Avalon Cruises

North Holland is windmill country, a landscape that inspired generations of Dutch masters as well as decades of paint by numbers sets. It’s easy to see why on a day excursion from Avalon Waterways’ new port stop in the historic port of Enkhuizen on the Zuider Zee. …

Like all great fairy tales, the events unfolding had a building sense of enchantment. The dual christening ceremony to launch Avalon Waterways’ two newest Panorama-class ships was a rare event, even for a cruise industry that is christening ships regularly. Side by side, the ships …

Extreme caution is in order when you walk the sidewalks of Hoorn, our first stop in Holland on the inaugural cruise of Avalon Waterways‘ new river cruise ship Avalon Vista. Many of the city’s streets are canals, with no railings to keep errant pedestrians or unwary bikers from …