Avalon River Cruising & Small Ship Cruising

Cruise Vacation Personalization

The Adventure is up to You

Setting Your Spirit in Motion

Watching centuries of history slowly pass by while cruising is an adventure in itself. But what if elevating your heart rate a few extra beats is more your speed? Meet your Avalon Adventure HostSM. In addition to included active excursions, your Adventure Host holds the gear, maps, and guidance for optional and free-time pursuits on board and on shore. With a visit to our Adventure Center, you can check out a bike for a scenic ride through town, grab Nordic walking sticks and hike to a hillside vineyard or castle, or join a jog or active walk through the great cities or the great outdoors. Whether you’re looking for an optional kayaking excursion or a complimentary yoga class on the Sky Deck, your Adventure Host can make it happen.

Avalon has designed included excursions and onboard activities for a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way.


A local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations and the “must see” sites.


Inspiring and interactive hands-on activities designed to speak to your interests - you spend your day immersing yourself in the destination’s unique culture.


Embark on energetic excursions keeping you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

In addition, our selection of optional excursions allows you to personalize your experience to suit your individual interests, passions, and style. Or, enjoy plenty of free-time opportunities for independent adventures. Your Avalon Adventure HostSM is there to help with suggestions, and our exclusive AvalonGO mobile app brings it all to life.


Personalizing your Avalon cruise is a cinch...with MyAvalonSM. Here are some of the things you can choose online ahead of time...before you ever step foot on board!

  • Access Avalon's comprehensive online Service Center to pre-register for your cruise
  • Select your choice of included sightseeing
  • Choose and pre-pay for optional excursions
  • Set your stateroom preferences for bed configuration
  • Select Celebration Packages to enhance your cruise

Lose Yourself without Getting Lost

Free time is important-especially on vacation. Avalon makes it easy to make the best use of your free time on shore with our AvalonGO mobile app. You’ll love having information on local eateries, shopping, sightseeing, and more-right in the palm of your hand. AvalonGO also gives you directions so you’ll never lose your way while losing yourself in a new place. You can also upload photos to share with friends and family back home. Just tap the app for the best free time ideas!

Cruise-Only Option

This great option lets you join just the cruise portion of the vacation, removing the overnight land stays at the beginning and/or end of the cruise itinerary. For details and pricing, refer to the cruise itineraries.

Special Occasions

Celebrating a birthday or anniversary while you’re cruising? Add an Avalon Celebration Package to your vacation. You can make your special day even more memorable with special touches ranging from flowers to a private cocktail reception. Ask your Avalon cruise specialist for additional details.


Enjoy the freedom of independent travel without the hassles that come from planning a vacation. Your comprehensive Monograms package takes care of the details-like hotels, flights, airport transfers, sightseeing, even onsite support and guidance from an expert Local Host-leaving you to just have fun! Visit our Monograms page to see the vacations that you can add after your Avalon cruise.


Once you've seen the best of Europe along its waterways, discover its inland treasures. Select Avalon cruises can be combined with an in-depth touring experience that only Globus can offer. Visit our Globus page to see the tours that you can add after your Avalon cruise.