The ship’s Captain may be at the helm of your Avalon cruise, but your Avalon Cruise Director is at the heart of it all. Worldly, insightful, and infinitely helpful, each cruise director is hand-selected for his or her affinity for delivering a rewarding journey on Europe’s legendary rivers. Your cruise director is gracious, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic in sharing each destination with you. Avalon Cruise Directors take the time to get to know our guests, asking the right questions to recommend the perfect Avalon Choice® excursions and activities to suit your unique preferences and pace. Our dedicated cruise directors proudly call Europe home and delight in sharing their favorite local experiences to enhance yours. Our cruise directors love shining their light on the local scene so that you return home with the brightest of memories. Avalon Waterways Cruise Directors are happy to help personalize your vacation your way.