A world beyond.
Hassle-free planning, regional Tour Directors & Local Guides, Handpicked hotels and inclusions, seamless transportation, VIP access, and rare Local Favourites that go beyond the guidebook. 

 

Adventure is knocking.
Turn “never thought I would” into “glad I did” with a budget-friendly tour that includes all the essentials plus a great mix of included excursions and free time. 

 

Cruising Elevated.
Cruise on Suite Ships with the widest stateroom views from your window-facing bed. Relaxed luxury flows throughout the ship in every detail plus personalise with Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions.

Back
Built
2024
Length
80 metres
Crew
33
Deluxe Staterooms
14
Panorama Suites℠
37

Explore Portugal's dazzling Douro River on Avalon's newest addition to our award-winning fleet of Suite Ships®. The Avalon AlegriaSM 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 SuitesSM 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!

Included Amenities

Included Amenities

Europe Suite Fleet
  • Europe Suite Fleet
  • Suites & Staterooms
  • Dining
  • Fitness & Wellness
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship 
  • Panoramic windows throughout the ship 
  • Elegant, contemporary design & decor 
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director 
  • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges 
  • Covered Observation Lounge 
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate and premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day 
  • Elevator 
  • Non-smoking interior and staterooms 
  • Open–Air Balconies and Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows in all Panorama SuitesSM 
  • Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness 
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens 
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe 
  • Full-size closet and mirror 
  • Additional under-bed luggage storage 
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with wide selection of free movie channels and English-speaking TV 
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary filtered water
  • Well-stocked mini bar 
  • USB Ports
  • Bathrobes & slippers 
  • Premium L'Occitane® bath products & hairdryer 
  • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door 
  • 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, lunch, and dinner 
  • 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 fiber, low cholesterol, high energy and allergy-free selections 
  • Panorama Lounge & Bar with premium spirits, cosy seating, panoramic windows & dance floor 
  • Welcome & farewell cocktails with sparkling wine & canapés 
  • 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 
  • Active shore excursions, both included and optional 
  • Fitness Center 
  • Avalon Adventure Center 
  • Your place for active gear* and activities through your Avalon Adventure HostSM, 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 AlegriaSM 

Staterooms and Suites

Deluxe Stateroom

At 172 square feet, our Deluxe Staterooms are still 20% larger than the industry standard and come with all the amenities of a standard Panorama Suite, including robes, slippers and a minibar – plus the quickest commute to the Panorama Dining Room! 

Indigo Deck (Category D, E)

Room Layout

Staterooms and Suites

Panorama Suite

At 200 square feet, Avalon’s Panorama Suites are 30% larger and 100% dreamier than the average industry stateroom, featuring a unique design that maximises space, magnifies the view, and enhances your river cruising experience.   

Sapphire, Royal Deck (Category A, B, P)

Deck Plan

Sky Deck Royal Deck Sapphire Deck Indigo Deck