Legendary River Cruises. Inspired Design.
Our travelers have inspired us to utilize more than 80 years of travel expertise
to design the best river cruise experience possible. We've taken everything special
about river cruising and made it even better - down to the last detail. Our views
are panoramic and spaces large and inviting; comfort is king and dining personalized.
And, thanks to our rich partnership with Globus, our itineraries are legendary.
THE AVALON DIFFERENCE
In May 2011, Avalon Waterways
is unveiling the Avalon PanoramaSM, the industry's FIRST
"Suite Ship." With this ship, we are introducing a proprietary Panorama SuiteSM design to maximize the river cruise experience. Simply
put, this Suite Ship redefines space: Space that was thoughtfully designed to enhance
traveler comfort and views, while also bringing an indoor/outdoor living experience
In addition to boasting 17 of our award-winning Avalon Deluxe Staterooms on the
lower deck, the Panorama features 64 newly designed Panorama Suites, positioned
on the top two decks, showcasing a full, 200-square feet of living space. This space
comes complete with a large seating area adjacent to a Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window.
When opened, this floor-to-ceiling window is nearly 11' x 7', and transforms the
entire Suite into the category's first Open-Air BalconyTM.
MORE ABOUT DESIGN
Inspired by design, our ships are crafted to entice all five senses. Some enhancements,
including deluxe woven carpeting, flowers, premium L'Occitane products and scented
sticks in our staterooms are subtle. Other offerings, such as new Avalon-branded
premium bedding (Comfort Collection by AvalonSM), marble
bathrooms as well as a perfect balance of warm interiors, natural lighting and panoramic
views are distinctive and unexpected. Combined, all elements provide travelers with
a unique feeling of space, freedom and comfort not found with another cruise line.
MORE ABOUT COMFORT
Comfort on our ships also comes in the form of flexible and personalized dining.
We help our guests enjoy local cuisines, inspired by local ingredients and created
by some of Europe's most highly skilled chefs, as well as complimentary regional
wines, beer and soft drinks on board our ships. With help from our top European
chefs, we're reigniting our cruiser's culinary experience by unveiling a number
of dining enhancements and selections. The all-inclusive dining choices and selections
we offer on our vessels are simply unparalleled.
MORE ABOUT DINING
We cruise internationally for different reasons. Some of us go to learn about new
cultures, some for inspiration and enrichment and others for a stress-free getaway.
From adding distinct destinations and abbreviated cruises to our vacation portfolio
to creating themed travel and pre- and post-cruise combination opportunities, we've
put together more than 120 all-inclusive experiences to 20 countries to fit luxury
and budget-focused travelers, Boomers, GenXers and families wanting to experience
a plethora of destinations around the world.
MORE ABOUT SELECTION
It's not easy to be an expert on everywhere, and thanks to Avalon's relationship
with Globus and 200 support staff on the ground in dozens of countries around the
world, our cruisers are privy to the finest all-inclusive land programs available
in Europe, China, Egypt and the Galápagos Islands. We transform tourists into travelers
and storytellers and help them truly experience each destination with guided sightseeing
in every port (complete with headsets), daily port lectures, VIP access into key
destinations, no waiting in lines and great cultural immersion, bringing history
to life, thanks to highly skilled, best-in-the-busines's Cruise and Tour Directors.
MORE ABOUT ENRICHMENT
Avalon takes travelers beyond the panoramic, uncompromised views of the ship, and
provides them immersive access and storytelling in each destination, a plethora
of itinerary and excursion choices and unparalleled flexibility in dining, services
and amenities: All inspirationally designed to enhance their journey abroad.
MORE ABOUT PERSONALIZATION