Avalon Waterways is a front-runner in premier river cruises. With its fleet of 22 ships, Avalon cruises all of the main rivers throughout Europe, Vietnam/Cambodia, Myanmar, China as well the Galapagos and the Amazon. Avalon Waterways' ships are known for being intimate and appealing. Guests receive unmatched outstanding and personalized service. Avalon's staterooms are on average 15% larger than other river ships and feature all on the amenities that one would expect to find in a luxury hotel. Known for their "Bed with a View", their Panorama Suites feature beds that face the floor to ceiling windows. Dining on an Avalon Waterways Cruise is a reflection of the ship's destination featuring menus that celebrate the local cuisines. European Chefs craft epicurean menus based on the freshest local ingredients and pare them with regional wines of the area. Ships provide complimentary cappuccino, espresso, latte and premium Lavazza coffee served throughout the day. Their European ships sail on the romantic Rhine, the legendary Danube, the Moselle, the Seine and the Rhone. In Asia, Avalon sails the Yangtze River in China and the Mekong River through China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Avalon Waterways offer over 180 itineraries ranging from 8 to 24 days.
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Avalon Waterways Highlights
You'll get a room with a view with Avalon Waterways. Avalon invites their guests to see for themselves the Avalon Difference. Experience the views you deserve when sailing the world's rivers. Guests will stay comfortably in unique, one-of-a-kind staterooms with the bed angled to face the view outside the window. Each Panorama SuiteSM is 200 square feet, with an 11' wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling Panoramic Window, which is 50% wider than industry standard. The Panoramic Window opens 7-feet wide, to create a large Open-Air Balcony®, giving Avalon the "wow factor". Inviting the fresh air in without compromising room space, you can enjoy these balconies year-round, at any time of day, in any weather condition.
Guests travel on an Avalon Waterways Cruise to fully experience the destination. In addition to the incredible 360-degree views, Avalon Waterways' expert guides and lecturers give guests the opportunity to become truly immersed in the destination, learning in-depth about the history, culture, and cuisine of each area. Complimentary tours are provided in each port and Avalon Waterways' guests are granted VIP access into key destinations providing an even greater level of insight and immersion into the local culture.
Staterooms & Comfort
Each stateroom features Comfort Collection by AvalonSM bedding, European style duvets, high comfort mattress covers, personal pillow menus and Egyptian cotton linens, ample storage space, a flat screen television, bottled water and fully stocked mini-bars. The marble bathrooms boast the finest appointments including L'Occitane toiletries, ample storage and plush robes and slippers. All Avalon Waterways ships feature free wireless internet access. And when each room's wall-to-wall Panoramic Window is closed, the open air balcony is transformed into a contemporary, light, inviting and inspirationally designed sitting room that's perfect for relaxing, reading a book or savoring a romantic dinner.
Avalon Waterways offers authentic experiences, making for a superior vacation. On board, our Local FavoritesSM give you an inspiring glimpse into your destination's culture and traditions. Guests enjoy a wide range of activities, like food and wine tastings, demonstrations by local artisans, talks by experts about the areas through which you're traveling, and lively performances by local entertainers. Attend an onboard performance of Bulgarian Folk Dances or enjoy a local treat of sausage, sauerkraut & beer, or discover what makes French fromage so special at a French cheese tasting. Perhaps you'd prefer to attend a tasting of the region's famed Moselle wines. Guests have the opportunity to learn from a local expert about D-Day, or visit an authentic tulip farm where they'll learn about Holland's famous flower gardens.
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