The striking Avalon Impression graces the waters of Europe's Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. The Impression features two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery.
Review: Active And Discovery On The Danube With Avalon Waterways
Active and Discovery on the Danube can be as active or leisurely as you like! Explore the art, food and history of Europe with Avalon Waterways.
|Jun 24, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Deggendorf||8||$3,599|
|Jun 24, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Prague||10||$4,128|
|Jun 27, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Berlin||Budapest||12||$4,627|
|Jun 29, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Budapest||10||$4,028|
|Jul 01, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Deggendorf||Budapest||8||$3,499|
|Jul 06, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Vienna||8||$2,017|
|Jul 06, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Vienna||6||$1,588|
|Jul 08, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Vienna||6||$1,528|
|Jul 08, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Vienna||4||$1,099|
|Jul 09, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Vienna||Budapest||8||$2,017|
|Jul 09, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Vienna||Budapest||6||$1,528|
|Jul 11, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Vienna||Budapest||6||$1,588|
|Jul 11, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Vienna||Budapest||4||$1,099|
|Jul 17, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Berlin||Budapest||12||$4,627|
|Jul 19, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Budapest||10||$4,028|
|Jul 21, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Deggendorf||Budapest||8||$3,499|
|Jul 27, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Linz||9||$3,508|
|Jul 27, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Prague||11||$4,107|
|Aug 02, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Budapest||11||$4,357|
|Aug 04, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Linz||Budapest||9||$3,758|
|Aug 11, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Deggendorf||8||$3,499|
|Aug 11, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Prague||10||$4,028|
|Aug 11, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Berlin||12||$4,627|
|Aug 14, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Berlin||Budapest||12||$4,627|
|Aug 16, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Budapest||10||$4,028|
|Aug 18, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Deggendorf||Budapest||8||$3,499|
|Aug 24, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Linz||9||$3,508|
|Aug 24, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Prague||11||$4,107|
|Aug 30, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Budapest||11||$4,757|
|Sep 01, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Linz||Budapest||9||$4,158|
|Sep 07, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Linz||9||$4,158|
|Sep 07, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Prague||11||$4,757|
|Sep 13, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Budapest||11||$4,757|
|Sep 15, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Linz||Budapest||9||$4,158|
|Sep 22, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Deggendorf||8||$3,149|
|Sep 22, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Prague||10||$3,678|
|Sep 22, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Berlin||12||$4,277|
|Sep 25, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Berlin||Budapest||12||$5,027|
|Sep 27, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Budapest||10||$4,428|
|Sep 29, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Deggendorf||Budapest||8||$3,899|
|Oct 06, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Deggendorf||8||$3,799|
|Oct 06, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Prague||10||$4,328|
|Oct 06, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Berlin||12||$4,927|
|Oct 18, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Prague||12||$3,917|
|Oct 18, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Nuremberg||10||$3,388|
|Oct 20, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Nuremberg||8||$2,899|
|Oct 20, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Prague||10||$3,428|
|Nov 27, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Vienna||9||$3,228|
|Nov 29, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Nuremberg||Vienna||7||$2,699|
|Dec 05, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Vienna||Prague||9||$2,728|
|Dec 05, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Vienna||Nuremberg||7||$2,199|
|Dec 05, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Vienna||Basel||16||$6,047|
|Dec 05, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Vienna||Frankfurt||12||$4,298|
|Dec 09, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Frankfurt||8||$2,628|
|Dec 09, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Basel||12||$4,627|
|Dec 11, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Nuremberg||Basel||10||$4,098|
|Dec 11, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Nuremberg||Frankfurt||6||$2,099|
|Dec 16, 2021||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Frankfurt||Basel||5||$1,624|
|Mar 23, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Paris||12||$4,380|
|Mar 23, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||9||$3,108|
|Mar 24, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Paris||11||$4,021|
|Mar 24, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||8||$2,749|
|Mar 30, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Paris||12||$4,535|
|Mar 30, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||9||$3,258|
|Mar 31, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Paris||11||$4,176|
|Mar 31, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||8||$2,899|
|Apr 06, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Paris||12||$3,885|
|Apr 06, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||9||$2,608|
|Apr 07, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Paris||11||$3,526|
|Apr 07, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||8||$2,249|
|Apr 13, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Paris||12||$3,985|
|Apr 13, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||9||$2,708|
|Apr 14, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Paris||11||$3,626|
|Apr 14, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||8||$2,349|
|Apr 20, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Paris||12||$4,335|
|Apr 20, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||9||$3,058|
|Apr 21, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Paris||11||$3,976|
|Apr 21, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||8||$2,699|
|Apr 27, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Paris||12||$4,295|
|Apr 27, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||9||$2,908|
|Apr 28, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Paris||11||$3,936|
|Apr 28, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||8||$2,549|
|May 04, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Paris||12||$4,295|
|May 04, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||9||$2,908|
|May 05, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Paris||11||$3,936|
|May 05, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||8||$2,549|
|May 11, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Prague||19||$7,947|
|May 11, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Budapest||16||$7,058|
|May 12, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Prague||18||$7,588|
|May 12, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||15||$6,699|
|May 23, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Amsterdam||19||$7,838|
|May 23, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Prague||23||$9,645|
|May 26, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Budapest||16||$6,949|
|May 26, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Budapest||20||$8,756|
|Jun 09, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||15||$5,429|
|Jun 09, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||13||$4,819|
|Jun 09, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||9||$3,208|
|Jun 10, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||14||$5,070|
|Jun 10, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||8||$2,849|
|Jun 10, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||12||$4,460|
|Jun 13, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Milan||Milan||16||$7,017|
|Jun 13, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Milan||Milan||12||$5,210|
|Jun 17, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Zurich||Zurich||8||$3,599|
|Jun 17, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Zurich||Zurich||12||$5,406|
|Jun 17, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Zurich||Zurich||14||$6,042|
|Jun 23, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Prague||19||$7,697|
|Jun 23, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Budapest||16||$6,808|
|Jun 24, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Prague||18||$7,338|
|Jun 24, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||15||$6,449|
|Jul 08, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Budapest||8||$3,499|
|Jul 08, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Budapest||10||$4,048|
|Jul 08, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Budapest||12||$5,781|
|Jul 13, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Prague||10||$3,848|
|Jul 13, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Prague||11||$4,107|
|Jul 15, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Munich||Munich||8||$3,249|
|Jul 15, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Munich||Munich||9||$3,508|
|Jul 21, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Munich||9||$3,758|
|Jul 21, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Prague||11||$4,357|
|Jul 22, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Munich||8||$3,499|
|Jul 22, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Prague||10||$4,098|
|Jul 27, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Prague||10||$3,798|
|Jul 29, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Munich||Munich||8||$3,249|
|Aug 02, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Amsterdam||19||$7,288|
|Aug 02, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Prague||23||$9,087|
|Aug 05, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Budapest||16||$6,399|
|Aug 05, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Budapest||20||$8,198|
|Aug 19, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Prague||19||$7,347|
|Aug 19, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Budapest||16||$6,458|
|Aug 20, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Prague||18||$6,988|
|Aug 20, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||15||$6,099|
|Aug 31, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Amsterdam||19||$7,938|
|Aug 31, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Prague||23||$9,872|
|Sep 03, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Budapest||16||$7,049|
|Sep 03, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Budapest||20||$8,983|
|Sep 17, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||8||$2,672|
|Sep 17, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||6||$2,183|
|Sep 18, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||7||$2,313|
|Sep 18, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||5||$1,824|
|Sep 20, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Frankfurt||Frankfurt||7||$2,313|
|Sep 22, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Frankfurt||Frankfurt||5||$1,824|
|Sep 25, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Prague||19||$7,897|
|Sep 25, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Budapest||16||$7,008|
|Sep 26, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Prague||18||$7,538|
|Sep 26, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Amsterdam||Amsterdam||15||$6,649|
|Oct 10, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Budapest||8||$3,799|
|Oct 10, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Budapest||10||$4,348|
|Oct 15, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Munich||Munich||9||$2,907|
|Oct 15, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Munich||Munich||8||$2,648|
|Oct 17, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Munich||Munich||6||$1,849|
|Oct 17, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Munich||Munich||7||$2,108|
|Oct 20, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Budapest||12||$3,687|
|Oct 20, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Budapest||10||$3,138|
|Oct 22, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Budapest||8||$2,649|
|Oct 22, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Budapest||Budapest||10||$3,198|
|Nov 26, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Prague||9||$3,248|
|Nov 28, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Nuremberg||Nuremberg||7||$2,699|
|Dec 04, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Vienna||Vienna||9||$2,848|
|Dec 04, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Vienna||Vienna||7||$2,299|
|Dec 04, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Vienna||Vienna||16||$7,097|
|Dec 04, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Vienna||Vienna||12||$4,348|
|Dec 08, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Prague||8||$2,348|
|Dec 08, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Prague||Prague||12||$4,847|
|Dec 10, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Nuremberg||Nuremberg||10||$4,298|
|Dec 10, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Nuremberg||Nuremberg||6||$1,799|
|Dec 15, 2022||Avalon Waterways||Impression||Frankfurt||Basel||5||$1,499|
- Maiden Voyage: 2014
- Length: 443
- Passenger Capacity: 140
- Normal Crew Size: 47
- Staterooms: 83
- Suites: 2
Early Riser Coffee, 6 a.m. Start your day right with self-service coffee, hot water, croissants, cookies, and assorted finger foods. Breakfast Buffet, 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m.
Enjoy a tempting selection of breads, cereals, fruits, cold cuts and cheeses, smoked salmon, pastries, yogurts, and juices. Hot items such as eggs, sausage, and bacon vary daily.
*Buffet breakfast items are conveniently color coded on all Avalon Waterways river cruise ships to indicate foods that are low calorie, low fat/low calorie, high fiber, low cholesterol, and high energy
Lunch Buffet, 12:30 p.m. Select from intriguing appetizers, hearty soups, hot dishes, homemade breads, cold cuts and cheeses, salads, and delectable desserts. Afternoon Tea, 4 p.m. Take a mid-day break with coffee or tea and cake or cookies served in the lounge or on the top deck. Dinner, 7:30 p.m.
Dine elegantly with a sit-down meal served in a single sitting. The chef will delight you with gourmet selections and the perfect, complimentary wines (complimentary beer or soft drinks also available). Menus typically feature an appetizer, soup, entree, dessert, and coffee or tea.
Note: Meal times may vary depending on cruise schedule.
Travelers who are less than 18 years old on the departure date must be accompanied by an adult throughout the duration of the vacation. We do not accept children less than 8 years old on any Avalon Waterways vacations. If a child will be traveling with adults other than the parents or with only one parent, it is recommended that a notarized letter be written by the parents or non-traveling parent granting authorization to travel, including the dates of travel.
Gratuities on board and on land are not included in the cruise price. Tipping is a personal way to show your satisfaction for good service and is always appreciated. It is recommended that tips be paid in cash.
Square Footage: 172
Staterooms have comfort collection beds, deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, choice of soft or firm pillows, extra blankets, choice of bed configuration, nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, hair dryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, easy under-bed luggage storage, flat screen satellite TV with movie channels, alarm clock, direct-dial telephone, bathrobes & slippers, well-stocked minibar, complimentary bottled water, in-room safe, individual climate control, elegant, contemporary design throughout, and a large mirror in bathroom. Located on Indigo Deck Forward.
Square Footage: 172
Staterooms have comfort collection beds, deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, choice of soft or firm pillows, extra blankets, choice of bed configuration, nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, hair dryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, easy under-bed luggage storage, flat screen satellite TV with movie channels, alarm clock, direct-dial telephone, bathrobes & slippers, well-stocked minibar, complimentary bottled water, in-room safe, individual climate control, elegant, contemporary design throughout, and a large mirror in bathroom. Located on Indigo Deck Aft.
Square Footage: 200
Panorama Suites feature comfort collection beds, deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, choice of bed configuration, nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, hair dryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, easy under-bed luggage storage, flat screen satellite TV with movie channels, wall-to-wall panoramic window with open-air Balcony, open-air balcony with full 6-person seating area, full shower with glass door, well-stocked minibar, writing desk, and a coffee table. Located on Sapphire Deck Aft.
Square Footage: 200
Panorama Suites feature comfort collection beds, deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, choice of bed configuration, nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, hair dryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, easy under-bed luggage storage, flat screen satellite TV with movie channels, wall-to-wall panoramic window with open-air Balcony, open-air balcony with full 6-person seating area, full shower with glass door, well-stocked minibar, writing desk, and a coffee table. Located on Sapphire Deck Forward.
Square Footage: 200
Panorama Suites feature comfort collection beds, deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, choice of bed configuration, nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, hair dryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, easy under-bed luggage storage, flat screen satellite TV with movie channels, wall-to-wall panoramic window with open-air Balcony, open-air balcony with full 6-person seating area, full shower with glass door, well-stocked minibar, writing desk, and a coffee table. Located on Royal Deck.
Square Footage: 300
Category Royal Suite
Suites include Comfort Collection Beds, deluxe beds with memory foam mattress toppers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, European-style duvets, Nightly turn-down service, bedside tables with reading lamps, Hair dryer, L'Occitane bath amenities, Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage, Easy under-bed luggage storage, Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels, Alarm clock, Direct-dial telephone, Bathrobes & slippers, Well-stocked minibar, In-room safe Individual climate control, Marble countertops in bathroom, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Complimentary use of iPad mobile digital devices, Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony, Open-Air Balcony with full 6-person seating area, Full shower with glass door, Writing desk, Coffee table, and Double sinks. Located on Royal Deck.
Life on Board
Dining RoomWhen it comes to dining, you'll savor your destination in more ways than one. Professional chefs will delight your taste buds with regional specialties as well as Western favorites. Located on the Sapphire Deck.
Panorama BistroAn alternate light dining experience with regional specialties and wines in the Panorama Bistro. Located on the Royal Deck.
Sky BistroWhy not sit outside and enjoy a light lunch while watching the passing scenery. Located on the Sky Deck.
Club LoungeAn ever-changing landscape serves as the ultimate backdrop as you relax in the Club Lounge. Located on the Royal Deck.
Internet CornerIf you need to check your email and keep in touch, there are computers available for your personal use. Located on the Royal Deck.
Observation LoungeRelax in the lounge with new friends while having a drink and watching the passing scenery. Located on the Royal Deck.
Panorama LoungeSit back and relax meeting new friends while having a drink at the lounge. Located on the Royal Deck.
Sky DeckRelax at the Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs and a shade system or have fun at the game area. Located on the Sky Deck.
Fitness CenterThe Fitness Center is well equipped so you can stick to your fitness program while on vacation. Take advantage of state-of-the-art cardio equipment while enjoying the view of unforgettable passing landscapes. Located on the Indigo Deck.
Hair SalonOf course you want to look your best on vacation, there is a salon for all your hair care and manicure needs. Located on the Royal Deck.
WhirlpoolThe whirlpool is the perfect place to unwind after an exciting day of sightseeing. Located on the Sky Deck.
Hygiene and Safety Protocols
Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Avalon Waterways' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Avalon Waterways has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.
It all starts with Avalon Waterways' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Avalon Waterways' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.
New embarkation procedures to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including:
- Social distancing throughout embarkation
- Mandatory health screening, including touch-free temperature-check, for all guests and crew
- Luggage disinfection prior to onboarding (with crew wearing gloves and masks)
FRESH AIR, INSIDE AND OUT:
In addition to Avalon Waterways' Open-Air staterooms, the air in the ships is not circulated between staterooms; only within an individual stateroom and mixed with fresh, outside air.
BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE:
New social distancing guidelines for guests throughout their Avalon cruise include:
- Reducing ship capacity as required for more space on board per guest
- Introducing more dining venues for more dining space per person
- Crew wearing masks for the duration of the cruise during any guest interaction
- Providing masks for guests to wear during any event where social proximity could become an issue, including disembarkation for excursions and safety drills
- Adjusting ratio of guides and coaches for excursions, as required
NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE CLEANLINESS:
- Electrostatic disinfecting systems
- UV disinfecting systems
TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS:
Reducing risk with hands-free service, including:
- More hand-sanitizing stations throughout the ship
- Required use of hand-sanitizing stations when leaving the ship, returning to the ship and entering dining venues as well as entering each public/common space
- Self-serve stations, including buffets, drinks, specialty coffees and snacks have been replaced with crew service
- All buffets (breakfast and lunch) replaced by a full range of á la carte menu choices
- Hourly (or more frequent) disinfection of all public areas
COMMITMENT TO THE CLEANEST SHIPS:
Enhanced cleaning procedures throughout each ship, including these additional steps that go above-and-beyond Avalon’s already strict procedures:
- Deep disinfection of each stateroom between cruises, including:
- Use of disinfectants and cleaning materials that meet the highest standards
- Soft goods in each stateroom (mattress, sofa, window coverings, chairs, etc.) disinfected between cruises
- Disinfection of all dining areas between meals
- Disinfection of all shared items like umbrellas, bicycles and other Adventure Center items
- Disinfection of all goods prior to loading on the ship
- Ongoing crew training in protective equipment use and hygiene
FOCUS ON CREW HEALTH:
Ensuring a healthy crew, including:
- Medical certificate required prior to start of contract
- Daily temperature checks
- Social distancing in crew living quarters
- Regular health screenings
Our Cruise Director Yony was fabulous our waiter/waitress
all was great
Nina was just terrific, very informed about traveling with tips to help novice travelers. Any questions we had she answered promptly, found all the discounts she could which made the tip more affordable for us. I would highly recommend her as we are going to use her to book again for our next adventure.
Overall a great trip since my wife and I did a lot of things on our own with the Captain's blessing like riding bikes along the Danube and meeting the boat at the next port. If you are looking for an active trip with lots to do, Avalon's Active Discovery cruise would be for you.
We were very pleased with everything. Only one area that was somewhat disappointing. Our train ride for our extended days in Paris. There were four couples, eight people. We all had first class tickets and two couples, four people were in one car and were offered two meals; breakfast, lunch and drinks. Two couples, four people (us in our car) were not offered any food. So upon arrival two couples were able to start touring immediately. We had to find something to eat first at our own expense.