When packing your polos and pashminas, there's no reason to leave your passions and pursuits behind. Your eye for impressionist brushstrokes - bring it along. Your appreciation for a well-crafted Pilsner - no need to leave it behind. Your insatiable appetite for the world's most fascinating chapters of history - you can pack that too. From food and wine to art, history, and music, our Special Interest Cruises unite you with your pastimes-and other like-minded enthusiasts - both on the ship and off.
Wine Appreciation River Cruises
Culinary River Cruises
Enter a food-lover’s paradise in northern France. At a special dinner, a local chef will dazzle you with regional specialties and food preparation tips. If you participate in our “Taste of Normandy” excursion, there’ll be cider and wine tastings, a visit to a distillery, and you’ll even come away with easy-tomake recipes. Bon Appétit!
Beer River Cruises
A visit to Europe is even better when it includes a discovery of their famous beers, and these special Avalon departures deliver just that! Activities may include onboard tastings, visits to historic breweries, and fascinating lectures on board about a range of topics including European beer-brewing techniques. Prost!
Music & Jazz River Cruises
Art & Impressionist River Cruises
History River Cruises
Jewish Heritage River Cruise
Christmastime River Cruises
Golf River Cruises
Garden & Nature River Cruises
If you are passionate about gardening, you cannot miss discovering the most beautiful gardens and parks in this region, famous throughout Europe for inspirational horticultural art!
Family River Cruises
Special Guest Cruises
Here's your chance to get up close and personal with your favourite celebrities. Past sailings have featured celebrated author Diana Gabaldon, singer-songwriter Jann Arden, and Scottish actor and author Graham McTavish.