Top River Cruises For First Timers

Avalon Waterways
You’ve seen ads on TV and in magazines and talked to enthusiastic friends about their river cruise vacations. It sounds like a trip you’d enjoy, but which itinerary should you try first? River cruising is all about the destination, so knowing what you can expect to see will help you choose your first river cruise experience. Avalon Waterways has created beautifully designed, exceptionally written destination guides that will help you narrow down your decision.

The Danube River Planner: Black Forest Cake

2016 Danube River Cruises

The Rhine, Moselle and Main River Planner: Romantic Rhine

2016 Rhine, Moselle & Main River Cruises

The Seine and Rhone River Planner: Seine River

2016 Seine and Rhone Rivers

If you are considering an European river cruise, please feel free to send me an email or call me so we can discuss your vacation plans in detail.

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  • River Cruises 2015 Berth Announcements

    2015 brings with it new ships, new destinations, and new opportunities for those hooked on river cruising. Here’s what’s new.

    Avalon Waterways
    March 24, 2015, in France marks the christening of the Avalon Tapestry II She’ll be the first “Suite Ship” to sail the popular Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches itinerary. In April, the Avalon Tranquility II will debut sailing on the Rhine and Rhone Rivers. In Asia, the Avalon Myanmar with just 36 passengers will sail the Irrawaddy River.

    Avalon Waterways Panorama Suite

    Spring 2015 brings two new vessels, the AmaSerena and AmaVista to AmaWaterways fleet. Each will offer family and group-friendly connecting staterooms and will feature the line’s signature Twin Balconies, one French-style, the other step-out as well as salon and massage services, fitness rooms, and heated swimming pools with swim-up bars.

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    Solo River Cruisers Save Money This Fall

    Are you eager to see the world but can’t find a traveling companion? There’s no better way to see the heart of Europe than on a river cruise. Now, solo river cruises just got better with Avalon Waterways®. River and small ship cruising is dominating the cruise market, and fast becoming the hottest, “must-experience” travel genre. Traveling on waterways that weave together the history and lore of villages and countries is the most intimate, scenic and experiential way to vacation.

    Avalon Tapestry in Germany

    It’s time to discover the charm of each port-of-call with included sightseeing. You’ll learn fascinating inside stories from expert English-speaking local guides. Travel according to your own personal style ~ without paying a single supplement!
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    In the Footsteps of Van Gogh

    On our recent Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches itinerary aboard Avalon Waterways Creativity we opted for the Auvers sur Oise shore excursion ~ one of the included choices. This is the charming village where Van Gogh spent his last three months, churning out 69 paintings in 70 days!

    Van Gogh's Grave in Auvers sur Oise
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    River Cruising ~ The Value Factor

    By now it’s no secret. River cruising is exploding. But, not all river cruises are created equal. It’s critical to choose the right cruise line, not just the right itinerary, to maximize your vacation experience. I’ve just returned from an Avalon Waterways cruise aboard the Avalon Creativity sailing from Paris to Normandy’s Landing Beaches. Wow, it’s as good as it gets!

    Paris France Eiffel Tower

    Avalon Waterways has risen to the top of this growing market by doing one thing well—listening to its guests. Every aspect of the Avalon experience is tailored to the preferences of the passengers—from the scenic stateroom views to the engaging stories told on shore. Avalon is your answer to legendary river cruises and inspired design.
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