big difference, as well as the amenities and thoughtful services you might not have thought of before. Happiness is our goal on an Avalon cruise, and we measure success in the wide smiles of our passengers. That’s because we want you to love river cruising as much as we do—with the best inclusions, views, and little touches you’ll find on every Avalon Suite Ship®.

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Regional wine and beer with lunch and dinner. Onboard cultural presentations and local entertainment. Onshore excursions with expert Local Guides. AvalonGO mobile app with tips and guidance for free time navigation at your fingertips. The freedom to dine when and where you like on board with FlexDiningSM options—from formal seating in our glass-walled Panorama Dining Room to al fresco dishes at the Sky Grill to the casual ambience of the Sky Bistro. 24-hour refreshments with premium coffee and sweets, and complimentary continental breakfast delivered to late risers. While we like to pamper our Avalon guests, we’re never stuffy. Relaxed luxury is the Avalon difference.

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After exploring the cities, castles, villages, and vineyards, the best part of your day just may be opening the door to your Avalon suite. With Comfort CollectionSM beds that actually face your wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic window, we’ve transformed your cabin into the industry’s only Open-Air BalconySM. You’ve got the world at your feet when you stretch out on the only beds in river cruising that face the view. With suites that are 30% larger than the industry standard, we’ve got a lot of room to blow our horn!


  • Spacious outside deluxe accommodations with enhanced soundproofing and Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM for a great night’s sleep. (See deck plans for additional stateroom amenities.)
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer & premium L’Occitane® bath products
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board daily indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary pages
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel
  • A professional Cruise Director who delivers educational commentary as you travel through interesting landscapes, and who assists with requests and additional excursions
  • An Avalon Adventure HostSM available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions
  • Friendly, English-speaking staff who deliver consummate personal service throughout your journey
  • Avalon Choice® – Enjoy included sightseeing with Certified Local Guides, Guided Optional Excursions and Tours, and ample free time to explore on your own. Explore CLASSIC sights, embark on ACTIVE excursions, and make a new DISCOVERY through hands-on cultural and artistic experiences shared by local residents and experts
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  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas of the ship
  • Sky Deck shade system & premium lounge chairs
  • Sky Deck whirlpool
  • Sky Deck game area
  • Sky Grill for made-to-order al fresco dining
  • Panorama Lounge with cozy seating, panoramic windows, and dance floor
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station offering complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate, and a selection of teas; cookies available throughout the day
  • Panorama dining room with large panoramic windows
  • Observation Lounge
  • Upscale bar serving premium spirits; fresh fruit available throughout the day
  • The Adventure Center is your source for active gear, including bicycles, maps and more for active pursuits on ship and on shore
  • Fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment
  • Club Lounge library with books, cards and board games
  • Elevator
  • Non-smoking interior
  • Complimentary bottled water available daily
  • English language TV channels with over 100 free movie options
  • AvalonGO mobile app keeps you informed and on course before and during your cruise. Schedules, transfer details, daily itineraries, GPS, and dining and entertainment options for free time in each destination are at your fingertips. Post photos and comments to share with social media friends via real time posts!

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