Avalon Alegria

Explore Portugal's dazzling Douro River on Avalon's newest addition to our award-winning fleet of Suite Ships®. The Avalon Alegria delights river cruisers with exceptional experiences and the elegant yet relaxed luxury you've come to expect from Avalon Waterways. As the newest addition to our fleet of Suite Ships, the Avalon Alegria certainly lives up to its name, meaning happiness, which flows from stem to stern on this 262-foot ship. Choose from 14 deluxe staterooms or 37 Panorama Suites® with a spacious capacity of just 102 passengers. Choose from two full decks of award-winning Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform your living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. The 200-square-foot Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, with Avalon's signature window-facing "Beds with a View." Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, an Adventure Center with complimentary active gear, and an Avalon Adventure Host to assist with active excursions and on board fitness classes and activities. Enjoy exceptional onboard cuisine, including Avalon Fresh® menu options, premium coffee and spirits, and versatile FlexDining venues, including the casual Panorama Bistro, al fresco Sky Grill, or elegant glass-walled Dining Room. Make yourself at home in the Club lounge with a variety of coffees, teas, cold beverages, and pastries while settling in with your pick of books, cards, and board games. Relax and watch the world go by in our Observation Lounge for the perfect vantage point to peruse Portugal's stunning Douro Valley and vineyards. Stretch out on the Sky Deck with a swimming pool, premium lounge chairs, and shade system to relax while sailing through Portugal's most spectacular views!


Accomodation Types

Choose from 14 deluxe staterooms or 37 Panorama Suites® with a spacious capacity of just 102 passengers. Choose from two full decks of award-winning Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform your living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. The 200-square-foot Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, with Avalon's signature window-facing "Beds with a View."

Amenities

  • Open–Air Balconies® and Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows in all Panorama Suites℠
  • Comfort Collection Beds℠ with choice of mattress firmness
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Premium L'Occitane® bath products & hairdryer
  • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
  • Wide selection of free movie channels and English-speaking TV
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe
  • Full-size closet and mirror
  • Additional under-bed storage
  • Well-stocked mini-bar

Panorama Suite

ROOM FEATURES

  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony
  • Comfort Collection Beds
  • Luxurious mattress toppers
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • European-style duvets
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Extra blankets
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • One Queen-Sized Bed or Two Twins
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Full-length mirror
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with English-speaking channels & over 100 free movie options
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • Complimentary filtered water
  • In-room safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Marble countertops in bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • L'Occitane bath products
  • 6-person sitting area
  • Writing desk and chair
  • Sofa
  • Coffee table
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • USB Ports

Avalon Deluxe Stateroom

ROOM FEATURES

  • Elegant, contemporary design
  • Fixed window
  • Comfort Collection Beds
  • Luxurious mattress toppers
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • European-style duvets
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Extra blankets
  • Choice of bed configuration
  • One Queen-Sized Bed or Two Twins
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Spacious 3-door closets with shelves for ample storage
  • Full-length mirror
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with English-speaking channels & over 100 free movie options
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • Complimentary filtered water
  • In-room safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Full shower with glass door
  • Large mirror in bathroom
  • Lighted makeup mirror
  • Hairdryer
  • Writing desk and chair
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • USB Ports


Deck Plans

Choose from 14 deluxe staterooms or 37 Panorama Suites® with a spacious capacity of just 102 passengers. Choose from two full decks of award-winning Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform your living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. The 200-square-foot Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, with Avalon's signature window-facing "Beds with a View."

Amenities

  • Open–Air Balconies® and Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows in all Panorama Suites℠
  • Comfort Collection Beds℠ with choice of mattress firmness
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Premium L'Occitane® bath products & hairdryer
  • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
  • Wide selection of free movie channels and English-speaking TV
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe
  • Full-size closet and mirror
  • Additional under-bed storage
  • Well-stocked mini-bar

Sky Deck

  • Sky Lounge
  • Premium Lounge Chairs & Shade Awnings
  • Sky Grill
  • Pool
  • Navigation Bridge

Royal Deck

  • Club Lounge
  • Adventure Centre
  • Guest Services
  • Bar
  • Panorama Lounge
  • Panorama Bistro
  • Observation Lounge
  • Panorama Suites

Sapphire Deck

  • Dining Room
  • Galley
  • Panorama Suites

Indigo Deck

  • Fitness Centre
  • Deluxe Staterooms


Dining

Enjoy exceptional onboard cuisine, including Avalon Fresh® menu options, premium coffee and spirits, and versatile FlexDining venues, including the casual Panorama Bistro, al fresco Sky Grill, or elegant glass-walled Dining Room.

Dining Room

Experience complimentary · Cuisine classic

  • Chef-prepared onboard meals with regional cuisine and familiar favourites
  • Seasonal cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients
  • Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options at every meal
  • Spacious, open-seating Panorama Dining Room
  • Daily breakfast buffet with full range of classic breakfast items, healthy Avalon Fresh® options and daily a la carte specials
  • Complimentary room service for Continental breakfast
  • Daily lunch buffet featuring regional specialties, classic dishes, healthy Avalon Fresh® options and rotating chef’s features including carving & pasta stations. Alternatively, you may dine al fresco at our Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather and itinerary permitting) or enjoy a light lunch in the Panorama Lounge.
  • Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
  • Four-course dinners with choice of appetisers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts or cheese
  • Linger over several selections from the Panorama Bistro's tasting menu for a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere
  • Complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Avalon FlexDining® flexible dining times with menu & venue options
  • Vegetarian options at every meal, as well as vegan, low calorie, low fat, high fibre, low cholesterol, high energy and allergy-free selections
  • Panorama Lounge & Bar with premium spirits, cozy seating, panoramic windows & dance floor
  • Welcome & farewell cocktails with sparkling wine & canapés
  • New in 2023 - included Happy Hour every evening featuring house beer, wine, cocktails and a drink of the day
  • Cocktails with a view on the Sky Deck
  • Specialty coffees, espresso drinks and beWell Essence flavoured and infused water available throughout each day

Entertainment

Make yourself at home in the Club lounge with a variety of coffees, teas, cold beverages, and pastries while settling in with your pick of books, cards, and board games. Relax and watch the world go by in our Observation Lounge for the perfect vantage point to peruse Portugal's stunning Douro Valley and vineyards. Stretch out on the Sky Deck with a swimming pool, premium lounge chairs, and shade system to relax while sailing through Portugal's most spectacular views!

Club Lounge

The Club Lounge can be found on the Royal Deck, 

Panorama Lounge

The Panorama Lounge can be found on the Royal Deck.

Sky Deck

You can find the Sky Lounge, Sky Grill, and Pool on the Sky Deck.

Guest Services

Guest Services can be found on the Royal Deck, next to the Adventure Center.


Enrichment

CURATE YOUR CURIOSITIES.

The greatest days are the ones where we wake to a wide-open agenda, a world of possibilities and a blank canvas to color as we please. All Avalon cruises present an exciting menu of included Avalon Choice excursions that put our cruisers in the pursuit of history, mystery, culture, and cuisine with an unparalleled variety in elevated ways. With Avalon, cruisers can be choosers.

Play your way with included Choice Excursions!

Paddle through picturesque landscapes or pedal through classic cityscapes. Stir up delicious dishes passed down through generations or mix up paints to trace the strokes of artistic geniuses. Dream through ancient castle halls or dally along the alleys of cobblestoned villages. Pick how you play with exclusive and included Avalon Choice excursions for the perfect way to play to your preferences, passion, and personal style.

A LOCAL GUIDE WHO’S ACTUALLY LOCAL.

What is an Expert Local Guide? It goes without saying, but we think a true local guide knows the region from experience—not a guidebook. Your local guides on an Avalon Waterways vacation have a passion for sharing the legends and stories behind the sites. They love to share their corner of the world with you, so you walk away with a true feeling and understanding for newly discovered destinations.

Active Excursions

FOR THE MOVER.

Whether you enjoy sightseeing by kayak, on two wheels, or on your own two feet, you’ll relish the energy of Avalon’s Active excursion collection. Biking, hiking, and boating tours pack real get-up-and-go for those who like to do the same.

Discovery Excursions

FOR THE DOER.

An awakening for the senses, Avalon’s Discovery excursions present heartwarming, brain-tingling, hands-on adventure. Pull up a chair to hear a Viennese waltz, roll up your sleeves to paint like Van Gogh, or grab an apron to whip up a local delicacy.

Classic Excursions

FOR THE DREAMER.

Nothing beats the classics! Avalon’s Classic excursions put you in the story with timeless tales on guided tours in iconic cities, capitals, and castles. Skip the lines while your heart skips a beat in the rooms where history happened. 

Adventure Center

Adventure Center with gear and guidance to explore your way. Avalon Adventure Host℠ to direct or accompany you on active pursuits. Also included? Freedom. The freedom to enjoy river cruising your way. You’re not like everyone else.

  • Bikes
  • Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes
  • Canoe, kayak and jogging excursions
  • Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes
  • Fitbits®
  • Walking Sticks
  • Binoculars
  • Daypacks
  • Yoga Mats
  • Fitness bands


Health & Fitness

Fitness & Wellness

  • Active shore excursions, both included and optional
  • Fitness Centre
  • Avalon Adventure Center
  • Your place for active gear* and activities through your Avalon Adventure Host℠, including:
    - Bikes
    - Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes
    - Canoe and kayak excursions
    - Fitbits®
    - Walking Sticks
    - Binoculars
    - Daypacks
    - Yoga Mats
    - Fitness bands

*Personal-use bikes and watercraft not available on Avalon Alegria℠


Kids & Teens

Please note: There are no children's facilities on board.


Useful Information

Dress Code

Your comfort is our first concern. Onboard and onshore dress codes are casual. Please bring comfortable walking shoes for sightseeing. Dinner attire is casual—open-neck shirts and slacks for men; slacks, skirts, or dresses for ladies. Coats and ties may be worn if preferred. The Welcome and Farewell Dinners in Europe are dressy, but not formal. On the Mekong, Amazon, and Galápagos, dress attire, including coats and ties, is not recommended due to the warm, humid climate.

Internet Access

All Avalon ships in Europe have complimentary Wi-Fi available. On the Mekong, complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in the Panorama Lounge. The signal is not always reliable, as you will be cruising through remote areas. To access the ship's Wi-Fi Internet network, you will be given a PIN number at reception to use on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device. Wi-Fi is not available in the Amazon or Galápagos.

Smoking Policy

All ships have non-smoking interiors. Smoking is permitted only in a designated outdoor area of each ship.

Medical Services

Due to the proximity to land, onshore medical services can be called rapidly. On Amazon and Galápagos ships, first-aid-trained staff is available.

Laundry

Laundry service is available on board for a modest fee. Check the price list in your stateroom. Clothes cannot be dry cleaned on board. For safety reasons, we ask that passengers do not iron their clothes in the staterooms as this is a safety hazard. Onboard laundry service will press your clothes for a fee. Laundry service is not available in the Galápagos.

Age Restrictions

In our many years of cruising experience, we have found that children under the age of eight typically are too young to fully enjoy a cruise vacation. Because of this and for the safety and enjoyment of all passengers, we do not accept children under eight years of age. In addition, please note that there are no special arrangements or activities for children on our ships.

Accessibility

Avalon Waterways makes reasonable attempts to accommodate the special needs of disabled and mobility-impaired travellers but is not responsible in the event it is unable to do so. Because we cannot provide individual assistance to travellers in many situations, and most of our transportation services are not equipped with wheelchair ramps, we recommend that you view our terms and conditions for details and contact us to learn more.

Special Dietary Requirements

We know that some travellers may have specific dietary requests. Unfortunately, dietary requirements cannot be guaranteed on our vacations. We make our best effort to accommodate your requests, but our vessels, as well as hotels and restaurants, may not be able to manage specific diet requirements. Dietary requirements should be advised at time of booking and we ask that you also discuss these with your Hotel Manager upon embarkation.

Sustainable Travel

Avalon is committed to minimising its impact on the environment and to reducing its dependence on non-renewable resources. In this endeavour, we have implemented policies to support this mission and are working carefully to enhance our products with this mission and our values combined. We are committed to complying with all relevant legislation and/or regulations.

Avalon maintains a policy of "Leave Only Footprints and Take Only Photos." Our staff and major service providers strive to ensure that no removal of any natural or cultural artefacts or materials occurs to ensure each environment looks and functions the same before and after our visit. Our cruise directors educate passengers on our "do no harm" code of conduct to ensure passenger compliance.

Air Conditioning & Heating

All rooms on the ships are air conditioned and heated. All ships have individual controls in the staterooms.