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Avalon Waterways named Best River Cruise Line in USA Today 10Best awards

USA Today 10Best readers selected Avalon Waterways as the top river cruise line and Avalon Envision as the best cruise ship in the river cruise category in the Readers’ Choice 2022 travel awards, which is determined by popular vote.

Bestselling Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert christened the Suite Ship Avalon Envision in 2019, which marked the river cruise line’s 13th river ship in Europe at the time.

The luxe, modern Suite Ship design debuted in 2011 and is now available throughout the fleet, featuring two complete decks of Panorama Suites with beds facing the largest views and widest-opening windows in river cruising.

The Avalon Envision
The Avalon Envision

Avalon Waterways President Pam Hoffee said the award recognition would inspire the line to continue to elevate the river cruise experience for its guests.

“Avalon is 100 per cent guest-focused and to receive this endorsement from our travellers, recognising all we’ve done to provide them an alternative to the traditional cruise experience, is not only rewarding, but it’s also inspiring,” she said.

The USA Today 10Best awards singled out Avalon Waterways for its large standard staterooms and suites, onboard amenities and the Avalon Choice program, which allows cruisers to customise their experience.

Avalon Panorama Suites

In the past five years, Avalon Waterways has added Active & Discovery cruises on every major waterway in Europe, increasing its offerings by 600 per cent and allowing guests to choose from a selection of included ‘Active’, ‘Discovery’ and ‘Classic’ excursions every day.

To find out more, visit avalonwaterways.com.au