You've never been one to follow the herd. You’ve always forged your own path, your own way, 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. A cruise where your vision leads the way, with nothing to follow but your heart.

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Save $2,500 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

Save $2,500 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

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Save $2,000 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

Save $2,000 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

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Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

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Active Discovery Cruises

Everyone travels to see new things, but many travel to do new things as well. With the introduction of our new Active Discovery cruises on the Danube and Rhine, there is something for travelers with varying interests and for all fitness levels. You can now hike, bike, and explore your way through the scenic and historic wonders of the world. On these interactive and energetic cruises, we give you opportunities to spend time with locals and learn about local traditions and the culture with hands-on activities and we pack in real get-up-and-go for those who like to do the same.

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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 and 20 passengers, respectively, 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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The Irrawaddy River
A journey with Avalon Waterways along the majestic Irrawaddy River, known as the "Road to Mandalay," serves as a gateway to untouched villages, ancient cities, and remarkable culture.

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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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Avalon Waterways 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! Plus, you can read articles where Avalon Waterways and Avalon ships have been featured in the news.

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!

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