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 just waiting to be discovered with Avalon's unmatched choice of included excursions and activities. 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. When it's time to refuel, your onboard dining options are as wide open as your views, with our new FlexDining® choices. Rise and shine when you please, dine where and when you wish, or take a picnic lunch to enjoy on shore.
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.
30% more space makes you feel 100% more comfortable. Over 80% of our staterooms in our Suite Ships® are 200-square foot Panorama Suites, 30% larger than the average stateroom. And at 172 square feet, our Deluxe Staterooms are still spacious, comfortable, and quiet (thank you, sound insulation!).
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 moves 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 luxury to be enjoyed effortlessly. That's the Avalon difference.
We'd rather have smiles on our guests' faces than white gloves on our crew. Our focus on board is to ensure each guest is comfortable and relaxed, leaving the pomp and circumstance to others. Our pride comes from friendly, personalized service in perfect balance with the warm, inviting spaces throughout your Avalon ship. Your comfort and unsurpassed hospitality of our crew is why happiness flows on each and every Avalon ship.
It's the little things. From luxurious L'Occitane® bath products on a marble countertop to your choice of mattress firmness. It's premium spirits in our upscale bar, and 24-hour self-service beverages whenever you crave a cappuccino, hot chocolate, or something sweet to eat. It's a well-stocked library in the Club Lounge to play a game of cards or the choice to sleep late with complimentary continental breakfast served in your room. Included wine with dinner is nice. Even better is wine from the vineyards you've seen out your window. You'll find these and many more small details throughout your Avalon Suite Ship® to make you smile. That's the Avalon difference.
Tantalizing flavours to suit your distinct taste. When you travel for fresh perspectives, your dining experience should feel the same. Avalon delivers local flavour to the table with fresh and local ingredients our chefs use to create regional specialities as well as traditional favourites you love in a variety of inspired settings. Dine al fresco with a made-to-order lunch at the Sky Grill, enjoy an elegant four-course dinner in the glass-walled Panorama Dining Room or sample a buffet of select specialities in the Panorama Bistro—always with regional fresh fare or the comfort foods you love.
Brothers Karl and Leo Wrenkh - two of Europe's rising culinary stars – have partnered with Avalon to present Avalon Fresh, the latest concept in "haute cuisine." With Avalon Fresh, travellers can guiltlessly indulge in a mouthwatering menu that combines the freshest ingredients with surprising flavours 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.
With FlexDining® you choose your dining experience morning, noon, and night on our Suite Ships®. Up early or prefer to sleep in? No problem. Our Early and Late-Riser Continental breakfasts ensure you're off to a great start. Whether it's surrounded by breathtaking panoramic views in the Panorama Dining Room, an alfresco lunch at the Sky Bistro (weather permitting), or a casual light lunch or dinner in the Panorama Bistro, the choice is yours. And we never charge extra for these alternatives.
Each à la carte meal includes a variety of options for each course. Plus, enjoy complimentary sparkling wine and juices with breakfast, soft drinks with lunch, and every dinner is paired with complimentary wines selected by a professional sommelier.
Experience all that Avalon has to offer in exotic locations like Southeast Asia, India, the Galapagos Islands, or the Peruvian Amazon. Join us to cruise on the Mekong through the heart of Vietnam and Cambodia, or on the Ganges in India for a tapestry of fascinating sights, colorful cultures, and ancient traditions. In South America, 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 Galapagos Island. Explore in the company of expert Local Guides and Naturalist Guides for an exceptional experience only Avalon can deliver.