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Cruising with Avalon Waterways

On an Avalon Waterways vacation, you can discover each destination your way through a wide range of immersive activities and excursions that are included in the upfront price.

Right now, our customers can take advantage of this incredible deal:

Enjoy huge savings of 50% on a selection of 2022 Europe river cruises. Book by August 12.

The following offer is available on other cruises in 2022 and on 2023 and 2024 departures. 

Save up to $2,800 per couple off the cruise price, plus get air rates starting at $599 per person from select gateways on certain Europe sailings. 

The Avalon Choice program gives travelers their pick of a wide variety of included excursions on every itinerary. This way, you have the flexibility to spend each day in port as you wish.

On "Classic" excursions with local experts, learn about the destination's history and traditions during walking tours and visits to museums, castles, cathedrals or archaeological sites. Avalon's "Discovery" experiences are more interactive: Join a painting class in Amsterdam or sample wines in the Mosel Valley, for example.

On organized "Active" excursions, you can pedal along the cycling paths of Budapest or canoe through the gorges of the Ardeche River, a tributary of the Rhone. Adventure Hosts on European departures also can provide suggestions, maps, bicycles and Nordic walking sticks to those who wish to explore on their own.

Avalon's Active & Discovery itineraries provide even more immersive ways to take in the sights at every port of call with energetic shore outings. These can include hiking, biking, canoeing and jogging excursions.

Last year, Avalon launched their Storyteller Series, a collection of cruises featuring celebrity hosts. This year's guest speakers include Cheryl Strayed, author of the best-selling memoir Wild, and Gillian Flynn, author of thriller novels Gone Girl, Sharp Objects and Dark Places.

Most of the accommodations aboard Avalon's Suite Ships in Europe are 200-square-foot Panorama Suites. These have wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows that slide open, essentially turning your room into one huge veranda.