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: 22nd Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Amsterdam, Rivers
  • Arriving at: Basel, Switzerland
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Felicity, Romantic Rhine 2018 ex Amsterdam to Basel

7 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Basel aboard Felicity.

  • Sailing on: 23rd Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Arriving at: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 12 nights
Siem Reap, Fascinating Vietnam Cambodia & Mekong 2018 ex Siem Reap to Ho Chi Min

7 Night Cruise sailing from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh aboard Avalon Siem Reap. Hotel stays in Siem Reap pre-cruise and Ho Chi Minh post-cruise.

  • Sailing on: 23rd Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Arriving at: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 17 nights
Siem Reap, Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam ex Siem Reap to Hanoi

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

  • Sailing on: 24th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Arriving at: Budapest, Hungary
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Passion, The Legendary Danube 2018 ex Prague to Budapest

7 Night Cruise sailing from Nuremberg to Budapest aboard Avalon Passion. 3 night stay pre-cruise in Prague.

  • Sailing on: 24th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Prague, Czech Republic
  • Arriving at: Bucharest, Romania
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 17 nights
Passion, Grand Danube 2018 ex Prague to Bucharest

13 Night Cruise sailing from Nuremberg to Oltenita aboard Avalon Passion. 3 night stay pre-cruise in Prague and 1 night stay post-cruise in Bucharest.

  • Sailing on: 25th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Basel, Switzerland
  • Arriving at: Amsterdam, Rivers
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 12 nights
Visionary, Rhine & Moselle ex Basel to Amsterdam

12 Night Cruise sailing from Basel to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Visionary.

  • Sailing on: 27th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Budapest, Hungary
  • Arriving at: Amsterdam, Rivers
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 14 nights
Expression, Magnificent Europe ex Budapest to Amsterdam

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

  • Sailing on: 27th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Amsterdam, Rivers
  • Arriving at: Budapest, Hungary
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 14 nights
Illumination, Magnificent Europe 2018 ex Amsterdam to Budapest

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

  • Sailing on: 27th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Budapest, Hungary
  • Arriving at: Vienna, Austria
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Artistry II, A Taste of the Danube ex Budapest to Vienna

3 Night Cruise sailing from Budapest to Vienna aboard Avalon Artistry II. 2 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Budapest and 2 night hotel stay post-cruise in Vienna.

  • Sailing on: 27th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Cote d'Azur, French Riviera
  • Arriving at: Paris, France
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 15 nights
Poetry II & Tapestry II, Grand France (Wine Theme) ex Cote D'Azur to Paris

14 Night Cruise sailing from Arles to Paris aboard Avalon Poetry II and Avalon Tapestry II. 1 night stay pre-cruise in Cote D'Azur.

  • Sailing on: 27th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Cote d'Azur, French Riviera
  • Arriving at: Paris, France
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 10 nights
Poetry II, Burgundy & Provence (Wine Theme) ex Cote D'Azur to Paris

7 Night Cruise sailing from Arles to St Jean de Losne aboard Avalon Poetry II. 1 night stay pre-cruise in Cote D'Azur and 2 night stay post-cruise in Paris.

  • Sailing on: 27th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Cote d'Azur, French Riviera
  • Arriving at: Amsterdam, Rivers
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 15 nights
Poetry II & Tranquility II, Rhine & Rhone Revealed (Wine) ex Cote D'Azur to Amst

14 Night Cruise sailing from Arles to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Poetry II and Avalon Tranquility II. 1 night stay pre-cruise in Cote D'Azur.

  • Sailing on: 27th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Bangkok, Thailand
  • Arriving at: Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 20 nights
Siem Reap, Ultimate Southeast Asia & Majestic Mekong (North) ex Bangkok to Hanoi

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

  • Sailing on: 28th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Amsterdam, Rivers
  • Arriving at: Basel, Switzerland
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Tranquility II, Romantic Rhine 2018 ex Amsterdam to Basel

7 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Basel aboard Tranquility II.

  • Sailing on: 28th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Basel, Switzerland
  • Arriving at: Amsterdam, Rivers
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Imagery II, Romantic Rhine 2018 ex Basel to Amsterdam

7 Night Cruise sailing from Basel to Amsterdam aboard Imagery II.

  • Sailing on: 28th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Amsterdam, Rivers
  • Arriving at: Cote d'Azur, French Riviera
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 15 nights
Tranquility II & Poetry II, Rhine and Rhone Revealed 2018 ex Amsterdam t

14 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Arles aboard Tranquility II and Poetry II. Hotel stay post-cruise in Cote D'Azur.

  • Sailing on: 28th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Paris, France
  • Arriving at: Paris, France
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Tapestry II, Paris To Normandy 2018 (Art Theme) ex Paris Return

7 Night Cruise sailing from Paris roundtrip aboard Avalon Tapestry II.

  • Sailing on: 28th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Paris, France
  • Arriving at: Cote d'Azur, French Riviera
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 15 nights
Tapestry II and Poetry II, Grand France 2018 (Art Theme) ex Paris to Cote D'Azur

14 Night Cruise sailing from Paris to Arles aboard aboard Avalon Tapestry II and Avalon Poetry II. Hotel stay post-cruise in Cote D'Azur.

  • Sailing on: 29th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Basel, Switzerland
  • Arriving at: Amsterdam, Rivers
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 7 nights
Felicity, Romantic Rhine 2018 ex Basel to Amsterdam

7 Night Cruise sailing from Basel to Amsterdam aboard Felicity.

  • Sailing on: 29th Jul 2018
  • Departing from: Linz, Austria
  • Arriving at: Budapest, Hungary
  • Starting from: Request Online
  • Duration: 8 nights
Luminary, Active Discovery on the Danube 2018 ex Linz to Budapest

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

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.