The Possibilities are as Wide Open as the Views.

The window of opportunity to see and experience the world just got a whole lot wider. The same company that reinvented river cruise ships has now redefined the river cruise experience. Beyond the widest views on the water is an open invitation to experience your destination in more ways, in exceptional ways, in your way.

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Fly Free from select US cities on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe cruises.*

Fly Free from select US cities on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe cruises.*

Booking window: September 22, 2018 through December 18, 2018
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Receive $699 per person air from select US cities on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Ganges cruises.*

Receive $699 per person air from select US cities on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Ganges cruises.*

Booking window: June 20, 2018 through February 19, 2019
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Fly Free from select US cities on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Mekong River Cruises.*

Fly Free from select US cities on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Mekong River Cruises.*

Booking window: September 21, 2018 through December 14, 2018
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More in View. More to Do.

We travel to see new things, try new things, and experience new cultures. So it only makes sense to set sail on a river cruise that’s just as far from the ordinary. From endless views to endless possibilities, Avalon Waterways charts a whole new course in river cruising.

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Flavors to suit your distinct taste

While Avalon cruises provide a selection of nutritious local delicacies and Western favorites at every meal, we’re raising the bar with the introduction of Avalon Fresh®. Created in conjunction with two of Europe’s rising culinary stars—the Wrenkh brothers—Avalon Fresh® allows travelers to guiltlessly indulge in creative dishes that combine surprising flavors with a dash of innovation. With the philosophy of procuring the freshest ingredients from small farms and local producers, Avalon Fresh® brings the passing landscape to your plate for an inspiring, fulfilling, and healthful dining experience.

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A journey with Avalon Waterways® along the legendary rivers of Asia is an unforgettable fusion of distinctive sights, colorful cultures, and ancient traditions. Inspired by cruisers, our ships and itineraries stand out from the crowd. And because bigger isn't always better, we focus on intimate experiences with exceptional personalized service on our new Suite Ships® in Southeast Asia.

With a maximum of 36 passengers, we get you closer to the must-see sights and deliver a more enriching experience with Local FavoritesSM, designed to introduce you to the unique stories and people in each destination. An expert Cruise Director and carefully selected Certified Local Guides accompany you throughout your adventure, ensuring no detail is overlooked. So, come discover the magic of Asia-and the Avalon advantage.

The Mekong River
Over the past 30 years, "change" has been a constant for Vietnam & Cambodia as they forge paths to the future. Today, these countries are achieving a balance between modernization and ancient traditions.

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When life gives you lemons, do you make lemonade? No, you take an Avalon Waterways European Cruise! Whether you are single, widowed, or divorced—I say, "Get up, get dressed, and get out there!" After my husband passed away, life was not the same. But taking a cruise on the Danube at Christmas time (all the Christmas markets are magical) was truly the trip of a lifetime. It was life changing and saved me. Time for all to put this on their bucket list. The smile on my face won't go away and neither will all the wonderful memories I take with me and the newfound friends I have. I'll cherish this trip forever.

Mimi - Danube Christmas

Sailing on Avalon Waterways' new river cruise ship, Avalon Myanmar, was an incredible experience from start to finish. The ship and crew were excellent, but the excursions—into some of the more remote and unspoiled locations in the world—made it extraordinary. A standout was our visit to a schoolhouse on the tiny Irrawaddy River island of Kyun Daw. Here, the kids (roughly ages 4 to 11) were amazed to see Westerners, a true rarity in villages like these. While we visited, they sang, posed for photos, smiled, laughed and joked—and the cruise passengers returned the favor—singing songs like "I'm a Little Teapot." My cheeks literally hurt from smiling so hard for so long. The experience was touching, entertaining, and completely humbling.

Coleen - Myanmar

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There are cruise ships that sail various destinations and then there are cruise ships built specifically for destinations.

Gina Kramer, Cruise Critic Editor

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