Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways

You've always forged your own path...with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind-offering expansive views and wider perspectives. With river cruising's only Open-Air BalconySM, these wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows open wider than any other in the industry, blurring the line between outside and in, forming a 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.

Whether you'd like a romantic mini-break, an extended exploration, or something in between, with Avalon Waterways, you get to choose the river cruise that reveals the very best of Europe, Asia or South America.

What defines luxury? Is it the enjoyment of the good things in life, or is it simply having things just the way you prefer them? At Avalon Waterways, we navigate with both elegance and ease to deliver a "just right" experience - one that transports you at just the right pace, with just the right amenities, and just the right views. Along the legendary waterways of Europe, we balance enriching activities, included excursions, mouthwatering cuisine, and unmatched service to offer the perfect degree of relaxed indulgence. We call this the Avalon difference.

Ships

Saigon, Mekong Discovery 2020 ex Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

Departs 1 October 2020 from Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Saigon.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh aboard Avalon Saigon.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Siem Reap, Mekong Discovery 2020 ex Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

Departs 1 October 2020 from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Siem Reap.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh aboard Avalon Siem Reap.

7 night cruise from Request Online

View, Danube Dreams ex Deggendorf to Budapest

Departs 1 October 2020 from Deggendorf, Germany on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon View.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Deggendorf to Budapest aboard Avalon View.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Illumination, Danube Dreams ex Budapest to Deggendorf

Departs 1 October 2020 from Budapest, Hungary on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Illumination.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Budapest to Deggendorf aboard Avalon Illumination.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Envision, Blue Danube Discovery 2020 ex Budapest to Nuremberg

Departs 1 October 2020 from Budapest, Hungary on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Envision.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Budapest to Nuremberg aboard Avalon Envision.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Vista, Romantic Rhine 2020 ex Amsterdam to Basel

Departs 3 October 2020 from Amsterdam, Rivers on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Vista.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Basel aboard Avalon Vista.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Panorama, Romantic Rhine 2020 ex Basel to Amsterdam

Departs 3 October 2020 from Basel, Switzerland on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Panorama.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Basel to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Panorama.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Artistry II, Heart of Germany ex Mainz to Nuremberg

Departs 4 October 2020 from Mainz, Germany on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Artistry II.
5 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Nuremberg aboard Avalon Artistry II.

5 night cruise from Request Online

Artistry II, Heart of the Danube ex Mainz to Budapest

Departs 4 October 2020 from Mainz, Germany on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Artistry II.
12 Night Cruise sailing from Mainz to Budapest aboard Avalon Artistry II.

12 night cruise from Request Online

Saigon, Fascinating Vietnam Cambodia Mekong 2020 ex Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

Departs 5 October 2020 from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Saigon.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap aboard Avalon Saigon. Hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh pre-cruise and Siem Reap post-cruise.

12 night cruise from Request Online

Siem Reap, Fascinating Vietnam Cambodia Mekong 2020 ex Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh

Departs 5 October 2020 from Siem Reap, Cambodia on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Siem Reap.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh aboard Avalon Siem Reap. Hotel stays in Siem Reap pre-cruise and Ho Chi Minh post-cruise.

12 night cruise from Request Online

Siem Reap, Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam 2020 ex Siem Reap to Hanoi

Departs 5 October 2020 from Siem Reap, Cambodia on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Siem Reap.
17 Night Cruise and Land Package including a 7 Night Cruise sailing from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh aboard Avalon Siem Reap.

17 night cruise from Request Online

Saigon, Heart of Cambodia 2020 ex Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

Departs 5 October 2020 from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Saigon.
17 Night Cruise and Land package including a 7 Night Cruise sailing from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh aboard Avalon Saigon.

17 night cruise from Request Online

Passion, Danube From the Black Sea to Budapest 2020 ex Bucharest to Budapest

Departs 5 October 2020 from Bucharest, Romania on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Passion.
9 Night Cruise sailing from Fetesti to Budapest aboard Avalon Passion. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

10 night cruise from Request Online

Passion, From the Black Sea to Germany ex Bucharest to Deggendorf

Departs 5 October 2020 from Bucharest, Romania on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Passion.
16 Night Cruise sailing from Fetesti to Deggendorf aboard Avalon Passion. Hotel stay pre-cruise in Bucharest.

17 night cruise from Request Online

Tapestry II, Paris To Normandy's Landing Beaches 2020 ex Paris Return

Departs 6 October 2020 from Paris, France on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Tapestry II.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Paris roundtrip aboard Avalon Tapestry II.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Poetry II & Expression, Rhine Rhone Revealed (Wine Lovers) ex Port St Louis to A

Departs 6 October 2020 from Port-Saint-Louis-Du-Rhone, France on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Poetry II.
14 Night Cruise sailing from Port St Louis to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Poetry II and Avalon Expression.

14 night cruise from Request Online

Expression, Romantic Rhine 2020 ex Amsterdam to Basel

Departs 6 October 2020 from Amsterdam, Rivers on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Expression.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Basel aboard Avalon Expression.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Impression, Romantic Rhine 2020 ex Basel to Amsterdam

Departs 6 October 2020 from Basel, Switzerland on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Impression.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Basel to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Impression.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Poetry II, Burgundy & Provence (Wine) ex Port St Louis to St Jean de Losne

Departs 6 October 2020 from Port-Saint-Louis-Du-Rhone, France on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Poetry II.
7 Night Cruise sailing from Port St Louis to St Jean de Losne aboard Avalon Poetry II.

7 night cruise from Request Online

Tapestry II & Poetry II, Grand France 2020 ex Paris to Port St Louis

Departs 6 October 2020 from Paris, France on Avalon Waterways onboard Avalon Tapestry II.
14 Night Cruise sailing from Paris to Port St Louis aboard Avalon Tapestry II and Avalon Poetry II.

14 night cruise from Request Online

Inspired by Local Ingredients. Created by Top Chefs. Savored by All Aboard.

In addition to providing travelers the chance to immerse themselves in each destination they visit, we help them enjoy local cuisines, inspired by local ingredients and created by some of Europe's most highly skilled chefs, as well as regional wines on board our ships.

With help from our top European chefs, we offer cruisers the dining experience they crave. Some of the highlights of our vast menu of dining choices include:
Giving cruisers a choice of appetizer, salad, entrée, cheese and dessert
Featuring local fare options at each meal
Highlighting sustainable cuisine on our French itineraries
Providing cruisers more healthy menu options including low calorie, low sodium and glucose-free cuisine
Introducing Night Fare, served at 10:30 PM to cap off each day with a treat

And, with Avalon, the "most important meal of the day" really is the "most important." In addition to providing our travelers Early- and Late-riser breakfast options, we provide them complimentary sparkling wine – great for Mimosas – and made-to-order egg stations as well as a robust breakfast buffet. Guests can also order continental breakfast in their room and have drinks delivered throughout the day.

Avalon's menu of options doesn't begin and end with food. In addition to offering cruisers the customary complimentary wine, beer or soft drinks at dinner and soft drinks included with lunch, we feature a Cocktail Hour on our ships for cruisers interested in enjoying local wine, beer and other spirits before dinner, while socializing with fellow travelers. Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, latte and premium, Lavazza coffee are also provided to our passengers throughout the day. And, if that's not enough, we provide cruisers alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink packages that can be pre-purchased.

We also recognize that many of our cruisers are celebrating special occasions on our ships. That's why we offer them the chance to commemorate a birthday or anniversary with Celebration Package selections.


Meal Schedule

Early Riser Coffee, 6 a.m.
Start your day right with self-service coffee, hot water, croissants, cookies, and assorted finger foods.

Breakfast Buffet, 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Enjoy a tempting selection of breads, cereals, fruits, cold cuts and cheeses, smoked salmon, pastries, yogurts, and juices. Hot items such as eggs, sausage, and bacon vary daily.*

*Buffet breakfast items are conveniently color coded on all Avalon Waterways river cruise ships to indicate foods that are low calorie, low fat/low calorie, high fiber, low cholesterol, and high energy

Late Riser Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Self-service coffee, hot water, croissants, cookies and assorted finger foods.

Lunch Buffet, 12:30 p.m.
Select from intriguing appetizers, hearty soups, hot dishes, homemade breads, cold cuts and cheeses, salads, and delectable desserts.

Afternoon Tea, 4 p.m.
Take a mid-day break with coffee or tea and cake or cookies served in the lounge or on the top deck.

Dinner, 7:30 p.m.
Dine elegantly with a sit-down meal served in a single sitting. The chef will delight you with gourmet selections and the perfect, complimentary wines (complimentary beer or soft drinks also available). Menus typically feature an appetizer, soup, entrée, dessert, and coffee or tea.

Night Fare, 10:30 p.m.

Note: Meal times may vary depending on cruise schedule.

Tipping policy

Gratuities on board and on land are not included in the cruise price (except for Exclusive Collection cruises & New Zealand & Australian Guests). Tipping is a way to show your satisfaction for good service and is part of the cruising way of life. Many Australians and New Zealanders are unfamiliar with this custom and are unsure what to do when onboard, therefore Avalon Waterways have built in the cost to your cruise fare for all cruises in Europe. Please note we are unable to facilitate pre paid gratuities in Egypt, China or South America.

Children

n our many years of cruising experience, we have found that children under the age of eight typically are too young to fully enjoy a cruise vacation. Because of this and for the safety and enjoyment of all passengers, we do not accept children under eight years of age. In addition, please note that there are no special arrangements or activities for children on our ships.