We're humbled and happy to share awards we've received from some of the industry's most respected experts in river cruising, including readers and editors of Cruise Critic, USA Today, and Cruise Passenger. It seems we've struck the right note in bringing you river cruising’s only Open-Air BalconiesSM, beds with a view, exceptional shore excursions, and flexible dining options. With Avalon, the possibilities are as wide open as the award-winning views.
Cruise Passenger awarded Avalon the 2023, 2022, 2020, and 2019 Readers Choice Best Luxury River Cruise Line. We pride ourselves on ensuring the finest details - from dining through to décor - as well as our renowned relaxed luxury - and we're so thrilled cruisers are noticing.
USA Today and the editors from 10Best.com have spoken and we are thrilled to share with you that Avalon Waterways was voted the 2023 “Best River Cruise Line” and the 2023 “Best River Cruise Ship” for the Avalon Envision!
We don’t just reserve the warmth and comfort for your room on an Avalon river cruise – we carry our welcoming spirit throughout the entire ship and spill it onto shore. From the Captain and Cruise Director to your stateroom attendant and wait staff, we deliver exquisite service that’s professional, approachable, and informative. Our approach is never stuffy but creates an atmosphere of relaxed luxury – like our casual and comfortable dress code that’s defined only by your individual preference. After all, your comfort is our top priority, both on and off the ship. Our friendly Local Guides are there to greet you at every port with engaging tales that bring you closer to your destination. Whether you’re on board or on shore, we take special care to ensure that you are perfectly taken care of every step of the way.
Regional wine and beer with lunch and dinner. Complimentary continental breakfast served in your room. Onboard cultural presentations and local entertainment. Onshore excursions with expert Local Guides. A choice of Avalon FlexDining® menus and venues on board to dine when and where you like. Round-the-clock cappuccinos. Free Wi-Fi. Adventure Center with gear and guidance to explore your way. Avalon Adventure HostSM to direct or accompany you on active pursuits. Also included? Freedom. The freedom to enjoy river cruising your way. You’re not like everyone else. Why should your river cruise be like everyone else's?
When it comes to the little touches, we think big—like your choice of firmness in our exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM and pillows, the plushest of towels, L’Occitane® bath products atop marble countertops, premium spirits at the upscale bar, and rich premium coffees in the Panorama and Club Lounge. You deserve the best of everything when you’re on holiday, including what you need to maintain your healthy lifestyle. On our ships, you’ll enjoy a state-of-the-art fitness centre, free bicycles for use in select ports, and a bubbling whirlpool on the Sky Deck awaiting your return.