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Every Meal is a Part of the Journey

The way we see it, every dining experience with Avalon is an opportunity to bring your destination to life. We put care into creating every day’s menu using fresh, quality ingredients. All prepared to perfection by our culinary artisans.


Breakfast on ship is a great way to start your day with our extensive breakfast buffet: choose a made-to-order omelet, fresh fruit, or among an assortment of just-baked breads. Whether you’re a morning person and are up early, or you’re enjoying our comfortable beds and decide to sleep in, you’ll be able to enjoy the most important meal of the day our Early and Late Riser Continental breakfast.


Lunch is a reason to return to the ship. Enjoy hand carved meats and expansive buffets including fresh salads and amazing homemade soups. And enjoy a sunny day and lunch with a view courtesy of our Sky Bistro, featuring grilled meats and local favorites.


Dinners become the perfect complement to a day of discovery, because they’re a choice of regional fare — all recipes crafted using high-quality, prime-cut beef, fresh fish, and an accompaniment of hand-picked local fruits, vegetables, and garden greens. Enjoy your dinner with a choice of wine, including a special wine of the region, selected by a professional sommelier and always complimentary.


Rest assured that on your Avalon cruise, you’ll look forward to each meal the same way you look forward to each port. Are you traveling on one of our river cruises soon and are interested in learning more about your meals throughout the day? Take a look at the menus and schedule to give you a good idea of what to look forward to!


Sample Menus from the Avalon Panorama

Meal Schedule

Early-Riser Coffee, 6 a.m.
Start your day right with self-service coffee, hot water, croissants, cookies, and assorted finger foods.

Breakfast Buffet, 7 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Enjoy a tempting selection of breads, cereals, fruits, cold cuts and cheeses, smoked salmon, pastries, yogurts, and juices. Hot items such as eggs, sausage, and bacon vary daily.*

*Buffet breakfast items are conveniently color coded on all Avalon Waterways river cruise ships to indicate foods that are low calorie, low fat/low calorie, high fiber, low cholesterol, and high energy

Late-Riser Breakfast, 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Self-service coffee, hot water, croissants, cookies and assorted finger foods.

Lunch Buffet, 12:30 p.m.
Select from intriguing appetizers, hearty soups, hot dishes, homemade breads, cold cuts and cheeses, salads, and delectable desserts.

Afternoon Tea, 4 p.m.
Take a mid-day break with coffee or tea and cake or cookies served in the lounge or on the top deck.

Dinner, 7:30 p.m.
Dine elegantly with a sit-down meal served in a single sitting. The chef will delight you with gourmet selections and the perfect, complimentary wines (complimentary beer or soft drinks also available). Menus typically feature an appetizer, soup, entrée, dessert, and coffee or tea.

Night Fare, 10:30 p.m.

If you’ve been on a cruise with us before, you might be craving some of the food you had on ship. Check back for more food posts in the near future that will contain recipes for you to try at home!