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Avalon Waterways River Cruises are brought to you by the Globus Family of Brands. Avalon Waterways sets the standard in river and small-ship cruising with the newest fleet, the most included shore excursions, the widest range of choices and extraordinary itineraries. Experienced travelers agree that an Avalon Waterways (Globus) river cruise is one of the most enjoyable and hassle-free ways to discover a destination. Avalon Waterways offers river-cruise itineraries in Europe, China, Egypt and the Galapagos Islands. *Save up to 50% on select itineraries. Our cruises have amazing low prices. Please call or submit a quote request for details.

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Avalon Waterways (Globus) Ships

  • Artistry II

    Artistry II

    The Avalon Artistry II delivers an intimate setting, along with two full decks of suites featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the enchanting scenery and fresh breezes. Onboard amenities include an expanded fitness center a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, shade system, whirlpool, and the delightful open-air bistro.

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  • Envision

    Envision

    The Avalon Envision is the newest addition to the 2019 Avalon Suite Ship fleet. Passengers can choose from two full decks of award-winning Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling Panoramic Windows that transform your living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. The 200-square-foot Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard. Avalon's outstanding commitment to comfortable luxury and excellence with the Envision.

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  • Expression

    Expression

    The Avalon Expression sets sail in Europe, adding to the unique offering of Suite Ships. The Expression's two full decks of suites feature Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. Cruise along the legendary Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers, enjoying fresh breezes and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite.

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  • Ganges Voyager

    Ganges Voyager

    The pioneering Ganges Voyager takes you back in time with the grace and style of the colonial era with wood furniture and hand-stenciled murals. From the air-conditioned indoor lounge to the outdoor lounge, you'll find plenty of seating and spots to relax. You'll never feel cramped or crowded. Plus, the indoor lounge features large windows, so no matter where you sit, you'll always have a great view.

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  • Illumination

    Illumination

    The Illumination's two full decks of suites feature Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. Cruise along the legendary Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers, enjoying fresh breezes and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite.

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  • Imagery II

    Imagery II

    Avalon Waterways (Globus) Imagery II, continues all of Avalon's outstanding Suite Ship traditions with two full decks of Panorama Suites, wall-to-wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, an expanded Fitness Center, alternative light dining options in the Panorama Bistro or al fresco grill lunch at the Sky Bistro, and an expansive Sky Deck with whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, and shade system.

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  • Impression

    Impression

    The striking Avalon Impression graces the waters of Europe's Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. The Impression features two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery.

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  • Panorama

    Panorama

    Avalon Waterways (Globus) Panorama is a very unique 'Suite Ship,' it is the first of its kind in the industry - with two full decks of suites featuring a Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window that transforms the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. As you cruise through Europe's finest rivers - the Danube, Rhine, or Main - enjoy the fresh breeze and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite. This ship will set the standard that all luxury river cruise vessels will follow.

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  • Passion

    Passion

    The Avalon Passion welcomes passengers to their home-away-from-home with two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform into a unique Open-Air Balcony. On board, passengers enjoy free Wi-Fi access, complimentary computer use at the Internet Corner, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, a hair salon, elevator, and an expansive Sky Deck with shade system, premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al fresco lunches of light grill fare. 

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  • Poetry II

    Poetry II

    New to the legendary waters of Europe, the Avalon Poetry II offers a delightfully intimate cruise setting along the Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. Poetry II features two full decks of suites featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony.

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  • Saigon

    Saigon

    The Saigon has been meticulously crafted to offer all the modern features you expect, yet it retains the colonial charm fitting to Vietnam and Cambodia. While the number of guests on the ship may be small, the ship isn't. From the air-conditioned Panorama Lounge to the open-air observation lounge, there is plenty of seating and spots to relax. With Avalon, Saigon becomes your home away from home. 

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  • Siem Reap

    Siem Reap

    The Avalon Siem Reap was specifically designed to offer an intimate experience, so you can truly immerse yourself in the culture, people, and sights along the Mekong River. Time on board delivers a refreshing outdoor experience, as all suites open to the outside. The design also allows her to be the only ship in the industry cruising all the way from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap (or vice versa). This eliminates over 7 hours of motorcoach travel time to and from your ship, which means you get to enjoy more cruising!

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  • Tapestry II

    Tapestry II

    The Avalon Tapestry II is a true haven on the river - two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. With plenty of onboard amenities, services and the delightful Sky Bistro for al-fresco lunches of light grill fare.

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  • Tranquility II

    Tranquility II

    The Avalon Waterways (Globus) Tranquility is another ship that feature the Silent Drive System (SDS). With the navigational bridge located in the stern, behind the passenger section, more room is allowed for a spacious interior design. The ship's lounge and restaurant, located in the front of the vessel, offer fine cuisine, regional wines, and magnificent, unobstructed views of the passing landscape.

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  • View

    View

    The Avalon View is the newest addition to the Avalon Suite Ship fleet. With the youngest fleet of ships on Europe's waterways, Avalon Waterways continues their outstanding commitment to comfortable luxury and excellence with the View. Passengers can choose from two full decks of award-winning Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling Panoramic Windows that transform your living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. The expansive Sky Deck beckons with a whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, shade system, and deck games-against a backdrop of Europe's most spectacular scenery.

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  • Visionary

    Visionary

    The Avalon Visionary Suite Ship cruising along Europe's glorious Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. The Visionary delivers an intimate setting, along with two full decks of suites featuring Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, giving you the rare opportunity to wake each morning to the enchanting scenery and fresh breezes.

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  • Vista

    Vista

    The Avalon Vista features two full decks of suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. Cruise along the legendary Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers, enjoying fresh breezes and enchanting scenery from the comfort of your suite. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery.

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Hygiene and Safety Protocols - Avalon Waterways (Globus) River Cruises

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Avalon Waterways' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Avalon Waterways has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Avalon Waterways' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Avalon Waterways' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

WELCOME ABOARD

New embarkation procedures to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including:

  • Social distancing throughout embarkation
  • Mandatory health screening, including touch-free temperature-check, for all guests and crew
  • Luggage disinfection prior to onboarding (with crew wearing gloves and masks)

FRESH AIR, INSIDE AND OUT:

In addition to Avalon Waterways' Open-Air staterooms, the air in the ships is not circulated between staterooms; only within an individual stateroom and mixed with fresh, outside air.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE:

New social distancing guidelines for guests throughout their Avalon cruise include:

  • Reducing ship capacity as required for more space on board per guest
  • Introducing more dining venues for more dining space per person
  • Crew wearing masks for the duration of the cruise during any guest interaction
  • Providing masks for guests to wear during any event where social proximity could become an issue, including disembarkation for excursions and safety drills
  • Adjusting ratio of guides and coaches for excursions, as required

NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE CLEANLINESS:

  • Electrostatic disinfecting systems
  • UV disinfecting systems

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS:

Reducing risk with hands-free service, including:

  • More hand-sanitizing stations throughout the ship
  • Required use of hand-sanitizing stations when leaving the ship, returning to the ship and entering dining venues as well as entering each public/common space
  • Self-serve stations, including buffets, drinks, specialty coffees and snacks have been replaced with crew service
  • All buffets (breakfast and lunch) replaced by a full range of á la carte menu choices
  • Hourly (or more frequent) disinfection of all public areas

COMMITMENT TO THE CLEANEST SHIPS:

Enhanced cleaning procedures throughout each ship, including these additional steps that go above-and-beyond Avalon’s already strict procedures:

  • Deep disinfection of each stateroom between cruises, including:
    • Use of disinfectants and cleaning materials that meet the highest standards
    • Soft goods in each stateroom (mattress, sofa, window coverings, chairs, etc.) disinfected between cruises
  • Disinfection of all dining areas between meals
  • Disinfection of all shared items like umbrellas, bicycles and other Adventure Center items
  • Disinfection of all goods prior to loading on the ship
  • Ongoing crew training in protective equipment use and hygiene

FOCUS ON CREW HEALTH:

Ensuring a healthy crew, including:

  • Medical certificate required prior to start of contract
  • Daily temperature checks
  • Social distancing in crew living quarters
  • Regular health screenings

Avalon Waterways (Globus) River Cruises Customer Reviews

Ratings based off 1,085 reviews about Avalon Waterways (Globus) River Cruises - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only
KK
Kenneth
Fascinating Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong River With Bangkok - Northbound 2020
5/5 - Excellent
Accommodations
5
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Cruise Line
5
Value for Money
5
Reviewed on Feb 03, 2020

Great trip for cultural experiences with local people, customs and way of life.

DH
Donna
Reviewed on Nov 30, 2019

Avalon River Cruise was wonderful. Accommodations, meals and crew were all amazing. The only negative was the bus tours to the Christmas Markets which falls on the tour guides. They did not take into consideration the passengers ability to keep up with the tour and spent too much time on other aspects of the tour and rushed us through the markets. Would be better if the bus dropped us off and the markets and let us walk around and tell us up front a meeting place to return to the ship.

AW
Adrienne

Our river cruise was excellent especially visiting Omaha Beach which was the highlight of the whole experience. We enjoy meeting people from all over the world. The food was superb and our room was very comfortable.

DZ
Diann

Love Avalon river cruises. This was our third and we love it!!

JR
Janet

The ship is beautiful and the rooms very comfortable. Avalon seems to attract a very friendly and social group of travelers. It is also welcoming to the solo traveler.


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