River Cruises

River cruising has quickly become one of the most popular ways of traveling. From the waterways of Europe to sailing down the Mekong River, pack and unpack once and watch the beautiful scenery pass by. Find exciting itineraries for all tastes and budgets. Sail some of the most enchanting rivers like the Douro, the Danube, Rhine and many others. Hop on and off the ship for included excursions as you dock right in the heart of many of the world’s most fascinating cities.

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Netherlands - One of the best things about river cruising in Europe is that it takes you into the heart of world-famous cities, charming smaller towns, and even through the countryside that...

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Cycling through the Dutch Countryside on an Avalon Active Shore Excursion
River or Ocean Cruises

Discover Amsterdam's Local Food Scene on this Avalon Waterways Shore Excursion

Netherlands - Everyone wants to try 'real' local food when they travel. But we don't always have a real local to point us in the right direction. That's... read more

Culture & History

Second Chance to See 2020's Once-in-a-decade Easter Passion Play- Oberammergau Reschedules to 2022

Germany - The small Bavarian village of Oberammergau has become synonymous with the Passion Play – a recreation of the biblical story of Easter that consumes the... read more

River or Ocean Cruises

Video Cruise Review: Tulips and Much More on an Avalon Spring Netherlands River Cruise

Netherlands - If you're a flower lover, a Tulip Time spring cruise in the Netherlands is already on your bucket list. If you're not a particular flower lover,... read more