Avalon Waterways plans on making several upgrades in 2011 to the onboard dining experience on its fleet of river cruise ships in Europe.
Among the enhancements will be a new focus on serving local and regional ingredients on all ships. Additionally, Avalon will add a cheese option to its restaurant service.
Avalon also plans on offering cruisers more healthy options including low calorie, low sodium and glucose-free items. There will be a new night fare service at 10:30 p.m., when guests can grab one last treat before bed.
New at the breakfast buffet will be complimentary sparkling wine and a made-to-order egg station. Guests will also have the option to order continental breakfast in their cabin and have drinks delivered to their cabin throughout the day. Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, latte and Lavazza coffee will be available to Avalon passengers throughout the day.
In 2010, Avalon introduced alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink packages that can be pre-purchased. In 2011, the company is introducing celebration packages, giving cruisers the chance to commemorate a birthday or anniversary in their room with several celebratory cuisine selections.