The popularity of Avalon Waterways in Europe has proved that river cruising on the continent’s waterways is growing. In the last 10 years, river cruising has grown by 250%. Avalon Waterways is the leading operator that fuses luxury cruising, unforgettable destinations, and bespoke experiences.
Now that travel is making a comeback, people are rekindling their romance with travel. Proving that cruising is safe, Avalon Waterways puts the safety and overall happiness of guests as top priorities. The company’s Cruising with Confidence policy features new health and safety procedures from the moment the guests arrive until the moment they leave while making that they have the time of their life.
Apart from commitment to safety, here are some of the reasons why you should join an Avalon cruise in Europe now that travel is pretty much on.
Relaxed luxury cruising
The company, Avalon Waterways, does not believe in the saying “the more, the merrier”. The large suites mean fewer guests onboard allowing guests to fully enjoy their cruise. No more queues and waiting for turns. Avalon’s attention to the small details makes a big difference on the whole journey. Avalon’s European Suite Ships are equipped with top-notch amenities such as:
- Sky Deck shade system & premium lounge chairs
- Sky Deck whirlpool
- Sky Deck game area
- Sky Grill with made-to-order al fresco dining
- Panorama Lounge with cosy seating, panoramic windows, and dance floor
- Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate, and a selection of teas; cookies available throughout the day
- Panorama Dining Room with large panoramic views
- Observation Lounge
- Upscale bar serving premium spirits; fresh fruit available throughout the day
- Adventure Centre with Avalon Adventure Host assistance, active gear, bicycles, and fitness class information
- State-of-the-art Fitness Centre
- Club Lounge Library with books, cards, and board games
A view of the world
Avalon’s luxury cruises feature spacious living spaces with the widest-opening, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows. This gives guests unparalleled views of the ever-changing scenery. The Avalon Panorama Suite is a comfortable room with a living space that is 30% larger than the industry standard and makes every waking moment on an Avalon cruise in Europe feel like a living postcard.
Eating is life!
Great food is part of the journey. From a breezy al fresco lunch at the Sky Grill to an elegant four-course dinner in the glass-walled Panorama Dining Room, or a more casual culinary setting in the Panorama Bistro, there are several options on what and where to eat on board. The Avalon FlexDining moves away from restrictive seating times in limited settings.
Staying healthy while on vacation is difficult for some, but not while you are on an Avalon cruise in Europe. Moreover, Avalon offers locally-inspired cuisine using only the freshest ingredients prepared by talented and experienced chefs. The Avalon Fresh selections are exclusively created in collaboration with Austrian brothers Leo and Karl Wrenkh, leading chefs in the healthy-dining movement.
Active, Discovery and Classic adventures
What’s your idea of the perfect day on your river cruise? Understanding that no two travellers are the same, the Avalon experience enables guests to enjoy their holiday to the fullest. Each day aboard an Avalon river cruise is an adventure.
Avalon’s excursions are classified into three categories – Active, Discovery, and Classic – to cater to the needs of guests. Classic adventures are the typical tours of visiting iconic places for sightseeing while learning of the local legends and lore of the place. Discovery adventures offer guests bespoke experiences, from famous galleries to farmhouse kitchens. Meanwhile, active adventures are for those seeking adrenaline-fueled experiences like a bike ride, a hike to a hilltop castle, or a kayak excursion. This flexibility and freedom to customise your cruise experience is what sets Avalon apart from the pack.
Dedicated adventure host
No matter which adventure they choose, Avalon Waterways ensure that guests are guided by experts who can assist them with their every need such as hiring a bike (onboard), providing suggestions on popular walking trails, accompanying active excursions and hosting morning yoga on the sky deck with the Avalon Adventure Host. In addition, Avalon hires local experts who know the region like the back of their hand.