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Enjoy Avalon's "Suite Ships" and the best river cruise values.
Premier has SPECIAL prices for all Avalon Waterways river cruises.


A little bit about Avalon's background...
Any review of Avalon Waterways should start with one of the least known, but most important facts: Avalon is owned by the Globus Family of Brands, a well-established, family-owned 80-plus year old worldwide tour operator. This relationship allows for a seamless integration of the cruise and land portions of your vacation and trust us, there’s a big difference when your vacation provider, in this case a river cruise company, takes care of all the details from arrival to departure and everything in between.

Avalon’s river cruise fleet is one of the newest of all major river cruise lines in Europe with the most spacious cabins of any premium river ship. All of Avalon's "Suite Ships" feature elegant interiors with abundant glass, polished metal, vibrant colors, modern designs with remarkable appointments, and state-of the-art technology. At the heart of an Avalon river cruise is a warm and friendly crew offering personalized service in a relaxed and fun environment. The spacious suites and staterooms can only be aptly described when the word, "remarkable" is used in the same sentence.

The Avalon fleet keeps expanding to meet demand! In 2016, they introduced more incredible "Suite Ships:" the Passion and Imagery II. Those two ships allowed Avalon to offer some of the newest ships sailing in France and along the Rhine and Danube Rivers In 2018, Avalon also launched the beautiful, new, colonial style Avalon Saigon enhancing their fleet in Southeast Asia sailing the Mekong River. The Saigon is a remarkable vessel with very spacious 245sf staterooms, but she only accomodates 36 guests lucky guests in the comfort and style of a wonderful floating resort.

Continuing their Suite Ship expansion, Avalon introduced the beautiful Avalon Envision in 2019, and will launch the equally delightful Avalon View in 2020. These two new additions to the Suite Ship fleet, embody Avalon's outstanding commitment to comfortable luxury and excellence. On both river ships, passengers can choose from two full decks of award-winning Panorama Suites. These new suites feature wall-to-wall and unique floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that will transform your living space into a spectacular open-air balcony. The 200-square-foot Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, with Avalon's incomparable window-facing "beds-with-a-view" floor plans.

Premier has some truly remarkable offers on almost all Avalon sailings, including the View for 2020, so take a look at some of our specials in the cruisGENIE cruise locator chart below, and be sure to BOOK EARLY. 2019 is filling up rapidly, and 2020 is beginning to really move, so booking early for the best values is an absolute must!

An Avalon Waterways river cruise may be one of the best
values you can enjoy on a premium European river cruise!

Having enjoyed an Avalon river cruise and reading our ongoing surveys from Premier's returning Avalon guests, there are two words that appear to resonate from everyone. Those two words are: "outstanding" and "value," and we would very much agree. Avalon has dramatically elevated the quality of its product while keeping their focus on providing guests with a unique premium product at a value price point. After reading this review, why not take a few minutes to enjoy the Avalon Waterways' videos? Just click the "Videos" button in left column to begin.

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We think you'lll find all of Avalon's ships truly delightful and a cut above most other premium river ships. In Europe, all but the Luminary, Felicity, and Affinity are classified as "Suite" ships and while all cabins are not suites, all of the balcony staterooms are at least, 200sf in size. When you reserve your balcony suite, you can enjoy Avalon's, "bed with a view." It's only available on Avalon and what they have done is really cool. The cabins are designed so that the bed faces out toward the river, providing you with some truly spectacular views as you sail the rivers of Europe. Imagine enjoying an early morning cup of coffee in your plush bathrobe while lounging in your bed with a view... sound pretty nice, dosen't it? Beyond the unique "bed with a view" design, the wives of most of our Premier team feel that Avalon staterooms have the absolute best marble bathrooms of any river cruise line, and they may be right.

Avalon's innovations have differentiated them from other
premium river lines with "Active Discovery Cruises."

If you haven't taken a river cruise, you may feel they are for the "older" crowd, but you would be a bit off in your assumption. Yes, river crusing is not for "millennials" (and, that's good thing), but those of us in our 50s or a bit older really and truly don't like to be classified as "old!" Avalon is the first river cruise line to understand this . That's why they introduced "Active Discovery Cruises" on the Rhine and Danube. You can now hike, bike, and explore your way through some of the most historic areas of the world. You'll also spend more time with the locals and learn about local traditions and the culture with hands-on activities. If you like a slower pace, don't worry, that choice is always available, as well as free bicycles on every ship which allow you to take off on your own to explore, or enjoy a guided bike tour along the river banks and through some of the tiny villages and towns. No matter what your speed, you'll find touring with Avalon a cut above.

Aboard an Avalon river cruise, you can also enjoy the world's most
beautiful landscapes from the privacy of your luxury stateroom.

That's because on Avalon river cruise ships, all staterooms enjoy an outside location and are designed to enhance your river cruising experience. Their beautifully appointed staterooms feature a minimum of 172 square feet of space with "Suite Ship" balcony staterooms at 200sf, and suites at a whopping 300sf (larger than most ocean cruise ships); these are among the largest on the European rivers today.


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TERMS AND CONDITIONS: Unless otherwise noted, prices and offers are in USD, cruise only per person, based on double occupancy and do not include airfare, taxes or fees. The displayed prices are based on minimum category riverview window stateroom and applicable only to the sailing date(s) shown. Prices for other dates may vary based on the date and stateroom selected. Other than “Hot Deal” offers, price does not reflect any cruise line or Premier savings. Where Premier includes “prepaid tips” in an offer, it applies only to the cruise portion of the trip and not any land portion or shore excursions. To obtain the best price, please use the "Get Quote" button or call one of our river cruise and small ship cruise specialists. Certain discounts or prices may require full payment at the time of booking in order to be eligible. We urge you to book early as river and small ship cruises sell out almost a year in advance. Prices and availability may change without notice and are not guaranteed until a deposit is received and applied to your reservation. Call 1-855-255-1200, for complete details. We reserve the right to correct any informational or typographical errors. ©2010-2020 Premier River Cruises, LLC, a Travel of America Company. All rights reserved worldwide. CST #1015320-40.

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