Avalon offers a river cruise experience like no other, providing elegant and inspired cuisine, and staterooms 30% larger than other small ships in Europe.
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Avalon Visionary delivers an intimate setting, along with two full decks of suites featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air BalconySM. With 200 square feet, Panorama SuitesSM are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. Onboard amenities include complimentary computer use in public areas and Wi-Fi access, a Fitness Center, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and the delightful Sky Bistro.
The pioneering Ganges Voyager carries just 56 guests and offers a warm and relaxed experience. The ship takes you back in time with the grace and style of the colonial era with wood furniture and hand-stenciled murals.
From the air-conditioned indoor lounge to the outdoor lounge, you'll find plenty of seating and spots to relax. You'll never feel cramped or crowded. Plus, the indoor lounge features large windows, so no matter where you sit, you'll always have a great view.
The Avalon Envision is the newest addition to the 2019 Avalon Suite Ship fleet. With the youngest fleet of ships on Europe's waterways, Avalon continues our outstanding commitment to comfortable luxury and excellence with the Envision. Passengers can choose from two full decks of award-winning Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling Panoramic Windows that transform your living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. The 200-square-foot Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, with Avalon's incomparable window-facing "Beds with a View".
Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, an Adventure Center for bikes and active gear, and an Avalon Adventure Host to assist with active excursions and activities. Enjoy exceptional onboard cuisine, including Avalon Fresh menu options, premium coffee and spirits, and versatile FlexDining venues, including the casual Panorama Bistro, al fresco Sky Grill, or elegant glass-walled Dining Room.
Library books, cards, and board games are favorites in the Club Lounge, and our Observation Lounge affords the perfect vantage point to watch the world go by. The expansive Sky Deck beckons with a whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, shade system, and deck games-against a backdrop of Europe's most spectacular scenery.