Adults only 18+
Mostly all inclusive (all food, all essential drinks, all fitness group workouts, including yoga, and outdoor fitness spaces, tips and wifi)
20 restaurants with Michelin- starred chefs, all food made to order – no buffets no food waste.
Sustainability at sea: All single-use plastics banned.
Food as well as retail merchandise sourced sustainably.
Hammocks (in Sea Terrace cabins) made by women in Thailand through empowering partnerships.
All Virgin Voyages lady ships are carbon neutral. Heat from ships’ engines transform into clean energy. All wash water is purified. Ships use less energy in general by utilizing tinted windows, ED lighting and eco-mode room sensors.
Wristbands made from 2 pounds of recycled ocean plastic each.
Itineraries in the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Australia
#1 in the rivers and in the oceans, as well as #1 in expeditions. Recipients of multiple awards, it’s the Thinking Person’s Cruise. From their thoughtfully curated Library and the insights of their guest lecturers to regional cuisine and vintages from your destinations, Viking helps you connect to your destination in every possible way.
Viking is for adults only and is mostly all-inclusive: all food, soda, wine and beer with lunch and dinner, shore excursions, wifi, taxes and fees all at no extra charge. It also includes an all-inclusive airfare.
Viking is environmentally-friendly with hybrid fuel/electric engine, engine rooms quieter with less vibration, solar panels and even organic herb gardens right on the ships. Their ocean ships are environmentally-safe on account of energy efficient hull, rudders and propellers, engines that reuse the heat they generate and a closed loop exhaust system designed so pollutants can b removed and disposed of safely.
What you won’t find on a Viking ship: no one under 18, smoking, casinos, photography sales, art auctions, inside staterooms, fee for spa, waiting in lines, formal nights, charge for laundry and more.
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Oceans take you to countries. Rivers take you through them.
AmaWaterways is an all-inclusive river cruise company with 20 years in the industry. While it is not strictly adults-only, the target population is adults. No children under the age of 5 are allowed. Children must be under the supervision of an adult at all times. There are no children-exclusive amenities on the ship. Therefore, if you’re planning to include children, it is recommended that they are over the age of 13.
What is included?
All a-la-carte fine dining, with beverages, including beer, wine, soda, water and coffee. Food is locally-
sourced. Dietary needs are met.
All small-group guided shore excursions. Guests can select between gentle, regular or active excursions, and the occasional excursions for late risers who want to sleep in.
Live local entertainment.
Wellness activities onboard, as well as all lectures.
Complimentary bicycles and wi-fi.
Optional (at an extra cost): pre and post river cruise land programs, airfare and transfers.
Cruises available for Africa (Safari or Egypt), Asia (Cambodia and Vietnam), and about 20 different itineraries in Europe, with specialty cruises for wine lovers, Christmas yulephiles, Oktoberfest beer lovers, Classical music enthusiasts, and golfers. The choice is yours.
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First of all, Avalon has a commitment to guest’s health and happiness, not only by adhering to strict disinfection procedures, but also by not having air circulating between staterooms. Air only circulates within the stateroom and it’s mixed with the fresh air that comes in from the unique open-air balcony design.
Avalon’s entire fleet of Suite Ships® in Europe and Southeast Asia features incomparable Panorama SuitesSM with the widest windows in river cruising that transform their suites into their signature Open Air BalconiesSM. Each stateroom is its own balcony with beds facing the windows, not a TV on a wall. State-rooms include wi-fi.
Avalon Waterways offers FlexDining, where guests can dine in any dining venue and choose their time. All meals include a-la-carte breakfast and lunch, fresh locally-sourced ingredients, and drinks are included with meals.
Each ship offers an Adventure Center, where guests can check out bikes, binoculars, Fit Bits, and more. They can also grab a Nordic walking stick, or book a yoga class, a guided hike or run or an optional canoe excursion.
The 3 types of included excursions available on every Avalon cruise:
A local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations and the “must see” sites.
Inspiring and interactive hands-on activities designed to speak to your interests – you spend your day immersing yourself in the destination’s unique culture.
Embark on energetic excursions keeping you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour, to biking, paddling, and hiking their way through scenic locales.
Avalon also offers Active & Discovery River Cruise itineraries for those seeking deeper immersion in each destination. These cruises are only available in the Danube, Rhine, Rhone, and Holland & Belgium cruises. These cruises offer more unique port cities, more time at each port for exploration, more day sailing that allows for more scenic stretches during daylight, and more included excursions.
While most river cruises are about the same in length of sailing (7-15 days average), Avalon offers shorter sailings for those new to river cruising or for those who simply don’t have much time available from work with cruises sailing for 4-6 days.
Avalon sails exotic destinations such as:
the Peruvian Amazon River with Peru land excursions
the Mekong River in Cambodia and Vietnam
Galapagos Islands (including Peru)
Ganges River (India)
Nile River (Egypt)
and offers specialty cruises such as wine cruises and Christmas market cruises in Europe.
NO children under the age of 8 are allowed; however, the cruises are mostly for adults.
Pre and Post cruise land itineraries are available at an extra cost. Groups and charter rates available. Contact me for details and booking.