Avalon Waterways Previews 2015 River Cruises

The opportunity to experience more than one Avalon Waterways ship excites one of our readers. Photo © 2012 Aaron Saunders

If there’s one rule in the world of river cruising, it’s that it is never too early to start planning. Avalon Waterways clearly thinks so, too: the line has just begun to preview its 2015 river cruise itineraries that range in length from five to 24 days and explore some of the most striking and […]

Cruise3Sixty River Cruise Roundup: Avalon Waterways

The opportunity to experience more than one Avalon Waterways ship excites one of our readers. Photo © 2012 Aaron Saunders

Last week, the annual Cruise 3Sixty convention for press and travel agents was put on in the beautiful city of Vancouver, British Columbia, and river cruising played a big role in both the conferences that were held and on the trade-show floor, as river cruise lines sought to explain the different itineraries, options, and ships […]

Avalon Waterways Christens Avalon Expression

The river cruise boom continued last week, as Avalon Waterways took delivery of its second new vessel to hit the waters of Europe in as many months. The 166-guest Avalon Expression was christened in the city of Koblenz, Germany on Monday, May 6; just one month after the launch of the slightly smaller Avalon Artistry […]

River Cruise Spotlight: Avalon’s Christmas Markets Cruise Through Germany

There's nothing like a European Christmas river cruise! Photo © 2012 Aaron Saunders

We’ve often written about the magical experience of sailing through Europe during winter at the height of the Christmas Market season. These voyages are extremely popular and tend to sell out well in advance, which is why Avalon Waterways’ Christmas in the Heart of Germany is our river cruise itinerary of the week. This eight-day […]

Avalon Waterways Christens Avalon Artistry II

Avalon Waterways marked a major milestone last week as the company christened the newest member of its fleet: the 361-foot long Avalon Artistry II. The line’s fourth Suite Ship was christened during a ceremony that took place on April 12 in Middleburg, Netherlands. Marilen Sandejas-Yaptangco, President of Manila-based Baron Travel, performed the ceremonial duties as […]