Luxury River Cruises
Enjoy exotic destinations, spacious staterooms & gourmet dining

  • 2019 Europe Cruises: Free Air from Select U.S. Cities
  • Solo Traveler Deal: Waived Single Supplement
  • Avalon Experience: Complimentary Shore Excursions
  • Avalon Experience: Complimentary Beverages

Avalon Waterways Cruises

Backed by more than 80 years' worth of travel-planning expertise and the proud operator of one of river cruising's youngest fleets, Avalon Waterways offers its guests highly immersive and highly personalized experiences throughout Europe, Asia, Egypt, and the Galapagos. From short sojourns and themed sailings to in-depth explorations lasting three weeks or longer, Avalon has compiled more than 120 all-inclusive options for travelers to choose from.

Life onboard is also replete with choices, including industry-first "Panorama Suites" (available aboard select vessels, these pioneering accommodations feature wall-to-wall windows that transform your entire living space into an open-air balcony), local-fare options with every meal, a vast enrichment program, and MyAvalonSM (which enables passengers to pre-register for and personalize a number of shipboard and shoreside needs).
Avalon continues to win accolades from experienced travelers and leading industry publications alike. 2011 examples include three Travel Weekly Magellan Awards as well as "Best New River Cruise Ship" honors from both Sherman's Travel and TravelAge West (Avalon Panorama and Avalon Luminary, respectively).
To book your Avalon cruise, please contact a Personal Cruise Concierge by phone at 800-259-6188 Monday-Friday 9am-9pm, Saturday 9am-6pm EST. You may also request a consultation using our online form.
Europe Avalon Waterways Cruises

Europe Avalon Waterways Cruises

  • Avalon Passion

    8 Night Christmastime on the Danube Eastbound

    5 rating out of 5  (2 reviews)

    Avalon Passion

    Departing from: Prague, Czech Republic
    Ports of Call:
    • Nuremberg, Germany
    • Regensburg, Germany
    • Passau, Germany
    • Melk, Austria
    • Vienna, Austria
    Sailing Dates:
    • November 2019
    • December 2019
    interior from
    oceanview from
    balcony from
    suite from
Explore Avalon Waterways Cruise Ships:

Avalon Affinity

Avalon Artistry II

Avalon Envision

Avalon Expression

Avalon Felicity

Avalon Illumination

Avalon Imagery II

Avalon Impression

Avalon Luminary

Avalon Myanmar

Avalon Panorama

Avalon Passion

Avalon Poetry II

Avalon Saigon

Avalon Siem Reap

Avalon Tapestry II

Avalon Tranquility II

Avalon Visionary

Avalon Vista

Century Legend

Delfin III

Ganges Voyager

Isabela II

MS Sonesta St. George

Treasure of Galapagos

Terms & Conditions

Price is in U.S. dollars per person based on two people staying in the same stateroom. Price does not include airport and/or government taxes and fees, nor does pricing include fuel supplements. Prices do not include government taxes and fees, airfare, or a non-refundable $24.99 processing fee per booking. All offers are for selected dates only, are subject to availability, are limited and apply to new bookings only. Your exact price depends on the time of the actual booking. Additional restrictions may apply. All prices and dates may not be available at the time of booking. Passengers receiving special rates based on residency or age will be required to show a government-issued form of identification (passport, or birth certificate and driver's license) at the pier to validate state of residency or age prior to boarding the cruise ship.

Special requirements
If you or a guest is pregnant or traveling with an infant child, or if there is a need to communicate a request for special meals, medical conditions or physical challenges, we ask that you please call 800-259-6188. Cruise Specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will do everything we can to meet your needs and answer all of your questions.

Minimum age requirements may apply.

Free upgrade!

Book an eligible stateroom on any qualifying sailing and receive a free upgrade! In some cases, you'll be upgraded to a more desirable location aboard your ship. In other instances, you'll be upgraded to a stateroom with extra space and/or a better view. It's also possible that you might receive all of these benefits. Select your sailing date to see which upgrades are available.