Wider Windows for Wide-eyed AdventurersView More
The Open-Air BalconySM is designed with your views in mind. For those who have always looked deeper, Avalon redefined the window of opportunity with river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony. A Panorama SuiteSM feature on the Suite Ships® of Avalon, these wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows open wider than any other in the industry, blurring the line between outside and in, forming a comfortable and spacious seating area for six, and creating an open invitation to discover and dream. Even if you’re a seasoned traveler, you’ve never seen Europe like this.
Avalon YOUR WAYView More
Start your vacation earlier or stay longer with destination options before or after your Avalon cruise. Begin in Brussels, linger in Vienna, or enjoy a few nights in dazzling Prague. Your Way lets you add the perfect amount of time on land to begin or conclude your Avalon river cruise!
THOUGHTFUL AMENITIESView More
Exclusive Meets Inclusive
Regional wine and beer with lunch and dinner. Onboard enrichment activities. Onshore excursions with Local Guides. Special onboard entertainment. A customized mobile app loaded with navigation and suggestions to make the most of your free time. An exclusive experience features all the right inclusions, yet still leaves room for personalization-like the FlexDining® options to give you the freedom to choose when and where you dine on board. From formal seating in the glass-walled Panorama Dining Room to more casual atmospheres perfect for a quick plate, the delicious dining options are as unique as you are. In addition to little luxuries like complimentary Wi-Fi and around-the-clock cappuccinos, Avalon gives you the greatest luxury of all-the freedom to customize your cruise with endless options and innovative tools.
The Avalon Difference is in the Details
When you're on vacation, you deserve the best of everything. You've earned it. With that in mind, Avalon dedicates their full attention to even the smallest details. By leaving no stone unturned, they ensure you can enjoy the best river cruise possible. They’ll pack a picnic for you to carry on a leisurely bike ride, or point out the best cafes to sip wine and watch the world go by. Their attention to detail has caught the attention of many of the most prestigious awards in the industry, but your good impression is their greatest reward.
Comfort Collection BedsSM with the best view in river cruising, added to designer lighting and solid soundproofing in your stateroom are just a few of the differences you’ll find on an Avalon cruise. From free Wi-Fi and flatscreen TVs to premium spirits in the upscale bar and free-flowing Lavazza coffees...to a state-of-the-art fitness center and library to luxurious L'Occitane® bath products…their passion for pampering you is unmistakable!
Included for Every Avalon Guest
-Spacious outside deluxe accommodations with enhanced soundproofing and Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM for a great night’s sleep.
-Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer & premium L’Occitane® bath products
-Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board daily indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary pages
-Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel
-A professional Cruise Director who delivers educational commentary as you travel through interesting landscapes, and who assists with requests and additional excursions
-An Avalon Adventure HostSM available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions
-Friendly, English-speaking staff who deliver consummate personal service throughout your journey
-Avalon Choice® - Enjoy included sightseeing with Certified Local Guides, Guided Optional Excursions and Tours, and ample free time to explore on your own. Explore CLASSIC sights, embark on ACTIVE excursions, and make a new DISCOVERY through hands-on cultural and artistic experiences shared by local residents and experts
Avalon Ship Amenities
-Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
-Complimentary computer use in public areas of the ship
-Sky Deck shade system & premium lounge chairs
-Sky Deck whirlpool
-Sky Deck game area
-Panorama Lounge with cozy seating, panoramic windows, and dance floor
-Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station offering complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate, and a selection of teas; cookies available throughout the day
-Panorama Dining Room with large panoramic windows
-Upscale bar serving premium spirits; fresh fruit available throughout the day
-The Adventure Center is your source for active gear, including bicycles, maps and more for active pursuits on ship and on shore
-Fitness center with state-of-the-art equipment
-Club Lounge library with books, cards and board games
-Complimentary bottled water available daily
-English-speaking TV channels with over 100 free movie options
AvalonGO mobile app keeps you informed and on course before and during your cruise. Schedules, transfer details, daily itineraries, GPS, and dining and entertainment options for free time in each destination are at your fingertips. Post photos and comments to share with social media friends via real time posts!
Contemporary DesignView More
When it comes to the little touches, Avalon thinks big—like your choice of firmness in their exclusive Comfort CollectionSM beds and pillows, the plushest of towels, L’Occitane® bath products atop marble countertops, premium spirits at the upscale bar, and rich premium coffees in the Club Lounge. You deserve the best of everything when you’re on vacation, including what you need to maintain your healthy lifestyle. On Avalon ships, you’ll enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness center, free bicycles for use in select ports, and a bubbling whirlpool on the Sky Deck awaiting your return.
When Avalon Waterways unveiled the Avalon PanoramaSM, the industry's first Suite Ship®, they redefined the river cruise experience by enhancing traveler comfort and views, while also bringing indoor/outdoor living on board. The new vessels deliver an experience like no other. Avalon has always provided their guests with the most spacious staterooms in Europe (the entire fleet features a minimum room size of 172-square feet), with 13 ships boasting two full decks of suites. The 200-square-foot Panorama SuitesSM (178 total) and 300-square-foot Royal Suites (6 total) offer cruisers even more room to relax amid 360-degree views of Europe.
Each Panorama SuitesSM comes complete with a large seating area adjacent to a Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window. The 11- by 7-foot floor-to-ceiling window opens to transform the entire suite into the river cruising’s only Open-Air BalconySM.
With a focus on bringing the beauty of Europe inside, Avalon's Suite Ships are designed to transform your spacious room into an Open-Air BalconySM for a truly panoramic cruising experience. The inspiration behind the suite designs is to invite fresh air and epic views in any weather, hour, or time of year, without compromising room space. When the Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window is closed, the Open-Air BalconySM is transformed back into a contemporary, light, and inviting seating area that's perfect for relaxing, reading a book, or sharing a romantic dinner.
With Suite Ships®, they're pioneering the look of river cruising to give cruisers a renewed feeling of freedom and space. Not only are their staterooms and views 30 percent larger than any other small ship in Europe, every element of the experience, from bed and bathroom positioning and color palette to storage space and sound-proof insulation, was purposely designed for cruisers’ enjoyment of all that river cruising has to offer. And perhaps most surprisingly, Panorama Suites are available at a price comparable to that of ordinary staterooms offered by other river cruise lines.
The Suite Ships® underscore Avalon's dedication to energizing the river cruise category. For years, Avalon have inspired upscale design innovations that have elevated the industry standard, including the introduction of floor-to-ceiling windows on two decks of every Avalon vessel. They were also the first to bring a larger stateroom with deluxe hotel-style design, (the Avalon Deluxe Stateroom) to an entire fleet of ships, making them the most contemporary and consistent river cruise operator around.
Avalon Waterways not only provides travelers the most innovative fleet of ships in Europe, by design, they create panoramic access to each landscape with uncompromising views, ample space to unwind, and plenty of choices for the most engaging and immersive journeys imaginable.
Elegant DiningView More
Savor the Local Flavors of the World
From morning breakfast to elegant dinners, Avalon frees your taste buds from the ordinary. Using the freshest local ingredients, their talented chefs prepare mouthwatering recipes from the region through which you're traveling and present them in a variety of inspiring settings. The FlexDining® approach to onboard dining dispenses with strict seating times and limited restaurant options. Choose the onboard dining venue that suits your mood - from a breezy al fresco lunch at the Sky Grill to an elegant four-course dinner in the glass-walled Panorama Dining Room. For a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere, take a more casual approach to fine dining while mingling over several satisfying selections in the Panorama Bistro. Whichever table setting you choose, you'll savor local flavors and the familiar favorites you may crave—as well as Avalon Fresh® menu options—throughout your vacation. On an Avalon cruise, every meal is part of the journey.
STATEROOMS & COMFORTView More
Avalon is proud to have always provided river cruisers the most spacious staterooms in Europe. Not only do they offer award-winning Avalon Deluxe Staterooms, but they feature their spacious 200-square-foot Panorama SuitesSM and 300-square-foot Royal Suites to give guests even more room to relax with 360-degree views of Europe.
Inspired by design, their ships are crafted to entice all five senses. Some enhancements, including deluxe woven carpeting, fresh flowers, and premium L’Occitane® bath products. Avalon-branded premium bedding, plush linens, and marble bathrooms blend with a perfect balance of warm interiors, natural lighting, and panoramic views that are distinctive and unexpected. All combined, these design elements provide travelers with a unique feeling of space, freedom, and comfort not found on any other river cruise line.
Avalon Waterways offers cruisers an exclusive suite of premium Comfort Collection Beds® bedding in all European staterooms, fleet wide. Avalon cruisers have a choice of pillows, including pillows, as orthopedic mattresses, high-comfort mattress covers, European-style duvets, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, extra blankets, and bed configuration options. Guests also find added luxury with high-quality robes and slippers in each room across the fleet. They've also designed contemporary staterooms with the most available storage space, and plenty of thoughtful details like complimentary bottled water and fully-stocked mini-bars.
For some cruisers, comfort comes in the form of connection: staying in touch with friends, colleagues, and family members while away. Because of this, Avalon has taken great strides to enhance the technology available to guests on ship. In addition to offering them flat screen televisions and a wealth of news and entertainment options, Avalon provides cruisers with free Wi-Fi fleet wide.
On any deck, your well-appointed Avalon Deluxe Stateroom is a spacious refuge of inviting home-away from-home features. Make yourself at home with ample closet space; a large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door; deluxe beds with premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, and your choice of soft or firm pillows. And, of course, don't miss out on the never-ending views from the large windows or floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors. In fact, you'll love your Avalon Deluxe Stateroom so much, you may never want to go home!
Panorama Suites & Royal Suites Include (in addition to the Avalon Deluxe Stateroom amenities):
-Panorama Suite Nearly 11' Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window
-Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window opens to create a large Open-Air BalconySM
-Open-Air BalconySM with full 6-person sitting area
Avalon Deluxe Staterooms Include:
-Award-Winning Deluxe Staterooms by Avalon Waterways Comfort Collection BedsSM
-Luxurious mattress toppers
-Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
-Soft & firm pillows
-Nightly turn-down service
-Choice of bed configuration
-Bedside tables with reading lamps
-Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
-Full size closet mirror
-Easy under-bed luggage storage
-Bathrobes & slippers
-Complimentary bottled water
-Individual climate control
-Writing desk & chair
-Flat screen satellite TV
-English-speaking TV and movie channels with over 100 free movie options
-Complimentary in-room Wi-Fi
-L'Occitane® bath products
-Large shower with glass door
-Vanity and lighted makeup mirror