Avalon Choice® River Cruising

Avalon River Cruising & Small-Ship Cruising

INCLUDED...is the name of the game

On the spectacular ships of Avalon, "included" is one of our favorite words. Spacious outside staterooms with plenty of room to relax-included. Special touches, like regional wines and beer at every onboard dinner-included. Complimentary Wi-Fi access-included. The most shore excursions, led by Certified Local Guides-included. VIP entrance into the must-see sites-included. Unique Local FavoritesSM designed to bring your destination to life-included. Expansive panoramic views throughout the ship-included. And in addition to everything that's included, we also give you the freedom of Avalon Choice®, a different approach to river cruising that lets you personalize many elements of your cruise...to make your experience exclusively yours!

Whether you’d like a romantic mini-break, an in-depth 24-day 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—your way!

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Our Cuisine is Choice - So are the ways to Enjoy it.

Avalon dining has always freed taste buds from the ordinary. And now — it frees you from restrictions. At every meal, you'll have the ability to choose from a multitude of dining experiences. All feature the highest-quality local ingredients, hand crafted by true culinary artisans. And all are included at no extra cost.

Additional Dining Information & Sample Menus

Choose from multiple venues

With Avalon Choice® you choose your dining experience morning, noon, and night on our Suite Ships®. Up early or prefer to sleep in? No problem. Our Early and Late-Riser Continental breakfasts ensure you're off to a great start. Whether it's surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views in the Main Dining Room, an al fresco lunch at the Sky Bistro (weather permitting), or a casual light lunch or dinner in the Panorama Bistro, the choice is yours. And we never charge extra for these alternatives.

Choose to dine à la carte

Each à la carte meal includes a variety of options for each course. Plus, enjoy complimentary sparkling wine and juices with breakfast, soft drinks with lunch, and every dinner is paired with complimentary wines selected by a professional sommelier.

Choose from our exclusive culinary events

From a five-course welcome dinner to special "tastings," our onboard culinary events will truly enhance your cruise experience.

Choose to experience the local culture

Nothing reveals the heart of a destination like its food, so we offer a delicious selection of local recipes for you to sample-with an included regional wine paired with each onboard dinner.

Discovery By Your Design - Cruise Excursions.

We've done our due diligence pre-selecting Certified Local Guides who truly are the best in the world. But what you see and the pace in which you see it, is completely up to you. And the best part? Unlike other cruise operators, our preplanned discoveries are included at no extra charge to you. We even provide Nordic walking sticks for active guests looking for an extra spring in their step.

More About Excursions & Sightseeing

Excursion Type

Do you prefer a traditional guided tour or an alternative option? Would you enjoy a more in-depth view? Or one geared toward a special interest? With Avalon, the choice is yours.

Sightseeing Pace

Are you up for exploring a wide variety of sights or do you prefer a more relaxed pace? Would you rather just focus on the essentials? Or see it all on your own? All are available with Avalon.

Create Your Own

How about working with our Guest Services experts to design a customized sightseeing adventure planned perfectly for you? Avalon makes it easy.

Endless Options Onboard.

We definitely didn't design our onboard entertainment for the indecisive. Day and night you'll be provided with a plethora of ways to have fun and be enlightened. Take in a performance by local musicians. Play a game in the lounge. Enjoy a behind-the scenes ship tour. Relax on the Sky Deck. Get acquainted with your destinations through Culture & Cruise events. Be pampered in our hair salon. Unwind with a movie. Or try out one of our many new venues for dining or lounging.

Local Favorites

Special onboard and onshore experiences are presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.

Onboard Entertainment Desirable Amenities

Cruises to Exotic Destinations.

Experience all that Avalon has to offer in exotic locations like Southeast Asia, China, the Galápagos Island, or the Peruvian Amazon. A journey on one of Asia’s great rivers, Yangtze, Mekong, or Irrawaddy, offers a tapestry of fascinating sights, colorful cultures, and ancient traditions. In South America you may embark down one of the world's vastly unexplored regions, the mighty Amazon, or explore the home of some of the world's most fascinating animal life in the Galápagos Island.

Southeast Asia & China

Experience one of our new all-suite ships in Southeast Asia with no more than 36 travelers or cruise the Yangtze, the longest river in Asia and the 3rd longest in the world at more than 3,915 miles.

Mekong Irrawaddy Yangtze

South America

Imagine venturing deep into the Amazon jungle in search of elusive wildlife, taking a swim with pink dolphins, and visiting native communities, or exploring the remarkable volcanic isles of the Galápagos firsthand, where you'll discover the wildlife that inspired Charles Darwin.

Amazon Galápagos Island

Tips & Tricks

Revealing Travel: Avalon River Cruise BlogRevealing Travel: The Avalon River Cruise Blog
As you plan ? or just dream about ? your next vacation, we invite you to get inspired by the Avalon travel blog showcasing news, tips, and stories!

Every great traveler has someone ?on the inside? who knows all of the best kept secrets about their travel destinations. Let us be your inside source!

See the Avalon Travel Blog

Passport to Travel App

Meant to accompany travelers on their journey – from vacation planning to play – this free iPhone, iPod touch and iPad app gives them a number of fun features.

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