Avalon Waterways: Cruising Europe in relaxed luxury


Avalon Waterways: Cruising Europe in relaxed luxury
There’s cruising the rivers of Europe, and there’s cruising the rivers of Europe with Avalon Waterways. The difference is in the detail.

The Avalon Experience

Cruising with Avalon Waterways is all about choice, ensuring you can cruise your own way. Take shore cruises for example. Avalon Choice gives you the freedom to put your stamp on the cruise, by customising using the many options and innovative tools. Avalon’s excursion menu serves up a selection of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions that have something for everyone, or the extremely knowledgeable and friendly onboard cruise directors can steer you in the right direction if you want to explore on your own.

You even have the freedom to choose where and when you dine. The fixed dining schedules of old are out the window, so if you want to spend longer reading on the deck or chatting in the bar before dinner, you can. Then you just need to decide where you dine, with the option for a casual or a more formal four-course dinner.


Life on board

Whichever river you are exploring, part of the beauty of an Avalon Waterways cruise is being able to watch life go by from your cabin if you choose to. On Avalon’s Suite Ships, The Panorama Suites live up to their name. These beautiful Suites are 30 per cent larger than industry standard staterooms, and wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows transform your viewing experience by creating river cruising’s only open-air balcony. As the beds face the window, you can even enjoy the passing parade of Europe while in bed.

The Sky Deck is another prime spot for immersing in the passing landscape as you cruise from one exciting European destination to another. Soak in the whirlpool, relax in premium lounge chairs in the shade or under the sun, or have a bit of fun joining ship mates for some deck games.

Whether it is the incredible design of the Panorama Suites, the general comfort of your cabin, the high calibre of dining options on board or the incredible service offered by the cruise directors, crew or local tour guides, Avalon Waterways’ focus on quality shines through everywhere on board.

The extraordinary Avalon View

In April 2020, Avalon Waterways’ brand new Extraordinary Suite Ship, Avalon View, will begin cruising the Rhine and Danube rivers in style. View has two full decks of the award-winning Panorama Suites, with onboard amenities including an impressive fitness centre, the Adventure Center for bikes and active gear and there is even an Adventure Host to help out with advice on the range of active excursions. Like her sister ships, dining is flexible with choices including the casual Panorama Bistro, the al fresco Sky Grill or elegant Dining Room.

But no matter which of Avalon Waterways’ ships that you are on, in Europe, on the Nile in Egypt, on the Amazon, in the Galapagos, on the Ganges in India, or on the Mekong in Vietnam or Cambodia, you’ll be putting your own spin on your Avalon cruise. Do as much, or as little as you like, as you get to know the DNA of the places you visit on your river adventure.



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