Avalon Waterways Personalized Luxury River Cruise

Cruise Vacation Personalization

The Adventure is up to You

Setting Your Spirit in Motion

Watching centuries of history slowly pass you by is an adventure in itself. But what if elevating your heart rate a few extra beats is more your speed? Meet your Avalon Adventure HostSM. In addition to included active excursions, your Adventure Host holds the gear, maps, and guidance for optional and free-time pursuits on board and on shore. With a visit to our Adventure Center, you can check out a bike for a scenic ride through town, grab Nordic walking sticks and hike to a hillside vineyard or castle, or join a jog or active walk through the great cities or the great outdoors. Whether you're looking for an optional kayaking excursion or a complimentary yoga class on the Sky Deck, your Adventure Host can make it happen.

Starting in 2019, you can select included excursion and onboard activity options based on what interests you most, so you can experience your cruise - your way. The 3 types of included excursions available on every 2019 Avalon Europe cruise:


A local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations and the “must see” sites.


Inspiring and interactive hands-on activities designed to speak to your interests - you spend your day immersing yourself in the destination’s unique culture.


Embark on energetic excursions keeping you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.


Personalizing your Avalon cruise is a cinch...with MyAvalonSM. Here are some of the things you can choose online ahead of time...before you ever step foot on board!

  • Access Avalon's comprehensive online Service Centre to pre-register for your cruise
  • Select your choice of included sightseeing
  • Choose and pre-pay for optional excursions
  • Set your stateroom preferences for bed configuration
  • Select Celebration Packages to enhance your cruise

Cruise-Only Option

This great option lets you join just the cruise portion of the vacation, removing the overnight land stays at the beginning and/or end of the cruise itinerary. For details and pricing, refer to the cruise itineraries.

Special Occasions

Celebrating a birthday or anniversary while you’re cruising? Add an Avalon Celebration Package to your vacation. You can make your special day even more memorable with special touches ranging from flowers to a private cocktail reception. Ask your Avalon cruise specialist for additional details.


Enjoy the freedom of independent travel without the hassles that come from planning a vacation. Your comprehensive Monograms package takes care of the details-like hotels, flights, airport transfers, sightseeing, even onsite support and guidance from an expert Local Host-leaving you to just have fun! Visit our Monograms page to see the vacations that you can add after your Avalon cruise.


Once you've seen the best of Europe along its waterways, discover its inland treasures. Select Avalon cruises can be combined with an in-depth touring experience that only Globus can offer. Visit our Globus page to see the tours that you can add after your Avalon cruise.