Cruising with Avalon

The possibilities are as wide open as the views

If you want to see more of the world, cruise down its legendary rivers with us. Our ships feature one-of-a-kind Panorama Suites, with the widest-opening windows in river cruising, the industry’s only Open-Air Balcony, and beds that face the spectacular scenery.

And beyond our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored - the way you want to. Whether you want to hike through German forests, get a look at the Habsburg family’s private art collection in Vienna or join a cooking class, our Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. When you prefer to explore on your own, we can help you with all the guidance and equipment you need with our new Adventure Center and AvalonGO Mobile App.

Wider windows give you the whole picture

For those who have always looked deeper, we've mastered the art of blending luxury with discovery by blurring the line between outside and in. Not only are our Panorama Suites 30% larger than the industry standard staterooms, our wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows open wider than any other, creating river cruising's only open-air balcony and an open invitation to discover and dream. And speaking of dreaming in our Panorama Suites, we've turned our beds to face the window, giving you a bed with a view for the sweetest visions ever. Even if you're a seasoned traveller, you've never seen Europe like this.

The 'just right' way to river cruise

How do you define luxury? Is it the finer things in life, or is it simply having things exactly how you want them? At Avalon Waterways, we navigate with both elegance and ease to deliver a 'just right' experience - one that glides along at just the right pace, offering just the right amenities, and just the right views. Along the legendary waterways of Europe, we balance enriching activities, included excursions, authentic regional cuisine, and unrivalled service to offer the perfect degree of relaxed luxury. We call this the Avalon difference.

Every meal is part of the journey.

When you travel for fresh perspectives, shouldn’t every taste experience feel fresh? We think so. Avalon is committed to delivering local flavour to your table. Whether al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro or elegant four-course dinners in the glass-walled dining room, our chefs will introduce you to authentic regional specialties prepared using fresh and local ingredients.