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Welcome to river cruising, just the way you want it to be

It’s not just Avalon’s wide selection of divine destinations and exceptional experiences that make their cruises custom-built to you.

It’s their extensive range of activities, flexible dining options, and their commitment to ensuring that each person’s voyage is unique. Discover what makes Avalon different. 




You’ve probably experienced a room with a view, but have you tried a bed with a view? There’s a reason why Avalon’s Panorama Suites have been named Cruise Critic’s Best Cabins. 

With your bed turned to face the wall-to-wall window, these really are views to dream about. And, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, you can create your very own 11ft open air balcony. What better way to soak up the scenery than bringing the outside in?



Forget stuffy and formal – Avalon want you to feel at home. Think welcoming, friendly and approachable. Their first class service isn’t about butlers in white gloves; instead they put your comfort first. 

From harbourside to dining table, Avalon’s staff take the time to get to know you, share their local experiences to enhance yours, and ensure the smoothest of sailing. Your enjoyment is their priority. After all, it’s your river cruise, not theirs.



Explore destinations exactly the way you want. From classic excursions with a local expert to guide you through history and heritage, to immersing yourself in the local culture with interactive, hands-on activities, or cycling, paddling or hiking your way through the breathtaking landscapes – it’s your choice. Perhaps you just want to take off and explore by yourself? 

Avalon can even help you with local tips and suggestions. And you don’t have to worry about rushing back for meals, because with FlexDining, it’s up to you when you eat. Plus, you even choose the style of dining that suits you – whether it’s the casual sit-down Panorama Bistro, the al fresco Sky Grill or a four-course dinner in the glass-walled dining room that takes your fancy.



For those who don’t want to just sit back and admire the views, why not learn, taste, canoe or create your way through Avalon’s idyllic destinations? 

There’s so much on offer that you’re sure to find something new and exciting to try. With energetic experiences and interactive discoveries, you might see cruising in a different light. 

Avalon’s Active & Discovery cruise options offer energetic, hands on activities to suit all tastes. From chocolate making and oyster tasting, to language learning and cycling tours, there’s something to cater to every taste and pace. 

Visit the Activity Centre to take a bike for an extra tour on two wheels, grab a map to hike up to a hillside castle, or sign up for a jogging expedition through an ancient city or breathtaking scenery. 

Avalon’s Adventure Hosts have all the tools and guidance you need, whether you want to give kayaking a go or fit in a yoga class on the Sky Deck – you’ll be kept on your toes, both onboard and onshore.


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Published: 7 October 2019

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