February 2, 2021



6 Perfect Getaways for Different Types of Cruisers in 2021


LITTLETON, Colorado – February 2, 2021 – The second-longest river in Central and Western Europe, the Rhine flows 800 miles from the white-dusted peaks of the Swiss Alps to the rainbow-hued blossoms of the Netherlands. Offering sweeping views, an array of cultures and flavors, plus a rich history that dates back to the Holy Roman Empire, the Rhine is much more than the river of princes, poets and painters – it’s the river of adventure seekers.

“With nearly two dozen cruise itineraries in our Rhine vacation portfolio, Avalon Waterways offers more ways to discover the Rhine River Valley, year-round, than any other river cruise line,” said Pam Hoffee, managing director of Avalon Waterways. “Whether you’re dipping your toe into river cruising or diving headfirst into your next cruise, the Rhine realizes the Europe of every traveler’s dreams.”

International Newbies:
The Rhine River not only winds, bends and meanders through several, must-see countries, it takes travelers to the storybook settings of fabled, fairytale lands – often on week-long or even shorter itineraries. Perfect cruising vacations for first-timers include:

  • A Taste of the Rhine (5 days). Bookended by two bucket-list cities – Amsterdam and Frankfurt – this short and “suite” sailing adventure gives travelers the opportunity to test the river cruise waters while enjoying the sweeping, dramatic views of the Rhine Gorge.
  • The Romantic Rhine is a better choice for a week-long vacation.

Seasoned Sightseers:
One river. Five countries. The Rhine River not only weaves together diverse countries, cultures and cuisines, it also connects to other legendary waterways to create an in-depth, well-rounded river cruise vacation. The perfect pick vacation for travelers interested in getting the most out of their river cruise is:

  • The Rhine & Moselle – Canals, Vineyards & Castles. Combining the romance and Rieslings of the Rhine with the untouched, storybook settings of the Moselle, this cruise drifts through time, traditions and three fabulous countries.

Returning Revelers:
Anchored in picturesque ports, Avalon takes travelers off-the-beaten path to discover – and re-discover – the Old World in new ways. Perfect vacations for returning Rhine cruisers include:

  • Active & Discovery on the Rhine. Explore the Rhine River your way with a varied selection of classic, active and discovery excursions. From history to food and nature to art, our breadth of excursions includes everything from a regional wine-tasting in Eltville and hike up to Ehrenbreitstein Fortress to a Düsseldorf biking tour and Dutch painting class.
  • For a more, in-depth adventure, consider 16-day Magnificent Rivers of Europe or Enchanted Europe.

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Travelers wanting to see the world need only cruise down its legendary rivers. For those interested in seeing more of the world, there’s Avalon Waterways®. Our entire fleet of Suite Ships® proudly present Avalon Waterways’ unique Open-Air BalconySM—cruising’s only bed with a view, more space and 24/7 access to open-air cruising. When travelers pair panoramic scenes with the widest-ranging excursion choices in river cruising, they’re in for an experience as wide open as the view.
On an Avalon cruise, schedules give way to whims, leaving travelers the freedom to do exactly as they please, when they please. Whether enjoying a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, joining a cooking class or paddling a canoe, our Avalon Choice® selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. When travelers prefer to explore on their own, Avalon helps with recommendations, information and the gear they need, thanks to Adventure Hosts, an Adventure Center and AvalonGO mobile app. And when it’s time to refuel, Avalon’s FlexDining® program gives guests the choices they crave.
When travelers sail the world with Avalon Waterways, every day is an adventure and every adventure is up to our guests. For more information, visit; travel agents can visit Avalon Waterways is a proud supporter of The Ocean Cleanup.