2022 Christmastime on the Danube (SOLD OUT)

    Experience the wonder of Europe’s Christmas Markets as you cruise along the famed Danube River with your hosts Paula & Travis Stewart.


    November 28 - December 7, 2022 (SOLD OUT)

    Hosted by Paula & Travis Stewart

    Vienna | Melk | Grein | Passau | Regensburg | Nuremberg | Wurzburg | Heidelberg | Frankfurt

    Experience the joys of Europe’s Christmas Markets as you cruise along the famed Danube River. Enjoy the jolly atmosphere on your festively decorated Suite Ship as you delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of local traditions of Christmas markets in several ports of call. We'll continue our journey with a three day post-tour and see more sights of Germany and delight in the Christmas spirit in Frankfurt.

    The cruise portion of the tour will be on the brand new (2020) Avalon Suite Ship ® View which pairs exquisite designs with amenities that will pamper you every moment of your cruise. 

    Ship Amenities Include:

    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Panoramic windows
    • Elegant, contemporary design & decor
    • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
    • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
    • Covered Observation Lounge
    • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, and treats throughout the day

    Suites and Staterooms include:

    • Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness
    • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
    • Bathrobes & slippers
    • Premium L'Occitane bath products
    • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
    • Flatscreen satellite TV with free movie channels
    • Individual climate control and in-room safe
    • USB Ports
    • Complimentary bottled water daily

    Fine dining choices are what makes an Avalon Waterways River Cruise a cut above the rest. You can expect to enjoy the following:

    • FlexDining® for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating times in our Panorama Dining Room
    • Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options at every meal
    • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
    • Early and Late Riser breakfast options
    • Daily a la carte breakfast with full range of classic breakfast items, healthy Avalon Fresh® options and daily specials*
    • Daily a la carte lunch including regional specialties, healthy Avalon Fresh® options and classic dishes*
    • Alternative light lunch at Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting)
    • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches
    • Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the Panorama Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes and vegetarian options.
    • Enjoy a tasting menu with a view in the Panorama Bistro - a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere while lingering over several satisfying selections
    • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapés
    • Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests
    • Cocktails available on the Sky Deck
    • Fresh fruit available throughout the day

    *Due to heightened health & safety measures, Avalon has replaced self-serve buffets with crew-served buffets and/or full a la carte menu options until further notice

    Fitness Options:

    • Bikes
    • Canoe, kayak and jogging excursions
    • Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes
    • Fitness and wellness activities
    • Fitbits®
    • All through your Avalon Adventure HostSM