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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.
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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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