Avalon Waterways is a front-runner in premier river cruises. With its fleet of 22 ships, Avalon cruises all of the main rivers throughout Europe, Vietnam/Cambodia, Myanmar, China as well the Galapagos and the Amazon. Avalon Waterways' ships are known for being intimate and appealing. Guests receive unmatched outstanding and personalized service. Avalon's staterooms are on average 15% larger than other river ships and feature all on the amenities that one would expect to find in a luxury hotel. Known for their "Bed with a View", their Panorama Suites feature beds that face the floor to ceiling windows. Dining on an Avalon Waterways Cruise is a reflection of the ship's destination featuring menus that celebrate the local cuisines. European Chefs craft epicurean menus based on the freshest local ingredients and pare them with regional wines of the area. Ships provide complimentary cappuccino, espresso, latte and premium Lavazza coffee served throughout the day. Their European ships sail on the romantic Rhine, the legendary Danube, the Moselle, the Seine and the Rhone. In Asia, Avalon sails the Yangtze River in China and the Mekong River through China, Burma, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. Avalon Waterways offer over 180 itineraries ranging from 8 to 24 days.
Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CHS, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost.
Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 1, 2019 - March 9, 2020. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and the $250pp land promo. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFYFY
Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $375 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between July 3, 2019 - March 9, 2020 for travel at select times in 2020. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit within the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0735
Book a select 2020 or 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive up to $1,250 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between November 19, 2019– April 6, 2020 for travel at select times in 2020 and 2021. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply.
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You'll get a room with a view with Avalon Waterways. Avalon invites their guests to see for themselves the Avalon Difference. Experience the views you deserve when sailing the world's rivers. Guests will stay comfortably in unique, one-of-a-kind staterooms with the bed angled to face the view outside the window. Each Panorama SuiteSM is 200 square feet, with an 11' wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling Panoramic Window, which is 50% wider than industry standard. The Panoramic Window opens 7-feet wide, to create a large Open-Air Balcony®, giving Avalon the "wow factor". Inviting the fresh air in without compromising room space, you can enjoy these balconies year-round, at any time of day, in any weather condition.
Guests travel on an Avalon Waterways Cruise to fully experience the destination. In addition to the incredible 360-degree views, Avalon Waterways' expert guides and lecturers give guests the opportunity to become truly immersed in the destination, learning in-depth about the history, culture, and cuisine of each area. Complimentary tours are provided in each port and Avalon Waterways' guests are granted VIP access into key destinations providing an even greater level of insight and immersion into the local culture.
Staterooms & Comfort
Each stateroom features Comfort Collection by AvalonSM bedding, European style duvets, high comfort mattress covers, personal pillow menus and Egyptian cotton linens, ample storage space, a flat screen television, bottled water and fully stocked mini-bars. The marble bathrooms boast the finest appointments including L'Occitane toiletries, ample storage and plush robes and slippers. All Avalon Waterways ships feature free wireless internet access. And when each room's wall-to-wall Panoramic Window is closed, the open air balcony is transformed into a contemporary, light, inviting and inspirationally designed sitting room that's perfect for relaxing, reading a book or savoring a romantic dinner.
Avalon Waterways offers authentic experiences, making for a superior vacation. On board, our Local FavoritesSM give you an inspiring glimpse into your destination's culture and traditions. Guests enjoy a wide range of activities, like food and wine tastings, demonstrations by local artisans, talks by experts about the areas through which you're traveling, and lively performances by local entertainers. Attend an onboard performance of Bulgarian Folk Dances or enjoy a local treat of sausage, sauerkraut & beer, or discover what makes French fromage so special at a French cheese tasting. Perhaps you'd prefer to attend a tasting of the region's famed Moselle wines. Guests have the opportunity to learn from a local expert about D-Day, or visit an authentic tulip farm where they'll learn about Holland's famous flower gardens.
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