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Like the very rivers they travel, Avalon Waterways is continually moving forward, embracing the world beyond. It's this approach that inspired them to create a completely new class of ships—vessels designed with your comfort in mind that are revolutionizing river cruising itself. Launched in May 2011, the Avalon Panorama became Avalon's introductory "Suite Ship"—the first of its kind in the industry. In 2012,  the Panorama was joined by two equally impressive ships: the Avalon Vista and the Avalon Visionary. These splendid vessels deliver an experience like no other—with two full decks of Panorama Suites featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies, upgrades and enhancements throughout, and a host of innovative onboard amenities and services.


There’s no better way for you to experience the heart of the world’s most enchanting destinations than on a river or small-ship cruise.  With spectacular journeys along the famous waterways of Europe, Egypt, China, Cambodia, Vietnam and the Galápagos Islands, Avalon cruising offers a comfortable and relaxing way to see the world.



Avalon Waterways

Cruising Through History:  Waterways are the lifelines of civilization both in ancient and modern times.

Only Avalon makes space and views a top priority in every deluxe stateroom of every category on every ship in their fleet. Each Avalon Deluxe Stateroom enjoys an outside location and more square footage—a minimum of 172 square feet, the largest on the European rivers today and a full 15% larger than the industry standard. In addition, Panorama Suites measure 200 square feet, Avalon Suites are an even larger 258 square feet, and Royal Suites are a spacious 300 square feet! Because of their smart designs and premium service that has earned them a 98% satisfaction rating, you’ll be comfortable, relaxed, and fully engaged with the passing scenery!


Specially Crafted For The North American Market:  All of their ships are built specifically for the North American market, featuring an English-speaking crew, nightly entertainment, and knowledgeable guest speakers.  First-class dining onboard includes wine with dinner, creating an incredible atmosphere in which to reflect upon the events of the day.  Their spacious staterooms offer luxurious, hotel-style beds and large picture windows to view the passing scenery.

Highest Quality Hotels:  On several itineraries, ou will  either begin or end your cruising experience with a stay on land. The hotels are always either superior first-class or deluxe so you can rest assured that your accommodations will be amongst some of the finest in the world.


Unparalleled Value: Avalon include all the main features of a destination without the extra cost.  Their volume buying power saves you money.  And Avalon handles all the logistics and details, leaving you free to relax and enjoy their cruise.  Plus, Avalon provides all onboard meals, local wines with dinner, a rich land excursion program, and much more.

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