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Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways

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  • Introducing an entirely new concept in river cruising
  • Offering expansive views and wider perspectives
  • Enjoy the luxury of choice at every turn
  • Experienced team and expert attentive staff

If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Our Suite Ships® feature one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry’s on...

If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Our Suite Ships® feature one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry’s only Open-Air BalconySM, and beds facing the incredible views. Beyond our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored—your way. Whether you want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe's great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe, our Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. When you prefer to explore on your own, we can help you with all the recommendations, information and gear you need with our new Adventure Center and AvalonGO Mobile App. And when it's time to refuel, your dining options on board are as wide open as your views, with our new FlexDining® choices.

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190 Avalon Waterways Reviews

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  • The Blue Danube Discovery 2019
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on November 4, 2019
    Everything was good or excellent. except that Vienna was devoted too short a time, and a tour Prague Castle Compound included a walking portion that, in my opin…
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    Romantic Rhine – Southbound
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 27, 2019
    It was a great tour. There were a few thinks that could have been better. Gentle walking was not gentle and it would have been nice to know before hand that a h…
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  • Romantic Rhine – Southbound
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 26, 2019
    The best! We were never on a river cruise and this was a wonderful first experience! the ship the staff the food the wines were excellent. everything was beyond…
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  • Romantic Rhine – Southbound
    2.5 - Average
    Written on October 23, 2019
    We should never have been touted thru JFK on the return... it was a useless 6 hr layover for a 1.5 hr flight... we booked in plenty of time to have been routed …
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  • The Blue Danube Discovery 2019
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 20, 2019
    We had a good time in Budapest and Praha!
  •  reviewer 6
    Magnificent Europe – Westbound
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 18, 2019
    I thought the tour was very good. Unfortunately we had a mishap by our ship being hit by a freighter on the Rhine River. The ships personnel were great in their…
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  • Balkan Discovery with 2 Nights Transylvania
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 16, 2019
    Good tour with very informed guides. Transylvania exceeded my expectations.
  • German Grandeur – Westbound
    5.0 - Excellent
    Written on October 14, 2019
    Everything was wonderful! From the cabin Stewart to the waiters in the dinning room! Tours were exceptional! The tour director Robert kept everyone organized an…
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  • The Legendary Danube 2019
    4.0 - Good
    Written on October 9, 2019
    Our guide was nice but did not have the exuberance that I expected. I think he needed to be more out going and friendly.
  • Balkan Discovery 2019
    4.5 - Excellent
    Written on October 8, 2019
    It is all the support Tourradar provides that make the River Cruise great! Thank you Tourradar we definitely would recommend you to our friends!

About Avalon Waterways

If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Our Suite Ships® feature one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry’s only Open-Air BalconySM, and beds facing the incredible views. Beyond our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored—your way. Whether you want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe's great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe, our Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. When you prefer to explore on your own, we can help you with all the recommendations, information and gear you need with our new Adventure Center and AvalonGO Mobile App. And when it's time to refuel, your dining options on board are as wide open as your views, with our new FlexDining® choices.

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Why Avalon

Wider Windows for Wide-eyed Adventurers

The Open-Air BalconySM is designed with your views in mind. For those who have always looked deeper, we 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.

Fuel your mind. Feed your soul

antalizing flavors to suit your distinct taste. When you travel for fresh perspectives, shouldn’t every experience feel the same? We think so. Avalon is committed to delivering local flavor - right down to the table. Using fresh and local ingredients, our chefs introduce you to regional delights as well as comfort you with Western favorites in a variety of tasteful settings. From breezy al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro to elegant four-course dinners in the glass-walled Panorama Dining Room, you can savor fresh fare and the perspectives you crave day and night.

Avalon Fresh® - the perfect pairing of fresh air and fresh fare

Avalon Fresh® is the perfect pairing of fresh air and fresh fare. Brothers Karl and Leo Wrenkh - two of Europe's rising culinary stars – have partnered with Avalon to present the latest concept in "haute cuisine." With Avalon Fresh, travelers can guiltlessly indulge in a mouthwatering menu that combines the freshest ingredients with surprising flavors and a dash of innovation. With the philosophy of procuring ingredients from small farms and local producers, the Wrenkh brothers bring the passing landscape to the plate for an inspiring, fulfilling and healthful dining experience.

Cruises to Exotic Destinations

Experience all that Avalon has to offer in exotic locations like Southeast Asia, the Galápagos Island or the Peruvian Amazon. A journey on the Mekong or on the Ganges in India offers a tapestry of fascinating sights, colorful cultures, and ancient traditions. In South America you may embark down one of the world's vastly unexplored regions, the mighty Amazon, or explore the home of some of the world's most fascinating animal life in the Galápagos Island.

Avalon Shore Excursions

Avalon Choice

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. In addition, our selection of optional excursions (not included) 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.

Classic

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

Discovery

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

Active

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.

Avalon Waterways Ships

  • Avalon Affinity
    Avalon Affinity
    Cruise the unique rivers of Europe while visiting historic places aboard the magnificent 361 feet Avalon Affinity, an exciting and intima… Read more
    Built
    2009
    Crew
    39
    Length
    361 ft.
    Suites
    4
    Staterooms
    65
  • Avalon Artistry II
    Avalon Artistry II
    Cruise on Europe's most loved rivers with views that become part of your suite. The Avalon Artistry II delivers an intimate setting,… Read more
    Built
    2013
    Guests
    65 - 130
    Crew
    37
    Length
    110 m / 361 ft
    Width
    12
    Suites
    52
    Gross Tonnage
    2022 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Avalon Expression
    Avalon Expression
    Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships®, the Avalon Expression came onto the European river cruising scene with a ban… Read more
    Built
    2013
    Guests
    84 - 166
    Crew
    47
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Suites
    67
    Staterooms
    16
    Gross Tonnage
    2775 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Avalon Felicity
    Avalon Felicity
    Experience Europe through its waterways aboard Avalon’s well-known and beloved cruise ship, the Avalon Felicity. Designed to create… Read more
    Built
    2010
    Guests
    65 - 138
    Crew
    39
    Length
    110 m / 361 ft
    Suites
    4
    Staterooms
    65
    Gross Tonnage
    2022 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Avalon Illumination
    Avalon Illumination
    Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships®, the Avalon Illumination came onto the river cruising scene with a bang. This… Read more
    Built
    2014
    Guests
    84 - 166
    Crew
    47
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Suites
    67
    Staterooms
    16
    Gross Tonnage
    2775 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Avalon Imagery II
    Avalon Imagery II
    One of 2016's two new additions to the youngest fleet on Europe's waterways, the Imagery II continues all of Avalon's outstan… Read more
    Built
    2016
    Guests
    65 - 130
    Crew
    37
    Length
    110 m / 361 ft
    Suites
    52
    Staterooms
    12
    Gross Tonnage
    2022 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Avalon Impression
    Avalon Impression
    Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships®, the Avalon Impression came onto the river cruising scene with a bang. This g… Read more
    Built
    2014
    Guests
    84 - 166
    Crew
    47
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Suites
    67
    Staterooms
    16
    Gross Tonnage
    2775 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Avalon Luminary
    Avalon Luminary
    Experience the rich cultural tapestry of Europe’s historic riverside cities with a cruise aboard the Avalon Luminary. This 2010 vess… Read more
    Built
    2010
    Guests
    65 - 138
    Crew
    39
    Length
    110 m / 361 ft
    Suites
    4
    Staterooms
    65
    Gross Tonnage
    2022 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Avalon Myanmar
    Avalon Myanmar
    One of our remarkable Suite Ships®, the all-suite Avalon Myanmar offers an unrivaled small-ship river cruise experience ensuring you… Read more
    Built
    2015
    Guests
    18 - 36
    Crew
    24
    Length
    61 m / 200 ft
    Suites
    18
    Gross Tonnage
    950 gt
    Cruising Speed
    9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
  • Avalon Panorama
    Avalon Panorama
    A unique Suite Ship®, the Avalon Panorama features unmatched cabin views as the first of its kind in the industry with two full decks… Read more
    Built
    2011
    Guests
    84 - 166
    Crew
    47
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Suites
    66
    Staterooms
    17
    Gross Tonnage
    2775 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Avalon Passion
    Avalon Passion
    Offering splendid river views, the Avalon Passion offers an exciting array of state-of-the-art amenities. Each Panorama Suite is fitted w… Read more
    Built
    2016
    Guests
    84 - 166
    Crew
    47
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Suites
    67
    Staterooms
    16
    Gross Tonnage
    2775 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Avalon Poetry II
    Avalon Poetry II
    Avalon Poetry II is a classic beauty that has been sailing on the European rivers since 2014. The Poetry II offers 2 full levels of suite… Read more
    Built
    2014
    Crew
    37
    Length
    361 ft.
    Suites
    52
    Staterooms
    12
  • Avalon Siem Reap
    Avalon Siem Reap
    Sailing on the Mekong River, the Avalon Siem Reap is an incredibly beautiful all-suite ship built in 2015 with premium interiors. The shi… Read more
    Built
    2015
    Crew
    24
    Length
    195
    Suites
    18
  • Avalon Tapestry II
    Avalon Tapestry II
    The Avalon Tapestry II is a true haven on the river - two full decks of Panorama SuitesSM with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transf… Read more
    Built
    2015
    Guests
    65 - 130
    Crew
    37
    Length
    110 m / 361 ft
    Suites
    52
    Staterooms
    12
    Gross Tonnage
    2022 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Avalon Tranquillity II
    Avalon Tranquillity II
    Another exciting Suite Ship® graces the rivers of Europe in 2015. The intimate setting of the Avalon Tranquility II features two full… Read more
    Built
    2015
    Guests
    65 - 130
    Crew
    37
    Length
    110 m / 361 ft
    Suites
    52
    Staterooms
    12
    Gross Tonnage
    2022 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Avalon Visionary
    Avalon Visionary
    Take in the view like never before on the Avalon Visionary. You'll enjoy the intimate setting achieved with two full decks of suites… Read more
    Built
    2012
    Guests
    65 - 130
    Crew
    37
    Length
    110 m / 361 ft
    Suites
    52
    Staterooms
    12
    Gross Tonnage
    2022 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
  • Avalon Vista
    Avalon Vista
    Experience European river views unlike any other ship can offer. The Avalon Vista's two full decks of suites feature Wall-to-Wall Pan… Read more
    Built
    2012
    Guests
    84 - 166
    Crew
    47
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Suites
    66
    Staterooms
    17
    Gross Tonnage
    2775 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Treasure of Galapagos
    Treasure of Galapagos
    Seeing the Galápagos Islands on board the 9-suite Treasure of Galápagos goes beyond traditional cruising and allows you a t… Read more
    Built
    2009
    Guests
    18
    Crew
    10
    Length
    31 m / 102 ft
    Suites
    1
    Staterooms
    8
    Gross Tonnage
    342 gt
    Beam
    11 m / 36 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Delfin III
    Delfin III
    The 169-foot-long, Delfin III has been tailor made to suit its environment, while maintaining its integrity as a true luxury river cruise… Read more
    Built
    2015 (refurbished: 2017)
    Guests
    44
    Crew
    29
    Length
    51.5 m / 169 ft
    Suites
    22
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    10 kn / 19 kph / 12 mph
    Draft
    5ft / 1.5m
  • Saigon
    Saigon
    The all-suite Avalon SaigonSM, our newest Suite Ship® in Asia, was specifically designed to offer the best cruise experience on the M… Read more
    Built
    2018
    Guests
    18 - 36
    Crew
    24
    Length
    60 m / 197 ft
    Staterooms
    18
    Gross Tonnage
    950 gt
    Cruising Speed
    9 kn / 17 kph / 10 mph
  • Envision
    Envision
    The Avalon Envision is the newest addition to the 2019 Avalon Suite Ship fleet. With the youngest fleet of ships on Europe's waterway… Read more
    Built
    2018
    Guests
    83-166
    Crew
    47
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Suites
    67
    Staterooms
    16
    Gross Tonnage
    2775 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
  • Ganges Voyager
    Ganges Voyager
    The pioneering Ganges Voyager carries just 56 guests and offers a warm and relaxed experience. The ship takes you back in time with the g… Read more
    Built
    2015
    Guests
    56
    Crew
    35
    Length
    56 m / 185 ft
    Suites
    5
    Staterooms
    23
    Beam
    12 m / 41 ft
  • Avalon View
    Avalon View
    The Avalon View is the newest addition to the 2020 Avalon Suite Ship fleet. With the youngest fleet of ships on Europe's waterways, Avalon W… Read more
    Capacity
    Built
    2019
    Guests
    166
    Crew
    47
    Length
    443 ft / 135 m
    Width
    12m / 39 ft
    Suites
    67
    Staterooms
    16
    Registry
    Gross Tonnage
    2775 gt
    Electricity
    Beam
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
    Generators
    Engines
    Draft

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