At Avalon, we know that luxury is about being able to choose your own adventure. You’ve earned your time to breathe. The time and space to step out and see the world your way. Welcome to the relaxed luxury of river cruising.
With 13 years of innovation in River Cruising, backed by 90 years of experience in the travel industry, we’ll fuel your passions and show you a world less seen – both from the comfort of your Panoramic Suite℠, and outside of it.
Unpack once and indulge more in your own private suite aboard our river cruise fleet. Drink in the view of quaint towns and villages from the unique vantage point. Tempt your taste buds with decadent delicacies prepared by our renowned chefs. Choose your own adventure and create your own memories. Savour the freedom to do it all or to do just a little.
Our job is to bring you the world. Your job is to live it.
From Europe to South America and Asia, cruise in relaxed luxury with Avalon Waterways with choices as unique as you.
Glide away down the world’s most spectacular rivers, enjoying a unique vantage point from your own private oasis. Our floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows blur the line between where the world ends and your suite begins, allowing you to experience the world less seen from the comfort of your bed. This is experiential river cruising.
GFOB has an unwavering commitment to the safety of our guests. The COVID crisis has heightened the importance of this for travelers. While travelers clearly want to start exploring again, they also need to feel safe. Over the last few weeks much has been done to develop and communicate our new COVID health and safety protocols.
There is more in the works, but the following highlights our current plans.
Daily deep cleaning of coaches and staterooms
– Hand sanitation stations on coaches and ships
– Hotel and ship buffets replaced with served meals
– Electrostatic spraying systems on ships
– UV disinfection systems on ships
– Hourly cleaning of public areas on ships
– Disinfecting luggage and all goods brought on board ships
– Complete disinfection of staterooms and public area between cruises
We have recently been asked about the future of group touring in a COVID world. I believe we should be more confident than ever. Travel will be more difficult during this time, but we can make it easier. This is the #1 reason people take a tour…”it’s easy.” For 92 years, GFOB has been maneuvering around the hassles and providing benefits like skipping the lines at popular attractions to make travel easy (and now safe). We also know the hotels and venues with the right safety protocols. Plus with GFOB, travelers are not left to figure out all the local COVID guidelines and laws. There is also safety and peace of mind being with the same group of health screened, people. Compared that to a “hop on, hop off” tour for example. And, of course, all our brands and trips have a GFOB person there ready to help. I believe touring and river cruising with GFOB makes more sense than ever.
Learn what sets Avalon Waterways ships apart from the rest:
Designed from the ground up, with an attention to detail river cruising has never seen before. There’s nothing quite like river cruising no matter who you cruise with, but there are some pretty big differences between companies. Our one-of-a-kind Panorama Suite is proof of our innovation, our imagination and our desire to create a smarter use of space. And ultimately a better experience for our guests. To give you some perspective of how much better our rooms are, we’re comparing them to the average river cruise cabin.
At Avalon, we’ve designed our river cruises to offer you choices so you have the freedom to personalise your holiday. Choose where and when you’d like to dine, bed configuration, select soft or firm pillows, choose your preferred pace and type of sightseeing, plus you can pre-arrange additional optional excursions. Introducing Avalon CHOICE…
30% more space makes you feel 100% more comfortable. Over 80% of our staterooms in our Suite Ships® are 200-square foot Panorama Suites, 30% larger than the average stateroom. And at 172 square feet, our Deluxe Staterooms are still spacious, comfortable, and quiet (thank you, sound insulation!).
Avalon is committed to delivering local flavor – right down to the table. Using fresh and local ingredients, our chefs introduce you to regional delights as well as comfort you with Western favorites in a variety of tasteful settings. From breezy al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro to elegant four-course dinners in the glass-walled dining room, you can savor fresh fare and the perspectives you crave day and night.
At Avalon Waterways, we navigate with both elegance and ease to deliver a “just right” experience – one that transports you at just the right pace, with just the right amenities, and just the right views. Along the legendary waterways of Europe, we balance enriching activities, included excursions, mouthwatering cuisine, and unmatched service to offer the perfect degree of relaxed indulgence. We call this the Avalon difference.
Experience all that Avalon has to offer in exotic locations like Southeast Asia, China, the Galápagos Island, Egypt or the Peruvian Amazon. A journey on one of Asia’s great rivers, Mekong, or Irrawaddy, offers a tapestry of fascinating sights, colorful cultures, and ancient traditions. In South America you may embark down one of the world’s vastly unexplored regions, the mighty Amazon, or explore the home of some of the world’s most fascinating animal life in the Galápagos Island.
Each time you travel on a Globus family of brands vacation, you can earn up to a US$250 (per person) Welcome back Credit to use towards your next holiday*.
Repeat travellers will receive credit for their future holidays based on a tiered structure:
$2,499 or less – $100 credit
$2,500 to $3,499 – $150 credit
$3,500 to $4,499 – $200 credit
$4,500 and above – $250 credit
*Terms and Conditions apply. Welcome Back Credit cannot be redeemed for deep discounted promotions (FAM, F&F, TAD, VIP, BOGO, etc.) Charter tours, Cosmos Lite, Escapes by Globus, 2020 Oberammergau, Monograms City Getaways.
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