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AVALON WATERWAYS

 

Avalon Waterways, part of the Globus family of brands is leading the way in the river cruising market, which is the fastest growing segment of the travel industry today. Offering 17 of the the newest, quietest, and most spacious ships, state-of-the-art resort style amenities and famous service by English speaking crews, Avalon plies the waterways of Europe, China, and the Galapagos Islands in ships so modern you will think you are on a large cruise ships.

 

 

EXPLORE & BOOK YOUR AVALON RIVER CRUISE

For Even Greater Discounts

 

"NEW" - The Suite Life

Always on the cutting edge of river cruising, Avalon has introduced a better style to river cruise - "Suite Ships." Three of these beauties will came onboard in 2014, two began in 2013, and the original began in 2012. And in 2015 look for the Avalon Tapestry II and Avalon Tranquility II cruisng Europe.

 

A Panorama Suite on Avalon's "Suite Ships" is designed with extra space and comfort - 30% larger than the industry standard. Not only will you enjoy your Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window but it becomes a unique Open-Air Balcony - with a 7-foot opening, and it doesn't detract from your indoor square footage the way an exterior balcony does. Even the placement of the bed in innovative, facing the window to allow you to enjoy the scenic riverscape as you lie in the comfort of your Comfort Collection Bed. And on these ships 80% are Panorama Suites.

 

Avalon is not your grandfather's river cruises. These have state-of-the-art technology with large staterooms (172 sq ft for standard rooms & 258 for Junior Suites), with 85% having panoramic sliding glass doors and French balconies. Standard inclusions with Avalon are mind boggling - wine, soda and beer with dinner, and shore excursions in EVERY port with complimentary headsets.

 

STANDARD INCLUSIONS

Deluxe cruise in an outside stateroom with their exclusive Comfort Collection beds

Services of a professional Cruise Director

Onboard lectures, activities & nightly piano music (Europe)

Sightseeing in EVERY port with Local Guides arranged by Globus

Headsets for all guided shore excursions in Europe and Egypt

 

With Avalon Waterways you will be able to cruise the world’s most famous rivers, lifelines of the Old World. You’ll glide past centuries old medieval castles, lush riverbank vineyards, and wind through scenic landscapes and remarkable ancient wonders. When you arrive in port you will dock right in the heart of a charming city. Back onboard you will enjoy all the creature comforts of a world class vessel like a la carte dining in an elegant dining room and bistro plus state-of-the-art fitness centers.

 

EXCLUSIVE AVALON FEATURES

For European vessel staterooms

• Floor-to-Ceiling, Wall-to-Wall sliding glass doors in most rooms

• French balconies in most rooms

• Flat screen satellite TV & Radio

• Private bathroom and shower

• Comfortable, hotel-style beds

• European-style duvets

• Egyptian super-combed cotton linens

• Large closets

• Mini-bar, hair dryer and safe

• Individual climate control

 

Don’t be surprised to find your chef in the local market hand selecting fresh regional specialties for tonight’s dinner. Expect Avalon to serve some of the fine wines of France, plus beer and soda – all complimentary with dinner.

 

EXCLUSIVE AVALON FEATURES

For European vessels

• Non-smoking interior

• Internet access & Wi-Fi hotspots

• Fitness Center

• Hair Salon

• Sky Deck shade system

• Open seating in the dining room for all meals

• Complimentary wine with all onboard dinners

• Complimentary coffee and tea available throughout the day

• Staterooms are a minimum 172 sq. ft.

• Suites are 258 sq. ft.

 

 

SPECIAL PASSIONS THEME CRUISES

CULINARY CRUISES / WINE APPRECIATION CRUISES / BEER TASTING /
JEWISH HERITAGE CRUISE /
MUSIC CRUISES / ART & IMPRESSIONIST CRUISE

Contact ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION for specifics on Theme Cruises.

 

 

INTRODUCING THE "NEW" IDEA IN RIVER CRUISING

Avalon is launching a new concept in river cruising - Avalon Choice. Avalon guests can now select every last detail of their river cruise.

 

AVALON CHOICE EXCURSIONS

CHOOSE HOW

• Essential - basic orientation with the must-sees, then time to explore on your own

• Traditional - the great on shore sightseeing you've always welcomed

• Leisurely - take it slow but take it all in

• Make excursions more active through optional biking or use of Nordic walking sticks

 

CHOOSE WHAT

• Included sightseeing in every destination with Certified Local Guides, backed by 85 years of award-winning land experience

• Included alternative sightseeing focusing on special interests and for those who have already experienced the destination and want to go deeper

• Additional excursions booked on trip or pre-booked on MyAvalon

• Guest Services available to recommend, reserve and further personalize the experience

 

AVALON CHOICE DINING

CHOOSE WHERE

Panorama Bistro - a true alternative dining venue offering a charming, casual atmosphere (Suite Ships only)

• Spacious, open-seating main Dining Room

• Sky Bistro - lunch al fresco and take in the sights

• Onshore Dining (optional via Guest Services) - get out and enjoy the local culture

• Continental breakfast brought right to your stateroom

 

CHOOSE WHAT
• Seasonal, hand crafted regional cuisine with a la carte dining

• Local chefs join on board with local dishes

• Tastings - sample the destination's famous delicacies

• Choice of complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with dinner

• Special Culinary Cruise departures - an entire voyage dedicated to cuisine

 

CHOOSE WHEN
• Daily early-riser and late-riser breakfasts, in addition to main breakfast seating

• Expansive lunch buffet

• Afternoon tea, coffee and treats

• Four- and five-course a la carte dinners

• Night fare served at 10:30pm

• Espresso, cappuccino, premium coffees and teas available throughout the day

 

AVALON CHOICE ON BOARD

CHOOSE WHAT

• Culture & Cruise - special enriching experiences on board with local chefs, musicians, artisans and experts

• Nightly entertainment

• Behind-the-scenes ship tours

• Games

• Movie Nights

• Expanded "On-Demand" in-room entertainment features over 100 moview

 

CHOOSE WHERE

• Unique spaces such as the Club Lounge, Observation Lounge and Sky Lounge - where you can take advantage of the views and the Free WiFi

• Choose to be pampered in the hair salon or whirlpool

• All staterooms include luxurious Comfort Collection Beds, L'Occitane bath essentials and robes & slippers for every guest

• Stay active in the Fitness Room, open 24/7

 

Let ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION pre-register you and personalize your onboard Avalon experience from bed configurations to excursions to Celebration and Drink-Packages.

 

When you are ready investigate availability and pricing contact ULTIMATE CRUISE & VACATION. We are here to guide you through the entire process.




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