Get To Know Avalon Waterways

16 May 2017

Operating on the most modern fleet of luxury river ships, Avalon Waterways whisks travellers to the far corners of the world by way of its greatest rivers and the fascinating cultures and customs that stand alongside these ancient arteries. Avalon Waterways strikes the perfect balance of guided sightseeing, 5-star luxuries and personal choice.

 Avalon Affinity on the moselle river Medieval villages seemingly plucked straight from the pages of story books are scattered all along the Moselle River (image: Avalon Waterways)

The Little Luxuries At Sea

Avalon revolutionised European river cruising with the launch of its first Suite Ship in 2011, a cruising style that offers passengers more space, better views and a more contemporary style of travel. On board, Panorama Suites offer 30 per cent more cabin space than the industry average, with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that provides both an all-weather open-air balcony and an intimate lounge area.

Comfort Collection bed and avalon waterways A suite view... Watch the world go by while snuggled under the covers of your Comfort Collection bed (image: Avalon Waterways)

Even the placement of the bed is innovative, with each Comfort Collection bed positioned to face the balcony, rather than the wall, so the world becomes the perfect backdrop to your luxurious suite. Combined with premium L’Occitane bath products, bathrobes and slippers, over 100 movie options and free Wi-Fi results in the perfect home away from home. 

When it’s time to relax, you’ll find there’s no shortage of cosy corners in the onboard lounges and bars.

Customise Your Experience

Avalon Waterways believes your cruise should be as unique as you are. With Avalon Choice, you have the freedom to customise your experience to suit your personal desires. You’ll have the choice of dining options and styles, how you want to be entertained, and a range of authentic excursions and optional activities.

farmers market europe Why not use your time in port to browse the local farmers markets? (image: Getty)

Each day presents an array of expertly-led guided sightseeing options, differing in pace so you can take the traditional route or a more leisurely approach, if you’d prefer to explore on your own. The choice is all yours. A knowledgeable Cruise Director can assist in making your day your own, or you can grab one of the bikes stored on board and explore like a local.

Taste The World

a meal on board an avalon waterways ship Fine fare is a hallmark of the Avalon Waterways experience (image: Getty)

Tasting the local flavours when travelling is a key ingredient of a memorable holiday, and Avalon certainly delivers. The ever-changing menus are crafted by true culinary artisans and their aim is to showcase the regional cuisine using only the finest and freshest ingredients sourced from local farmers and produce markets.

Not only do they serve incredible options in the Main Dining Room, you can dine in the Panorama Bistro and enjoy delectable tasting plates paired with fine regional wines, or head to the Sky Deck for an alfresco lunch and classic barbeque grill fare while taking in the amazing views of the river port.

Another exciting initiative is Avalon Fresh, a menu collection in collaboration with some Europe’s rising culinary stars. These wholesome options are so mouth-watering, you won’t realise they’re also good for you!

Avalon Waterways not only provides travellers the most innovative fleet of ships in Europe, they offer panoramic access to some of the most coveted destinations, uncompromising views, space to unwind and choices for some of the most engaging and immersive journeys imaginable on the rivers of Europe. 


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