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BOAT

Cruisers can be choosers.

Who says you can’t rise when you like, dine when you please, and explore as you wish? On an Avalon cruise, unforgiving schedules, inflexible itineraries, and strict dinner bells are tossed overboard, leaving you the freedom to do exactly as you please, when you please. Oodles of included excursions are on every cruise, from in-depth sightseeing to local discoveries and active pursuits...whatever floats your boat. Sail with us and one thing is certain - your stay is your way.

It's All About Your Outlook

Changing your outlook can be a great thing. For Avalon, we wouldn’t have it any other way. Our entire fleet of Suite Ships® in Europe and Southeast Asia features incomparable Panorama SuitesSM with the widest windows in river cruising that transform your suite into our signature Open Air BalconySM. While other river cruise ships stick your bed against one wall only to face another wall, we’ve turned that idea on its head. With beds that actually face your wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows, you’ll stretch out to the widest views in river cruising. So, go ahead, open wide and say, “Aaaahhh!”

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Cruise "Critic"?  We Prefer
Cruise "Compliment"

(And thank you, by the way)

Cruise Critic named Avalon’s staterooms the best in the business, and yes, we’re blushing a bit. But it’s only because we’ve taken such pride in bringing you river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony stateroom design, featuring beds with a view. Rest easy (literally) as you enjoy bigger views, more space and 24/7 access to open-air cruising. With Avalon, the views are as wide open as the possibilities.

Deals and Offers

Receive $299 Air (plus save $1000 per couple) from select US cities on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe cruises.*

Receive $299 Air (plus save $1000 per couple) from select US cities on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe cruises.*

Booking window: August 2, 2019 through November 4, 2019
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Fly Free from select U.S. cities on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

Fly Free from select U.S. cities on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*

Booking window: April 30, 2019 through November 4, 2019
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Save $4,000 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Mekong river cruises.*

Save $4,000 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Mekong river cruises.*

Booking window: March 15, 2019 through November 4, 2019
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THE ADVENTURE IS UP TO YOU

We travel to see new things, do new things, and break away from life as we know it. Active & Discovery cruises are packed with excursions and activities not found on ordinary river cruises. Whether you have an explorer’s heart or you’re a lover of art, Avalon invites you to join us for extraordinary experiences on the Danube, Rhine, and Rhône Rivers.

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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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FLOWING HISTORY ON THE WATERWAYS OF ASIA

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 personalized service. Cruise with a maximum of 36 guests on our award-winning Avalon Suite Ships® in Southeast Asia and just 56 passengers on the Ganges Voyager in India.

Cruise in comfort and get closer to the must-see sights and the unique stories and welcoming people on the Mekong and Ganges Rivers to experience local culture, cuisine, and traditions in Vietnam, Cambodia, and India. An expert Cruise Director and expert Local Guides accompany you throughout your adventure, with seamless logistics and inside tips only locals know. 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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SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Voted Best Cabins in River Cruising by

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

Gina Kramer, Cruise Critic Editor


The piece de resistance in the cabin, however, is the lack of a balcony. Not having an actual carved out balcony is just one of the things that Avalon does marvelously. Suites all boast an 11-foot floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door/window that opens 7-feet wide, which essentially makes your entire room a balcony. Pop a chair in front of the railing or lay in bed (which faces the water) for the view of your life and fresh air on your skin.

Elizabeth, Porthole Magazine

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. 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

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RIVER CRUISING TIPS & TRICKS

REVEALING TRAVEL: THE AVALON RIVER CRUISE BLOG

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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