Fresh, modern, and innovative – these are just a few of the adjectives that Virtuoso travel advisors used when we asked them to describe Avalon Waterways. From extra-spacious staterooms to an abundance of activities that can make a getaway feel truly extraordinary, here is a list of things we love about Avalon Waterways.
The ports of call on each cruise have been thoughtfully mapped out in advance, of course, but the experiences along the way are entirely left up to guests, and there are so many options beyond the included activities. “Thanks to the Avalon Choice program, the line’s activities exceed shore excursions offered by other river cruises,” says Virtuoso travel advisor Mark Johnstone. Take the eight-day Active & Discovery on the Rhine itinerary, from Mainz, Germany, to Amsterdam, during which travelers can do everything from participating in a painting class to taking a guided jogging tour. And in 2020, Avalon is introducing what they’re calling Your Way, which makes it easy to add pre- or post-trip extensions. On the Blue Danube Discovery cruise, for example, you can spend two nights in Budapest before departing or two nights in Prague at the end – or, if you have the time, both.