The Gateways to Civilization
Voyage along inland waterways touching small towns and cities on these intimate ships while dining on local fresh cuisine. River cruising is the ultimate way to explore the world with only a few steps from your luxury ship. Multiple cities and countries, gourmet food, beer and wine, and must do experiences - but only unpack once.
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With the highest-rated ships in Europe according to the third edition of Berlitz: River Cruising in Europe & the USA, AmaWaterways has received countless honors and accolades including Town & Country River Cruise Awards as “Best Overall,” “Best for Food,” “Best for Onboard Activities” and “Best for On-Shore Activities,” as well as 2017 AFAR and Recommend magazine Reader’s Choice Awards for “Best River Cruise Line.”
The Possibilities are as Wide Open as the Views; If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. and beds facing the incredible views. Beyond our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored—your way. Whether you want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe's great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe, our Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities.
Experience the historic authenticity of the Mississippi River aboard the iconic American Queen,® boutique-style American Duchess™ or the upcoming American Countess, and discover America from the indescribable perspective of the river with our variety of Mississippi River cruises ranging in length from five to 23 days.
Sailing Europe’s storied rivers, the award-winning Viking Longships offer a variety of stateroom categories and true (two-room) suites with full-size verandas. Onboard amenities include a restaurant, bar and lounge, library and expansive sun deck. The ships feature al fresco dining on the Aquavit Terrace, an elegant Scandinavian design and “green” features, such as solar panels, an onboard organic herb garden and energy-efficient hybrid engines for a remarkably smooth ride.