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Outstanding luxury river cruises with Avalon Waterways

By Cruise International | 3 Jan 2017


Enjoy magnificent panoramic views on board Avalon Waterways’ modern Suite Ships

Take in the beautiful Gaillard Castle in Normandy, France, on a river cruise with Avalon Waterways

Take in the beautiful Gaillard Castle in Normandy, France, on a river cruise with Avalon Waterways

Uncovering the heart of a destination from a unique vantage point on the water is one of the many magical aspects of river cruising. With Avalon Waterways, you can experience the incredible vistas of the world’s rivers from the comfort of your own stateroom as panoramic windows afford fantastic views. Their itineraries feature the most scenic rivers in Europe – including the Danube, Rhine, Main, Rhône and Seine – as well as the world’s iconic waterways such as the Amazon and Irrawaddy.

Let the outside in

Avalon Waterways’ Suite Ship design across their award-winning fleet offers an unrivalled stateroom layout, with beds angled to face wall-to-wall windows. It’s easy to become mesmerised by spectacular views of the passing landscape, whether you are gliding along the Moselle or Dutch Waterways in Europe or the Mekong in Southeast Asia. For a refreshing outdoor experience within the supreme comfort of your Panorama Suite, simply slide the windows aside and enjoy the open-air balcony – a unique design unmatched by other river cruise ships. The luxury feel continues with full-size bathrooms with bathrobes, slippers and complimentary L’Occitane toiletries.

Tailored service

Avalon Waterways’ private home pick-up service (within 100 miles of the departure airport) and attentive onboard service (with one member of staff to every three guests) offers the most relaxing way of seeing Europe.
As well as travel arrangements, which include daily sightseeing excursions, you can expect other inclusions with your sailing – onboard gratuities, overseas transfers, free wifi and `a la carte dining with soft drinks, wines and beers. Avalon Waterways are including wine with both lunch and dinner services for 2017 sailings, adding greater value to your cruise fare.

Authentic experiences

Of course, disembarking to immerse yourself in the hustle and bustle of your port of call is another fabulous highlight of river cruising. The line’s new Avalon Active Discovery European cruises enable you to experience the region as a local person. Experiences on offer are based on culture, cuisine and outdoor pursuits, while guided mountain hikes through spectacular landscapes and canoeing or cycling along picturesque rivers are among some of the more dynamic activities that adventurous cruisers will enjoy.

Avalon Waterways are an easy choice for a wonderful river cruise experience. The combination of staying on board well appointed and modern ships (their fleet is the youngest plying European waterways) and authentic experiential excursions will ensure you have an unforgettable holiday.

For more information call 0800 668 1801 or visit avaloncruises.co.uk.