Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways

You've always forged your own path...with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind-offering expansive views and wider perspectives. With river cruising's only Open-Air BalconySM, these wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows open wider than any other in the industry, blurring the line between outside and in, forming a spacious seating area for six, and creating an open invitation to discover and dream. Even if you're a seasoned traveler, you've never seen Europe like this.

Whether you'd like a romantic mini-break, an extended exploration, or something in between, with Avalon Waterways, you get to choose the river cruise that reveals the very best of Europe, Asia or South America.

What defines luxury? Is it the enjoyment of the good things in life, or is it simply having things just the way you prefer them? At Avalon Waterways, we navigate with both elegance and ease to deliver a "just right" experience - one that transports you at just the right pace, with just the right amenities, and just the right views. Along the legendary waterways of Europe, we balance enriching activities, included excursions, mouthwatering cuisine, and unmatched service to offer the perfect degree of relaxed indulgence. We call this the Avalon difference.

Ships

  • Sailing on: 26th Jun 2019
  • Departing from: Munich, Germany
  • Arriving at: Vienna, Austria
  • Starting from: AU$3,925 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 7 nights
Visionary, Danube Symphony ex Munich to Vienna

5 Night Cruise sailing from Passau to Vienna aboard Avalon Visionary. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Munich.

  • Sailing on: 27th Jun 2019
  • Departing from: Budapest, Hungary
  • Arriving at: Amsterdam, Rivers
  • Starting from: AU$8,542 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 14 nights
Illumination, Magnificent Europe 2019 ex Budapest to Amsterdam

14 Night Cruise sailing from Budapest to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Illumination.

  • Sailing on: 29th Jun 2019
  • Departing from: Amsterdam, Rivers
  • Arriving at: Basel, Switzerland
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Vista, Romantic Rhine ex Amsterdam to Basel

7 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Basel aboard Avalon Vista.

  • Sailing on: 29th Jun 2019
  • Departing from: Basel, Switzerland
  • Arriving at: Amsterdam, Rivers
  • Starting from: AU$5,898 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 7 nights
Panorama, Romantic Rhine ex Basel to Amsterdam

7 Night Cruise sailing from Basel to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Panorama.

  • Sailing on: 30th Jun 2019
  • Departing from: Budapest, Hungary
  • Arriving at: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 11 nights
Envision, Blue Danube Discovery 2019 ex Budapest to Prague

7 Night Cruise sailing from Budapest to Nuremberg aboard Avalon Envision. 2 night stay pre-cruise in Budapest and 2 night stay post-cruise in Prague.

  • Sailing on: 1st Jul 2019
  • Departing from: Paris, France
  • Arriving at: Paris, France
  • Starting from: AU$5,387 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 8 nights
Tapestry II, Reflections on the Seine ex Paris Return

7 Night Cruise sailing from Le Havre to Paris aboard Avalon Tapestry II. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Paris.

  • Sailing on: 1st Jul 2019
  • Departing from: Vienna, Austria
  • Arriving at: Budapest, Hungary
  • Starting from: AU$3,457 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 7 nights
Visionary, A Taste of the Danube ex Vienna to Budapest

3 Night Cruise sailing from Vienna to Budapest aboard Avalon Visionary. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Vienna and post-cruise in Budapest.

  • Sailing on: 2nd Jul 2019
  • Departing from: Basel, Switzerland
  • Arriving at: Amsterdam, Rivers
  • Starting from: AU$5,718 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 7 nights
Expression, Romantic Rhine ex Basel to Amsterdam

7 Night Cruise sailing from Basel to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Expression.

  • Sailing on: 2nd Jul 2019
  • Departing from: Budapest, Hungary
  • Arriving at: Remich, Luxembourg
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 16 nights
Imagery II, Jewels of Central Europe ex Budapest to Remich

14 Night Cruise sailing from Budapest to Remich aboard Avalon Imagery II. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Budapest.

  • Sailing on: 2nd Jul 2019
  • Departing from: Linz, Austria
  • Arriving at: Budapest, Hungary
  • Starting from: AU$5,157 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 8 nights
Impression, Active Discovery on the Danube ex Linz to Budapest

7 Night Cruise sailing from Linz to Budapest aboard Avalon Impression. Hotel stay post-cruise in Budapest.

  • Sailing on: 2nd Jul 2019
  • Departing from: Budapest, Hungary
  • Arriving at: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 11 nights
Imagery II, Blue Danube Discovery 2019 ex Budapest to Prague

7 Night Cruise sailing from Budapest to Nuremberg aboard Avalon Imagery II. 2 night stay pre-cruise in Budapest and 2 night stay post-cruise in Prague.

  • Sailing on: 2nd Jul 2019
  • Departing from: Bucharest, Romania
  • Arriving at: Budapest, Hungary
  • Starting from: AU$6,093 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 11 nights
Passion, Danube From the Black Sea to Budapest 2019 ex Bucharest to Budapest

8 Night Cruise sailing from Fetesti to Budapest aboard Avalon Passion. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Bucharest and post-cruise in Budapest.

  • Sailing on: 2nd Jul 2019
  • Departing from: Lyon, France
  • Arriving at: Arles, France
  • Starting from: AU$5,340 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 7 nights
Poetry II, Active Discovery on the Rhone ex Lyon to Arles

7 Night Cruise sailing from Lyon to Arles aboard Avalon Poetry II.

  • Sailing on: 2nd Jul 2019
  • Departing from: Bucharest, Romania
  • Arriving at: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 18 nights
Passion, Danube Delta to Prague 2019 (History Theme) ex Bucharest to Prague

15 Night Cruise sailing from Fetesti to Deggendorf aboard Avalon Passion. Hotel stays pre-cruise in Bucharest and post-cruise in Prague.

  • Sailing on: 4th Jul 2019
  • Departing from: Budapest, Hungary
  • Arriving at: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 11 nights
Visionary, Blue Danube Discovery 2019 (Golf Theme) ex Budapest to Prague

7 Night Cruise sailing from Budapest to Nuremberg aboard Avalon Visionary. 2 night stay pre-cruise in Budapest and 2 night stay post-cruise in Prague.

  • Sailing on: 4th Jul 2019
  • Departing from: Budapest, Hungary
  • Arriving at: Basel, Switzerland
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 17 nights
Visionary, Enchanted Europe (Golf Theme) ex Budapest to Basel

15 Night Cruise sailing from Budapest to Basel aboard Avalon Visionary. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Budapest.

  • Sailing on: 5th Jul 2019
  • Departing from: Amsterdam, Rivers
  • Arriving at: Budapest, Hungary
  • Starting from: AU$8,802 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 14 nights
Tranquility II, Magnificent Europe 2019 ex Amsterdam to Budapest

14 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Budapest aboard Avalon Tranquility II.

  • Sailing on: 5th Jul 2019
  • Departing from: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Arriving at: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 20 nights
Siem Reap, Southeast Asia & Majestic Mekong 2019 (North) ex Bangkok to Hanoi

20 Night Cruise and Land Package including a 7 Night Cruise sailing from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh aboard Avalon Siem Reap.

  • Sailing on: 6th Jul 2019
  • Departing from: Basel, Switzerland
  • Arriving at: Amsterdam, Rivers
  • Starting from: AU$5,778 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 7 nights
Vista, Romantic Rhine ex Basel to Amsterdam

7 Night Cruise sailing from Basel to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Vista.

  • Sailing on: 6th Jul 2019
  • Departing from: Amsterdam, Rivers
  • Arriving at: Wiesbaden, Germany
  • Starting from: AU$4,983 per person, twin share*
  • Duration: 7 nights
Panorama, Active Discovery on the Rhine ex Amsterdam to Wiesbaden

7 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Wiesbaden aboard Avalon Panorama.

Inspired by Local Ingredients. Created by Top Chefs. Savored by All Aboard.

In addition to providing travelers the chance to immerse themselves in each destination they visit, we help them enjoy local cuisines, inspired by local ingredients and created by some of Europe's most highly skilled chefs, as well as regional wines on board our ships.

With help from our top European chefs, we offer cruisers the dining experience they crave. Some of the highlights of our vast menu of dining choices include:
Giving cruisers a choice of appetizer, salad, entrée, cheese and dessert
Featuring local fare options at each meal
Highlighting sustainable cuisine on our French itineraries
Providing cruisers more healthy menu options including low calorie, low sodium and glucose-free cuisine
Introducing Night Fare, served at 10:30 PM to cap off each day with a treat

And, with Avalon, the "most important meal of the day" really is the "most important." In addition to providing our travelers Early- and Late-riser breakfast options, we provide them complimentary sparkling wine – great for Mimosas – and made-to-order egg stations as well as a robust breakfast buffet. Guests can also order continental breakfast in their room and have drinks delivered throughout the day.

Avalon's menu of options doesn't begin and end with food. In addition to offering cruisers the customary complimentary wine, beer or soft drinks at dinner and soft drinks included with lunch, we feature a Cocktail Hour on our ships for cruisers interested in enjoying local wine, beer and other spirits before dinner, while socializing with fellow travelers. Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, latte and premium, Lavazza coffee are also provided to our passengers throughout the day. And, if that's not enough, we provide cruisers alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink packages that can be pre-purchased.

We also recognize that many of our cruisers are celebrating special occasions on our ships. That's why we offer them the chance to commemorate a birthday or anniversary with Celebration Package selections.


Meal Schedule

Early Riser Coffee, 6 a.m.
Start your day right with self-service coffee, hot water, croissants, cookies, and assorted finger foods.

Breakfast Buffet, 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Enjoy a tempting selection of breads, cereals, fruits, cold cuts and cheeses, smoked salmon, pastries, yogurts, and juices. Hot items such as eggs, sausage, and bacon vary daily.*

*Buffet breakfast items are conveniently color coded on all Avalon Waterways river cruise ships to indicate foods that are low calorie, low fat/low calorie, high fiber, low cholesterol, and high energy

Late Riser Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Self-service coffee, hot water, croissants, cookies and assorted finger foods.

Lunch Buffet, 12:30 p.m.
Select from intriguing appetizers, hearty soups, hot dishes, homemade breads, cold cuts and cheeses, salads, and delectable desserts.

Afternoon Tea, 4 p.m.
Take a mid-day break with coffee or tea and cake or cookies served in the lounge or on the top deck.

Dinner, 7:30 p.m.
Dine elegantly with a sit-down meal served in a single sitting. The chef will delight you with gourmet selections and the perfect, complimentary wines (complimentary beer or soft drinks also available). Menus typically feature an appetizer, soup, entrée, dessert, and coffee or tea.

Night Fare, 10:30 p.m.

Note: Meal times may vary depending on cruise schedule.

Tipping policy

Gratuities on board and on land are not included in the cruise price (except for Exclusive Collection cruises & New Zealand & Australian Guests). Tipping is a way to show your satisfaction for good service and is part of the cruising way of life. Many Australians and New Zealanders are unfamiliar with this custom and are unsure what to do when onboard, therefore Avalon Waterways have built in the cost to your cruise fare for all cruises in Europe. Please note we are unable to facilitate pre paid gratuities in Egypt, China or South America.

Children

n our many years of cruising experience, we have found that children under the age of eight typically are too young to fully enjoy a cruise vacation. Because of this and for the safety and enjoyment of all passengers, we do not accept children under eight years of age. In addition, please note that there are no special arrangements or activities for children on our ships.