Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Avalon Waterways
Avalon Waterways® Official Site | A River Cruise Unlike Any Other

Cruise Overview

This magnificent vacation includes a deluxe cruise that reveals the best of Europe along the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers. See the sights with Local Guides in Vienna, Grein, Passau, Bamberg, and Cologne; attend a baking demonstration in Bavaria’s picturesque Miltenberg; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in charming Rüdesheim; and cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge past the legendary Lorelei rock. Your vacation concludes with a canal cruise past 16th-century merchant houses in delightful Amsterdam.

Highlights & Sightseeing

CRUISE:Deluxe 12-night cruise from Vienna to Amsterdam in an outside stateroom with hotel-style beds

VIENNA:Welcome reception; guided sightseeing

MELK:Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey

GREIN:Guided sightseeing

PASSAU:Guided sightseeing

REGENSBURG:Guided sightseeing

MAIN DANUBE CANAL:Cruise in the canal

NUREMBERG:Guided sightseeing; beer tasting

BAMBERG:Guided sightseeing, see the Old Town Hall

WÜRZBURG:Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz

MILTENBERG:Guided sightseeing; baking demonstration

RÜDESHEIM:Visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum

RHINE GORGE:Cruise through the gorge

COLOGNE:Guided sightseeing

AMSTERDAM:Canal cruise


Superb dining with all meals on board daily featuring full breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including a welcome reception, Captain’s reception, and farewell dinner; quality wines from Europe’s most famous wine regions with every dinner; one sitting with open seating arrangements
  • In the event of water level problems on stretches of any river, or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
Always Included 
It's about you. You are the reason we've used our 80-plus years of travel expertise to design the very best river cruise experience. Inspired by you, we've taken everything special about river cruising and made it even better. Here are some of the features and amenities you'll experience on board our Avalon ships.
  • Panoramic windows throughout every ship.
  • Spacious designs provide personal space.
  • Included shore excursions with Local Guide.
  • Headsets for shore excursions.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access.
  • Personalized room options & excursions.
  • Highest-quality craftsmanship.
  • Premium coffees, cappuccinos and lattes.
  • Coffee self-serve beverage station.
  • A lounge serving premium spirit cocktails.
  • Maintain your routine in the fitness center.
  • The Comfort Collection by AvalonSM.
  • Premium L'Occitane bath amenities.
  • Daily early- and late-riser breakfast.
  • Full buffet breakfast with sparkling wine.
  • Complimentary juices with breakfast.
  • Made-to-order egg station at breakfast.
  • Complimentary soft drinks with lunch.
  • Chef-inspired regional recipes.
  • Four-course dinners with open seating.
  • Choice of appetizers, soups & salads.
  • Nightly option of entree, dessert or cheese.
  • Complimentary regional wines at dinner.
  • Free soft drinks or beer with dinner.
  • Night Fare served at 10:30 p.m.
  • Remarkable service through the cruise.
  • English-speaking crew.
  • Non-smoking interior.
  • Large bathrooms - showers w/ glass doors.
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels.
  • Spacious 3-door closets for ample storage.
  • And, much more.

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