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Goodbye waves. Hello world!

Cruise without crowds, explore new cultures with ease, and sail in intimate settings when you cruise the world with Avalon Waterways! If you’re considering trading ocean cruising for river cruising, here are some of the biggest differences you can look forward to!

    More Off-Ship Adventures

    Trade sea days for SEE days! 

    Never feel lost at sea on an Avalon river cruise when you can step into the world just on shore around each bend of an Avalon river cruise? On a typical ocean cruise, you spend a lot of your time seeing the deep blue sea. You’re in for a more colorful experience when you cruise down the legendary rivers of the world. With Avalon, the scenic and storied shoreline—dotted with fairytale villages, rolling vineyards and towering castles—is always in view.

    All-Exterior Suites

    It’s a “shore” thing!

    All of Avalon Waterways’ staterooms are exterior rooms, showcasing the views of the world passing by. But that’s not all! More than 80% are Panorama Suites with Open-Air Balconies—designed with your views in mind. A Panorama Suite highlight on all Avalon Suite Ships, these wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows open 7-feet wide in Europe and 11-feet-wide in Southeast Asia … Wider than any other balconies on the world’s rivers and oceans!

    More to Explore On Shore

    The sights are colossal... not the ship. 

    While ocean cruise ships are celebrated for their size, our award-winning Suite Ships are built to sail under centuries-old bridges and right up to the charming villages of the Old World with ease. And with an average of just 150 guests on board, our ships promise dock-to-discovery in mere minutes, so you can skip queues and get straight to your “to-dos” when your local guides whisk you away for intimate and immersive excursions on shore.

    Smaller Ships–Bigger Experiences

    Fewer stories. More tales. 

    Trade the towering 10+ stories and thousands of passengers of massive cruise ships for the personalized service and relaxed luxury of just 3 levels on our award-winning Avalon Suite Ships®. We place a bigger emphasis on the stories waiting to be discovered on shore, so you can explore in a deeper way than the deepest ocean cruise can fathom. Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery, and Active inclusions elevate cruising with off-the-charts possibilities—with you at the helm!

Welcome to a new kind of cruise!

Welcome aboard Avalon Waterways!