When you cruise with Viking you sail with the world’s leading river cruise company, and you enjoy the rewards of more than 175 years of heritage and a level of expertise second to none.

Inspiring destinations, beautifully crafted itineraries, expert tour guides, luxurious ships, fine cuisine, excellent service, remarkable value—our success is defined by all these things, and something else, too: personal attention to every detail. It’s the way the bartender has your drink ready for you, at just the right time. It’s the gentle guidance from your tai chi master in a lesson you take while sailing along the Yangtze. It’s the handwritten directions from your concierge to the best coffeehouse in Vienna.

At Viking, we never forget that looking after you is why we have become the world’s favorite river cruise line, and why our guests return to cruise with us again and again. Indeed, it is our guests who are our greatest ambassadors, making us the most honored river cruise line in the world.

If you have experienced the pleasure of traveling with us, then you will appreciate what makes a river cruise with Viking so special. And if that experience is still ahead of you, then it is one you are sure to enjoy.

The Most Award-Winning River Cruise Line

Viking River Cruises is the World’s Best River Cruise Line in the Travel + Leisure 2012 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey and has consistently placed high on competitive rankings like Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List, Reader’s Choice and Best Small Ships awards. We have also been honored by prestigious international organizations like the World Travel Awards. Meanwhile, travel agents have recognized us with awards including TravelAge West’s Best Line for River Cruising and Travel Weekly’s #1 River Cruise Line. And Viking is featured in National Geographic’s The 10 Best of Everything.



What makes Uniworld very different from all other cruise lines is the unique partnership we have with our sister company, the Red Carnation Hotels, an award-winning collection of familiy-run, world-class hotels renowned for its expertise in operating luxury 5-star boutique hotels. 

Combining the same professional expertise with decades of outstanding nautical experience sets Uniworld apart from other cruise lines. The synergy shared between the two companies has resulted in unparalleled  levels of quality in service and stylish luxury, offering the very finest river cruise experience available for our discerning guests

# 1 Best Luxury River Cruise Line

2012 Cruise International Awards

#1 World's Best Service

2012 River Cruise Category

#1 World's Best River Cruise Line

Codé Nast Traveler Gold List 2012 Reader's Choice 

and the only River Cruise Line in the Platinum Circle

#1Customer Reviews

2012 Among all cruise lines, based on a minimum of 50 reviews

#1 Worlds Top Cruise Ship

2012 River Queen

#1 Best New River Cruise Ship

2012 Super Ship Antoninette

#1 Best Cruise Line.

2012 LA Times Readers' Choice Awards

Avalon River Cruising & Small Ship Cruising

Introducing Avalon Choice Cruising, Customized to You.

Designed with the only opinion that matters: yours. Introducing an entirely new concept in river cruising. We didn't just design our cruises with you in mind. We developed them for you to design.

At every turn, you'll enjoy the luxury of choice — something you'll only find with Avalon Choice cruising. From deciding what and where you eat. To selecting your room configuration and cruising style. From choosing your on-land discoveries and onboard enrichments, to making online, pre-sail customizations via MyAvalon. Every experience and every nuance — is yours.





APRIL 22 - 30, 2017






Escorted Tour Includes:

*7 nights outside cabin aboard the new 2016 Deluxe 5* MS Monarch Empress

*Cruise porterage

*All transfers & port fees

*20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

*Shore excursions per itinerary

*Entrance fees per itinerary

*Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions


Special Features:

*In Amsterdam, board a glass-top boat and cruise the winding canals

*Tour quaint Volendam, where people still wear traditional Dutch clogs and bonnets

*Visit Nijmegen, the oldest town in the Netherlands with its magnificent historic buildings

*Dock in the historic Flanders port of Ghent, a showcase of Flemish wealth

*Excursion to the Delta Works storm barrier, considered a technical miracle

*Visit the windmill park in Kinderdijk built in the 1700s and still in use today

*Explore the magnificent flower displays at Keukenhof Gardens


River Cruise Features & Amenities:

*Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner

*Unlimited wine and beer with dinners

*Locally inspired recipes

*Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast

*Complimentary bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom

*Late night snack

*Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas

*Self-serve coffee and tea station

*Lounge serving premium spirits

*Daily entertainment including an on-board musician

*Fitness center

*Non-smoking ship interior

*Cruise Director & Tour Managers throughout

*Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English



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