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Avalon Waterways

Avalon Waterways

You've always forged your own path...with your own distinct perspective of looking at the world. Avalon Waterways presents a river cruise experience with your unique style in mind-offering expansive views and wider perspectives. With river cruising's only Open-Air BalconySM, these wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows open wider than any other in the industry, blurring the line between outside and in, forming a spacious seating area for six, and creating an open invitation to discover and dream. Even if you're a seasoned traveler, you've never seen Europe like this.

Whether you'd like a romantic mini-break, an extended exploration, or something in between, with Avalon Waterways, you get to choose the river cruise that reveals the very best of Europe, Asia or South America.

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 transports 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 indulgence. We call this the Avalon difference.

Ships

Details Departs Price
Tapestry II, Paris To Normandy's Landing Beaches 2018 ex Paris Return
7 Night Cruise sailing from Paris roundtrip aboard Avalon Tapestry II.
21 Apr 2018
7 nights
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Tapestry II and Poetry II, Grand France 2018 ex Paris to Cote D'Azur
14 Night Cruise sailing from Paris to Arles aboard aboard Avalon Tapestry II and Avalon Poetry II. Hotel stay post-cruise in Cote D'Azur.
21 Apr 2018
15 nights
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Tranquility II, Romantic Rhine 2018 ex Amsterdam to Basel
7 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Basel aboard Tranquility II.
21 Apr 2018
7 nights
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Imagery II, Romantic Rhine 2018 ex Basel to Amsterdam
7 Night Cruise sailing from Basel to Amsterdam aboard Imagery II.
21 Apr 2018
7 nights
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Artistry II, Rhine & Moselle 2018 ex Amsterdam to Basel
12 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Basel aboard Avalon Artistry II.
21 Apr 2018
12 nights
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Tranquility II & Poetry II, Rhine and Rhone Revealed 2018 ex Amsterdam t
14 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Arles aboard Tranquility II and Poetry II. Hotel stay post-cruise in Cote D'Azur.
21 Apr 2018
15 nights
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Luminary, Tulips of Northern Holland 2018 ex Haarlem to Amsterdam
7 Night Cruise sailing from Haarlem to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Luminary.
22 Apr 2018
7 nights
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Affinity, Romantic Rhine 2018 ex Amsterdam to Basel
7 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Basel aboard Affinity.
22 Apr 2018
7 nights
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Vista, Tulip Time Cruise ex Amsterdam Return
7 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam roundtrip aboard Avalon Vista.
24 Apr 2018
7 nights
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Visionary, Canals Vineyards & Paris 2018 ex Amsterdam to Paris
7 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Remich aborad Avalon Visionary. Hotel stay post-cruise in Paris.
25 Apr 2018
9 nights
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Passion, Balkan Discovery 2018 ex Budapest to Bucharest
6 Night Cruise sailing from Budapest to Oltenita aboard Avalon Passion. 2 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Budapest and 1 night hotel stay post-cruise in Bucharest.
25 Apr 2018
9 nights
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Panorama, Danube Dreams ex Budapest to Prague
7 Night Cruise sailing from Budapest to Deggendorf aboard Avalon Panorama. 2 night hotel stay post-cruise in Prague.
26 Apr 2018
9 nights
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Poetry II, Burgundy & Provence 2018 ex Paris to Cote d'Azur
7 Night Cruise sailing from St Jean de Losne to Arles aboard Avalon Poetry II. 2 night stay pre-cruise in Paris and 1 night stay post-cruise in Cote d'Azur.
26 Apr 2018
10 nights
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Expression, A Taste of the Danube ex Budapest to Vienna
3 Night Cruise sailing from Budapest to Vienna aboard Avalon Expression. 2 night hotel stay pre-cruise in Budapest and 2 night hotel stay post-cruise in Vienna.
26 Apr 2018
7 nights
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Illumination, Tulip Time Cruise ex Amsterdam Return
7 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam roundtrip aboard Avalon Illumination.
27 Apr 2018
7 nights
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Impression, Magnificent Europe 2018 ex Amsterdam to Budapest
14 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Budapest aboard Avalon Impression.
27 Apr 2018
14 nights
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Tapestry II, Paris To Normandy's Landing Beaches 2018 ex Paris Return
7 Night Cruise sailing from Paris roundtrip aboard Avalon Tapestry II.
28 Apr 2018
7 nights
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Imagery II, Romantic Rhine 2018 ex Amsterdam to Basel
7 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Basel aboard Imagery II.
28 Apr 2018
7 nights
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Tranquility II, Romantic Rhine 2018 ex Basel to Amsterdam
7 Night Cruise sailing from Basel to Amsterdam aboard Tranquility II.
28 Apr 2018
7 nights
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Felicity, Romantic Rhine 2018 ex Amsterdam to Basel
7 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Basel aboard Felicity.
29 Apr 2018
7 nights
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Inspired by Local Ingredients. Created by Top Chefs. Savored by All Aboard.

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.

With help from our top European chefs, we offer cruisers the dining experience they crave. Some of the highlights of our vast menu of dining choices 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 glucose-free cuisine
Introducing Night Fare, served at 10:30 PM to cap off each day with a treat

And, with Avalon, the "most important meal of the day" really is the "most important." In addition to providing our travelers Early- and Late-riser breakfast options, we provide them complimentary sparkling wine – great for Mimosas – and made-to-order egg stations as well as a robust breakfast buffet. Guests can also order continental breakfast in their room and have drinks delivered throughout the day.

Avalon's menu of options doesn't begin and end with food. In addition to offering cruisers the customary complimentary wine, beer or soft drinks at dinner and soft drinks included with lunch, we 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 are also provided to our passengers throughout the day. And, if that's not enough, we provide cruisers alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink packages that can be pre-purchased.

We also recognize that many of our cruisers are celebrating special occasions on our ships. That's why we offer them the chance to commemorate a birthday or anniversary with Celebration Package selections.


Meal Schedule

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 vary daily.*

*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.

Tipping policy

Gratuities on board and on land are not included in the cruise price (except for Exclusive Collection cruises & New Zealand & Australian Guests). Tipping is a way to show your satisfaction for good service and is part of the cruising way of life. Many Australians and New Zealanders are unfamiliar with this custom and are unsure what to do when onboard, therefore Avalon Waterways have built in the cost to your cruise fare for all cruises in Europe. Please note we are unable to facilitate pre paid gratuities in Egypt, China or South America.

Children

n our many years of cruising experience, we have found that children under the age of eight typically are too young to fully enjoy a cruise vacation. Because of this and for the safety and enjoyment of all passengers, we do not accept children under eight years of age. In addition, please note that there are no special arrangements or activities for children on our ships.