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

Ganges Voyager, Spirit of the Ganges ex Kolkata Return

6 Night Cruise sailing from Kolkata roundtrip aboard Ganges Voyager.

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Siem Reap, Mekong Discovery 2020 ex Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

7 Night Cruise sailing from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh aboard Avalon Siem Reap.

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Saigon, Mekong Discovery 2020 ex Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

7 Night Cruise sailing from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh aboard Avalon Saigon.

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Saigon, Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam 2020 ex Siem Reap to Hanoi

17 Night Cruise and Land Package including a 7 Night Cruise sailing from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh aboard Avalon Saigon.

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Siem Reap, Fascinating Vietnam Cambodia Mekong 2020 ex Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

7 Night Cruise sailing from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap aboard Avalon Siem Reap. Hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh pre-cruise and Siem Reap post-cruise.

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Saigon, Fascinating Vietnam Cambodia Mekong 2020 ex Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh

7 Night Cruise sailing from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh aboard Avalon Saigon. Hotel stays in Siem Reap pre-cruise and Ho Chi Minh post-cruise.

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Siem Reap, Heart of Cambodia 2020 ex Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

17 Night Cruise and Land package including a 7 Night Cruise sailing from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh aboard Avalon Siem Reap.

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Saigon, Mekong Discovery 2020 ex Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh

7 Night Cruise sailing from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh aboard Avalon Saigon.

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Siem Reap, Mekong Discovery 2020 ex Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

7 Night Cruise sailing from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh aboard Avalon Siem Reap.

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Saigon, Fascinating Vietnam Cambodia Mekong 2020 ex Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

7 Night Cruise sailing from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap aboard Avalon Saigon. Hotel stays in Ho Chi Minh pre-cruise and Siem Reap post-cruise.

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Siem Reap, Fascinating Vietnam Cambodia Mekong 2020 ex Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh

7 Night Cruise sailing from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh aboard Avalon Siem Reap. Hotel stays in Siem Reap pre-cruise and Ho Chi Minh post-cruise.

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Siem Reap, Heart of Cambodia & Vietnam 2020 ex Siem Reap to Hanoi

17 Night Cruise and Land Package including a 7 Night Cruise sailing from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh aboard Avalon Siem Reap.

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Saigon, Heart of Cambodia 2020 ex Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi

17 Night Cruise and Land package including a 7 Night Cruise sailing from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh aboard Avalon Saigon.

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Tapestry II, Paris To Normandy's Landing Beaches 2020 ex Paris Return

7 Night Cruise sailing from Paris roundtrip aboard Avalon Tapestry II.

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Poetry II & Expression, Rhine Rhone Revealed 2020 ex Port St Louis to Amsterdam

14 Night Cruise sailing from Port St Louis to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Poetry II and Avalon Expression.

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Expression, Romantic Rhine 2020 ex Amsterdam to Basel

7 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Basel aboard Avalon Expression.

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Poetry II, Burgundy & Provence ex Port St Louis to St Jean de Losne

7 Night Cruise sailing from Port St Louis to St Jean de Losne aboard Avalon Poetry II.

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Tapestry II & Poetry II, Grand France 2020 (Culinary) ex Paris to Port St Louis

14 Night Cruise sailing from Paris to Port St Louis aboard Avalon Tapestry II and Avalon Poetry II.

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Poetry II & Tapestry II, Grand France 2020 ex Port St Louis to Paris

14 Night Cruise sailing from Port St Louis to Paris aboard Avalon Poetry II and Avalon Tapestry II.

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Expression & Poetry II, Rhine Rhone 2020 (Culinary) ex Amsterdam to Port St Loui

14 Night Cruise sailing from Amsterdam to Port St Louis aboard Avalon Expression and Avalon Poetry II.

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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.