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Our global operations team and network of travel partners and suppliers are working hard to ensure we meet or exceed travel guidelines, protocols, safety measures, and local laws in each destination.

Our Global Health & Safety Team has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures.


Discover the sights, smells and local traditions of Europe this December

Idyllic glistening cities and a taste of cinnamon gingerbread in the air, all from the comfort of your luxury award-winning Panorama Suites this Christmas.

From only £1,350pp or £1,600pp including flights and transfers staying in one of our award-winning Panorama Suites. 

When it comes to celebrating the festive season, there's no better place than Europe. Sail from port to port and breathe in the Christmas spirit. Experience charming Christmas markets and cherish Christmas traditions along the way. And if you need a little more convincing, here's what to expect on an Avalon festive cruise this December. 

  • Cruise through the wintery landscape of the picturesque Wachau Valley, enjoying the views while tasting traditional Austrian cookies. 
  • Enjoy a day at the magical Black Forest to experience local traditions and the vibrant Christmas mood.
  • Treat your taste buds on a guided culinary tour of Vienna’s magical Christmas Advent Markets to sample Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel.

And whilst onboard expect festively decorated ships, Christmas tradition's lectures and seasonal local food & wine, including cookie tasting sessions. 

Wider windows for the wide-eyed

Stretch out on a luxurious bed that faces a wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic window, and your room is transformed into river cruising's only Open-Air Balcony®—with nothing between you and the view. You can almost reach out and touch the changing landscapes and landmarks, castles and cathedrals, vineyards and villages, and scenic serenity. You're not dreaming. You're in your Panorama Suite® on an award-winning Avalon Suite Ship®. Let's face it. Beds facing the view are worlds above the rest.

'Cruise Critic?' We prefer 'Cruise Compliment!'

(And thank you, by the way)

Cruise Critic named Avalon’s staterooms the best in the business, and yes, we’re blushing a bit. But it’s only because we’ve taken such pride in bringing you river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony stateroom design, featuring beds with a view. Rest easy (literally) as you enjoy bigger views, more space and 24/7 access to open-air cruising. With Avalon, the views are as wide open as the possibilities.

 

 

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DEDICATED TO MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Our 90+ years of sharing the world with travellers has taught us a few things. We've learned that visiting the iconic destinations and lesser-known locales is truly a gift we're grateful to share. While we always aim to make your vacation experience carefree, we will always care about the people and the places our visits touch.

 

Find out more on how Avalon is committed to making a positive impact on our guests while also reducing our own impact on the environment and improving the lives of the individuals who call our travel destinations home. 

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