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.
In 2011, with help from our top European chefs, we're reigniting our cruisers' culinary
experience by unveiling a number of dining enhancements and selections. They 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
- Introducing Night Fare, served at 10:30 PM to cap off each day with a treat
Avalon Waterways is adding even more selections for the “most important meal of
the day” in 2011 as well. In addition to providing our travelers Early- and Late-riser
breakfast options, we are adding complimentary sparkling wine – great for Mimosas
– and made-to-order egg stations to our already robust breakfast buffet, fleet-wide.
Guests can also order continental breakfast in their room and have drinks delivered
throughout the day.
More drink options are also on the menu for Avalon Waterways in the coming year.
In addition to offering cruisers the customary complimentary wine, beer or soft
drinks at dinner and soft drinks included with lunch, we will 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 will also be provided to our passengers
throughout the day.
Celebration Packages are also new on our ships in 2011. We will be offering cruisers
the chance to commemorate a birthday or anniversary in their room with several celebratory
This year, we also introduced alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink packages: Packages
that can be pre-purchased by interested passengers.
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
*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.