With more than 80 years of experience in the industry, Avalon offers a river cruise experience like no other. Detail-oriented and luxuriant, Avalon’s river cruises offer panoramic views and spacious roomy quarters. Moreover, with itineraries in Europe, Egypt, China and the Galápagos Islands, Avalon Waterways continues to expand its offerings.
Avalon’s cruise ships incorporate large staterooms with deluxe hotel-style amenities. The interior design of these staterooms have a bright, contemporary feel in line with their Swiss heritage. In addition to spacious rooms and views, Avalon offers an elegant and inspired cuisine, providing travelers one more manner in which they can immerse themselves in the culture of each destination they visit. Meals on board feature local cuisines inspired by local ingredients and created by highly-skilled European chefs. Meals are paired with a fine selection of regional wines.
Aboard Avalon ships one will find hand-tailored experiences – from handpicked Cruise Directors to local guides in every destination, travelers will find unique ways in which to discover unfamiliar locales. Avalon cruises have trained Egyptologists along the Nile, naturalists in the Galápagos, as well as an array of guest lecturers – giving travelers a chance to become immersed in the history and culture of every region they drift past.
For travelers interested in a shorter cruise, Avalon’s ‘cruise-only’ option offers a full cruise experience in a shorter getaway package. Avalon Waterways also offers travelers a ‘taste’ of river cruising with four- and five-day A Taste of the Danube itineraries priced under $1,000. Many Forest Travel clients decide to add a pre- or post-stay in one of Europe’s legendary cities to complement the cruise experience.
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Since its debut in 2009, The Avalon Affinity has dazzled its passengers with an intimate cruise experience along the riverbanks of the Rhine, Main, Danube and Moselle.
On the Avalon Creativity, luxury and comfort combine to maximize your traveling experience. With accommodations for just 140 passengers, this contemporary river cruiser offers delightful staterooms which are 15% larger than the industry standard.
With luxurious accommodations for 138 passengers, The Avalon Felicity provides an intimate travel experience through the dazzling rivers of Central Europe.
Let yourself be dazzled by the unparalleled scenery of Central Europe on board The Avalon Imagery, a contemporary river cruiser that will provide the comfort and luxury you need to boost your travel experience.
The Imagery II continues all of Avalon's outstanding Suite Ship traditions. Passengers can choose from two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows
Launched in 2010, The Avalon Luminary river cruiser, provides accommodation for 138 exclusive passengers during their journey to unravel the secrets of Europe’s oldest cities.
Featuring 64 newly-designed suites The Avalon Panorama maximizes your river cruise experience while traveling through Europe's main rivers.
On the Avalon Scenery you will discover the French countryside’s hidden secrets while traveling on a 5-star contemporary river cruiser. Indulge yourself with every bite of our unparalleled cuisine accompanied by an exclusive selection of the regional wines.
Cruise smoothly through the Europe's main rivers on board The Avalon The Tapestry. Benefit from its award-winning Silent Drive System which will allow you to appreciate the countryside's natural sounds.
Since its debut in 2007, The Avalon Tranquility has offered its passengers a privileged position on board to admire Europe’s astounding sceneries. Benefit from the stunning views as you enjoy an exquisite meal from the comfort of Tranquility’s lounge or dining room.
Discover the Galapagos in luxury aboard the M/V Santa Cruz. Since its debut in 1998, this river cruiser has enchanted its passengers with unparalleled views of the islands while offering a first-hand experience to this magnificent regional experience.
Since its debut in 2005, The Royal Lotus has charmed its 124 passengers while cruising smoothly between Luxor and Aswan. Take the opportunity to enjoy its generously-appointed cabins or delight yourself while dining at one of its three exquisite hotels.
Explore China on board The Victoria Anna, where luxury and comfort combine to set a new standard in river cruising. Refurbished in 2010, The Victoria Anna provides spacious cabins and state-of-the-art amenities to a select group of 308 passengers.
Since its debut on 2009, The Avalon Victoria Jenna, remains the largest river cruiser on the Yangtze River. Embrace the opportunity to discover the mysteries of China while traveling in unparalleled luxury and comfort.
Explore Nile River Cruise Vacations Avalon Waterways:The Nile River is the longest river in the world. Learn about the mysteries of Egypt as you explore Africa on a Nile river cruise. Experience sites like Elephant Island, the Pyramids, Ancient Ruins, the Egyptian Museum, and more. Whether you are a historian or nature-lover, a Nile River cruise has something to offer.
Cruise the massive Mekong Delta, which covers some 15,000 square miles. Explore a colorful local market, take a sampan ride to visit a brick factory, visit a fish farm, and relish other fascinating activities. Interact with friendly Cambodian people at work and play. Beyond the Mekong you will explore great sights on land. By the end of your journey you will have a better understanding of life along the river and the friendly people who depend on it.
Avalon Waterways invites travelers to experience the views they deserve when sailing the world’s rivers. We’re the only river cruise company that’s figured out how to give our cruisers everything they want – more space, indoor/outdoor living and huge views for miles.