Charting a Whole New Course of Action

Introducing new Active Discovery Cruises from Avalon Waterways

Everyone travels to see new things, but many travel to do new things as well. With the introduction of the new Avalon Waterways Active Discovery Cruises on the Danube and Rhine, there is something for travelers with varying interests and for all fitness levels. You can now hike, bike, and explore your way through the scenic and historic wonders of the world.

On these interactive and energetic cruises, you have opportunities to spend time with locals and learn about local traditions and culture with hands-on activities, and they pack in real get-up-and-go for those who like to do the same. Of course Avalon travelers have the opportunity to get their hearts pumping on every cruise. All of their ships are equipped with bicycles for those who wish to pedal their way through the villages and vineyards of Europe. Travelers can opt for guided bicycle excursions or set their own pace along the banks of legendary rivers, through aromatic orchards and down vibrant city streets.


When packing your polos and pashminas, there’s no reason to leave your passions and pursuits behind. Your eye for impressionist brushstrokes— bring it along. Your appreciation for a well-crafted Pilsner—no need to leave it behind. Your insatiable appetite for the world’s most fascinating chapters of history—you can pack that too. From food and wine to art, history, and music, Avalon Waterways Special Interest Cruises unite you with your pastimes—and other likeminded enthusiasts—both on the ship and off.

Enjoy cruises such as Wine Appreciation, Culinary, Beer Tasting, Jazz, Music & Opera, Art & Impressionism, History, Jewish Heritage, Festive Time, Golf and more.


Be sure to check out the new Author Cruise with author of the No. 1 New York Times-bestselling “Outlander” novels and godmother to the Avalon Tapestry II, Diana Gabaldon. She is exclusively hosting the June 5th departure of The Legendary Danube Cruise in 2018! The new Garden & Nature River Cruise features discovering some of the most beautiful and famous parks and gardens throughout Europe, many unseen ever by tourists!

Avalon Waterways is the only river cruise company that’s figured out how to give cruisers everything they want in on-board accommodations – more space, indoor/outdoor living and huge views in the comfort and privacy of their rooms. To learn more about Avalon Waterways or to book a cruise, you can contact the professionals at TravelPlex, the St. Louis-based leaders in leisure travel whose journeys always exceed their clients’ expectations. You can reach them at (888) 962-7488, by email at, or visit them on the Web at