Looking for a different way to travel? River cruises have gained in popularity over the last few years, with small, intimate ships providing a multifaceted experience like no other.
Cruising the ancient waterways of Europe, through the heart of many of the world’s greatest civilizations, is in itself a special way to travel. River cruises take travelers on voyages through some of the continent’s most fascinating and history-filled destinations, onboard a ship with floor-to-ceiling windows allowing you to view the beauties of the scenery from the comfort of your suite.
Comfort, exploration and conviviality
Avalon Waterways offers travelers a pampered world of boutique-style hotel comforts that allow you to tour Europe’s finest scenery and history without having to unpack each night and worry about the following day’s drive. Often the ship moors in the heart of Europe’s ancient cities – after all, most of these settlements were established on the banks of major rivers. You can literally walk into history just minutes from the gangplank of the ship and immerse yourself in the medieval streets of rich former trading towns or the old capital cities of fallen empires. Cathedrals and castles by day. Comfort and conviviality by night. It’s a powerfully attractive combination, and it sums up the river cruising experience for many people.
Want to see exactly what you'll be seeing as you step aboard one of Avalon Waterways’ Suite Ships? Check the video below to see for yourself just what awaits on Europe’s most fascinating rivers.