The innovative Avalon Tapestry introduced an award-winning concept to river cruising: the impressive Silent Drive System, which separates the engines from the guests for a quieter and more enjoyable cruise. The inventive design also places the navigational bridge behind the passenger section for a spacious layout; situates the lounge and dining room in the front of the vessel for unimpeded views; and includes a vast Sky Deck, ideal for sunning, taking pictures, and relaxing. Unpack only once and spend your time experiencing the charming Central and Eastern European towns and sites along the Danube. While onboard, enjoy the panoramic views throughout the ship, the spacious staterooms and suites, and the seasonal cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients.
The Avalon Tapestry® provides a complete break from the pressures of every day. The public rooms are elegant, and the dining room is extra spacious. The cuisine and wines on board will surpass your expectations. Pampered by our crew, our guests will make new friends and enjoy the casual camaraderie that leisurely cruising creates. You unpack only once, then enjoy life by lazing on the Sky Deck as timeless landscapes pass before you.
Avalon Tapestry® features the Silent Drive System (SDS) created to enhance guest experiences. SDS features ship engines located at the stern, separating it from the passenger compartment, allowing for a quieter cruise experience than traditional small ships.
- Colour Satellite Television
- Electricity on board is 220v. Bathrooms have dual 220v/110-120v plug
- Hair Dryer
- In Room Safe
- Individual Climate Control
- Mini Bar
- Star Rating: 14
- Cruise Type: River
- Maiden Voyage: 2006
- Length: 443 ft
- Ship Registration:
- Passenger Space:
- Passenger Capacity (dbl): 164
- Crew Size:
- Nationality of Crew: European
- Nationality of Officers: European
- Nationality of Dining Staff: European
- Onboard Currency: Euro
Deck Plans & Cabins
Inspired by Local Ingredients. Created by Top Chefs. Savored by All Aboard.
In addition to providing travelers the chance to immerse themselves in each destination they visit, we help them enjoy local cuisines, inspired by local ingredients and created by some of Europe's most highly skilled chefs, as well as regional wines on board our ships.
With help from our top European chefs, we offer cruisers the dining experience they crave. Some of the highlights of our vast menu of dining choices include:
Giving cruisers a choice of appetizer, salad, entrée, cheese and dessert
Featuring local fare options at each meal
Highlighting sustainable cuisine on our French itineraries
Providing cruisers more healthy menu options including low calorie, low sodium and glucose-free cuisine
Introducing Night Fare, served at 10:30 PM to cap off each day with a treat
And, with Avalon, the "most important meal of the day" really is the "most important." In addition to providing our travelers Early- and Late-riser breakfast options, we provide them complimentary sparkling wine – great for Mimosas – and made-to-order egg stations as well as a robust breakfast buffet. Guests can also order continental breakfast in their room and have drinks delivered throughout the day.
Avalon's menu of options doesn't begin and end with food. In addition to offering cruisers the customary complimentary wine, beer or soft drinks at dinner and soft drinks included with lunch, we feature a Cocktail Hour on our ships for cruisers interested in enjoying local wine, beer and other spirits before dinner, while socializing with fellow travelers. Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, latte and premium, Lavazza coffee are also provided to our passengers throughout the day. And, if that's not enough, we provide cruisers alcoholic and non-alcoholic drink packages that can be pre-purchased.
We also recognize that many of our cruisers are celebrating special occasions on our ships. That's why we offer them the chance to commemorate a birthday or anniversary with Celebration Package selections.
Early Riser Coffee, 6 a.m.
Start your day right with self-service coffee, hot water, croissants, cookies, and assorted finger foods.
Breakfast Buffet, 7 a.m.–8:30 a.m.
Enjoy a tempting selection of breads, cereals, fruits, cold cuts and cheeses, smoked salmon, pastries, yogurts, and juices. Hot items such as eggs, sausage, and bacon vary daily.*
*Buffet breakfast items are conveniently color coded on all Avalon Waterways river cruise ships to indicate foods that are low calorie, low fat/low calorie, high fiber, low cholesterol, and high energy
Late Riser Breakfast, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Self-service coffee, hot water, croissants, cookies and assorted finger foods.
Lunch Buffet, 12:30 p.m.
Select from intriguing appetizers, hearty soups, hot dishes, homemade breads, cold cuts and cheeses, salads, and delectable desserts.
Afternoon Tea, 4 p.m.
Take a mid-day break with coffee or tea and cake or cookies served in the lounge or on the top deck.
Dinner, 7:30 p.m.
Dine elegantly with a sit-down meal served in a single sitting. The chef will delight you with gourmet selections and the perfect, complimentary wines (complimentary beer or soft drinks also available). Menus typically feature an appetizer, soup, entrée, dessert, and coffee or tea.
Night Fare, 10:30 p.m.
Note: Meal times may vary depending on cruise schedule.
These cruises are not recommended for young children as there are no facilities or programs for children on Avalon Holidays.