Unlike other cruise ships, most of their staterooms (971 of them) feature beds that face the windows and the incredible sights river cruising is famous for. In fact, two full decks on every Avalon Suite Ship® in Europe and Southeast Asia offer travelers a unique point-of-view: One where the view is the whole point.
Europe River Cruises
When you step onto Avalon European river cruises, your breath will be taken away by the magic that separates you from everyday life on dry land. You'll glide past imposing medieval castles, lush riverbank vineyards, and remarkable ancient wonders on your European river cruise. Every gentle bend of the river reveals another fascinating sight as your luxurious river cruise ship winds its way through scenic landscapes, delivering you right to where many of Europe's most celebrated cities were born.
DANUBE RIVER CRUISES
As Europe's second-longest river and a vital means of transportation for 2,000 years, the Danube is the only major European river to flow from west to east.
RHINE RIVER CRUISES
Flowing from the Swiss Alps to Holland's North Sea, the Rhine is perhaps most famous for its legendary Lorelei rock and the imposing medieval castles that line its banks.
MAIN RIVER CRUISES
Quaint, quiet, and quintessentially Germany, the Main winds leisurely through the country's most stunning areas, passing hilltop castles and storybook medieval villages alike.
MOSELLE RIVER CRUISES
Flowing through France, Luxembourg, and Germany, the Moselle River is known for the excellent wines produced along its banks as well as for its picturesque medieval castles.
RHÔNE RIVER CRUISES
An important inland trade and transportation route since Greek times, the Rhône River flows south to the Mediterranean, winding through the orchards and vineyards of the fertile Rhône Valley.
SAÔNE RIVER CRUISES
Flowing through the picturesque, vineyard-lined banks of France’s famed Burgundy wine region, the Saône flows for 300 miles before meeting the Rhône at Lyon.
SEINE RIVER CRUISES
The Seine rises just northwest of Dijon and flows in northwesterly through Paris before emptying into the English Channel at Le Havre. It's one of Europe's great historic rivers and since the early Middle Ages has been considered the river of Paris.
Asia River Cruises
THE MEKONG RIVER
From its source high up in the Tibetan Plateau the powerful Mekong River courses for over 3,000 miles through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, providing a lifeline for millions of people. By the end of your journey along the Mekong you will have a better understanding of life along the river.
THE UPPER IRRAWADDY
Coursing more than 1,300 miles through central Myanmar, the Irrawaddy and its surrounding valley form the historical, cultural, and economic heart of Myanmar. The country’s largest river, this “Road to Mandalay” offers you a fascinating glimpse of “The Golden Land” that is Myanmar.
THE YANGTZE RIVER
The most important river in the history, culture, and economy of China, the Yangtze is the longest river in Asia and the third-longest in the world. At more than 3,900 miles, it flows from the glaciers of the Tibetan Plateau across southwest, central, and eastern China before emptying into the East China Sea at Shanghai.
South America Cruises
THE GALÁPAGOS ISLANDS
Consisting of 13 large and hundreds of small islands in the Pacific Ocean off the western coast of South America, the Galápagos Islands, a region of Ecuador, are home to some of the world's most fascinating animal life. From Quito, Ecuador, fly to Baltra Island, then board your luxury yacht and cruise from island to island, encountering species found nowhere else in the world like giant tortoises, penguins, sea lions, iguanas, and a whole host of diverse bird species. As you explore these remarkable volcanic isles firsthand, you'll discover the wildlife that inspired Charles Darwin.
THE MIGHTY AMAZON RIVER
Embark on a journey to one of the world's vastly unexplored regions, the mighty Amazon. Experience the Amazon wilderness where it originates in Peru. The Amazon Basin covers an area larger than Western Europe, but it's in Peru's Amazon where biodiversity is at its greatest and the rainforest is untamed. Imagine venturing deep into the Amazon jungle in search of elusive wildlife, taking a swim with pink dolphins, and visiting native communities, all while returning to an air-conditioned suite, hot shower, and an over-sized plush bed.