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Avalon Vista: Cruising Europe in comfort
There’s both serenity and a measure of adventure when cruising Central Europe’s famed waterways aboard Avalon Vista. Sailing the Rhine and Danube rivers, Avalon Vista can glide by centuries-old castles and beautiful landscapes in the afternoon, then make an overnight port call at one of Europe’s overlooked gems. Whether tastes favor exploring charming historic neighborhoods and world-class museums, or indulging in fine cuisine or a city’s vibrant nightlife, Avalon Vista offers even seasoned travelers new opportunity to discover old and new Europe.
One of the line’s newer ships, Avalon Vista is fitted with onboard amenities that promise sailing in comfort. Cruisers can soak in the rays and take in the view from a lounge chair or whirlpool on the Sky Deck. Or wake each morning to the scenery passing by their suite’s wall-to-wall panoramic windows (the ship’s suites are spacious — at 200 square feet, Avalon says, they’re more than 30 percent larger than industry standard). Dining options range from light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro to multi-course dinners.
Where Avalon Vista sails
Avalon Vista sails Central Europe’s Rhine, Danube and Main rivers. Cruises range from 11 to 22 days, and destinations and port calls include Amsterdam, Nuremberg, Prague and Vienna. The 21-day cruise embarking from Budapest concludes with overnights in Paris and London (via high-speed train from Amsterdam).
Dining is part of the journey on Avalon Vista. Whether you’re sitting for an al fresco lunch on the Sky Deck, waterfront room service or multi-course dining in the Panorama Bistro, you can choose between enticing regional cuisine or Western dishes. Meals are prepared by expert chefs with fresh, quality ingredients direct from the market.
- Sky deck whirlpool
- Onboard lectures, activities & nightly entertainment
- Onboard movie nights
- Hair salon (manicures available)
- Sky Deck game area
- Cocktails with a view on the Sky Deck
- Tastings: Sample the destinations' famous delicacies.
- fternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
- Sightseeing with certified local guides
- Biking excursions
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Top highlights on this ship
- Wall-to-wall panoramic windows
- Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs
- Panorama bistro
- Expanded fitness center
- Complimentary wi-fi
- Upscale bar serving premium spirits