The Captain may be at the helm of your Avalon Suite Ship, but it’s your welcoming Cruise Director at the center of it all. Worldly, insightful and infinitely helpful, every Avalon Waterways Cruise Director is hand selected to ensure a rewarding journey, a relaxing experience, and the smoothest of sailing. The most gracious of hosts, our Cruise Directors take the time to get to know our guests, asking the right questions to match our selection of included Avalon Choice® excursions and activities to individual personalities and preferences. These passionate men and women who proudly call Europe home also delight in sharing their favorite experiences to enhance yours. Whether you’re looking for the best spot to shop for local treasures, the liveliest sidewalks for a midday stroll, or a quaint café for a special night out at port, our Cruise Directors love shining their light on the local scene so that you return home with the brightest of memories. Amicable, approachable and accessible, Avalon Waterways Cruise Directors are eager to tailor your vacation to your unique tastes and help you feel at home. After all, it’s your river cruise, not ours.