Before you book your river cruise with us, we know the question on everybody’s lips – what’s included on an Avalon Waterways river cruise? Read on to find out more. 

Sky Deck
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Your cabin 

Panorama Suite
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No other fleet of river cruise ships offers a view of the world quite like Avalon’s Suite Ships. We have three cabin options to choose from, each one exterior stateroom. Each ship is comprised of 80% Panorama Suites, our signature style of cabin. At 200 square feet, our award-winning Panorama Suites are 30% larger than the average industry stateroom and feature cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony. This wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling vista opens to 7-feet wide in Europe and 11-feet wide in Southeast Asia.  


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Wave goodbye to restrictive seating times. Avalon has created an easy concept called FlexDining. This gives you the freedom to choose how, and what, you want to eat. Want to indulge? The Panorama Dining Room is the place for you with four-course à la carte dinners. Feel like a lighter meal? No worries – try our Panorama Bistro where you can pick and choose from a wide array of smaller bites in a more casual setting. Sailing in warmer months? You may find the Sky Grill open on the Sky Deck for an al fresco lunch. 

24/7 hot drinks and snacks 

Coffee on Sky Deck

There’s no need to break from your wind-down-hot-drink-before-bed routine, just because you’re on holiday! You’ll find a well-stocked tea and coffee station in the Club Lounge, complete with fresh snacks. There is also another coffee machine found in the Panorama Lounge, next to the bar. 

BeWell water station 

Another Club Lounge amenity, stay hydrated with our BeWell water station that offers still, sparkling and flavoured water options.  

Happy Hour and meal beverages 

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Not only do we offer regional wine and beer (and soft drinks) at lunch and dinner, but we also have a complimentary Happy Hour each night! Savour a selection of wine, beer, cocktails and mocktails. All you have to do is say ‘cheers’! 

Avalon Choice excursions 

Delft tile painting
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We’ve curated a collection of exciting experiences that form our menu of included Avalon Choice excursions. Take your pick each day from Active, Discovery or Classic excursions depending on how you feel and/or what interests you. We know that no two travellers are the same, so we believe this choice is key to creating a dream holiday for you. Here is an example of each type of excursion:  

  • Active: pedal through the spectacular Gorges du Doux, France on a rail bike 
  • Discovery: discover your inner artist at a Delft tile pottery workshop in Rotterdam 
  • Classic: enjoy a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey in Melk, Austria 

A friendly crew 

Panorama Dining Room
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From your Cruise Director and Captain to your stateroom attendant and wait staff, our crew strive to make you feel like your Suite Ship is your home-away-from-home with professional, yet approachable, service.  

Local Guides 

In each port, you’ll be greeted by Local Guides who are keen to share their wealth of knowledge with you. Let them guide you through the day’s port to uncover history, culture and cuisine.  

Sustainable choices 

In order to preserve the world for generations to come, you may notice several steps that we’re taking towards a sustainable future. Some examples include the removal of all single-use plastics, reusable drink bottles available for guests, and only replacing your bath towels when requested. We’ve also partnered with like-minded organisations that care for our planet, people and places through the Globus family of brands Lighthouse Project.  

Room to dream 

Castle view
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Larger suites mean fewer passengers, so you’ll never feel crowded. There are plenty of common areas to catch up with newfound friends or curl up with a book – like the Sky Deck or Panorama Lounge – or relax in the comfort of your stateroom. Our ships are designed to maximise the ever-changing views so you’ll never be short of a nearby castle, greenery or a village! 

Extra ways to personalise your cruise 

Biking in Austria
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We believe the greatest luxury is freedom, so take note of these additional ways to personalise your cruise! Some examples include:  

  • Complimentary continental breakfast served in your room 
  • Onboard cultural presentations and entertainment 
  • Adventure Center and Adventure Host 
  • Free bicycles for use in most ports 
  • Free WiFi  

With over 70 cruises to choose from, book your dream river cruise with Avalon Waterways today. 

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