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Avalon Waterways

From: European Cruise Guide

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ABOVE: A couple enjoys the view from an Avalon cruise on the Danube. INSET BELOW: A stateroom and a junior suite's bathroom on the Avalon Artistry.

photoAvalon Waterways is a river-cruising line owned by Globus, a tour operator with more than 75 years of experience in Europe. Avalon focuses on the U.S. and Canadian market, with cruises on modern vessels built since 2007--including a rapidly-growing fleet of upmarket "suite ships," with two new ships entering service in 2016.

photoAvalon's ships feature oversized cabins and state-of-the-art amenities such as sliding glass doors, fitness rooms, free Internet access, and--in Royal Suites--complimentary iPads. Restaurants have open seating, and passengers are served wine, beer, or soft drinks at lunch and dinner without charge.

European cruise/land or cruise-only itineraries range from five to 24 days weeks in length, with travel on the waterways of Holland and Belgium, France, Germany, and Central Europe. Avalon also has a number of "theme cruises" scheduled for 2016, including Beer Tasting Cruises, a Jewish Heritage Cruise, Golf Cruises, and Wine and Culinary Cruises.

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