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Set 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?

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An Oceanview Stateroom aboard the Avalon Panorama
Avalon Waterways' award-winning accommodations (e.g. "Best River Cruise Line Cabins," 2015 and 2016, per the experts at have historically provided passengers with the most spacious staterooms in Europe (30 percent larger, in fact, than the average river-ship cabin).

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?

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The Panorama Bistro aboard the Avalon Imagery II
Regional delicacies, "Western" favorites, and so much more.

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

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Avalon Waterways, like most river/small-ship cruise lines, is primarily focused on ports of call; as a result, many of the shipboard activities you'll find offered are geared towards helping you prep for your time ashore.

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®, a 20% discount on orders from®, 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.
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    Excludes all Crystal Ocean, Crystal River, Viking Ocean, and Viking River cruises. Credit amount is based on the total purchase price of your voyage and may not exceed 8% – 10% of gross cruise fare. Sailing must depart on or before 4/30/2020. Credit is per stateroom and will be credited to the card used for purchase approximately 4 – 6 weeks after your completion/submission of our online form, which is accessible via the link included with 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, 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. Additional restrictions may also apply.
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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 – December 18, 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 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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    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.
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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!

  • Avalon Tranquility II

    7 Night Romantic Rhine Northbound

    4.6 rating out of 5  (3 reviews)

    Avalon Tranquility II

    Departing from: Zurich, Switzerland
    Ports of Call:
    • Breisach Am Rhine, Germany
    • Strasbourg, France
    • Heidelberg, Germany
    • Rudesheim, Germany
    • Cologne, Germany
    • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Sailing Dates:
    • December 2018
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    8 Night Christmastime on the Danube Eastbound

    5 rating out of 5  (2 reviews)

    Avalon Passion

    Departing from: Prague, Czech Republic
    Ports of Call:
    • Nuremberg, Germany
    • Regensburg, Germany
    • Passau, Germany
    • Melk, Austria
    • Vienna, Austria
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2019
    • December 2019
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Price is in U.S. dollars per person based on two people staying in the same stateroom. Price does not include airport and/or government taxes and fees, nor does pricing include fuel supplements. Prices do not include government taxes and fees, airfare, or a non-refundable $24.99 processing fee per booking. All offers are for selected dates only, are subject to availability, are limited and apply to new bookings only. Your exact price depends on the time of the actual booking. Additional restrictions may apply. All prices and dates may not be available at the time of booking. Passengers receiving special rates based on residency or age will be required to show a government-issued form of identification (passport, or birth certificate and driver's license) at the pier to validate state of residency or age prior to boarding the cruise ship.

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* Gift Card offer is per stateroom and is not reflected in our advertised prices; actual amount will vary based on your total price, minus port charges & taxes. Offer is not reflected in advertised prices. Value of the Gift Card may not exceed 5% – 10% of total price (which can be found on your invoice under "Total Price"), minus port charges & taxes. Gift card will be emailed to lead passenger's email address on file and will be sent 30 days prior to departure date. Email containing Gift card code will be sent from Not combinable with "Onboard Spending" offers. Additional restrictions may apply; please contact our experts for more information.

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† "Onboard Spending" offer is valid for select Carnival, Celebrity, Holland America, Norwegian, Princess, and Royal Caribbean sailings departing on or before 12/31/19; excludes all AmaWaterways, American Queen Steamboat, Avalon Waterways, Azamara, Crystal Ocean, Crystal River, Cunard, Hurtigruten, Oceania, Paul Gauguin, Ponant, Regent Seven Seas, Seabourn, SeaDream, Silversea, Uniworld River, Viking Ocean, Viking River, and Windstar sailings. Onboard spending amount for cruise bookings may not exceed 10% of total value of cruise. Spending amount will be credited to your onboard account after our online redemption form, which may be accessed via the link that will be included with your invoice, has been submitted (form must be submitted no later than 21 days prior to departure or "Onboard Spending" offer will be forfeited). Spending amount is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash; unused portions will expire if not redeemed on or before the final night of your sailing. Onboard credit will appear in a passenger's onboard account on the day of embarkation. Not valid for cancelled or rebooked cruises. Gift Card and "Onboard Spending" offers are not combinable. Additional restrictions may apply to each offer; please contact our experts for more information.
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