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One-Of-A-Kind Bonus Offers Include Free Onboard Spending, Waived Single Supplements & MoreSet sail with Avalon Waterways and you'll experience river cruising from a different perspective. All of the small-ship signatures are present and accounted for, of course - the extraordinary service, the plush accommodations, gourmet dining, etc. - but when you cruise with Avalon you'll feast your eyes upon a host of benefits, innovations, and destinations that you simply won't encounter aboard any other line its size.
Avalon Waterways operates the youngest river-cruise fleet in Europe, and it's unique among its competitors in that it sails the Galápagos and the Peruvian Amazon, too. A series of ship-design firsts, including groundbreaking Open-Air Balconies℠, have helped make Avalon the leader in panoramic cruising: no other river line offers guests as many wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling views. And Avalon Choice®, Avalon Waterways' personalization program, allows you to customize every aspect of your cruise vacation, from what and where to eat onboard to how you'll spend your time ashore.
All told, more than twenty Avalon Waterways vessels sail the world's great waterways; highlights include Avalon Panorama (the first of the cruise line's Suite Ships®) and the intimate Treasure of Galápagos (one suite, eight cozy staterooms, and a maximum of sixteen privileged passengers per departure).
What Are The Accommodations Like On An Avalon Waterways Cruise?
Avalon's Deluxe Staterooms, measuring in at an impressive 176 sq. ft., feature Comfort Collection Beds℠, L'Occitane® bath products, a flat-screen television (with over 100 free movie options), a pair of windows, and many, many other fine amenities (select Avalon Deluxe Staterooms also include a floor-to-ceiling, sliding-glass door with French Balcony). Book an Avalon Suite and you'll enjoy all of the above plus an additional 82 sq. ft. of space and special extras like a marble-topped bathroom and a comfy sofa.
Guests seeking Avalon Waterways' most luxurious accommodations will want to book their voyage aboard one of the cruise line's Suite Ships®, home to Avalon's amazing Panorama Suites℠ and its Royal Suites (the latter, at 300 sq. ft., is the fleet's largest and most exclusive living space). Every Suite Ship® boasts two full decks' worth of Panorama Suites, each of which features wall-to-wall windows that can be transformed into your very own Open-Air Balcony℠ (no two are exactly alike). You'll also enjoy your very own sitting area (which can comfortably seat up to six adults) and a bed that's been positioned so that it faces the windows, allowing for an endless stream of spectacular views (a seemingly simple idea, yes, but a virtual rarity aboard most other cruise lines).
What's The Food Like On An Avalon Waterways Cruise?
Start your day with a breakfast buffet (replete with sparkling wines and a made-to-order egg station), or order à la carte. Come lunchtime, dine al fresco (weather permitting) at the Sky Bistro or savor a small plate (prepared using only fresh, local ingredients) in your vessel's Panorama Bistro; an ample mid-day buffet, highlighted by both a carving station and a pasta station, is also available. Dinner, served up in your ship's glass-walled Main Dining Room, is a sophisticated affair: single seating, four-course meals featuring complimentary wines, beers, and soft drinks and your choice of appetizers, soups/salads, and desserts.
Avalon's team of culinary artisans is turning the tables on traditional cruise-ship dining via its Avalon Fresh® offering, an all-new menu of healthy and "haute vegetarian" options developed in partnership with brothers Karl and Leo Wrenkh, Austria's leading-edge restaurateurs, and overseen by Executive Chef Joerg Penneke. Avalon Waterways' guests will also enjoy a "welcome" dinner, a five-course "farewell" dinner, a nightly "Happy Hour," and sample tastings (e.g. destination-focused fare, offered throughout each voyage at no additional cost).
Laid Back: Life Aboard An Avalon Waterways Cruise Ship
Avalon's vast enrichment program, spearheaded by an impressive roster of cruise directors, naturalists, and guest lecturers, is a great way to gather valuable insights in advance of docking; Avalon also brings the action directly onboard via its Local Favorites℠ inclusions (e.g. craftsman and cooking demonstrations, live musical performances, provincial dance troupes, and more), which are offered free-of-charge.
Overall, the pace is leisurely. Amenities may include a well-equipped fitness center and a well-stocked library; a hair salon; a modest selection of spa and massage services; a (covered) observation lounge; plus a number of engaging options that have been situated along your ship's Sky Deck (e.g. a whirlpool, premium lounges, and a game area featuring a giant chess set and a tiny putting green). Families who are considering an Avalon Waterways cruise will want to take note of the fact that the cruise line will not accept any passenger under eight years of age; there are also no formal programs or special facilities in place for either 'tweens or teens.
Journeys Club: Earn Special Benefits From Avalon Waterways & Other Associated Travel Brands
Journeys Club is the frequent-travelers program for the Globus® family of brands, of which Avalon Waterways is a member (additional Globus® brands include Cosmos®, a provider of budget-travel packages, and Monograms®, which offers fully customized vacations/tours). If you've traveled with any of these brands within the past five years, then you're eligible to enroll. Membership in Journeys Club is free, and there are no membership tiers to climb; all club benefits will be made available to you the instant your enrollment is confirmed.
How It Works: Enroll online in a matter of minutes (you'll need to provide a valid email address and an invoice number from a Globus® vacation completed within the past five years); within two business days of completing your enrollment, you'll receive an email that includes your Journeys Club membership number, and you may begin taking advantage of club benefits immediately.
Journeys Club Benefits: A 5% repeat-traveler discount (may be applied towards any Globus® brand); free subscription to the Globus® e-newsletter; access to a dedicated Journeys Club (concierge) desk; last-minute alerts on river-cruise deals; complimentary "welcome" fruit platter in your stateroom; one complimentary drink aboard your river cruise; commemorative member's pin; special partnership offers and discounts (e.g. free money exchange, reduced-rate subscriptions to National Geographic Traveler, a 15% discount on orders from 1-800-Flowers.com®, a 20% discount on orders from eBags.com®, etc.). Better still? These Journeys Club benefits are combinable with a majority of the benefits that you'll earn as a member of our V.I.P. Customer Loyalty Club.
Free Transportation Credit:
Apply Yours Towards Airfare, Transfers, Parking & More- Exclusive Call-Only Offer!Free Transportation Credit: Apply Yours Towards Airfare, Transfers, Parking & More - Exclusive Call-Only Offer!Call to book a luxury or river cruise and receive a free transportation credit that can be applied towards the cost of airfare, airport/car transfers, rail service, and/or other transportation-related expenses! Your credit amount is based on the total price of your cruise fare; may not be combinable with other onboard credits or promotional offers.
(minus port charges & taxes)Credit Amount$2,500$100$5,000$250$10,000$600$15,000$1,250Over $15,000?CALL OUR EXPERTS!
Available for a limited time only: give us a call at 800-454-0927 today!Additional Terms & Conditions
Transportation credit is only valid for new luxury-cruise and river-cruise bookings made by telephone beginning 4/1/2018. Excludes all Crystal Ocean, Crystal River, Viking Ocean, and Viking River cruises. Credit amount(s) will vary, based on the total purchase price of your voyage, and may not exceed 5% – 10% of gross cruise fare. Credit is per stateroom and will be credited to the card used for purchase approximately 4 – 6 weeks after the completion/submission of our online form, which is accessible via a link that will be included within your invoice; form must be completed/submitted no later than 60 (sixty) days from the date on which you return from your cruise. Documented proof of your travel-related expenses is also required; documentation may be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, via fax at 1-978-570-1992 (Attn: Transportation Credit Reimbursement), or via mail at “Transportation Credit Reimbursement,” c/o World Travel Holdings, 100 Fordham Road, Building C – 2nd Floor, Wilmington, MA, 01887. Limit one transportation credit per booking. Offer is subject to change and may be withdrawn at any time without notice. Offer may not be combinable with other credits, discounts, or promotional offers; additional restrictions may also apply.
2019 Europe Cruises:
Free Air from Select U.S. Cities2019 Europe Cruises: Free Air from Select U.S. CitiesSet sail for Europe in 2019 aboard select Avalon sailings and enjoy spectacular savings. For a limited time only, you can enjoy free air from select U.S. cities when you book your European getaway. Hurry – this offer ends soon!
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Book a select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from LAX, NYC (EWR, JFK, LGA), WAS (DCA, IAD, BWI) BOS & CHI (ORD, MDW). Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost. Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between August 29 - October 23, 2018 and paid in full by October 30, 2018. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit. Not applicable on Royal Suites. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.
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Up to $2,500 Off Select 2018 SailingsMore In View Sales Event: Up to $2,500 Off Select 2018 SailingsThere's still time to plan your 2018 vacation and save! Right now, when book select 2018 Avalon Europe cruises, you'll enjoy up to $2,500 off per couple. Hurry – you don't want to miss this!
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Book a select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $1,250 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Offer available on select dates in 2018 and on select cruises ONLY. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between September 1 and October 23, 2018 for travel at select times in 2018. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on TBA spaceApplies to new 2018 bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.
2019 Europe Sailings:
Up to $1,500 Off + up to Free Air2019 Europe Sailings: Up to $1,500 Off + up to Free AirSet sail for Europe and, when you book early, you'll save big! For a limited time, plan your 2019 Europe getaway with Avalon Waterways, and we'll give you up to $1,500 off per couple, and – even better – up to free airfare. Hurry, this special offer ends soon!
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Search 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe River CruisesAdditional Terms & Conditions
Book a select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $750 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between September 1 and October 23, 2018 for travel at select times in 2019. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on TBA space. Combinable with repeat traveler benefit. Select departures may be combinable with current air promo. Applies to new 2019 bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.
Solo Traveler Deal:
Waived Single SupplementSolo Traveler Deal: Waived Single SupplementFor a limited time, when you book on select 2018 and 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises, we'll waive the single supplement. Don't wait to book - this incredible offer ends soon!
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Search 2018 & 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe River CruisesAdditional Terms & Conditions
Book a select 2018 or 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise in order to waive the cabin single supplement fee on the cruise portion of your booking. Only five promotional staterooms available each departure, Applies to E, D, B, A & P cabin categories. Booking must be made, under deposit, and discount applied by 12/1/18 for travel in 2018. Applies to new 2018 bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Not combinable with any other offer other than Journeys Club Repeat Traveler benefit. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time.
Complimentary Shore Excursions
Europe Avalon Waterways Cruises
Immerse yourself in old-world charm with all the comforts and amenities of a five-star cruise ship with Avalon Waterways River Cruises. Journeying the rivers and waterways weaving through historic destinations such as Cote d’Azur and Strasbourg, you’ll have the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in local culture. Experience the unmatched splendor of the historic Kölner Dom cathedral in Cologne. Or, if your cruise happens to take you to Amsterdam, be sure to sample the local cuisine at Meneer Pannekoek, offering traditional Dutch pancakes very much like crêpes. Other luxurious destinations include Avignon, France, Basel, Switzerland and many more!
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Book an eligible stateroom on any qualifying sailing and receive a free upgrade! In some cases, you'll be upgraded to a more desirable location aboard your ship. In other instances, you'll be upgraded to a stateroom with extra space and/or a better view. It's also possible that you might receive all of these benefits. Select your sailing date to see which upgrades are available.
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