A Window of Opportunity

River cruising along the Rhine River with Avalon Waterways offers you the ease, the breeze and the do-as-you-please experience you’re looking for.
By Meredith Diers

From the legendary canals of Amsterdam to the German Black Forest of fairytales, any one of Avalon’s Rhine River cruises will charm, delight, and excite. Featuring 800 miles of winding wonders, guests will meander through storied scenery, including hillside castles, craggy cliffs, terraced vineyards, and medieval towns. The Rhine River weaves together a tapestry of history and culture, plus countless UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Avalon’s Rhine River cruises include visits to some of Central Europe’s cultural hubs, where art, fine dining, and historic sites are aplenty. With several routes, lengths, and times to choose from, travelers can cruise through the blooming tulip fields of norther Holland, glide through majestic vineyards of the Rhine Valley, or hike up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress where the Rhine meets the Moselle.

And with Avalon’s award-winning Suite Ships, guests can experience European river views unlike any other ship can offer. Avalon’s Suite Ships boast Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform the living space into river cruising’s only open-air balcony. With 200 square-feet, the suites are more than 30% larger than industry standard, affording travelers the space to entertain in the private sitting area or just relax and enjoy the passing vistas. Onboard amenities include a Fitness Center, Wi-Fi access, a spacious Sky Deck, and the delightful Sky Bistro.

A Rhine River vacation offers guests the perfect cure for cabin fever and a feast for your travel cravings.

A Taste of the Rhine

Bookended by two bucket-list cities – Amsterdam and Frankfurt – this short and “suite” sailing adventure gives travelers the opportunity to test the river cruise waters while enjoying the sweeping, dramatic views of the Rhine Gorge, where ancient castles stand on cliffs 400 feet above the water. Travelers will also experience Mainz with a guided walk and visit to the captivating Gutenberg Museum or an excursion to Heidelberg to see the ruins of its red-walled castle.

The Rhine & Moselle – Canals, Vinyards and Castles

Combining the romance and Rieslings of the Rhine with untouched, storybook settings of Moselle, this cruise drifts through time, traditions, and three fabulous countries. Travelers will get to explore the historical Luxembourg City and its unique and dramatic views, enjoy a guided walk in Bernkastel and taste some of the region’s best wines, and sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge – the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River where ancient castles stand on cliff 400 feet above the water. Experience spectacular scenery and discover legendary cultures along your Moselle and Rhine river cruise vacation.

Active & Discovery on the Rhine

Anchored in picturesque ports, Avalon takes travelers off-the-beaten path to discover – and rediscover – the Old World in new ways. This cruise lets guests explore the Rhine River their way by offering a varied selection of Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions. From history and food to nature and art, Avalon’s range of excursions includes everything from regional wine-tasting in Eltville to a Dusseldorf biking tour and Dutch painting class.


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